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PEAK ONE, CO

part ofWhite River National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: PEAK ONE
Status: Open through Sat Sep 06 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Peak One Campground is located on the Dillon Reservoir near the town of Frisco, offering an abundance of recreational activities. The reservoir is encircled by Swan Mountain and the dramatic Gore and Tenmile Ranges. This campground is an ideal setting for guests seeking recreation and relaxation.

Due to the pine beetle infestation and removal of hazard trees, there is little or no shade in the campground.

Natural Features:

In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the 2.3 million acre White River National Forest is a place of serenity and adventure, boasting 8 wilderness areas, 4 defined seasons, and 10 peaks surpassing 14,000 feet in elevation.

Described as being more vertical than horizontal, nearby Eagles Nest Wilderness Area, designated in 1976, is a playground of craggy cliffs, sheer rock faces, alpine lakes, and deep, forested valleys. Visitors will find foot travel across this pristine area challenging and often strenuous, but will be rewarded with spectacular scenery.

Wildlife in the area abounds. Bighorn sheep navigate rocky ridges and bull elk bugle at dusk. Scenic rivers sustain populations of cutthroat, rainbow, and brown trout. Alpine regions provide habitat for pika and ptarmigan. These species, along with many others, depend on surrounding undeveloped wilderness, clean streams, and diverse forests to live.

Recreation:

Dillon Reservoir, often referred to as Lake Dillon, is the greatest draw to this campground. At 3,233 acres, and with 26.8 miles of shoreline, it is an ideal spot for fishing, boating, and sailing.

Anglers will find that the reservoir supports a healthy population of rainbow and brown trout, with an occasional cutthroat trout finding its way into the lake from feeder streams.

Opportunities for hiking and biking in the area abound, including more than 7 paved miles of the 50-mile Summit County trail system.

The Old Dillon Reservoir trail is a favorite. This short, easy trail has spectacular views of the Tenmile Range and the Continental Divide. The Old Dillon Reservoir was built in the 1930s to supply water to the original town of Dillon, which is now covered by the new Dillon Reservoir.

Facilities:

Peak One Campground has 80 sites able to accommodate tents, trailers, and RVs.

The campground is equipped with picnic tables, campfire rings, flush toilets, and drinking water. Electrical hook-ups are not available.

Firewood is for sale from hosts at the campground.

Boat ramp access is available in the marinas located in the nearby towns of Frisco and Dillon.

Nearby Attractions:

Arapahoe Basin, Keystone, Breckenridge, and Copper Mountain ski resorts are all located within 10 miles of Dillon Reservoir. These resorts stay open year round.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Sailing
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Water
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Ramp
  • Grocery Store
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
Know Before You Go
  • This facility is operated by White River Recreation, a division of California Land Management and your comments are appreciated; comment forms are available from campground hosts or on CLM's website.
  • Filling RV tanks with water prohibited
  • Body contact with reservoir prohibited; no swimming, water skiing, jetskiing, or scuba diving in the reservoir
  • Several campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Passport holders must present Golden Age/Access Passport on-site or they will be required to pay the full fee
  • Prevent the spread of invasive species by inspecting and cleaning packs, equipment, and tires before using lake or trails
  • In accordance with standard industry practices, there will be a $5 additional vehicle fee per day on the second vehicle in each single family campsite, and on the third and fourth vehicles in any double family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered as one vehicle for determining additional vehicle fees. The third and fourth motorcycle would also be considered as one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles.
  • Click here for more information about White River National Forest
  • Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather closures contact Dillion Ranger District 970-468-5400.
    • 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):
    39.58472, -106.06944
    39°35'5"N, 106°4'10"W

    From I-70, take Frisco exit 203. Travel south on Highway 9 to Peninsula Recreation Area. Follow road approximately 2 miles to Peak One Campground. Please note that the new entrance to the campground is one-eighth mile south of the Frisco Peninsula Area.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    PEAK ONE
    WHITE RIVER
      CO 

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (970)927-0107
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