Amphitheater Campground - Ouray RD

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Photo of a typical campsite.

Amphitheater Campground is located on the side of a mountain above Ouray, CO. The campground is tightly designed with loops and 35 camping spurs among Gambel oaks and mixed conifers. There is a scenic overlook from the campground of Ouray and the "Amphitheater," which was formed by a volcanic explosion. A nice day trip is going into Ouray for the small mountain town feel and gift shopping. There is also a public hot spring pool in Ouray. The campground is best suited for tent camping and smaller trailers/RVs (RVs can park at sites 3 through 15, take the second right and follow the "trailer" signs). Total RV length should not exceed 35 feet. This is bear country. Please practice safe food storage techniques.

Photo of the outlook at Ampitheater Campground Photo of typical campsite. Photo of a typical campsite. Photo of a typical campsite. A photo of a typical campsite.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Reservations honored; some units closed for social distancing; water open.
Reservations: Reservations can be made at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777, TDD 1-877-833-6777. Some sites are first-come, first-served.
Rentals & Guides: Jeep can be rented in Ouray.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Drinking water
Fees $24 per night per camping unit; $4 per day for Day Use/Picnic if in a campsite; $6 per firewood bundle; $5.00 per bag trash (non registered guests).
Open Season: Late May
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Ouray, CO
Water: Treated Pressurized
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: There are two ADA accessible sites at this campground, (Site #'s 16 & 17)  Campers are required to store food and other items in a hard sided vehicle or camping unit constructed of solid non-pliable material. Click here for more information.

General Information

Directions:

Travel south on State Highway 550 from Ouray, CO approximately 1/2 mile. Turn left at Amphitheatre Campground sign and travel about 1 mile to the campground.


General Notes:

There are hiking and mountain bike trails nearby.


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Amenities

Drinking water potable water
Accessible 5 sites
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
38.02199651

  Longitude : 
-107.6612113

  Elevation : 
8470

 



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