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Parry Peak Campground

Leadville

Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, Colorado

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  • Potable water.- Parry Peak Campground
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  • A campsite in Parry Peak Campground.- Parry Peak Campground
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  • Potable water.- Parry Peak Campground
  • Lake Creek.- Parry Peak Campground
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  • Lake Creek.- Parry Peak Campground
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  • A campsite in Parry Peak Campground.- Parry Peak Campground
  • A campsite in Parry Peak Campground.- Parry Peak Campground
  • A campsite in Parry Peak Campground.- Parry Peak Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Well maintained. Scenic. Convenient location.
Cons: 
No reservations or RV hookups.
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Region:
Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, CO
Managed by: 
Forest Service
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Summer
Reservations possible: 
No
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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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.

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