VALLECITO CAMPGROUND, CO

Vallecito Campground is a very popular site and one of the largest within the San Juan National Forest. It sits on Vallecito Creek, adjacent to the Weminuche Wilderness. Visitors enjoy the area for its trail and fishing opportunities, which are part of a very scenic, natural setting.Vallecito...
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  • This is bear country; please practice safe food storage techniques
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Overview

Overview

Vallecito Campground is a very popular site and one of the largest within the San Juan National Forest. It sits on Vallecito Creek, adjacent to the Weminuche Wilderness. Visitors enjoy the area for its trail and fishing opportunities, which are part of a very scenic, natural setting.

Natural Features:

Vallecito, which is Spanish for "little valley," sits at an elevation of 8,000 feet, high in the beautiful San Juan Mountains. A forest of ponderosa pine, aspen and gambel oak trees covers the campground. Most sites are large and fairly level.

Recreation:

Vallecito Creek offers fishing for rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout. Anglers must use artificial flies and lures due to the creek's location within the wilderness area.

The Vallecito Creek Trail begins at the campground entrance. This popular trail is open to hiking and horseback riding only and is a main access point to the Weminuche Wilderness.

Parking is available at the trailhead. Hitching racks and a horse staging area with a loading ramp for livestock is on-site, but no overnight horse camping is allowed.

Facilities:

The campground offers 80 single-family sites, a few of which have electric hookups. Sites are equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Day-use picnic sites are located along the creek at the campground entrance and are available for a fee.

Nearby Attractions:

Vallecito Lake is located four miles from the campground and offers boating, water skiing, fishing and hiking opportunities, as well as beautiful scenery.

Booking Window
Sat Aug 02 2014 - Thu Jan 29 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 Fri May 08 2015 Thu May 21 2015
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Sun Sep 06 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Horse Staging Area
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Tables
  • Trailhead Parking
  • Trailheads
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Scenic Drive
  • Water Skiing
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 $17.00-$20.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $17.00
Walk In Season
May 08 2015 -
May 21 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $17.00-$20.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $17.00
Peak Season
May 22 2015 -
Sep 06 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $17.00-$20.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $17.00

*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):
37.4775, -107.54667
37°28'39"N, 107°32'48"W

From the western side of the reservoir, on County Road 501, pass through the community of Vallecito. Turn north on County Road 500 and drive about 3 miles to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

VALLECITO CAMPGROUND
SAN JUAN NF
  CO 

Phone Number:

Information:  (970) 247-4874