Lone Rock Campground (Co)

Sedalia, Colorado

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Overview

Lone Rock Campground, located along the South Platte River, boasts spectacular views and top-notch fly fishing waters. Hikers thoroughly enjoy the nearby Gill Trail and kayakers are drawn to the rapids of the rushing river. Wildlife viewing is rewarding here and campers may spot moose, mule deer, owls, golden eagles and more.

Recreation

Anglers flock to the river, renowned for rainbow and brown trout fishing. Tubing is also a popular activity.

The Gill Trail is an intermediate hike that weaves through Cheesman Canyon. The trailhead is near the campground and extends 7 miles southwest to the Cheesman Dam at Cheesman Lake.

Facilities

Amenities include two vault toilets and drinking water from a community hydrant. Parking aprons and roads are paved, and each campsite has a picnic table and campfire ring. No RV hookups are available. Services include trash collection and firewood is available for sale.

Natural Features

The campground is situated on a hillside rising up from the South Platte River at an elevation of 6,479 feet. Many sites are open and feature a view of the river. Privacy is minimal but ponderosa pines provide some shade. Temperatures are generally mild.

Nearby Attractions

The drive along Highway 126 from Pine Junction affords magnificent views of the valleys below. Pikes Peak can be seen in the distance and other prominent rock formations present themselves throughout the scenic drive.

Limited groceries are available in the town of Decker.

Reviews

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Overall rating: 

Good, solid campground - needs some work on a few sites.

We had a great time at Lone Rock fishing and tubing. It was quiet but fun - water was low but still good to float in a tube. Water was cold but with sun was awesome. Lots of good fishing. However, if you go and are in a tent DO NOT book site 9. It i not tent friendly. There is no tent pad and no flat space to pitch a tent. We had to pitch our tent on a slant. Not fun. Please fix this site!!!!! Site 8 also didnt have a tent pad but had a bit more flat space. If in a tent, I would avoid these two sites. If not for this, I would have given it 5 stars!


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