Best Camping near Cascade, CO

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Best Camping Sites Near Cascade, CO (275)

    Camper-submitted photo from Molas Lake Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Molas Lake Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Molas Lake Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Molas Lake Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Molas Lake Park & Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Molas Lake Park & Campground

    1.

    Molas Lake Park & Campground

    29 Reviews
    97 Photos
    662 Saves
    Silverton, Colorado

    Molas Lake & Campground was granted to the Town of Silverton in 1925 from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The 137-acre campground sits along the Million Dollar Highway (US 550) in the central San Juan Mountains; the most spectacular peaks in the Colorado Rockies. The Campground is adjacent to the largest wilderness area in the state of Colorado, the Weminuche Wilderness.

    Molas Lake Campground provides visitors with unforgettable scenery, a stocked 25-acre lake, National Forest access via the Colorado Trail, and dark, starry skies free from light-pollution.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $25 - $45 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Alta Lakes Campground (Dispersed)
    Camper-submitted photo from Alta Lakes Campground (Dispersed)
    Camper-submitted photo from Alta Lakes Campground (Dispersed)
    Camper-submitted photo from Alta Lakes Campground (Dispersed)
    Camper-submitted photo from Alta Lakes Campground (Dispersed)
    Camper-submitted photo from Alta Lakes Campground (Dispersed)

    2.

    Alta Lakes Campground (Dispersed)

    35 Reviews
    142 Photos
    1773 Saves
    Ophir, Colorado

    Alta Lakes is a popular dispersed camping area that offers fishing and camping in a spectacular alpine setting. There are 20 designated campsites that are completely undeveloped. The access road to the area is narrow and rough, requiring a high clearance vehicle. Trailers and RV's are not reccomended.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    Camper-submitted photo from Morefield Campground — Mesa Verde National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Morefield Campground — Mesa Verde National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Morefield Campground — Mesa Verde National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Morefield Campground — Mesa Verde National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Morefield Campground — Mesa Verde National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Morefield Campground — Mesa Verde National Park

    3.

    Morefield Campground — Mesa Verde National Park

    85 Reviews
    303 Photos
    471 Saves
    Mancos, Colorado

    Morefield Campground is four miles from the park entrance. The 267 campsites are situated within a high-elevation, grassy canyon filled with Gambel oak, native flowers, deer, and wild turkeys. Each site has a picnic table, gravel tent pad, and fire pit/BBQ grill. A camp store offers registration, food, and camp supplies. Firewood, gasoline, showers, a coin-operated laundromat, and a kennel are located nearby. The campground is managed by park concessioner Aramark and is open between spring and fall.

    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Cabins
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    Camper-submitted photo from Haviland Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Haviland Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Haviland Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Haviland Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Haviland Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Haviland Lake Campground

    4.

    Haviland Lake Campground

    17 Reviews
    23 Photos
    350 Saves
    Cascade, Colorado

    Overview

    Haviland Lake Campground is situated on its beautiful namesake within the San Juan National Forest, 18 miles north of Durango. Visitors enjoy the area for its canoeing, fishing and hiking opportunities in a scenic, natural setting. The popular campground is beautiful any time of the year.

    Recreation

    Haviland Lake is an 80-acre, no-wake lake with excellent boating, canoeing and fishing opportunities. An accessible fishing dock is located on the lakeshore. Anglers cast for rainbow and brown trout. A Colorado Division of Wildlife fishing license is required to fish. Several trailheads are in the vicinity. The Forebay Lake Trail begins in the campground and leads to small Forebay Lake, just over a mile east of the campground. The historic Rico-to-Rockwood Wagon Road passes through Haviland and Chris Park. Built in the late 1800s, the road was used for six years until the railway opened.

    Facilities

    Haviland Lake is an 80-acre, no-wake lake with excellent boating, canoeing and fishing opportunities. An accessible fishing dock is located on the lakeshore. Anglers cast for rainbow and brown trout. A Colorado Division of Wildlife fishing license is required to fish. Several trailheads are in the vicinity. The Forebay Lake Trail begins in the campground and leads to small Forebay Lake, just over a mile east of the campground. The historic Rico-to-Rockwood Wagon Road passes through Haviland and Chris Park. Built in the late 1800s, the road was used for six years until the railway opened.

