Amphitheatre Campground - Ouray RD

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Photo of a typical campsite.

Amphitheatre Campground is located on the side of a mountain above Ouray, CO. The campground is tightly designed with loops and 35 camping spurs among Gambel oaks and mixed conifers. There is a scenic overlook from the campground of Ouray and the "Amphitheater," which was formed by a volcanic explosion. A nice day trip is going into Ouray for the small mountain town feel and gift shopping. There is also a public hot spring pool in Ouray. The campground is best suited for tent camping and smaller trailers/RVs (RVs can park at sites 3 through 15, take the second right and follow the "trailer" signs). Total RV length should not exceed 35 feet. This is bear country. Please practice safe food storage techniques.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Treated water.  Scheduled to close 10/07/2015
Reservations: Reservations can be made at or by calling 1-877-444-6777, TDD 1-877-833-6777
Rentals & Guides: Jeep can be rented in Ouray.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Drinking water
Fees $20 per night per camping unit; $4 per day for Day Use/Picnic if in a campsite; $6 per firewood bundle; $5.00 per bag trash (non registered guests).
Open Season: Late May - late September
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Ouray, CO
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information


Travel south on State Highway 550 from Ouray, CO approximately 1/2 mile. Turn left at Amphitheatre Campground sign and travel about 1 mile to the campground.

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Campground Camping

Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at
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No. of Sites 35 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites
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RV Camping

Hookup - WaterNo
Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at
Dump StationsNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Hookup - SewerNo
Pavement Type for ParkingNo


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Accessible 5 sites
Drinking water potable water
Fire Danger Level: Moderate
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log cabin with red roof in meadow surrounded by aspens in leafing out in early spring

Silesca Ranger Station- one of several cabins you can reserve on our forest.

tent in woods

Just about all the shelter you need for a night in the backcountry!

fire in ring with RV in background

RV camping with many of the comforts of home!