Transfer Park Campground
Transfer Park Campground is only 1 mile past Florida Campground, with 11 shaded acres above the Florida River. Two loops have 25 sites with shade and sun, and large, open play areas. The upper loop is mostly level, with several larger sites. The lower loop is near the river and has 2 larger sites, a few short pull-throughs, and several tent spots. Parking for the Burnt Timber Trail is near the campground.
Services include water, trash pickup, fire grates, picnic tables, and pit toilets. Bear-safe food storage is recommended. Between September and May this campground has no services (water, electric, trash pick up or rest rooms). Please keep them clean and pack it out.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Check out our Campground Status for up-to-date information.|
|Reservations:||All sites are first-come, first-serve.|
|Open Season:||May - September|
|Closest Towns:||Bayfield, Durango|
|Restroom:||Vault Toilet (2)|
|Information Center:||Columbine Ranger District|
From Durango, CO: Travel about 13 miles on Florida Road (County Road 240). Continue straight on County Road 243 which turns into FR 596 and head approximatly 8.5 miles to the campground entrance. The road passes through Florida Campground.
From Bayfield, CO: Travel 9.0 miles north on County Road #501, then 3.0 miles northwest on County Road #240 . Turn right onto County Road #243 which turns into FR 596 and head approximatly 8.5 miles to the campground entrance. The road passes through Florida Campground.
- 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 about a mile north of the campground. This popular trail accesses the Weminuche Wilderness (where mountain bicycles and motorized vehicles are prohibited), with connections to the Lime Mesa, Mountain View Crest, and City Reservoir areas. The parking area includes hitching rails and an unloading dock for horses; however, horses are not allowed in 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.
- Historic site: This was the site of a historic transfer station for ore and supplies between pack mules and wagons in the mining era.
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