Deer Lakes Campground - Gunnison Rd


Area Status: Closed

CLOSED FOR THE 2023-2024 SEASON

The entire Deer Lakes Complex will be closed for reconstruction during the 2023-2024 season.

This campground is located near Deer Lakes and provides fishing access to them. Most visitors to this campground come for great fishing in a beautiful location. Hikers, backpackers and equestrians will enjoy the trails of the La Garita and Powderhorn Wilderness Areas located southeast and northeast (respectively) of this site. This high elevation landscape is mostly aspen trees. 12 campsites.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: No water available for the 2023 season.
Reservations: No Reservations. First-Come, First-Serve Camping.
Fees: $18 per night per camping unit; $6 per day for day use/picnic use if in a campsite; $10 per firewood bundle.
Open Season: May 19 - Sept. 29
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Lake City, CO
Water: Potable Handpump
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center:  Campers are required to store food and other items in a hard sided vehicle or camping units constructed of solid non-pliable material. Click here for more information.

General Information

Directions: Drive 9 miles southeast on State Highway 149 to Forest Road 768. Turn left on FDR 768 drive 3 miles on Forest Road 788 to Forest Road 458. Turn left on FDR 458 and drive 2 miles.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

No. of Sites 15 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites 1 of 15

RV Camping

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

Picnicking

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
38.02213416

  Longitude : 
-107.1876771

  Elevation : 
10400

 

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!