    Natural Features

    The campground is situated on the shore of Haviland Lake, among shady, towering ponderosa pines, at an elevation of 8,705 feet. Many sites have lake views and easy shoreline access. Campers are awarded spectacular views of the Hermosa Cliffs across the lake.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancellations Individual Campsites: Cancellations up to 2 days before a reservation start date incur a $10.00 cancellation fee.__ A visitor who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee including tax and applicable add-on for a campsite. Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee. No-Shows A no-show visitor is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Staff will hold a campsite until check-out time on the day following the arrival date. No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's rate, taxes and applicable add-on for a campsite.____ Refunds Visitors may submit a refund request through their Recreation.gov profile within 7 days of the end date of their reservation. Refunds will not be issued after the 7 days has ended. Refunds for debit or credit card payments will be issued as a credit to the original bank or credit card used to pay. For check or cash purchases, Recreation.gov will mail a Treasury check for refunds of cash, check, or money order payments to the address associated with the reservation. Treasury check refunds may take up to 6-8 weeks to arrive.__ In the event of an emergency closure, the Recreation.gov team or facility manager will refund all fees and will attempt to notify you using the contact information within the Recreation.gov visitor profile.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $39 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Junction Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Junction Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Junction Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Junction Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Junction Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Junction Creek Campground

    5.

    Junction Creek Campground

    22 Reviews
    73 Photos
    278 Saves
    Purgatory, Colorado

    Overview

    Junction Creek Campground is located close to Durango, Colo., near the beginning of the Colorado Trail. Visitors enjoy the area for its excellent hiking and biking opportunities in a scenic natural setting.

    Recreation

    The Colorado Trail, also known as the Junction Creek Trail, begins nearby and stretches almost 500 miles to Denver as it rises through subalpine forests and alpine meadows above the timberline. Mountain biking is very popular on the Colorado Trail and the Logchute Trail System, which is nearby. Junction Creek offers fishing for rainbow and brook trout. Skilled anglers may have luck near the campground, but chances improve upstream.

    Facilities

    The Colorado Trail, also known as the Junction Creek Trail, begins nearby and stretches almost 500 miles to Denver as it rises through subalpine forests and alpine meadows above the timberline. Mountain biking is very popular on the Colorado Trail and the Logchute Trail System, which is nearby. Junction Creek offers fishing for rainbow and brook trout. Skilled anglers may have luck near the campground, but chances improve upstream.

    Natural Features

    The campground is situated on a south-facing hillside, a quarter-mile above Junction Creek. A forest of ponderosa pine and gambel oak covers the campground, which sits at an elevation of 7,300 feet.

    Nearby Attractions

    Haviland Lake is a 35-minute drive from the campground. The 80-acre, no-wake lake offers boating, canoeing and fishing opportunities. Accessible fishing docks are located on the lakeshore. The small town of Durango is just minutes away, offering whitewater rafting, a river trail, shops and restaurants. It is also home to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancellations Individual Campsites: Cancellations up to 2 days before a reservation start date incur a $10.00 cancellation fee.__ A visitor who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee including tax and applicable add-on for a campsite. Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee. Group Sites Group Facility (including Cabins and Lookouts): A visitor who cancels a group overnight facility reservation less than 14 days before the arrival date will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee. No-Shows A no-show visitor is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Staff will hold a campsite until check-out time on the day following the arrival date. No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's rate, taxes and applicable add-on for a campsite.____ Refunds Visitors may submit a refund request through their Recreation.gov profile within 7 days of the end date of their reservation. Refunds will not be issued after the 7 days has ended. Refunds for debit or credit card payments will be issued as a credit to the original bank or credit card used to pay. For check or cash purchases, Recreation.gov will mail a Treasury check for refunds of cash, check, or money order payments to the address associated with the reservation. Treasury check refunds may take up to 6-8 weeks to arrive.__ In the event of an emergency closure, the Recreation.gov team or facility manager will refund all fees and will attempt to notify you using the contact information within the Recreation.gov visitor profile.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $150 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Priest Lake Dispersed Camping Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Priest Lake Dispersed Camping Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Priest Lake Dispersed Camping Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Priest Lake Dispersed Camping Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Priest Lake Dispersed Camping Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Priest Lake Dispersed Camping Area

    6.

