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Pawnee National Grassland

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CAMPGROUND NAME: Crow Valley

VISIT DATE: 09/27/2011

UPDATE DATE:  2/7/2017

STATE: Colorado

REGION: Rocky Mountain

RANGER DISTRICT: Pawnee

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Briggsdale

RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation

DIRECTIONS:
In Briggsdale, CO, at intersection of State Rts. 14 and 77, take Rt. 77 
north 0.2 miles to campground sign.  Turn left after sign into campground.

NOTE:  Gas available only with credit card.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 4,800 feet.
The campground is a single loop with some campsites hugging the seasonal 
Crow Creek.  These sites are well shaded by large cottonwoods.  The campsites 
are spacious and separation rather than vegetation provides good privacy.  
This sites away from the creek are sunny but nearby trees do provide shade 
either in morning or evening.  The Crow Creek water flow is controlled by the 
Cheyenne Wyoming Water Authority only in the Spring and "wet" years.  Called 
n oasis, this location was long used by various Plains Indian tribes and later 
by trappers, pioneers for cattle drives.  A map posted in the day use area 
displays the many trails that crossed through the Crow Creek area.  Private 
land borders one side of the campground while the other three sides are a haven 
for wildlife, especially birds.  The campground features an Education Site with 
a small farm equipment museum and amphitheater.  The day use area has a 
baseball field, volley ball court and horseshoe pit.  Campers must bring their 
own sports equipment.  Also in the day use area is a large, covered kitchen with 
built-in grill and ample work surfaces and electric outlets --  great for large 
gatherings.  The campground is great for birding and wildlife viewing.

Possible day trips from the campground are Pawnee Buttes and the Birding Auto 
Trail.  Another possible event in the grassland is stargazing during October; 
contact the ranger district office for information.

NOTE:  This is rattlesnake country - be alert.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Open April 4 through November 19

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $13 for single
$18 for double
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10
   
   Total Sites: 10

Tent Pads: Yes
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 10
No. Grilles on Sites: 10
Equestrian Camping: No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: No 
Average Parking Apron Size: See RV Comment

Comments:
The parking aprons are gravel and most will accomodate any size RV.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2
  No. Threaded: 0

Comments:
Potable water is available mid-April at the Education Site and host site.

WATER SPORTS - None

HIKING
Mourning Dove trail (foot only) - 0.75 miles
Birding trail (foot only - no dogs) - 0.25 miles

FISHING - No



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