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About Cow Creek Campground
Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Features
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Alcohol Allowed
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Reservable
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Cow Creek Campground is located in White River National Forest in Colorado
Latitude
39.8792 N
Longitude
-106.2892 W
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2 Reviews of Cow Creek Campground
Fun place

Fun place to camp. Pretty windy and was advised the wind can get up to 70mph. Otherwise we had a blast. They had plots, a table, hooks to hang things, fire pits, and were starting to put bear lockers in, and toilets at each group of plots. The store in Heeney is expensive but the lady who owns it was very nice.

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Basic spot, Amazing Views

If you're just car camping, you should be fine here without reservations during the week, but on Fri and Saturday nights - totally different story. This campground is accessed via a small road turn off of HWY 9 between Silverthorne and Steamboat on a nice strip of highway. The main campers here are those coming or going from those two fun mountain towns looking for a nice place to split up the drive. Your sites look out onto the Green Mountain Resevoir/Blue River.
There are 2 sites for campers: A north and south entrance. The North entrance/campgrounds has more plots which would be better for those camping with larger RVs and campers. The South entrance has smaller plots and less of them. In general, you get what you pay for here: $13/night and with that is your standard toilet, no showers or hook ups.

It's a very pretty spot, but since you're right on the shoreline of a valley, your views will be complemented with heavy winds. What was pretty neat was we saw a sailboat docked by one site, so someone actually knew ahead of time and planned a fun activity.

Fires are allowed (watch for bans) and pits were at most sites (from what I could tell). Plots are small, and there's little privacy between each plot. Essentially it felt like the campgrounds was trying to maximize the plots available and I don't think that was a financial decision - there's a lot of commuters looking for camping in this area and the park is trying their best to accommodate. I do stress reservations on weekends - we saw so many people leaving since sites were occupied on a Friday by 4pm.