LAKE IRWIN, CO

Lake Irwin Campground is situated on the western banks of its picturesque namesake lake, approximately 9 miles from Crested Butte, Colorado. Visitors enjoy the area for its abundant trail opportunities, fishing and beautiful scenery.The campground is set high in the Colorado Rockies...
Status: Open through Tue Sep 30 2014   Season Dates

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  • Fee applies only to the first camping unit (motor home, RV, trailer); additional camping units will be charged full price at the campground
  • Opening date is weather permitting; please call 928-537-8888 for conditions
  • Click here for more information on the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests
  • 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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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Lake Irwin Campground is situated on the western banks of its picturesque namesake lake, approximately 9 miles from Crested Butte, Colorado. Visitors enjoy the area for its abundant trail opportunities, fishing and beautiful scenery.

Natural Features:

The campground is set high in the Colorado Rockies at an elevation of 10,200 feet. Summer days are cool and afternoon showers are common. Nights can be chilly.

Lake Irwin borders the campground on the east, and the Ruby Mountain Range lies to the west. Vivid wildflowers fill the landscape during July and August. Most campsites are shaded by mature Englemann spruce and subalpine fir trees.

The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests are located on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains. Together, the three forests cover 2.9 million acres in the central and southern Rocky Mountains, south of the Colorado River and west of the Continental Divide.

Recreation:

Mountain biking and hiking are popular activities in this challenging, rugged terrain. Canoeing and fishing are favorite pastimes as well. The lake is usually so full of fish, one can see them rise to the calm surface.

Facilities:

The campground offers several single-family campsites, some of which are accessible. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Flush toilets and drinking water are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

The charming town of Crested Butte is a short drive from the campground. The former coal mining town offers a variety of outdoor activities, dining and shopping options and annual festivals, like the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival.

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 Mon Jul 14 2014 Sun Sep 14 2014
Walk In Mon Sep 15 2014 Tue Sep 30 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Lake Access
Within 10 Miles
  • Fuel Available
  • Grocery Store
  • Restaurant
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
Jul 14 2014 -
Sep 14 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $16.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $16.00
RV NONELECTRIC $16.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
Walk In Season
Sep 15 2014 -
Sep 30 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $16.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $16.00
RV NONELECTRIC $16.00
MANAGEMENT N/A

*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):
38.88111, -107.10694
38°52'52"N, 107°6'25"W

From Gunnison, take Colorado Highway 135 north 28 miles to Crested Butte. Turn left on Gunnison County Road 12. Proceed 7 miles. Turn right on Forest Road 826 and follow signs to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

LAKE IRWIN
GUNNISON, GRAND MESA, AND UNCO
  CO 

Phone Number:

Information:  (970)349-6348