Island Lake Campground - Grand Valley RD

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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 This campground is one of the few in Grand Mesa National Forest not located on a lake. Most of the sites are nestled in a thick grove of mature spruce. A few sites have a panoramic vista of the Grand Valley and several of the lakes below.  There are 41 sites.  The maximum spur length is 40 ft.

The 144-acre Island Lake is located 0.1 miles east of the campground on Forest Rt. 116. The lake has a boat ramp, wheelchair accessible fishing pier and fish cleaning station.

Mosquitoes are plentiful; bring lots of repellent.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Some units closed for social distancing. Water open.
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; $6.00 per night electric fee; $4 per day for Day Use/Picnic if in a campsite; $6 per firewood bundle; $5.00 per bag of trash (for non-registered guests). Two group sites are available for $75 and $150.
Open Season: May
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Delta, CO
Water: Potable-pressurized
Restroom: Vault Toilet (3)
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information


From Cedaredge, Colorado, take State Route 65 north for 15.7 miles to campground sign (Forest Route 116). Turn left at sign onto Route 116 (gravel) and go 1.4 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground.

General Notes:

There are hiking and OHV trails nearby.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 41
Maximum spur length - 60 ft.
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

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10,300 ft.


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

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

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RV camping with many of the comforts of home!