The campground is composed of three loops - A, B, and C. Loop A (unmarked) is on the left when entering the campground and lightly wooded with Ponderosa pines. Loop B is marked and is also lightly wooded with Ponderosa pines. Loop C (also unmarked) is adjacent to the fast-moving Conejos River. It is below Loops A and B and heavily wooded with tall, mature spruce. The understory for all loops is grass and pine needles. The smell of Ponderosa is evident in Loops A and B and one can hear the river throughout the campground. This is a pleasant and attractive campground that is excellent for both the transient and destination camper. On the Conejos River, Gold Medal trout fishing 1/4 mile upstream from the campground. Fly-fishing only in the river. Hiking on the nearby Sheep Creek Trail.
Consider a day trip on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad (steam) which offers a 64-mile journey through abandoned mining towns. One access to the train is in Antonito, CO, online Cumbres-Toltec Scenic Railroad or call (719) 376-5483 for more information.
At a Glance
Campground will close September 1, will reopen Memorial Weekend 2015.
Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance but they must be made at least four days prior to your intended arrival date. Use web site www.recreation.gov for reservations, or call toll free 877-444-6777
$18/Night for single unit. Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.
32sites - 7 are pull through sites/ $18.00 - overnight.
05/23/2013 - 09/02/2013
This campground is part of the NRRS reservation system.
From Antonito, CO, take US 285 south 0.3 miles to Hwy 17. Continue straight on Hwy 17 and go 15.4 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.2 miles to campground."