Lodgepole Campground is located 22 miles from Gunnison, COLORADO in the Taylor River Canyon. Visitors enjoy the area for its rafting, fishing and trail opportunities.
The Taylor River can be accessed from the campground, and offers a calm stretch for leisurely rafting and kayaking. Anglers cast for rainbow and brook trout.
The Fossil Ridge Wilderness Area lies one mile south of the campground. The Summerville and South Lottis trailheads provide access to the scenic, natural area.
A number of off-road trails are found in the surrounding area, including Doctor Park Trail, Taylor River Trail and Taylor Vista Trail.
The campground offers single-family campsites, each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.
The campground is situated in a dense stand of lodgepole pine trees, which provides shade and privacy between campsites. Summertime temperatures are warm during the day and cool at night.
Taylor Park Reservoir is located within 10 miles of the campground, offering boating, fishing and swimming. A boat ramp and boat rentals are available there as well.
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The campground itself is nice. Good picnic tables, nice fire rings with adjustable grills, awesome lodgepole pine forest across the road from the amazing river. My only complaint is the road noise. Because the canyon isn’t super wide, the campground hugs the road (which is surprisingly busy.)
We spent 2 nights tent camping on site #15. Camp host was very friendly and site was nice and spacious. The tent pad had been raked/cleared prior to our arrival, which was nice. The campground is across the street from the river and it was nice to hear the rushing water. However, we could also hear (and see) passing cars on the main road.
This is a very good family campsite, as you can pull tight up to your spot, and there is a fire ring with a grill attachment, running water, and restrooms. It is very easy to find, as it is between Gunni and Crested Butte just a few miles off the Almont turn. It is a true campground, so no dispersed camping but overall a very nice and well maintained spot.