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Tater's Black Canyon Campground

2 sites 路 RVs, Tents35 acres 路 Crawford, CO
Coming soon! Hot showers and toilets will be available end of May. 35 acres of mountain bliss shared with 2 humans, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 3 horses and 5 chickens. Eggs may be available upon request. Incredible views and dark skies make the perfect respite for just hanging out, climbing in the Black, foodie time in the North Fork Valley or pretty much whatever you like to do.
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Riverwalk Yurt, luxury on river

7 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents35 acres 路 Hotchkiss, CO
The House where we live is the corner stone of the Bruce Property and is on the Colorado Register of Historic Houses.The residence was constructed between 1905 and 1912, using red bricks made on the site. John and Sophia Bruce, early pioneers in the North Fork Valley, were first involved in cattle raising. The family later became successful fruit growers. Located along the West Elk Loop, a Colorado Scenic and Historic Byway, the large two-story residence features a steeply pitched hipped roof with prominent attic dormers.As a guest of Riverwalk you will have full access to the river during your stay. In addition, there is the Riverwalk Trail System that skirts the North Fork of the Gunnison River from the top of the property, by the Riverwalk Yurt, (available on this site) meandering downstream past the Riverwalk TIPI (available on the site) passing 聽the Grove Yurt (available on this site) and terminating at the bottom of the property with the sandy Riverwalk Beach. There is a trial that zigs through the Cottonwood Grove and zags back along the gentle Monitor Ditch skirting a newly planted grove of young trees.For RV Campers we provide 2- 30amp,1-50 amp and 1- 110-amp electrical services and potable water. There is a dump station available. There is also access to our heated shower house with running water and bathroom amenities (<3 min. walk, may be shared with other guests).聽The property is perfectly geared to groups of friends gathering in a central location between the onset of the Rockies and the termination high desert to the west. Friends or family will reserve both Yurts and the RV Site for a perfect reunion setting!
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Old Moon Acres Tipi Haven

7 sites 路 Lodging22 acres 路 Paonia, CO
Formerly known as the North Fork Tipi Haven, this 22 acres was once owned by International sculptor Lincoln Fox, and built by Mr. Wooten in the early 1900's as an apple orchard, Old Moon Acres is now home to Old Moon Acres Tipi Haven. The North Fork Valley of the Gunnison River, encompassing Crawford, Hotchkiss and Paonia, was an important fruit orchard area in the late 1800's and well into the early 1900's. The valley's climate is a banana belt, perfect for fruit with the cold air coming down from the mountains at night and the heat from the mesas warming up the valley during the day. Coal mines up the road in Bowie and Somerset paid better, so many of the orchards languished over the years. Since the closing of all the mines but one, today the NFV is home to the largest concentration of organic farms in the state of Colorado as well as becoming a state Creative District serving the multitudes of artist and creatives that call the valley home. There are many pick-your-own peaches, cherries, apples, pears, nectarines and if we are lucky, apricots, in the valley. Delicious Orchards, 1 mile down Hwy 133, is an excellent place to pick your own, drink local hard cider and listen to live music on the weekend over a wonderful brunch. It is all about the farms, cattle, art, music, outdoor adventure, fun and relaxation here in the North Fork Valley. The tipis are custom made by the Colorado Yurt Company in Montrose, Colorado where they have been making yurts, tents and tipis since 1976. The tipis are expertly designed and made with custom paintings invoking the animal spirits that inhabit our land. These are a Sioux design tipi as the Ute's mainly lived in wiki-ups until they were introduced to the tipi in the 1800's. The Ute's appropriated the tipi design from the Sioux or Plains Natives. We have solar showers (solar bags of water heated by the sun during the day) available for free. Showers are also available at the local laundromat in Hotchkiss. Our goal is to awaken your sense of wonder by sleeping out in nature and waking up to the Colorado blue sky in clean, clear air at 5500 ft. You can visit the many high altitude wineries, fruit orchards, organic farms, farm-to-table restaurants, great music, interesting movies at the community owned Paradise Theater, art at the Creamery Arts Center in Hotchkiss, stand-up paddle boarding, WSSUP, at Crawford reservoir, mountain biking in Grand Mesa, hiking in the West Elks, rafting down the Gunnison river in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, fishing up canyon in the coolness of the forest or relaxing in one of many hot springs within an hour of us. Colorado Detours is highly recommended by us to take you and yours on a hiking, farm, wine, or geology tour of the area. Aspen, Crested Butte (over Kebler Pass), Glenwood Springs, Gunnison, Ouray, Grand Junction, Ridgeway and Telluride all are about an hour or two away by car. Welcome to Colorado.
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Zenzen Gardens

