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Fruita Campground

James M. Robb Colorado River State Park

Uncompahgre Plateau, Colorado

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Fruita Campground

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  • Red Rocks Lake.- Fruita Campground
  • Tent camping at James M. Robb Park.- Fruita Campground
  • Walk-in tent site.- Fruita Campground
  • Typical campground loop road.- Fruita Campground
  • Most sites have picnic shelters.- Fruita Campground
  • For better or worse, the campground is close to civilization.- Fruita Campground
  • The roads are nicely paved and wide.- Fruita Campground
  • Colorado National Monument is just a few miles away.- Fruita Campground
  • Camper service building and playground.- Fruita Campground
  • Red Rocks lake and the monument in the distance.- Fruita Campground
  • Day use picnic area.- Fruita Campground
  • Bookcliff Lake is ok to look at, but it is too contaminated for swimming.- Fruita Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Spacious, clean sites. Separate tent area. Close to Colorado National Monument.
Cons: 
Close to traffic noise. Swimming beach closed.
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Region:
Uncompahgre Plateau, CO
Managed by: 
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
State Park Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Colorado National Monument and the adjoining McInnis Canyons National Recration Area together make a huge wild area just outside the city of Grand Junction, Colorado. There is a wonderfully situated campground in the national monument, but low tunnels (10.5-foot clearance) at either entrance to the monument make it inaccessible to most RVs. An excellent alternative is the the Fruita section of the Colorado State Park, just a few miles from the monument entrance. A 10-minute drive is all it takes to reach the visitor center and some of the most scenic portions of the national monument.

The Fruita Campground, like many of the Colorado state parks, is very well-developed with nicely-paved roads, concrete pads, and both full hookup and electric-only RV sites. There is also a large walk-in tent area with 13 sites and a group camping area, and both are right along one of the small lakes. Fishing, boating (there is a boat ramp), and bird-watching are all popular in this park. The main downside is its location right at the edge of a commercial area of the town of Fruita, so traffic noise and city lights are nearby.

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