Lower Piedra Campground
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.|
|Open Season:||May - September|
|Closest Towns:||Bayfield, Pagosa Springs|
|Information Center:||Pagosa Ranger District|
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.)
- 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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