Top Tent Camping near Lake City, CO

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Looking for an adventure where you can explore Lake City and then fall asleep in your tent? With The Dyrt, it's easy to find Lake City campgrounds for you and your tent. Would you prefer a quiet dispersed site or an established camgpround with amenities? Either way, The Dyrt makes it easy to find the perfect place to pitch your tent.

Best Tent Sites Near Lake City, CO (52)

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

    1.

    Alta Lakes Campground (Dispersed)

    35 Reviews
    142 Photos
    1794 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 Black Canyon Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Canyon Dispersed Camping
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    Black Canyon Dispersed Camping

    40 Reviews
    114 Photos
    1187 Saves
    Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado

    Black Canyon Dispersed Camping near Montrose, CO, is a no-frills spot perfect for those who love the raw beauty of nature without the fuss of amenities. This area is open year-round and offers a simple, scenic escape just a stone's throw from the entrance to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

    The sites here are all dirt and nestled among the trees, providing a quiet and secluded atmosphere. You won't find any toilets, showers, or drinking water, so come prepared. Fires are allowed, but you'll need to bring your own firewood. Pets are welcome, and there's no need for a permit, making it a hassle-free option for a spontaneous getaway.

    Visitors have praised the stunning views and the abundance of wildlife. You might hear turkeys, chickadees, and woodpeckers during your stay. Some campers have even spotted deer and, on rare occasions, bears. The area is also known for its beautiful sunrises and sunsets, with panoramic views that are hard to beat.

    Access can be a bit tricky, especially if it rains, as the dirt roads can become rutted. Low-clearance vehicles might struggle, so it's best to have a high-clearance vehicle if you plan to venture beyond the first few sites. Despite the rough roads, many campers have found the effort worthwhile for the peace and beauty of the location.

    If you're looking for a quiet, scenic spot to pitch a tent and enjoy the great outdoors, Black Canyon Dispersed Camping is a solid choice. Just remember to pack out what you pack in and leave no trace to keep this beautiful area pristine for future visitors.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Dispersed
    • Alcohol
    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

    3.

    Priest Lake Dispersed Camping Area

    20 Reviews
    82 Photos
    962 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 Angel Creek Campground
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    4.

    Angel Creek Campground

    7 Reviews
    17 Photos
    266 Saves
    Ouray, Colorado

    Angel Creek Campground is a primitive campground requiring high clearance vehicles. There are 8 designated camp sites with tent pads and fire rings/grills. Port-a-potties are available.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    Camper-submitted photo from Angel Creek Campground
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    5.

    Angel Creek Campground

    4 Reviews
    7 Photos
    217 Saves
    Ouray, Colorado

    Thistledown Campground is adjacent to the historic site of Thistledown and the Weehawken Trailhead in Canyon Creek near Ouray, CO. There are 9 designated campsites with tent pads and fire rings/grills. A vault restroom and trash service is available. There is no water. This campground is heavily used by people planning to hike into Mount Sneffles & on other nearby trails, enjoying the wildflowers in Yankee Boy Basin or driving on the local jeep trails. Tent camping is recommended.

    • Pets
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    • Phone Service
    • Tents
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    • Standard (Tent/RV)
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      Camper-submitted photo from Ute Creek Trailhead #819
      Camper-submitted photo from Ute Creek Trailhead #819
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      Camper-submitted photo from Ute Creek Trailhead #819

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      Ute Creek Trailhead #819

      1 Review
      4 Photos
      14 Saves
      Silverton, Colorado

      Access to the Weminuche Wilderness

      • Tents
      • Group
      • Equestrian
      • Toilets
      • Alcohol
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      Camper-submitted photo from Hermosa Park Road Dispersed
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      Hermosa Park Road Dispersed

      10 Reviews
      32 Photos
      731 Saves
      Rico, Colorado
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Phone Service
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      • Standard (Tent/RV)
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        Red Mountain Creek

        1 Review
        73 Saves
        Ouray, Colorado
        • Pets
        • Fires
        • Tents
        • Group
        • Dispersed
        • Alcohol
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