Silver Jack Campground - Ouray RD

Area Status: Open
Photo of typical Silver Jack campsite.

Silver Jack Campground has 60 campsites around three loops - Chipeta, Ouray and Sapinero. Each loop is heavily wooded with Aspen and a few spruce trees and an understory of tall grass and wildflowers. The campground is convenient to the Silver Jack Reservoir and a network of trails around the Cimarron Ridge. One of the three loops is often used for groups while the other two are for individual campers. Drinking water is available. There are no close communities to get provisions so visitors need to bring everything they need. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. Map of Silver Jack Recreation Area

Photo of typical Silver Jack campsite. Photo of typical campsite. Photo of campsite toilet.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Due to heavy tree damage, only loops 2 & 3 will be open. Loop 1 closed to heavy tree damage.
Reservations: No Reservations. First-Come, First-Serve Camping.
Fees: $16 per night per camping unit; $4 per day for day use/picnic in a campsite; $10 per firewood bundle. Group site fees (loop #3) $150 per night 1-50 people with 25 vehicle limit; $250 per night 51-100 people with 50 vehicle limit.
Open Season: - Oct. 5
Usage: Light
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Cimarron, CO
Water: Potable Pressurized
Restroom: Vault Toilet (7)
Operated By: Concession
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 of 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 approximately 18 miles south, past Big Cimarron and Beaver Lake Campgrounds, and turn right at the Silver Jack Campground sign. Travel along road to campground loops.

General Notes:

There are OHV trails nearby.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 60 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

RV Camping

Reservation Info Not reservable
Pavement Type for Parking No
Hookup - Water No
Hookup - Sewer No
Dump Stations No
Hookups - Electric No

Group Camping

Reservation Info Not reservable

Lake and Pond Fishing

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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log cabin with red roof in meadow surrounded by aspens in leafing out in early spring

Silesca Ranger Station- one of several cabins you can reserve on our forest.

tent in woods

Just about all the shelter you need for a night in the backcountry!

fire in ring with RV in background

RV camping with many of the comforts of home!