Standard (Tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Bear Lake Campground

Managed by the Yampa Ranger District. This campground is located in the Bear River area of the Flat Tops Wilderness, 14 miles southwest of Yampa on Forest Development Road 900. This campground is in a large wooded area that makes a small loop with 43 sites + 4 double sites and 1 triple site making it a popular place for RV’s and families with children.

National Forest
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
No Phone Service
Picnic Table
Not Reservable
No Showers
Trash Available
No WiFi
+ More
RVs and Trailers
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Water Hookups
No 30 amp Hookups
No 50 amp Hookups
Pull-Through Sites
Max Length: 30 ft.
Bear Lake Campground is located in Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland in Colorado
40.047 N
-107.0684 W
Get Directions
From Downtown Yampa, Forest Road 900 is located just past the local General Store, (Montgomery’s). The 900 road begins with 6.4 miles of pavement with the remainder 8 miles being gravel road. Bear River Campground is on the left side.
10 Reviews of Bear Lake Campground
Great Location

Great location and great fishing. Clean campground with good amenities.

Quiet, peaceful, spacious

One of the best campground my family and I have gone to. Tent sites are set back and space and trees separate sites.. 2 great lakes that are stocked (3 kids + 1/2 hr = 12 trout) within walking distance… The chipmunks were alittle intrusive but my dog was fully entertained by them.

Quiet and peaceful

We drove in on a Sunday at 5:00 pm and they had 2 vacancies. Loved our site! Nice host, quiet campground, and friendly fellow campers! Highly recommend!

Great Location - $5 Night

There are multiple campgrounds in this immediate area that all surround Yamcolo Reservoir, Bear Lake, and Stillwater Reservoir. There are 3 established campgrounds (Bear Lake Campground, Horseshoe Campground, & Cold Springs Campground) as well as many dispersed campsites with established fire rings. We stayed in Site #15 which was right next to a bathroom and just on the other side of the reservoir wall. There are many trailheads for hiking, 4x4 routes, small boat ramp, and plenty of hammock trees. Tree coverage can be hit or miss depending on what site you manage to snag. Phone service is minimal, practically non-existent. The sites are clean and well kept (even during Covid-19). Yampa is a 15min drive for anything that was forgotten and you can also snag firewood on the way in. I’ll absolutely be returning to camp here again!

Great spot!!!

Great base camp for all the activities around you. Good hiking and fishing near by. Absolutely stunning views when you are at the reservoirs. Bring your kayak if you have one! There are no views of the lake from the sites but some of the sites have nice views of the mountains. The campground is nice and the sites are spread out which was great. We had tons of mosquitos which is the only reason I am not giving it 5 stars. Even with the mosquitos, we would go back!

Stunning Views

Although not very large, this campground offers great outdoor enjoyment! The sites are well laid out with good space between them allowing for a bit of privacy. There is a creek that runs through many of them and they are all set up as expected with picnic tables and fire rings. The best part of this campground is the hiking and fishing possibilities all around you! The vistas were stunning and the cool weather in the area for summer was a welcome break from the heat. We will definitely be back!

Beautiful views

If you’re looking for a camp spot with lots of close activities this is the place. Great fishing, paddle boarding, close hiking trails. We went late July and there were tons of mosquitos, but other than that it was great. If you’re looking for more secluded camping there are dispersed sites all up and down the dirt road.

Mountain oasis

Limited sites…about 40 I think. Good fishing.

We prefer using our higher ground clearance camper.

Perfect to relax and unwind. Hiking, fishing, wildlife are great!

Watch out for the bears!! :)

Decent size sites spectacular views

Be weary of your neighbors you intend to camp next to. Pick a good day that has less traffic here

First to Review
Fun camping and fishing

We visited this campground and lake the middle of June 2016. The campsites were clean and easily accessible. The fishing was great from the bank and also from a float tube. We are going back this month.😊