MCPHEE RECREATION COMPLEX, CO

McPhee Recreation Complex is located on the south shore of McPhee Reservoir near the town of Dolores in southwestern Colorado. Visitors enjoy the area for its boating, water skiing and fishing opportunities.The campground is situated on a mesa 500 feet above the reservoir, at an elevation...
Status: Closed through Thu Apr 30 2015   Season Dates

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  • This facility has first-come, first-served sites
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GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 50 Back-In
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GROUP GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 25 25 Back-In
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JUNIPER TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC 8 20 Back-In
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JUNIPER STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 30 Back-In
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JUNIPER STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 40 Back-In
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JUNIPER STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 25 Back-In
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JUNIPER STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 24 Back-In
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JUNIPER STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 35 Back-In
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JUNIPER STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 40 Back-In
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JUNIPER STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 40 Back-In
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Nonspecific+ MANAGEMENT 8 20 Pull-Through
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PINON STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 30 Pull-Through
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PINON STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 40 Pull-Through
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+When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
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Overview

Overview

McPhee Recreation Complex is located on the south shore of McPhee Reservoir near the town of Dolores in southwestern Colorado. Visitors enjoy the area for its boating, water skiing and fishing opportunities.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on a mesa 500 feet above the reservoir, at an elevation of 7,400 feet. Pinyon and juniper trees offer shade throughout the campground.

Recreation:

McPhee Reservoir, the largest within the San Juan National Forest and second-largest in Colorado, has 50 miles of shoreline. Boating, water skiing and fishing are popular activities. A boat ramp and fish cleaning station are located within the complex.

The half-mile Can Do Trail climbs to a scenic overlook with panoramic views of the reservoir and the beautiful peaks surrounding Mesa Verde to the south.

Facilities:

This large campground offers group sites, RV and tent sites, some of which have electric hookups. Several sites have shelters for shade. Picnic tables and campfire rings are provided, as are flush toilets.

Nearby Attractions:

Southwestern Colorado, part of the Four Corners region, contains more than 4,000 archaeological sites and more than 600 cliff dwellings. Many sites offer glimpses of the ancient Anasazi culture for which the area is known.

Anasazi Heritage Center is 10 minutes away in Dolores. Mesa Verde National Park is one hour south of the campground. The Canyon of the Ancients is an hour southwest and Hovenweep National Monument is an hour west.

Booking Window

GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Mon Oct 06 2014 - Fri Oct 02 2015

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

MANAGEMENT

Mon Oct 06 2014 - Thu Apr 02 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

RV NONELECTRIC

Mon Oct 06 2014 - Thu Apr 02 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Mon Oct 06 2014 - Thu Apr 02 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Mon Oct 06 2014 - Thu Apr 02 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC

Mon Oct 06 2014 - Thu Apr 02 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
Walk In Fri May 01 2015 Thu May 07 2015
Peak Fri May 08 2015 Sun Sep 06 2015
Walk In Mon Sep 07 2015 Sun Sep 27 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Paved Parking Spurs
  • Paved Roads
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Water
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
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

Special Policy Applicable to this Facility
There is a $5 per night additional fee for sites with electric hookups. Such sites are $20 to 25 each night, and $12.50 to 17.50 each night with a pass.

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Walk In Season
May 01 2015 -
May 07 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $17.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $17.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $17.00
RV NONELECTRIC $17.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $55.00
Peak Season
May 08 2015 -
Sep 06 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $17.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $17.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $17.00
RV NONELECTRIC $17.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $55.00
Walk In Season
Sep 07 2015 -
Sep 27 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $17.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $17.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $17.00
RV NONELECTRIC $17.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $55.00

*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):
37.5, -108.55
37°30'0"N, 108°33'0"W

From Dolores, take Highway 145 for 2 miles, turn right onto Highway 184. Travel 4 miles on Highway 184, turn right at the McPhee Recreation Complex entrance. Proceed on Road 271 to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

MCPHEE RECREATION COMPLEX
SAN JUAN NF
  CO