Road Canyon Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

South West of Creede on forest road #520

This small, free 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.  No fees are charged to camp here.  14 day camping limit.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: NO WATER - Open until weather closes access. No trash service after Labor Day.
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 There is no fee for this campground
Permit Info: 6 sites / no fee
Open Season: April
Usage: Light
Best Season: June through September
Busiest Season: JULY
Restrictions: On Road Canyon Reservoir, boats allowed, no wakes, trolling motors OK, primitive boat ramp
Closest Towns: Creede
Water: No
Restroom: 1 vault toilets
Operated By: Forest Service - Divide Ranger District, 719-657-3321

General Information

Directions: 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.

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Nature Viewing

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Boating - Motorized

Road Canyon resvoir, trolling motors allowed - no wake
Difficulty Level: Easy

Boating - Non-Motorized

Road Canyon reservoir, trolling motors allowed - no wake
Difficulty Level: Easy

Winter Sports

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Picnic tables
Boat ramp
Tent camping
Camping trailer
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