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East Portal Campground

Cedar Creek, Colorado
9 Reviews

About This Campground

National Park Service

Curecanti National Recreation Area

The East Portal Campground is located within Curecanti National Recreation Area, but is adjacent to and only accessible from Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, where the entrance fee is $30. The campground is located at the bottom of the canyon, along the Gunnison River. It is a small…

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Location

East Portal Campground is located in Colorado

Detail location of campground

Directions

From Montrose, take Hwy 50 east. After about 6 miles turn left onto Hwy 347 and follow it for 6 miles. Hwy 347 turns into the South Rim Drive of Black Canyon National Park. Just past the park’s entrance station, turn right into East Portal. Follow the road 5 miles to the base of the canyon and turn left at the T-Junction. The Campground is just past the ranger station.

Coordinates

38.52689633 N
107.64930655 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Tent Cabin

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

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9 Reviews

Greg L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2022

Not for TT or big RVs

Well, very steep twisty road to access. CG is small and very limited for anything larger than van, trucks, tenters and small Class Cs. Signs at top note vehicles over 22ft prohibited. CG was ok but the sites are close together and no real privacy. Lower walk in sites are in the deep shade of…

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Month of VisitSeptember
Todd J.
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2022

Shade and River Access

This is a great place with only a handful of sites They are all shaded and it is really a lot to do with the river access.

Month of VisitAugust
Cody W.
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2021

Neat campground!

I’ve always loved this place ever since I got to bear watch here for hours. My girlfriend and I got extremely lucky while sitting on the river. We saw 5-6 different bears come down to take a drink! They’d come down and head right back up it was incredible. Some of the sites you have to park up…

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Month of VisitAugust

Location

East Portal Campground is located in Colorado

Detail location of campground

Directions

From Montrose, take Hwy 50 east. After about 6 miles turn left onto Hwy 347 and follow it for 6 miles. Hwy 347 turns into the South Rim Drive of Black Canyon National Park. Just past the park’s entrance station, turn right into East Portal. Follow the road 5 miles to the base of the canyon and turn left at the T-Junction. The Campground is just past the ranger station.

Coordinates

38.52689633 N
107.64930655 W

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