Pine Cove Campground and Day Use Area
Pine Cove Campground and Day Use Area

Pine Cove Campground and Day Use Area

  • Pine Cove Campground is located on Dillon Reservoir near the town of Frisco in the heart of Summit County. The reservoir is encircled by Swan Mountain and the dramatic Gore and Tenmile mountain ranges. In addition to boating, there is a variety of activities including camping, fishing, picnicking, bicycling, and hiking.

    Pine Cove is located very close to the town of Frisco and many activities like a mountain bike park, sledding, disc golf, and wagon rides. There is a tremendous number of trails for hiking and biking in the area, and there are also the civilized amenities of Frisco, Breckenridge, and the other local towns.

    n the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the 2.3 million acre White River National Forest is a place of serenity and adventure, boasting 8 wilderness areas, 4 defined seasons, and 10 peaks surpassing 14,000 feet in elevation. Wildlife in the area abounds. Bighorn sheep navigate rocky ridges and bull elk bugle at dusk. Scenic rivers sustain populations of cutthroat, rainbow, and brown trout. Alpine regions provide habitat for pika and ptarmigan. These species, along with many others, depend on surrounding undeveloped wilderness, clean streams, and diverse forests to live.


    • Fishing
    • Grills
    • Hiking/Trekking
    • Wildlife Watching


    Campground (35 total sites)

    At the far end of the campground are the five tent walk-in sites. Roomy, private, and also right on the lake, these tent sites are some of the best in the area. Be aware that the walking distance to some of the walk-in sites will be difficult with heavy gear. All campsites in the campground are first-come, first-serve.

    Day Use

    A day use area is available for use within the campground.

    Dillon Reservoir is 3,233 acres with 26.8 miles of shoreline, offering an ideal spot for fishing, boating, and sailing. The reservoir supports a healthy population of rainbow and brown trout, in addition to a few cutthroat finding their way into the lake from feeder streams. Opportunities for hiking and biking in this area include more than 7 paved miles of the 50-mile Summit County trail system.The Old Dillon Reservoir Trail is a favorite. This short, easy trail has spectacular views of the Tenmile Range and the Continental Divide. For those wanting a bit more solitude, hiking in the Ptarmigan Wilderness area is a wonderful escape from the crowds.

  • Water contact including swimming, water skiing and SCUBA diving are prohibited.