Thirty Mile Campground
- Public Campgrounds
Thirty Mile Campground is nestled on the banks of the Rio Grande River, just a short mile from the Rio Grande Reservoir. The location is perfect for anyone who loves to spend time in the water, fishing, canoeing/kayaking and swimming. There is an Amphitheater where Campfire programs are periodically presented during the summer and nature trails. There are two trailheads that take you into the Weminuche Wilderness. Climbing and backpacking/horse packing in the San Juan mountains.
The campground is located in a wooded meadow situated between the Rio Grande River and Squaw Creek with some sites overlooking the creek. All sites are nestled among mature spruce or Aspen trees. The campground is adjacent to the Weminuche Wilderness with two trailheads (Squaw Creek # 814 and Weminuche Pass # 818) that link to the Contenental Divide National Scenic Trail and are accessed just below the Rio Grande Reservoir. This campground is very popular with both fishermen and hikers accessing a wilderness experience.
Firewood is available for a fee.
There is ample parking for fishermen and backpackers. No stock unloading or horse trailers are permitted, but 1/2 and 3/4 miles east , adjacent to Forest Road 250, pack stock can be unloaded and stock trailers can be parked near some public corrals.
This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques.
Directions: From Creede, CO, take State 149 south (toward Lake City) 19.3 miles to Rio Grande Reservoir sign (Forest Rd. 520). Turn left onto Rd. 520 and go 0.5 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear left onto a dirt road, staying on Rd. 520, and go 10.8 miles to campground sign. Left turn into campground.