North Crestone Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed
site #3 N.Crestone CG

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 near to the Town of Crestone.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open early May through early November.
There is no potable water at this campground.
Reservations: First come, first serve. The best time to secure sites is Monday through Friday mornings.
Area Amenities: Accessible, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Toilets
Fees: Single site - $10/night.
Day Use - $10/day (picnicking).
Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.
Open Season: May - November
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: June - September
Restrictions: Fires in designated fire rings only.
Closest Towns: Crestone, CO 
Water: NO
Restroom: YES - outside vault
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: No potable water available. Campground host in site #13.

General Information


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.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 13 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

RV Camping

Most sites can accommodate units up to 25' in length

River and Stream Fishing

Crestone Creek
Fishing Mode bank
Water Temperature cold
Fishing Method Flies, lures \& bait where allowed
Water/Flow Level seasonal

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


#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 Hunting

Open during hunting season - see Colorado Division of Wildlife regulations. Unit 82
Species elk

Viewing Wildlife

Wildlife viewing
Species elk

Viewing Plants


Scenic Driving

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
Tent camping:

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