This campground sits among Ponderosa, aspen, spruce, cottonwood and juniper trees, and is composed of two loops - Upper and Lower. The Lower Loop is adjacent to the fast-moving Conejos River with some sites next to the river. This is a pleasant and attractive campground that is excellent for both the transient and destination camper. Juniper and Pinon Group Picnic & Camping Areas are nearby. Firewood is not provided. There are 40 campsites (21 are pull-through) with tables and fireplaces, 4 vault-type toilets, drinking water (hydrants) and refuse receptacles for your convenience.
Consider a day trip on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad (steam) which offers a 64-mile journey through abandoned mining towns. One access to the train is in Antonito, CO. Visit them online Cumbres-Toltec Scenic Railroad, or call (719) 376-5483 for more information.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.|
|Reservations:||Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance, but they must be made at least four days prior to your intended arrival date. Use web site: www.recreation.gov for reservations, or call toll free 877-444-6777
|Rentals & Guides:||There is a fishing guide service available in Mogote.|
|Area Amenities:||Accessible,Tent camping,Toilets|
|Fees:||Single site - $29 to $31/night
$12 for day use (picnicking).
Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.
|Open Season:||Memorial Day weekend - The second Monday of September.|
|Closest Towns:||Antonito, Colorado|
|Information Center:||A campground host is located in unit #3. The host is available from mid-May through Sept 2.|
General InformationDirections: From Antonito, CO, take US 285 south 0.3 miles to Hwy 17. Continue straight on Hwy 17 and go 13.2 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.3 miles to campground on right.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|No. of Sites||40 single site(s)|
|Reservation Info||This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO\&parkId=70027\&topTabIndex=CampingSpot|
|No. of Accessible sites||None|
Some sites can accommodate units up to 45' in length
River and Stream FishingConejos River is a Gold Medal River. Please check Colorado Division of Wildlife regulations
|Fish Species||Browns \& Rainbow Trout|
|Special Designations||Conejos River|
|Fishing Method||Flies, lures \& bait where allowed|
Viewing WildlifeWildlife viewing
|Species||bear, deer, elk and birds|
Highway 17 is a scenic byway, Los Caminos Antiguos.
Scenic DrivingHighway 17 is part of Los Caminos Antiquos scenic byway. FR 250 Conejos Canyon