Woods Lake Campground - Norwood RD

Area Status: Closed

Woods Lake Campground is situated next to Woods Lake in a dense aspen forest.  It has 3 loops with 41 campsites.  The main loop has a group site, 4 double sites, and pull-through sites.  The horse loop has 5 sites, 5 paddocks, 2 hay racks, watering troughs, pull-through sites and a large parking lot.  This parking area is ideal for horse trailers and serves as a trailhead for the Woods Lake Trail.

The campground is an excellent base camp for hikers and equestrians to access the Lizard Head Wilderness via the Lone Cone Trail or Woods Lake Trail.  Mountain bikers and motorcyclists can access the Wilson Mesa Trail, only .5 miles from the campground.  Fishing opportunities are within walking distance of the campground at nearby Woods Lake.  The campground is surrounded by dramatic mountain views of the Lizard Head Wilderness. The "quaking" leaves and majestic fall colors from the aspen trees add to the campground's allure.

Telluride, a full-service community, is located about 8 miles east on State Highway 145 from the Fall Creek Road intersection.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Equestrian Sites (32-36). No water.
Reservations: No Reservations. First-Come, First-Serve Camping.
Area Amenities: Toilets
Fees: $20 per night per camping unit; $22 per night for equestrian sites; $6 per day for day use/picnic in a campsite; $10 per firewood bundle.
Open Season: May 23 - Oct. 2
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Telluride, CO
Water: Treated Pressurized
Restroom: Vault Toilet (4)
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center:  Campers are required to store food and other items in a hard sided vehicle or camping unit constructed of non-pliable material. Click here for more information.

General Information


From Placerville, CO take Colorado State Highway 145 east 2.4 miles to Forest Road #618 (Fall Creek Road). On Forest Road #618 go 7.4 miles to Forest Road #621. Travel on Forest Road #621 about 2 miles to the campground.

General Notes:

There are hiking, horseback riding, and mountain bike trails nearby.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 39 single site(s), 2 double site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites 3 of 41

Lake and Pond Fishing

Horse Camping

No. of Sites 60 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites 3 of 41

Boating - Non-Motorized


Toilets: 4 composting toilets

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