Attention: River Hill Campground will be closed for the 2014 season due to possible flash flooding.

RIVER HILL, CO

River Hill is a popular campground on the banks of the Rio Grande River. Situated in a meadow surrounded by willows, campers come here to fish for trout, hunt and take in the beautiful views of the forested hills and rock bluffs. River kayaking and fishing are also popular activities...
Status: Open through Mon Sep 01 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • This facility has first-come, first-served sites
  • Limit one vehicle per site; a fee will be charged for additional vehicles
  • The 14 day stay limit is strictly enforced. Camping for a period longer than 14 days during any 30-consecutive day period is prohibited. If you have booked back-to-back reservations, you will be asked to cancel all days after the first 14.
  • Click here for more information on Rio Grande National Forest
  • 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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RIVER HILL STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 50 Back-In
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RIVER HILL STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 75 Pull-Through
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RIVER HILL STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 45 Back-In
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RIVER HILL STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 80 Back-In
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RIVER HILL STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 25 Pull-Through
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RIVER HILL STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 45 Back-In
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RIVER HILL STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 48 Back-In
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RIVER HILL STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 58 Back-In
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RIVER HILL STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 60 Back-In
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RIVER HILL STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 125 Pull-Through
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RIVER HILL STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 75 Pull-Through
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RIVER HILL STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 125 Pull-Through
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RIVER HILL STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 55 Pull-Through
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RIVER HILL STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 75 Back-In
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RIVER HILL STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 54 Back-In
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RIVER HILL STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 45 Back-In
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RIVER HILL STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 60 Back-In
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Overview

Overview

River Hill is a popular campground on the banks of the Rio Grande River. Situated in a meadow surrounded by willows, campers come here to fish for trout, hunt and take in the beautiful views of the forested hills and rock bluffs. River kayaking and fishing are also popular activities, and the Rio Grande Reservoir is just a couple miles away.

Natural Features:

The campground lies in a meadow under the shade of many trees at an elevation of 9,200 feet. The Rio Grande National Forest spans 1.86 million acres in south-central Colorado. The Continental Divide runs for 236 miles along most of the forest's western border, presenting a myriad of ecosystems from alpine desert to dense wilderness.

Across from the campground is the Weminuche Wilderness, the largest wilderness area in Colorado. It's a famously rugged region with three mountain peaks reaching over 14,000 feet.

Recreation:

Go rock climbing or horse packing in the San Juan mountains, or fish in the river, Squaw Creek or nearby Rio Grande Reservoir. Two trailheads, Squaw Creek and Weminuche Creek, lead hikers into the Weminuche Wilderness and link to the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail.

Facilities:

The campground features a campfire educational program on some weekend nights. Drinking water from wells is provided and garbage cans are are provided. Vault toilets are on-site.

Booking Window
Wed Sep 03 2014 - Sat Feb 28 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 Thu May 22 2014 Mon Sep 01 2014
Peak Thu May 21 2015 Mon Aug 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Educational Programs
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Rock Climbing
  • 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 22 2014 -
Sep 01 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $18.00
Peak Season
May 21 2015 -
Aug 31 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $18.00

*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):
38.21222, -107.43028
38°12'44"N, 107°25'49"W

From Alamosa, CO, go west on Highway 160 to South Fork. Take Highway 149 southwest through Creede and continue on Highway 149 for about 20 miles to milepost 41 (Forest Road 520) and Rio Grande Reservoir Road. Travel about 10 miles on this gravel road to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

RIVER HILL
FS 520
CREEDE  CO  81130

Phone Number:

Information:  (719)658-0829