ANGEL OF SHAVANO GROUP, CO

Angel of Shavano Group Campground is considered one of the area's best kept camping secrets. It is situated next to the North Fork South Arkansas River and offers a variety of recreational activities, including hiking, biking and fishing.The campground is named after an image ...
Status: Open through Sun Sep 07 2014   Season Dates

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  • Be bear aware; keep all food out of sight in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from area after eating
  • This is a high elevation facility, please use caution when traveling from lower elevations
  • This facility has first-come, first-served sites
  • No hookups available
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ANGE GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 100 40 Back-In
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

Angel of Shavano Group Campground is considered one of the area's best kept camping secrets. It is situated next to the North Fork South Arkansas River and offers a variety of recreational activities, including hiking, biking and fishing.

Natural Features:

The campground is named after an image of an angel that appears as winter snow fall on Shavano Mountain. The site lies at an elevation of 9,200 feet along the North Fork South Arkansas River. A forest of aspen and pine covers the area. Beaver ponds dot the landscape at the base of nearby Shavano Mountain.

Some sites sit along the river while others are set among an open, grassy meadow. Thunderstorms are common in summer months.

Recreation:

The Colorado Trail begins within the campground and provides excellent hiking, horseback riding and biking opportunities. The trail stretches 487 miles across Colorado from Denver to Durango, with segments ranging in elevation from 5,500 to 13,300 feet.

The North Fork South Arkansas River offers rainbow and brook trout fishing. The nearby beaver ponds can also be fished.

Fun facilities like a volleyball court, baseball field and horseshoe pits are available within the campground. Visitors must bring their own equipment.

Facilities:

Angel of Shavano offers one group campsite best suited for tent camping. It can accommodate up to 100 people and 24 vehicles. Parking is not available for large RVs.

The site is equipped with a picnic shelter, tables, six pedestal grills and a campfire circle with benches. Vault toilets and trash collection are provided. No drinking water is available within the group site, but it is available at the nearby family campground.

Nearby Attractions:

The city of Salida is 30 minutes away, where visitors can take a scenic tram ride, experience a zip-line, play a round of mini golf or go whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River.

Booking Window
Sun Jul 27 2014 - Thu Jul 23 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 23 2014 Sun Sep 07 2014
Walk In Fri May 15 2015 Thu May 21 2015
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Sun Sep 06 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Baseball Fields
  • Campfire Circles
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Softball Fields
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Volleyball Courts
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Host
Within 10 Miles
  • Whitewater Rafting
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 23 2014 -
Sep 07 2014
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $0.00
Walk In Season
May 15 2015 -
May 21 2015
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $0.00
Peak Season
May 22 2015 -
Sep 06 2015
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $0.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.58278, -106.22
38°34'58"N, 106°13'12"W

From Poncha Springs, Colorado, take U.S. Highway 50 west 6 miles, then right on County Road 240 and travel 4 miles to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

ANGEL OF SHAVANO GROUP
SALIDA RANGER DISTRICT
SALIDA  CO  81201

Phone Number:

Information:  (719)539-3591