    Priest Lake Dispersed Camping Area

    20 Reviews
    82 Photos
    949 Saves
    Ophir, Colorado

    Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Telluride Town Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Telluride Town Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Telluride Town Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Telluride Town Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Telluride Town Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Telluride Town Park Campground

    7.

    Telluride Town Park Campground

    24 Reviews
    61 Photos
    418 Saves
    Telluride, Colorado

    Telluride Town Park sits at the end of the main street in Telluride making it ideal for walking access to the downtown area and nearby hiking trails. Home to the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Mountain Film Festival, this park is a happening spot to camp. As far as Telluride camping goes, this location is unbeatable! Online reservations only.

    • Pets
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    Camper-submitted photo from Vallecito Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Vallecito Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Vallecito Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Vallecito Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Vallecito Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Vallecito Campground

    8.

    Vallecito Campground

    16 Reviews
    48 Photos
    160 Saves
    Cascade, Colorado

    Overview

    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

    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.

    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.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancellations Individual Campsites: Cancellations up to 2 days before a reservation start date incur a $10.00 cancellation fee.__ A visitor who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee including tax and applicable add-on for a campsite. Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee. No-Shows A no-show visitor is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Staff will hold a campsite until check-out time on the day following the arrival date. No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's rate, taxes and applicable add-on for a campsite.____ Refunds Visitors may submit a refund request through their Recreation.gov profile within 7 days of the end date of their reservation. Refunds will not be issued after the 7 days has ended. Refunds for debit or credit card payments will be issued as a credit to the original bank or credit card used to pay. For check or cash purchases, Recreation.gov will mail a Treasury check for refunds of cash, check, or money order payments to the address associated with the reservation. Treasury check refunds may take up to 6-8 weeks to arrive.__ In the event of an emergency closure, the Recreation.gov team or facility manager will refund all fees and will attempt to notify you using the contact information within the Recreation.gov visitor profile.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $39 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Durango North-Riverside KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Durango North-Riverside KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Durango North-Riverside KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Durango North-Riverside KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Durango North-Riverside KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Durango North-Riverside KOA

    9.

    Durango North-Riverside KOA

    15 Reviews
    21 Photos
    94 Saves
    Cascade, Colorado

    Welcome to Durango North-Riverside KOA, a fantastic spot for your next camping adventure. Nestled near the scenic town of Durango, CO, this campground offers a mix of tent, RV, cabin, glamping, and yurt accommodations. It's open from mid-April to the end of October, making it a great seasonal getaway.

    One of the standout features here is the beautiful riverside setting. Many campers rave about the sites right by the river, where you can fall asleep to the soothing sounds of flowing water. The campground is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the trip.

    Amenities are top-notch, with clean bathrooms and showers, electric and sewer hookups, and a sanitary dump station. There's also a market on-site for any essentials you might need, and firewood is available for those cozy campfire nights. If you're into big rigs, you'll be pleased to know that this place is big-rig friendly.

    For those looking to stay active, there's a pool to cool off in during the warmer months. And if you're a fan of good food, don't miss out on the amazing pizza and ice cream available on-site. The campground is well-maintained, with picnic tables and fire rings at each site, making it easy to enjoy meals and evenings outdoors.

    Durango North-Riverside KOA is conveniently located near Durango, offering easy access to local attractions and activities. Whether you're here for a short stay or planning to spend a few nights, this campground provides a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all types of campers.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Kendall Camping Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Kendall Camping Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Kendall Camping Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Kendall Camping Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Kendall Camping Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Kendall Camping Area

    10.

    Kendall Camping Area

    16 Reviews
    45 Photos
    591 Saves
    Silverton, Colorado
    • Pets
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Cascade, CO?

According to TheDyrt.com, Cascade, CO offers a wide range of camping options, with 275 campgrounds and RV parks near Cascade, CO and 85 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Cascade, CO?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Cascade, CO is Molas Lake Park & Campground with a 4.6-star rating from 29 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Cascade, CO?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 85 free dispersed camping spots near Cascade, CO.

What parks are near Cascade, CO?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 16 parks near Cascade, CO that allow camping, notably San Juan National Forest and Mesa Verde National Park.