Big Blue Campground - Gunnison RD

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

A real jewel of a secluded campground overlooking a picturesque valley adjacent to the Uncompahgre Wilderness. Located near the junction of Soldier Creek and Blue Creek with variety of hiking trails exist in the area including Big Blue Trail, Fall Creek Trail, Ridge Stock Driveway Trail and Alpine Trail. Most of these trails lead south into the wilderness where mechanized and motorized travel is not allowed. The landscape is mostly aspen and spruce trees.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: No amenities: No camp hosts, trash pickup, water, power or open restrooms. Follow Leave No Trace Principles: lnt.org. Take home trash & bury human waste 6 in. deep & 100 ft. from water/trails.
Reservations: No Reservations. First-Come, First-Serve Camping.
Fees No
Open Season: Mid June - October
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Lake City, CO
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center:  Campers are required to store food and other items in a hard sided vehicle or camping unit contructed of solid non-pliable material. Click here for more information.

General Information

Directions: Drive ten miles north on State Road 149 to Forest Road 868. Turn left on to FDR 868 and drive nine miles.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

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

RV Camping

Hookup - SewerNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Pavement Type for ParkingNo
Dump StationsNo
Reservation InfoNot reservable
Hookup - WaterNo

Picnicking

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
38.21732723

  Longitude : 
-107.3859641

  Elevation : 
9800

 

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!

 



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