The beautiful Spruce Grove campground is positioned beside large rock outcroppings on Tarryall Creek. Magnificent hiking trails leading into the Lost Creek Wilderness Area are just steps away from the creek bridge. Located just 12.5 miles outside Lake George, the area’s wild inhabitants include black bear, mule deer, elk, and bobcats.
The campground is perched along Tarryall Creek at an elevation of 8,600 feet, near Bayou Salado Reservoir. Campsites have little to no shade but are surrounded by mature spruce, aspen, and plenty of good looking boulders. The area sits at the base of South Tarryall Peak and just north is McCurdy Mountain, with a peak of 12,173 feet.
From the campground, hikers and horseback riders can traverse the Lizard Rock Trail, a 2.5-mile trail that passes Hankins Pass Trail and intersects with the Brookside-McCurdy Trail. Along the route are interesting rock formations that some say look like a lizard. The extensive Brookside-McCurdy Trail is a former pack trail in the Lost Creek Wilderness that can be backpacked in five to seven days.
Anglers seek rainbow and brown trout in the creek nearby. A recommended fishing spot is 11 miles away at the Tarryall Reservoir. Spruce Grove is also an excellent base camp for enjoying Colorado’s South Park GeoTour!
Spruce Grove offers nearly 30 reservable campsites. Parking aprons fit RVs up to 35 feet in length and a maximum of eight guests are allowed to stay. Drinking water from a hand pump, trash collection, and accessible vault toilets are among the amenities offered at Spruce Grove. Each site comes with a picnic table and grill.
Activities and Amenities:
Accessible Vault Toilets
Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
Self Pay Station
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From areas west of Lake George, Colorado, drive east on Highway 24 and turn left on CR 77 (Tarryall Road) just before Lake George. Continue on CR 77 about 11 miles to Spruce Grove Campground, located on the right.
From areas east of Lake George, drive west on Hwy 24 through Lake George and turn right on CR 77. Drive about 11 mile to Spruce Grove Campground located on the right.