McPhee Group Area has camping and picnicking sites, which are next to McPhee Campground. The 2 group unit (7 family units each) camping areas are available through the Reservation Center (reservations required). Volleyball posts, a ball field, and horseshoe pits are provided.
Campgrounds offer tables, grills, fire circles, trash disposal, drinking water, asphalt road and parking spurs. There is a trailer dump station.
On the south side of the reservoir, the Big Bend access point offers fishing and boat launching from Colorado Hwy. 184. The Dolores access site has fishing and barrier-free access from Colorado Hwy. 145. On the north side, you can fish at the Sage Hen launch site and at Dry Canyon.
All of these locations have toilets and parking areas. Dispersed camping is allowed at Sage Hen and Dry Canyon, but no camping is permitted at the Dolores and Big Bend sites. There are handicapped accessible sites.
Directions from Dolores, Colorado: Travel south on Highway 145 and west on Highway 184 for about 7 miles to County Road 25. Turn north off this road and into the McPhee Recreation area complex on Forest Road 271.
Normal Services Available:
Mid-May through Labor Day Weekend
(NOTE: Open, call 1-877-444-6777 for reservations.)