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North Bank Campground

Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, Colorado

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Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Very close to the Taylor River. Popular Doctor Park Trail starts in the campground.
Cons: 
Dusty and primitive.
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Region:
Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, CO
Access: 
Vehicle
Managed by: 
Forest Service
Price per night (basic site): 
14.00 $ (11.75 €)
Congestion: 
Occasionally full
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Maximum trailer length: 
34.00 ft (10.36 m)
Year round: 
No
Open from: 
May 25 to September 04
Parking Pass: 
None
Preferable Season(s):
Summer
Reservations possible: 
No
Total number of sites: 
17
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Among the several campgrounds along the Taylor River near Gunnison, Colorado, the North Bank Campground is probably the least attractive, but it does have its good points. It  does offer great river access for fishing, and it is fun to hear the rafters and kayakers whooping as they barrel down the river. The river is between the campground and the road, so road noise is negligible. Like all of the Taylor Canyon campgrounds, it makes a great base camp for rock climbing, hiking, fishing, paddling and mountain biking. In fact, the very popular Doctor Park Trail (hiking bikes and horses) starts right in the campground.

The campground has one small loop and a main road along the river. The typical vault toilets and hand pumps for water are here, and the sites are reasonably spaced, with many having a bit of a view of the water.

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