Deerlodge Park Campground

Campsites underneath cottonwood trees
Deerlodge Park Campground consists of seven walk-in campsites situated underneath large cottonwood trees along the Yampa River.

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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.

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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.

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

 

Sites
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.
Fees
$10.00 per site, per night in High Season. 50% discount with Interagency Senior or Access Pass.
Reduced fee in Off Season when water is not available. $6.00 per site, per night. 50% discount 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.
Season
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
Reservations
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
 
Hikers along river looking at rocky ridge
The Steps Trail located at the end of the Deerlodge Park Road provides views of the Yampa River as it enters the Yampa Canyon.

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Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

4545 Hwy 40
Dinosaur, CO 81610

Phone:

(435) 781-7700
Phones are answered during normal business hours if staff are available. Voicemails are responded to as soon as possible.

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