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There are many camping opportunities on the San Juan National Forest. We offer developed campgrounds and more isolated dispersed camping areas. With some pre-planning you can find a perfect spot for you and your family. While electric, sewer, water hook-ups and showers are not always available; most campgrounds have potable water, picnic tables, fire rings and vault toilets.
Campground reservations may be made at some sites through Recreation.gov by phone at 877-444-6777 or online at www.recreation.gov. Where available, reservations are recommended for holiday weekends.
Campground Reservation Program Expanded on the San Juan National Forest
The San Juan National Forest has added more of its campgrounds to the list of those where certain campsites may be reserved in advance through the National Recreation Reservation System. McPhee, House Creek, Florida Group and Chris Park Group campgrounds have been taking reservations for several years. For 2011, several other San Juan campgrounds have been added to the reservation program, including:
Dolores Ranger District:
Mavreeso, West Dolores and Cayton campgrounds
Columbine Ranger District:
Junction Creek, Haviland Lake, Vallecito, North Canyon, Graham Creek and Pine Point campgrounds
Pagosa Ranger District:
East Fork and West Fork campgrounds
Campsites that have been paid for in advance will be posted as “Reserved.” Only a portion of a given campground’s sites can be reserved each day, with the remainder available for first-come, first-served use.
San Juan National Forest campgrounds are operated by the Rocky Mountain Recreation Company. The allocation of sites available for reservation will be evaluated on an annual basis and will be modified, as needed, to maximize customer satisfaction and accommodate use patterns.
“The reservation system allows visitors who want to plan their camping stays in advance to be assured of a campsite,” said Brian White, San Juan National Forest Recreation Staff. “At the same time, all of our campgrounds will still allow for spontaneous camping visits on a first-come-first-served basis at other sites.”