33 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents20 acres 路 Paonia, CO
We are now the official tasting room for Alfred Eames Cellars beginning May 15th. The tasting room will be open from 11:00am - 6:00 pm. Come sit under the veranda and taste some exceptional local wines. The property is also a music venue with two performance sites in the barn and a stage by the pond. We also offer farm-to-table dinners throughout the summer, and tapas on Thursdays. Check out our calendar for concerts and dinner dates at www.zenzengardens.com There is veranda seating to enjoy the beautiful flower gardens and where you can access the internet. At the turn of the century, this farm was a dairy operation with its huge old red barn built in the 1880's. The property is pastoral, relaxing, rural and beautiful! It is surrounded by hay and alfalfa fields. It is very quiet with wide open spaces. You might see deer, fox, Golden Eagles, Bald Eagles, Red Tail Hawks and Red Wing Blackbirds, just to name a few.
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FestiVille: Juniper Springs

1 site 路 RV, Tent44 acres 路 Crawford, CO
We are happy to welcome you to nearly 44 acres of wild terrain and gorgeous views with 4 swimming ponds. A piece of land like no other around, Juniper Springs boasts ponds and gorgeous creeks connecting them, lichen covered rocks resembling castle ruins, wildflowers in the meadows and cacti on the high grounds. Run by a non-profit project we offer add-ons for breakfast, picnic lunches, massage, horseback tours, permaculture classes, art workshops and more!
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4 Leg Adventures Non Profit

8 sites 路 Lodging, Tents46 acres 路 Paonia, CO
A Beautiful and quiet small ranch two miles from town and one mile from national forest. Our property is home of 4 Leg Adventures Non Profit. 4 leg Adventures offers conventional riding lessons, Alexander Technique Riding Lessons, and Trail rides for experienced riders. They also do Equine and wilderness based summer camps.
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Stego Vista RV Park

1 site 路 RV3 acres 路 Hotchkiss, CO
Nestled in the picturesque North Fork Valley with stunning views of Mount Lamborn, adjacent to Grand Mesa (the largest mesa in the world!) StegoVista RV Park is where nature blends seamlessly with community spirit. Here's the rundown: Dry Campsites (nearest dump station is minutes away) Playground Pet Friendly WiFi Great for families, the Stego Vista crew gets it: Here you'll find a toddler-safe experience, including a playground with playhouse, little-tot climbers, and a big-kid playset the littles can't get up on. The park closes at dark. You're close enough to town for a quick diaper run, but far enough away that the kids can ride their bikes up and down the road without worrying about traffic. You're in dinosaur territory here: The kids call the mountains the stego back and the state boasts tons of dinosaur site attractions! **Pet policy: **We welcome non-aggressive dogs: To visit Stego Vista, they must be safe with mouths, bodies, and specifically paws around all humans and animals, including chickens. Dogs must be leashed or pass a voice recall test upon arrival. Please be mindful 鈥 if your dog is left unattended and barks excessively, we can't have them at Stego Vista. Please pick up after your pets. **Long-term stay policy: **We love our elders here, so if you're a retiree seeking a long-stay haven, come stay as long as you like. Same goes for families and hunters in search of adventure 鈥擲tegoVista offers a comfortable place to land and a great place from which to set off on a hunt. Ask about on-site archery coaching with our Olympic-certified, Solid Archery Mechanic coach. Party policy: Groups of RV and van campers are welcome here! This is a fantastic gathering spot for family and friends, complete with fire pits, gorgeous nearby hikes, and cute towns to explore. Quiet hours begin at 9 p.m. on school nights, 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, at which time we simply ask that you take music and loud friends indoors 鈥 star gazers are welcome to enjoy the outdoors at any hour. Please turn off generators for quiet hours.
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Pine Ridge Botanical Sanctuary

