Heaton Bay Campground, Dillon, Colorado

This large reservoir located at the trifecta of Silverthorne, Dillon, and Frisco is home to many USFS campgrounds. We stayed at Heaton Bay which is alongside the I-70 and easily accessed from the town of Frisco. Paved interior roads weave through this once pine beetle infested forest that has been reborn and is thriving. Several loops offer private, spacious and wooded sites. You will find aspens, willows and pines, and although some sites give lake views, most don't, but do offer fantastic mountain views. All sites have relatively easy access to the lake via dirt paths. Nearby marinas (there are several) offer boat and water toy rentals. The lake is a kayaker's paradise with interesting inlets and small islands to meander through. Herons, osprey, and Canadian geese live here, so you might spy a nest or one flying overhead. Sites are spacious and offer paved pads, Bear boxes and picnic tables. The highway can be heard from most sites, but especially the C Loop as it borders the road. There are pit toilets and water spigots in some, but not all loops. The C Loop has electric and water hookups and is well suited for larger rigs. We did find an actual threaded water fill in Loop B, but it is best to come with RV freshwater tanks filled.

Best Sites: 4, 5, 18, 72, 75-80

Poor Sites: 1-2

Hookups: Electric & Water inC Loop

Potable Water: Yes

Dump Within Facility: No