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Deerlodge Park Campground Dinosaur National Monument Colorado

Deerlodge Park Overview

Deerlodge Park has 7 walk-to campsites best suited for tents and is located next to the Yampa River in Dinosaur National Monument. It is also about 53 miles east of Canyon Visitor Center.

Campsites are first-come, first-serve and about 50 to 150 feet from the parking area. Each have table and fire rings. Amenities include drinking water and vault toilets (both available seasonally). A boat ramp is also next to the campground.

The campground is open year-round, but winter access can be difficult due to weather/road conditions. The campground will flood if the Yampa River exceeds 18,000 cfs.

Area Recreation & Activities

Outdoor recreation in the area includes rafting, kayaking, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, stargazing and wildlife viewing.

Dinosaur National Monument covers over 210,000 acres.  You can see over 1,500 dinosaur fossils still in the rock inside the Quarry Exhibit Hall. There are miles of trails for hiking and cross-country travel. Whitewater rafting (permit required) is also popular on the Green and Yampa Rivers. Numerous cultural sites reveal stories of the people who lived here before and include Fremont petroglyphs, homestead cabins and former ranches. Hiking trails allow in-depth exploration. Several roads provide access to key destinations and scenic sites. Scenic drives allow the windshield visitor to see spectacular geology.

  • Boat Ramp
  • Campsite Tables
  • Cell Service - None
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Golden Age & Access Passports accepted
  • Overflow Parking
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Rafting
  • River
  • Stargazing
  • Walking Trails
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing
Dinosaur Park Service Road
Maybell, Colorado 81640
435 781-7700
Campsite Types
  • Tent
  • Walk-To
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