Big Meadows is 1 1/2 miles west of U.S. Highway 160, 27 1/2 miles west of Del Norte. Attractions include fishing at Big Meadows Reservoir and in the South Fork of the Rio Grande, access to the Weminuche Wilderness via the Archuleta Creek Trail 839, visiting Cascade Falls.
This facility includes 43 sites with tables and fireplaces, 4 vault toilets, developed water system with 4 faucet/fountain hydrants, refuse receptacle located along access road, a boat ramp at Big Meadows Reservoir and a parking area and turn around at the reservoir. Firewood is not provided. 30 of the 43 sites are on a reservation system - call 1-800-283-CAMP. Camping units for two car groups sharing a fireplace and table are available. These units are suitable for RV's.
Directions from Del Norte, Colorado: Travel 27.5 miles west on U.S. Highway 160 to Forest Road # 410. Take FR # 410 west for 1.5 miles to Campground entrance.
Directions from South Fork, Colorado: Travel west on U.S. Highway 160 8.0 miles to Forest Road # 410. Take FR # 410 west for 1.5 miles to campground entrance.
Normal Services Available:
Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend
(NOTE: Campground alternates staying open after Labor Day until November 15, for Fall color viewing. Reduced Services. Campground may close earlier due to deep snow.)