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HOUSE CREEK, CO

part ofSan Juan National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: HOUSE CREEK (CO)
Status: Closed through Thu May 07 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

House Creek Campground is located on the shores of McPhee Reservoir near the town of Dolores in southwestern Colorado. Visitors enjoy the area for its boating, water skiing and fishing opportunities.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated in a gently sloping meadow near the reservoir's high-water line. The is no shade and the area is hot during summer.

Recreation:

McPhee Reservoir, the largest within the San Juan National Forest and second largest in Colorado, has 50 miles of shoreline. Boating, water skiing, swimming and fishing are popular activities. A boat ramp is located within the campground.

Facilities:

The campground offers group and single-family sites, some of which have electric hookups. Several sites have shelters for shade. Picnic tables, campfire rings and grills are provided, as are vault toilets and drinking water.

Nearby Attractions:

Southwestern Colorado, part of the Four Corners region, contains more than 4,000 archaeological sites and more than 600 cliff dwellings. Many sites offer glimpses of the ancient Anasazi culture, for which this area is known.

Anasazi Heritage Center is 30 minutes northwest of Dolores. Mesa Verde National Park is an hour and a half drive south of the campground. Canyon of the Ancients is an hour and a half hours southwest. Hovenweep National Monument is an hour and 45 minutes west.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Swimming
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • This campground has first-come, first-served sites available
  • Use of the dump station requires a $10 fee
  • 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 dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.52028, -108.53056
37°31'13"N, 108°31'50"W

From Colorado Highway 145, turn at 11th Street, continue on Country Road 31, which becomes Forest Road 526 at the Forest Boundary. Continue 6 miles and turn left at Forest Road 528. The road dead-ends at the complex.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

HOUSE CREEK
SAN JUAN NATIONAL FOREST
  CO 
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