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The campground is located in a wide, flat open valley sparsely forested by lodgepole pines. It is near the headwaters of the Eagle River with the East Fork close by.Camp Hale is where the 10th Mountain Division trained for World War II. The Army camp was established in 1942 to train troops in mountaineering and skiing techniques. There were about 15,000 men stationed here. These soldiers fought bravely in Italy during WW II using the skills they learned at Camp Hale.The Colorado Trail crosses the south end of the valley on its way to Tennesee Pass from Kokomo Pass.There are several fishing ponds just south of the campground that offer good fishing. Also, there are several creeks in the area: Pearl Creek and Resolution Creek.The partially paved roads in the Camp Hale site provide easy walking paths and short bike trails.
Interpretive Programs: An Army Built for Snow (Saturday 3:30)Walk in the steps of the 10th Mountain Division. Join a Gore Range Natural Science School naturalist for this 45 minute program to learn more about the history of Camp Hale. Meet at the Camp Hale Campground. For more information, contact the Holy Cross Ranger District at (970) 827-5715SPECIAL FACILITIES: The tables and toilets in the picnic area are adapted for wheelchairs.
There are 21 campsites each with a campfire grate and table. Parking spurs at campsites are 60 feet long. There are 10 picnic sites.Drinking water is available from handpump.Vault type toilets.10 day occupancy limit.NO electric hook-ups or dump stations are available.
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