North Crestone Creek Campground
The campground stretches 0.7 mile up a mountain, along North Crestone Creek and offers 13 sites, 1 site is pull through. It is a rustic area with first come / first served camping sites nestled among Aspen, Juniper, Fir, and other riparian-loving trees. Because the sites are so far apart, each site has a feeling of secluded wilderness camping. The campground is convenient to a public golf course and the interesting Town of Crestone.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Open early May through early November.|
|Reservations:||No reservations. The best time to secure sites is Monday through Friday mornings.|
|Area Amenities:||Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Toilets|
|Fees:||$7/night for single unit - Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.|
|Open Season:||May - November|
|Busiest Season:||June - September|
|Restrictions:||Fires in designated fire rings only.|
|Closest Towns:||Crestone, CO|
|Restroom:||YES - outside vault|
|Operated By:||Forest Service - Saguache Ranger District 719 655-2547|
|Information Center:||No water or trash services available. Campground host in site #13.|
From Alamosa, take Hwy 17 north to Moffat, take County Road T east to Crestone. In Crestone, at the intersection of Galena and Alder Streets, take Alder Street north 1.3 miles to the campground.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|No. of Sites||13 single site(s)|
|Reservation Info||Not reservable|
|No. of Accessible sites||None|
Most sites can accommodate units up to 25' in length
River and Stream FishingCrestone Creek
|Fishing Method||Flies, lures \& bait where allowed|
Day Hiking#744 North Crestone Trail to N. Crestone Lake 4.5 miles
|Elevation desc||#744-8,800 to 11,840 at N. Crestone Lake|
Backpacking#744 North Crestone Trail to N. Crestone Lake 4.5 miles, #747 N. Fork Crestone Trail travels north and connects with other trails.
|Elevation desc||#744-8,800 to 11,840 at N. Crestone Lake, #747-9,760 to 13,000 at Hermit Pass|
Big Game HuntingOpen during hunting season - see Colorado Division of Wildlife regulations. Unit 82
Viewing WildlifeWildlife viewing
Just north of the interesting Town of Crestone, beautiful scenery every direction. Spectacular views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains while approaching the campground.
|Camping trailer:||RV camping|