1 site 路 Lodging2 acres 路 Ridgway, CO
This handsome Earthwork's tipi is situated in a private location amidst a lovely Ponderosa pine grove on the West side of the Uncompaghre river valley. Abundant birds fill the forest with their song and the tipi deck is a great perch for watching them flit through the forest. The land is just 10 minutes from Ridgway or ten minutes to Ouray (by car). The tipi sits on an elevated deck to provide a flat, dry space and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. It is comfortably appointed with a memory foam pad atop a futon bed with clean sheets and cozy blankets. There's a propane cook stove, a picnic table, a few lounge chairs and fresh drinking water. Cheery solar-powered fairy lights make it easy to see inside at night and the shady hammock spot should not be missed for those seeking a blissful afternoon nap. Guests are most welcome to use the private, indoor, 3/4 bathroom in the apothecary shop at the main house on the property. A 2 minute walk along a nature trail from the tipi gets you there. Towels and toiletries are not provided. There are over 80 varieties of medicinal plants growing on the property. Some are in formal and informal gardens, others in the greenhouse and others grow wild in the forest. A comprehensive line of botanical products are created in the Apothecary on site. Tours are available by appointment. (970) 708-0236 Activities close by include: hiking trails within minutes of the land, rock climbing in Ridgway and Ouray, a via ferrata, the box canyon waterfall and hot springs are all just ten minutes away.
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Camp Stargazer

1 site 路 Lodging130 acres 路 Delta, CO
We are centrally located between Grand Junction/Montrose and the Paiona/Hotchiss/Crawford area of the Western Slope. Our camping site is located on a secluded part of the 130 acre Stargazer Ranch in Delta Colorado. Just 7 miles from town yet has zero light pollution allowing for amazing epic views of the night sky. The site offers stunning views of the San Juan mountains to the South and the Grand Mesa to the North. Behind you and bordering the property is the Gunnison Gorge/Black Canyon with miles of trails for hiking, biking, ATVing, dirt biking and horseback riding .The Grand Mesa has over 300 lakes to explore and we are 30 minutes away from a variety of winerys.
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Sage View Ranch

24 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents11 acres 路 Paonia, CO
After traveling the US in our motorhome for almost 5 years my husband Scott and I know the value of a smiling face and a helping hand after a day (or week) of travel. Exploring and experiencing this amazing country, its diversity and incredible people enhanced our lives in so many ways. In mid 2017 we found out our first grandchild was on the way. Long story short we parked the RV and parked ourselves here in Paonia, CO. In December of that year, we moved onto this amazing property full time and started the long list of fix ups (the list is still long). lol We are blessed to have our two adult sons and (aforementioned) grandson living on this property with us. Our philosophy is to live in the moment as the present is the gift. Whether enjoying a sunrise or a sunset or anytime in between you鈥檒l likely find us outside most days. In that, we love all that nature has to offer including fresh fruits and veggies, animals, beauty and fragrances. Sage View Ranch is being created with the desire to have people experience the natural rustic beauty and magic of Paonia. Scott and I look forward to meeting you :)
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Wild Abandon Ranch

