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Blue River (Co)

White River National Forest

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Summary

Blue River Campground is a cozy campground located between Lake Dillon and Green Mountain Reservoirs in the White River National Forest. It provides stunning views and the sound of the flowing river, as well as the opportunity to fish, boat, kayak, and paddleboard in the area. 24 standard sites are available, equipped with picnic tables, fire rings and bear boxes. Wildlife in the area also provide a unique experience.

Overview

Blue River Campground is located 10 minutes north of Silverthorne on Highway 9 in White River National Forest. This cozy campground is located between Lake Dillon and Green Mountain Reservoirs along the banks of the Blue River. With breath taking scenery and the sound of the flowing river, this is a favorite spot for many. 

Recreation

Encompassing a landscape of rivers, mountains, trails and forest roads, the White River National Forest is one of the top recreation forests in the nation. Anglers will find populations of rainbow and brown trout when casting their lines out into the water. River access through the campground is for paid campers only. Boating, kayaking, paddleboarding and endless miles of hiking trails are within a short drive in either direction from the campground.

Facilities

Blue River Campground has 24 standard sites suitable for tents and smaller trailers. Vault toilets are provided. Each site has a picnic table, fire ring and bear box. 

Natural Features

In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the 2.3 million-acre White River National Forest is a place of serenity and adventure, boasting eight wilderness areas, four defined seasons and ten peaks surpassing 14,000 feet in elevation. The White River National Forest was established in 1891 as the White River Plateau Timber Reserve; the second such reserve to be named in the United States. In 1905, the newly formed Forest Service was given authority of the reserve. Long before this designation, the area was home to the Ute Indians who followed herds of elk and bison on their seasonal migrations. Wildlife in the area abounds. Bighorn sheep navigate rocky ridges and bull elk bugle at dusk. Scenic rivers sustain populations of cutthroat, rainbow and brown trout. Alpine regions provide habitat for pika and ptarmigan.

 

contact_info

For facility specific information, please call (970) 468-7681.

Charges & Cancellations

Once your reservation start date has begun, neither the Recreation.gov Contact Center nor the campground manager will be able to modify your reservation.

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