Poso Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Poso CG near La Garita

The campground climbs up a hillside above South Fork Creek among Spruce and Aspen trees.  Fishing in area streams, mountain biking on forest roads. Fishing is possible in Cave Creek (just below campground), Poso Creek, South Fork Carnero Creek.  Mountain Biking can be enjoyed to Coolbroth Canyon which leads to La Garita Trail and Geronimo Creek Trail. Big game hunting is also possible in this area.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: NO WATER -   PACK IN/PACK OUT.
Operational Hours: NO WATER -  PACK IN/PACK OUT. 
Rentals & Guides: Carnero Guard Staton cabin $50.00 / night. Recreation.gov
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees $5/Night for single unit - Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.
Permit Info: 8 sites / $5.00 - overnight
Open Season: Closed November 15th Until
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Fires in designated fire rings only.
Closest Towns: La Garita, CO
Water: NO
Restroom: Yes - outside vault
Operated By: Forest Service - Saguache Ranger District 719-655-2547

General Information


Directions from Monte Vista, Colorado: From U.S. Highway 285, take the La Garita turnoff (County Road G) and follow the paved road 6.0 miles west where the road forks. Take the right fork, the gravel surface Carnero Creek Road (Forest Road 690/County Road 41G) 10.0 miles northwest to Forest Road 675. Take Road #675 west 1.5 miles to Poso Campground. NOTE: County Road 41G becomes dirt and narrows to single-lane with turnouts after entering the National Forest.

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Big Game Hunting

Open during hunting season - see Colorado Division of Wildlife regulations. Unit 68
Speciesdeer, elk

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