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Quick Facts

Blanco River Campground

Elevation: 7,200 Feet (2244.4 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 6
Reservation Contact: Local
Reservation Remarks: Eight acres with 6 sites.
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

The Blanco River Campground offers a convenient stopping point between Chama, NM, and Pagosa Springs, CO, 15 miles to the northwest. The campground is two miles off the highway on Forest Development Road # 656 and is lightly used.

The river-bottom area is fairly level, and four of the six sites are suitable for long RVs. Several large ponderosa pines provide some shade, but , at this elevation (7200 feet), the area gets quite warm during the summer. Sites are usually available.

The Blanco River is stocked with trout but lightly fished, so fishing may be good.

Three nearby trails access the roadless country to the east. The Navajo Peak Trail and V-Rock Trail can be reached from the Buckles Lake Road (Forest Development Road # 663), about seven miles south of the campground via Hwy. 84. The Blanco Basin Road (Forest Development Road # 657) accesses the Leche Creek Trail. These trails intersect with several entry/exit points.

Directions from Pagosa Springs, Colorado: Travel south on Hwy 84 13.0 miles and turn east on Forest Development Road #656 for 1.75 miles

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. Updated: 2004-04-30 10:12:00.0

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON RV Camping Maximum length is 16 feet.
ICON Tent Camping
ICON Camping Blanco River Campground
ICON Cold Water Fishing Blanco River
ICON Hiking & Walking Forest Service Road # 658 and other roads are close by
ICON Viewing Scenery

Related Activities
Blanco River Group Picnic Ground - The Blanco River Group Picnic Ground has two sites which are adjacent to the Blanco River Campground.

More Information

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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