McPhee Campground


Campground Type
Forest Service / BLM


Campground Details

Open: Seasonal
Number of Sites: 71
Number of Sites with Electric: 24

About: The McPhee Recreation Complex is on the south shore of McPhee Reservoir. From Dolores, take Colorado Highway 145 south, turn west on Highway 184, and go about 7 miles. Look for the McPhee Recreation Area sign on the north side of the highway and turn onto County Road 25, then take the first right, which will lead into the recreation area.

The campground is on a mesa above the reservoir, with road access to the boat launch area. The 71 campsites on 2 loops have paved access and parking, picnic sites, barrier-free flush toilets, a sanitary dumping station, and 24 sites with electric hookups. Two sites offer tables and toilets accommodating wheelchairs. A dozen campsites are walk-ins with tent pads near scenic overlooks. There are 50 reservable sites, 12 with electricity, and 21 non-reservable sites.

The adjacent McPhee Group Area also has 4 group campsites available for reservation (with limited electrical hookups). There are volleyball posts, a ball field, and horseshoe pits (you supply the equipment).

Two non-developed fishing-access sites are further east on Highway 184 at the Big Bend and Dolores Access sites. There are also two day-use fishing areas on the north shore with composting toilets: Sage Hen northwest of the McPhee Recreation Area, and Dry Canyon, which is accessed from the Glade area on FS Road 510.

Fees: na

Usage: Heavy

Water: na

Restrooms: Flush Toilet

Directions: Directions from Dolores, Colorado: Travel south on Highway 145 and west on Highway 184 for about 7 miles to County Road 25. Turn north off this road and into the McPhee Recreation area complex on Forest Road 271.

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