Ophir Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed

Available activities include hiking, bicycling, fishing in Ophir Creek. A short drive will take you to Bishop's Castle. For information visit www.recreation.gov or call 877-833-6777

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Check in: 2 pm
Check out: 12 pm (noon)
Quiet hours: 10 pm to 6 am
Reservations: You may now reserve campsites at this campground. Phone 877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov at least 4 days in advance to book your stay. Friday and Saturday night minimum required stay on weekends. 3 nights minimum on holiday weekends. Walk-ups are exempt from the nightly minimum.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Toilets,Drinking water
Fee campground. Two (2) vehicles included in the camping fee. Additional charge for extra vehicles. Reservable and first-come-first-served sites. Fees are payable by cash, check or money order in not reserved on-line.  Self-servicing fee tube is available. First-come, first-served sites must be occupied the FIRST NIGHT. Senior, Access (handicap), Golden Age and Golden Access Cardholders: 50% discount off camping or day-use fees.
Open Season: - October 9, 2022
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: The following restrictions apply to this campground:
  • Maximum 10 persons per site: 2 tents and 2 vehicles or 1 recreation vehicle.
  • 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: Four accessible outhouses

The Interagency Senior Pass (previously known as the Golden Age Pass) and the Interagency Access Pass qualifies for a 50% discount at concessionaire run campsites. 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: Rocky Mountain Recreation Company
Information Center: During peak season, this campground is a full-service campground. Pre-season and extended season have reduced service such as water, trash, or a host may not be available.

General Information


From Lake Isabel, go 6 miles north on State Highway 165 then turn left onto FSR 360. Travel about 100 feet and then turn left onto FSR 361. Continue past a private campground and travel 1/2 mile Ophir Creek Campground. 


Campground Camping

Developed campground camping with12 RV sites for various lengths up to 30 feet and 19 tent sites. Parking spur, tables, fire rings, grills and trash receptacles are provided at this campground. Drinking water is provided by a well with a hand pump. There are 4 single vault toilets, 2 are accessible.


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