The Durango Herald 01/05/2015 | State parks taking camping reservations

State parks taking camping reservations

Yes, it’s early January, but Colorado Parks and Wildlife is recommending that those contemplating a summer camping trip to a state park make reservations now.

“Our most popular camping sites fill up six months in advance, so planning now could get vacationers a prime camping spot,” said Mercedes Schwall, Parks and Wildlife reservations coordinator, in a news release Monday.

Among the state parks in Southwest Colorado are Navajo, south of Ignacio; and Mancos, just north of Mancos at Jackson Gulch Reservoir.

In all there are more than 3,900 campsites and 50 cabins and yurts at state parks in Colorado, at elevations ranging from approximately 3,800 to 9,400. To see all the options, visit For reservations or more information, (303) 470-1184 or visit

Camping fees range from $10-26, not including the reservation fee and park pass. Every vehicle entering the park, including RVs and towed vehicles, must have a parks pass for each day. Annual parks passes are $70, daily parks passes are $8-9.

“Getting outdoors improves my mood and helps manage stress,” said Ken Brink, parks and outdoor recreation assistant director. “Camping at Crawford, James M. Robb, Mancos, Navajo and Yampa or any of the other state parks gives our family a place to socialize and engage in new adventures.”

Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, more than 300 state wildlife areas, Colorado’s wildlife and a variety of outdoor recreation.

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Wow this is early planning but in some location you need to plan this soon, so get clicking that mouse if you want to enjoy this great area


About smokeycamping

Well let's see have lived in NY for my whole life, have always loved the outdoors (as long as it is warm out) have always hated the cold, and like a dummy have stayed in NY. But now with my second try my wife, we have been camping now for well over 25 yrs. We currently own a 2010 Cedar creek silverback 35TS and can not wait to get out on the highways and see this great country we all call home. Hope to see every National park before my medical issue becomes too bad to travel. I love my African gray parrot (she is my baby) and have two dogs at the time brother and sister mutts, but love them all the same. Have always been a big Nascar fan, love computers (have a number of certificates to build and work on them) am trying to learn photography, enjoy light hiking, being with good friends and folks. country music, pop music and just being outdoors. So I hope someday to meet some of the great people who like what I like and post out there in some great campground somewhere in the country, till then I will keep posting and I hope you keep liking.

Posted on January 7, 2015, in The world as i see it as a camper and who loves his country and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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