A 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 the area.
Reservations for 13 of the campsites are require.
At a Glance
Check in: 2 pm
Check out: 12 pm (noon)
Quiet hours: 10 pm to 6 am
Phone 877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov at least 4 days in advance. Friday and Saturday night minimum required stay on weekends. 3 nights minimum on holiday weekends. Walk-ups are exempt from the nightly minimum.
Tent camping,Camping trailer,Toilets,Drinking water
$17.00 fee per site for overnight camping. Two (2) vehicles or one (1) RV per site is included in the camping fee. $6.00 for a third vehicle.
$6.00 fee for day use if not camping overnight.
Fees are payable by cash, check or money order. Self-servicing fee tube is available.
First-come, first-served sites must be occupied the SAME NIGHT.
Golden Age and Golden Access Cardholder: 50% discount off the camping fee only.
The following restrictions apply to this campground:
Maximum 8 persons per site: 2 tents and 2 vehicles or 1 recreation vehicle.
Dogs must be leashed at all times.
No discharge of firearms or fireworks.
Only licensed vehicles can operate inside campground.
Camping is NOT ALLOWED behind a LOCKED GATE.
La Veta, CO
Drinking water is provided by a well with a hand pump.
There are 3 double vault accessible toilets.
The Interagency Senior Pass (previously known as the Golden Age Pass) and the Interagency Access Pass qualifies for a 50% discount at concessionaire run campsites. The discount only applies to the fee for the campsite physically occupied by the pass owner, not to any additional campsite(s) occupied by members of the pass owner's party.
Rocky Mountain Recreation Company
Peak Season: Memorial Day to Labor Day
During peak season, this campground is a full-service campground. Pre-season and extended season have reduced service such as water, trash, or a host may not be available.
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
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.