Williams Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

The popular campground, located 23 miles north of Pagosa Springs, has 67 campsites, which are often full on summer weekends and holidays. 

Williams Creek Campground, 23 miles north of Pagosa Springs, has 67 sunny and shady sites, with a few along the creek. Campsites are often full on summer weekends and holidays. To get there, turn right at the intersection of Piedra Road (Forest Rd. 631) and Forest Rd. 640, about 3 miles north of Bridge Campground. A sanitary dumping station is on the left side of Forest Rd. 640 near the entrance. The campground entrance is another 1/2 mile from the road junction. Williams Creek Reservoir is about a mile north of the campground. Fishing is usually good in the late spring and fall, but only fair in summer.

At a Glance

Open Season: May
Usage: Light
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (8)
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information

Directions:

Directions from Pagosa Springs, Colorado: Travel 2 miles west on U.S. Hwy 160, then turn northwest on Forest Road 631 for 22 miles. Turn north on Forest Road 640 for 0.5 mile to the campground entrance.

Williams Creek Campground area map.


General Notes:

Williams Creek Campground, 23 miles north of Pagosa Springs, is large with 67 both sunny and shady sites; a few are along the creek. Campsites are often full on summer weekends and holidays. Some sites have water. A sanitary dumping station is on the left side of Forest Rd. 640 near the entrance. Dispersed camping is not allowed within 300 yards of the campground.

Attractions & Considerations

Fishing near the campground is usually good in the late spring and fall, but only fair in summer. Williams Creek Reservoir is large and stocked with kokanee salmon and trout. The Colorado Division of Wildlife offers fishing access through the campground to the dam.

Motorized boating is allowed on Williams Creek Reservoir, but water skiing and sail surfboards are prohibited, because the reservoir is restricted to wake-free boating.

Although this end of the lake has no boat ramp, lightweight boats can be carried the short distance to the water. You’ll find a National Forest boat ramp 1/2 mile north of the ampground. Motorized boating is allowed on Williams Creek Reservoir, but water skiing and sail surfboards are prohibited, because the reservoir is restricted to wake-free boating.


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