Amphitheater Campground - Ouray RD

Area Status: Closed
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

Reservations: Reservations can be made at 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: $28 per night per camping unit; $6 per day for day use/picnic if in a campsite; $10 per firewood bundle.
Open Season: May 20 - Oct. 2
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


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

General Notes:

There are hiking and mountain bike trails nearby.

Recreation Map

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 35 single site(s)
Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at
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RV Camping

Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at
Pavement Type for Parking No
Hookup - Water No
Hookup - Sewer No
Dump Stations No
Hookups - Electric No



Drinking water: potable water
Accessible: 5 sites

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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