Deerlodge Park Campground is located 53 miles east of the Canyon Visitor Center. It is situated along the banks of the Yampa River at the boat ramp near the head of Yampa Canyon. It has seven shady sites suitable for tents. The sites have tables and firepits. There is running water (in season) and vault toilets, but no showers. Water is available during the summer season only. Deerlodge Campground is open year-round, but winter access can be very difficult due to snow. When the Yampa River exceeds 18,000 cfs, the campground will flood. This is typically during the late spring runoff.
If you are tent camping, this is a great little spot that’s inexpensive and very peaceful and beautiful. Everyone we met here was friendly and respectful. Good place to camp if you are going to Dinosaur National Monument or rafting down the river.