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Vallecito Campground


Vallecito Campground is a very popular site and one of the largest within the San Juan National Forest. It sits on Vallecito Creek, adjacent to the Weminuche Wilderness. Visitors enjoy the area for its trail and fishing opportunities, which are part of a very scenic, natural setting.


Facilities

The campground offers 80 single-family sites, a few of which have electric hookups. Sites are equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Day-use picnic sites are located along the creek at the campground entrance and are available for a fee.

Nearby attractions

Vallecito Lake is located four miles from the campground and offers boating, water skiing, fishing and hiking opportunities, as well as beautiful scenery.

Natural feaures

Vallecito, which is Spanish for "little valley," sits at an elevation of 8,000 feet, high in the beautiful San Juan Mountains. A forest of ponderosa pine, aspen and gambel oak trees covers the campground. Most sites are large and fairly level.

Recreation

Vallecito Creek offers fishing for rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout. Anglers must use artificial flies and lures due to the creek's location within the wilderness area. The Vallecito Creek Trail begins at the campground entrance. This popular trail is open to hiking and horseback riding only and is a main access point to the Weminuche Wilderness. Parking is available at the trailhead. Hitching racks and a horse staging area with a loading ramp for livestock is on-site, but no overnight horse camping is allowed.


Driving directions to Vallecito Campground

From the western side of the reservoir, on County Road 501, pass through the community of Vallecito. Turn north on County Road 500 and drive about 3 miles to the campground.

Location and contact info

Vallecito Creek Trail, CO 81122

For campground inquires, please call:

Vallecito Campground details

  • Campfire allowed
  • Checkin time: 2:00 PM
  • Checkout time: 12:00 PM
  • Location rating: Good
  • Max num of people: 8
  • Max num of vehicles: 2
  • Max vehicle length: 30
  • Pets allowed
  • Site rating: Preferred

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Amenities at Vallecito Campground

  • other

    Quiet area

    Shade

  • RV Hookups

    Electricity hookup

  • supplies

    Picnic table

    Food locker

    Grills/Fire ring


Activities at Vallecito Campground

Camping

Hiking

Boating

Fishing

Horseback riding

Water sports


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