Campgrounds - Public

Big Blue

9,600 Elevation

11 campsites near the junction of Blue Creek and Soldier Creek.
Campground is near the Uncompahgre Wilderness. Hiking trails into the wilderness are closeby. Fishing area creeks.

USFS. Picnic tables. Grills/firepits. Vault toilet. 14 day limited stay.

RVs & trailers are NOT recommended due to the narrow, rough road.

Location: 19 miles northwest of Lake City on State road 149 and FR 868 Latitude: 38.2172159 Longitude: -107.3856138

Activities: Fishing, hunting, hiking, backpacking, and pick-nicking.

Season: mid June - Labor Day
Fee: donation

Managed by: Gunnison Ranger District
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison Natl Forests
216 N. Colorado
Gunnison, CO 81230
Phone: 970-641-0471

Map...Big Blue

 

 


Bristol Head


16 sites. Elevation 9500 feet. USFS.  
Site length: 32 feet. Water. Picnic tables.  Grills/firepits. Rates: $14/night


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Cebolla Creek

9,200-foot elevation.

5 campsites in the Cebolla Creek Wildlife Area.

Stream fishing for trout. 

Location: Drive 16 miles up Highway 149 to the Powderhorn turnoff and then proceed on a good gravel road one mile to Powderhorn and on up seven miles to the Cebolla Creek Campground. 

Managing Office:
Gunnison Field Office
Bureau of Land Management
650 South 11th St
Gunnison, CO 81230
970-642-4940

Season: Memorial Day through Labor Day
Fee: $8

Reservations: no 

Activities: Camping, hunting, hiking, backpacking, pick nicking

Map...Cebolla Creek

 

 


Deer Lakes

 

Description: 10,400-foot elevation.

12 campsites shaded by aspens and spruce located near Powderhorn Wilderness. La Garita Wilderness is also nearby.

Fishing in the lakes or hiking on the wilderness trails.

 

Location: From Lake City southeast on SR 149 9 miles to FR 768/788, then north on FR 788 3 miles, then 2 miles on FR 458

Latitude: 38.0222192
Longitude: -107.1864416

 

Managing Office:
Gunnison Ranger District
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison Natl Forests
216 N. Colorado
Gunnison, CO 81230
970-641-0471

 

Season: late May - September
Fee: $12/night

 

Reservations: NO

 

Activities: Camping, horseback riding, backpacking, hiking

 

Map...Deer Lakes

 

 


Gate View

 

Located in a deep, narrow canyon at the extreme south end of the Lake Fork Arm of Blue Mesa Reservoir. Take CO Highway 149 7 miles west of Powderhorn, then 6 miles north on the gravel Blue Mesa Cutoff Road.

 

Open: spring to fall
Sites: 6
Accessible: no
Water: yes (mid-May to mid-September)
Flush toilets: no
Vault toilets: yes
Tables/fire grates: yes

 

Reservations available: no

 

Fees: Free


Map...Gate View

  



Hidden Valley

Hidden Valley Tent Campground is a primitive tent camping only area. The site is located between the Powderhorn and La Garita Wilderness areas. This tent camping site is great for folks interested in hiking and backpacking. It offers access to extensive trail systems within both wilderness and general forest areas. The landscape is in a narrow valley with spruce, fir and aspen trees next to Cebolla Creek. There are 4 tent sites.

 

Current Conditions: No water. Donation.
Fees Campground financed by donations
Open Season: June - September
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Lake City, CO
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

 

Directions: Drive south on State Highway 149 to Forest Road 788. Turn left on FDR 788 and drive 6 miles, passing Deer Lakes Campground. 

Map...Hidden Valley

Hinsdale County features 16 campgrounds within the county boundaries and 6 additional within a short distance of the boundaries. Click on the tent icons to get information on campgrounds.

Rio Grande Reservoir is closed.

Carson ghost town road is closed at the Continental Divide.

Hermit Lakes, Continental Reservoir and Rio Hondro are open to fishing, no camping.

Bristol Head open to camping. Pool Table open.


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Lost Trail


7 sites. Elevation 9500 feet.  USFS.  No large RVs or trailers.  Water. Picnic tables. Grills/firepits. Rates: Free

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Mill Creek Campground

County Road 30
(Cinnamon Pass Road, Alpine Loop)

Beautiful BLM campground with 22 sites that will accommodate RVs and/or tents. Shaded and partly-shaded sites.  Trash, water, picnic tables, vault toilets, fire pits/grills.  Bear-resistant food lockers.  Public river fishing access.  Accessible sites.  No electric.  Rates: $7 per night.  Elevation is 9500 feet.

 

Map...Mill Creek Campground

 


North Clear Creek


27 sites. Elevation 9900 feet.  USFS. Water. Picnic tables. Grills/firepits. Rates: $14/night.

 

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Red Bridge

7 sites. Elevation 7800 feet. BLM. Picnic tables. Grills/firepits. Vault toilets.  Rates: $5/night.

On the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River.


 


River Hill


23 sites.  Elevation 9200 feet. USFS. Water. Picnic tables. Grills/firepits. Rates: $16/night.

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Road Canyon


6 sites. Elevation 9300 feet. USFS.  Picnic tables. Grills/firepits. Rates: Free.

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Silver Thread


13 sites. Elevation 9500 feet. 
USFS.  Site length: 32 feet. Water. 
Picnic tables. Grills/firepits. Rates: $14/night.

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Slumgullion

NOTICE: This is a day use area only as of Spring 2013.

At the top of Slumgullion Pass, turn onto FS Rd 788.

 

Map...Slumgullion


 


Spruce

9 tent sites. Elevation 9700 feet. USFS. Picnic tables. Grills/firepits. Vault toilet. On Cebolla Creek. Rates: $ Donation

At the top of Slumgullion Pass, turn onto FS Rd 788.  Go about 8 miles.  Campground is on the right.

Map...Spruce


 


The Gate

8 sites. Elevation 8000 feet. BLM. Picnic tables. Grills/firepits. Vault toilets. Rates: $5/night.

On the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River.

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Thirty Mile


39 sites. Elevation 9300 feet. USFS.  Site length: 32 feet. Water. Picnic tables. Grills/firepits. Rates: $16/night

Near Squaw Creek.  Along the Rio Grande River.

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Williams Creek Campground

County Road 30
(Cinnamon Pass Road, Alpine Loop)

Popular US Forest Service campground with 23 sites that will accommodate RVs and/or tents.  Shaded and partly-shaded sites.  Campground hosts on site.  Trash, water, picnic tables, vault toilets, fire pits/grills.  No electric.  Rates: $14 per night.  Elevation is 9200 feet.

 

Map...Williams Creek Campground


 


Wupperman Campground

On Lake San Cristobal
County Rd 33
970-944-2225

Located on the east side of Lake San Cristobal, this county-owned public campground features 31 sites with excellent views of the lake.  Various site lengths will accommodate RVs and/or tents.  Day use permitted.  Public fishing access to the lake.  Water, trash removal, vault toilets, picnic tables, grills and fire grates, dump station.  No electricity.  Rates: $15 per night.  Elevation is 9000 feet.

 

Map...Wupperman Campground