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Camping: Colorado > San Juan National Forest > Pagosa Ranger District

Quick Facts

Teal Campground

Elevation: 8,300 Feet (2587.3 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 16
Reservation Remarks: 16 sites on 10 acres.
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

Teal campground is just a short walk from Williams Creek Reservoir which contains kokanee salmon and trout. The surrounding peaks offer great photo opportunities. A few large ponderosa pines provide limited shade, but much of the area is open and grassy. Only a few sites are suitable for large RVs. Teal, like Williams Creek, is a popular camping area, so plan to arrive early on busy summer weekends and holidays.

The Colorado Division of Wildlife offers fishing access through the campground to the dam. Although this end of the lake has no boat ramp, lightweight boats can be carried the short distance to the water. A Forest Service ramp is 0.5 mile north of the campground.

Directions from Pagosa Springs, Colorado: Travel 2.0 miles west on U.S. Hwy 160, then turn northwest on Forest Development Road #631 for 22.0 miles. Turn north on Forest Development Road #640 1.0 mile to campground entrance.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Mid-May through October (NOTE: FEE, TRASH, WATER) .

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

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open memorial day thru september. This campground is located at Williams Reservoir. Updated: 2005-01-10 14:01:00.0

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Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: Great views, right on the lake. But drawbacks are that privacy isn't the best, its faily open with few trees. Also the main access to the resevior runs kinda through the middle of this campground, and its near the road. If you prefer views/access to lake over privacy go with this place. If you prefer privacy, I'd recommend Cimaronna or Williams Creek.
Conditions: Friday before memorial day weekend it was full when we drove through about 5pm. Almost all RVs with lots of people. Like bridge, the sites are open so the RVrs can sprawl all there stuff (ATVs, coolers, grills, satelite dishes, kids and dogs) out all over the place.
Water Availability: Looked like water was available

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Boat Launching A Forest Service ramp is 0.5 mile north of the campground.
ICON RV Camping Maximum length is 32 feet.
ICON Tent Camping
ICON Camping Teal Campground
ICON Cold Water Fishing Williams Creek Reservoir
ICON Hiking & Walking 4.0 miles north of Campground is a trail into the Weminuche Wilderness.
ICON Horseback Riding Stables close at the Sportsmen's Store on Piedra Road.
ICON Mountain Biking Roads and trails close by (Except wilderness trails--bikes are prohibited).
ICON Canoeing Williams Creek Reservoir
ICON Viewing Scenery
ICON Sail Boarding Williams Creek Reservoir

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Visitor Information:

Pagosa Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, 402 San Juan Street , Pagosa Springs, CO, 81147, Phone: 800-252-2204, Fax: 970-264-4625, chamber@pagosa-springs.com


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