Lower Piedra Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

The Lower Piedra Campground, located on the west bank of the Piedra River, offers 17 large, level sites with plenty of shade. The river is heavily fished, but good catches are still possible. 

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

NOTICE: Dispersed camping is not allowed within 100 yards of either side of Forest Road 621 leading to the Lower Piedra Campground (from the cattle guard to the campground boundary).

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
Restrictions:
  • 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, Pagosa Springs
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Yes
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Pagosa Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

From Pagosa Springs, CO: Travel west on U.S. Hwy 160 for about 23 miles. Turn north on Forest Development Road #621 (west side of the Piedra River). Head about 1 mile to reach the campground entrance.

From Bayfield, CO: Travel east on U.S. Hwy 160 for about 18 miles.  Turn north on Forest Development Road #621 (west side of the Piedra River). Head about 1 mile to reach the campground entrance.

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


General Notes:
  • Chimney Rock National Monument: Chimney Rock National Monument is nearby - just head four miles south on Colorado Highway 151 to the entrance road. Guided tours are offered in summer by the nonprofit Chimney Rock Interpretive Association. The lower tour is easy to negotiate as it follows a barrier-free interpretive trail to Ancestral Puebloan sites. The mountaintop part of the tour heads steeply uphill to a Chacoan-style Great House site. 
  • NOTICE: Dispersed camping is not allowed within 100 yards of either side of Forest Road 621 leading to the Lower Piedra Campground (from the cattle guard to the campground boundary).

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
37.2429

  Longitude : 
-107.343

  Elevation : 
6600

 



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