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Open Year-round
No
Reservations possible?
No
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer

Congestion

Occasionally full

Parking Pass

None

Open from

May 25 to September 04

Price per night (basic site)

14.00 $ (11.75 €)

Pros

Very close to the Taylor River. Popular Doctor Park Trail starts in the campground.

Cons

Dusty and primitive.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

Forest Service

Features

ADA accessible
Family friendly
Vault toilet
Potable water
Firewood for sale
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Fishing

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

17

Maximum trailer length

34.00 ft (10.36 m)

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, Colorado
Grand Mesa Uncompahgre + Gunnison National Forests

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