Angel of Shavano Campground

Area Status: Open

The Angel of Shavano Campground is ideally suited for tent camping. The campsites are wooded with aspen and spruce trees along the north fork of the south Arkansas River. 

The Angel of Shavano Trailhead for the Colorado Trail #1776 is across the road from the campground.

Dispersed camping spots may be found along 4x4 road FS 240) between Angel of Shavano and North Fork campgrounds.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Check out: 12 p.m. (noon)
Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Reservations: First-come, first-served. No reservations are accepted. Prior to Memorial Day weekend and after Labor Day hosts and water may not be available.  
$25 per site for overnight camping. Two vehicles or one RV per site is included in the camping fee. $10 for a third vehicle.
$10 fee for day use if not camping overnight.
Fees are payable by cash, check or money order. Self-servicing fee tube is available.
Sites must be occupied the first night of payment.
Interagency Senior/Access passes valid for 50% discount to the camping fee for one site.
Open Season: May 17, 2024 - Sept. 24, 2024
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Busiest Season: May-September
  • Maximum 8 persons per site.
  • Tents and vehicles must be in designated spots.
  • Dogs must be leashed.
  • Stay limit of 14 consecutive days.
Closest Towns: Poncha Springs & Salida, CO
Water: Drinking water from hand pump.
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Consessionaire
Information Center: Salida Ranger District 

General Information


From the junction of Highways 50/285 in Poncha Springs, travel west on Highway 50 for six miles. As you approach the town of Maysville, watch for County Road 240 on the right. Turn onto CR 240 and travel for three miles to the campground. The group campground is located on the left side of the road. Continue past the group area to the main entrance for Angel of Shavano campground.


Parking is limited to the parking pads provided at each campsite.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 20 each with a picnic table and fire ring with grill. No electricity.
No. of Accessible sites 0

RV Camping

This campground can accommodate RVs and trailers up to 30' in length. A typical campsite in the campground can accommodate smaller RVs and pop-up campers but not large RVs with slide-outs.

River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking

The Colorado Trail (#1776) is located across the road from this campground. Hikers can walk north on the trail to the Blanks Cabin trailhead and the access trail for Mt. Shavano. The southern leg of the trail descends to Hwy 50 and Fooses Creek.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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9,200 feet