Campgrounds still open between September and May have no services (water, electric, trash pick up or rest rooms). Please keep them clean and pack it out. Thanks!
Miller Creek Campground is about 18 miles north of Durango and 2 miles north of the Lemon Reservoir dam along Forest Rd. 596 (County Rd. 243).
The campground has a concrete boat ramp at its north end. Its 12 campsites offer a choice of sun or shade; 5 of the sites share a large parking area. RVs can be leveled without much difficulty. A shady roadside picnic area has 4 tables available for day use. The Upper Lemon Day-Use Area, a fishing-access site, is 1.5 miles north of Miller Creek.
The campsite was empty because of the nearby forest fires, we stayed a couple of nights and only was affected by the smoke one nIght because of the change in the wInd dIrection. The sites have a fIre rIng and are kept very neat, the bathrooms didn’t have showers but were very clean, we had a great view of the lake and if the water level wasn’t so low we could have launch our paddleboards from the campsite. We slept on our hammocks and there was plenty of trees and shade. We will definitely come back!
Our sites shared the parking lot with the boat ramp. Even though it was busy on the weekend we loved it. Plenty of shade, beautiful views, and we could launch our kayak and SUP from our site. Also there's excellent hiking close by. The camp host is a tough old bird but very nice. No dump station but you can dump for free at the Visitor Center in town.