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    Default Camping near Estes park, Colorado

    I'm in need of a place to camp near Estes Park in Colorado Saturday August 10. Going on a family camping trip gonna stay down on the south platte, Sunday though Wednesday and then stay at grand lake Thursday and Friday night. The Saturday were gonna head towards Estes park my wife and couple others are gonna do a couple of tours at the Stanley so we need a place to camp for the night preferably close to some fishing wo I can do some fishing in the evening and a little in the morning before heading back out. Any suggestions

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    Default Re: Camping near Estes park, Colorado

    If you are planning to camp within Rocky Mountain National Park you'll want to check their site because a couple of their larger campgrounds are closed this season.

    I have no specific recommendations for camps but I don't think you can go wrong with any choice fishing-wise. Just about any sites I've seen around Estes are all less than 15 minutes away from great fishing. The problem is not finding the fishing but deciding among all the choices.

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    Default Re: Camping near Estes park, Colorado

    Thanks for the help guys

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    Default Re: Camping near Estes park, Colorado

    You're welcome. If you camp in Estes Park, you will be near the Big Thompson River that flows along hwy 34, plenty off places to fish.
    Larry


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    Default Re: Camping near Estes park, Colorado

    Olive Ridge campground right outside of the Wild Basin entrance. It's about 15 miles south of Estes Park, but there are no crowds, especially during the weekdays. There is good fishing for little brookies right inside of the park (St Vrain Creek) from the entrance ranger station all the way up the Wild Basin trail.

    My friend & I fishing the St Vrain during runoff July 2nd right inside of the Wild Basin entrance:

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    This might be a little late, but the East Portal campground is a nice, fairly private campground just a few miles outside of Estes Park. Just minutes from the Big T and RMNP entrance. You could try a few campgrounds in RMNP but this time of year you usually need reservations weeks (if not months) in advance.

    For fishing, try the Big T below the dam. Anywhere from the dam down to Loveland provides great fishing and multiple public entrance spots. Talk to the guys at Kirk's for fly reccomendations. If IIRC, the blue poison tung (sz. 16-20) was one of the better flies I used while fishing that area. Kirk's also provides very affordable half-day guided trips that is well worth your money. Hope this helps!

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