Gore Creek Campground
Gore Creek Campground is located along Gore Creek in a forested setting near the boundary of the Eagle's Nest Wilderness.This is the closest campground to the town of Vail, CO and there are several trailheads nearby into the Eagles Nest Wilderness; all wilderness regulations must be observed when traveling in the wilderness (foot and horse travel only). The campground is also located at the west end of the Vail Pass/Tenmile Canyon National Recreation Trail open to foot traffic and bicycles.
- Wildlife Watching
Several campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Black bears are prevalent in the area and all food or other attractants must be properly stored (per the White River National Forest regulation). Prevent the spread of invasive species by inspecting and cleaning packs, equipment, and tires before using lake or trails.
In accordance with standard industry practices, there will be a $5 additional vehicle fee per day on the second vehicle in each single family campsite, and on the third and fourth vehicles in any double family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered as one vehicle for determining additional vehicle fees. The third and fourth motorcycle would also be considered as one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles. Fire restrictions may be imposed at any time due to hot, dry weather conditions, at which time campfires and charcoal fires may not be allowed. For current fire conditions or weather closures contact Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District, (970) 328-6388 or (970) 827-5715.