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With spectacular scenery and lake access, Dumont Campground is a paradise for birders, wildflower seekers, fly fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts. The area borders the Continental Divide and sits atop the Park Range in north central Colorado, offering views of several other Rocky Mountain ranges.


Facilities

The facility is comprised of both a small campground and day-use area. Campsites are private and roomy, and most have clear views of the alpine meadow around the lake. Campers also have the convenience of three restrooms and hand pumps for drinking water. Dumont Lake is located at the picnic area, which a short walk away from the campground. The lake is restricted to electric motors or hand-propelled boats only.

Nearby attractions

The closest town is Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Many more outdoor opportunities exist in the surrounding national forests and grasslands, including hiking, biking, camping, horseback riding, off-road vehicle riding, fishing, hunting, sightseeing and winter sports.

Natural feaures

The 50-acre Dumont Lake is surrounded by a spruce-fir forest and alpine meadow that boasts colorful wildflowers in warmer months. It sits near the base of Rabbit Ears Peak in the Routt National Forest. The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland encompass nearly three million acres from central and northeastern Wyoming to north-central Colorado. Black bear, bobcat, coyote, elk, mule deer and moose are just some of the many animals that inhabit these rich and diverse lands. Dumont Lake is particularly known for its birding opportunities.

Recreation

The area offers spin and fly fishing for trout in the lake and stream, as well as access to hiking, backpacking and mountain biking on the many nearby dirt roads and trails. Campers can reach the two-mile Rabbit Ears Trail from the facility, and the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail nearby. Rock climbers can also find routes in the area.

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Driving directions to Dumont Campground

From Steamboat Springs, Colorado, travel 22 miles southeast on U.S. Highway 40/Rabbit Ears Pass. Turn left on Forest Road 315 at the Dumont Campground sign. The campground is located about a mile from the highway.

Location and contact info

FS-315. 1A, CO 80430

For campground inquires, please call:970-870-2299

Dumont Campground details

  • Campfire allowed
  • Checkin time: 2:00 PM
  • Checkout time: 11:00 AM
  • Max num of people: 10
  • Max num of vehicles: 2
  • Max vehicle length: 0
  • Pets allowed
Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

Amenities at Dumont Campground

  • other

    Shade

  • supplies

    Fire pit

    Picnic table


Activities at Dumont Campground

Camping

Hiking

Wildlife viewing

Hunting

Boating

Fishing

Climbing

Biking

Horseback riding


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Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

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A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.