About This Campground
The BLM manages a 600 acre tract of land near Crested Butte, CO in the Slate River Valley as the Oh Be Joyful Recreation Area. Oh Be Joyful campground has 30 campsites and offers camping with 12 sites for vehicles and 18 for tents only along with a group campsite that can accommodate up to 30…
The BLM manages a 600 acre tract of land near Crested Butte, CO in the Slate River Valley as the Oh Be Joyful Recreation Area. Oh Be Joyful campground has 30 campsites and offers camping with 12 sites for vehicles and 18 for tents only along with a group campsite that can accommodate up to 30 people.The campground has vault toilets, fire rings, bear boxes, and picnic tables. There is no running water. This campground is nestled in a valley below mountain peaks and Slate River runs right past the campground. Many people come Oh Be Joyful to view waterfalls on Oh Be Joyful Creek which is a short hike west of the campground. The views from the campground are particularly stunning, especially in fall when much of the valley is blanketed with gold aspen leaves. There is some day use parking for short hikes. For more information, please contact the BLM Gunnison Field Office. NOTE: All campsites are reservable on Recreation.gov. It is highly recommended to have a reservation prior to arrival as the campground is almost always full.
ADA Access: ADA Accessible
- Picnic Table
- Firewood Available
- Phone Service
- Drive InPark next to your campsite
- Walk InPark in a lot, walk to your campsite
- Hike InHike a trail to your campsite
Drove out with some friends from Kansas in early October this year and the views and weather was Amazing! Campsite has “fees” through an honor system so you no host to worry about you come and camp as you go here. Place has fire pits bathrooms! One of my favorite spots to camp in Colorado so far.
This place is one ofcmy, favorite spots I've camped at. There road down to the river is a bit rough, but if you're careful you can make it. There are camp sites on the other side of the river so if you go late in the season you can drive across, otherwise you'll need high clearance to get you to…
Oh Be Joyful Recreation Area is located in Colorado
From the town of Crested Butte, drive north on Gothic Road. (County road 317) towards Mount Crested Butte. Cross the Slate River and turn left on Slate River Road (County Road 374). Follow this up the valley. The access road is on the left.