Williams Creek Campground will be CLOSED during the 2012 Season
due to safety concerns as a result of root disease. The USFS will be cutting trees all summer. The dump station just outside the campground will also be closed for the 2012 season.
Williams Creek Campground, 23 miles north of Pagosa Springs, has 67 sunny and shady sites, with a few along the creek. Campsites are often full
on summer weekends and holidays.
Some sites have water. A sanitary dumping station is on the left side of Forest Rd. 640 near the entrance. Dispersed camping is not allowed within 300 yards of the campground.
Firewood is for sale; see the camphost. Day use is also available for a fee of $5 per vehicle.
To get there, turn right at the intersection of Piedra Road (Forest Rd. 631) and Forest Rd. 640, about 3 miles
north of Bridge Campground. A sanitary dumping station is on the left side of Forest Rd. 640 near the entrance.
Williams Creek Reservoir is about a mile north of the campground. Fishing is usually good in the late spring and fall.
The Williams Creek area offers many recreational opportunities. Plumtaw
Loop, a 35-mile scenic round-trip suitable for most vehicles, connects the
Piedra Road (Forest Rd 631) and Four Mile Road (Forest Rd 645) to Pagosa
Springs. The Piedra Road is suitable for most passenger vehicles. Gas, some
groceries, and other camper services are available at Sportmans Supply on
the Piedra Road.
WILLIAMS CREEK RESERVOIR is large and stocked with kokanee salmon and
trout. The Colorado Division of Wildlife offers fishing access through the
Williams Creek Campground to the dam. Although the campground end of
the lake has no boat ramp, lightweight boats can be carried the short distance
to the water. A National Forest boat ramp is also located 1/2 mile
north of the campground. Motorized boating is allowed on Williams Creek
Reservoir, but water skiing and wakeboarding are prohibited,
because the reservoir is restricted to wake-free boating.
Several trails in the area access the Weminuche Wilderness
and Piedra Area, where only foot and horseback travel
are allowed, and onto the Continental Divide. Area trails
include the Cimarrona , Weminuche, and Williams Creek