Bradfield Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

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!

This campground is 30 miles northwest of Dolores. From Dolores, travel west on Highway 145 for 2 miles. Go right on Highway 184 for 8 miles. Turn right on U.S. Hwy 491 for 13 miles, then go right on Forest Road 505 for 1 mile.  The campground is large and open with an easy to access boat ramp and trailer parking which is busy and popular during the short rafting season on the Dolores River (usually just several weeks around Memorial Day weekend).

The campground is in the Dolores River canyon, below McPhee Dam. Travel southeast on Forest Road 504 to get to McPhee Dam.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Unmaintained but accessable.
Usage: Light

General Information

Directions:

This campground is 30 miles northwest of Dolores. From Dolores, travel west on Highway 145 for 2 miles. Go right on Highway 184 for 8 miles. Turn right on U.S. Hwy 491 for 13 miles, then go right on Forest Road 505 for 1 mile.

The campground is in the Dolores River canyon, below McPhee Dam. Travel southeast on Forest Road 504 to get to McPhee Dam.

Bradfield Campground area map.


General Notes:

The 22 campsites have hand pumps for water. The campground features a boat-launch site for trips on the lower Dolores River.

There are five barrier-free picnic sites, with no fee for day use.

Attractions & Considerations

On the Dolores River. Has a boat-launching area for rafts, canoes, and kayaks.

You can keep fish caught downstream from Bradfield Bridge, but above it is catch-and-release.

Nearby Recreation Facilities

Cabin Canyon Campground - Cabin Canyon Campground is 4 miles upstream from Bradfield campground, on the Dolores River. The campground has 11 sites, all barrier free, with hand pumps for water.
Cabin Canyon Picnic Ground - Cabin Canyon Picnic Ground is 4 miles upstream from Bradfield Campground, on the Dolores River at Lone Dome, northwest of McPhee Dam.

Dry Canyon Fishing Site - Dry Canyon Fishing Site is on the northeastern shore of McPhee Reservoir. From Dolores, it is a trip of about 40 miles, most of it on gravel roads. There are restrooms and fishing access here.

Ferris Campground - Ferris Canyon Campground is 3 miles from Cabin Canyon Campground, has 6 sites (all barrier free), hand pumps for water, and 6 picnic areas.

Ferris Picnic Ground - Ferris Canyon Picnic Ground, at Lone Dome, is 3.0 miles from Cabin Canyon Campground.

McPhee Reservior Recreation Area - The largest reservoir in the San Juan National Forest.


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