Description

Prospects at Prospector Campground? You betcha. This campground is the perfect blend of sea and sky. The Dillion Reservoir has options for zipping around on a boat, trying to catch the variety of fish, and showing off your knot tying skills. Imagine waking up to the breathtaking views of the babbling water and several mountain ranges surrounding. Catch a sight of a bighorn sheep clamoring over those rocks and you’ll be itching to join!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
105 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Prospector Campground.

Cave
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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The vibe at Prospector Campground

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Hipcamper Marisa
Marisa J.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 8th, 2015

This site isn't heavily forested, and the trees that are there are young. That means noise can travel quite easily between neighboring sites and also the need for extra sunblock or shade in the form of an umbrella or awning may be necessary.

A short walk from the back loop of the campground is Dillon Reservoir, a beautiful place to sit with friends in the twilight. While tent pads aren't ON the reservoir shore, the back loop of sites are a short walk from it. A beautiful place to watch the sun set.
Hipcamper Emma
Emma C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
August 3rd, 2018

The first campground on a three-month long road trip, Prospector holds a special place in my heart. Sentimentality aside, this is a great place to camp when you're in the area. It offers epic views of Dillon Reservoir as well as a path down to the water's edge. There are vault toilets in each loop, and each site is equipped with picnic tables and a fire ring. If you absolutely loathe camping in an exposed area, I might recommend setting up shop elsewhere, because the beetle blight has done considerable damage to the tree cover. However, there are still some spots with more privacy than others, just go for a good drive around the four loops to find them. We preferred loop D for it's proximity to the water!

View of Dillon Reservoir from Prospector Campground
View from the edge of campground loop D onto Dillon Reservoir
Hipcamper Alex
Alex J.
recommends this listing.
August 7th, 2018

This is a great campground- it's really large and has an awesome trail that goes around the lake! If you hike out of the trail by the outhouse/camp host in loop C you'll be taken to a beautiful black sand (sort of) beach that is very secluded!

Beach north of loop C if you follow the trail behind the camp host / outhouse.Beach at the group siteBeach north of loop C if you follow the trail behind the camp host / outhouse.Prospector Campground
Hipcamper Emma C.
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July 30th, 2018
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December 8th, 2017
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October 4th, 2017
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August 16th, 2017
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August 9th, 2017
Hipcamper Eric H.
recommends this listing.
May 2nd, 2017
Park
White River National Forest
State
Colorado
Country
United States
Phone Number
(970) 945-2521
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
39.6° N, 106.043° W
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Tent Only: 1 Site
(Up to 10 people per site)
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RV / Trailer: 2 Sites
(Up to 10 people per site)
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 102 Sites
(Up to 10 people per site)

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