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The best camping near Navajo State Park

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Campers can hike, fish, and enjoy water sports at Colorado鈥檚 largest lake.

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Bear springs

1 site 路 RV35 acres 路 Durango, CO
Beautiful mountain views, trails and only 10 minutes to downtown Durango! 35 acre gated community property with miles of private trails to explore. Friendly pets welcome. Complementary firewood fire restrictions permitting. Owners live on property and are available to help or answer questions. Great setup and location.
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Mountain View Campground

50 sites 路 RVs, Tents33 acres 路 Aztec, NM
Learn more about this land:Enjoy majestic sunrise and sunset views as you bask in the relaxed atmosphere. Mountain biking is available at the edge of the property. Horseshoes is available onsite. Fishing, kayaking, hiking, motocross, natural arches, and so much more are just a short drive away!
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Fourth Sister Farm

2 sites 路 RVs, Tents10 acres 路 CO
Ten acres overlook the La Plata Mountains outside of Durango, CO. My small farm borders pinyon forest and rings with crickets, redwing blackbirds, and chorus frogs. You can find shady spots in the Forest, the orchard, or enjoy the view from the clearing. The irrigation ditch offers fun for dogs and ambient sounds. This is a working farm, and we are often in the greenhouse and garden. Leashes dogs only to protect wildlife and chickens! You鈥檙e likely to see deer, raccoons, foxes, hawks, hummingbirds, and maybe a skunk!
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Echo Canyon Reservoir Camping

3 sites 路 RVs, Tents5 acres 路 CO
Beautiful forest with 5 acres of land to camp, the area is mostly flat with a secluded feel, great views available with a very short 5 minute hike. There is a reservoir that is a nice hike down and a river that is on the other side that can be walked to, but its steep and a good half mile away! This river leads to a hot springs resort that is pretty awesome but is a whole separate company. We're excited to host you! Pagosa Springs downtown and hot springs are about a 10-15 minute drive from the site. This is not a commercial property. This is an RV dry camping site so please remain self-contained and pack out whatever you pack in! No open campfires, gas stoves and enclosed fires are allowed when no fire ban.
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The Flower Hut at Fox Den

1 site 路 Lodging1 acre 路 Durango, CO
Come enjoy glamping and good vibes at the The Flower Hut! Located within 5 miles of downtown Durango and 1 mile of Pastorius Lake, with easy, nearby access to gorgeous trails and high country roads, this is the perfect home-base for your Four Corners adventures! The Hut boasts a comfy, canopied queen sized bed, mini-fridge, microwave, running water, outdoor (heated!) shower, clean and exclusive porta-potty access, free coffee/tea/snacks, a sweet woodstove, and a fire ring with comfy chairs for enjoying our beautiful starry nights. Your hosts are chill, 420 friendly, adventuring, 18+ year locals who are happy to give you the rundown (at your request!) of all the best spots both in-town and way up high in those gorgeous mountains. We built our Hut with the best of vibes and blessings and hope to provide you with a peaceful and joyful experience in our little corner of the world. We're excited to host you and aim to make your experience as amazing as possible! Cheers!
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Camp Summit

1 site 路 RV95 acres 路 Durango, CO
Immerse yourself in nature's embrace as you find nothing but forest, endless and serene. If you're fond of scenic vistas, this site awaits you at the edge of the tree line, offering an expansive view that stretches beyond. Venture along game trails or hiking paths that crisscross the property, and with a little exploration, discover a hidden meadow nestled within the woods. The location is also a prime spot for observing hawks gracefully ride the winds. Set on a wooded mountainside, the site gazes out over Durango valley, promising breathtaking views. Over 95 acres of undisturbed forest and game trails beckon you to explore. Begin your journey with an easy-to-moderate trailhead found at the base of the driveway. For those seeking water adventures, Lemon and Vallecito reservoirs are a mere 30 minutes away, while the heart of downtown Durango is a convenient 10-15 minute drive down the road.
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The Cockhouse lodge.

16 sites 路 Lodging15 acres 路 Navajo Dam, NM
Learn more about this land: The Lodge was a historic Cockfighting arena in the 1970-90鈥檚. Now it鈥檚 used as a blast & cast lodge. Surroundings are full of recreation options just 5 miles from Navajo Lake and San Juan River. Has a full kitchen two bathrooms and showers. Open arena with outdoor cooking options and fire pit. RV access for 5 spacious spots w Electrical. Dry camping or glamping areas are available on the 15 acres.
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Tranquility @ The Farm

2 sites 路 RVs, Tents600 acres 路 Hesperus, CO
5th generation, 600 Acre working farm, with two miles of the La Plata River running through it and spectacular views of the La Plata Mountains and Sleeping Ute Mountain. You will find a wide variety of vegetation and wildlife; Southwest Sage, Cactus, Ponderosa, Pinion, and Pine trees, Mule Deer, Turkey, Fox, Rabbits, Bald Eagles, and Red Tail Hawks to name a few. Learn more about this land: 600 Acre working farm, with two miles of the La Plata River running through it and spectacular views of the La Plata Mountains and Sleeping Ute Mountain. You will find a wide variety of vegetation and wildlife (Southwest Sage, Cactus, Ponderosa, Pinion, and Pine trees, Mule Deer, Turkey, Fox, Rabbits, Bald Eagles, and Red Tail Hawks to name a few) . Guests are encouraged to explore this beautiful piece of the southwest. The Farm is located just 12 miles from La Plata Canyon, 15 miles from Durango, 15 miles from Lake Nighthorse, and聽35 miles from Mesa Verde National Park. There is one large campground that can hold up to 5 RV's and 1 secluded tent small camper site to choose from. Guest are welcome to purchase vegetables and fresh farm eggs.
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Juniper Moon Farm

