House Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

House Creek Boat Inspection Sign

The House Creek Recreation Complex is across the reservoir from the McPhee Complex. From Dolores, take 11th Street to the Dolores-Norwood Road (Forest Rd. 526) and go about six miles, then southwest on the House Creek Road (Forest Rd. 528) for just over 5 miles. The access road and parking areas are paved. This gently sloping, grassy area is near the reservoir’s high-water line. There has an open play area, sanitary dumping station, group picnic area, and four-lane boat ramp.

The campground has 65 campsites in three loops; two are designed for wheelchairs. 35 of the sites are reservable, 12 with electric, and 25 sites are non-reservable.  The two adjacent group areas can each accommodate 30 people and can also be reserved in advance (no electrical hookups are available in the group sites).

Fish Your National Forests: This site can be accessed by Passenger Car; Fish available include: Salmon, Trout, Bass, Catfish, Walleye, Panfish; Types of fishing available include: Wade, Shore, Motorized boat, Float tube, Fly, Spin, Bait, Ice;


At a Glance

Operational Hours:

House Creek Boat Inspection Hours



Closed for the season.  Will reopen in May.

Reservations: Reservations:
Usage: Light
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Composting Toilets 12
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information


Directions from Dolores, Colorado: Travel 37 miles northwest to campground on following roads: Highway 184, U.S. Highway 491 and County Roads 505 and 504.

House Creek Campground area map.

General Notes:

The access road and parking areas are paved.

There is an open play area, composting toilets, sanitary dumping station, group picnic areas, and four-lane boat ramp. This gently sloping, grassy area is near the reservoir’s high-water line.

No firewood or showers.

The family campground has 45 sites in three loops; 17 sites have electrical hookups and two are designed for wheelchairs (Loop "A" site #5, Loop "B," site #40).

  • Loop "A" has 26 sites, including four group sites (day-use only, up to 30 people each)
  • Loop "B" offers 16 sites (reservations are required on this loop only; all other campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis), including three group sites.
  • Loop "C" has 5 pull-thru sites, 3 walk-in lakefront sites, and one group day-use-only area.


House Creek Recreation Area map [PDF, 1 page, 99 KB]

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