North Fork Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

This campground is the highest elevation campground on the Salida Ranger District. The elevation is 11,000 feet and the campsites are situated on the north shore of the North Fork Reservoir. The campground is small with nine sites with picnic tables and fire pits. The road to the campground is very rough and not recommended for vehicles towing trailers. High clearance vehicles are a requirement for reaching this campground. No trash service.



At a Glance

Current Conditions: Opening date is tentative depending on weather and conditions.
Operational Hours: Check out: 12 pm (noon)
Quiet hours: 10 pm to 6 am
Reservations: First-come, first-served. No reservations are accepted.
$16 per site for overnight camping. Two vehicles or one RV per site is included in the camping fee. $6.00 for a third vehicle. $7.00 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: June 7, 2021 - September 27, 2021
  • No motorized water craft
  • Maximum 8 persons per site: 2 tents and 2 vehicles or 1 recreation vehicle.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times in the campground.
  • No discharge of firearms or fireworks.
Closest Towns: Salida, CO
Water: No
Restroom: Vault toilet
Operated By: Rocky Mountain Recreation Company
Information Center: Visit Salida Ranger District or call at (719) 539-3591.

General Information


From Salida, CO, travel west for 5 miles to Poncha Springs, CO then continue west on Highway 50 for 6 miles to County Road 240. Turn right on CR 240 and stay on this road for 3 miles to the Angel of Shavano campground. From the campground the road continues west for 6 miles to the North Fork reservoir and campground.


This campground is not universally accessible.

General Notes:

The road from Angel of Shavano campground is extremely rocky and rough. High clearance vehicles are recommend.

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11,000 feet