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JUNCTION CREEK CAMPGROUND, CO

part ofSan Juan National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: JUNCTION CREEK CAMPGROUND Road
Status: Closed through Thu Apr 30 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Junction Creek Campground is located close to Durango, Colo., near the beginning of the Colorado Trail. Visitors enjoy the area for its excellent hiking and biking opportunities in a scenic natural setting.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on a south-facing hillside, a quarter-mile above Junction Creek. A forest of ponderosa pine and gambel oak covers the campground, which sits at an elevation of 7,300 feet.

Recreation:

The Colorado Trail, also known as the Junction Creek Trail, begins nearby and stretches almost 500 miles to Denver as it rises through subalpine forests and alpine meadows above the timberline. Mountain biking is very popular on the Colorado Trail and the Logchute Trail System, which is nearby.

Junction Creek offers fishing for rainbow and brook trout. Skilled anglers may have luck near the campground, but chances improve upstream.

Facilities:

The campground offers single- and double-family campsites, many with electric hookups. A group campsite is available that can accommodate up to 50 people. An accessible large-group, day-use picnic shelter, with electricity, can accommodate up to 65 people.

Group sites are equipped with picnic tables, serving tables, campfire rings and grills and have access to a volleyball court and horseshoe pits. Single and double sites have tables and campfire rings. Accessible vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Haviland Lake is a 35-minute drive from the campground. The 80-acre, no-wake lake offers boating, canoeing and fishing opportunities. Accessible fishing docks are located on the lakeshore.

The small town of Durango is just minutes away, offering whitewater rafting, a river trail, shops and restaurants. It is also home to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Area
  • RV sites
  • Trash Collection
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • River Access
Within 10 Miles
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • General Store
  • Medical Facilities
  • Playground
  • Rafting
  • Scenic Overlooks
Know Before You Go
  • This is bear country; please practice safe food storage techniques
  • 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):
37.33611, -107.915
37°20'10"N, 107°54'54"W

From Main Street in Durango, travel west on 25th Street (across from the fairgrounds entrance) for just over three miles, to the forest boundary. Continue just over a mile to the campground entrance. The day-use area loops to the left.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

JUNCTION CREEK CAMPGROUND
1499 FDR 171
DURANGO  CO  81301

Phone Number:

Information:  (970)884-2512
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