Chapman Reservoir Campground

Area Status: Open

Chapman Reservoir Campground

This campground is located outside of Yampa, CO near Dunckley Pass (along the Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway) on Forest Service Road 940. 

The campground offers 12 campsites with a 22 foot maximum length for trailers. Some sites offer a beautiful view of Chapman Reservoir and the Little Flat Tops. (There are also dispersed camping opportunities  along Forest Service Road 940 on the way in to Chapman.)

This is a perfect place to relax, or take a scenic drive. The activities that you can enjoy here include fishing, hiking and wakeless boating.To access the reservoir, be prepared for a short walk. 

This campground does not allow ATV's to be driven through it, but you can trailer your ATV outside the campground at the staging area and begin your ride from there. 

Please note, NO CREDIT CARDS are accepted. Campers must have exact change and pay with cash or check only. 

Stop by the Yampa Ranger Station/Visitor center or the outside kiosk (if after hours) for a brochure of the Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway as it includes information on the area and the drive.

This site is under consideration for a fee change - Click here for more information

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 6/16/2023 - Open for season.
Reservations: No reservations. Sites are first come, first serve basis. 
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees: $10/night per site with one vehicle. $5/night for additional vehicles
Permit Info: No permit required
Open Season: Mid June - Mid to Late November (dependent on snow)
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Yampa, CO
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Information Center: Yampa Ranger District
300 Roselawn Ave
Yampa, CO 80483
(970) 638-4516

General Information


From Yampa, drive 5 miles on County Road 17, turn left on County Road 132(turns into County Road 8)/Forest Road 16 and continue for 7 miles, then turn left on FR 940 and continue for 1 mile.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 12 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites 8 of 12

Lake and Pond Fishing

There are Rainbow Trout present in Chapman Reservoir.

OHV Road Riding

ATV and OHV staging area outside of Chapman Reservoir Campground (no ATVs/OHV's allowed to be driven in the campground)


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Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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9,300 - 9,300