This campground is at 10,200-foot elevation; and has 36 campsites, 2 of which are handicapped-accessible. Maximum spur length is 45 ft. The campground is composed of two loops along the shore of Island Lake with some sites along the shore of the lake. One new toilet was installed on the West loop 2009. It is heavily wooded with spruce trees. There is a wheelchair friendly area with a fish cleaning station adjacent to the Island Lake Boat Ramp.
The campground is convenient to several of the Mesa's 500 lakes, the visitor center and Crag Crest Trailhead. Bring plenty of mosquito repellent.
At a Glance
No Reservations. First-Come, First-Serve Camping.
$16 per night per camping unit; $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).
Flush Toilet (1), Vault Toilet (2)
Directions: From Cedaredge, CO, take State Rt. 65 north 15.7 miles tocampground sign (Forest Rt. 116). Turn left at sign onto Rt. 116(gravel) and go 0.8 miles to another campground sign. Turn rightjust before sign into campground.