we stayed at peak one for a work camping trip. reserved multiple sites close to each other. The trees are still very small in some parts of the campground, so there is not much shade. clean flushable toilets
Just a few miles off I-70, in Frisco, CO, is the location of Peak One Campground. This is a very clean campground, and the only one around Lake Dillon with flush toilets and sinks. Frisco shopping and restaurants are only 10 minutes away and Summit Medical Center is 5 minutes. Even with the town being so close, when in the Campground it feels like being miles from everything. This campground is part of the White River National Forest and is run by CLM with two camp host couples living in the campground. There is walk up access to Lake Dillon for kayaks and paddle boards, and a few campsites have direct access to the lake. This is a very busy campground so it is best to reserve a spot on-line. Walk up sites are rare, especially on weekends.
This campground is located in the town of Frisco, CO, but feels like being in the wilderness. Shopping and restaurants are 10 minutes from the Campground. Very clean campground. This is the only campground around Lake Dillon with flush toilets and sinks. There is walk up access to the lake for kayaks and paddle boards. A few camp sites have direct access to the lake. This campground is part of the White River National Forest and is managed by CLM with 2 camp host couples on site who are very helpful. Make reservations in advance, especially for weekends, because it fills up quickly.
Peak One has all the amenities you need - water, (really) nice bathrooms with running water, and a fire pit with a picnic table. A simple campground that would be great for kids, Peak One is safe, comfortable, and a great family spot.
I, like most folks we spoke with after our experience, were not aware that you could book a site 3 months in advance and then have it be given to someone else who comes in earlier than you. We booked well in advance to be set up for the @townoffrisco triathlon we were racing Saturday and spend a few days in town. We called on Thursday to say we would not make it until Friday, then to our surprise we rolled in Friday to a large class A in our reserved site. It seems because of the high demand for camp spots the hosts not only have zero empathy but almost seem to relish in immediately taking defense with an elitist flair to their position of power, no matter how kind and understanding you are. Power does corrupt… It's unfortunate that people do not matter - after giving away our site to trolls who despite the full campground sign came in to scavenge a site, the hosts sent us on a wild goose chase to another campground on the other side of the lake to meet a "Bob," who would put us in overflow for the night. Well Bob was a no show, so our 29' RV full of hungry kids and stressed parent racers drove around that campground only to drive back to Frisco and end up in a parking lot at 10:30pm wondering if we would be kicked out at some point in the night. Needless to say, one of us raced the other did not sleep well in the parking lot and had to forfeit. Both camp hosts we dealt with did not care, nor have the tools to find us an alternative. They could have gotten creative and found a spot somewhere onsite but rather harshly passed the buck and left us searching hours for a place to sleep with no where to go. Read the fine print, and remember, they can do what they want without recourse. We never yelled or were belligerent despite our frustration and utter disbelief, maybe we should have. All we could think of was these site stealing folks paid them extra for our spot, hosts made double the money on that one. At the Marina, we heard tales of the horrible Peak One hosts, really sad Frisco.
Close to town with spectacular views. Only complaint would be that it was not very private due to very small trees. This will be fixed in a couple years after the trees have had some time to grow.
If you are looking for a place to stay with your trailer where you can bike, fish, be close to town, hiking etc, this place is great. I took off one star due to access of large trailers with noisy generators. This is a great spot if you plan to stay for a while and need easy access to everything. Not the best spot if you are trying to be one with nature. Clean bathrooms, great parking and fire pits. Reservable and first come first serve spots. Right on the bike path.
We were on our way from Denver to LA and decided to stop here because Frisco was so so so beautiful! It reminded us of Switzerland. We camped here and enjoyed the quiet surroundings. The campsites are wide spread out, spacious, and huge. It's ideal for mountain biking and water leisures. We saw a lot of sailboats and paddle boards. The night sky was stellar! It was only five minutes drive away from walmart, whole foods, starbucks, natural grocers, and lots of gas stations.
This was an unplanned visit, and a surprisingly good one. One of the quietest and cleanest campgrounds I've been to. As someone who prefers wild camping, it was definitely not that, but was one of the more positive campground experiences I've had. There are many sites with views of Lake Dillon, and easy access to the water from all sites. Highway noise was minimal, and though Frisco can be seen from the grounds, there is little light pollution to interfere with star gazing.