1 site 路 RV, Tent50 acres 路 Paonia, CO
Wild Abandon Ranch is a gorgeous 50 acre property that we just acquired in March of 2023. Sadly, the property had been abandoned and neglected for over 20 years and we are doing our best to breath some new life into her. We are chasing those land dreams! This property has a wild amount of potential and an endless story of labor and we hope to bring a new vision and purpose to this very special place. The Hipcamp site is located down by the creek (on the SOUTH side of Minnesota Creek Rd) where you'll have total privacy and room to relax and explore. The deer trails are a great way to get lost amongst the trees and the rhythm of the creek. Just down the road further on Minnesota Creek Road is direct access to National Forest. Our property is only 3.5 miles from the town of Paonia so you're oh-so-close yet so far away from it all. Paonia is central to the abundant North Fork Valley and there is so much to experience in this area. From hiking, biking, camping, or swimming to touring the many vibrant vineyards or galleries. Your visit is directly contributing to this land's second chance. We hope you'll visit again and follow along in the evolution of Wild Abandon Ranch. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!
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Big B's Delicious Orchard

63 sites 路 RVs, Tents30 acres 路 Hotchkiss, CO
COME CAMP AT BIG B'S ORCHARD - 30 ACRES TO PLAY & EXPLORE Big B's Delicious Orchards is a working farm and organic orchard located 1 mile west of Paonia in the North Fork Valley of Colorado - The home to the largest number of Organic Farms & Orchards in Colorado. We are happy to provide our own style of camping as you visit our home and orchard. With campsites spread throughout the orchard, you will enjoy the huge night sky and relaxing days on the orchard. Many of our sites have fire rings for a nice campfire - feel free to bring your own wood or pick up some from our farm store. Our cafe and store are open 7 days a week during the growing season. We offer lunch and dinner, a beautiful courtyard with WiFi, fun tree swings, seasonal u-pick fruits and vegetables, live music, Big B's juices and hard cider, local wines, snacks, gifts, and more! The campsites are located in different parts of our orchard and are fairly rustic. We have sites for tent camping, small campervans, popup trailers, or larger RVs. There are no utility hookups, but we do have fresh water to refill your water tanks. Our orchard roads are dirt or gravel roads, and while they are perfectly good for any type of vehicle, ADA accessibility is somewhat limited. We are happy to extend the invitation to spend time at Delicious Orchards and to experience what we love about living and working in this beautiful place! We hope to see you soon!
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The best camping near Crawford State Park guide

Overview

About

What can鈥檛 you do in this gem of Colorado鈥檚 western slope? As it turns out, Crawford State Park isn鈥檛 lacking in the activities department. You鈥檝e got a big reservoir for boating, fishing, skiing, and playing any which way you want. When the temps drop and the water freezes, ice-fishing and ice-skating are fair game. Heck, this place is great during any season. Snowshoe the trails in winter, or saunter down them sans snow equipment once the trails thaw out. Alternatively, laze around and enjoy the otherworldly scenery. Soak in the lovely water views, imagine yourself frolicking in the mountains surrounding you, or daydream about exploring the canyons. Just be sure to have your camera charged and ready to go. With so much to do, you might as well stay a few days! You鈥檒l have two campgrounds to choose from, so there鈥檚 no need to wander very far.

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Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. You can reserve one of the park鈥檚 66 campsites by calling the Colorado Parks and Wildlife reservation number or using their online reservation system.
  2. Reservations can be made up to six months in advance. Same-day reservations are also available, but must be made online or over the phone.

When to go

Crawford State Park is truly a year-round destination, with plenty of activities in summer and winter alike. That said, if you鈥檙e camping, you may prefer coming in the summertime when the weather tends to be warm and dry. May and September are also good alternatives, particularly if you want to avoid crowds. If you鈥檙e into winter sports, you can generally count on snow from November or December through March.

Know before you go

  • The nearest place for groceries and supplies is in the small town of Crawford, about a five-minute drive north of the park.
  • Campers are required to have both a camping reservation and a separate Colorado State Parks Annual Pass or a Daily Pass. Passes can be purchased in advance or on site.
  • Some sites in Iron Creek are plowed for winter camping, but flush toilets and running water are not available.
  • The park offers eight accessible campsites and accessible showers, as well as accessible fishing sites and trails.

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