• Josh ZapinJosh Zapin
  • Date:  July 14, 2013
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Mueller State Park Camping Trip 2013

What We’re Doing

This Labor Day Weekend (Friday August 30- Monday September 2), a few of us are heading to to the Mueller State Park west of Colorado Springs.  Mueller State Park’s 55 miles of trails provide a 5,000-acre playground for the hiker, mountain biker and wildlife watcher. Summer in Teller County means the wildlife is active and plants are in full bloom and the cooler weather is enticing.

The rough itinerary is as follows:

  • Friday, August 30  (PM) – Arrive at our campsite. See the Where We Are Staying for more details.
  • Saturday, August 31  – Probably (I still need to research) do some hiking in the area.
  • Sunday, September 1 – Visit Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument about 20 minutes away.
  • Monday, September 2 – Lazy AM/Schlep back to Front Range.

Where We Are Staying

We’re staying at the Turkey Meadows Loop at the campground in Mueller State Park .  We have  three sites: 104, 105, 107.  They are Walk-Up, Tent Only sites.

There are (I believe) six tent pads.  Grabbing them is a first come, first served basis.

Amenities include the following (more info here):

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Camper Services Bldg
  • Comfort Station
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood Available
  • Fishing
  • Group Campground
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Interpretitive Programs
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Natural Shade
  • Nature Study Exhibits
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Proximity To Camp Serv.
  • Ranger Station
  • Showers
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Snow Sledding
  • Visitor Center
  • Wildlife Watching Opportunity

How to Check In

  1. Print out my receipt.
  2. Go to site.
  3. If asked, show the receipt and mention my name.

How to Get there?

Here is a map with the campground.
Click on the link, then click Directions to get exact driving directions from your home.

How much will it cost?

Each site costs $64 for the whole weekend.

What to Bring

It’s Car Camping, so the usual (tents/sleeping bags/chairs/etc.) is required. See my handy checklist if you’d like to spark some ideas on what you should bring.

There is potable water at the campground, so bring jugs to store it.

Bring sports equipment, frisbees, etc.

Meals: Breakfasts and Dinners

We’ll do our meal potluck style. Because some folks are leaving early, the math isn’t working. Just plan for 3 meals for your family. We can coordinate in real time if we want to share some of the responsibilities.We’ll do Breakfasts around 7 AM and Dinners around 6 PM.

Lunches/snacks should be done on your own.

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