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Prospector

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About This Campground

USDA Forest Service

White River National Forest

Prospector Campground is located on Dillon Reservoir in the heart of Summit County between Keystone and Frisco on Swan Mountain Road. The reservoir is encircled by Swan Mountain and the dramatic Gore and Tenmile mountain ranges. In addition to boating, there is a variety of activities including…

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite

Stay Connected

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

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

Features

For Campers

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

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites
  • Max Length: 70 ft.

Reviews

8 Reviews of Prospector

Ratings Breakdown

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Rebeca H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2021

Great location

This campground is located near Frisco and Dillon. Short drive to Breckenridge and Silverthorne too. Some sites have views of the lake. Sunrises and sunsets are beautiful!!! No dump station. No hookups. This year no water. There are toilets and a dumpster. Some sites are closer than others…

  • site 31, morning
  • site 31.  tight on the side but protected and large in the back area.
  • Short walk from D loop to a “beach” area on Lake Dillon
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Month of VisitAugust
hannah K.
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2020

Great for a night on the road

If you get there early, grab a water view spot. We got there later and couldn’t. This campground is great because there are so many spaces. Great location too.

Rebeca H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2020

Ample campground - great week!

This is a great campground if you prefer bigger campsites. Only a few sites have direct views of the reservoir but almost all have beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Busy summer but the sites are large. Lots of loose dirt but it’s what you would expect. Several trails take you to the…

  • Lake Dillon - access from campground
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Location

Prospector is located in Colorado

Directions

From Frisco: From I-70 take Exit 203, Frisco/Breckenridge, and travel 4 miles on Highway 9 through the town of Frisco. Turn left on Swan Mountain Road and go about 3 miles to the Swan Mountain Recreation Area, the turn-off will be on your left. A dirt road leads to the campground.From SilverthorneFrom I-70 take Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon. Travel 4 miles east on HWY 6 through the town of Dillon. Turn right on Swan Mountain road and drive 2 miles to Swan Mountain Recreation Area which will be on your right. A dirt road leads to the campground.

Coordinates

39.59583387 N
106.03444436 W

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About This Campground

Prospector Campground is located on Dillon Reservoir in the heart of Summit County between Keystone and Frisco on Swan Mountain Road. The reservoir is encircled by Swan Mountain and the dramatic Gore and Tenmile mountain ranges. In addition to boating, there is a variety of activities including camping, fishing, picnicking, bicycling, and hiking. Water contact including swimming, water skiing and SCUBA diving are prohibited. ## Overview At an elevation of 9,000 feet, Prospector Campground is in the heart of Summit County in the White River National Forest. The sites offer open views to Dillon Reservoir and several mountain ranges, an ideal setting for guests seeking recreation and relaxation. Due to the pine beetle infestation and removal of hazard trees, there is little or no shade in the campground. ## Recreation Dillon Reservoir, often referred to as Lake Dillon, is the greatest draw to this campground. At 3,233 acres and 26.8 miles of shoreline, Dillon Reservoir is an ideal spot for fishing, boating, and sailing. The reservoir supports a healthy population of rainbow trout and brown trout. Occasionally, a few cutthroat trout make their way into the lake from feeder streams. Opportunities for hiking and biking include more than 7 paved miles of the 50-mile Summit County trail system. From the reservoir, the Old Dillon Reservoir trail is a favorite. This short, easy trail has spectacular views of the Tenmile Range and the Continental Divide. The Old Dillon Reservoir was built in the 1930s to supply water to the original town of Dillon, which is now covered by the new Dillon Reservoir. For those wanting a bit more solitude, hiking in the Ptarmigan Wilderness area is a wonderful escape from the crowds. ## Facilities Prospector Campground has 105 sites, able to accommodate tents, trailers, and RVs. Roads and spurs are not paved. The campground is equipped with picnic tables, campfire rings, vault toilets, and drinking water. No electrical hook-ups are available. Firewood is for sale from hosts at the campground. Boat ramp access is available in the marinas located in the nearby towns of Frisco and Dillon. ## Natural Features In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the 2.3 million acre White River National Forest is a place of serenity and adventure, boasting 8 wilderness areas, 4 defined seasons, and 10 peaks surpassing 14,000 feet in elevation. Wildlife in the area abounds. Bighorn sheep navigate rocky ridges and bull elk bugle at dusk. Scenic rivers sustain populations of cutthroat, rainbow, and brown trout. Alpine regions provide habitat for pika and ptarmigan. These species, along with many others, depend on surrounding undeveloped wilderness, clean streams, and diverse forests to live. ## Nearby Attractions Arapahoe Basin, Keystone, Breckenridge, and Copper Mountain ski resorts are all located within 10 miles from Dillon Reservoir. These resorts stay open year round. ## Charges & Cancellations A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy.

Connection Details

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  • 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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