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Williams Creek Campground

Elevation: 8,100 Feet (2524.9 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 67
Reservation Contact: Local
Reservation Remarks: 66 sites on 12 acres.
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

Williams Lake
Copyright: - US Forest Service
Williams Lake
Williams Creek Campground is 4 miles north of Bridge Campground. This large facility has 67 sites and a good selection of sunny and shady spots, with a few right along the creek. This popular area is usually full on midsummer weekends and holidays. Fishing near the campground is usually good in the late spring and fall, but only fair in July and August.

Directions from Pagosa Springs, Colorado: Travel 2 miles west on U.S. Hwy 160, then turn northwest on Forest Road 631 for 22 miles. Turn north on Forest Road 640 for 0.5 mile to the campground entrance.

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

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

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open memorial day thru september. Updated: 2004-04-30 10:16:00.0

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Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Great campground. Would be my top pick of the 4 in the area. As the description says, there are a varitey of sites to choose from. Take a right at the entrance and head for the low number sites, 5-6 are right on the creek and looked like great sites (Full when we got there). Otherwise most of the sites are good and the creek is a short walk away. While the description says this place fills on midsummer weekends, I'd have to be skeptical. Over the memorial day weekend, I'd say it was max 1/3 full. Several of the sites looked like they had not been used in years.
Conditions: Again, my top choice of campgrounds in this area. You don't get the views of Teal, but sites offer much better privacy and the forest like setting is nice. There is a mixture of sites, most are treed, with a few on the fringes. **Bring bug spray. Mosquitos were annoying, but didn't bother us once we applied bug spray.
Water Availability: ***Water was not working when we stayed there. Looke like they had put in a new water system that didn't require pumping, but it wasn't working. Upside is fee was 1/2 price. Can't beat it for $5 a night.

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Other Watercraft Williams Creek Reservoir
ICON Sailing Williams Creek Reservoir
ICON RV Camping Maximum length is 32 feet.
ICON Tent Camping
ICON Camping Williams Creek Campground
ICON Cold Water Fishing Williams Creek Reservoir and Williams Creek. Fishing near the campground is usually good in the late spring and fall, but only fair in July and August.
ICON Hiking & Walking Forest Service Trail # 583
ICON Horseback Riding Stables close by
ICON Canoeing Williams Creek Reservoir
ICON Viewing Scenery

Related Activities
Williams Creek Trailhead - Williams Creek Trailhead is near Cimarrona Campground and Williams Creek Reservoir. There are a number of wilderness trails for hikers to enjoy.

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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