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Quick Facts

Kroeger Campground

Elevation: 9,000 Feet (2805.5 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 11
Reservation Remarks: 11 units
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

Kroeger Campground in La Plata Canyon has 10 sites on two acres, with plenty of shade near the La Plata River. The river is close to the road, so fishing is popular. Success rates are only fair.

The campground is six miles up the canyon and shaded by a mixture of spruce, fir, aspen, and cottonwood. Expect cool nights during the summer as the elevation is 9,000 feet.

One site has a double table and large parking area. Another is suitable for a long RV. There is one pull-thru. Private property is adjacent to the campground.

Directions from Durango, Colorado: Travel 11 miles west on U.S. Highway 160 and turn right (north) on County Road 124 (La Plata Canyon) and drive 6 miles.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Late May through Labor Day Weekend .



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



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open. Host on site. Water Cost per site $10.00. Updated: 2004-07-28 10:23:00.0


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Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Wow. everybody else went up the road. We had most of the campground to ourselves. Nice place. Will be back.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON RV Camping One pull-thru site
Yes
ICON Tent Camping Plenty of shade
Yes
ICON Camping Kroeger Campground
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing La Plata River; popular; fair only
No
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Nearby
No
ICON Hiking & Walking Roads and trails nearby
No
ICON Mountain Biking Roads and trails nearby
No
ICON Viewing Scenery
Yes



Related Activities
Highline Loop National Recreation Trail - Several trails traverse the high country, including the Highline Loop National Recreational Trail. The trail travels 17.0 miles through mountain parks, aspen groves, and spruce/fir forest, and along alpine ridge tops above timberline.

Kennebec Pass Scenic Drive - Kennebec Pass ends at almost 12,000 feet. The last 3 miles are 4 WD only, but the walk to the top is well worth the view.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Silverton Area Chamber Of Commerce, 414 Greene Street, P.O. Box 565 , Silverton, CO, 81433, Phone: 800-752-4494, Fax: 970-387-0282, chamber@frontier.net

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