Best Lakeside Campsites (2001)

Heaton Bay

Rated one of the best campgrounds in the state by Gil Folsom in his Colorado Campgrounds: The 100 Best and All the Rest (Westcliffe, $24.95) for quality of scenery, privacy, shade, tent space and overall "niceness," Heaton Bay has one more critical feature: access to water. Located in the White River National Forest by Dillon Reservoir, Heaton has about five dozen spaces that can be reserved; the rest are first-come, first-served. So take a chance and beat the heat at Heaton Bay.


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