We hope you have an impressive bike rack on your car, because you'll want to pack as much gear as possible for all the adventure available at Big Meadows Campground. Float around Big Meadows Reservoir on a tube or canoe, fish for rainbow and brook trout in the area or nearby streams, or hike and bike around one of several trails. Did we mention you can go by horseback as well? Don't forget to bring that dorky sunhat of yours, because shade is limited. Come winter, snowmobiling and XC skiing dominate.
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Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
47 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Big Meadows Reservoir Campground.

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Eva P.
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August 12th, 2015

Great spot! Bring shade though as there is none. Great trail loop around reservoir. Lower Loop Site #1 is truly the best there and worth the price. Fills up quickly with RVs in the weekend. Quiet and good fishing spot. Best vault camping bathrooms EVER!

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Rio Grande National Forest
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37.539° N, 106.797° W
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