Little Bear Campground - Grand Valley RD

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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This campground is at 10,200-foot elevation; and has 36 campsites, 2 of which are handicapped-accessible. Maximum spur length is 45 ft.  The campground is composed of two loops along the shore of Island Lake with some sites along the shore of the lake. One new toilet was installed on the West loop 2009. It is heavily wooded with spruce trees. There is a wheelchair friendly area with a fish cleaning station adjacent to the Island Lake Boat Ramp.

The campground is convenient to several of the Mesa's 500 lakes, the visitor center and Crag Crest Trailhead. Bring plenty of mosquito repellent.

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At a Glance

Reservations: No Reservations. First-Come, First-Serve Camping.
Fees $20 per night per camping unit; $4 per day for day use/picnic if in a campsite; $10 per firewood bundle.
Open Season: June 12 - Sept. 28
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Delta, CO
Water: No
Restroom: Flush Toilet (1), Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Concessionaire
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 for more information.

General Information


From Cedaredge, CO, take Colorado 65 (Grand Mesa Drive) north about 16 miles to the campground sign (Forest Road 116), just past the Grand Mesa Visitor Center. Turn left at the sign onto the gravel Forest Road 116 toards Island Lake and go 0.8 miles to another campground sign. Turn right just before the sign into Little Bear Campground.

General Notes:

There are hiking trails nearby.

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No. of Sites 36
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

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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.

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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!