Camp Dick is the site of a Civilian Conservation Corps camp that was established in the 1930s. It is located just off the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, on the Middle Saint Vrain Creek.
The Middle Saint Vrain Creek is a good fly-fishing stream where anglers cast for rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout.
Many trails in the vicinity are open to hiking and biking, including Sourdough and Buchanan Pass trails. The Indian Peaks Wilderness boundary is four miles from the west end of the campground.
Mountain biking is allowed on the first five miles of Buchanan Pass Trail. Bikers can ride a loop from Peaceful Valley or Camp Dick, via Buchanan Pass Trail and Middle Saint Vrain Road, or Coney Cutoff and Coney Creek Roads and Sourdough Trail.
The Middle Saint Vrain and Bunce School roads are popular among off-road vehicle enthusiasts.
Guided horseback riding is available at Peaceful Valley Lodge, which is just over a mile away.
Campsites will accommodate tents and RVs. Sites includes picnic tables and campfire ring with grill. Water spigots, vault toilets, and trash services are provided at the campground. Firewood may be purchased during the peak season. There are no electrical hook-ups, dump stations, or showers. Tents must remain on tent pads.
The campground is situated on the banks of the Middle Saint Vrain Creek in a glacial valley surrounded by mixed conifer and aspen forests and an open meadow.
The town of Allenspark is less than 10 miles north of the campground, and has a restaurant and a grocery store.
Rocky Mountain National Park's main entrance is 25 miles north of the campground, in Estes Park. With lush valleys and craggy peaks reaching elevations higher than 14,000 feet, visitors are provided opportunities for countless breathtaking experiences and adventures. Scenic driving, hiking, backpacking, fishing, horseback riding and wildlife viewing are popular activities available within the park.
Estes Park is a full-service community. Dining, shopping, rafting, fly fishing, horseback riding and golfing opportunities are available there. Lake Estes offers boating, sailboarding and fishing.
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We love this CG, it is right on the St Vrain Creek, away from it all and has lots of nature. The Campground is not large and completely different from the Peaceful Valley CG just down the road. Peaceful Valley has no trees and very close spots, Camp Dick has wooded (most) and spots are nicely spaced apart. Each site has a picnic table, firepit and bear box. Vault toilets, water spigots and trash are equally dispersed. We saw moose and deer everyday walking through the CG also off the South loop is a great trail that takes you high above the CG and to Beaver Reservoir. This CG is very popular and hard to reserve so book early… On the other end of the CG is a 4x4 trail which adds to its popularity.
I car camped here on a cold rainy day. It was a fairly large campground with well spaced sites. Right by the entrance, there’s a loop and the sites inside the loop have no trees. Those sites aren’t very good, but there are better sites on the outside of the loop that have trees and some are along the creek. If you follow the road up the hill on the left there are a few more sites in thicker forest. I thought this campground was better than Peaceful Valley, which you drive past on your way up. The sites had the basics - fire pit, table, tent pads. There’s also multiple restrooms, drinking water, and paved road. The Middle St. Vrain trailhead starts on the west side of the campground. From there you can take the Buchanan Trail into the Indian Peaks Wilderness to access a large network of trails that can take you all the way over the divide. There’s also 4x4 trails from this trailhead too. I was here during off season, so it wasn’t too crowded but I can imagine this campground and trailhead are heavily used in summer.
Camp Dick is is a nice campground surrounded by trails, and only a short drive from Boulder. The camp sites are not very private and it gets pretty crowded on the weekends. The staff were very nice.
it was awesome! the dogs loved the creek.it was quiet and beautiful.we stayed at site #41 rite by the entrance after you cross the bridge.not a lot of shade so our coleman canopy came in handy.also it helped to keep the bugs out.the creek made beautiful sounds for the whole stay.we had a great time just relaxing.
Amazing location. In a wooded setting with pines and aspens and located near a river, there are hiking and biking trails abound. We also experienced nature at its finest when the Moose walked through our campsite on their evening trek.
Friendly and knowledgeable hosts, beautiful Colorado landscapes and lakes nearby.
I was here for a weekend to do some fishing, biking, and exploring, as there's a trailhead right off the campground to explore the Sourdough and Buchanan Pass trails. I grabbed my fly fishing pole and headed in with the bike and hung out on St Vrain Creek trying to catch fish for most of the afternoon.
You have to pass through Peaceful Valley Campground on your way in, and there is a road to do some 4WD offroading on if you need more options besides what is available from the parking lot here at this camp.
There were a few bathrooms on site, and there's drinking water access. All sites come with your typical fire pit and picnic table, with a few also having a BBQ grill area. There are about 40 sites, some can accommodate RVs, but they don't offer any of the hookups. There is a dump area for garbage. Sites are reservable.
Camp Dick is a great trailhead for a large number of hikes including St Vrain glacier, Sawtooth Mountain, Red Deer Lake and numerous 4x4 trails. The campground itself tends to have plenty of space between sites, and very minimal amenities. The host occasionally has firewood, and that's about it. That said, it's very scenic and still tucked out of the wind and weather.