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Top Tent Camping near Curecanti National Recreation Area

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Best Tent Camping Sites Near Curecanti National Recreation Area, CO (185)

    Camper-submitted photo from South Rim Campground — Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from South Rim Campground — Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from South Rim Campground — Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from South Rim Campground — Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from South Rim Campground — Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from South Rim Campground — Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

    1.

    South Rim Campground — Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

    59 Reviews
    231 Photos
    246 Saves
    Montrose, Colorado

    Overview

    A camping trip to the Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park makes for a beautiful getaway for sightseeing, stargazing, and hiking. The park protects the most dramatic section of the Gunnison River Canyon; no other canyon in North America combines the narrow opening, sheer walls, and startling depths of Black Canyon.

    Recreation

    Take one of many spectacular hiking trails such as the Oak Flat Loop Trail and watch for birds like the black-billed magpie. In summer, catch an evening educational program in the campground amphitheater.______ Winter activities include snowshoeing on Rim Rock Trail or go cross country skiing on South Rim Drive (South Rim Campground is first-come, first-served in winter).

    Facilities

    Campsites are open year round, but drinking water is only available mid-May through mid-October. Electric hookups are in Loop B and available year around.

    Natural Features

    Perched on the South Rim of the Black Canyon, this campground is surrounded by scrub oak forests and sits atop ancient hard rocks. Deer, grouse, bears, and bobcats are known to frequent the area.

    Nearby Attractions

    Visit the Cimarron Canyon Rail Exhibit to see railcars and the last remaining railroad trestle on the Black Canyon of the Gunnison route. Head upstream to Curecanti National Recreation Area to enjoy water recreation on Colorado's largest reservoir.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $34 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Black Canyon Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Canyon Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Canyon Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Canyon Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Canyon Dispersed Camping
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    Camper-submitted photo from Elk Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Elk Creek Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Elk Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Elk Creek Campground

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    Elk Creek Campground

    28 Reviews
    72 Photos
    257 Saves
    Powderhorn, Colorado

    Overview

    Elk Creek Campground is on the north shore of Blue Mesa Reservoir. The lake is Colorado's largest body of water with 96 miles of shoreline and the largest Kokanee Salmon fishery in the United States. Elk Creek Campground is located off of US HWY 50 -15 miles west of Gunnison Co. at Mile Marker 142. The campground is part of the Curecanti National Recreation Area, which was named after a Ute Indian chief of the mid-19th century.__ The Elk Creek area is a hub for water based activities year round.

    Recreation

    Anglers delight in catching salmon and rainbow trout, while water sports fans find excitement in windsurfing and water skiing. Swimming is permitted throughout the 20-mile long reservoir and birders can find bald eagles here year round.

    Facilities

    Anglers delight in catching salmon and rainbow trout, while water sports fans find excitement in windsurfing and water skiing. Swimming is permitted throughout the 20-mile long reservoir and birders can find bald eagles here year round.

    Natural Features

    At an altitude of 7,540 feet, Elk Creek is surrounded by a vast expanse of sagebrush. Trees are minimal because the reservoir gets less than 12 inches of rain a year. Curecanti National Recreation Area is sandwiched between the towns of Montrose and Gunnison, Colorado. It spans three reservoirs, named for corresponding dams on the Gunnison River. These include the Crystal Reservoir, Morrow Point Reservoir and Blue Mesa.

    Nearby Attractions

    Visit the Cimarron Rail Exhibit to see railcars and the last remaining railroad trestle on the Black Canyon of the Gunnison route.

    Charges & Cancellations

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

    $34 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Elk Ridge Campground — Ridgway State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Elk Ridge Campground — Ridgway State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Elk Ridge Campground — Ridgway State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Elk Ridge Campground — Ridgway State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Elk Ridge Campground — Ridgway State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Elk Ridge Campground — Ridgway State Park

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    Elk Ridge Campground — Ridgway State Park

    27 Reviews
    77 Photos
    250 Saves
    Ridgway, Colorado

    This is the most popular campground at Ridgway, located on the top of a mesa covered in Pinyon pine and juniper trees. Offering campsites 80-187, it is also part of the Dutch Charlie area of the park. RV campsites have electric hookups and shared water and there are 10 walk-in tent sites. The dump station is located down the hill at the entrance to the Dakota Terraces Campground.

    All campgrounds offer: Restrooms; also, during the high season, showers, laundromat (coin operated), snack machines and a change machine in a Camper Services Building A playground Additional restrooms Hiking and biking trails

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Hartman Rocks Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Hartman Rocks Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Hartman Rocks Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Hartman Rocks Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Hartman Rocks Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Hartman Rocks Recreation Area

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    Hartman Rocks Recreation Area

    18 Reviews
    42 Photos
    261 Saves
    Gunnison, Colorado

    Hartman Rocks Recreation Area is dominated by the "Ring Dike," a spectacular monzogranite rock formation about six miles in diameter. This multi-use area features high quality single-track trails and rugged dirt roads. Visitors will enjoy fantastic mountain biking, rock climbing, bouldering and more. During the winter months, much of the road system is groomed for cross-country skiing. Activities: Camping Hiking Horseback riding Mountain biking Off-highway vehicles Rock climbing Winter sports 4x4 and jeep touring

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    Camper-submitted photo from North Rim Campground — Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from North Rim Campground — Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from North Rim Campground — Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from North Rim Campground — Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from North Rim Campground — Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from North Rim Campground — Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

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    North Rim Campground — Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

    18 Reviews
    58 Photos
    404 Saves
    Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado

    The North Rim campground is remote and has just 13 sites dispersed among pinyon and juniper trees. It is first-come, first-served all season. The last 7 miles of the North Rim Road and the campground road are unpaved. Services are limited. To protect vegetation and forest resources, please use designated tent pads and do not tie, hang, or attach anything to trees. This campground fills quickly during the summer, especially on weekends. Maximum combined length of RV, car and/or trailer is 22 feet.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Iron Creek Campground — Crawford State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Iron Creek Campground — Crawford State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Iron Creek Campground — Crawford State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Iron Creek Campground — Crawford State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Iron Creek Campground — Crawford State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Iron Creek Campground — Crawford State Park

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    Iron Creek Campground — Crawford State Park

    13 Reviews
    53 Photos
    61 Saves
    Crawford, Colorado
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $15 - $32 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Gunnison KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Gunnison KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Gunnison KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Gunnison KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Gunnison KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Gunnison KOA

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    Gunnison KOA

    13 Reviews
    18 Photos
    52 Saves
    Gunnison, Colorado

    Tent and RV sites and cabins.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Gunnison National Forest Soap Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Gunnison National Forest Soap Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Gunnison National Forest Soap Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Gunnison National Forest Soap Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Gunnison National Forest Soap Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Gunnison National Forest Soap Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Dakota Terraces Campground — Ridgway State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dakota Terraces Campground — Ridgway State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dakota Terraces Campground — Ridgway State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dakota Terraces Campground — Ridgway State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dakota Terraces Campground — Ridgway State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dakota Terraces Campground — Ridgway State Park
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