Prospector Campground White River National Forest Colorado

White River National Forest
Dillon, Colorado 80435
970 927-0107

Prospector campground is a popular and large campground with 105 campsites located at 9,000 feet in the White River National Forest.  From the campground you’ll have beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and Dillon Reservoir. The campground does not have electric hookups, but does have vault toilets and drinking water.  Firewood is also available for sale from the camp host.

Campsites can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs. Each campsite also has a table, fire ring and food storage locker.

Prospector Campground Area Recreation

Outdoor recreation includes boating, canoeing, kayaking and fishing at nearby Dillon Reservoir. Other activities include horseback riding, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, picnicking and wildlife viewing.

Other campgrounds in the area include Peak One, Heaton Bay and Lowry.

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Best Campsites

5, 7, 26, 28, 29, 32, 36, 38, 47, 50, 71, 73, 81

Campsite Types
  • ADA
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer

May – September



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  • BBQ Grills
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Golden Age & Access Passports accepted
  • Grills
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets, Vault Toilets)
  • Showers
  • Backpacking
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Reservoir
  • Stargazing
  • Walking Trails
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing

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Prospector Comments & Reviews

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3 Replies to “Prospector”

  1. Joodie ChasesDirt says:

    DATE OF VISIT = Sept. 2020, site 91
    Price reflects 50% Access Pass discount
    VERY washboarded quarter-mile road in
    Water in the campground was off during our stay but the USFS emailed ahead so that we could be prepared
    Sites and loops well-spaced
    There are some okay CG trails, but GREAT hiking all around the area
    Nearby access to all amenities in town
    4 bars 4G Verizon

  2. John graz says:

    My question is, how is the road driving in? Is it gravel? Full of pot holes or smooth? Thanks jg

    • Hi John,
      The camp/dirt road from Swan Mountain Road to Prospector campground is about 1/2 mile. It is generally a well-maintained, smooth gravel road.

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