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Status: Open through Wed Sep 30 2015   Season Dates


Located in the Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Lottis Creek Campground is at an elevation of 8,600 feet above sea level. On the shores of Lottis Creek, this newly remodeled campground is a perfect getaway for anyone that loves the outdoors. Nestled in lodgepole pines down the Taylor River Canyon, Lottis Creek Campground is great for anglers, hikers, bikers, and four-wheeler enthusiasts.

Natural Features:

Many of the electric hookup campsites benefit from the shade provided by the lodgepole pines in the campground.


Two miles to the south, visitors will find access to the Fossil Ridge Wilderness Area. Hikers and equestrians can enjoy the trails of this pristine natural area. No mechanized or motorized vehicles are permitted in any Wilderness area. To the east of Lottis Creek Campground, four-wheel drivers will find many roads to explore. Cumberland Pass Road provides access to most of these trails.


There are 37 single family campsites. There is one group site accommodating 50 people and 10 vehicles with a group pavilion. This facility was completely renovated in 2012 with electric hookups at most sites. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring.

Nearby Attractions:

Taylor Park Reservoir is just a few miles from the campground, offering boating, fishing and swimming opportunities. A boat ramp and boat rentals are available there as well. Many trails for hikers are close by. Fishing is abundant in many areas and you will find numerous four-wheel drive trails.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Campsites
  • Accessible Drinking Water
  • Accessible Grills
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Picnic Areas
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Accessible Walkways
  • Biking
  • Boat Trailer Parking
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Emergency Phone
  • Firewood
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Group Cooking Facilities
  • Group Site (Reservable)
  • Host
  • Lantern Posts
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • RV Parking
  • Tent Pads
  • Tent sites
  • Trailhead Parking
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
  • Water Access
  • Water Spigot
Within 10 Miles
  • ATM
  • Accessible Scenic Overlook
  • Backpacking
  • Bait Shop
  • Boat Ramp
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Camping Supplies
  • Canoe Rentals
  • Canoeing
  • Cell Phone Service
  • Climbing
  • Day Use Area
  • Dump Station
  • Emergency Services
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Guide
  • Fishing Licenses
  • Grocery Store
  • Hiking
  • Horse Rentals
  • Kayak Rentals
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Lodging
  • Motorcycle Trails
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation
  • Outfitter Guide Services
  • Rafting
  • Ranger Station
  • Restaurant
  • Scenic Drive
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Whitewater Rafting
Know Before You Go
  • Reservation fee applies to first camping unit only; additional units will be charged the full price for RVs and half price for tents only. Fee will be collected at the facility. Please see your host.
  • Opening and closing dates are weather permitting; please call (928) 537-8888 for more information.

  • Firewood is available for a fee.

  • Quiet Hours are 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; no generator use during these times.

  • If using an Interagency Senior Pass or an Interagency Access pass, holder of this pass must be present with card and a picture ID for the park to honor the discount.

  • The Interagency Annual Pass is not accepted.
  • 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):
38.77558, -106.62753
38°46'32"N, 106°37'39"W

From Gunnison, Colo., travel north on Highway 135 for 10 miles to Almont. At intersection of State Rt. 135 and County Rt. 742, take Rt. 742 for 16.7 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Cty Rd. 742, Taylor River Canyon
Gunnison  CO  81231

Phone Number:

Project Office: (928)537-8888
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