Teal Campground

Area Status: Closed
Teal Campground

Teal Campground is located a mile north of Williams Creek Campground along Forest Rd. 640, overlooking Williams Creek Reservoir. It has 16 first-come, first-serve sites with views of surrounding peaks. A few large ponderosa pines give some shade, but much of the area is open and grassy. Only a few sites are suitable for larger RVs. Teal is popular, so plan to arrive early on busy summer weekends and holidays.

Services include potable water, trash pickup, vault toilets, picnic tables, and fire grates.

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 = 35 ft
Closest Towns: Pagosa Springs, CO
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Yes
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Pagosa Ranger District

General Information


From Pagosa Springs, CO: Travel about 2.5 miles west on U.S. Highway 160. Turn right on Piedra Road (FS 600) and drive about 16 miles. Continue on FR 631 for 6.2 miles. Turn right onto Williams Creek Road (FR 640) and head about 1 miles to the campground entrance. Teal Campground is a mile north of Williams Creek Campground.

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

General Notes:
  • Fishing: Williams Reservoir is large and stocked with kokanee salmon and trout, with the campground’s 16 sites a short walk from the water. The Colorado Division of Wildlife offers fishing access through the campground to the dam.
  • Boating: Although this end of the lake has no boat ramp, lightweight boats can be carried the short distance to the water. You’ll find the Teal Boat Ramp 1/2 mile north of the 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.
  • NOTICE: The dispersed camping closure within the upper Williams Creek area extends from the Forest Service RV dump station at the intersection of FDR 640 and FDR 631 to the Williams Creek Trailhead. The closure will extend ¼ mile on either side of FDR 640. Camping is not allowed at trailheads. Previous dispersed camping did significant damage to the surrounding meadows and streamside wetlands. Camping is only allowed ONLY within developed campgrounds (Palisades, Williams Creek, Teal and Cimarrona) and at two dispersed campsites that will be designated with signs as open to camping.
Teal Campground


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Lake and Pond Fishing


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