GRAHAM CREEK CAMPGROUND, CO

Graham Creek Campground is situated above Vallecito Lake, in the scenic San Juan National Forest of southwestern Colorado. Visitors enjoy the area for its beautiful scenery and wide range of recreational activities, including boating, fishing and hiking.Vallecito Lake, Spanish for...
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  • Sites can accommodate large RVs, but entrance and exit roads are steep
  • Click here for more information on the San Juan National Forest
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Overview

Overview

Graham Creek Campground is situated above Vallecito Lake, in the scenic San Juan National Forest of southwestern Colorado. Visitors enjoy the area for its beautiful scenery and wide range of recreational activities, including boating, fishing and hiking.

Natural Features:

Vallecito Lake, Spanish for "little valley," sits at an elevation of 7,900 feet. Scattered ponderosa pine trees tower over the open campground, offering limited shade. Hillside sites are about 100 yards from the high-water line and offer nice lake views.

A thick understory provides privacy between sites. Thickets of willow separate the camping area from the lakeshore. Several short trails lead to the lake from the campground. High peaks of the San Juans are visible to the northwest of the campground.

Recreation:

Vallecito Lake is a very popular fishing destination, where anglers cast for German brown trout, cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, kokanee salmon and northern pike.

The lake offers great boating, water skiing and canoeing opportunities. Boat rentals and fishing licenses are available at various locations around the lake.

A variety of hiking and horseback riding trails are found in the area. The North Canyon Trail begins across the road from the campground and leads through ponderosa pine and aspen forests on its way through the canyon. A shorter trail leads to a scenic overlook of the lake.

East Creek Trail begins a quarter-mile up Forest Road 852, just northeast of the campground. The trail provides access to a lightly used, scenic drainage where fly-fisherman cast for brook trout. Both trails are popular with horseback riders, however, horses are not allowed in the campground.

Facilities:

The campground offers single-family campsites, a few of which have lake views. Sites are each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. The south side of the campground is adjacent to private property.

Booking Window
Sat Jul 26 2014 - Thu Jan 22 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 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 08 2015 Thu May 21 2015
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Sun Sep 06 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Tables
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • General Store
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • Swimming
  • Trailheads
  • Water Skiing
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fuel Available
  • River Access
  • Scenic Overlooks
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
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $17.00
Walk In Season
May 08 2015 -
May 21 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $17.00
Peak Season
May 22 2015 -
Sep 06 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $17.00

*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):
37.39028, -107.54
37°23'25"N, 107°32'24"W

From Bayfield, travel 14 miles north on County Road 501. Turn right on Forest Road 603; travel over the dam and continue just over 3 miles to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

GRAHAM CREEK CAMPGROUND
SAN JUAN NF
  CO 

Phone Number:

Information:  (970) 884-2512