Blacktail Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Photo of Blacktail Campground cleared of dead trees

10/20/2020: This campground is now closed for the season, however dispersed camping in the area is allowed.

This is a small campground, with 8 wide open spaced campsites located right off
HWY 134 in between the towns of Kremmling and Yampa, CO. 

This camping area can be seen from the highway and offers easy access on and off the highway for those traveling and passing through.

Facilities include potable water from June until September (based on freezing weather) and one vault toilet. Each site has one fire grate and one picnic table. 

PLEASE NOTE: This campground has been affected by the Mountain Pine Beetle but many young Aspen trees remain. Since this campground sits very low along the highway, the views you can expect are mostly these young trees.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: This campground is open seasonally and can generally be accessible as early as Memorial Day until mid October. Campers can expect "spring like conditions" of moisture and patches of snow until early-mid June. For questions, call the Yampa Ranger Station at 970-638-4516
HOURS: M-F, 8am-4:30pm (closed holidays and weekends)  
Reservations: No reservations taken. First come, first basis.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees $10/Night for single site
Permit Info: No permit required
Closest Towns: Yampa, CO
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Directions from Yampa: Travel south on Colorado Hwy 131 approximately 11 miles to Colorado Hwy 134. Go east on Hwy 134 approximately 14 miles to Blacktail Creek Campground, on the right.

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites8 single site(s)
Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Accessible sitesNone


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Picnic tables
Drinking water
Tent camping
Camping trailer
Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
22 inch trailer max

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  Elevation : 
9030 - 9030