Description

May the forest be with you! One of the few campgrounds in Grand Mesa National Forest not located on the lake, Island Lake Campground goers are instead privy to mature spruce, sweeping panoramas of the Grand Valley, and its many sparkling, light sabre sapphire blue lakes below. More than 3,000 miles of trails provide zigzagging access to all of the above, and moreover, six mountain peaks upwards of 14,000 feet! The sites themselves are fairly crunchy with basic amenities, but the aesthetic value is through the roof! Backdropped by jagged peaks, plateaus, and the winding Mesa River, you can’t help but snap at least one selfie. We’re not judging you.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
31 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Island Lake Campground.

Cave
Forest
Lake
River, stream, or...
Waterfall
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The vibe at Island Lake Campground

10279 ftListing's elevation

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Hipcamper Chance K.
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December 23rd, 2019
Hipcamper Sean H.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2017
Hipcamper Justin P.
recommends this listing.
February 27th, 2017
Park
Grand Mesa National Forest
State
Colorado
Country
United States
Phone Number
970-874-6600
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
39.031° N, 108.009° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer - Group: 3 Sites
(Up to 24 people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 28 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)

Safety at Hipcamp

Inclusion Policy

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Safety partners

Recreate Responsibly

  1. Know before you go
  2. Practice physical distancing
  3. Plan ahead
  4. Play it safe
  5. Explore locally
  6. Leave no trace
  7. Build an inclusive outdoors
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Leave No Trace

  1. Plan ahead and prepare
  2. Travel and camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors
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National Weather Service

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