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SHEPHERDS RIM CAMPGROUND, CO

part ofWhite River National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Thu Jun 18 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Surrounded by mountains and nestled near the wilderness, the Shepherds Rim Campground at Trappers Lake has 15 scenic campsites. Located at 9,720 feet in elevation, visitors can locate this campground on the right side of the road as you travel south from the Trappers Lake Outlet area.

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 eight wilderness areas, four defined seasons, and 10 peaks surpassing 14,000 feet in elevation.
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:

Trappers Lake is known as the Cradle of Wilderness. At approximately 302 surface acres, the lake contains a strain of native cutthroat trout and the Colorado Parks and Wildlife operates a spawn collection station at the Cabin Creek inlet during May and June.
Trappers Lake lies completely within the Flat Tops Wilderness; motorized boats and wheeled carts for boat transport are prohibited.

Facilities:

Shepherds Rim Campground has 15 standard sites suitable for tents, trailers, and RVs. There is a maximum length of 35 feet for RVs. The sites are equipped with picnic tables and campfire rings. Guests also have access to vault toilets and drinking water, but electrical hook-ups are not available.

Nearby Attractions:

There is an RV dump station within the Trappers Lake complex.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Educational Programs
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Lake Access
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.
  • Several campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Prevent the spread of invasive species by inspecting and cleaning packs, equipment, and tires before using lake or trails. Certified weed-free hay is required for any livestock.
  • In accordance with standard industry practices, there will be a $5 additional vehicle fee 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 1 vehicle for determining additional vehicle fees. The third and fourth motorcycle would also be considered as 1 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 Blanco Ranger District, (970) 878-4039.
    • 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):
    39.99472, -107.24278
    39°59'41"N, 107°14'34"W

    From Meeker, take Colorado Highway 13 east for 1 mile, then turn right on Rio Blanco County Road 8 and follow this for 39 miles to Trappers Lake Road #205. Turn south on Trappers Lake Road #205, and continue for 10 miles just past the Outlet Trailhead. The Shepherds Rim Campground is on the right.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    SHEPHERDS RIM CAMPGROUND
    NORTH FORK CAMPGROUND,COUNTY RD 8
    MEEKER  CO  81641

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (970)927-0107
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