Davenport Campground

Davenport Campground has been rebuilt to evoke the historic character of the first Forest Service campground, the remnants of which are located a few miles downstream. Included are a few Adirondack shelters, a common cooking shelter with stone fireplaces, and old-style log picnic tables. This tent-only campground sits alongside Squirrel Creek in a grassy meadow surrounded by aspen and spruce trees at an elevation of 8,500 feet. The site offers access to hiking, mountain biking, motorcycle and ATV trails.  

Dates are weather dependent. All services may not be available early or late in the season.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Check in: 2 pm
Check out: 12 pm (noon)
Quiet hours: 10 pm to 6 am
Reservations: Phone 877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov at least 4 days in advance. Friday and Saturday night minimum required stay on weekends. 3 nights minimum on holiday weekends. Walk-ups are exempt from the nightly minimum.
$25 fee for overnight camping. Walk-in tent sites only, no RVs.  Two vehicles per site are  included in the camping fee, additional $10 fee each for extra vehicles. Fees are payable by cash, check or money order if not registered on line. $10 day-use fees charged for those not registered as campers. Self-servicing fee tube is available. First-come, first-served sites must be occupied the first night. 
Open Season: May 12, 2023 - Oct. 8, 2023
  • Maximum 10 persons per site
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times.
  • No discharge of firearms or fireworks.
  • Only licensed vehicles can operate inside campground.
  • Camping is not allowed behind a locked gate.
Closest Towns: Rye, CO
Water: Drinking water is provided by a well with a hand pump
Restroom: 2 accessible vault toilets
Passes: America the Beautiful Senior or Access Pass cardholders may receive a 50% discount off the camping fee only. The discount only applies to the fee for the campsite physically occupied by the pass owner, not to any additional campsite(s) occupied by members of the pass owner's party.
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: San Carlos Ranger District

General Information


From Lake Isabel, go 4 miles north on State Highway 165 then turn right (going East) onto Forest Service Road 382. Travel about 2 miles until the road dead ends into Davenport Campground. 

General Notes:

During peak season, the campground is a full-service campground.

Pre- and extended seasons have reduced services. Vault toilets, water, trash, or a host may not be available. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

12 campsites which are tent sites. 3 of the sites include andirondack shelters. Parking spur, tables, fire rings, grills and trash receptacles are provided at this campground. There is a pavilion shelter for group use. Drinking water is provided by a well with a hand pump. There are 2 single vault accessible toilets.


Status: Open
Open Season: May-October
Best Season: Summer

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