Forest Service / BLM
Number of Sites: 83
About: Traveling along the western side of the reservoir on County Rd. 501, you pass through the community of Vallecito. Turn north on County Rd. 500 and go about 3 miles. The campground is large, very popular, and adjacent to the Weminuche Wilderness. Its 80 campsites in four loops are shaded, and most sites are large and fairly level. Those near the creek fill up quickly. There are 33 reservable sites, 3 with electricity, and 47 non-reservable sites.
Fishing in Vallecito Creek within the Wilderness is restricted to artificial flies and lures. Seven fee picnic sites are along the creek. Parking for the Vallecito Creek Trail, a major access point for the Weminuche Wilderness (no mountain bikes or motorized vehicles allowed), is at the campground entrance. Hitching posts and an unloading dock are available for livestock at the trailhead, but overnight horse camping is not allowed.
Water: Potable Water
Restrooms: Vault Toilets
Directions: Directions from Bayfield, Colorado: Travel 20 miles north on County Road 501, then turn right on County Road 500 for 3 miles.
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