This large campsite is situated along Colorado Highway 17 just 13 miles from Antonito in the San Luis Valley. Its location makes it a convenient overnight stop on road trips or a good base camp for exploring this beautiful area. Its 40 sites are spread out among aspen, pine and cottonwood trees. The lower loop is next to the swift Conejos River, a great trout fishery, and the upper loop is closer to the road. Camping fees are $20 per night, and there are toilets, trash collection and drinking water.
- The Conejos River is known for great trout fishing as it spills out of the San Juan Mountains into the San Luis Valley. This campground is a great location for anglers.
- There are no hiking trails at the campground but a few miles south on Colorado Highway 17 is the turnoff to the Elk Park and Duck Lake trails.
- Looking for a less strenuous way to enjoy these mountains? Take a ride on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad, which takes a 64-mile journey between nearby Antonito and Chama, New Mexico.
Recommended season(s): Memorial Day – Labor Day.
—R. Scott Rappold