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    Dinosaur

    National Monument CO,UT

Deerlodge Park Campground Temporarily Closed

A rafting trip prepares to launch on Thursday, June 9, 2011 from Deerlodge Park on the Yampa River.
A rafting trip prepares to launch on Thursday, June 9, 2011 from Deerlodge Park on the Yampa River. The river has inundated the campground, parking area and launch site.
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News Release Date: June 10, 2011
Contact: Dan Johnson, (435) 781-7702

The National Park Service Deerlodge Park Campground in Dinosaur National Monument is temporarily closed due to fluctuating high water levels on the Yampa River. Yampa River trips with valid permits will still be allowed to launch from the site. Rangers will conduct river trip check-ins from the campground road, but overnight camping will not be permitted at Deerlodge Park.

Campers are encouraged to camp at the campground in Maybell, Colorado or on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands. Camping will not be allowed at the Cross Mountain parking lot. The National Park Service will permit camping temporarily for groups with river permits on an abandoned parking lot along the Deerlodge Road, downstream from the Cross Mountain parking lot. Porta-potties will be set up for campers' convenience. 

The Deerlodge Park campground will re-open when waters recede.

Group campsites are available by reservation only at the Split Mountain Campground near the takeout on the Green River. Call 435-781-7759 for reservations or more information. Individual campsites are also available at the Green River Campground.

More information on the status of the Green and Yampa Rivers and any facilities affected by high water levels can be found directly at on our river levels web page. You can also call Dinosaur National Monument, at (435) 781-7700, or visit find us on facebook or follow DinosaurNPS on twitter.

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