The beautiful Spruce Grove campground is positioned beside large rock outcroppings on Tarryall Creek. Magnificent hiking trails to the Lost Creek Wilderness Area are just steps away from the Creek Bridge. Located just 14 miles outside Lake George, Colorado, the area's wild inhabitants include black bear, mule deer, elk, bighorn sheep and bobcats.
Spruce Grove offers nearly 30 reservable campsites. Parking aprons fit RVs up to 35 feet in length and a maximum of eight guests are allowed to stay. Drinking water from a hand pump, trash collection and accessible vault toilets are among the amenities at Spruce Grove. Each site comes with a picnic table and a campfire ring.
Reservations are available up to 5 days prior to arrival date. Sites not reserved 5 days before become available on a ‘first come - first serve’ (FF) bases.
Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
Check-out time is 12:00pm. Check-in time is 2:00pm
The campground is perched along Tarryall Creek at an elevation of 8,600 feet, near Bayou Salado Reservoir. Campsites have little to no shade but are surrounded by mature spruce, aspen and plenty of good looking boulders. The area sits at the base of South Tarryall Peak and just north is McCurdy Mountain with a peak of 12,173 feet.
Visitors enjoy the many great trails in the Lost Creek Wilderness, a 119,790-acre stretch of split boulders, rounded granite domes and knobs, rare granite arches, and forested scenic overlooks.
From the campground, hikers and horseback riders can traverse the Lizard Rock Trail, a 2.5-mile trail that passes Hankins Pass Trail and intersects with the Brookside-McCurdy Trail. Along the route are interesting rock formations that some say look like a lizard. The extensive Brookside-McCurdy Trail is a former pack trail in the Lost Creek Wilderness that can be backpacked in five to seven days. Anglers seek rainbow and brown trout in both the creek and nearby lake. Due to the limited parking within the campground, anglers and day hickers are asked to park outside of the campground. A recommended fishing spot is 11 miles away at the Tarryall Reservoir.
Individual Campsites: Cancellations up to 2 days before a reservation start date incur a $10.00 cancellation fee.
A visitor who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee including tax and applicable add-on for a campsite.
Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee.
A no-show visitor is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Staff will hold a campsite until check-out time on the day following the arrival date.
No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's rate, taxes and applicable add-on for a campsite.
Visitors may submit a refund request through their Recreation.gov profile within 7 days of the end date of their reservation. Refunds will not be issued after the 7 days has ended.
Refunds for debit or credit card payments will be issued as a credit to the original bank or credit card used to pay.
For check or cash purchases, Recreation.gov will mail a Treasury check for refunds of cash, check, or money order payments to the address associated with the reservation. Treasury check refunds may take up to 6-8 weeks to arrive.
In the event of an emergency closure, the Recreation.gov team or facility manager will refund all fees and will attempt to notify you using the contact information within the Recreation.gov visitor profile.
P.O. Box 74 Lake George CO 80827
From areas west of Lake George, Colorado, drive east on Highway 24 and turn left on CR 77 (Tarryall Road) just before Lake George. Continue on CR 77 about 15 miles to Spruce Grove Campground, located on the right. The campground sign and entrance sit back off CR 77. From areas east of Lake George, drive west on Hwy 24 through Lake George and turn right on CR 77 (first paved road). Drive about 15 miles to Spruce Grove Campground located on the right. The campground sign and entrance sit back off CR 77.