Lone Rock Campground, located along the South Platte River, boasts spectacular views and top-notch fly fishing waters. Hikers thoroughly enjoy the nearby Gill Trail and kayakers are drawn to the rapids of the rushing river. Wildlife viewing is rewarding here and campers may spot moose, mule deer, owls, golden eagles and more.
Anglers flock to the river, renowned for rainbow and brown trout fishing. Tubing is also a popular activity.
The Gill Trail is an intermediate hike that weaves through Cheesman Canyon. The trailhead is near the campground and extends 7 miles southwest to the Cheesman Dam at Cheesman Lake.
Amenities include two vault toilets and drinking water from a community hydrant. Parking aprons and roads are paved, and each campsite has a picnic table and campfire ring. No RV hookups are available. Services include trash collection and firewood is available for sale.
The campground is situated on a hillside rising up from the South Platte River at an elevation of 6,479 feet. Many sites are open and feature a view of the river. Privacy is minimal but ponderosa pines provide some shade. Temperatures are generally mild.
The drive along Highway 126 from Pine Junction affords magnificent views of the valleys below. Pikes Peak can be seen in the distance and other prominent rock formations present themselves throughout the scenic drive.
Limited groceries are available in the town of Decker.
ADA Access: N
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This a great little campground right on the river. Our site was on a little hill, so we had to walk down to the tent/fire area, but it wasn't bad at all. Clean bathrooms and a nice host couple.
We’re tent campers so at first I was a little thrown by the string of trailers & campers that line the road. Fortunately, our friends got a spot on the river so we didn’t feel like we were smooshed between vehicles. We had an awesome time between 6 adults & 7 kids! It is so much fun tubing down the river. The kids were old enough to walk up the path, tube down a little ways, then get out to do it all over again. Vault toilet was clean and there were a few water spouts around if needed. Pine Grove and Deckers are close enough that if you want to get out to eat you have that option. We were so content at our sites that we didn’t even need to do that. Overall I’d recommend this campground for a pretty easy getaway. If you’re a fisherman just be aware that the river is constantly fished so it’s pretty but tough to catch anything- all of the guys in our group have been to this area multiple times, are experienced fly fisherman, and never catch much if anything.
We love this campground due to the river access. The do have potable water but it tastes pretty bad, so brIng drinking/cooking water. Most, if not all sites, have a picnic table and fire pit. During reservable season (Memorial Day to Labor Day I believe), the campground host usually has firewood for sale. No cell service, no electric. We hear that the cafe In Deckers may be getting wifi. The campground is open all year but the water is shut off in the winter. Sites are close to each other.
Had a blast, we were at the site right on the river so too almost felt to have some privacy away from everyone else as the campsites are close. Clean site, awesome views. No complaints!!