Ophir Creek Campground

Area Status: Open

Ophir Creek Campground several nearby activities including hiking, bicycling and fishing in Ophir Creek. A short drive will take you to Bishop's Castle.

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

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Check in: 2 p.m.
Check out: 12 p.m. (noon)
Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Reservations: Call 1-877-444-6777 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
$24 camping fee includes two vehicles. Additional $10 each charge for extra vehicles. Reservable and first-come-first-served sites. Fees are payable by cash, check or money order if not reserved online.  Self-servicing fee tube is available. First-come, first-served sites must be occupied the first night. 
Open Season: May 10, 2024 - Sept. 29, 2024
Usage: Heavy
  • 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 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 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. 

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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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