Standard (tent/RV)
Dispersed
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Fourmile Campground

Fourmile Campground is located 9 miles W of Fairplay on CR 18.  It offers a setting with a lot of trees which provide shade and some privacy between sites. Surfaces are compacted gravel. There are 14 campsites with a maximum trailer length of 22 feet; elevation is 10,760 feet; camping season begins in May and continues to early October with reduced service.   Camping fee is $17.00.  Facilities include toilets, tables, water, and fire rings. 

Campsites at the Fourmile Campground are first come, first serve.

Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Features
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Fourmile Campground is located in Colorado
Latitude
39.2086 N
Longitude
-106.0998 W
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Directions
From Fairplay, CO take Highway 285 South for one mile and turn right onto County Road 18.  Follow County Road 18 for approximately seven miles and the campground will be on your left.
4 Reviews of Fourmile Campground
Amazing Campground with Friendly Hosts

My husband and I were pleasantly surprised by how great this campsite was. The hosts were very friendly, clean bathrooms, easy to access trash, and breathtaking nature surrounding you. You can't go wrong! The dirt road to access these sites could use a repave so expect slow speeds to get there. There is also dispersed camping on both sides of the road prior to getting there. I feel that $17 a night is worth the bathroom, water, table, and trash that is included. Bring cash, payment is due within an hour of getting there. Enjoy! We really can't say enough about this place.

Great site for the less-equipped

This site was perfect for our small group that was concerned about having all the necessary gear for more austere camping. There was a grate attached to the fire pit for easy cooking. The vault toilets were clean and the dumpster was well-outfitted for bear prevention so was really just a plus. CELL SERVICE! Verizon and AT&T users will have pretty solid signal for texts/calls, occasionally enough for social media — T-mobile not so much. The road out is rocky, but 4WD/AWD will get you there (my Ford Explorer has no issues, saw a few lower clearance Subaru’s that seemed to be doing ok). A leisurely trail head right across the street (Limber Grove), but recommend heading a few miles further down the road past the site (road gets rockier) to the Mt Sherman trailhead. It’s a more doable 14er; a couple in our crew had never done one before and they thought it was a great one to start with.

Did dispersed camping down the road

Didn't actually stay at the campground, there are a lot of dispersed campsite in between Fourmile and Horseshoe. All sit along the creek running through, so nice sound of water. That of course meant the site came with plenty of mosquitos, so bring spray! There weren't any amenities, but there was already made fire pits. The dirt road in is fine for SUVs, small cars could probably make it fine if taken carefully. We did see a young moose on the way in! Only camped one night and hiked up to Wheeler Lake the next morning.

First to Review
Secluded

The dirt road to this campground is a little rough, but still accessible in passenger cars. I have a front wheel drive Honda Accord. Cold at night and windy during the day. Make sure to stop at the Horseshoe campground to get firewood from the campground hosts before continuing another mile to Four Mile Campground. Campsite includes fire pit, picnic bench, bathrooms, and water pumps. Keep driving up the road just a little way to reach the trailhead for Limber Grove Trail. It’s about 3 miles in and out and you will walk through a really beautiful grove of ancient trees. Too much snow on Mt. Sherman for us to be able to even attempt the mountain. June 2019.