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PINE POINT CAMPGROUND, CO

Photo: PINE POINT CAMPGROUND
Status: Closed through Thu May 08 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Pine Point Campground is situated next to Vallecito Reservoir in southwestern Colorado. Visitors enjoy the area for its beautiful scenery and wide range of recreational activities, including boating, fishing and hiking.

Natural Features:

The Vallecito lake, which is Spanish for "little valley," sits at an elevation of 7,900 feet. A scenic forest of ponderosa pine covers the campground, which offers many shaded, lakefront sites with easy access to the shore. High peaks of the San Juan Mountains are visible to the northwest of the campground.

Recreation:

Vallecito Reservoir is a very popular fishing lake, with anglers casting for German brown trout, cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, kokanee salmon and northern pike. Boating, water skiing and canoeing are popular activities. A sheltered area for boats and an open play area are just south of the campground.

A variety of hiking and horseback riding trails are found in the area. The North Canyon Trail climbs through ponderosa pine and aspen forests. A short side trail leads to a scenic overlook of the lake. East Creek Trail provides access to a lightly used, scenic drainage where fly-fisherman can be seen casting for brook trout.

Facilities:

The campground offers single-family sites, each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Tables
  • Vault Toilets
  • Waterfront Sites
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Swimming
  • Trailheads
  • Water Skiing
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rentals
  • Grocery Store
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Scenic Drive
Know Before You Go
  • Click here for more information on the San Juan National Forest
  • this facility has first come first serve sites. Even if all reservable sites have been taken, it might be possible to acquire one of these.
  • 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 don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.40028, -107.535
37°24'1"N, 107°32'6"W

From Bayfield, Colorado, turn north on County Road 501 for about 13 miles, to the Vallecito area. Turn right on County Road 501A and travel almost 4 miles to the campground, which is located on the left side of the road.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

PINE POINT CAMPGROUND
FS Road 603
San Juan NF CO

Phone Number:

Information: (970)884-2512