North Fork Campground

Area Status: Closed
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This campground is the highest elevation campground on the Salida Ranger District. The elevation is 11,000 feet and the campsites are situated on the north shore of the North Fork Reservoir. The campground is small with only 9 sites. The road to the campground is very rough and not recommended for vehicles towing trailers. High clearance vehicles are a requirement for reaching this campground.

Reservations are not taken for this campground.

This campground is closed for the remainder of the 2014 summer camping season due to a sanitary issue with the restroom. Anglers may access the lake for fishing but camping is prohibited due to the lack of restroom facilities.

At a Glance

Fees $14.00 per night; No fee or services after Labor Day
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Salida, CO
Water: No
Restroom: Vault toilet
Passes: Senior and Access passes are honored at this site.
Operated By: Contact the Salida Ranger District at 719-539-3591

General Information


From Salida, CO, travel west for 5 miles to Poncha Springs, CO then continue west on Highway 50 for 6 miles to County Road 240. Turn right on CR 240 and stay on this road for 3 miles to the Angel of Shavano campground. From the campground the road continues west for 6 miles to the North Fork reservoir and campground.


This campground is not universally accessible.

General Notes:

The road from Angel of Shavano campground is extremely rocky and rough. High clearance vehicles are recommend.


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