1 site 路 RV4 acres 路 Durango, CO
We are a small start up homestead situated on 4 acres in Durango, Co. The drive to town is about 20 mins where you will find everything you need including tons of outdoor adventures (hiking, rafting, rock climbing, mountain bike trails!) There is a community pond and river within walking distance from our property. Currently we are offering 120v electric hookup and you can fill your fresh water tank. We do not have a sewer dump at this time. We are a busy family working to grow our homestead. Please reach with any questions and to book. ***We can only accept fully self-contained RVs with a bathroom inside***
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Mountain Meadow

4 sites 路 Lodging, RVs1 acres 路 Bayfield, CO
Mountain Meadow is a beautiful, 1.2 acre, park-like piece of land with both forest and meadow! It regularly has a variety of wildlife passing through. Only 5 minutes to the San Juan National Forest by car ATV/OHV, snowmobile, or mountain bike, This is the ideal location for someone wanting to experience the best of what Southwest Colorado has to offer! Durango is located only 35 minutes away, with tons of visitor-friendly attractions!
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Eagle Ridge Luxury Camps

3 sites 路 Lodging21 acres 路 Navajo Dam, NM
Each luxury tent is fully furnished with plush bedding , seating , cooler with ice, power box , walkie talkies and are privately located on the property . Learn more about this land: Spend an enchanting evening Glamping under the stars at one of our beautiful Luxury camps . Each camp has their own unique beauty. Take your outdoor experience to the next level with a private Moon Charging Bath (prices not included ) or a evening dessert overlooking the beautiful lake or river below. Enjoy early morning paddle boarding and many other outdoor activities and experiences here at our camps .
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Linda M.鈥檚 Santa Rita Ranch

3 sites 路 RVs, Tents40 acres 路 Durango, CO
Santa Rita Ranch is located in a rural, agricultural valley south of Durango, Colorado.聽 Originally a dairy and hay farm, the Mannix's raised all organic beef in the past.聽 Currently it operates as a hay farm and Linda has three horses and three donkeys.聽 Very quiet rural area with plenty of open space. Elevation 6,000 ft.Learn more about this land:The 40 acre Santa Rita Ranch has hayfields, irrigation and plenty of room to camp. Located 20 minutes south of Durango Colorado it is quiet and peaceful. Good internet access!聽 Porta potty available. Only 20 minutes to two wineries: Foxfire Farms in Ignacio, CO and Wines of the San Juans near Aztec, NM.聽 Paddleboarding and windsurfing on Lake Nighthorse. Lots of mountain bike trails near Durango and good road biking on our CR 213. Canyon hiking direct from the ranch. Horses and donkeys available to pet.聽 Horse boarding available for those traveling with their equine friends.
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The best camping near Navajo State Park guide

Overview

About

The 15,000-acre Navajo Reservoir, which flows over the Colorado鈥New Mexico state line, is the lifeblood of Navajo State Park. You can鈥檛 visit this park without getting on the water, whether setting sail on a boat cruise, zipping along the shore on jet-skis or water-skis, or fishing for catfish, crappie, and bass. Trails run along the San Juan River for hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders, while the Sambrito Wetlands area is a hot spot for bird-watching. Campers have plenty of options, from full hook-up RV sites to primitive tent campsites, or you can anchor your houseboat at the marina.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for lakeside views: Tiffany Campground has RV sites and cabins, plus six walk-in tent sites looking out over the lake.聽聽
  • Best for RVs: Rosa Campground has 39 sites, all with electric, water, and sewer hook-ups.
  • Best for self-sufficient campers: Windsurf Beach Campground has primitive sites for tents and small RVs away from the crowds.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. You can reserve one of the park鈥檚 138 campsites or three log cabins via the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website.聽
  2. Campsite reservations open six months in advance, and all sites can be reserved, including primitive campsites.
  3. The park sees some 300,000 annual visitors, so campsites can book up fast. Book as early as possible, especially if visiting during peak season (April to November) or on holiday weekends.

When to go

Navajo State Park is open year-round, but peak season runs from April through November. Come in spring when wildflowers brighten up the hiking trails, plan a summer visit to make the most of water sports on the lake, or enjoy boating and angling from spring through fall (the boat ramp is from December through February). All campsites except Arboles Point are open through winter, but off-season campers must be self-contained.

Know before you go

  • Navajo State Park is located 42 miles southeast of Durango, about a 50-minute drive away along Highway 151. The park lies just north of the Colorado-New Mexico state line.
  • Facilities include a visitor center, restrooms, boat and watercraft rentals, boat ramps, and a dump station. All facilities close from December through March; however, the vault toilet at the primitive campgrounds stays open.
  • Fires are permitted only in park-provided grills, and complete fire bans are possible during dry periods.聽
  • You can bring your own boats and watercraft, but you must follow state laws for both Colorado and New Mexico. Swimming is not permitted on the Colorado side of the lake.聽
  • Wheelchair-accessible campsites can be found at the Tiffany, Carracas, and Rosa campgrounds.

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