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Silver Dollar

10 Reviews

About This Campground

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Overview

Silver Dollar Campground is situated near the eastern shore of Turquoise Lake in the shade of a lodgepole pine and subalpine fir forest. This family-friendly campground is a popular summer destination for boating, hiking and fishing.

Recreation

Hikers enjoy the 1.2-mile Turquoise…

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • AT&T
    Available
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Water Hookups
  • Max Length: 30 ft.

Reviews

10 Reviews of Silver Dollar

Ratings Breakdown

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  • 8
DThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2021

Close to Lake Turquoise

Good for smaller rv's and tents, one way road should go the opposite way. Restrooms very clean. Our site 14, we had 2 vehicles a tent and a 22ft trailer a We would stay here again.

Site14
Month of VisitSeptember
Hayley K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2021

Beautiful Campground set in tall trees and lakeside

This campground is offset from the lake a bit. It is large and there are two loops of campsites. 

The camp hosts are very active and are on top of the cleaning of the bathrooms and the sites. 

The sites are large and can fit smaller rv’s, all size of tents, and hammock camping. 

The…

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Ann M.
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2020

Beautiful but bring the bug spray

We were in site 36. Great campground but very close to a pond. We stayed in early July 2020 and while the weather was terrific, the mosquitoes were almost unbearable. Overall, the campground was very clean and due to Covid, the pit toilets were cleaned multiple times. There is plenty of shade and…

Location

Silver Dollar is located in Colorado

Directions

From Leadville, Colorado, drive west on County Road 4 and follow signs to the Turquoise Lake Recreation Area. Turn right on County Road 9C and follow to the campground entrance on the right.

Coordinates

39.26222259 N
106.35277797 W

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About This Campground

Overview

Silver Dollar Campground is situated near the eastern shore of Turquoise Lake in the shade of a lodgepole pine and subalpine fir forest. This family-friendly campground is a popular summer destination for boating, hiking and fishing.

Recreation

Hikers enjoy the 1.2-mile Turquoise Lake Nature Trail. The gentle path meanders through the forest and down to the shoreline of Turquoise Lake, and connects with the 6.4-mile Turquoise Lake Trail that parallels the shoreline from the Sugar Loaf Dam to May Queen Campground. Hikers can pick up a trail guide at the trailhead located near the entrance to Molly Brown Campground to learn about the flora and fauna along the path. On the lake, boating, sailing, canoeing and fishing are favorite activities. Anglers fish for stocked cutthroat, rainbow, brown and lake trout. Matchless Boat Ramp is located nearby.

Facilities

The campground offers single-family sites, each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided. Firewood is available for purchase from the Host. Parking spurs are gravel or dirt.

Natural Features

Campsites are nestled in the forest within walking distance of the scenic lakeshore at 10,000 feet in elevation. The Mount Massive Wilderness Area is nearby. The 30,540-acre expanse encompasses Mount Massive, Colorado's second highest peak at 14,421 feet. Much of the wilderness is above timberline with many alpine plant communities and permanent snowfields.

Nearby Attractions

Venture to Independence Pass for a scenic drive with breathtaking views of the Rockies and surrounding alpine tundra habitat. At 12,095 feet, it is one of the highest paved mountain passes in the country and marks where the Top of the Rockies National Scenic and Historic Byway crosses the Continental Divide.

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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