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Rivers End Campground

Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, Colorado

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  • Rivers End Campground entrance.- Rivers End Campground
  • Typical campsite at Rivers End.- Rivers End Campground
  • Primitive vault toilets are on both loops.- Rivers End Campground
  • The views from this campground can't be beat.- Rivers End Campground
  • Upper loop road is popular for RVs.- Rivers End Campground
  • Typical campsite at Rivers End.- Rivers End Campground
  • Rivers End Campground.- Rivers End Campground
  • Lower loop at Rivers End Campground.- Rivers End Campground
  • The Taylor River as it flows by the campground.- Rivers End Campground
  • Campsite at Rivers End.- Rivers End Campground
  • Rivers End Campground from the shore of Taylor Park Lake.- Rivers End Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Good location for many recreation options. Lakeview campsites. Great mountain views.
Cons: 
Popular with ATV users. No privacy. No shade.
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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: 
40.00 ft (12.19 m)
Year round: 
No
Open from: 
May 25 to October 31
Parking Pass: 
None
Preferable Season(s):
Summer
Reservations possible: 
No
Total number of sites: 
18
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Taylor Park Reservoir is a very popular recreation area near Gunnison, Colorado. The area has great recreation opportunities, including fishing and boating in the lake, fishing and whitewater on the Taylor River, hiking and mountain biking in the surrounding mountains, and motorized activities (dirt bikes and ATVs). This little campground sits at the inlet at the north end of the lake and offers spectacular 360-degree views of the mountains on the west side of the Collegiate Range. It is very exposed and has no shade or privacy. 

The campground has an upper loop with lake views, which tends to fill up first, and a lower loop above the inlet stream with no view of the lake. It is a short walk from any site to the lake shore or the Taylor River inlet stream. There are the typical vault toilets and hand pump for water, fire rings and tables. Every site has great views and no privacy.

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