• Camarasus skull in the cliff face, rafters on the Green River, McKee Springs petroglyphs

    Dinosaur

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Gates of Lodore Campground

Gates of Lodore Campground

Campers enjoy a morning at the Gates of Lodore Campground

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• 17 sites
• $8.00 per night, per site when water is available (late May to early October) Water is not available. No fees charged.
• Open all year, water not available in Fall, Winter, and Spring.
• No Reservations

Gates of Lodore Campground is located 106 miles north of the Canyon Visitor Center. It is located on the Green River at the boat ramp at the head of Lodore Canyon.

There are 17 sites, some with shade. The sites have tables and firepits. During the summer, there is running water and vault toilets, but no showers. The campground handles tents and RVs (but there are no hook-ups). Gates of Lodore Campground is open year-round, but winter access can be difficult due to snow.

Did You Know?

Raft going through rapids.

Whitewater rafting is a popular way to experience the remote canyon areas at Dinosaur National Monument. You can take a licensed commercial rafting trip or you can tackle the river on your own, provided you have a permit, the correct equipment and the necessary experience.