About two miles north of Old Timers Campground is Graham Creek Campground, with 25 sites and a rough, natural-surface boat ramp. The hillside sites are about 100 yards from the high-water line, and offer a choice of sun or shade. Some are surrounded by large trees while others are more open. Willows separate campground from lake but paths provide access to the shoreline.
Sites are available for large RVs, although entrance and exit roads are steep. Private property adjoins the south side of the campground.
Directions from Bayfield, Colorado: Travel 14 miles north on County Road #501, then 3 miles northeast on Forest Road #603 (East side of Vallecito Reservoir).
Closed for 2003:
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Camping, Single Unit
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Opens around Mid May with wate
Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Closed until further notice, due to damage from Missionary Ridge fire. Updated: 2004-03-01 15:27:00.0
Ranger TipClosed until further notice, due to damage from Missionary Ridge fire.
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Boat rentals at Vallecito Reservoir
Rough, natural surface ramp at Vallecito Reservoir
Ample parking with trailer spaces, but limited to 26' maximum trailersEntrance and exit road is steep
Graham Creek Campground
Cold Water Fishing
Stables close by
Resorts all along Vallecito Reservoir
North Canyon Campground - North Canyon Campground is open only during the peak midsummer season, and is 0.5 mile north of Graham Creek Campground. Although the 21 sites are several long, level ones suitable for large RVs.
North Canyon Trail - The trail takes you through ponderosa pine and aspen forests. A scenic overlook of Vallecito Reservoir is available on a side trail along the way.
Old Timers Campground - Old Timers Campground sits on the east shore of Vallecito Reservoir. Eleven well-shaded sites provide a cool, intimate setting on a gentle hillside near the water, with an adjacent gravel boat ramp.
Vallecito Reservoir - The lake is a very popular fishing spot with anglers going after German brown trout, cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, kokanee salmon and northern pike.