PRINTER BOY, CO

Printer Boy Group Campground is located near Turquoise Lake, in an area with plenty of recreational opportunities, including boating, fishing and hiking.The campground is situated within walking distance of the lakeshore in a forest of lodgepole pine and subalpine fir. The Mount...
Status: Open through Sun Sep 07 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Thunderstorms are common; take extra precautions for lightning safety
  • Be bear aware; keep all food out of sight in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from area after eating
  • This is a high elevation facility; please use caution when traveling from lower elevations
  • No RV hookups available
  • Click here for more information on Pike and San Isabel National Forests
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing organisms by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.
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GRP2 GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 35 40
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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GRP3 GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 35 Accessible 40
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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GRP4 GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 75 Accessible 40
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PRIN GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 75 40
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*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Printer Boy Group Campground is located near Turquoise Lake, in an area with plenty of recreational opportunities, including boating, fishing and hiking.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated within walking distance of the lakeshore in a forest of lodgepole pine and subalpine fir.

The Mount Massive Wilderness area, a 30,540 acre stretch of primitive land is nearby. Much of the wilderness is above timberline with many alpine plant communities and permanent snowfields.

Recreation:

Hikers enjoy the 1.2-mile Turquoise Lake Nature Trail. The gentle path meanders through the forest and down to the shoreline of Turquoise Lake where it connects with the 6.4-mile Turquoise Lake Trail. Trail guides are available at the Turquoise Lake Trail trailhead, located at the entrance to Molly Brown Campground.

On the lake, boating, sailing, canoeing and fishing are favorite activities. Anglers fish for stocked cutthroat, rainbow, brown and lake trout. A boat ramp is located nearby.

The campground offers a playground, ball fields, horseshoe pits and a volleyball court. Campers must bring their own sports equipment.

Facilities:

Printer Boy offers four group sites: 1 and 4 can accommodate up to 75 people; 2 and 3 can accommodate up to 35 people. Sites 3 and 4 are accessible.

Each site is equipped with picnic tables, a campfire circle and grill. A centrally-located cooking shelter is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided. A dump station is located just outside the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

The nearby town of Leadville, a historic gold and silver mining town, is worth visiting for its small town charm.

Venture to Independence Pass for a scenic drive with breathtaking views of the Rockies and surrounding alpine tundra habitat. At 12,095 feet, it is one of the highest paved mountain passes in the country and marks where the Top of the Rockies National Scenic and Historic Byway crosses the Continental Divide.

Booking Window
Mon Aug 04 2014 - Fri Jul 31 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 23 2014 Sun Sep 07 2014
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Sun Sep 06 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Baseball Fields
  • Campfire Circles
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Group Cooking Facilities
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Tables
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Volleyball Courts
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Lake Access
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 23 2014 -
Sep 07 2014
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $0.00
Peak Season
May 22 2015 -
Sep 06 2015
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $0.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.26944, -106.34667
39°16'10"N, 106°20'48"W

From Leadville, Colorado, drive west on County Road 4 and follow signs to the Turquoise Lake Recreation Area.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

PRINTER BOY
LEADVILLE RANGER DISTRICT
LEADVILLE  CO  80461

Phone Number:

Information:  (719)486-0749