Target Tree Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Target Tree Campground, located between Durango and Mancos off Highway 160, has 25 sites on a south-facing hillside overlooking Thompson Park. There are 17 barrier-free sites. Many sites are shady, but can be hot on sunny days. Most large and pull-thru sites require mechanical leveling of RVs. Five campsites accommodate horse users.

The campground also offers one group campsite that accomodates up to 25 people, or up to 5 horse trailers. This picnic area/group site has 10 picnice sites and is reservable.  

Services include potable water, trash pickup, composting vault toilets, picnic tables, and fire grates. There are no electrical hookups, dump station, firewood, or showers.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Check out our Campground Status for up-to-date information.
Reservations: Reservations available online at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
Fees Standard: $20
Group: $65
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 = 45 ft
Closest Towns: Mancos, Hesperus
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (3)
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Dolores Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

From Mancos, CO: Travel 7 miles east on U.S. Hwy 160 where you will find the campground just north (left) of the highway.

Target Tree Campground area map


General Notes:
  • History: This campground's name refers to the Ute Indians' use of the area to harvest sap and bark of ponderosa pines as food supplements. They also used trees for target practice. Scarred trees remain; a short trail leads to one, and historical markers explain their usage.
  • Bird Watching: The campground is known for a variety of birds. Look for the sign that lists species that can be seen in the vicinity. 
  • Narrow Gauge Trail begins near campsite 37 and leads uphill 3.4 miles to an old railroad grade.

Accessibility:

Barrier-free sites available.


Recreation Map

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Reservation required?: Y

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
37.3409

  Longitude : 
-108.1873

  Elevation : 
7800

 



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