Rock Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

South west of Monte Vista on county road 28

This campground and adjacent picnic area complex is located alongside the fast-moving Rock Creek in a stand of mature Aspen trees.  There are 10 sites of which 7 are dead end spurs and 3 are pull throughs.  Length of sites varies from 20 to 40 feet. The sound of the creek can be heard throughout the campground with some sites located next to the creek.  This campground/picnic area sits in a narrow mountain valley and is located fairly close to the town of Monte Vista. Fishing in the North and South Forks of Rock Creek and hiking on area trails. Big game hunting in the forest in season.  Scroll down to Information Center to see individual campsite  descriptions.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: NO WATER -  No trash service before Memorial Day and after Labor Day.
Operational Hours: Open for summer and fall camping between April 15th and Dec 15th.  Physically closed by deep winter snows or muddy roads from December 15th through May 15th.
Reservations: None Taken
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees NO FEE  No trash service except Memorial weekend through Labor Day weekend
Permit Info: 10 sites - 7 dead end sites and 3 pull through sites.
Open Season: May 15th - December 15th
Usage: Light
Best Season: June to September
Busiest Season: July
Restrictions: No horses in campground sites. Must have a Colorado Fishing License to fish in Rock Creek.
Closest Towns: Monte Vista, Colorado 
Water: No
Restroom: 2 Vault toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire - Divide Ranger District, 719-657-3321
Information Center: Click here for site descriptions

General Information

Directions: In Monte Vista, CO, take State 15 south 2.4 miles to Rock Creek Campground sign. Turn right go 2.5 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn left onto County Rd. 28 and go 10 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. NOTE: County Rd. 28 is dirt after 3.1 miles and single-lane in places.

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