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Established Camping

Gypsum Campground

About

Bureau of Land Management

Bureau of Land Management

Gypsum Campground is located along the Eagle River and is readily accessible from Interstate Highway 70. The campground is open May 15 - November 15 annually. There is no reservation system. Campsites are occupied on a first come, first serve basis. Inactive volcanic crater and lava flow are nearby to Dotsero. Visitors who want to enjoy camping, picnicking, sightseeing, and wildlife viewing can access the river from the campground, which offers gravel roads with primitive walk in fishing and camping. Wildlife includes ducks, geese, blue heron, bald eagles and other raptors. Recreation activities in the area includes rafting and fishing. Floating season generally occurs during late May through July. For more information, please contact the Colorado river Valley Field Office.ADA Access: ADA Accessible Restrooms

Fee Info

Camping: $10/Night

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Location

Gypsum Campground is located in Colorado

Detail location of campground

Directions

I-70 Exit 140 at Gypsum and turn south. Turn right on the frontage road (Old Highway 6) and go 1.5 miles past the roundabout. Take a left to the Gypsum Recreation Area.

Address

Colorado River Valley Field Office 2300 River Frontage Road
Silt, CO 81637

Coordinates

39.65555 N
106.9762 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Fair
  • Verizon
    Good
  • AT&T
    Good
  • T-Mobile
    Poor

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Big Rig Friendly

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16 Reviews

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Reviewed Jul. 17, 2024

Usable camping off I-70

Usable camping off I-70. Look for better options though as this isn’t a free spot. Mosquitoes were terrible and a couple of n’er-do-wells in Breaking Bad RV’s were occupying the best spots. The vault toilets were closed off and strong smell of dead body/animal was present around the dumpster. Definitely an awesome view of mountains on both sides of the campground and it’s right next to the city limits of Gypsum if supplies are needed.

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Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Gypsum Campground by Gary S., July 17, 2024
  • Review photo of Gypsum Campground by Gary S., July 17, 2024
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Reviewed Sep. 14, 2023

Nice View But Not Much More

We stopped over at this spot unexpectedly out of desperation (screaming baby :-)). We got in at around 5 on a weeknight and had no problems getting a spot. Maybe we were lucky, but not sure.

The road noise here was sort of an issue for us. This place is right by highway 70.

There were pit toilets, and that’s it. Fine for renters or dry campers.

Month of VisitOctober
Keewi W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2023

Close to the road

This is a great stop for a night. The campground is right on the river which is very nice but it's right on 70 so the road noise is pretty loud all night. Coming from a city that's not a huge deal for me. We had cell reception, dumpster and vault toilets available

Site6
Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Gypsum Campground by Keewi W., July 11, 2023
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Reviewed Sep. 17, 2022

Good for a night close to I70

Quick stop near I70. We arrived late at night, ~9pm, got probably last spot. A lot of space for a car and tent, very private areas. This campsite offers quite spectacular views in the morning compensate a bit noise from the road.

Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Gypsum Campground by Dominik , September 17, 2022
Reese W.
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2022

Not necessarily worth the $10 fee

Granted, there is a fire pit and picnic table, but the vault bathrooms were disgusting, and the campground is right off of the highway. It wouldn’t make sense to me to stay here for more than one night to rest from driving elsewhere. Either way - we were able to pull off for the night and get some shut eye before hitting the road again in the morning. At some point in the night a group of highschoolers pulled up in the site next to us and were pretty rowdy, before leaving at around 2am. That’s not really anything the campground can control, but it was very bizzare.

Site6
Month of VisitSeptember
Abby M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2022

Campground is open

Looks like the day area is just closed but there are two gates open leading into the campground and othered were there while I was. Only stayed for a night but it was peaceful. Sites are small and not much privacy now with the burnt vegetation. Vault toilets were clean and has a trash dumpster. Definitely hear highway noise so I wouldn’t recommend for rent campers as it gets pretty loud at times. Had great AT&T cell service to work remotely. I’d say again but not sure it’s worth a weeks stay at $10/night.

