Pine Point Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Midway up the Vallecito Reservoir lakeshore, Pine Point campground has 28 sites, including 13 first-come, first-serve spots. This campground boasts gorgeous views of high peaks to the northwest.There are several pull-thru and larger sites for trailers and RVs. Some are near the water, but the area is not well protected for mooring boats. A sheltered area for boats and an open play area are just south.

Services include water, trash pickup, fire grates, picnic tables, and pit toilets. Bear-safe food storage is recommended. Commercial development on the east side of the reservoir is limited to resorts north of the campground which have camping services, but gasoline is not available.

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 $22/standard site
$25/premium site
Open Season: May - September
Restrictions:
  • Quite 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 = 40 ft
Closest Towns: Vallecito, Bayfield, Durango
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (4)
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Columbine Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

From Durango, CO: Travel 17 miles on Florida Road, County Road #240. Turn left onto County Road #501. After 4 miles, slight right onto Forest Road #603 for about 3 miles to campground entrance. Campground is located on the east side of Vallecito Reservoir.

From Bayfield, CO: Travel 14 miles north on County Road #501, then about 3 miles northeast on Forest Road #603 to campground entrance. Campground is located on the east side of Vallecito Reservoir. 

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General Notes:
  • Vallecito Reservoir: The reservoir is a very popular fishing spot, with anglers going after German brown trout, cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, kokanee salmon, and northern pike. 
  • North Canyon Trail: This popular trail for horseback riders takes off just across the road from the campground. The trail takes you through ponderosa pine and aspen forests. A scenic overlook of Vallecito Reservoir is available on a side trail along the way.
  • East Creek Trail: This popular trail for horseback riders is reached by driving about 1/4 mile up Forest Rd. 852, northeast of the campground entrance.
  • Old Timers Picnic Area: Old Timers is on the south shore of Vallecito Reservoir, south of the campground. Eleven well-shaded sites provide a cool, intimate setting on a gentle hillside near the water.
  • Nearby Forest Service Campgrounds: Middle Mountain Campground - north on Forest Road 603. Graham Creek Campground and North Canyon Campground - south on Forest Road 603

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
37.4004

  Longitude : 
-107.5351

  Elevation : 
7700

 



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