Transfer Park Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

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!

Transfer Park Campground is only 1 mile past Florida Campground, with 11 acres of shaded settings above the Florida River. This was the site of a historic transfer station for ore and supplies between pack mules and wagons in the mining era. Two loops have 25 sites with shade and sun, and large, open play areas. The upper loop is mostly level, with several larger sites. The lower loop is near the river and has 2 larger sites, a few short pull-thru’s, and several tent spots.Parking for the Burnt Timber Trail is near the camp-ground. Hitching rails and an unloading dock for horses are available; however, horses are not allowed in the campground. This popular trail accesses the Weminuche Wilderness (where mountain bicycles and motorized vehicles are prohibited), with connections to the Lime Mesa, Mountain View Crest, and City Reservoir areas.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information

Directions:

Directions from Durango, Colorado: Travel 15 miles on County Road 240, then go 8 miles on County Road 243 to campground entrance.

Transfer Park Campground area map.


General Notes:

This low-use campground offers 11 acres of shaded settings by the Florida River. Two loops have 25 sites with shade and sun, and large, open play areas. The upper loop is mostly level, with several larger sites. The lower loop is near the river and has two larger sites, a few short pullthroughs, and several excellent tent spots.

Fireplaces (firewood available, you gather), tables, vault toilets, potable water in season, refuse containers provided, and ample parking. Host on site.

Attractions & Considerations

This was the site of a historic transfer station for ore and supplies between pack mules and wagons in the mining era.

Parking for the Burnt Timber Trail is near the campground. This popular trail accesses the Weminuche Wilderness (where mountain bicycles and motorized vehicles are prohibited), with connections to the Lime Mesa, Mountain View Crest, and City Reservoir areas. Hitching rails and an unloading dock for horses are available; however, horses are not allowed in the campground.


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
37.4624
  Longitude : 
-107.6809
  Elevation : 
8600