Summary

Hecla Junction - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area features reservable campsites perched at an elevation of 7415 ft. Campers visting this Colorado camping area today can expect light snow and wind gusts up to 3.6mph. High altitude campgrounds like this one can get very cold at night, even during the warm summer months. Remember to pack accordingly.

If you're headed out to Hecla Junction - Arkansas Headwaters State Rec Area, remember to reserve your campsite early. Reserve a camping spot.

Campers may find numerous amenities with and a comfy place to pitch a tent. The surrounding area also offers outdoor enthusiasts the simple pleasure of being outside.
Dump

No

Reservations

Yes

Showers

No

Hookups

No


Outdoor Recreation

Nearby outdoor recreational opportunities
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Monarch Ski & Snowboard Area 44" 14° 1.16"
Ski Cooper 1" 19° 1.33"
Breckenridge Ski Resort 37" 22° 1.75"
River Run Streamflow Length Class

Area Hydrology

Streamflow and water data for the watershed
Gauge Streamflow Stage
Arkansas River Below Empire Gulch Near Malta
USGS 07083710
85 cfs 3.0 ft
South Clear Creek Abv Lower Cabin Creek Reservoir
USGS 06714400
2 cfs 5.1 ft
Ef Arkansas R At Us Hiway 24
USGS 07079300
13 cfs 2.6 ft
Cross Creek Near Minturn
USGS 09065100
48 cfs 4.3 ft
Taylor River At Taylor Park
USGS 09107000
31 cfs 1.2 ft
Gore Creek At Mouth
USGS 09066510
16 cfs 5.1 ft
Arkansas River Near Wellsville
USGS 07093700
360 cfs 3.3 ft
Arkansas River Near Leadville
USGS 07081200
19 cfs 4.5 ft
South Fork Rio Grande At South Fork
USGS 08219500
-999 cfs 0.7 ft
Blue River Below Dillon
USGS 09050700
69 cfs 0.9 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Moon Pass
SNOTEL 1124
11" 4"
estes park 1.8 s, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-767
7.72" 2.43"
Michigan Creek
SNOTEL 937
28" 1"
dillon 2.3 se, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-16
15.71" 0.03"
Independence Pass
SNOTEL 542
39" 2"
Sawtooth
SNOTEL 1251
58" 3"
tabernash 2.7 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-GR-68
18.8" 0.78"
Fremont Pass
SNOTEL 485
42" 2"
University Camp
SNOTEL 838
42" 4"
Park Cone
SNOTEL 680
32" 0"
frisco 0.5 n, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-4
17.97" 0.17"
Porphyry Creek
SNOTEL 701
44" 3"
Ivanhoe
SNOTEL 547
42" 2"
Middle Fork Camp
SNOTEL 1014
25" 0"
Hoosier Pass
SNOTEL 531
35" 3"
Mccoy Park
SNOTEL 1040
156" 126"
allens park 1.5 ese, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-22
13.61" 2.91"
nederland 4.8 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-110
8.44" 3.37"
nederland 2.61 nne, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-75
6.91" 2.68"
vail 2.6 e, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-19
23.25" 0.91"
Brumley
SNOTEL 369
30" 0"
co st forest st park
SNOTEL CSFC2
19.41" 0.1"
nederland 3.7 ene, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-296
9.5" 3.12"
pitkin 1.1 sw, co
SNOTEL CO-GN-59
21.15" -0.03"
great sand dunes natl mon
SNOTEL GSDC2
1.89" 0.53"
Phantom Valley
SNOTEL 688
28" 2"
