White River National Forest

View from camping site at Deep Lake campground. (Photo courtesy Dow Campground Guide)

Camping is allowed in most forest areas. But in a popular forest like the White River, it's especially important to be kind to the land. Don't build any new fire rings; better yet, use a camp stove. Camp well away from lakes and streams. And you know to pack out your trash.

If you prefer a developed campground, the Dow Campground guide is an excellent reference. Here are some good ones culled from their pages...

Camp Hale Memorial - 21 campsites on the grounds of historic Camp Hale. Holy Cross RD.

Weller - 10 campsites located conveniently near Aspen. Aspen RD.

Cutthroat - 14 campsites with excellent views of the Flattops Wilderness. Blanco RD.

Yeoman Park - 22 campsites. Excellent wildlife-viewing opportunities nearby. Eagle RD.

Deep Lake - 36 campsites located on a flat top mountain "far from everything." Super views. Eagle RD.

Gold Park - 10 campsites in a "sweet little campground." Holy Cross RD.

Bogan Flats - 35 campsites stretched along the Crystal River in Aspen Valley. Sopris RD.

Gore Creek - 22 campsites near Vail. Holy Cross RD.

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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