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

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Lodgepole Campground

Capacity: 170 People
Elevation: 8,800 Feet (2743.1 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 17
Reservation Contact: National Reservation System: 877-444-6777
Reservation Status: Accepted

Lodgepole Campground Reservations

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General Description

Lodgepole Campground is a great place for anglers to enjoy the waters of the Taylor River. It is located in the Taylor Canyon, which supports a variety of outdoor activities. Campers can enjoy rafting with a number of outfitters from Gunnison. Rock climbing is also popular in the canyon. The Fossil Ridge Wilderness Area lies one mile south of the campsite. Access to this natural area can be gained at the Summerville or South Lottis Trailheads.

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 14.6 miles to Lodgepole 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

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Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Right across the road is a superb fishing run. Most people fish it from the road side, but if you go downstream a bit, wade across to the middle of the Taylor and wade upstram to the rocks, there's a great spot to nymph for 'guaranteed' fish.

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Fossil Ridge Wilderness Area
ICON Camping Lodgepole Campground
ICON Automobile Travel Taylor River Road
ICON Fishing Gunnison River
ICON Hiking & Walking Summerville Trail, South Lottis Trail
ICON Horseback Riding Summerville Trail
ICON Rafting & Kayaking Gunnison River
ICON Scenic Driving Taylor River Road

Related Activities
South Lottis Trail - South Lottis Trail extends north and south, through the Fossil Ridge Wilderness, for ten and a half miles. It leads from the South Lottis Trailhead to the Gold Creek Trailhead.

Summerville Trail - This trail begins in Taylor Canyon, one mile below Lodgepole Campground. After entering the Fossil Ridge Wilderness, the trail climbs out of Summerville Creek connecting with the Fossil Ridge Trail, 431.

More Information

Visitor Information:

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

Links to other sites:
Campground Reservations - Reserve your campground online here with reserveamerica.com

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