Vaughan Lake Campground


Vaughan Lake Campground

This small scenic campground is located between Yampa and Meeker, CO on County Road 8 and is popular with families as well as hunters during hunting season. It is fairly open with Aspen trees and an excellent view of Vaughan Lake offering great trout fishing (no boat ramp).

This campground has 6 camping sites and one vault toilet, all with a fire grate and picnic table.

Take a scenic drive on the Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway where you will find signage for access to area trailheads.

The campground  is along County Road 8, a portion of the Flat Tops Trail Scenic and Historic Byway.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: OPEN SEASON:   Due to snow, this campground is typically reachable by vehicle 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 taken, this campground is first come, first serve basis. However, there are many other dispersed camping opportunities available on County Road 8.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees $10/night

General Information


From Yampa, go 5 miles west on County Road 17, 26 miles west on County Road 132/ Forest Road 16.


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Picnic tables
Tent camping
Camping trailer Maximum spur length of 22 ft.