If you have been to Rifle, you wouldn't expect the camping to be like it is in this campground. No fee, just past Rifle Mountain Park, sites on the river, small campground. Once you drive up here out of Rifle it is lush and a nice wooded area. Much cooler than down in the valley. We got a great site, however we ended up getting a lot of rain and our site (as well as most other ones) got flooded out. We ended up bailing, but if you are looking for an area that is not highly traveled, this is a great spot. Lots of 4wd roads nearby, I was able to get here in a passenger vehicle however.
If you can't get into the Sand Dunes campground, this is your next bet. About 15-20 minutes to the National Park, great for RV's, tent camping was tricky. Winds were insane we ended up sleeping in the car. There are nice fire pits with grates, picnic tables, and a shelter. No other shade then that, no trees. Bathrooms were nice and there was a little camp store. The lake was dried up when we went. This would not be my first choice in the area but you can reserve spots which is nice if you aren't rolling in until Saturday.
Great spot for off roading, mountain biking, rock climbing, and hiking. We found a campground campsite, seemed like a great spot for a large group, free and had a bathroom. It was right between the two bigger campground off Rabbit Valley Rd. Bring water, it is desert camping, We went in March and had weather in the 70s. This spot also had a large rock formation with lines and anchors already set up for top rope rock climbing and bouldering. I would highley recommend high clearance to get here, though we did see some adventurous passenger cars. This is pretty far from a town so bring everything you need! There was a picnic table and fire pit.
We live on the other side of the lake, so this is nice if we just want to get out of the house one night. $20 a night, the campground is quite large so a lot of spots are a ways from the bathroom. Some great lakeside spots, most spots are not on the lake however. Large spots with picnic tables, firepits and outstanding views. The views are the best here, not a ton of shade in most spots. Easily accessible for any type of vehicle. Short drive to town but still a peaceful setting. Rock climbing nearby. Watch out for the micro bursts of wind!
If you are looking for a place to stay with your trailer where you can bike, fish, be close to town, hiking etc, this place is great. I took off one star due to access of large trailers with noisy generators. This is a great spot if you plan to stay for a while and need easy access to everything. Not the best spot if you are trying to be one with nature. Clean bathrooms, great parking and fire pits. Reservable and first come first serve spots. Right on the bike path.
We reserved this site on a busy weekend thinking it would fill up. We went in September and the lake was completely dried up and had no access from the campground as you might think if you looked on a map. The sites were huddled under these scrappy bushes that were swarmed with mosquitos. It had seemed no one had been at this campground in ages, the bathroom was in bad shape. Nearby was some wine tasting and a cute town of Paonia. I'd skip this whole area though and go right up Kebler Pass for much better camping.
Stumbled upon this place accidentally one weekend. There are some reserve able sites near the lake, and some first come/first serve sites as well. Also dispersed camping on the way up to the campground. Place for your horses, group sites, small sites, lakeside site, trailer sites, this place has it all! Great fishing on the lower lake, hike up to the pass or upper lakes. Great trails surround this campground . Spectacular fall foliage! Camp host you can get wood from. Bathrooms and great hammock spots, nice pull in spots for your car, accessible in any vehicle! Fire rings and picnic tables, everything in great shape.
Looks like this place got torched, or they removed a lot of beetle kill. Hardly any shade, which depending on the time of year isn't the worst thing. We got caught in a rain storm and most of the sites got flooded, luckily we were on higher ground. We ended up here since all the other campground in the area were filled up. They have bathrooms and trash. Is kinda a cool site but needs some restoration.
Great secret close to Summit County. I knocked off a star due to the amount of ATV's on the nearby road which can get exhausting after a while if you are not on one. But if you do have ATV's there are lots and lots of roads and trail for you to ride closeby. Lots of great camp sites on the Williams Fork River in this campground. $12 a night, toilets and trash. We came here on Labor Day 2015 and we were the only people in the campground! This would be a great spot for fall colors as well. If you have high clearance or 4WD there are plenty of dispersed camping near the river up the road, you can go all the way to WInter Park! Big sites at this campground, easy access for trailers or and car.
We found this spot looking for dispersed camping one busy weekend with no prevail. We rolled up on this campground on a Saturday afternoon and no body was there. It was $10, but the bathroom facility was the nicest and cleanest latrine I have ever seen. We got a great spot over looking a nice pond. Easy access for any type of vehicle or trailers. Lots of nearby trails for ATV, biking and hiking. This was very quiet and lovely, first come-first serve. If you can't get out til Saturday, I can't imagine this place fills up on a busy weekend!
We visited this campground for Labor Day. First come first serve spots, only a restroom before the river crossing. There are two areas of the campground, before and after the river. The river was easily passable during this time of year with a higher clearance vehicle. I personally think crossing the river has the best and most quiet spots. There are a lot more spots than what meet the eye, be sure to explore before you set up camp! This camp can get very crowded, so I have heard they will start a pay system for next summer, either way this campground has great access to bikes trails and hiking trails and listen to the calming sound of the Slate river in any spot in this campground. Can't wait to go back!