Cimarrona Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Cimarrona Campground is located next to Cimarrona Creek with views of the meadow and Williams Reservior to the south. The campground has 21 sites. There are both sunny and shady sites to choose from as well as a few sites that can handle large-sized RVs. It’s only a short walk to fish in the creek. The campground is adjacent to the Cimarrona Trailhead.

Services include potable water, trash pickup, vault toilets, picnic tables, and fire grates. From the end of September through October, the campground remains open with limited services and 1/2 price fees. Between November and May, there are no services (water, trash pick up or restrooms). Please keep the campground clean and pack out any trash.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Check out our Campground Status for up-to-date information.
Reservations: All sites are first-come, first-serve.
Fees $22
Open Season: May - November (limited services Sept - Nov 1)
  • Quiet time is typically between 10pm - 6am. Please be a good neighbor and limit use of generators to no more than one hour at a time.
  • Dogs must be leashed or otherwise physically restrained. Do not leave pets unattended.
  • Check-out time: 12:00 pm; Check-in time: 2:00 pm - if the site is empty, campers may come in anytime.
  • Standard single site occupancy is 8, but a single family with > 8 members is acceptable.
  • Equipment with wheels (RVs, campers, cars) must fit in the parking spur.  There is not any overflow parking available.
  • Max RV size = 35 ft
Closest Towns: Pagosa Springs, CO
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Pagosa Ranger District

General Information


From Pagosa Springs, CO: Travel about 15.5 miles on Piedra Road. Continue to FR 631 for about 6 miles. Turn right onto FR 640 for 4 miles to the campground entrance. It is located 2.3 miles north of Teal Campground on Forest Rd. 640, above Williams Creek Reservoir and near the end of the road.

Cimarrona Campground (This sketch map is not drawn to scale.)

General Notes:
  • Williams Creek Reservoir is large and stocked with kokanee salmon and trout.
  • Teal Boat Ramp 1/2 mile north of Williams Creek Campground. Motorized boating is allowed on Williams Creek Reservoir, but water skiing and sail surfboards are prohibited, because the reservoir is restricted to wake-free boating.
  • Dispersed camping is not allowed within 300 yards of the campground.

One visitor reported, "Most sites are well treed and private; it is near the end of the road, so not much road noise. Can see the reservoir from sites, but it's a good walk, or short drive to get to. I'd rank this one even with Teal...This is more private, but Teal has better views and is closer to the reservoir, so if you want privacy go here, if you prefer better views go to Teal."

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