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Vallecito Campground

12 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

Vallecito Campground is a very popular site and one of the largest within the San Juan National Forest. It sits on Vallecito Creek, adjacent to the Weminuche Wilderness. Visitors enjoy the area for its trail and fishing opportunities, which are part of a very scenic, natural…

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Hike In
    Hike a trail to your campsite
  • Boat In
    Boat to your campsite

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • At&t
    Unknown
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Tent Cabin
  • Yurts
  • Equestrian

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites
  • 30 amp Hookups
  • 50 amp Hookups
  • Max Length: 55 ft.

Reviews

12 Reviews of Vallecito Campground

Ratings Breakdown

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 6
  • 6
David W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2021

Gateway to the Wenenuche Wilderness--end of the road; beginning of trail.

Reservations are necessary here and there is a camping fee, but there are no hookups and no dumping station.

We were not able to get into the campsite I had reserved months ahead of time. Our 34' Fifth Wheel and long bed Silverado made that completely impossible. However, the friendly host, Al,…

  • One of the few sites in which our 34' fifth wheel would fit. Note solar in full sun.
Month of VisitJuly
KOZY
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2021

Utter Perfection

We knew the campground was on a creek, but when we drove up, it was more like a river!! The views were spectacular. Our campsite was extremely spacious and very well maintained. We enjoyed the hike which began close to our site. Mosquitoes were present. The only downside was the lack of a showers…

SiteB11
Month of VisitJuly
J
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2021

Tent only site

We happened to love our site! The reservation map on Recreation.gov was actually a pretty accurate representation of how each site was spaced from the other. Hosts were perfectly helpful and friendly. No complaints whatsoever!

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SiteC5
Month of VisitJuly

Location

Vallecito Campground is located in Colorado

Directions

From the western side of the reservoir, on County Road 501, pass through the community of Vallecito. Turn north on County Road 500 and drive about 3 miles to the campground.

Coordinates

37.47750045 N
107.54666618 W

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About This Campground

Vallecito Campground is a very popular site and one of the largest within the San Juan National Forest. It sits on Vallecito Creek, adjacent to the Weminuche Wilderness. Visitors enjoy the area for its trail and fishing opportunities, which are part of a very scenic, natural setting.

Recreation

Vallecito Creek offers fishing for rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout. Anglers must use artificial flies and lures due to the creek's location within the wilderness area.

The Vallecito Creek Trail begins at the campground entrance. This popular trail is open to hiking and horseback riding only and is a main access point to the Weminuche Wilderness.

Parking is available at the trailhead. Hitching racks and a horse staging area with a loading ramp for livestock is on-site, but no overnight horse camping is allowed.

Facilities

The campground offers 80 single-family sites, a few of which have electric hookups. Sites are equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Day-use picnic sites are located along the creek at the campground entrance and are available for a fee.

Natural Features

Vallecito, which is Spanish for "little valley," sits at an elevation of 8,000 feet, high in the beautiful San Juan Mountains. A forest of ponderosa pine, aspen and gambel oak trees covers the campground. Most sites are large and fairly level.

Nearby Attractions

Vallecito Lake is located four miles from the campground and offers boating, water skiing, fishing and hiking opportunities, as well as beautiful scenery.

ADA Access: N

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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