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South Fork Campground

Folks planning a motorhome camping trip to the Colorado Mountains will find a wonderful place to park overnight at the South Fork Campground. This family-friendly campground is located in the southern part of Colorado in the town of South Fork, where the Rio Grande River flows from alpine mountains above Creede, CO, and winds down through South Fork into the San Luis Valley at Del Norte, CO.Whether you are planning to pitch a tent or spend some cozy nights in a rental RV, the South Fork Campground accommodates both options. Set up base camp in an RV at the facility’s large sites, which are situated close to the Rio Grande River and are tucked away from the buzz of the highway and the outside world.The South Fork Campground offers riverfront campsites, as well as sites with full hookups that come equipped with 30-amp service and 50-amp electric services. A number of the sites are pull-thru, and all of them can accommodate slide-outs on both sides. Visitors have the option of pitching a tent at many of the roomy RV sites or sleeping under the stars at one of the tent sites, which are flat and spacious. There are also primitive sleeping cabins available to rent at South Fork Campground.This facility offers plenty of amenities to make camping with an RV here a comfy and convenient experience. Guests have access to a modern bathhouse and laundry facilities. Between the free high-speed internet with WiFi, and satellite TVs in the lobby and recreation pavilion, there’s plenty to keep South Fork Campground campers entertained and connected to the outside world on an RV vacation.



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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.

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Delivery or Pickup

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

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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.

The Great Outdoors

The natural surroundings are another bonus, as South Fork Campground’s tall cottonwood trees provide plenty of privacy, shade, and a lush, green camping environment. There’s even a playground for the kiddos. South Fork Campground is pet-friendly as well, so make sure to bring Fido along in your campervan rental.The Rio Grande River is a popular spot for anglers hoping to catch a trophy rainbow or brown trout. Definitely pack fishing equipment in your travel trailer, especially if you’re planning to book an RV in Rio Grande County during the summertime. South Fork is celebrated for currently having the longest stretch of Gold Medal Waters in the entire state of Colorado, and the South Fork Campground happens to be situated right on the river banks. Another great way to discover the aquatic habitats is by rafting, kayaking, or canoeing around the pristine waters.The campground is very accessible to the expansive Rio Grande National Forest area. Landlubbers can take their pick from hiking, biking, or horseback riding around miles and miles of Southern Colorado's beautiful mountain trails, which are covered in evergreen and aspen trees. ATV and 4-Wheeling enthusiasts will have fun trekking this wild terrain as well. Traveling here during the winter is a great time to explore the back-country on snowshoes, nordic skis, snowmobiles, or fat bikes.With a campsite at South Fork Campground, you’ll find many opportunities for unwinding and socializing right on the premises. After a day of epic outdoor adventures, share stories and photos with fellow travelers at the campground’s pot-luck suppers, 4th of July BBQ, and the BBQ and events pavilion.

Exploring the Area

No need to travel far from South Fork Campground to come across diverse services and supplies. Should you be in need of any last-minute camping items during your stay here, pop over to browse the South Fork Campground Country Store. There’s also a propane cylinder filling and in-park RV propane service available at the facility. Sporting and recreation suppliers are located just a short distance away from the campground as well.South Fork Campground is typically open from the beginning of May through the beginning of October, which is a lovely time of year to road trip around the surrounding area in a rental RV. Make sure to cruise around soaking up Southern Colorado’s amazing scenery on routes such as the Silver Thread Scenic Byway. Have a camera and binoculars ready to capture the breathtaking landscape and to do some wildlife-viewing. Natural beauty abounds in every season here.There are many historical and cultural attractions as well as sightseeing and other recreation to be found around South Fork. Taking a train ride around the countryside or playing a round of golf at nearby courses are just a few of the many relaxing activities you can enjoy on a day trip from your Rio Grande riverfront RV site. When hunger strikes or you’re in the mood for some shopping excursions, discover a unique selection of restaurants close by your campsite, as well as eclectic shops and art galleries.


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

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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.