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Palisade

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About

National Forest

Located right on the Rio Grande River, this is the only campground in the canyon between Creede and South Fork. It is located adjacent to Colorado Highway 149 for easy access to travelers passing through. Active railroad tracks bisect the campground. Highway 149 runs along the northeast side of the campground and there is no screening between the two. There is some highway traffic year-around and occasionally a scenic railroad excursion passes through the campground. Some of the 12 sites are out in the open, while other sites are screened with cottonwoods/aspen/spruce/fir. There is a vault type toilet with lights that is accessible to the handicapped. Firewood is not provided but may be gathered on Forest lands in the area. There is ample overflow parking near the entrance sign. A host is usually stationed at the campground. Fishing, and rafting are popular on the river. This is a popular area and heavily used in the summer. It tends to stay full from mid-June through August. Early afternoon arrival is recommended. The Rio Grande is considered a Trophy Fishing River and is very popular with rafters.

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dThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2023

Nice spot on river for night

We had a nice pull through site on the river. Well maintained park, $31 per night on weekends and $29 on weekdays. They appear to be reconsidering off season rates which would be much more appropriate after Labor Day. The train tracks appear long abandoned, not sure they’ve seen a train in many years.

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Matt
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2020

South Fork/Creede

Beautiful location on the Rio Grande River. 12 spots, 26$ per night. Flat parking lots for fishing and overflow parking.

  • Review photo of Palisade by Matt , September 7, 2020

Location

Palisade is located in Colorado

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Directions

From South Fork, CO, take Hwy 149 west 7.3 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. Directions from Creede, Colorado: Travel 12.1 miles southeast on Colorado Highway 149 to campground entrance.

Coordinates

37.75100027 N
106.76500075 W

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