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

The beautiful Spruce Grove campground is positioned beside large rock outcroppings on Tarryall Creek. Magnificent hiking trails to the Lost Creek Wilderness Area are just steps away from the Creek Bridge. Located just 14 miles outside Lake George, Colorado, the area's wild inhabitants include black bear, mule deer, elk, bighorn sheep and bobcats.

Recreation

From the campground, hikers and horseback riders can traverse the Lizard Rock Trail, a 2.5-mile trail that passes Hankins Pass Trail and intersects with the Brookside-McCurdy Trail. Along the route are interesting rock formations that some say look like a lizard. The extensive Brookside-McCurdy Trail is a former pack trail in the Lost Creek Wilderness that can be backpacked in five to seven days. Anglers seek rainbow and brown trout in both the creek and nearby lake. Due to the limited parking within the campground, anglers and day hickers are asked to park outside of the campground. A recommended fishing spot is 11 miles away at the Tarryall Reservoir.

Facilities

Spruce Grove offers nearly 30 reservable campsites. Parking aprons fit RVs up to 35 feet in length and a maximum of eight guests are allowed to stay. Drinking water from a hand pump, trash collection and accessible vault toilets are among the amenities at Spruce Grove. Each site comes with a picnic table and a campfire ring.

Natural Features

The campground is perched along Tarryall Creek at an elevation of 8,600 feet, near Bayou Salado Reservoir. Campsites have little to no shade but are surrounded by mature spruce, aspen and plenty of good looking boulders. The area sits at the base of South Tarryall Peak and just north is McCurdy Mountain with a peak of 12,173 feet.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors enjoy the many great trails in the Lost Creek Wilderness, a 119,790-acre stretch of split boulders, rounded granite domes and knobs, rare granite arches, and forested scenic overlooks.

ADA Access: N

Sites
27
Price
$17.00
Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Features
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Spruce Grove Campground is located in Colorado
Latitude
39.1378 N
Longitude
-105.4617 W
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Directions
From areas west of Lake George, Colorado, drive east on Highway 24 and turn left on CR 77 (Tarryall Road) just before Lake George. Continue on CR 77 about 15 miles to Spruce Grove Campground, located on the right. The campground sign and entrance sit back off CR 77. From areas east of Lake George, drive west on Hwy 24 through Lake George and turn right on CR 77 (first paved road). Drive about 15 miles to Spruce Grove Campground located on the right. The campground sign and entrance sit back off CR 77.
6 Reviews of Spruce Grove Campground
Always Enjoyable. Lots to do.

My family has camped at this campground for a few years. It's one of our favorites. Surrounded by giant, boulder-filled hills the scenery is fantastic (as is scrambling up those hills). The sky at night is gorgeous and we recently enjoyed the Milky Way, Jupiter, and Saturn. It has hiking (Lizard Rock Trail) and Tarryall Creek to play or fish in. Lots to do around there! We've had a few mix ups/issues with reservations in the past but it all got worked out.

3 years running

I seriously want to give this place a bad review as to not attract more people to it but I just can’t. We have been coming here for 3 years and we just love it. We personally are fans of the short hike in sites but even the drive in sites have quick, easy access to the creek and have a great view of the surrounding rocks and mountains. The bathrooms (vault toilets) are kept very clean and the host is friendly. It’s hard to complain about this place.

Small riverside campground with spots for both RVs and short hike-in tent c

Great river runs right through the middle! Good for fishing and tubing. Fills up very quickly on the weekends-reservations are necessary almost a year in advance. The hike-in camping across the river is perfect-away from the noise, but close enough to realistically ‘car-camp’ it. There is the world’s best spot between amazing rock formations, but you’ll have to visit and find it yourself!

Amazing Campground!

This campground is one of our favorites! Such great views and trails are abundant! And if you happen to be in a tent during a thunderstorm, the echos off the cliffs are wow worthy! There is a lot to see all along Terryall road (I’m sure it has another name, but I can’t remember it) and if you stay on it all the way till Jefferson…The view is like Whoa!

Nearby creek, trails to explore, beautiful scenery

This campsite is great for groups that want to adventure or just chill at camp. The nearby creek is great for swimming/wading for chillers, and there's plenty of trails to explore for adventurers. There's some breathtaking views from the campsite itself, and even more on the trails. The only reason it gets 4 stars from me is how crowded it can get - of course that depends on the day, but generally it's busier than I like. If you take Hankins Pass Trail, don't miss the summit - it's off the trail!

First to Review
Spruce Grove Campground in the Lost Park Wilderness

Spruce Grove Campground is a beautiful location approximately 2 hours Southwest of Denver. Surrounded by rock outcroppings, the main campground loop has lovely shaded sites around most of its border. Interior loop sites have little or no shade. The walk-in sites across the foot bridge are wonderful and set among the rocks. Sites are well maintained by a friendly camp host who has served the location for many years. The gorgeous Tarryall Creek runs along the Eastern edge and past the walk-in sites. All ages enjoy tubing on the creek for a 1/4 mile stretch. There are calm, protected shallows along the creek for supervised play as well. The outcropping that surround the campground are fun to climb, and trails lead directly from the campground. There are many birds and other wildlife in the area for observation. I've heard mixed reviews on the fishing, most likely because the river play keeps the fish from biting.

The campground has vault toilets (very well maintained) and a potable water pump. Firewood is available for sale. Please follow Park County burn restrictions and enjoy your visit!

Note: this campground seldom has sites available without reservation. I recommend making reservations several months in advance on www.recreation.gov