Highway Springs Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

West of South Fork on Hwy 160

This is a conveniently located campground with two loops located right along US Highway 160 4.1 miles west of South Fork, Colorado. The lower loop is comprised of Aspen and a few Ponderosa pines and includes all the tent sites. The upper loop circles a knoll above US Highway 160 with shade provided by mature Ponderosa pines. This loop also provides excellent views of the surrounding area and mountains. The south fork the Rio Grande River provides fishing opportunities just south of the campground down in the valley. The newly remodeled (2010) facilities include 13 campsites with tables and fireplaces, 2 vault type toilets, and adequate turn around and parking space for RV's. No drinking water or firewood is provided.  Scroll down to Information Center for individual site descriptions.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: NO WATER - CampgroundĀ is OPEN.
Operational Hours: OPEN FOR 2016 ON MAY 20, 2016  
Reservations: None Taken.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees $13/Night for single unit - Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance. 13 sites, 10 are dead end spurs and 3 are pull throughs.
Permit Info: 13 sites, 10 are dead end spurs and 3 are pull throughs. $ 13.00 - overnight. NO DRINKING WATER
Open Season: Memorial Day - Labor Day
Usage: Light
Best Season: June to September
Busiest Season: July
Restrictions: 14 day stay limit. Must have a Colorado Fishing License to fish the nearby South Fork of the Rio Grande River.
Closest Towns: South Fork, CO
Water: NO
Restroom: 2 Vault Toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire - Divide Ranger District, 719-657-3321
Information Center: Click here for site descriptions

General Information


Directions from South Fork, Colorado: Take U.S. Highway 160 4.1 miles southwest toward Pagosa Springs and Wolf Creek Pass. Turn left (south) into campground right off the Highway. Look for a large Brown and Cream colored sign.

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Campground Camping

Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Sites 13 sites, 10 are dead end spurs and 3 are pull throughs
No. of Accessible sites None
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30 to 50 feet pull throughs

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8400 - 8400