1803 W. Highway 160
Monte Vista, CO 81144
Hearing Impaired: 719-852-6271
Area Status: Open
On the Rio Grande River, this is the only campground between Creede and South Fork. It is located adjacent to Colorado Highway 149 for easy access to travelers passing through. Highway 149 runs along the northeast side of the campground and there is no screening between the two, there is heavy highway traffic year-around. Some of the 12 sites are open, while other sites are screened with cottonwoods/aspen/spruce/fir. There is a vault type toilet with lights that is accessible to the handicapped, but not to those in wheelchairs. Firewood is not provided. There is ample parking. A host is stationed at the campground and campfire programs are presented periodically in the summer. Fishing, tubing, and rafting in the river.This is a popular area and heavily used, it tends to stay full from mid-June through August, early afternoon arrival is recommended. The Rio Grande is considered a Trophy Fishing River and is very popular with rafters.
At a Glance
Open until weather closes access. No water or trash service after Labor Day.
Directions: From South Fork, CO, take Hwy 149 west 7.3 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. Directions from Creede, Colorado: Travel 12.1 miles southeast on Colorado Highway 149 to campground entrance.