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Ferris Campground

Elevation: 6,500 Feet (2026.2 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 6
Reservation Remarks: Handicapped Accessible sites.
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

Ferris Canyon Campground, at Lone Dome, is 3 miles from Cabin Canyon Campground, has 6 sites (all barrier-free), hand pumps for water, and 6 picnic areas. It is northwest of McPhee Reservoir.

Lone Dome Ranger Station is a landmark and interpretation of the first ranger station which was built on the old Montezuma National Forest around 1912.

Directions from Dolores, Colorado: Travel 37 miles northwest to campground on following roads: Highway 184, U.S. Highway 666 and County Roads 505 and 504.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Memorial Day Weekend through Fall (NOTE: Located in the Lone Dome Recreation area, below McPhee Dam.) .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Water, trash pickup, dump stat



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open, water, no host. Located in the Lone Dome area below McPhee Dam. Ferris is located three miles upstream from Cabin Canyon along Forest Rd. 504. This is a barrier-free facility with six campsites, five picnic sites with a hand pump for water. No water available at this time. Dump station is close by. Fee is $5/night. Updated: 2004-09-02 09:35:00.0


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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Boating McPhee Reservoir, 4 miles south
No
ICON Camping Trailers, RV's and tents
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing Dolores River. McPhee Reservoir ( 4.0 miles south).
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking 4 miles south on Forest Road 504 to Trail 209
ICON Viewing Historic Sites Lone Dome Ranger Station
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking 4 miles south on Forest Road 504 to Trail 209
No



Related Activities
Bradfield Campground - Bradfield Campground, has 22 campsites, all barrier-free, with hand pumps for water. The campground features a raft launch site for trips on the lower Dolores River.

Ferris Picnic Ground - Ferris Canyon Picnic Ground, at Lone Dome, is 3.0 miles from Cabin Canyon Campground.

McPhee Reservior Recreation Area - McPhee Reservoir is the largest reservoir in the San Juan and Rio Grande National Forests.



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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