Beaver Lake Campground - Ouray RD

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Beaver Lake Campground sits south of Beaver Lake with 11 camping sites nestled under spruce trees. Some sites have view of lake, open meadow and towering cliffs, while tent sites, located on a dead end spur, are nicely secluded. Beaver Lake is a popular fishing lake for day users, as well as, campers. Heavy 4-wheeler traffic along main access road. There is no drinking water at this campground, but water is available 1 mile south at Silver Jack Campground. There are no close communities to get provisions so visitors need to bring everything they need.

At a Glance

Reservations:  No Reservations. First-Come, First-Serve Camping.
Fees $12 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: June 1 - Sept. 14
Usage: Light
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Cimarron, 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 non-pliable material. Click here for more information.

General Information


From Montrose, CO drive east on U.S. Highway 50 to County Road 858 (Forest Access/Silver Jack Reservoir sign). Turn south on County Road 858 and travel 15 miles south to Beaver Lake Campground sign. Turn right into Campground.

General Notes:

There are hiking and OHV trails nearby.

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites11 single site(s)
Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Accessible sites1 of 11


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