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Old 03-26-2011, 09:37 AM   #1
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Camping near Crested Butte

I received great information here regarding campgrounds the last few years. We had great trips to Lake City, Co, and Arches/DeadHorse CGs near Moab.
Both from great recomendations from this site..
This year we are looking at Crested Butte, Co.
Our preference is a peaceful shaded site, that is realitively private..
I know, those are tough to find, especially with hook-ups. (That's why the Hook-up part is optional.)
We will be going in Early Sept..
Here was our site near Lake City, CO

Here was our site in Arches:

Hopefully we can find something near Crested Butte.
We camped at Lake Irwin there several years ago. (In the Pop-UP with the three kids.) We would like to be closer to Crested Butte, if possible.
Hopefully someone has a place or two they can suggest. Any help is appreciated..
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Old 03-26-2011, 10:28 AM   #2
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I found "One Mile Campground" just doing a little search. Could not find a review for it.
Anyone heard of it? OK?

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You'll probably have to pick a spot in or around Gunnison. I don't recall any rv parks in Crested Butte.
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Sorry, but nothing on RVParkReviews.com in CB. There's one near Taylor Park (though its listing is at Almont). And there are a couple of them along the river heading toward Taylor.

Crested Butte has changed a whole lot since I was a freshman at the college down in Gunnison in the 60s!


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I have a friend that camps there often. She said check Lake Irwin & check reserveamerica.com for reservations. I found this also on it: Campground Review, Colorado Campgrounds - Lake Irwin Campground Hope it helps.
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Check out the Taylor Park area. Many Campgrounds plus boondocking. Forest service campgrounds in this area have no hookups so way pay the price. One of our favorite areas and its free if you boondock.
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Check out the Taylor Park area. Many Campgrounds plus boondocking. Forest service campgrounds in this area have no hookups so way pay the price. One of our favorite areas and its free if you boondock.
I've been in Taylor Park a few times, but always on a motorcycle..

We pulled our old pop-up over Cottonwood Pass, I guess the Bambi would do just as well. Dry camping is fine for us, but we like to get into town for a meal or three, and I was hoping to be a little closer to town. Although I had a great meal in Tin Cup last year..

I'm surprised there is not a campground closer to Crested Butte..
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I have a friend that camps there often. She said check Lake Irwin & check reserveamerica.com for reservations. I found this also on it: Campground Review, Colorado Campgrounds - Lake Irwin Campground Hope it helps.
We camped a Lake Irwin several years ago. It was beautiful. It is at 10,000 ft or more, if I remember correctly. One son had altitude sickness the wole time w were there. Every afternoon at 2 he would come down w fever, felt crappy. My wife suffered a bit also.. Plus it was a fairly long drive down to Crested Butte.. Might be our only choice though.

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We spent a week last summer at Taylor Lake in the USFS campground. I didn't think that it was all that far to drive into CB or Gunnison for that matter
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We spent a week last summer at Taylor Lake in the USFS campground. I didn't think that it was all that far to drive into CB or Gunnison for that matter
I think I ma have been a little confused with Taylor Reservoir. How was Taylor Lake.. On the map it looks pretty close to Crested Butte. Sorry about that.
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I think I ma have been a little confused with Taylor Reservoir. How was Taylor Lake.. On the map it looks pretty close to Crested Butte. Sorry about that.
No, I was confused and was referring to Taylor Reservoir!
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We took a Sportsmobile to Gothic Gorge and Washington Gorge. Both were spectacular views. Both had BLM camping. This spot was from a tip from a local at an outside bar! We owe him a drink. The Wildflower Festival was going on and the flowers were fabulous.
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I found "One Mile Campground" just doing a little search. Could not find a review for it.
Anyone heard of it? OK?

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Update: We camped at One Mile Campground southeast of Crested Butte for a week. Just got back. The bottom line on this campground is that its a great place with great hosts, but not all sites are equal.

We were in site #7. Its a good site, but there are better ones. If you look at the site map, the sites along the same side of the CG as #7 are closer to the 2 lane blacktop that goes from Gunnison to Taylor Lake Reservoir. It's a fairly busy road. Not too bad, but there was some road noise.
The sites on the left side as you enter the CG are away from the road.
The higher number (24 vs 8) site you have on the left side, will be better.
Here is a pic of our site:


And another:

And one more:

As you can see we had elec.. Nice, but not required for us.
We were about 20 - 25 minutes from Crested Butte. Really like that town.
It's not as big as many in Colorado, but lot's to see and do. Good restaurants, shopping, etc. We also like to hike, fish, and 4 wheel. (The Tacoma Doubles as a 4 Wheeler, Ha!) We went over Tin Cup Pass, and Pearl Pass, into Aspen. Wild ride, but lot's of fun.
Overall, we did not see a CG in the area that we would have preferred over One Mile. The couple that hosts there are fantastic.
Someone had crammed a bunch of disposable diapers in the blackwater dump, so it was not open. We had to be pretty careful not to use the toilet in the trailer too much..
We will stay there again, when we go back.
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