Prospector Campground is found in the heart of the White River National Forest and offers overnight guests access to multiple mountain ranges as well as the locally popular Dillon Reservoir. Recently, many of the trees around the campgrounds have been removed due to a pine beetle infestation, so guests with dogs are warned that there may not be very much shade to be found.
Fishing is available at several rivers in the area, where anglers can find species like rainbow and brown trout. There's also the nearby Dillon Reservoir, often referred to as Lake Dillon. This area is offered free of charge for guests of Prospector to enjoy throughout the warmer seasons and contains the same species seen in the surrounding feeder streams and rivers. During the off-season, body contact is restricted for the reservoir, which means no swimming, boating, or other similar activities. If you bring your canine along for your fishing trip, make sure they're kept on a leash while steering clear of other visitors.
The areas in and around Prospector contain over 7 miles of paved trails that are part of the broader Summit Country trail system. The park recommends the Old Dillon Reservoir Trail as an introduction to the surrounding landscape, as the short stretch offers several views of both the Tenmile Range and Continental Divide. Guests are welcome to either hike these trails or enjoy them on a bicycle. For visitors who'd like to take their canines along, they'll have to keep them on a leash and clean up any messes left behind.
Overnight guests can choose from a total of 106 different sites inside of Prospector campground. These sites are fairly primitive and contain unpaved parking spurs, campfire rings, and picnic tables. The campsites are all open to tents, RVs, and popup campers, provided they're self-contained, as no dumping stations are found here. Vault toilets and potable water sources can be found in several areas throughout the campground. If you've got Fido along for your stay, they have to stay indoors with you overnight in either your RV or tent. Any overnight stay during a holiday will incur an additional $2 cost.
Potential visitors are reminded that any costs outlined here pertain to the Prospector campgrounds themselves, and do not necessarily cover any additional costs for surrounding recreational opportunities.