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CHRIS PARK, CO

part ofSan Juan National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: CHRIS PARK (CO)
Status: Closed through Thu May 08 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Chris Park is located near Haviland Lake in southwestern Colorado, 18 miles north of Durango. Visitors enjoy the area for its hiking, canoeing and fishing opportunities.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated in a mostly flat, open area, shaded by scattered ponderosa pine trees. Haviland Lake is a short drive from the site.

Recreation:

Several trailheads are in the vicinity, including Forebay, Goulding, Elbert Creek and Purgatory Flats. The historic Rico-to-Rockwood Wagon Road passes through Chris Park. Built in the late 1800s, the road was used for six years until the railway opened.

Facilities:

The campground offers three group sites. Sites 1 and 2 can accommodate up to 75 people each. Site 3 can accommodate up to 150 people, and includes a picnic shelter with electricity and grills. A volleyball court is located near this site as well. Picnic tables and campfire rings provided, as are vault toilets and drinking water.

Nearby Attractions:

Beautiful Haviland Lake is less than two miles from the campground. The 80-acre, no-wake lake offers boating, canoeing and fishing. Accessible fishing docks are located on the lakeshore.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Tables
  • Volleyball Courts
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Boat Ramp
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
Within 10 Miles
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Lake Access
  • Trailheads
Know Before You Go
  • Additional fees for additional people will be collected at the campground
  • Click here for more information on the San Juan 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 don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.51639, -107.8
37°30'59"N, 107°48'0"W

From Durango, travel north on Highway 550 for about 18 miles to the campground. Turn at Haviland Lake sign, continue for a half-mile, then turn right at the intersection.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

CHRIS PARK
Chris Park Road, San Juan NF
Durango CO

Phone Number:

Information: (970)884-2512
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