Open Year-round
?
Reservations possible?
No
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Well maintained. Scenic. Convenient location.

Cons

No reservations or RV hookups.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

Forest Service

Features

Vault toilet
Potable water

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Comments

What date does Parry Peak Campground close?
07/26/2017
Do you know the name of that campground 2 miles up the road and if it's first come, first serve?
06/23/2017
There is no longer potable water available at the campground, but there is another campground less than 2 miles up the road that does have water!
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