Description

North Creston Creek Campgroundan arid oasis―"arid" alluding to the fact that there's no avaliable drinking water. Aside from water bottle conundrum, you’ll be treated by the green-hued backdrop populated by the area’s endemic firs.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
13 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

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

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at North Crestone Creek Campground.

Cave
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Waterfall
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Hipcamper Melinda
Melinda H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 21st, 2017

Let me start with the pros of this campground: It's tucked away with only a few sites and very little traffic. The sites are large and spread apart from each other. The creek runs through the back of every site. Sites are well-maintained. Now for the cons: I have literally never seen so many mosquitos in my whole life. The swarms were thick and you couldn't move without having a handful stuck to you. We covered up head-to-toe in loose-fitting clothes and I still walked away with over 30 bites on my ankles (where my socks were tight enough for them to bite through), wrists, hands and forehead. We were trapped in our tent the whole time we were there to avoid being eaten alive.

Hipcamper Brian
Brian C.
didn't provide a recommendation.
January 10th, 2018

We went in early Fall and mosquitos were not a problem. It's a small number of sites, but cool next to the creek in shady campsites. There IS potable water about one mile away at the park in Crestone, from a pressurized spigot. Very close to the Sand Dunes, it's a nice site, strategically located and well-maintained.

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah S.
recommends this listing.
July 13th, 2020

My mother, brother, our two dogs and I stayed here in late June and again in early July. We took one of the first sites and it was plenty large enough for three tents - a one man, two person, and three person tent. There were people around, but being Covid times, not full.
It had a nice firepit, but the fire restrictions were in full force, so we didn't get to use it. We used our camp stove instead and it was just fine..
The sites are all close to the creek, which is beautiful in view and sound. Plus it was great not to have to walk to far to get water (don't forget to filter), and the sites were still far enough that the bugs weren't horrible. The mosquitoes were out as other reviewers describe, but not in full force yet.

North Crestone Creek CampgroundNorth Crestone Creek CampgroundThe river next to camp was beautiful.No wifi, but a ATT service was strong enough for mobile hotspot.  Nice for remote work!
Hipcamper Gabby D.
recommends this listing.
November 17th, 2018
Hipcamper Michael  S.
recommends this listing.
November 16th, 2017
Hipcamper Melinda H.
doesn't recommend this listing.
June 21st, 2017
Park
Rio Grande National Forest
State
Colorado
Country
United States
Phone Number
719-852-5941
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
38.025° N, 105.675° W
$7/night
Tent / RV / Trailer: 13 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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