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Oh Be Joyful

Gunnison

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Summary

Oh Be Joyful Campground is a 30-unit campground located 5 miles from Crested Butte, Colorado, near Oh Be Joyful Creek. Visitors can enjoy camping, fishing, horseback riding, sight-seeing, hiking/walking, water play, kayaking, mountain biking and wildflower viewing. Facilities include 14 RV campsites, 15 walk-in tent campsites, one walk-in group campsite and 3 vault restrooms. It has stunning views from the 9,000 feet elevation and provides access to the Raggeds Wilderness. Parking is available for day use visitors.

Overview

Approximately 5 miles from Crested Butte, Colorado, Oh Be Joyful Campground is a 30-unit campground along the Slate River. The campground itself gets its name from nearby Oh Be Joyful Creek that features massive waterfalls and colorful wildflowers in the summer months. The campground is located at approximately 9,000 feet in elevation and the views are spectacular.  

Recreation

This premier area is known for camping, fishing, horseback riding, sight-seeing, hiking/walking, water play, kayaking, mountain biking, wildflower viewing, and motorized recreational uses. A foot bridge allows visitors to access the west side of the Slate River to hike along Oh Be Joyful Creek and into the Raggeds Wilderness.

Facilities

This 30-unit campground was recently renovated and has 14 RV campsites, 15 walk-in tent campsites, one walk-in group campsite and 3 vault restrooms. This campground is normally full and not available unless you have a reservation. Each campsite has a parking space, metal fire ring, picnic table, tent pad and bear proof food storage locker. Drinking water, electric hook-ups and trash service are not available at Oh Be Joyful so bring your own water and plan to take your own trash with you when you leave.   

Parking is available for day use visitors who come to Oh Be Joyful to hike, play in the water, picnic, etc.   

The access road (BLM Road 3220) into Oh Be Joyful Campground is steep and can be rough. The campground can accommodate RVs but the rough road down to the campground may not be suitable for larger low clearance rigs.  

Natural Features

The campground sits directly on the east bank of the Slate River and is nestled in a valley with mountains on either side of the valley. Due to the abundance of moisture in the spring and early summer, wildflowers are abundant. Look for our State flower the Columbine and other species including Indian Paintbrush and Avalanche Lilies.

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