CAMP GROUNDS

ALL CAMPGROUNDS
ARE OPEN FOR THE 2014 SEASON.  
We have heard campgrounds will close Sept 22.
For more details, call the Forest Service  
970-468-5400.

The White River National Forest has many developed facilities including family and group campgrounds & picnic areas. Please refer to this section for detailed information regarding available services. Dispersed camping is also available at no cost if you truly want to get away from it all!

CAMPGROUNDS (this link will take you to the Forest Service page for the Green Mountain/Heeney area, scroll down to Campground section)

Cataract Creek Campground
This small campground with 5 campsites is located in the Cataract Creek drainage just above Green Mountain Reservoir. There are many trails in the area that access the Eagles Nest Wilderness Area.

Reservations:
First-Come, First-Serve basis
Fees
Camping Fee: $13.00 per site (additional $5.00 fee for each vehicle over two vehicles)
Open Season:
May-September - dates vary
Usage:
Heavy
Closest Towns:
Heeney, CO
Water:
No
Restroom:
Vault Toilet
Passes:
$65.00 season pass is available
Directions: From I-70 take Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, and travel north on HWY 9. Travel 16 miles north on HWY 9. Just after mile marker 118 turn left onto Heeney Rd (County Rd 30). Follow Heeney Road for 5.3 miles and turn left onto Cataract Creek Road (FDR 1725). The campground will eventually be on your left.

Reservation Info
Not reservable
No. of Sites
5 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites
None
Picnicking
tables available at Cataract Lake
Boating
Non-Motorized boats only, must be carried from parking area.


Prairie Point Campground

Prairie Point Campground is located north of Silverthorne, near the upper end of Green Mountain Reservoir along its east side. The reservoir is located 15 miles north of Silverthorne along Hwy 9 and has views of the Williams Fork and Gore mountain ranges. In addition to boating, there are a variety of activities including camping, fishing, picnicking, jet skiing, water skiing, swimming and hiking. Fee stations are located at various locations around the reservoir.
Reservations:
First-Come, First-Serve basis.
Fees
Camping: $13.00 per night. An additional $5.00 per vehicle for more than two vehicles.
Open Season:
May - September (dates vary)
Usage:
Medium
Restrictions:
Boat inspections are required for Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS).
Closest Towns:
Heeney, CO
Water:
None
Restroom:
Vault Toilets
Passes:
$65.00 Season Pass is available
Directions: From I-70 take Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, and travel north on HWY 9 for 17 miles. The campground will be on your left along Green Mountain Reservoir.

Reservation Info
Not reservable
No. of Sites
33 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites
None
Fishing
Lake Fishing
Boating
Motorized & Non-motorized


McDonald Flats Campground

This campground is located along the Heeney Road near the inlet of Green Mountain Reservoir. There are a variety of activities around Green Mountain Reservoir including boating, water skiing, swimming, fishing, hiking and picnicking.
Reservations:
First-Come, First-Serve basis
Fees
Camping: $13.00 per night. An additional $5.00 per vehicle for more than two vehicles.
Open Season:
May - September (dates vary)
Usage:
Medium
Restrictions:
Boat inspections are required for Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS).
Closest Towns:
Heeney, CO
Water:
None
Restroom:
Vault Toilet
Passes:
$65.00 Season Pass is available
Directions: From I-70 take Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, and travel north on HWY 9. Travel 16 miles north on HWY 9. Just after mile marker 118 turn left onto Heeney Rd (County Rd 30). Follow Heeney Road until you see the campground entrance on your right.

Reservation Info
Not reservable
No. of Sites
13 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites
None
Fishing
Lake fishing
Boating - Motorized
Motorized & Non-Motorized


Cow Creek North Campground

Located on the northeast shore of Green Mountain Reservoir, this campground has vault toilets and a stay limit of 14 days. Many activities occur on the lake including fishing, motor boating, sailing, canoeing, and sailboarding. The boat ramp is across the reservoir at the town of Heeney.
Reservations:
First-Come, First-Serve
Fees
Camping: $13.00 per night (additional $5.00 per vehicle for more than two vehicles.
Open Season:
May - September (dates vary)
Usage:
Light
Restrictions:
Boat inspections are required for Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS).
Closest Towns:
Heeney, CO
Water:
none
Restroom:
Vault Toilets
Passes:
$65.00 Season Pass available
Directions: From I-70 take Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, and travel north on HWY 9 for 20 miles. The campground will be on your left between Highway 6 and Green Mountain Reservoir.

Reservation Info
Not reservable
No. of Sites
15 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites
None
Fishing
SHOW
Lake fishing
Boating
Motorized & Non-motorized


Cow Creek South Campground

Located on the northeast shore of Green Mountain Reservoir, this campground has vault toilets and a stay limit of 14 days. Many activities occur on the lake including fishing, motor boating, sailing, canoeing, and sailboarding. The boat ramp is across the reservoir at the town of Heeney.
Reservations:
Call Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or http://www.recreation.gov/
Fees
Camping: $13.00 per night. Additional $5.00 per vehicle for more than two vehicles.
Open Season:
May - September (dates vary)
Usage:
Heavy
Restrictions:
Boat inspections are required for Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS).
Closest Town:
Heeney, CO
Water:
None
Restroom:
Vault Toilets
Passes:
$65.00 Season Pass is available
Directions: From I-70 take Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, and travel north on HWY 9 for 19 miles. The campground will be on your left between Highway 6 and Green Mountain Reservoir.

