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We camped here one night at the end of September while on a road trip and it was one of my favorite places we found. The road to get in is bumpy and fun and not too long-the campground is in a valley with a gorgeous creek. We didn’t see the camp host but you can tell they take care of the facilities. Vault toilets were as immaculate as a vault toilet can be and the campsites were litter free. There is no fee but there’s a request for a donation of $10. We only had a $20 and felt compelled to leave it because of how well kept it was.
When you get to the campground there are 3 sites to the right with the creek running behind them. Then you pass the bathrooms on the left and enter the main camping area. Sites looked cool but it was hard to tell because they were all occupied by folks that looked like they were maybe living there for a while-they all looked nice and friendly. We ended up staying at one of the first 3 sites and no one bothered us.
No issues with wildlife though bear are active in the area and there’s bear boxes at each site.
If you sleep in a tend the pads are filled with chunky gravel-so bring extra padding!
If you’re thinking about going here-do it.
Campsites were a bit overgrown and 3 sites were closed due to downed trees. The trailhead for the South Fork Trail #1827 and Spring Cave Trail #1834 are at the back of the campground.
Spring Cave is open from mid-April to mid-August and requires a permit from the forest service. In addition, decontamination rules must be followed to protect the bats. Check the forest service website for full details.
The South Fork Trail follows the South Fork of the White River for 16 miles. Nearly all of the South Fork Trail is in the Flat Tops Wilderness.
First Come - First Served
No Potable Water
only other people were a few people fishing during the day. Great spot but road to campsite is long and bumpy.
We stayed at this RV Park a few days after an early snow storm hit the area. We needed electrical hookup and a spot by the river :). This campground exceeded our expectations. The spot was beautiful, clean and the managers were very friendly.
Avalanche campground is a unique campground with a remote and secluded feeling in a small valley with plenty of trees and the sound of a creek in the background. Getting to the campground from the main road involves driving on a one-lane road for about a mile or two, there are places where all-wheel drive is necessary and you will need to drive through a creek. In September the creek wasn’t very deep but probably in the spring or early summer the water would be deep enough that you should drive an SUV or truck. In mid September the nights and mornings can be cold, when I woke up at 6am the temperature was 34 degrees F. There are bear bins in the campsites but there were no trash cans.
Sorry the fire and river side sold me
Right next to penny hot springs, which originally brought me out. Check em out if you stay. Drive south maybe 5 mins and there's side street parking to your left you can't miss it. Popular spot so you'll see other cars.
Don’t pick the first campground you see, keep driving and exploring two track roads to find the perfect spot.
This campground is so peaceful!! It is first come first served so we showed up early and ended up with the perfect spot. Site #5. Fit our 28ft camper just fine. Lots of space for our hammocks. Nice table and fire pit. Just loved everything about it! Close the water to fish in the canoe anytime. There was moose taking a swim in the mornings. Amazing to see. At night it is quiet and serene. Lost Lake is a place to relax and unwind and just enjoy the surroundings. This quickly became our new favorite campground.
This campgeound is so peaceful!! Showed up early and got the perfect spot. Site #5. Lots of space for our hammocks. Nice table and fire pit. Just loved everything about it! Close the water to fish in the canoe anytime. At night it is quiet and serene. This quickly became our new favorite campground.
This listing is inaccurate. Other reviewers are describing Twin Lakes, near Leadville. Twin Lakes is not in the Grand Valley RD. I'm not sure what campground this listing is supposed to be describing. Here's the listing for Twin Lakes: https://thedyrt.com/camping/colorado/twin-lakes-leadville-primitive