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Overview of Camp Dick Campground

Camp Dick Campground provides a rustic, off-the-grid camping experience situated in the beautiful Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests alongside Middle Saint Vrain Creek. It resides at an elevation of about 8,600 feet, offering a cool retreat in the summer months. This campground is named after Richard "Camp Dick" Tucker, a miner who settled in the area during the late 19th century.


Camp Dick Campground Middle Saint Vrain Creek Boulder County, Colorado, USA Near the town of Lyons in the Pawnee National Grassland area.

Access and Fees

Access: Access to the campground is typically via the Peak-to-Peak Scenic Byway, leading to Forest Road 114 (Middle Saint Vrain Road), which is a dirt road.

Fees: There is a per night fee for camping, which can vary by season and demand. Day-use fees may also apply for visitors not staying overnight. Fees are used for the maintenance and development of facilities.

Facilities and Amenities

Essential Amenities Available:

  • Drinking water
  • Vault toilets
  • Picnic tables
  • Fire grates
  • Tent pads

Note: This campground does not offer hookups for RVs, electrical service, or dump stations.


Recreation Opportunities:

  • Fishing: Middle Saint Vrain Creek is known for its trout fishing.
  • Hiking: Several trails are accessible from the campground or nearby, leading into the Indian Peaks Wilderness and other scenic areas.
  • Wildlife Viewing: The area is home to a variety of wildlife, including elk, deer, and a diverse bird population.
  • Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs): Portions of the Middle Saint Vrain Creek area allow for OHV use.

Campsite Information

Camp Dick offers several campsites suitable for tents and smaller RVs or trailers. Sites usually include a tent pad, fire grate, and picnic table. Sites may be available on a first-come, first-served basis or through reservation during peak season.

Booking and Availability

Reservations: Advanced reservations can be made for Camp Dick Campground through the Recreation.gov website or by calling their toll-free number.

Availability: The campground is typically open from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend, with the exact dates depending on weather and road conditions.

Rules and Regulations

Campground Rules:

  • Follow Leave No Trace principles.
  • Pets must be on a leash.
  • Quiet hours are usually in effect from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Observe fire restrictions, which may be in place due to dry conditions.

Safety Considerations

When staying at Camp Dick Campground, it is essential to be prepared for changing weather conditions and to be aware of wildlife in the area. High elevation can also pose challenges such as shortness of breath and rapid weather changes. Bring appropriate clothing, food, water, and first-aid supplies.

For the latest information on Camp Dick Campground, such as current conditions, fire bans, and detailed regulations, it is best to contact the local forest service ranger district or visit their website. This information ensures a safe and enjoyable camping experience.

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