Target Tree Campground
Target Tree Campground, located between Durango and Mancos off Highway 160, has 28 sites on a south-facing hillside overlooking Thompson Park. There are 17 barrier-free sites. Many sites are shady, but can be hot on sunny days. Most large and pull-thru sites require mechanical leveling of RVs.
Three campsites have corrals for overnight camping with horses.
The campground's group campsite group site has been converted into individual sites and is no longer available as a group site.
Services include potable water, trash pickup, composting vault toilets, picnic tables, and fire grates. There are no electrical hookups, dump station, firewood, or showers.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Check out our Campground Status for up-to-date information.|
|Reservations:||Reservations available online at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.|
|Open Season:||May - September|
|Closest Towns:||Mancos, Hesperus|
|Restroom:||Vault Toilet (3)|
|Information Center:||Dolores Ranger District|
From Mancos, CO: Travel 7 miles east on U.S. Hwy 160 where you will find the campground just north (left) of the highway.
- History: This campground's name refers to the Ute Indians' use of the area to harvest sap and bark of ponderosa pines as food supplements. They also used trees for target practice. Scarred trees remain; a short trail leads to one, and historical markers explain their usage.
- Bird Watching: The campground is known for a variety of birds. Look for the sign that lists species that can be seen in the vicinity.
- Narrow Gauge Trail begins near campsite 37 and leads uphill 3.4 miles to an old railroad grade.
Barrier-free sites available.
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