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HAPPY MEADOWS, CO

part ofPSICC, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Thu May 14 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Happy Meadows Campground is situated along the South Platte River near the Eleven Mile Reservoir and Eleven Mile Canyon. Excellent fishing, tubing, and hiking await visitors.

Eleven Mile Canyon is rich in natural resources and historic significance. Originally called Granite Canyon, the towering gray walls rise 500 feet above the river.

Natural Features:

Campsites are a short walk to the lovely South Platte, a major tributary of the Platte River that runs through Colorado and Nebraska. As part of Pike Forest, Happy Meadows enjoys abundant and varied wildlife, seven peaks above 14,000 feet, called fourteeners, and miles of great trails.

Recreation:

World-class trout fishing is a major attraction on the South Platte. Visitors can also venture to Florissant Fossil Beds to view fossils and petrified redwoods. Eleven Mile Canyon and the Tarryall Valley offer scenic drives with impressive views.

Facilities:

Happy Meadows offers seven reservable RV campsites. Drinking water from a water pump and a vault toilet is available.

Nearby Attractions:

The town of Lake George is just 3 miles away, offering a general store and motel.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Picnic Area
  • River Access
  • Self Pay Station
  • Vault Toilets
  • Visitor Center
Within 10 Miles
  • Boating
Know Before You Go
  • Be bear aware; keep all food out of site 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 are available
  • No cell phone service; service can be found within a half mile
  • Limit 2 vehicles per site
  • No off-road vehicles allowed
  • For more information on Pike and San Isabel National Forests, click here
  • 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.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.03773, -105.6074
39°2'16"N, 105°36'27"W

From Denver and Colorado Springs, take I-25 to Highwy 24 west toward Woodland Park. At Lake George on US-24, turn north on County Road 77, also known as the Tarryall road. Travel about a mile and turn east on County Road 112. The campground will be on the right after about a mile.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

HAPPY MEADOWS
P.O. Box 324
Divide  CO  80814

Phone Number:

Information:  (719)748-3619
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