PURGATOIRE CAMPGROUND, CO

Purgatoire Campground is nestled near the headwaters of the Purgatoire River in the beautiful Culebra Range of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The primitive campground is laid out on two loops. One is a large grassy meadow with sites that accommodate equestrian campers and one that...
Status: Open through Sun Oct 12 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • The four mile access road to the campground is very rough and is not suitable for low-clearance trailers.
  • Be bear aware: Lock food and cooking utensils in vehicles, keep a clean campsite.
  • Hay and feed pellets must be certified weed-free for use on National Forest.
  • Two vehicles limit per campsite. Third vehicle $6 extra. Limit of one self-contained RV per site.
  • Fireworks prohibited. No discharging of firearms within the campground.
  • No electric or water hook-ups available.
  • This facility also has first-come, first-served campsites.
  • For more information on the Pike and San Isabel National Forests, click here
  • 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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PURGATOIRE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 25 Back-In
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PURGATOIRE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 30 Back-In
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PURGATOIRE EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC 8 45 Back-In
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PURGATOIRE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 25 Back-In
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PURGATOIRE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 35 Back-In
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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

Purgatoire Campground is nestled near the headwaters of the Purgatoire River in the beautiful Culebra Range of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The primitive campground is laid out on two loops. One is a large grassy meadow with sites that accommodate equestrian campers and one that is wooded with aspen and spruce. The access road is very rough and is not suitable for low-clearance trailers.

Constructed by the Youth Conservation Corp in 1976, Purgatoire was originally named Potato Patch Campground. The river provides nice fishing and a trailhead attracts hikers and horseback riders.

Natural Features:

The campground is in an aspen and conifer forest near the North Fork River at an elevation of 9,800 feet. The river, also known as the Purgatoire River, flows 196 miles to the confluence of the Arkansas River.

Pike-San Isabel National Forest includes over a million acres of wilderness and over half of Colorado's mountain peaks that reach above 14,000 feet.

Recreation:

The North Fork Trail # 1309 is located on the north end of the campground and offers non-motorized access to hikers, cyclists, and horseback riders. The 5-mile trail delights with mountain vistas and shade from forested terrain. The river, which is creek-sized at these upper reaches, provides opportunities for anglers to cast for trout.

Facilities:

Campsites come with campfire rings, picnic tables and vault toilets. Equestrian sites can fit large horse trailers. Drinking water is from a hand pump and parking aprons are grass and gravel. Trash service is provided.

Nearby Attractions:

The nearby towns of Stonewall and Cuchara offer shopping and restaurants.

Booking Window
Sun Aug 03 2014 - Fri Jan 30 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 Mon Sep 08 2014 Sun Oct 12 2014
Walk In Fri May 01 2015 Thu May 21 2015
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Sun Sep 06 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian Sites
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Picnic Area
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
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
May 23 2014 -
Sep 07 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $16.00
RV NONELECTRIC $16.00
EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC $16.00
Walk In Season
Sep 08 2014 -
Oct 12 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC N/A
RV NONELECTRIC $16.00
EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC N/A
Walk In Season
May 01 2015 -
May 21 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC N/A
RV NONELECTRIC $16.00
EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC N/A
Peak Season
May 22 2015 -
Sep 06 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $16.00
RV NONELECTRIC $16.00
EQUESTRIAN NONELECTRIC $16.00

*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):
37.2525, -105.10917
37°15'9"N, 105°6'33"W

From La Veta, Colorado, take State Route 12 south for 25.3 miles to Purgatoire campground sign. Turn right onto gravel Route 34. Go 0.2 miles to "T" intersection. Turn right and drive 4 miles on rough gravel road to campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

PURGATOIRE CAMPGROUND
3170 E. MAIN
CANON CITY  CO  81212

Phone Number:

Information:  (719)269-8500