Month of VisitJuly
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  • Review photo of Gypsum Campground by Abby M., June 5, 2022
  • Review photo of Gypsum Campground by Abby M., June 5, 2022
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Reviewed May. 17, 2022

Not great

Has good potential in the future but recently had a fire run through it and burn 80% of the camp

P
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2021

Beautiful

Beautiful stop Peaceful

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Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Gypsum Campground by Paul F., October 11, 2021
  • Review photo of Gypsum Campground by Paul F., October 11, 2021
  • Review photo of Gypsum Campground by Paul F., October 11, 2021
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Reviewed Sep. 26, 2021

Open campground of site just off i70

We stayed at this BLM campground for 2 weeks.reused it as our base camp.there is no amenities except pit toilets. Each camp site had a picnic table, and fire pit. The sites have no shade but are separated by the same brush and weeds which cover that area. We couldn't see our neighbors and could barely hear them. Nightly fee is $10. We paid $5 per night because of husband's disabled-America the Beautiful Access pass. Only issue was the noise from the interstate. And Those who drive through from 7-8pm looking for a last minute space. Normally all sites are taken by then. We will stay again when driving through. Good cell service.

Site1
Month of VisitOctober
kate ..
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2021

BLM camping off I-70

this campground is right off of I70 making it a super easy overnight stop on my way west. there is definitely traffic noise. sites are pretty on top of each other. facing away from the road is a very nice view to take in so it's not all bad. there are ~8 campsites all with fire rings and picnic tables, some shaded others not.

Site5
Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Gypsum Campground by kate .., September 9, 2021
Jon B.
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2021

Full...just like all others

We got the last site. #7 is terrible and cramped right between others far too close.

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Month of VisitJuly
Hayley K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2020

Dirty and Next to the Highway but Good River Access

This is a last resort campground. It is on the side of the highway, no shade except by the river, and the sites are right on top of each other. There are only 6 sites. 

There is easy river access so if you are looking for just a spot to stop overnight or to cool down by the river this would be fine. But I wouldn't use this location as a get away destination.

The bathroom is disgusting and the trash was overflowing when I stopped here. I don’t know how often this spot is patrolled or cared for.

There is a rafting guide company that comes through every couple of hours during the day to put in or take out of the river. They park their buses under the only shady spots in the extended pull out to keep them cool. I don't blame them, this location gets hot.

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Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Gypsum Campground by Hayley K., July 1, 2020
  • Review photo of Gypsum Campground by Hayley K., July 1, 2020
  • Review photo of Gypsum Campground by Hayley K., July 1, 2020
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Heather P.
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2018

Great site for fishing and cheap

If you are looking for a place to set up that is close to fishing this is your spot. There are a couple sites that are right by the river and a very short walk to wet your hook.

Yes the road noise is noticeable but it's unbearable. I would say just try to find one of the sites closer to the river verses the road.

I don't recall seeing a water faucet but did see one sight with power hook-up. Did it work? I haven't a clue. Only 2 other campers when I set up camp and both were in smaller RV's. Fire rings, picnic table and a fairly level site. Pit toilets that were bearable.

The views and the river is what this campground is all about

Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Gypsum Campground by Heather P., November 6, 2018
G
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2018

Nice campground

Easy access. Clean bathrooms. Fire ring and picnic table. Lots of road noise from I-70 but good access for biking, hiking, and fishing. Great BLM campground.

  • Review photo of Gypsum Campground by Glenn G., October 21, 2018
  • Review photo of Gypsum Campground by Glenn G., October 21, 2018
GoWhereYouAreDraw N.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2018

Eagle River Rec Area

There are 8 sites, mostly level, and a few day use sites next to the Eagle River.

This campground is close to I-70 which makes it convenient for day trips. In our case, it was a great place to camp because we were very tired but quite a bit of traffic noise. However, the noise wasn't enough to keep me from sleeping.

There are two vault toilets that haven't been serviced for a quite a while. Neither toilet had toilet paper. The floors weren't too dirty but I wouldn't want to go in with no shoes.

SiteSite near the river (shade tree nearby)
Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Gypsum Campground by GoWhereYouAreDraw N., July 12, 2018
Melissa K.
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2017

Pretty sure this is where we stayed

So we arrived late in the evening after driving the first leg of a road trip. There weren't a ton of spots open, in fact we might have gotten the last one. It was a gravel road leading to the sites but there was a restroom at the beginning of it. Sites were close together but we were just there for a night. The views were nice if you were looking at the river. The other direction was the highway. Obvious noise from the highway. Mostly just sage brush. I don't remember much for trees. There was a picnic table and at least a fire ring. May have also been a grill. We were close enough to our neighbors that it put our dog on high alert in the early AM since they rose early and made some rustling noises.

Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Gypsum Campground by Melissa K., July 27, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

Are fires allowed at Gypsum Campground?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Gypsum Campground, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Gypsum Campground have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Gypsum Campground does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Gypsum Campground?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is good, AT&T is good, and T-Mobile is poor.