Located just west of Twin Lakes on the eastern slope of Independence Pass, Parry Peak Campground is a creekside camp that is split into two areas: One sits along Highway 82 and is surrounded by pines, while the other is located down a short dirt road along Lake Creek among aspens. There are views of nearby 13,391-foot Parry Peak throughout the campground.
There are 25 spacious sites that are available on a first-come, first-served basis at a rate of $19 per night. The campground can accommodate RVs up to 32-feet, but there are no hookups or dump stations. Potable water is available on each loop, as are vault toilets. Each campsite features a picnic table and a fire ring.
Nearby recreation includes boating and fishing on the 1,700-acre Twin Lakes, hiking trails like the nearby Colorado Trail, which extends 500 miles from Denver to Durango, or climbs up the 14,433-foot Mount Elbert, the tallest 14er in the state. Leadville is just a 15-minute drive away, and it offers shopping and restaurants.
Parry Peak Campground is open during summer months from May until September.