West Fork Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

West Fork Campground is located between Wolf Creek Pass and Pagosa Springs. This secluded 10-acre campground has 28 campsites offering both sun and shade. There are 15 reservable sites with the remaining first-come, first-serve.  Most sites are suitable for large RVs. A few are next to the West Fork of the San Juan River.

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

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 $24
Open Season: May - September
  • 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: Pagosa Springs, CO
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Pagosa Ranger District

General Information


From Pagosa Springs, CO: Travel east on U.S. Hwy 160 for 13.5 miles, then turn northwest on Forest Development Road #648 for 1.5 miles to campground entrance.

West Fork Campground (This sketch map is not drawn to scale.)

General Notes:
  • Fishing: You can fish in both Wolf Creek and the West Fork, but only skilled and patient fishermen may have much luck in these heavily fished streams.
  • Hiking: The popular West Fork Trail, also known as the Rainbow Trail, begins a mile beyond the campground leading into the Weminuche Wilderness. The first portion passes through private property – stay on the trail and leave gates as you find them.
  • OHV: Trailheads for the Windy Pass and Treasure Mountain Trails are just across Hwy. 160 from the West Fork Road turnoff.

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