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Molly Brown Campground

6 Reviews

About This Campground

Named after the "unsinkable" Molly Brown on the Titanic, Molly Brown Campground, on the eastern shore of Turquoise Lake, sits in a shaded lodgepole pine forest. The campground is ideal for enjoying the popular recreation lake and offers access to boating, fishing, hiking and water skiing.

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Site Types

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

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Max Length: 40 ft.

Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Boat In
    Boat to your campsite

Reviews

6 Reviews of Molly Brown Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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Katie H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2020

Beautiful wooded campground clean facilities

This campsite is listed twice on the dyrt but thats ok! A short drive to leadville and a short walk to turquoise lake, great location in a wooded pine forest. Lots of locations. Some are marked off to maintain social distancing. Clean restrooms and water is available

L
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2020

Clean!

One of the cleanest, hosted CG's I have stayed at. Close to Turquoise lake... There are sites almost on the beach but you gotta reserve early. Lovely nature trail nearby. Forest service is clearing and thinning trees to reduce wildfires so there are piles of slash.

Location

Molly Brown Campground is located in Colorado

Directions

From Leadville, Colorado, head west on County Road 4 and turn right on County Road 9C. Follow signs to Molly Brown Campground on the right.

Coordinates

39.2663883 N
106.34972218 W

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About This Campground

Named after the "unsinkable" Molly Brown on the Titanic, Molly Brown Campground, on the eastern shore of Turquoise Lake, sits in a shaded lodgepole pine forest. The campground is ideal for enjoying the popular recreation lake and offers access to boating, fishing, hiking and water skiing.

The famous Molly Brown lived in the town of Leadville, just 5 miles east of the campground. She became wealthy from her husband's mining success and took on a life as a philanthropist, socialite and activist.

Recreation

The 1.2-mile Turquoise Lake Nature Trail is a gentle loop trail through the forest and down to the shoreline of Turquoise Lake. This trail connects to the 6.4 mile Turquoise Lake Trail that parallels the shoreline from the dam to May Queen Campground. It is recommended that hikers pick up a trail guide prior to departure to learn about the flora and fauna along this trail. On the lake, sailing, boating and canoeing are always enjoyed. Anglers seek out mostly mackinaw and rainbow trout.

Facilities

The two-loop campground has private sites due to ample understory. Vault toilets are located throughout the campground and drinking water is available via a pressurized water system. Picnic tables and campfire rings with grates are at each campsite. Firewood is for sale at the host site.

Natural Features

Campsites are perched along the scenic waters of the lake. Nearby is the Mount Massive Wilderness area, a 30,540 acre stretch of forest land which encompasses Colorado's second highest peak, Mount Massive at 14,421 feet. Much of the wilderness is above timberline with many alpine plant communities and permanent snowfields.

Nearby Attractions

The town of Leadville, a historic gold and silver mining town, is a fun place to explore with the family.

Drive on the Top of the Rockies Scenic Byway to Independence Pass, one of the highest paved passes in Colorado. Continue over the pass to the town of Aspen, a well-known ski resort town.

ADA Access: N

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