Highway Springs Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is 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 the Rio Grande River 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 turn around 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

Operational Hours: This campground is closed during the winter months. 
Reservations: None Taken.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees $20/night for single overnight unit - $10 for day use (picnicing)  Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance. 13 sites, 10 are dead end spurs and 3 are pull throughs.
Permit Info: 13 sites, 10 are dead end spurs and 3 are pull throughs. No drinking water available.
Open Season: Memorial Day weekend - The second Monday of September.
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 - Divide Ranger District, 719-657-3321
Information Center: Click here for site descriptions. This campground is set to open on May 28, 2021.

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

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Camping & Cabins

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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
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Picnic tables
Tent camping
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Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
30 to 50 feet pull throughs

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  Elevation : 
8400 - 8400