Reservation Info
This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at http://www.recreation.gov/
No. of Sites
40 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites
None
Fishing
Lake fishing
Boating
Motorized & Non-Motorized



Elliott Creek Campground

Located on the northwest shore of Green Mountain Reservoir, this campground has vault toilets and a stay limit of 14 days. Many activities occur on the lake including fishing, motor boating, sailing, canoeing, and water skiing. The boat ramp is across the reservoir at the town of Heeney.
Reservations:
First come; first served
Fees
Camping: $13.00 per night. An additional $5.00 per vehicle for more than two vehicles.
Open Season:
May - September (dates vary)
Usage:
Medium
Restrictions:
Boat inspections are required for Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS).
Closest towns:
Heeney, CO
Water:
None
Restroom:
Vault Toilet
Passes:
$65.00 Season Pass is available
Directions: From I-70, take Exit 205 Silverthorne/DillonDirections and travel north on Highway 9 for 14 miles. Turn left onto Heeney Road (Cty Rd. 30). Drive for approx. 8 miles and the campground will be on your right just past the small town of Heeney.

Reservation Info
Not reservable
No. of Sites
15 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites
None
Fishing
Lake fishing
Boating
Motorized & Non-motorized


Willows Campground
Willows Campground is located north of Silverthorne, near the north end of Green Mountain Reservoir. The reservoir is located 15 miles north of Silverthorne along Hwy 9 and has views of the Williams Fork and Gore mountain ranges. In addition to boating, there are a variety of activities including camping, fishing, picnicking, jet skiing, water skiing, swimming and hiking. Fee stations are located at various locations around the reservoir.
Reservations:
First-Come, First-Serve Basis
Fees
Camping: $13.00 per night. An additional $5.00 per vehicle for more than two vehicles.
Open Season:
May - September (dates vary)
Usage:
Medium
Restrictions:
Boat inspections are required for Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS).
Closest Town:
Heeney, CO
Water:
None
Restroom:
Vault Toilet
Passes:
$65.00 Season Pass is available
Directions: From I-70 take Exit 205, Silverthorne/Dillon, and travel north on HWY 9 for about 20 miles. Near the north end of Green Mountain Reservoir turn left (west) onto Heeney Rd (Cty Rd 30) and the campground will be on your left along the reservoir. Note: Make sure you pass the reservoir and turn onto the 2nd entrance to the Heeney Rd.

Reservation Info
Not reservable
No. of Sites
35 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites
None
Fishing
Lake fishing
Boating
Motorized & Non-Motorized









MOST OF THE CAMPGROUNDS ARE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED, MOST NOW HAVE MARKED SPOTS WITH TABLE AND FIRE RING,  SOME CAMPGROUNDS STILL HAVE UNMARKED SPOTS.   
RESERVATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THE COW CREEK SOUTH CAMPGROUND (visit www.recreation.gov to make reservations.)

Please note there is no water available at the campgrounds.
The area businesses cannot provide water for RV's or containers.
Most businesses sell bottled water.
MELODY LODGE CABINS STORE SELLS GALLON WATER.


ALL CAMPGROUNDS AT GREEN MOUNTAIN RESERVOIR AND AT CATARACT LAKE ARE
U. S. FOREST SERVICE CAMPGROUNDS,
RUN BY THE DILLON RANGER DISTRICT OF THE WHITE RIVER NATIONAL FOREST.

Season Passes are available for the Green Mountain Res/Cataract Lake area. CURRENTLY Season Passes are available at the Dillon Ranger Forest Service office in Silverthorne and AT MELODY LODGE CABINS and sometimes from Forest Service personnel at the campgrounds.  Currently season passes are $65 - your best value if you will be visiting area for more than 5 days.  Season pass is good at all Green Mountain Reservoir Forest Service campgrounds and  at Cataract Lake campground.  Day parking around the lake and at the Cataract trail head parking area FREE.  The pass is not good at the Heeney Marina where parking is $5.   

You can no longer launch boats from the Willows, Cow Creek North or Cow Creek South Campgrounds or the Sucker Flats area.  All boats must be inspected and launched from the Heeney Marina or McDonald Flats (when the lake is full).

  Prairie Point Campground & day parking         Boat ramp at McDonald Flats.                                                                                                                                        
      
Day parking is available at Big Green where there is a gravel boat ramp.  Unfortunately some users don't realize it is a ramp and park right in the middle, making it unusable.  Please be courteous.  Day parking also available at the Heeney Marina ($5) and Davis Springs.  

   
        

This website is not a US Forest Service website.  This website is owned and maintained by Melody Lodge Cabins.
All comments or questions about this site can be directed to melodylg@colorado.net.