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Status: Closed through Thu Jun 25 2015   Season Dates


Seedhouse Campground, located 25 miles north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, is a gateway to the Mt. Zirkel Wilderness along the Elk River Corridor with plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, horseback riding, camping, fishing, river rafting and more.

Natural Features:

At an elevation of 8,000 feet, Seedhouse lies in the Rocky Mountains in the heart of the Routt National Forest near the Middle Fork of the Elk River, which visitors can hear from the campground.

The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland encompass nearly three million acres from central and northeastern Wyoming to north-central Colorado.

Black bear, bobcat, coyote, elk, mule deer and moose are just some of the many animals that inhabit these rich and diverse lands.


Seedhouse is located near Mount Zirkel Wilderness and provides a great gateway for hiking and biking. Trout fishing is accessible on the river as well as several mountain streams.

Campers can access the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail via a connector trail nearby.


There are 24 campsites, 15 of which may be reserved. Remaining sites are first-come, first-served. Each site is spacious and equipped with a campfire ring and picnic table. There are two hand pump water systems throughout the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

Visitors might also enjoy stopping by Steamboat Lake State Park, only a short drive away.

Many more outdoor opportunities exist in the surrounding national forests and grasslands, including hiking, biking, camping, horseback and off-road vehicle riding, fishing, hunting, sightseeing and winter sports.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Trails
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Host
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • RV Parking
  • River Access
  • Rock Climbing
  • Tent sites
  • Trailhead Parking
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Due to removal of larger trees, some campsites are without shade and the ground is uneven; sites most affected are 6, 11 and 13
  • This facility is opened as weather allows; call 970-870-2299 for updated information on current conditions
  • This is a high elevation facility; please use caution when traveling from lower elevations
  • 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
  • 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):
40.77238, -106.77147
40°46'21"N, 106°46'17"W

From downtown Steamboat Springs, Colorado, take U.S. Highway 40 west and turn right on Routt County Road 129, locally known as Elk River Road. Continue north 17 miles, cross the Elk River just beyond the Clark Store, and turn right along the river on RCR 64, which becomes Forest Road 400/Seedhouse Road. Continue for 9 miles. Seedhouse Campground is on the right, just after the bridge over the North Fork of the Elk River.

Contact Information:

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Phone Number:

Information:  (970)870-2299
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