lake george 7.2 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-PK-39
0.47" 0"
la garita 5.6 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-SA-11
1.31" 0.36"
y motel
SNOTEL E33
9.9" -0.07"
Hayden Pass
SNOTEL 1102
12" 1"
rollinsville 1.1 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-GL-17
12.79" 2.77"
Loveland Basin
SNOTEL 602
43" 1"
alamosa 2ssw
SNOTEL ASWC2
0.15" -0.08"
Lynx Pass
SNOTEL 607
24" 2"
crestone 5.3 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-SA-66
0.21" 0.02"
del norte 3.3 e, co
SNOTEL CO-RG-16
0.99" 0.3"
glen haven 1.2 n, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-868
3.87" 2.58"
Nast Lake
SNOTEL 658
27" 1"
bonanza 6.6 s, co
SNOTEL CO-SA-61
1.01" 0.61"
estes park 1.8 sse, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-987
3.24" 2.35"
Elliot Ridge
SNOTEL 1120
52" 6"
crestone,co
SNOTEL CSTC2
0.28" 0.1"
Summit Ranch
SNOTEL 802
25" 1"
Bear Lake
SNOTEL 322
42" 5"
estes park,co
SNOTEL ETSC2
3.78" 2.16"
Grizzly Peak
SNOTEL 505
42" 1"
Kiln
SNOTEL 556
34" 2"
saguache 0.4 e, co
SNOTEL CO-SA-59
0.64" 0.2"
wolcott 2.3 n, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-8
17.22" 0.2"
Chamita
SNOTEL 394
23" 0"
High Lonesome
SNOTEL 1187
49" -1"
Willow Park
SNOTEL 870
49" 4"
ward 4.6 ne, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-202
12.31" 3.49"
rollinsville 1.7 e, co
SNOTEL CO-GL-25
7.13" 3.17"
silverthorne 2.1 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-6
24.7" 0.08"
alamosa 1.1 n, co
SNOTEL CO-AM-31
0.07" -0.1"
nederland 4.2 e, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-233
7.53" 3.35"
nathrop 3.3 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-CF-19
0.79" 0.24"
south platte river
SNOTEL ANTC2
0.4" 0.14"
del norte,co
SNOTEL DLNC2
0.98" 0.29"
grant
SNOTEL GRTC2
2.21" 0.5"
evergreen 6.5 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-CC-1
3.82" 1.73"
Copeland Lake
SNOTEL 412
27" 6"
dillon,co
SNOTEL DLLC2
11.95" 0.04"
Willow Creek Pass
SNOTEL 869
37" 0"
Wild Basin
SNOTEL 1042
40" 0"
South Colony
SNOTEL 773
32" -1"
climax coop
SNOTEL CLXC2
19.04" 0.68"
cabin creek
SNOTEL GCRC2
13.91" 1.86"
vail 3.5 e, co
SNOTEL CO-EG-53
25.72" 0.82"
aspen springs amrad
SNOTEL ASIC2
3.72" 2.23"
Berthoud Summit
SNOTEL 335
38" 1"
Rough And Tumble
SNOTEL 939
11" 1"
estes park 3.3 ssw, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-247
3.42" 2.72"
georgetown
SNOTEL GEOC2
3.63" 1.82"
nederland 0.4 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-BO-322
9.01" 2.7"
silverthorne 21 nw, co
SNOTEL CO-SU-35
16.5" 1.2"
Lily Pond
SNOTEL 580
30" 2"
fairplay 2.7 wnw, co
SNOTEL CO-PK-15
7.84" 0.58"
Niwot
SNOTEL 663
34" 9"
San Antonio Sink
SNOTEL 1172
23" 0"
estes park 1.7 w, co
SNOTEL CO-LR-1115
9.69" 2.29"
buena vista,co
SNOTEL BNVC2
1.07" 0.16"
Grayback
SNOTEL 1058
4" 0"
Buffalo Park
SNOTEL 913
37" 0"
Vail Mountain
SNOTEL 842
36" 0"
Sargents Mesa
SNOTEL 1128
17" 1"
Copper Mountain
SNOTEL 415
37" 0"
Cumbres Trestle
SNOTEL 431
50" 0"
bailey
SNOTEL BLYC2
1.91" 1.01"
Stillwater Creek
SNOTEL 793
23" 0"
nathrop 1.9 wsw, co
SNOTEL CO-CF-54
0.7" 0.23"
Jones Pass
SNOTEL 970
37" 1"