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Our campgrounds began opening as planned on Friday, May 23, 2014 for Memorial Day weekend. Campgrounds, including Idlewild are now open. Idlewild opened a few days later than St Louis and Sitzmark but is up and running!

Camping sites are available. For the very latest information call our campground hosts for St Louis Creek and Idlewild at 970-726-4330. You can call our host for Idlewild, Robbers Roost and Midland at 970-726-0889. You can also call the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce at 970-726-4118.

 

  For info about our action-packed summer local events schedule, click here. 

Here's a photo taken on June 25, 2014 along the Fraser River Trail between Safeway and Rendezvous.


This photo was taken on July 11, 2013. The view is from above Safeway in Fraser looking toward the Winter Park Resort and most of our campgrounds.  Four of our campgrounds are in the valley you see here.

For further information please contact the Winter Park/Fraser Valley visitor center (970-726-4118) located at 78841 US Highway 40 in the town of Winter Park. 

Reservation Information
Local Forest Service regulations do not allow us to take reservations except at our group campground, Midland.
Our hosts are on site during the summer season only. Please call our campground host at 970-726-4330 for the latest availability information for St. Louis Creek and Sitzmark.
For availability information on Midland, Idlewild and Robber's Roost call 970-726-0889.

RV Information
Larger RVs are most easily accommodated at:
Sitzmark Campground at the north end of Winter Park and at the St Louis Creek Campground west of Fraser.
We do not have electrical hook-ups or a dumping station.

Official updated fire information from Grand County is available by clicking here. 

Campground Photos for

 all our campgrounds are available on our photo gallery by clicking here

Maps, Coupons, Events Schedule
Our 2013 Lions Club Summer Brochure is packed with money-saving coupons, maps, a summer event schedule and local campground information. All campers receive a Brochure at check in. Brochures are also available at the local Chambers of Commerce and from many local merchants. You can download a low- resolution copy by clicking here. Please let our local merchants that you saw their ad in the Lions Club Brochure!  


This photo was taken from above the Lions Ponds in Fraser on July 11, 2013. The deer rely on the riparian zone along the Fraser River. It's not unusual to see moose in the same area.

United States Forest Service

The Fraser River Valley Lions Club (FRVLC) manages and operates the Midland, Idlewild, Robbers Roost and St. Louis Campgrounds by permission and under a special use permit issued by the USFS.  All income earned from operations of these campgrounds by the FRVLC is donated to local Grand County non-profit organizations.  The FRVLC and the Grand County Community thank the USFS for their support of these charitable organizations.

Local Forest Service regulations do not allow us to take reservations. Please call our campground host at 970-726-4430 for the latest availability information for St. Louis Creek and Sitzmark campgrounds. For availability information on Midland, Idlewild and Robber's Roost call 970-726-0889.
 

Campground Descriptions

Robbers Roost

Robbers Roost is a camera ready campground located just off the Grand County side of Berthoud Pass on the east side of the Fraser River.  The campground is bordered by the Fraser River with several camp sites positioned adjacent to the river.  Robbers Roost is forested by "old growth" blue spruce and has just eleven campsites with one toilet and a trash dumpster, but without potable water, which is available at the nearby Idlewild Campground.  Electricity and sewer hook-ups are not available.  Located on the Fraser River on the east side of highway 40, 6.5 miles south of the town of Winter Park. Call 970-726-0889 to check for campsite availability. Please note that this phone number is only active during camping season.


Idlewild

Fraser RiverCampers will find the Idlewild campground on the east side of Highway 40 just south of the Town of Winter Park.  Idlewild borders the Fraser River and boasts some of the most picturesque riverside campsites in Colorado.  Idlewild is unique because it is split by the Fraser River Trail, a paved bicycle and strolling path that provides easy access to both the Town of Winter Park and the recreational area at the base of the Winter Park Ski Resort.  There are 26 campsites with water, three toilets and trash dumpsters on site.  This is a beautifully forested campground which puts campers in the center of summer activities in the Winter Park area. Electricity and sewer hook-ups are not available.  Call 970-726-0889 to check availability. Please note that this phone number is only active during camping season.

Midland

Midland campground can be reserved for private camping groups or for special occasions.  Midland is located on the east side of U.S. 40, six miles south of the Town of Winter Park.  Midland is a very quiet campground positioned near the banks of the Fraser River.  It is a park-like setting with room for ten campsites.  Parking is limited to ten vehicles.  This is the perfect spot for a family camping occasion.  Midland is serviced by a portable toilet and does not have potable water.  Reservations can be made through the Idlewild hosts at 970-726-0889. Please note that this phone number is only active during camping season.

The camping fee is $100 per night for this very private camping experience.

St. Louis Creek

St. Louis Creek campground had the misfortune of being in the middle of a lodgepole pine forest, and thus was blighted by the recent Pine Beetle infestation and as a result had to be clear cut.  On the positive side, the clear cutting revealed a magnificent view of nearby Byers Peak, which now looms over the campground.  As its name implies, the campground borders St. Louis Creek, which provides excellent Brookie and Rainbow trout fishing.  And, if you're a mountain biker, St. Louis campground puts you adjacent to the beginning of the "Flume" and "Chainsaw" loop bicycle trails as well as the "Creekside" trail. The campground is located on the east side of CR 73, four miles southwest of the town of Fraser.  It offers 17 campsites, two toilets, two trash dumpsters, and two water pumps.  There is neither electricity nor sewer hookup.

To find St. Louis Campground, turn left at the traffic light by Safeway in Fraser, proceed on CR 72, pass under the railroad overpass and turn right onto the Fraser Parkway, then turn left onto CR 73.  Follow CR 73 to the turnoff on your left at the sign indicating St. Louis Campground.

Please call 970-726-4430 for availability. Please note that this phone number is only active during camping season.

The Town of Winter Park

The Fraser River Valley Lions Club manages and operates the Sitzmark campground by permission and under a special use permit issued by the Town of Winter Park.  All income earned from the operation of Sitzmark is donated to local Grand County non-profit organizations.  The FRVLC and the Grand County community thank the Town of Winter Park for their support of these charitable organizations.

Sitzmark

Sitzmark campground is located on the east side of Highway US 40 at the north entrance to the town of Winter Park, directly across from the Grand Park Fraser Valley Community Recreation Center.  Sitzmark has eight individual campsites with two separate RV parking spaces.  It has fire pits, a toilet and trash dumpster.  Sitzmark is the perfect place for campers who wish to be close to all of the summer concerts, festivals and art affairs hosted by the Town of Winter Park. Campground fees are $16 per night and campsites are assigned on a first come, first served basis.  Electricity and sewer hook-ups are not available.

Campground Fees

The nightly campground fees for Idlewild, Sitzmark and St. Louis Creek are $16 per night with a limit of two vehicles per campsite.  Robbers Roost campground does not have potable water and the fee is $16 per night with the same limit of two vehicles per campsite. Please check in with the campground hosts located at the entrance of Idlewild and St. Louis to pay the fee and receive campsite assignments.  Robbers Roost campers should check in at Idlewild.  The St. Louis hosts will visit Sitzmark daily to collect campground fees.

Firewood

Firewood is available from campground hosts. Please check for current burning restrictions, fire bans, fireworks bans, etc. 

Pets

Dogs must be kept on leash at all times. Please clean up after your pet.

Byers Creek

Closed for the 2013 camping season due to damage from hazard trees.

 Our Campgrounds Committee Manager is Kent Hughes: kent@fraservalleylions.org