Avalanche Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Avalanche Campground has 6 first-come first-serve campsites. It is located adjacent to Avalanche Creek. Fishing is available in Avalanche Creek and in the Crystal River, which is 3 miles downstream. One of the major trailheads into the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness is located adjacent to the campground. Proper food storage is required because of potential bear activity.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations are not available. First-Come, First-Serve Camping.
Fees Check our forest-wide campground table for current pricing. 
Open Season: May
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Carbondale
Operated By: US Forest Service
Information Center: Aspen-Sopris Ranger District

General Information

Directions: Avalanche Campground is 13 miles south of Carbondale on Highway 133.

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