CHRIS PARK, CO

Chris Park is located near Haviland Lake in southwestern Colorado, 18 miles north of Durango. Visitors enjoy the area for its hiking, canoeing and fishing opportunities.The campground is situated in a mostly flat, open area, shaded by scattered ponderosa pine trees. Haviland Lake ...
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  • Additional fees for additional people will be collected at the campground
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CHRI GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 75 40 Pull-Through
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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CHRI GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC 150 Accessible 40 Pull-Through
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Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

Chris Park is located near Haviland Lake in southwestern Colorado, 18 miles north of Durango. Visitors enjoy the area for its hiking, canoeing and fishing opportunities.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated in a mostly flat, open area, shaded by scattered ponderosa pine trees. Haviland Lake is a short drive from the site.

Recreation:

Several trailheads are in the vicinity, including Forebay, Goulding, Elbert Creek and Purgatory Flats. The historic Rico-to-Rockwood Wagon Road passes through Chris Park. Built in the late 1800s, the road was used for six years until the railway opened.

Facilities:

The campground offers three group sites. Sites 1 and 2 can accommodate up to 75 people each. Site 3 can accommodate up to 150 people, and includes a picnic shelter with electricity and grills. A volleyball court is located near this site as well. Picnic tables and campfire rings provided, as are vault toilets and drinking water.

Nearby Attractions:

Beautiful Haviland Lake is less than two miles from the campground. The 80-acre, no-wake lake offers boating, canoeing and fishing. Accessible fishing docks are located on the lakeshore.

Booking Window

GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC

Sun Oct 05 2014 - Thu Oct 01 2015

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

GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Sun Oct 05 2014 - Thu Oct 01 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 08 2015 Sun Sep 20 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Tables
  • Volleyball Courts
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Boat Ramp
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
Within 10 Miles
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Lake Access
  • Trailheads
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:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

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 08 2015 -
Sep 20 2015
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $0.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $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):
37.51639, -107.8
37°30'59"N, 107°48'0"W

From Durango, travel north on Highway 550 for about 18 miles to the campground. Turn at Haviland Lake sign, continue for a half-mile, then turn right at the intersection.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

CHRIS PARK
Chris Park Road, San Juan NF
Durango  CO 

Phone Number:

Information:  (970)884-2512