Lake Irwin Campground - Gunnison RD

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Photo of Irwin Lake.

Lake Irwin Campground is bordered on the eastern side by Lake Irwin and the western side by the Ruby Mountain Range. This rugged terrain provides challenging mountain biking and hiking. The lake is usually so full of fish you can see them rise to the calm surface. The area is very picturesque and filled with wildflowers in July and August.

Photo of Irwin Lake. Photo of typical campsite. Photo of typical Irwin campsite. Photo of Irwin toilet.

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.
Fees $18 per night per camping unit; $4 per day for day use/picnic use in a campsite; $10 per firewood bundle.
Open Season: June 19 - Oct. 5
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: ATV's use not authorized in campground.
Closest Towns: Crested Butte, CO
Water: Potable Hand-pump.
Restroom: Vault Toilet (3)
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: There are three ADA accessible sites, (#2 #12#30) in this campground.  Campers are required to store food and other items in a hard sided vehicle or camping unit constructed of solid non-pliable. Click here for more information.

General Information


From Crested Butte: Travel west on Gunnison County Road 12, Kebler Pass Road, for 6.5 miles to Forest Service Road 826, Lake Irwin Road. Continue on FSR 826 for 2 miles, the campground is at the end of the road.

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