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Camping: Colorado > Rio Grande National Forest > Divide Ranger District

Quick Facts

Rio Grande Dispersed Camping Area

Elevation: 8,900 Feet (2774.3 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 4
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

This campground is located 9.5 miles southwest of Creede just off Colorado Highway 149. There are 4 undeveloped sites with several moveable tables and one vault type toilet. Drinking water is provided with a well that is closed after Labor Day. There are no refuse receptacles, nor is firewood provided. Please pack your trash.

There is screening on an open bench directly on Rio Grande River with trees along river. The campground is completely hidden from Colorado Highway 149. There is a short stretch of road dropping into the campground that is relatively steep and narrow for large travel trailers and there is limited maneuverability. This is a good area for small groups (Family reunions, etc.). You can fish, picnic and enjoy other water sports, there is a good rafting or tubing put-in point.

Directions from Creede: Travel southwest on Colorado Highway 149 for 8.4 miles, to the intersection of a dirt road running south from the Highway (White metal sign on right side of Highway reads "Rio Grande Fisherman's Area"), through a gated fence, then approximately 1 mile south on dirt road.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (NOTE: Usually not heavily used.) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Firewood not provided.Several

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open Updated: 2000-05-09 10:50:00.0

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Other Watercraft Good rafting and tubing put-in points
ICON RV Camping Short stretch of road to campground is steep and narrow; limited maneuverability
ICON Tent Camping Good for small groups
ICON Camping Rio Grande Dispersed Camping Area
ICON Cold Water Fishing Rio Grande River

Related Activities
Marshall Park Campground - This site is located near Colorado Hwy. 149 and is the closest forest campground to Creede. There is very little screening or trees, so heavy vehicle traffic along Colorado Hwy. 149 is visible.

Rio Grande Reservoir Road 520 Scenic Drive - Beautiful mountain scenery and numerous recreation facilities are found along the Rio Grande Reservoir Road #520.

More Information

Visitor Information:

South Fork Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 12 , South Fork, CO, 81154, Phone: 719-873-5512

Rio Grande County - South Fork, Del Norte, Monte Vista, P.O. Box 577 , South Fork, CO, 81154, Phone: 800-571-0881 or 719-873-5512, Fax: 719-873-5693, www.southfork.org


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