Transfer Park Campground

Area Status: Open

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.
Fees: $22
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: Bayfield, Durango
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Columbine Ranger District

General Information


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.

Transfer Park Campground area map

General Notes:
  • 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.


Recreation Map

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