Trappers Lake / Shepherds Rim Campground

Fall 2023: available as weather permits, no fees or services

This campground will be available for early fall hunting until snow accumulation prevents access to sites. Contact the Blanco Ranger District at (970)878-4039 for details.

  • No fees will be collected
  • No potable water on site: bring your own drinking water
  • No trash service: bring trash bags and remove your waste

The Shepherds Rim Campground at Trappers Lake has 15 sites. It is on the right side of the road as you travel south from the Trappers Lake Outlet area.  Overflow camping is available (fees are charged).


At a Glance

Reservations: Reserve at
Rentals & Guides: Boats may be rented at Trappers Lake Lodge.
Restrictions: See: Flat Tops Wilderness Regulations and Campground Regulations
Trappers Lake lies completely within the Flat Tops Wilderness; motorized boats and wheeled carts for boat transport are prohibited
Closest Towns: Meeker is the nearest place to purchase gasoline and supplies.
Water: Yes
Restroom: Yes

General Information


From Meeker, take Colorado Highway 13 east for 1 mile, then turn right on Rio Blanco County Road 8 and follow this for 39 miles to Trappers Lake Road #205. Turn south on Trappers Lake Road #205, and continue for 10 miles. Cross the bridge and take the road up the hill. Shepherds Rim is the last campground on the right.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 15

RV Camping

Recreation Areas

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