Miller Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed

Miller Creek Campground is located where Miller Creek flows into Lemon Reservior.  It has 12 campsites with a choice of sun or shade and easy access to the water; 5 of the sites share a large parking area.  RVs can be leveled without much difficulty. The campground has a concrete boat ramp at its north end.

Services include water, trash pickup, fire grates, picnic tables, and pit toilets. Bear-safe food storage is recommended. There are no services between October and May (water, electric, trash pick up or rest rooms). Please keep them clean and pack it out. 

A shady roadside picnic area has 4 tables available for day use. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Check out our Campground Status for up-to-date information.
Reservations: All sites are first-come, first serve.
Fees: $24
Open Season: May - September
  • 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 = 45 ft
Closest Towns: Durango, Vallecito, Bayfield.
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (3)
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Columbine Ranger District

General Information

General Notes:
  • Upper Lemon Day Use Area, a fishing access site, is located 1.5 miles north of the campground and includes a parking lot and restrooms.
  • Lemon Reservoir offers fantastic fishing and non-motorized boating opportunities.


From Durango, CO: Travel about 13 miles on Florida Road (County Road 240). Continue straight on County Road 243 approximately 3.5 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 3.5 miles north on County Road 243 to the campground entrance.

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