Colorado

May 25, 2010 4:31 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Some Colorado campgrounds closed over Memorial Day

If you're planning a camping trip over Memorial Day weekend, the US Forest Service is urging your to call ahead to make sure your chosen campground is open.

Late spring snowstorms are preventing the openings.


Leadville Ranger District: 719-486-0749

All sites are open on the Leadville Ranger District; however, Turquoise Lake has some campgrounds that may be without water and flushable toilets due to frozen water lines.


Salida Ranger District: 719-539-3591

Monarch Park and North Fork Campgrounds opening has been delayed due to late spring moisture.


San Carlos Ranger District: 719-269-8500

Blue and Bear Lakes Campgrounds opening has been delayed due to the late spring moisture.


Pikes Peak Ranger District: 719-636-1602

All sites will be open for Memorial Day weekend, but there is still snow at the Crags.


South Platte Ranger District
: 303-275-5610

All sites are open on the South Platte Ranger District.


South Park Ranger District
: 719-836-2031

Kite Lake Campground is delayed in opening due to late spring moisture. Selkirk Campground is delayed in opening for hazardous tree removal, and Jefferson Lake is still frozen, so no fishing or boating will be allowed at this time.

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