This popular campground, 23 miles north of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, offers both shaded and sunny campsites with some located creek-side. Visitors enjoy the area for its fishing, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) riding, and scenic opportunities.
The campground is one mile from Williams Reservoir, a popular fishing and kayaking spot. There are several ATV and hiking trails approximately one to five miles beyond the campground.
The campground offers many single family sites, some with water and sewer hookups and many with views of the surrounding mountains. There are two double sites and one triple site, suitable for larger family gatherings. There are a few level pull-through and back-in sites appropriate for larger RVs. Vault toilets and drinking water are available. Firewood may be purchased from the camp host.
The campground is situated among cedar, aspen and ponderosa pines. Some sites are located on the banks of Williams Creek, which runs along the eastern edge of the campground; some have spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.
There are many fishing opportunities in the creek and in the nearby reservoir. A popular hike nearby is Piedra Falls, located a short distance from the campground. ATV enthusiasts enjoy Poison Park Road which is several miles from the campground, or traveling to East Fork Road to enjoy this four-wheel drive-only road to Silver Falls. Just a few miles north of Williams Creek Campground, is the Cimarrona Trail which begins across the road from its campground namesake. The Williams Creek Trail begins at the end of the Williams Creek Road, at the Palisades Horse Camp. Both run through the Weminuche Wilderness to connect with the Continental Divide Trail. In addition, the town of Pagosa Springs offers many festivals on the weekends and the hottest, deepest hot springs in the country.
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Beautiful campground, with many streamside sites. Very popular. Make reservations.
Campground is Forest Service operated by a concessionaire. All have a picnic table. Pit toilets and some water spigots. Good AT&T cell signal.
We got a creekside site that was secluded and gorgeous. The restrooms may be the cleanest campsite restrooms I have ever seen! Nearby reservoir and trailheads made for an amazing trip.
I will preface by saying we went over Memorial Day so I’m not sure if the start of the season had something to do with it but it was very clean and extremely well maintained. Drinking water, clean toilets, and the sites are spaced out well. If you want better views, choose a site in the 30s, but the trail to the reservoir is off site 58 (oddly straight through their site).