Road Canyon Campground
This small campground, located at the head of Road Canyon Reservoir, usually has vacancy when other upriver campgrounds are full. The area is in a fully open meadow, with no trees, and it is not screened from Rio Grande Reservoir Road. It has 6 camping units, each with a parking spur, table, and fire ring. An undeveloped overflow camping area is directly across the road. A vault type toilet is provided, but no trash receptacles (Please pack out your trash). No firewood or drinking water are available. There is fishing access and a boat launch at Road Canyon Reservoir.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Full service ends on September 24, 2023. Shoulder season fees apply after that. No potable water will be available. Open Year-Round. May be inaccessible due to snow levels.|
|Operational Hours:||Open year around normally but usually drifted in with heavy snow from December through end of April.|
|Area Amenities:||Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking|
|Fees:||Single site - $26 to $30/night.
Day use - $12/day (picnicking).
Shoulder season - $10/night (after Labor Day)
Fee envelopes and a collection box located near the entrance.
|Permit Info:||6 sites / no fee|
|Best Season:||June through September|
|Restrictions:||On Road Canyon Reservoir, boats allowed, no wakes, trolling motors OK, primitive boat ramp|
|Restroom:||1 vault toilets|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
General InformationDirections: Directions from Creede: Travel southwest fro, Creede on Highway 149 for about 20 miles, to the intersection of Highway 149 and Forest Road 520 (Rio Grande Reservoir Road), then drive almost 6 miles west on FR 520.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Campground Camping6 sites
Lake and Pond FishingRoad Canyon reservoir
|Fishing Mode||boats with trolling motors allowed-no wakes|
|Fish Species||Rainbow \& Brook trout stocked|
|Fishing Method||flies, lures and bait where allowed|
Ice FishingYear round fishing at Road Canyon Reservoir
|Special Designations||Flies, lures \& bait where allowed|
|Fishing Mode||Brook \& Rainbow trout|
Day HikingEasy access to day hiking up Long Canyon
|Difficulty Level:||Easy to Intermediate|
Big Game HuntingOpen during hunting season - see Colorado Division of Wildlife regulations. Unit 76
Viewing WildlifeWildlife viewing
|Species||deer, elk and water fowl|
PicnickingAccess off forest road 520
Boating - MotorizedRoad Canyon resvoir, trolling motors allowed - no wake
Boating - Non-MotorizedRoad Canyon reservoir, trolling motors allowed - no wake
SnowmobilingSnowmobile \& Ice fishing on Road Canyon reservoir - road 520 plowed