South Fork, Colorado

Big Meadows Campground

South Fork, Colorado



South Fork, Colorado
Phone: (719) 657-3321

Sites: 53
Recent Rate: $18 8/2013

Latitude: 37.53806
Longitude: -106.7961

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

6 Reviews

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NT2013

Review Count: 95
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a really fun National Forest Service (NFS) campground. It has recently been refurbished and has sites to accommodate rigs up to 60 feet. At this time it does not take reservations but I had no problem finding a site on a Sunday afternoon in August. The campground was only a third filled. This campground has been closed for several years for dead tree removal and then for renovation. Like many other NFS parks in CO the record cold winter of 2013 destroyed its water pipes. Who knows when they will be repaired so bring your own water. This is a great place to overnight especially if you have Golden Age Pass. It is only 1 1/2 miles off Hwy 160 on a good wide road. There is no traffic noise. Some sites are shaded, but it is best to bring your own shade. Activities are fishing, boating and hiking. In August the campground was covered in wild flowers. Sites are very large. There are 3 loops. A loop is on the lake and is the most popular but also has the smallest sites and the least privacy. C loop is the farthest from the lake, but offers the largest sites and the most privacy. I loved this place and will be back with my trailer in 2014. We camped at Big Meadows Campground in a Tent.

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jannie5

Review Count: 205
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is still closed until the summer season of 2013. We camped at Big Meadows Campground in a Motorhome.

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jfrhodes

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a wonderful campground for boon docking. It is nestled in a grove of evergreen trees adjacent to the Big Meadows Reservoir, a beautiful stocked fishing lake. But, they are redoing the entire campground. That includes drilling a new water well. The site's water quality has always been a problem, and this year, campers had to go off-site to get water. Sadly, the the campground will be closed for the entire 2010 camping season while this makeover is in progress. You can still fish the reservoir and hike the area's trails. We camped at Big Meadows Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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GrammyandPapa

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed at Big Meadows Campground twice and both times we really had beautiful private sites. Very nice place for taking evening walks and enjoying nature. We travel with children and this is one of their favorite spots. We will definitely go again in the future. there is a lake for fishing. We didn't catch any fish, but the kids enjoyed it anyway. We camped at Big Meadows Campground in a Motorhome.

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jfrhodes

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Loved this place! We camped here three nights. There are no hookups, but the water faucets near the pit toitets can have hoses screwed onto them. This allows you to fill your water tanks before parking. The sites are heavily wooded and the camp elevation is over 9,000 feet. Sites include a picnic table and fire ring. Aspen firewood can be purchaesed from the camp manager. The sites are adjacent to Shaw Lake. It is pretty and stocked with rainbow trout. There are hiking/horse trails on both sides of the lake. We were only 3 miles from the highway and 7 miles from Southfork for shopping, restaurants and showers. Lots of wildlife. Fishing was great and we had a 10-point buck deer visit our site. This was boondocking at it's best! We camped at Big Meadows Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Motorhome Madness

Review Count: 7265
States Visited: 55
Helpful Reviews: 43

Overall Rating:      

Spectacular setting, very spacious, great hosts. Some sites are are nearer the lake (#1-8). The rating takes into consideration that it is a U.S. Forest Service campground (dry camping). A beautiful drive from South Fork (12 miles SW), right along the Rio Grande. Setting includes waterfalls, lakes, tons of trees. Park is open from May 15 through September 15th. We camped at Big Meadows Campground in a Motorhome.

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