Blanco River Campground

The Blanco River Group Area is located 2 miles off U.S. Highway 84 on Forest Rd. 656, about 15 miles southeast of Pagosa Springs on the Blanco River.

Secluded and quiet, it is an ideal location for family and friends to gather. The river bottom area is fairly level, and four driveways are suitable for large-sized RVs, with ample area for tents. Several large ponderosa pines and cottonwoods offer shade, but the area is quite warm in the summer. There are three picnic areas with banquet-sized tables and volleyball posts (bring your own nets).

The Blanco River is stocked with trout and lightly fished, so fishing is usually good. Three nearby trails access the roadless country to the east. The Navajo Peak Trail and V-Rock Trail can be reached from the Buckles Lake Road (Forest Rd. # 663), about seven miles south of the campground via Hwy. 84. The Blanco Basin Road (Forest Rd. # 657) accesses the Leche Creek Trail. These trails intersect with several entry/exit points.


  • Comfort Station
  • Cooking Stations
  • Fire Rings
  • Picnic Tables
  • Vault Toilets
  • Hiking Trails
  • Fishing
  • Volleyball
  • Drinking Water

Reservations are required. Blanco River Group Area is open Memorial weekend through Labor Day weekend. When reserving this group area, you will have access to the whole facility, which fits a maximum of 50 people. Prices are incremented according to the # of people in your party.

This is a group campground that has been converted from a family campground. There are 4 spurs for parking your RVs, trailers and cars. The spur dimensions are listed below:

Site 3 - Max Vehicle Length 30', Width 30', Pull-through
Site 4 -Max Vehicle Length 25', Width 25', Back-in
Site 5 - Max Vehicle Length 40', Width 35', Pull-through
Site 6 - Max Vehicle Length 35', Width 18', Back-in

Blanco River Campground (CO)
Forest Service Road 656
San Juan Nf CO

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.14528, -106.88306

Directions from Pagosa Springs, Colorado: Travel south on Hwy 84 13.0 miles and turn east on Forest Development Road #656 for 1.75 miles.

For more information call 970-264-2268

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