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Alamosa Campground

Elevation: 8,640 Feet (2693.3 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 10
Reservation Remarks: 10 UNITS OPERATED BY CONCESSIONAIRE. FIRST/COME FIRST/SERVE.
Reservation Status: Not Accepted


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General Description

Alamosa Canyon Road 250 - 9.26.91
Copyright: Jim Hughes - US Forest Service
Alamosa Canyon Road 250 - 9.26.91
Alamosa Campground is on the Alamosa River 4.5 miles above Terrace Reservoir Dam. There are 10 campsites with tables, fireplaces, vault type toilet, ample parking and a developed water system operated with a hand pump. There is public fishing at Terrace Reservoir and trail access to Alamosa-Rock Creek and Big Lake Trails.

Maneuvering space for large trailers and recreation vehicles is limited. Naturally acidic water severely limits fishing in the Alamosa river between Stunner Campground and Terrace Reservoir.

Directions from Monte Vista, Colorado: Travel 12 miles south on Colorado State Highway 15 (Gunbarrel Road). then west 17.4 miles to campground entrance. Follows Twelve Mile Road west to the forest boundary where it becomes the Alamosa-Conejos River road #250 and continue 17.4 miles.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (NOTE: May close early because of snow.) .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Water, tables, fireplaces (lim



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open Updated: 2000-06-08 14:02:00.0


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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON RV Camping Maximum length 25 feet; limited maneuvering space
Yes
ICON Tent Camping Tables and fireplaces
Yes
ICON Camping Alamosa Campground
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing Limited between Stunner Campground and Terrace Reservoir due to acidic water
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Alamosa/Rock Creek Trail
No
ICON Big Game Hunting In season
No
ICON Mountain Biking Forest Road 250
No



Nearby Services

Gas Station: VARIOUS HARDWARE RETAILERS (Private - Profit MONTE VISTA.) Directions: 17.4 MILES EAST ON FOREST ROAD 250 TO STATE HWY.

Groceries: VARIOUS STORES (Private - Profit NORTH TO MONTE VISTA.) Directions: 17.4 MILES EAST ON FOREST ROAD 250 TO STATE

Miscellaneous: REPAIR SHOPS (Private - Profit NORTH TO MONTE VISTA.) Directions: 17.4 MILES EAST ON FOREST ROAD 250 TO STATE

Miscellaneous: VARIOUS PRIVATE CONCERNS (Private - Profit NORTH TO MONTE VISTA.) Directions: 17.4 MILES EAST ON FOREST ROAD 250 TO STATE

Nearest Hospital: MEDICAL SERVICES (Private - Profit NORTH TO MONTE VISTA.) Directions: 17.4 MILES EAST ON FOREST ROAD 250 TO STATE



Related Activities
Big Lake Trail - There is little outstanding scenery along the trail, but it is a pleasant experience, with many wildflowers during the summer. The trail is recommended for the more experienced hiker.

Summitville Documentary Site - Eleven thousand feet above sea level on headwaters of Wightman Fork at base of South Mountain (12,555 altitude) is the historical mining site of Summitville.

Terrace Reservoir - The reservoir is a storage facility on the Alamosa River which is drawn down each year. It is the 250th highest earthen dam, built circa 1906. It is lightly fished and has cutthroat and rainbow trout.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Suite 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO

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