The Florida Campground is located 4 miles north of Miller Creek Campground above Lemon reservoir along the Florida River. The campground has 20 shaded campsites, all first-come, first serve. A few short pull-thru and back-in sites can accommodate larger RVs. Douglas fire, blue spruce and aspens provide campers with some well-shaded sites near the river. Services include potable water, trash pickup, vault toilets, picnic tables, and fire grates.
Large groups can reserve the Florida Group Area located just beyond the regular camping area. The group site accommodates up to 75 people, has 6 double tables, a buffet table, and 4 fire grates. RV parking is limited.
Between September 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:||Individual sites: First-come, first serve
Group site: Reservations available at www.recreation.gov
|Open Season:||May - September|
|Closest Towns:||Durango, Bayfield|
|Restroom:||Vault Toilet (2)|
|Information Center:||Columbine Ranger District|
Florida Campground is on the north end of Lemon Reservoir, four miles north of Miller Creek Campground. Private property adjoins the campground on the south side; please do not trespass.
From Durango, CO: Travel about 13 miles on Florida Road (County Road 240). Continue straight on County Road 243 approximately 6 miles to the campground entrance.
From Bayfield, CO: Travel 9.0 miles north on County Road #501, then 3.0 miles northwest on County Road #240, and finally 6.0 miles north on County Road #243 to the campground entrance.
- Florida River: The Florida River is well known for its rainbow and brown trout fishing, but the river runs through much private land, so anglers should be careful not to trespass.
- Lost Lake and Stump Lake Trails: These trails can be accessed near the campground entrance along the East Florida Road (Forest Rd. 597) offering short, easy hikes to backcountry lakes.
- Burnt Timber Trail (No. 667): This trail begins at Transfer Park Campground, about a mile north of the campground.
- Lemon Reservoir offers great fishing and non-motorized boating opportunities.
- Hunting: The surrounding area is open to public hunting; deer, elk and small game such as rabbits and grouse inhabit the forest.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information