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Old 07-05-2011, 01:54 PM   #1
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We Are spending a week in Chama NM July 17th through 24th. We plan to spend another week in the Creede Colorado general area. Does anyone have any suggestions for a RV park or camp ground. Someting nice and quiet would be good. Electric and water would be good but not a requirement for a good location. Alls we really need is something big enough to park a Bambi.
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Old 07-05-2011, 02:13 PM   #2
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Check out Heron Lake State Park.
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Old 07-05-2011, 02:37 PM   #3
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Better check availability....every week end in July...
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for example.....fills up all the small mountain towns.
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Heron Lake is a nice state park, but is far from Creede. Doesn't seem like there's a lot in Creede: RV Park Reviews :: Creede, Colorado ( CO ) - RV Parks and Campground Reviews

If you continue to the Slumgullion and Spring Creek Pass area there appear to be boondocking sites near the highway, or you can go on to Lake City.

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Old 07-05-2011, 03:01 PM   #5
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There is Marshall Park Campground, a small campground in the Rio Grande National Forest. Directions from Creede, Colorado: Travel 7.0 miles west on Colorado Highway 149 to Forest Development Road # 523. Take Forest Road # 523 1.0 mile to campground entrance.
More here: http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fs...ark+Campground

Campsites are more out in the open as opposed to being deep in the woods.
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Humm. If I were you ... er ... if you were I, you'd drive up to Pagosa next and spend days with feet in the river and evenings with body in the hot springs.

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Old 07-05-2011, 08:06 PM   #7
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I have to agree with Marshall Park. It’s been several years since we have been there (I think 2006. We moved there from a VAC rally). It was nice to be by the river. Not that we fished or anything. It was just relaxing to hear the water.

Melody’s right. July is a prime time, so reserve as soon as possible.


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We stayed in Lake City last July. Wouldn't call it a "nice" campground but rather a place to park while we hit the Alpine Loop 4x4 trails. But it was the ONLY place we could find so call ahead. Watch out for all dem Texans trying to get away from the TX heat. Weather was perfect but it was crowded. There are some other options in the area. We saw a nice campground just south of Lake City but can't remember the name. Didn't look crowded either. Perhaps it was a state / county park and maybe was first come first served.

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Thanks for all the input. I will be checking on Marshell Creek
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Lake City is very popular with Texans and some think they have made it into another part of Texas. Every Texan I have met in Texas has been friendly, but some go through a transformation when they leave the state—they become Weretexans. Maybe they were asked to leave Texas, but kept the license plates.

On the east side of Lake San Cristobal, just south of Lake City, is a county CG. No hookups, water and dump station. The views are beautiful. I don't recall that you can make reservations.

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Every Texan I have met in Texas has been friendly, but some go through a transformation when they leave the state—they become Weretexans. Maybe they were asked to leave Texas, but kept the license plates.
These are the late 1970's migrants from Ohio The adult convert problem . . sort of explains Colorado Springs as well.
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I'm sure some Texans must have been pretty awful tourists and visitiors because I experience the backlash every time I visit Colorado. They see the Texas license plate and out comes the attitude. Consequently, I don't spent much time or money in Colorado. Funny, but Colorado is about the only place I've experienced such negativity. I've never seen it in Wyoming, even in Jackson and Yellowstone. I've never seen it in Idaho or Utah. Must be related somehow to skiing and winter sports in Colorado of which I have never done.
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We have spent a week or two for many years at Thirty Mile campground about 30 miles from Creede. It is a Forestry Service camp with about 30 sites. The elevation is about 9500 and it is right next to the Rio Grande and about a mile below the Rio Grande reservoir. There is fishing in the river and the reservoir although it has not been very good for the last few years. There are hiking trails to the continental divide. There is a jeep trail to Silverton over Stoney Pass. There are no hookups, but there is water and very clean toilets. The camp host has firewood for sale. Sometimes there is a program in a small outdoor theater. You can reserve a site in advance using the on-line reservation system. There are other sites that are first-come-first-serve.

To get there go 20 west toward Lake City and watch for the sign to the reservoir. Turn onto a gravel road for the last 10 miles. The road is often very washboarded and so the last ten miles sometimes takes us close to an hour.
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I'm sure some Texans must have been pretty awful tourists and visitiors because I experience the backlash every time I visit Colorado. They see the Texas license plate and out comes the attitude. Consequently, I don't spent much time or money in Colorado.
That was our plan. Treat all Texans badly and maybe the weretexans would go away. It hasn't worked.

I understand in Wyoming they call us "greenies" because our license plates used to have a green background. The colors have been reversed, but I don't think they are calling us "whities" now.

Now about those "flatlanders"….

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