Spencer B.


Castle Rock, CO

Joined May 2020

Bumpy, Secluded, Close to Town

WARNING: The road to the camping locations is very bumpy, narrow, and has some large rocks. AWD with high clearance or 4x4 is recommended.

This location was great! I was looking for a quick dispersed camping spot near Dillon, Co that was not to far from town. Take Rock Creek Trailhead off of country road 1350. There are roughly 4-5 large spots where an RV could be parked, and then lots of drive in, or tent spots. The best camp spots are tent locations that require you to leave your car, but I was able to find a great spot near the river with plenty of space for a full size truck with roof top tent.

First to Review
A little exposed but right off the river.

Easily accessible from the main road, easy pull in with lots of flat sites. Maybe 8-10 sites total. Only half available during COVID restrictions.

Liquor store, restaurant, bathroom

Great place to get your stops in before the last stretch of your journey. Downtown Deckers has an intersection with the river and plenty of parking for fishermen or those wanting to grab a bite at the restaurant.

Drove past

Saw many open spots within walking distance to the river, fish right off your campsite!

Flat spacious sites

Lots of trees and coverage, the Host was extremely nice. Multiple vault bathrooms on site, fully paved main road, metal fire pits. $21/night


Looks like a great campground tucked back off the main road but it was closed for COVID-19.

Horse Barn and Equestrian Ranch

Cabins available and horse rings/stables available all over. Reservations needed.

RV Park right off Hwy 24

Seems like many people are set permanently, but clean and sanitary overall.

Small motel style

Right off Hwy 24, small and somewhat unkept cabins and rooms in a motel style.

Secluded Dispersed Camping near Allen Basin

Allen Basin Reservoir is roughly 1 mile from Crosho Lake. The only way to access this reservoir is by using trail #1181 and either hiking in, or using an ATV/dirtbike. You can not drive back to this reservoir. 

There are roughly 6-8 dispersed camp spots on the road towards Allen Basin Reservoir. We camped at this spot for 3 days, and 2 nights and loved it! Plenty of coverage from the close by trees, access to the trail directly behind our camp spot, and there was a make shift bench made from a fallen tree! We highly recommend this spot, but do recommend driving a 4x4 vehicle to get here, and don't forget the bug spray!

Perfect Hideaway Lake

We spent the weekend near Crosho lake and had an awesome time! The trail to the lake is bumpy, and I would recommend a 4x4 vehicle to get to this lake. There are around 10-14  dispersed camp sites right next to Crosho lake where you can wake up, and go paddle boarding right away. The dispersed camp spots are close to one another, so if you prefer privacy and the sound of silence I recommend going down the road to Allen Basin Reservoir where more dispersed camp spots can be found.

Remote Dispersed Camping

We drove to Vaughn Lake from Denver and found a perfect Dispersed camping spot 6 miles from the campground. The dispersed camping is abundant on this road and there are both remote back country spots and large pull off spots for a trailer.

Disperesed Camping

We did not stay at Tom Bennett Campground, but we did find some terrific Dispersed camping on the same road!

Awesome Disperesed Spots

As others have mentioned I am not quite sure where the Buckhorn Canyon Campground is located, but there are some terrific dispersed camping spots on Buckhorn road. We found a spot right by the river, and also some amazing tent only spots on the cliff side!