Chapman Reservoir Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Photo of aspens with Chapman Reservoir in background

ABOUT: This campground is located outside of Yampa, CO near the Dunckley Pass area off CTY Rd 8, (the Scenic Byway Flat Tops Trail) on Forest Service Road 940. Some sites offer a beautiful view of the reservoir and the Little Flat Tops. This is a perfect place to relax, or to take a scenic drive. The activities that you can enjoy here include fishing, some hiking and ATV riding nearby and wakeless boating. To access the reservoir, be prepared for a short hike. This campground does not allow ATV's to be driven through it, but does offer several ATV opportunities just outside the campground.

Stop by the Yampa Ranger Station/Visitor center or the outside kiosk (if afterhours) for a brochure of the Flat Tops Trail Scenic By-Way as it includes some information on the areas highlights.

AMENITIES:  The campground has 1 vault toilet, and each campsite offers a picnic table, and a fire grate. PLEASE NOTE: This campground does not have electric, water or showers. (If seeking camping with potable water, please visit one of the following campgrounds: Bear Lake Campground, Horseshoe Campground, Cold Springs Campground, Lynx Pass Campground, or Blacktail Creek Campground)

BOAT REGULATIONS: Electric trolling motors are allowed. Internal combustion engines are not allowed. (Combustion engines only allowed at Yamcolo Reservoir).

DIRECTIONS FROM YAMPA: Take CTY Rd 17 west 5.5 miles to a "Y" intersection (CTY Rd 132). Stay left onto CTY Rd 132 and go 6.9 miles to the Chapman Reservoir sign (Forest Service Road 940). Turn left at sign onto Forest Service Road 940 and go 1.4 miles to the campground. NOTE: CTY Rd 132 changes to CTY Rd 8 after 4.2 miles.


At a Glance

Operational Hours: Generally reachable Memorial Day until mid October, weather permitting. Reachable only by snowmobile in winter months. For current conditions, call the Yampa Ranger Station at 970-638-4516  
Reservations: No reservations. Sites are available on a first come, first serve basis. If all 12 sites fill, further down the road you will find more camping opportunities.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees $10 per site, per vehicle (per night) (Dispersed camping outside the campground for no charge)
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Yampa, CO
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From Yampa, go 5 miles west and north on County Road 17, 7 miles west on County Road 132/Forest Road 16, then 1 miles south on FR 940.

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