San Juan National Forest

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About San Juan National Forest

Make sure to pack extra socks ya’ll, because San Juan National Forest will knock yours clear off! Spanning 1.8 million acres in the southwestern corner of Colorado, this natural oasis is simply the epitome of serene, western, high country. The diverse terrain featuring canyons, switchbacks, cataracts and fruitful bodies of water attract hikers, climbers, kayakers, fishermen, and skiers from all over the world--actually, anyone with an outdoorsy bone in his or her body. And hey, the camping is top notch as well! Although the scenery and setting may vary, most campsites have similar facilities and super easy access to trailheads. If you’re really good, you may find one of Colorado’s many hot springs nearby for a relaxing dip.

Campgrounds in San Juan

Snowslide Campground
Mark
Mark: Cows often run through this camp, so be ready for morning Moos. Right side of road campsites are all...
Junction Creek Campground
At Junction Creek Campground in the San Juan National Forest, fly-fishing is, well, fly! Venture...
South Mineral Campground
South Mineral Campground is a one stop shop for your outdoor adventure! There’s a variety of sites...
Williams Creek Campground
Start your engines, ladies and gentlemen, because Williams Creek Campground is the place to bring your...
Kroeger Campground
Activate 4WD for this one, folks! At Kroeger Campground in La Plata Canyon, the steep dropoffs will...
Middle Mountain Campground
Cool breeze, lakefront camping, no worries. At Middle Mountain Campground on Vallecito Lake, get your...
Cayton Campground
Get ready to brave some of the crowds if you're coming in summer, because Cayton Campground is a...
House Creek Campground
Get in on that reservoir beauty, because House Creek Campground is right on that sweet spot. Located...
Mavreeso Campground
Located close to the river with (mostly) level campsites, Mavreeso Campground is ideal for both tent...
Target Tree Campground
Tread carefully, because you will be walking on sacred ground at Target Tree Campground. This campsite...
West Dolores Campground
You'll have it made in the shade at West Dolores Campground. These leafy areas sit along with west...
Palisades Horse Camp
Farmer Jane and Farmer Joe, we would like to introduce you to your next honeymoon locale. Palisades...
East Fork Campground
Ashlee
Ashlee: Camped here with my pup in tow - great access to fishable water, nestled in a forest of trees. Wasn't...
Chris Park Group Campground
A wedding, a fiesta, or even a late-afternoon siesta! Enjoy all of these and more at Chris Park Group...
Blanco River Campground
A curb-check off US Highway 84, Blanco River Campground is an angling paradise; Blanco river is a...
Miller Creek Campground
Do you SUP? If so, spend all day on your paddleboard when you camp at Miller Creek Campground on Lemon...
Transfer Park Campground
An 11-acre shady campground with less than 30 campsites? Yes please! Talk about bang for your buck,...
Vallecito Campground
Jacob
Jacob: Wonderful campground! I have camped and backpacked at many places in Colorado, in the wilderness and...
Bradfield Campground
Bradfield Campground is one of those areas that's going to give your Instagram followers a serious...
Burro Bridge Campground
Horses, RVs, humans, we have found your place. Burro Bridge Campground has the ability to happily...
Ferris Canyon Campground
Fly fishers, meet Ferris Canyon Campground. This spot is the perfect area for your next fishing trip...
Transfer Campground
Hikers, we have found your haven; thank us when your calves feel like rubber bands! Transfer...
Bridge Campground
Sharpen ye old huntin' stick, Bridge Campground is the perfect spot to catch some game. Whether you're...
Lower Piedra Campground
Situated on the west bank of the Piedra River, Lower Piedra Campground is just waiting for your...
Teal Campground
Teal Campground is definitely the popular girl of the area, so prepare to arrive early. With views of...
West Fork Campground
How often can you say you've trekked the Rainbow Trail? West Fork Campground offers some colorful...
Sig Creek Campground
Joseph
Joseph: We towed our 23' Airstream into Sig Creek in Aug 2015. We do a lot of boondocking in BLM & NF...
Lower Hermosa Campground
Craig
Craig: 18 EarthRoamers and their owners camped near this location for a beautiful and relaxing day and...
Ute Campground
Eva
Eva: This site is marked by closed according to the reservation site.
Florida Campground
Embrace the rugged outdoors here at Florida Campground. You’ll enjoy plenty of shade from the Colorado...
Graham Creek Campground
Looking for wide open spaces and a tent spot to call your own? Graham Creek Campground has got you...
North Canyon Campground
Do yourself a solid and visit North Canyon Campground! You’ll be rewarded with lake and mountain views...
Pine Point Campground
Now this is mountain living! Pine Point Campground has killer views of Vallecito Reservoir and quick...
Cimarrona Campground
Do you like water? Good. Cimaronna Campground is nestled between both a river and a reservoir, with...
Transfer group campground
Head 11 miles north of Mancos to Transfer Campground, offering first-come, first-served family sites...
Pine River Campground
Well get along little doggy! Pack up your pony and use Pine River Campground as your jump off point...
Haviland Lake Campground
Seamus
Seamus: Great campground. Nice and quiet. A few trails around the campground and lake that are easy in...
McPhee Campground
You'll feel like the king (or queen) of the hill while staying at McPhee Campground. This RV and tent...

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Hipcamper Ashlee

Camped here with my pup in tow - great access to fishable water, nestled in a forest of trees. Wasn't there for long, so didn't explore more up the road, but a great spot, I'm assuming, if I had more time. We did the campsite spot, so listened to a neighbor's generator until 10pm, and then at 8am sharp it started up again. Something to keep in mind, if you're not going backcountry, and want peace and quiet. :)

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Hipcamper Joseph

We towed our 23' Airstream into Sig Creek in Aug 2015. We do a lot of boondocking in BLM & NF sites. The access road was no problem, but the campground itself was heavily rutted and overgrown. It looked like an abandoned NF campground. Several dispersed sites along the access road offered much nicer settings.

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Hipcamper Craig

18 EarthRoamers and their owners camped near this location for a beautiful and relaxing day and evening. We were participating in the 11th Annual EarthRoamer Owners Rally.

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Hipcamper Seamus

Great campground. Nice and quiet. A few trails around the campground and lake that are easy in experience level. There are a lot of mosquitoes in the summer so bring plenty of spray or candles. Firewood bundles are available for purchase from the camp host. This campground is directly in between downtown Durango and Silverton. It's a great jumping off point for both cities, the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, and all other activities in the area.

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Hipcamper Jacob

Wonderful campground! I have camped and backpacked at many places in Colorado, in the wilderness and at campsites. I can honestly say this is my favorite campsite in the region. Everything was close by (restrooms, trailheads, the river, water faucets, etc) the camp hosts are very nice and accommodating, if you've got any questions feel free to ask them. This is (to me) the most beautiful and awe-inspiring part of Colorado, and this campsite in right in the center of it all. Vallecito reservoir is just a 5 minute drive from the camp, and it offers fantastic fishing, stores, restaurants, etc. Weminuche Wilderness trail begins at the north side of the camp, I suggest a hike. I spent 2 weeks backpacking on that trail on a previous trip, amazing

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Hipcamper Mark

Cows often run through this camp, so be ready for morning Moos. Right side of road campsites are all near the river - can't go wrong with any of these. I say people 4 wheeling near river. Love this campsite, especially #4.

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Hipcamper Mark

Note that temperatures were regularly 10-15 degrees lower than Durango. Lots of free firewood to collect.

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Hipcamper eva

This site is marked by closed according to the reservation site.

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