Deerlodge Park Campground

Deerlodge Park Campground

Deerlodge Park Campground consists of seven walk-in campsites situated amongst large cottonwood trees.


Campsite #7 at Deerlodge Park Campground

Campsite #7 at the Deerlodge Park Campground has both shade from large cottonwood trees and views of the Yampa River.

NPS Photo

Deerlodge Park Campground is located 53 miles east of the Canyon Visitor Center. It is located on the Yampa River at the boat ramp at the head of Yampa Canyon.

It has seven shady sites suitable for tents. The sites have tables and firepits. There is running water and vault toilets, but no showers. The water is turned off from mid-July to mid-May, and there is no camping fee when the water is turned off.

Deerlodge Campground is open year-round, but winter access can be very difficult due to snow. When the Yampa River exceeds 18,000 cfs, the campground will flood. This is typically during the late spring runoff.

Current Yampa River Level
Predicted Yampa River Level


July 31, 2015 - With end of the Yampa Boating Season, water is now off and no fees are charged for camping at Deerlodge Park. Campground can still be used as a primitive camping experience.


7 walk-in sites that accommodate tents.
Maximum group size of 25 people per site.
No water, sewer or electric hookups. Vault toilets available, no showers.
$8.00 per site, per night for regular and walk-in sites. $4.00 per night with Interagency Senior or Access Pass
Cash or check in U.S. funds (payable to National Park Service) only at self-pay station. Credit and Debit cards are not accepted.
Open all year. Road not maintained in winter and may be impassable.
Water available mid-May to mid-July. Water is only available during main boating season for the Yampa River
No Reservations. All sites are first come, first-served.
Facilities and Services
Water and vault toilets available. No showers
Picnic tables
Campfire ring with grill. See information kiosk for any fire restrictions.
No trash pick up. Pack out all garbage
Hiking trail nearby
View of the Yampa River from The Steps trail

The Steps Trail located at the end of the Deerlodge Park Road provides views over the Yampa River.


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