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Attention: There is no water available at the campground until further notice. Please bring your own water.
Please Advise: Campgrounds, picnic areas, group facilities and boat ramps around Turquoise Lake will have water system and electric service improvement work beginning early May 2013 for approximately 5 weeks (weather permitting). Visitors may see and hear construction equipment (Mon-Thurs only). Every effort will be made to minimize impact on our visitors.
MOLLY BROWN, CO
part ofPike-San Isabel National Forests; Comanche and Cimarron National Grasslands, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Mon Sep 02 2013 Season Dates
OverviewNamed after the "unsinkable" Molly Brown on the Titanic, Molly Brown Campground, on the eastern shore of Turquoise Lake, sits in a shaded lodgepole pine forest. The campground is ideal for enjoying the popular recreation lake and offers access to boating, fishing, hiking and water skiing.
The famous Molly Brown lived in the town of Leadville, just 5 miles east of the campground. She became wealthy from her husband's mining success and took on a life as a philanthropist, socialite and activist.
Campsites are perched along the scenic waters of the lake. Nearby is the Mount Massive Wilderness area, a 30,540 acre stretch of forest land which encompasses Colorado¿s second highest peak, Mount Massive at 14,421 feet. Much of the wilderness is above timberline with many alpine plant communities and permanent snowfields.
The 1.2-mile Turquoise Lake Nature Trail is a gentle loop trail through the forest and down to the shoreline of Turquoise Lake. This trail connects to the 6.4 mile Turquoise Lake Trail that parallels the shoreline from the dam to May Queen Campground. It is recommended that hikers pick up a trail guide prior to departure to learn about the flora and fauna along this trail.
The two-loop campground has private sites due to ample understory. Vault toilets are located throughout the campground and drinking water is available via a pressurized water system. Picnic tables and campfire rings with grates are at each campsite. Firewood is for sale at the host site.
The town of Leadville, a historic gold and silver mining town, is a fun place to explore with the family.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Leadville, Colorado, head west on County Road 4 and turn right on County Road 9. Follow signs to the Turquoise Lake Recreation Area.
Mailing Address:MOLLY BROWN
LEADVILLE RANGER DISTRICT
LEADVILLE CO 80461
Phone Number:Information: (719)486-0749