Island Lake Campground - Grand Valley RD

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

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 This campground is one of the few in Grand Mesa National Forest not located on a lake. Most of the sites are nestled in a thick grove of mature spruce. A few sites have a panoramic vista of the Grand Valley and several of the lakes below.  There are 41 sites.  The maximum spur length is 40 ft.

The 144-acre Island Lake is located 0.1 miles east of the campground on Forest Rt. 116. The lake has a boat ramp, wheelchair accessible fishing pier and fish cleaning station.

Mosquitoes are plentiful; bring lots of repellent.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Treated water and electricity.  
Reservations: Reservations can be made at or by calling 1-877-444-6777, TDD 1-877-833-6777. Some sites are first-come, first-served.
Fees $18 per night per camping unit; $6.00 per night electric fee; $4 per day for Day Use/Picnic if in a campsite; $6 per firewood bundle; $5.00 per bag of trash (for non-registered guests). Two group sites are available for $75 and $150.
Open Season: May
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Delta, CO
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (3)
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information


From Cedaredge, CO, take State Rt. 65 north 15.7 miles to campground sign (Forest Rt. 116). Turn left at sign onto Rt. 116 (gravel) and go 1.4 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground.

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Campground Camping

Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Sites 41
Maximum spur length - 60 ft.
No. of Accessible sites None


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Fire Danger Level: Moderate
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10,300 ft.


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

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

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RV camping with many of the comforts of home!