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About Gold Park Campground

**Bear activity has been increasing.  For this reason a food storage order is in effect at all developed campgrounds on the Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District, and the Piney Guard Station, Tigiwon Lodge, Mount of the Holy Cross Overlook, Homestake Road FSR 703, and Nolan Creek Road. This order requires all food and refuse to be stored in hard-sided vehicles, approved bear-resistant containers, or supended at least 10 feet clear of the ground at all points and four feet horizontally from any supporting tree or pole. This order has been issued to provide for public safety and wildlife conservation. Hopefully it will reduce wildlife habituation problems. 

The Gold Park campground is located along Homestake Creek in the Homestake Valley in a forested setting. There are 12 camp sites available. 

Holy Cross Wilderness is nearby; all wilderness regulations must be observed when traveling in the wilderness (foot and horse travel only). There are several trailheads into the wilderness within driving distance of the campground and the Homestake Reservoir is about 3 miles further west on Homestake Road.

There is a printable Recreation Quicksheet for this campground which is complete with directions, details, and other information about this campground.

Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Features
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Gold Park Campground is located in Colorado
Latitude
39.4047 N
Longitude
-106.4353 W
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Directions
(Travel west on I-70 to Exit 171 for Minturn, Leadville, and Hwy 24.) From the Minturn, CO exit on I-70 travel southeast on Highway 24 for about 13 miles to Homestake Road, Forest Service Road 703. Take a right onto this good dirt road and continue 7 miles to the Gold Park Campground on the left.
6 Reviews of Gold Park Campground
Excellent campgrounds on the river

Outstanding camping experience. Small campground on the river with plenty of trees for relaxing in nature. The grounds were clean and organized and the camp host, Doug, was exceptional. Highly recommended.

Stay here and you'll be ~1 mile from the start of the Missouri Lakes hike. One of CO's best.

Pretty good

This is a decent campground. It is next a big creek and has some good 4x4 trails near it. I thought some of the sites were a little close to each other. There are trees between the sites, but you can see right through them. The sites on the creek side were better, but unfortunately they were all taken when I arrived. It has all the basic amenities - picnic table, fire ring, bathrooms. There are dispersed sites along Homestake Rd (703) as well, which is the road you take to the campground. Past the campground there’s the Missouri Lakes Trailhead for hiking. There’s also a whole network of 4x4 trails which have excellent views and a ghost town called Holy Cross City. It’s really just one building, but still interesting. I recommend bringing a map if you go off roading on the trails because we totally got lost.

Tons of exploring nearby

Gold Park is a great place to stay if you want trails and high alpine lakes at your fingertips. We stayed here so we could hike Fancy Lake and the Missouri Lakes, both of which are less than 5 miles away. Gorgeous high alpine lakes. The campsite has pit toilets and a great host. We really enjoyed our 3 day stay! Be sure to take advantage of the stunning hikes nearby. An easy drive from Vail or Leadville.

Awesome campground

Perfect place to find privacy. This place was a ways down a dirt road but like the other review said there were plenty of spots for dispersed camping along the road for a back up plan but for my 8 year old a toilet and a campfire was a must. The camp host is super nice and keeps a great campsite. The pit toilet was clean and did not smell. My 8 year old actually said it was the best one she saw all week and for a newbie camper on her first trip that says a lot! We loved this site because we were able to hike along the creek and sit on the boulders and watch the fly fisherman and then hike up the hill on the other side of this campsite. Lots to explore to keep the kids busy.

Stargazing

Stayed at a pony site for extra privacy ;) Beautiful views, stars and wildlife.

First to Review
Awesome scenery

We stayed at this campsite two nights and I enjoyed it more the longer I was there. The drive in was long but beautiful. It does not take reservations, but there were some free sites on the road in if you needed a back up option.

The host is super nice and is proud of the campground he has been taking care of for 5 years. The sites are spacious and although there are trees between, there is not a lot of privacy. It is a small campground with 12 sites, so that didn't bother us. There is a creek on one side and a small hill on the other for the kids to hike around. Bathrooms are clean, but did smell a little since it's so far out they probably don't get emptied as often. And there is no cell service, do you can truly get away!. Just up the road is a reservoir to check out.

Gear review: Carin subscription box. My family has been subscribing to this for almost a year and we're excited to win a gift certificate!! We receive fun outdoor gear that we typically wouldn't have on our list, for a great value. They have two options, monthly 25$ boxes and a $199 obsidian box for larger items. We received a therm-a-rest slacker hammock in an obsidian box which is perfect to take to this site with all the trees - or any site! It packs flat and is light enough to take backpacking, about a pound and a half for our double sized hammock. The Obsidian boxes are quaterly and the next one comes out in September - we can't wait! It is like Christmas for us!