Junction Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
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Campgrounds still open between September and May have no services (water, electric, trash pick up or rest rooms). Please keep them clean and pack it out. Thanks!

Junction Creek Campground, 5 miles northwest of Durango, is a good base camp for area activities. From Main Avenue, turn west on 25th Street. Go 3.5 miles to the National Forest boundary, then 1.5 miles on Forest Rd. 171 to the campground on your left. The campground is on a south-facing hillside with Junction Creek 1/4 mile below. Skilled fishermen may have luck near the campground, but chances improve upstream. Four camping loops have 44 campsites (of which 4 are double sites), with 29 of these being reservable (including 14 electrical hook-ups). 
The day-use loop has 2 group picnic sites; one can accommodate up to 50 people, the other 75. These can be reserved through the National Reservation System. A pavilion, horseshoe pits, volleyball court, and electrical hookups are provided. There also are 2 family picnic sites available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Reservations:
www.recreation.gov
1-877-444-6777

At a Glance

Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777)
Usage: Heavy
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information

General Notes:

Facilities

The 4 camping loops have 44 campsites (of which 4 are double sites), and 14 offer electrical hookups. The day-use loop has 2 group picnic sites that can accommodate up to 65 people. A pavillion, horseshoe pits, volleyball court, and electrical hookups are provided. Group sites may be reserved in advance. There are also individual picnic sites.

Attractions & Considerations

The campground is on a south-facing hillside with Junction Creek 1/4 mile below. Skilled fishermen may have luck near the campground, but chances improve upstream.


Directions:

Directions from Durango: Travel to North Main and turn on 25th street (across the street from the La Plata County Fairgrounds) which is 4.0 miles from the Forest boundary. Continue 1.5 miles to campground entrance.

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Group Camping

Group Day use and small group overnight camping avaiable by reservation at 877-444-6777 or at www.recreation.gov

Reservation required?: Y

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
37.3384
  Longitude : 
-107.9166
  Elevation : 
7300