Elk Creek Campground is for day use and overnight use. Firewood is not provided. There are 31 campsites with tables and fireplaces, 3 vault type toilets, drinking water (3 hand pumps) and refuse receptacles for your convenience. Camping sites 29 through 42 are located in the overflow loop (no picnic tables or fireplaces). The campground is composed of three loops, including overflow camping. All other sites are side-by-side pull throughs with no tables and only seven grilles. It is lightly wooded with spruce and some ponderosa pines. The understory is grass with some sites located next to Elk Creek. The campground is convenient to the South San Juan Wilderness. There is public access to the Conejos River and Elk Creek. Elk Creek Trail 731, Duck Lake 732 and Posos Trail 732 can be accessed from here. 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 closed . It will reopen for the 2016 season on or around Memorial Day 2016, depending on weather and road conditions.
$18/Night for single unit. Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.
34 sites - 6 are pull through sites / $ 18.00 - overnight, campground host site is # 25
Memorial Weekend - Labor Day
There is private property in the vicinity of the site. Please respect the rights of the property owners. No stock (horses) allowed in campground.
Directions: From Antonito, CO, take US 285 south 0.3 miles to Hwy 17. Continue straight on Hwy 17 and go 22.6 miles to campground sign. Turn right onto dirt road and go 0.1 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn left , go 0.4 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear right and turn into campground