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
Tent or RV sites
13 sites
Up to guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

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


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

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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.

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 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 Gabby D.
recommends this listing.
November 17th, 2018
Hipcamper Michael  S.
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November 16th, 2017
Hipcamper Melinda H.
doesn't recommend this listing.
June 21st, 2017
Rio Grande National Forest
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38.025° N, 105.675° W
Tent / RV / Trailer: 13 Sites
(Up to people per site)