Highway Springs Campground

Area Status: Closed
West of South Fork on Hwy 160

This campground is conveniently located with two loops located right along US Highway 160 4.1 miles west of South Fork, Colorado. The lower loop is comprised of Aspen and a few Ponderosa pines and includes all the tent sites. The upper loop circles a knoll above US Highway 160 with shade provided by mature Ponderosa pines. This loop also provides excellent views of the surrounding area and mountains. The south fork of the Rio Grande provides fishing opportunities just south of the campground down in the valley. The newly remodeled (2010) facilities include 13 campsites with tables and fireplaces, 2 vault type toilets, and adequate turnaround and parking space for RV's. No drinking water or firewood is provided.  Scroll down to Information Center for individual site descriptions.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closes September 24, 2023
Reservations: None taken.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees: Single Site - $23 to $25/night
$12 for day use (picnicking). 
Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.
Permit Info: Thirteen sites. 10 are dead end spurs and 3 are pull through sites. No drinking water is available.
Open Season: May 27 2022 - Labor Day weekend
Usage: Light
Best Season: June to September
Busiest Season: July
Restrictions: There is a 14 day stay limit. Visitors must have a Colorado fishing license to fish the nearby South Fork of the Rio Grande River.
Closest Towns: South Fork, CO
Water: No
Restroom: 2 Vault Toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: There are 13 sites. 3 are pull-through. 
Click here for site descriptions.  Camp host may only be intermittently available. 

General Information


Directions from South Fork, Colorado: Take U.S. Highway 160 4.1 miles southwest toward Pagosa Springs and Wolf Creek Pass. Turn left (south) into campground right off the Highway. Look for a large Brown and Cream colored sign.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 13 sites, 10 are dead end spurs and 3 are pull throughs
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None
Current Conditions:
Reservation info:

River and Stream Fishing

Access down to the South Fork of the Rio Grande River
Fish Species seasonal
Special Designations Flies, lures \& bait where allowed
Water Temperature Intermediate
Fishing Method bank
Water/Flow Level cold


Viewing Scenery

Access to South Fork of the Rio Grande River and drive west on Hwy 160 to Wolf Creek Pass
Difficulty Level: Easy


Easy access from Hwy 160
Difficulty Level: Easy

Group Picnicking

Easy access from Hwy 160
Difficulty Level: Easy

Scenic Driving

Access to Hwy 160 and scenic drive over Wolf Creek Pass and Continental Divide
Pavement Type for Parking gravel
Vehicle Clearence good


Camping trailer:
Picnic tables:
Tent camping:

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
30 to 50 feet pull throughs

  Latitude : 

  Longitude : 

  Elevation : 
8400 - 8400