West Dolores Campground

Area Status: Open
Campground_West Dolores

West Dolores Campground, located approximately a mile north of Mavreeso Campground, has 18 campsites on 10 acres near the river. Most campsites are shady and level. There are 10 reservable campsites, 7 campsites with electrical hookups and several that are suitable for large RVs. A site near the restroom is designated for wheelchair access and has electricity.

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

The campground also has 2 picnic areas.  

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Check out our Campground Status for up-to-date information.
Reservations: Reservations can be made online at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777
Fees: Standard: $26
Electrical Hookup: $35
Open Season: May - September (limited services from Sept - Nov)
  • 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: Dolores, CO
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: No
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Dolores Ranger District

General Information


From Dolores, CO: Head north on Highway 145 for approximately 13 miles. Turn left onto West Dolores Road, FR #535 and continue for approximately 7.5 miles. Campground is on your right.

West Dolores is one of three campgrounds along the West Dolores Road (Forest Rd. 535). The road follows the West Dolores River almost to its headwaters in the Lizard Head Wilderness. Side roads lead into the backcountry. After 32 miles, the road rejoins the highway 6 miles north of Rico. The road has a gravel surface, but the last 6 miles are steep, narrow, and not recommended for trailers.

West Dolores Campground area map

General Notes:
  • West Dolores River Fishing: Parking for fishermen is available near the campground. Please not, there are several parcels of private land along the river; please stay on the trail and do not trespass.
  • Mountain biking: available on Forest Development Roads #532 and #535. Forest Service Trail #624 is 2.0 miles south of the campground.


Barrier-free sites are available.

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