Marshall Park Campground is situated in an open meadow on the Rio Grande River with views of Bristol Head Peak and the La Garita Mountains. Campers enjoy trout fishing, boating and the area's diverse wildlife. It also makes for a great base camp for hunters in the area.
Anglers will find an abundance of rainbow trout in the Rio Grande, which is considered a trophy river. The river also welcomes wading and exploration. Off-road vehicle trails are nearby as well.
Amenities include picnic tables and campfire rings. An accessible vault toilet with a night light is provided. Firewood may be purchased from the host. Campfire programs are presented periodically throughout the summer.
No drinking water is available. Campers must bring their own supply.
The campground is located about 7 miles southwest of Creed, Colorado at an elevation of 8,800 feet. Campsites are open with few trees. The sun hits the campground in the late morning, after cool early morning temperatures.
Rio Grande National Forest spans 1.86 million acres in south-central Colorado. The Continental Divide runs for 236 miles along most of the forest's western border, presenting a myriad of ecosystems from alpine desert to rugged wilderness.
Head east of Creed for off-road vehicle trails like the Lost Trail #821 that runs for 11 miles and offers wonderful views of the surrounding mountains.
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We and our camping partners snagged the last two reservable sites available on short notice at this quiet, no frills campground and loved the stay. Level campsites with tables and fire pits. We were located right across from the vaulted toilets which were clean, sanitary and odorless. The campground is adjacent to the Rio Grand River and several campsites back right up to the river. We enjoyed our short stay there and as a bonus, Creede, just up the road about 6 miles has a dump station with potable water for a donation fee! The dump station is located about 1/4 mile from the visitors center, same side of road, going back towards the campground down a gravel road about 400 yards. Next time I’m going fishing!
Marshall park campground is a nice out of the way place to stay. It is dry camping. It is next to the Rio Grande River which makes for some beautiful sounds. there are outhouse which are kept very clean. there is a host and are very nice and have some fire wood for sale. This campground is out of Creede about 5 miles.