Location: Wolcott, Colorado
Type: BLM Campground
Access: Highway 6
Coordinates: 39.712394, -106.696939
Elevation: 6,910 Feet
Road Conditions: Gravel
Phone Coverage: Verizon 2
Amenities: Picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilets, trash dumpster, boat ramp, river access from some sites.
Wolcott Campground is a small, BLM-managed campground on the Eagle River in Wolcott, Colorado. There are six campsites at this campground, as well as a day use area.
Wolcott Campground is a fairly typical BLM campground. Maintenance is adequate, but not impressive. Sites do include picnic tables and fire rings; the campground also has a dumpster and vault toilets located in the day use area. Several campsites have direct access to the Eagle River.
Camping fees are $10/night (half price for holders of Golden Age or Golden Access passes). The camping limit is 7 days between May 1 and August 31, and 14 days between September 1 and November 15.
Sites are available on a “first come, first served” basis. We arrived on a Sunday morning in August following heavy rains and found three sites vacant. All empty sites were taken within minutes of our arrival, and the campground remained full.
Wolcott Campground is located between the Eagle River and Highway 6/Interstate 70. As a result, there is some consistent traffic noise that settles down at night.
The access road to this campground is narrow and the sites are fairly small. It would be best suited for smaller rigs or tents, though we did see a couple of RVs in the campground while we were there.
Verizon cell coverage was consistently only 2 bars out of five, but still provided reliable data access for basic tasks. We needed to travel into town to upload video.
Access to the Wolcott Campground is easy via I-70 and Highway 6. The campground is on the north side of Highway 6. There is a sign at the entrance, but it is easy to miss.
After turning into the campground entrance, proceed to the bottom of the hill. The day use area is to the left/straight ahead, while the camping area is to the right.