Crandall Campground - Rockport State Park

We stayed here on a very windy and cold Labor Day. This campground in the fall is a ways from the lake. It is a group site and is almost like camping in an open field. The Pavilion was nice for our large group 20+ people.

Indian Creek

The campground was changed from individual to a group spot campground sites a few years back. Indian Creek CG is nestled in the aspens in a nice valley in the upper Joes Valley. There is running water and outhouses.

Potters ponds are a short drive and offer trout fishing. There are hiking trails; East Mountain Trail and Spoon Creek Spur Trail just north of the campground. There are plenty of opportunities to see wildlife such as deer, elk, coyotes, and we have seen black bears in the area.

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Not too far off the road

The campground is really nice and just a few miles off of I-70 and about 6 miles east of I-15. We made the mistake of choosing site 22 which would have been great for tents but even though it is large it is unlevel and took 4 2x6 to level the trailer (Not impossible to level just be aware).

There is a nice trail out of the south end of the campground that follows a stream. it is a nice hike. There is plenty of trail and hikes across I-70 starting at the visitors center as well as an interesting museum and shop. There was a spot to purchase firewood at the campground; as I recall it was $5 or $6 dollars for an armful.

The one warning, there are signs in the campground warning of rattlesnakes and we did see one. It gave plenty of notice that we were to close.

Goblin and Hoodoos

As expected, a trip to Goblin Valley State Park in August is HOT; but, not to the point it was unbearable! We tented this trip and the campground had plenty of space for tents and RVs. We did escape the heat by hiking Bell Canyon just a short drive north of the campground. The slot canyon provided relief from the heat and some great hiking. The Hoodoos were awesome and are well worth the trip.

The campground was very strict about the 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM noise policy. A buddy turned on his generator around 6:50ish AM to brew some Java and was promptly found and advised to turn off the noise (serves him right!!)

The restroom and showers were in great condition and did not have that outhouse smell that makes you want to pass out and puke at the same time.

This is on my list of places to revisit.

Nice place to stay close to the Palisade wineries

The confusing thing was there are a few campgrounds in the area with the name James M Robb. We stayed at the James M Robb Campground a few miles east of Palisade, Co.

We stayed in the C loop. The campground was in great shape and was well maintained. If you are seeking off the grid camping this is likely not the place for you. We had full hookups (water, sewer, power). The area had nice views with the Colorado River running along the side of the campground. We did some hiking on trails above Palisade and spent time at the wineries, cideries, breweries, and distilleries in Palisade and Grand Junction.

I would stay here again.