Camping & Cabins

Choose from the following to find a site: Tent Camping


There are many camping opportunities on the San Juan National Forest. We offer developed campgrounds and more isolated dispersed camping areas. With some planning you can find a perfect spot for you and your family. While sewer, water hook-ups and showers are not available, most campgrounds have drinking water, picnic tables, fire rings and vault toilets. 

Camping: Resources to help plan your next adventure

Advanced Reservations for campgrounds can be made, where available, at or call toll-free 877-444-6777; TDD 877-833-6777

Campground Status

Campground Status Page: list of all campground with open/closed status, fees, services

Campground Guide

San Juan National Forest Campground Guide: campground maps, descriptions, amenities and regulations

Cabins: Jersey Jim Lookout

Jersey Jim Lookout Tower

Live a little bit of history and enjoy an incredible view in Southwestern Colorado with an one- or two-night stay at the Jersey Jim Lookout Tower. Formerly used to detect fires, the live-in tower rises from an aspen-lined meadow in the San Juan National Forest at almost 10,000 feet above sea level.

Know Before You Go:

  • Fire Restrictions: Check Fire Restrictions on the Fire Management page. Please note, drought has a firm grip on Southwest Colorado so please always practice fire safety precautions to prevent human-caused fires. If campfires are allowed, never leave them unattended. Make sure fire is out and ashes are cold.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities