Aspen Campground - East Fork Black River

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Aspen Campground on the East Fork of the Black River is a small campground shaded by Ponderosa pines and hardwood trees located streamside at a bend of the East Fork of the Black River. 

The East Fork meanders through the forested valley shaded by tall ponderosa pines and bordered by grasses, alders, and streamside hardwoods.

Campsites are located a few steps from the stream to protect the Black River’s unique riparian zone, but access to the river is easy as the undergrowth serves more to enhance the river’s picturesque nature than to obstruct easy passage.

Sites are small and only a few can accommodate large motor homes or travel trailers. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

At a Glance

Reservations: No reservations. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees Per Camp Unit per night $14.00
*Additional Camp Unit $14.00
Interagency/Senior Discount $7.00‚Äč
Usage: Medium
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Concessioner

General Information


From Alpine, Drive two miles north on US Highway 191 to Forest Road 249. Turn west and follow this wide, graveled road 5 miles to Forest Road 276. Turn south and follow Forest Road 276 for six miles to the East Fork Recreation Area.

General Notes:
  • 6 single unit sites
  • 14-Day stay limit
  • Fire rings
  • Vault toilets
  • Utility hookups are not available
  • Pets must be restrained or on a leash
  • Concessionaire operated
  • Water available

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Picnic tables Yes
Drinking water Potable
Toilets Vault
Tent camping Yes
Camping trailer Yes
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