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Heaton Bay Campground (Colorado)

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Dillon Dam Road
Silverthorne, Colorado 80498
970 927-0107
39.602184, -106.077042
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Heaton Bay Campground is located way up in the high country at 9,000 feet on the Dillon Reservoir in the White River National Forest.  The campground has 87 campsites for tents, trailers and RVs. Campsites are reservable, but there are several first-come, first-served.

Some of the campsites have electric hookups to keep you warm on the chilly nights. Each campsite has a table, fire ring, grill and food locker.  Bring your fishing pole because the fishing is good at Dillon Reservoir, as well as a few creeks in the area.   All campsite pads and campground roads are paved. The campground has drinking water, firewood for sale, vault toilets and a picnic area. Firewood is available for sale from the campground host.

Heaton Bay Campground is a great basecamp to hike/backpack to some of Colorado’s 14,000 foot peaks. In addition to fishing and hiking, visitors can enjoy biking, boating, sailing, picnicking, horseback riding, OHV riding, hunting and wildlife viewing. Boat ramp access is available in the marinas located in the nearby towns of Frisco and Dillon.

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4 Replies to “Heaton Bay”

  1. Mark Temple says:

    hi, we are trying to come in early July and wondered what we need to do in order to get a site for a trailer with a 30 amp plug and water. Seems hard to reserve online and I would appreciate some guidance. Thanks!

    1. Camp Ranger says:

      Hi Mark,
      Great question. And you’re correct – July is a tough time to get camping reservations at the popular campgrounds like Heaton Bay. Reservations must be made 4 Day(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance. Our ‘Make A Reservation’ button on the Heaton Bay campground page will link you directly to Recreation.gov page to check availability and make a reservation. Coincidentally we just published an article on tips for making reservations at popular campgrounds. In a nutshell, you’ll want to have your site picked out (at Reservation.gov) and have your finger on the ‘Check Availability’ button at 7:00 a.m. (PST) 6 months to the day you want to arrive. For example, if you wanted to arrive on July 10, then have everything ready (site picked, dates picked, etc.) and cued up at 6:59 a.m. (PST) on Jan 10. Exactly at 7:00 a.m. – click the ‘Check Availability’ button and wait to see if you got your spot. Check out our article for more tips. Good luck!

  2. Rosie says:

    I have a reservation for July 7-9. Is there a place at this campground to dock a boat?
    Thank you
    Rosie

    1. Camp Ranger says:

      Hi Rosie,
      There are two marinas on Dillion Reservoir that have boat ramps and docks with slips. One is located in the town of Frisco and the other in Dillon. Both are a few miles from Heaton Bay campground.

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Directions:

From I-70, take Frisco exit to 203. Turn left onto the Dillon Dam Road. Travel northeast for 1 mile. The campground will be on the right hand side of the road.

Amenities
  • BBQ Grills
  • Boat Launch/Ramp
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Grills
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
  • RV Hookups
  • Wood
Activities
  • Backpacking
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Lake
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • OHVing
  • OTV Trails/Riding
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Reservoir
  • Sailing
  • Stargazing
  • Walking Trails
  • Water Sports
  • Wilderness Area
  • Wildlife Viewing
Regions
  • Creek
  • Lake
  • National Forest
  • Rocky Mountains
Campsite Types
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Best Campsites:

3, 4, 5, 10, 18, 19, 22, 23, 33, 37, 48, 52, 65, 75

Season:

From: Mid May To: early October

Elevation:

9,100

# of Campsites:

80