Aspen Campground - East Fork Black River

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

***NOTICE** All East Fork Recreation Area campgrounds are open with limited services now that concession operation has ceased for the season and until weather conditions prohibit access. Several toilets will be open and stocked in each campground, however there is no water available, no hosts are on-site, and there is no trash service – Please, Pack It In, Pack It Out!

Aspen Campground on the East Fork of the Black River is a small campground shaded by Ponderosa pines and hardwood trees located streamside at a bend of the East Fork of the Black River. 

The East Fork meanders through the forested valley shaded by tall ponderosa pines and bordered by grasses, alders, and streamside hardwoods.

Campsites are located a few steps from the stream to protect the Black River’s unique riparian zone, but access to the river is easy as the undergrowth serves more to enhance the river’s picturesque nature than to obstruct easy passage.

Sites are small and only a few can accommodate large motor homes or travel trailers. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

At a Glance

Reservations: No reservations. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees See fee schedule.
Usage: Medium
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Concessioner

General Information


From Alpine, Drive two miles north on US Highway 191 to Forest Road 249. Turn west and follow this wide, graveled road 5 miles to Forest Road 276. Turn south and follow Forest Road 276 for six miles to the East Fork Recreation Area.

General Notes:
  • 6 sites, available first-come, first served
  • Utility hookups are not available
  • Pets must be restrained or on a leash
  • Concessionaire operated
  • Rock fire rings 

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Camping trailer Yes
Toilets Vault
Picnic tables Yes
Tent camping Yes
Drinking water Potable
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