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Gates of Lodore Campground Dinosaur National Monument Colorado

Gates of Lodore Overview

Gates of Lodore Campground has 19 single-family campsites and is located next to the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument. The remote campground is 106 miles north of the Canyon Visitor Center. It is popular with river rafters who often stay here before launching on the Green River. All campsites are first-come, first-serve.

Campsites can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs (no hookups). Each site also has a table, fire ring and grate. Water and vault tootles are available during the summer season. Firewood is also available for purchase from the camp host (seasonal).

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.


First Come, First Served

  • Boat Launch/Ramp
  • Campground Host
  • Cell Service - None
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Golden Age & Access Passports accepted
  • Grills
  • Overflow Parking
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Recycling Center
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Rafting
  • River
  • Stargazing
  • Walking Trails
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing
Highway 34
Moffat County, Colorado 81640
435 781-7700
Campground Map
Campsite Types
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
# of Campsites:



Year Round



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