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Camping: Colorado > Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests > Taylor River Ranger District

Quick Facts

Lake View Campground

Capacity: 460 People
Elevation: 9,400 Feet (2930.2 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 46
Reservation Contact: National Reservation System: 877-444-6777
Reservation Status: Accepted

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General Description

The biggest attraction for visitors who come to Lake View Campground is Taylor Park Reservoir. The main parking area, boat ramp and fishing site on the southern side of the lake is located immediately across Taylor River Road from Lake View Campground. This site provides drinking water, picnic tables, fire grates, garbage collection and vault toilets for 46 camp sites. Reservations are accepted at this site, and it fills most weekends during the summer months.

Directions from Almont: Drive north on Highway 135 from Almont to Taylor Canyon Road (Forest Road 742). Turn right on to Taylor Canyon road and travel 23.25 miles to Lake View Campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Late May through September .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Facilities include parking spu

Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Lori (Colorado Springs, CO)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Large campground, great views. Close enough to Gunnison for day trip to town. Won't tell you our favorite sites, but it's worth the 3 hour drive.
Conditions: Rainy last year, typical afternoon thunderstorms. Partial shade on most sites.
Water Availability: Plenty

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Boat Launching Taylor Reservoir
ICON Camping Lake View Campground
ICON Automobile Travel Taylor River Road
ICON Cold Water Fishing Taylor Reservoir, Taylor River
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Taylor Pass Road
ICON Hiking & Walking Matchless Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Matchless Trail

Related Activities
Taylor Pass Road #761 - Taylor Pass Road climbs from Taylor Park to Taylor Pass (11,928 feet). Access to the pass may be obtained from Ashcroft or Taylor Park.

Taylor River Road - The Taylor River Road is a paved, narrow, winding road, that follows the Taylor River through Taylor Canyon. Traffic is usually very heavy in the summer months.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Gunnison National Forest, 216 North Colorado , Gunnison, CO, 81230, Phone: 970-641-0471


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