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Camping: Colorado > San Juan National Forest > Mancos-Dolores Ranger District

Quick Facts

West Dolores Campground

Elevation: 7,800 Feet (2431.4 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 13
Reservation Remarks: Handicapped accessible sites (# 3).
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

West Dolores Campground is similar to Mavreeso Campground and just a mile up the road. There are 13 sites on 10 acres near the river. Most are shady and level, and several are suitable for large RVs. There is a dump station. One site has a table that accommodates wheelchairs. All sites are first-come, first-served. There is day-use parking near the entrance.

Directions from Dolores, Colorado: Travel 21 miles north on Colorado Hwy 145 and Forest Development Road #535 to campground entrance.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Late May through Labor Day Weekend (NOTE: Open, water is on) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Water, trash pickup, and compo

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Closed for the season. Located on the West Fork of the Dolores River, on Forest Rd. 535. There are 13 sites. Updated: 2004-04-22 14:52:00.0

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Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Found the area dry and encountered ticks for the first time. New hosts are excellent.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: The river is low, the fishing is not good. However,the area is gorgeous and the camp host is wonderful. The facilities are excellent.

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON RV Camping
ICON Tent Camping
ICON Camping West Dolores Campground
ICON Cold Water Fishing Dolores River
ICON Mountain Biking Forest Road #'s 535 and 532. Forest Trail # 204 is 5.0 miles west. Forest Service Trail # 740 is 3.0 miles north.
ICON Viewing Scenery

Related Activities
West Dolores Picnic Ground - The sites are on 10 acres near the river. One site has a table that accommodates wheelchairs.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Mesa Verde Country Visitor Information, P.O. Box HH , Cortez, CO, 81321, Phone: 800-253-1616, Fax: 970-565-1155, lynnd@mesaverdecountry.com


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