Lake Irwin Campground - Gunnison RD

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Photo of Irwin Lake.

Lake Irwin Campground is bordered on the eastern side by Lake Irwin and the western side by the Ruby Mountain Range. This rugged terrain provides challenging mountain biking and hiking. The lake is usually so full of fish you can see them rise to the calm surface. The area is very picturesque and filled with wildflowers in July and August.

Photo of Irwin Lake. Photo of typical campsite. Photo of typical Irwin campsite. Photo of Irwin toilet.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations can be made at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777, TDD 1-877-833-6777. Some sites are first-come, first-served.
Fees $18.00 per night per camping unit; $4.00 per day for day use/picnic use in a campsite; $6.00 per firewood bundle; $5.00 per bag of trash (for non-registered guests)
Open Season: June - October
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: ATV's use not authorized in campground.
Closest Towns: Crested Butte, CO
Water: Potable Hand-pump.
Restroom: Vault Toilet (3)
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: There are three ADA accessible sites, (#2 #12#30) in this campground.  Campers are required to store food and other items in a hard sided vehicle or camping unit constructed of solid non-pliable. Click here for more information.

General Information

Directions:

From Crested Butte: Travel west on Gunnison County Road 12, Kebler Pass Road, for 6.5 miles to Forest Service Road 826, Lake Irwin Road. Continue on FSR 826 for 2 miles, the campground is at the end of the road.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Bicycling

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites25 single site(s)
Reservation InfoThis site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at http://www.recreation.gov
No. of Accessible sitesNone
Reservation required?: Y

RV Camping

Hookup - SewerNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Pavement Type for ParkingNo
Dump StationsNo
Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at http://www.recreation.gov
Hookup - WaterNo
Reservation required?: Y

Fishing

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Water Activities

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Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
38.88122165

  Longitude : 
-107.107419

  Elevation : 
10000

 

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!