• Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

    Black Canyon Of The Gunnison

    National Park Colorado

Camping

Bear in South Rim Campground.

KEEP BEARS WILD & ALIVE
Black bears have been frequenting both the North and South Rim Campgrounds. While this might bring excitement to your camping experience, please remember that a bear that has become habituated to humans and their food will ultimately need to be destroyed. Follow these simple procedures in our campgrounds:

• Use the bear-proof storage lockers provided to secure food and any scented products like beverages (other than water), toothpaste, deodorant, tobacco, sunscreen, bug repellant etc. Do not store these items in your tent or pop-up trailer.
• If lockers are full or not available, secure food and scented items in your locked vehicle with windows rolled up.
• Clean up your campsite and table after eating.
• Lock the dumpsters at South Rim after depositing your trash.

 

NORTH RIM CAMPGROUND

Open from Spring to Fall

13 sites in Pinyon-Juniper forest with vault toilets, tables and grills. Water is available mid-May to mid-September*. No hook-ups. Vehicles greater than 35 feet are not recommended. Maximum 8 persons and 2 vehicles per site. Generator use is allowed during designated hours. Occasionally fills during summer months. All sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis (no reservations) and have a maximum 14 consecutive day stay in a 30 day period.

Fee: $12.00 per night ($6.00 per night with Interagency Senior/Access)

* Our water is brought in by truck, therefore rv water filling is not available.


SOUTH RIM CAMPGROUND

Loop A - open year round.

Loops B & C - open Spring to Fall

88 sites in oak-brush forest with vault toilets, tables and grills. Water is available mid-May to mid-September*. 30 amp electrical hookups are available in Loop B only. Generator use is not allowed in South Rim Campground. All sites have a maximum 14 consecutive day stay in a 30 day period. Vehicles greater than 35 feet are not recommended. Maximum of 8 persons and 2 vehicles per site.

Accessible sites: A21 and B1

South Rim Campground Map » (pdf)

Fees:


Loop A - $12.00 per night plus $3.00 per night if reserved ($6.00 per night for Interagency Senior/Access Pass plus $3.00 per night if reserved)

Loop B (electric hookups) - $18.00 per night plus $3.00 per night if reserved ($12.00 per night for Interagency Senior/Access Pass plus $3.00 per night if reserved)

Loop C - $12.00 per night ($6.00 per night with Interagency Senior/Access)

Reservations may be made for South Rim Loops A and B only, and must be made at least 3 days in advance.

 
 


Please conserve water, it must be trucked in. Firewood is not provided at either campground and may not be gathered.

Did You Know?

Crystal Dam

Before the creation of 3 dams upstream of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, the Gunnison River was as much as 5 times more powerful than it is today.