Ward Lake Campground - Grand Valley RD

Area Status: Closed
A typical campsite.

Ward Lake Campground elevation is 10,200 ft. There are 27 campsites. Maximum spur length - 45 ft.  The campground meanders along the shores of Ward Lake among spruce trees. Some campsites are on the shore while others overlook the lake. Still others are tucked back and away from the Lake. Shoreline sites are open and on an unmarked spur road, while remaining sites are shaded and more secluded.

The campground provides convenient access to the many lakes on the Grand Mesa.  This is mosquito country; repellent is recommended.

A typical campsite. A typical campsite. GV Ward Lake Campground

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Water is available.
Reservations: No Reservations. First-Come, First-Serve Camping.
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables
Fees: $22 per night per camping unit; $10 per firewood bundle; $6 per day for day use/picnic. If occupying a campsite for day use/picnic, the $6 per day fee is applicable from  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. If still occupying a campsite after 2 p.m., the $22 fee for per night camping unit will apply, less any day use fees already paid.
Open Season: June 18 - Oct. 2
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: June - Sept
Closest Towns: Cedaredge, CO
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (3)
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center:  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


From Cedaredge, CO, take State Rt. 65 north 15.6 miles to Forest Rt. 121 and camping symbol sign. Turn right onto Rt. 121 and go 0.5 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 27
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

RV Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

General Info:


Boating - Motorized


Camping trailer:
Picnic tables: many
Tent camping:

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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10,300 ft.