FLORIDA CAMPGROUND (CO), CO

Florida Campground is located near the north end of Lemon Reservoir, in southwestern Colorado. Visitors enjoy the area for its fishing, trail opportunities and scenic natural setting.This lightly used campground is situated in a shady forest of Colorado blue spruce, Douglas fir and...
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  • The campground offers one group site including a picnic shelter equipped with picnic and serving tables, as well as campfire rings with grills. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.
  • Parking area can accommodate 25 vehicles; please adjust capacity if camping in RVs
  • Additional fees for additional people will be collected at the campground
  • Click here for more information on the San Juan National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing organisms by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.
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GRP GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 75 40 Pull-Through
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Overview

Overview

Florida Campground is located near the north end of Lemon Reservoir, in southwestern Colorado. Visitors enjoy the area for its fishing, trail opportunities and scenic natural setting.

Natural Features:

This lightly used campground is situated in a shady forest of Colorado blue spruce, Douglas fir and aspen trees. The swift Florida River flows next to the campground.

Recreation:

The Florida River is well known for its rainbow and brown trout fishing, but the river runs through much private land, so anglers should be careful not to trespass.

Hiking and biking are popular activities in the area. The Burnt Timber Trail No. 667 begins at Transfer Park, about a mile north of the campground.

The East Florida Road (Forest Road 597) winds steeply uphill past the campground. Lost Lake and Stump Lake Trails begin along this road, offering short, easy hikes to backcountry lakes.

The surrounding area is open to public hunting. Deer, elk and small game such as rabbits and grouse inhabit the forest.

Facilities:

The campground offers one group site, equipped with picnic and serving tables, as well as campfire rings with grills. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Lemon Reservoir is about three miles from the campground, offering boating, water skiing and fishing opportunities. The reservoir is stocked with rainbow trout and kokanee salmon. Many visitors take advantage of Colorado's Free Fishing Days, held annually the first full weekend of June.

Young's Canyon Trail No. 546 begins at the north end of the reservoir. Hikers must cross the Florida River to access the trail; crossing is tricky during high water. The trail is very popular during hunting season.

Booking Window
Fri Sep 26 2014 - Tue Sep 22 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
Walk In Fri May 08 2015 Thu May 21 2015
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Sun Sep 06 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • River Access
  • Tables
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • General Store
  • Hunting
  • Lake Access
  • Pay Phone
  • Water Skiing
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
Walk In Season
May 08 2015 -
May 21 2015
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $100.00
Peak Season
May 22 2015 -
Sep 06 2015
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $100.00

*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):
37.45, -107.66639
37°27'0"N, 107°39'59"W

From Bayfield, travel north from U.S. Highway 160 to County Road 501. Go 10 miles, then turn left onto County Road 240 and drive 3 miles. Turn right on County Road 243, then continue 7 miles to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

FLORIDA CAMPGROUND (CO)
SAN JUAN NF
  CO 

Phone Number:

Information:  (970)884-2512