TARGET TREE CAMPGROUND, CO

Target Tree Campground is located 7 miles east of Mancos on the north side of Highway 160 at an elevation of 7,643 feet. It is the ideal camping spot for day trips to Mancos, Durango and Mesa Verde National Park. The name, "Target Tree," refers to the Ute Indians'...
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Overview

Overview

Target Tree Campground is located 7 miles east of Mancos on the north side of Highway 160 at an elevation of 7,643 feet. It is the ideal camping spot for day trips to Mancos, Durango and Mesa Verde National Park.

The name, "Target Tree," refers to the Ute Indians' use of the area to harvest sap and bark from Ponderosa pines as food supplements. They also used the trees for target practice, leaving several scarred trees throughout the area.

Natural Features:

The campground sits on a south-facing hillside overlooking Thompson Park. A Ponderosa pine and Gambel oak forest provides shade in many sites. The area is hot during the summer, but cools off significantly at night.

Recreation:

Visitors may enjoy taking a short, accessible interpretive trail to view a historic target tree. The campground is also known for its great birding opportunities, with a sign in the campground that lists species found in the area.

The Narrow Gauge Trail begins within the campground and climbs 3.4 miles to an old railroad grade. The rails were placed just three feet apart to allow trains to navigate through the rugged mountains.

Facilities:

The campground offers single-family sites, many of which meet accessibility standards and are equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring.

A group site can accommodate up to 50 people and 10 vehicles. It also offers two divided corrals for those camping with horses. The site contains two pull-through sites and four parallel sites for RVs.

Vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Southwestern Colorado, part of the Four Corners region, contains over 4,000 archaeological sites and over 600 cliff dwellings. Mesa Verde National Park is 1 hour and 45 minutes south, close enough for a day trip. Other sites within a few hour's drive include the Anasazi Heritage Center in Dolores, Canyon of the Ancients and Hovenweep National Monument.

Booking Window

GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Tue Apr 29 2014 - Sat Apr 25 2015

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

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Tue Apr 29 2014 - Sat Oct 25 2014

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 09 2014 Thu May 22 2014
Peak Fri May 23 2014 Sun Sep 07 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian Sites
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horse Corrals
  • Horseback Riding
  • Host
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Spigot
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
Walk In Season
May 09 2014 -
May 22 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $17.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $50.00
Peak Season
May 23 2014 -
Sep 07 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $17.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $50.00

*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):
37.56833, -108.30222
37°34'6"N, 108°18'8"W

From Mancos, take U.S. Highway 160 east for 8.8 miles. Turn left at campground sign and follow the gravel road for 0.3 miles to the campground.

From Durango, take U.S. Highway 160 west for 20 miles to the campground sign. Turn right and the follow gravel road for 3 miles to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

TARGET TREE CAMPGROUND
SAN JUAN NF
CO

Phone Number:

Project Office:(970)882-7296