Purgatoire Campground


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Developed campground camping with the following activities available:  Stream fishing, hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. The headwaters of Purgatoire river runs through campground at around sites 1 - 4. The North Fork Trail #1309 trailhead is located on the north side of campground. This trail is a non-motorized trail and you can access the Wildcat and the Coal Creek trails. These 2 trails dead end into private land and are not maintained. Please check a map for other recreational opportunities close by.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees RV Site - 14.00/night
Tent Site - 14.00/night
Open Season: May
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Reservations for 13 of the sites are required and made by calling 1 877 444 6777 or using the website of: www.recreation.gov. A non refundable reservation fee will be assessed. Reservations may be made up to six (6) months prior to your arrival or as late four (4) days prior.
Closest Towns: La Veta, CO
Water: Drinking water is provided by a well with a hand pump.
Restroom: There are 3 double vault accessible toilets.
Operated By: Rocky Mountain Recreation Company

General Information

Directions: To get there from La Veta, drive south on SH 12 for approximately 25 miles to CR34. Turn right onto CR34 and follow it for 4 miles until you reach the Purgatoire Campground.


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

23 campsites, 13 RV sites including 8 that can accommodate larger horse trailers and livestock. 10 sites are tent sites. Parking spurs, tables, fire rings, grills and trash receptacles are provided at this campground. Drinking water is provided by a well with a hand pump. There are 2 double vault accessible toilets.
The horse sites have more space and are in grassy areas. You must bring only certified weed free hay, or certified weed free cubes, or pellets.


Camping trailer
Tent camping
Drinking water