Blue River Campground is located 10 minutes north of Silverthorne on Highway 9 in White River National Forest. This cozy campground is located between Lake Dillon and Green Mountain Reservoirs along the banks of the Blue River. With breath taking scenery and the sound of the flowing river, this is a favorite spot for many.
Blue River Campground has 24 standard sites suitable for tents and smaller trailers. Vault toilets are provided. Each site has a picnic table, fire ring and bear box.
No drinking water available at this campground
Site access is difficult when road is wet. Site closure may occur due to flooding.
No public river access through the campground.
All food, beverages, trash and scented items must be properly stored when not attended. Bear-proof trash receptacles are provided at the campground.
In accordance with standard industry practices, there will be an additional vehicle fee per day on the second vehicle in each single family campsite, provided these vehicles are not joined to the first vehicle by a hitch and towed onto the site. In the case of motorcycles, the first two are considered as one vehicle for determining additional vehicle fees. The third and fourth motorcycle would also be considered as one vehicle. No additional vehicle fees are collected for bicycles. Two vehicles max per site. 10 people max per single site.
This facility is operated by White River Recreation, a division of CLM Services and your comments are appreciated; comment forms are available from campground hosts or on CLM Services website.
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In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the 2.3 million-acre White River National Forest is a place of serenity and adventure, boasting eight wilderness areas, four defined seasons and ten peaks surpassing 14,000 feet in elevation. The White River National Forest was established in 1891 as the White River Plateau Timber Reserve; the second such reserve to be named in the United States. In 1905, the newly formed Forest Service was given authority of the reserve. Long before this designation, the area was home to the Ute Indians who followed herds of elk and bison on their seasonal migrations. Wildlife in the area abounds. Bighorn sheep navigate rocky ridges and bull elk bugle at dusk. Scenic rivers sustain populations of cutthroat, rainbow and brown trout. Alpine regions provide habitat for pika and ptarmigan.
Encompassing a landscape of rivers, mountains, trails and forest roads, the White River National Forest is one of the top recreation forests in the nation. Anglers will find populations of rainbow and brown trout when casting their lines out into the water. River access through the campground is for paid campers only. Boating, kayaking, paddleboarding and endless miles of hiking trails are within a short drive in either direction from the campground.
For campground inquiries, please call: 970-468-7681
From Silverthorne, on Interstate 70 take exit 205 and go north 8 miles north on Colorado Highway 9. Turn right onto Forest Rd. 1877. From Kremmling, Colorado, turn off Highway 40 onto Colorado Highway 9 South and go 30 miles, turn left onto Forest Rd 1877 at Blue River Campground.