O'Haver Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open


Campground will reopen Tuesday October 7, 2014 at approximately 9am.

This campground is located on the shores of a O'Haver Lake. The campground has 28 sites and is situated in a sparse Ponderosa pine forest. A handicapped fishing pier and an easy shoreline trail are available for fishing access.

This campground has been closed for renovation since September 12, 2011 and will re-open on August 27, 2012 . The campground will remain open until October 1, 2012. No reservation will be taken during this period. All sites are first-come, first-served.

For reservations visit: www.Recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777. The following sites are reservable: 1,2,3,10,11,15,15A,16-25.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campground is open after extensive re-modeling.
Operational Hours: Quiet Hours 10 pm to 6 am Check in : 2 pm checkout is 12 pm
Reservations: Reservations can be made through Recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777.
Fees   $17.00 per night, $6.00 day use fee for ATV parking and fishing access
Open Season: mid-May - late-October
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Max RV length 45 ft., Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance. This campground requires a 2 night minimum stay on weekends and a 3 night minimum stay on holiday weekends. This campground has first-come, first-serve sites. A fee of $6 for extra vehicles.
Closest Towns: Salida, CO
Water: Available
Restroom: Restroom
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, Colorado, travel west on Highway 50 to Poncha Springs. Turn south on Hwy 285 for 5 miles. Turn right and go west on County Road 200 for 2.3 miles. Go west on County Road 202 for 2.5 miles.


This site is not universally accessible. An accessible fishing pier is located along the southwest side of the lake.


Parking is limited to the parking spurs provided with each campsite. Parking is available in the "Day-Use" area located in the center of the campground. ATV/OHV parking is available at the entrance to the campground.



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Campground Camping

This campground located on the shore of a O'Haver Lake. The campground has 28 sites and situated in a sparse Ponderosa pine forest. An accessible fishing pier and an easy shoreline trail are available for fishing access.

For reservations visit: www.Recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777

Status: Open
Best Season: Summer and fall

Dispersed Camping

Dispersed camping is permitted near O'Haver Lake. Campsites are located near Poncha Creek, Silver Creek and off of the Marshall Pass road. Camping is permitted at least 100 away from streams.

 Deposit solid human waste in catholes dug 6 to 8 inches deep at least 200 feet from water, camp, and trails. Cover and disguise the cathole when finished.



  • To wash yourself or your dishes, carry water 200 feet away from streams or lakes and use small amounts of biodegradable soap. Scatter strained dishwater.





  • Status: Open

    Groups of 75 or more persons, must contact the Salida Ranger District and apply for a "Group Use" permit.

    Usage: This area recieves heavy use during the summer months.


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