Blanco River Group Campground

Area Status: Open

The Blanco River Group Campground is a convenient stopping point between Chama, New Mexico, and Pagosa Springs, about 15 miles southeast of Pagosa Springs. This group campground offers one group site, accommodating up to 100 people but no individual sites. The river bottom area is fairly level, and four of the seven sites are suitable for large-sized RVs. Several large ponderosa pines offer shade, but the area is quite warm in summer. This spot is quite a gem as visitors get a mile of river to themselves, along with 15 acres of forest fenced off to play and camp in.

Services include potable water, trash pickup, vault toilets, picnic tables, and fire grates. In addition, the group campground includes picnic sites with have banquet-sized tables, volleyball net posts, and horseshoe pits.

Reservations required.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Check out our Campground Status for up-to-date information.
Reservations: Reservations required. Available online at or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
Fees: $120
Open Season: May - September
Restrictions: Max RV size = 35 ft
Closest Towns: Pagosa Springs, CO
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Pagosa Ranger District

General Information

General Notes:
  • Fishing the Blanco River: The river is stocked with trout and lightly fished, so fishing may be good.
  • Trails: Three nearby trails access the roadless country to the east.
    • Navajo Peak Trail and V-Rock Trail: Trailheads located on the Buckles Lake Road (Forest Development Road # 663), about seven miles south of the campground via Hwy. 84.
    • Leche Creek Trail: Trailhead located off Blanco Basin Road (Forest Development Road # 657).


From Pagosa Springs, CO: Travel south on Highway 84 about 11.5 miles. Turn left onto Forest Rd. 656. Campgrond is located approximately 2 miles down FR 656.

Blanco River Group Campground (This sketch map is not drawn to scale.)


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Group Camping

Reservation Info 1-877-444-6777

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Recreation Areas

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