Blanco River Campground

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The Blanco River Group Campground is a convenient stopping point between Chama, New Mexico, and Pagosa Springs. It is 2 miles off U.S. Highway 84 on Forest Rd. 656, about 15 miles southeast of Pagosa Springs. The river bottom area is fairly level, and four of the six sites are suitable for large-sized RVs. Several large ponderosa pines offer shade, but the area is quite warm in summer.

Reservations required at  Recreation.gov  1-877-444-6777

At a Glance

Open Season: May
Usage: Light
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information

General Notes:

The river bottom area is fairly level, and four of the six sites are suitable for large-sized RVs. Several large ponderosa pines offer shade, but the area is quite warm in summer. Sites are usually available. Two group picnic sites next to the campground have banquet-sized tables, volleyball net posts, and horseshoe pits. These sites must be reserved in advance by calling 800-320-2646.

Attractions & Considerations

The Blanco River is stocked with trout and lightly fished, so fishing may be good.

Three nearby trails access the roadless country to the east. The Navajo Peak Trail and V-Rock Trail can be reached from the Buckles Lake Road (Forest Development Road # 663), about seven miles south of the campground via Hwy. 84. The Blanco Basin Road (Forest Development Road # 657) accesses the Leche Creek Trail. These trails intersect with several entry/exit points.


Directions:

The Blanco River Campground is a convenient stopping point between Chama, New Mexico, and Pagosa Springs. This lightly used campground is 2 miles off U.S. Highway 84 on Forest Rd. 656, about 15 miles southeast of Pagosa Springs.

Directions from Pagosa Springs, Colorado: Travel south on Hwy 84 13.0 miles and turn east on Forest Development Road #656 for 1.75 miles.

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
37.1449
  Longitude : 
-106.8833
  Elevation : 
7200