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South Mineral Campground

South Mineral Campground, located along South Mineral Creek, is one of the most popular campgrounds in the San Juan National Forest. The campground has 26 sites, all of which are first-come, first-serve.  Most campsites are shaded and well-spaced thanks to spruce and fir trees. Some sites are handicapped accessible.  Some sites have large parking areas.

Services include water, trash pickup, fire grates, picnic tables, and pit toilets. Bear-safe food storage is recommended. No electricity.  Between September and May, this campground has no services (water, electric, trash pick up or rest rooms). Please keep them clean and pack it out. 

Nearby peaks have cliffs of brilliant color-contrasting reds and grays. A waterfall on the creek just upstream from the campground adds to the attraction of the area. But the main attraction is the trail adjacent to the campground, Ice Lake Trail, a strenuous, steep, and popular hike.