Open: Seasonal Number of Sites: 44 Number of Sites with Electric: 14
About: Junction Creek Campground, 5 miles northwest of Durango, is a good base camp for area activities. From Main Avenue, turn west on 25th Street. Go 3.5 miles to the National Forest boundary, then 1.5 miles on Forest Rd. 171 to the campground on your left. The campground is on a south-facing hillside with Junction Creek 1/4 mile below. Skilled fishermen may have luck near the campground, but chances improve upstream. Four camping loops have 44 campsites (of which 4 are double sites), with 29 of these being reservable (including 14 electrical hook-ups).
The day-use loop has 2 group picnic sites; one can accommodate up to 50 people, the other 75. These can be reserved through the National Reservation System. A pavilion, horseshoe pits, volleyball court, and electrical hookups are provided. There also are 2 family picnic sites available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Water: Potable Water
Restrooms: Vault Toilet
Closest Town: Durango
Directions: Directions from Durango: Travel to North Main and turn on 25th street (across the street from the La Plata County Fairgrounds) which is 4.0 miles from the Forest boundary. Continue 1.5 miles to campground entrance.
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Convenient to Durango
A nice campground just outside of town and on the trailhead for the Colorado Trail. Convenient to Durango, trash, water, clean restrooms, and some sites with electricity.