Places to Camp near Durango, CO

Join the fun near Durango. With tons of outdoor activities and scenic camping, this is an excellent vacation spot for all kinds of travelers. Discover secluded campsites where you can reconnect with nature. Or maybe you like to bring your family and friends along. Either way, there are Durango campgrounds just for you. Find the best campgrounds near Durango, plus reviews and photos from other campers like you.

Best Camping Sites Near Durango, CO (228)

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

    21 Reviews
    63 Photos
    274 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.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $150 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Oasis RV Resort and Cottages
    Camper-submitted photo from Oasis RV Resort and Cottages
    Camper-submitted photo from Oasis RV Resort and Cottages
    Camper-submitted photo from Oasis RV Resort and Cottages
    Camper-submitted photo from Oasis RV Resort and Cottages
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    Oasis RV Resort and Cottages

    20 Reviews
    85 Photos
    81 Saves
    Durango, Colorado

    Tent Sites: Tent sites have their own fire ring or grill. These sites can accommodate one small tent and one vehicle. Individual settings for your tent w/Picnic Table and Fire Ring.

    Basic RV Sites and Deluxe Patio Sites: Nestled in the pinon pines and junipers, with a propane fire pit. These sites have a hard surface patio with furniture. Nicely landscaped big Patio Sites with Furniture! Propane fire ring and Charcoal Grill. One camping unit and one vehicle per site. Treed sites, near the Cafe, where we serve up the best pancakes in the west.

    Basic and Deluxe Cottages: Deluxe Cabin lodges have a separate bedroom with a queen bed, a set of bunks and a futon. Full Bath, Kitchenette, TV, A/C & a nice deck to sit out on. There is a propane grill and fire pit available for your use. Perfect for glamping.

    Studio Cabin-Lodges sleep up to four people (queen bed in main room and set of bunks in separate room). Has a small fridge, microwave, a/c, heat, TV and a bathroom! , everything you need for glamping.

    Camping Cabins have 1 double bed and one set of bunks. A/C and heat control.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $47 - $197 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Madden Peak Road - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Madden Peak Road - Dispersed
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    Madden Peak Road - Dispersed

    22 Reviews
    42 Photos
    552 Saves
    Mancos, Colorado

    Dispersed camping along Forest Service Road 316

    San Juan National Forest encompasses about 1.8 million acres in the southwestern corner of Colorado. From high-desert mesas to alpine peaks, these federal lands are managed for multiple uses and visitors are asked to respect each other and the natural resources. The San Juan National Forest Headquarters is located in Durango, Colorado, with district offices in Bayfield, Dolores and Pagosa Springs.

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    • Group
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    Alpen Rose RV Park

    16 Reviews
    49 Photos
    73 Saves
    Durango, Colorado

    At Alpen Rose RV Park, you can enjoy the quiet of the Animas River Valley, along with fabulous mountain views, yet be close to Durango’s many attractions. Nestled beneath stunning, red rock cliffs, our full-service RV Park makes the perfect base camp for all of your Southwest Colorado adventures.

    Pull into one of our large, grassy sites, set up your chairs, and watch the sun drift over the valley. Explore historic downtown Durango, ride the Durango & Silverton Train, or visit Mesa Verde National Park. Soak in hot springs, take a hike, walk your dog along a tumbling river or drive over a mountain pass. It’s all nearby!

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

    $65 - $1 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from United Campground of Durango
    Camper-submitted photo from United Campground of Durango
    Camper-submitted photo from United Campground of Durango
    Camper-submitted photo from United Campground of Durango
    Camper-submitted photo from United Campground of Durango
    Camper-submitted photo from United Campground of Durango

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    United Campground of Durango

    15 Reviews
    31 Photos
    176 Saves
    Durango, Colorado

    United Campground has been a family owned and operated park for over 40 years. Located on the banks of the Animas River, Trolley Line and on the north edge of city limits, just 4 miles from Downtown Durango. Our campground offers over 100 level RV sites with water, electric and sewer, many shade trees and over 90 grassy and shaded tent sites. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad runs right through the park. As your hosts, we want to help make your trip to Durango a memorable one.

    We are a family friendly park so bring your kids, grandkids and furry kids- we can't wait to see you!

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $45 - $70 / night

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

    15 Reviews
    21 Photos
    92 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.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    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

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    Haviland Lake Campground

    17 Reviews
    23 Photos
    345 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 HTR Durango Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from HTR Durango Campground
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    HTR Durango Campground

    12 Reviews
    27 Photos
    161 Saves
    Durango, Colorado

    Nestled in a protected box canyon surrounded by high cliffs of Douglas Fir and Ponderosa Pine and just minutes to downtown Durango, the 27-acre HTR Durango (formerly Lightner Creek Campground) is located on a seasonal mountain stream, making it an ideal setting for nature lovers of all ages.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
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    Bayfield/Durango Dispersed Camping

    11 Reviews
    19 Photos
    212 Saves
    Bayfield, Colorado

    The Durango Special Recreation Management Area is comprised of isolated parcels of Public Lands surrounding Durango Colorado. Durango SRMA includes five discontinuous units that encompass 6,300 acres of land adjoining the town of Durango offering a wide range of recreational activities with plenty of hiking and mountain biking trails. Mountain bikes can be rented at shops in town.

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    • Phone Service
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    • Standard (Tent/RV)
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    Echo Basin Cabin and RV Resort

    16 Reviews
    18 Photos
    62 Saves
    Mancos, Colorado

    Echo Basin Cabin And Rv Resort. Located in Mancos, Colorado. It is perfectly situated in the foothills of the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado. Specializing in Colorado destination weddings, reunions, and family vacations, Echo Basin Resort has had the honor of hosting numerous events each summer season for over two decades.

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    • Reservable
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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Durango, CO?

According to TheDyrt.com, Durango, CO offers a wide range of camping options, with 228 campgrounds and RV parks near Durango, CO and 66 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Durango, CO?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Durango, CO is Junction Creek Campground with a 4.9-star rating from 21 reviews.

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

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 66 free dispersed camping spots near Durango, CO.

What parks are near Durango, CO?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 14 parks near Durango, CO that allow camping, notably San Juan National Forest and Mesa Verde National Park.