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Encampment River Campground

If your choice for adventure includes fishing, floating, or camping in a high desert riparian area along the Encampment River, then this campground might be just the place for your next outing.At an elevation of 7200 feet, the campground has 8 campsites, a vault toilet, and the trailhead to the Encampment River Trail which runs all the way into Colorado. Each campsite has a table, fire ring and room for a tent. No pull-throughs or hookups. Camping fees are $7 per campsite per night. Bring potable water and firewood. Camping season of use is typically June through mid-November. The trail is open to hikers year round. No motor vehicles are allowed on the trail.

From I-80, go south on SH130 39 miles to Encampment. Follow the highway through town, where it becomes SH70. Follow it about another 1/4 mile and turn south on CR353 (gravel). Go about 1 mile south and take the left fork onto BLM Road 3407 another 3/4 mile to the campground. Do not attempt to drive this road when it's muddy because it's steepness and depth of mud may make it temporarily impossible to get out again.

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