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Kroeger Campground

Elevation: 9,000 Feet (2805.5 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 11
Reservation Remarks: 11 units
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

Kroeger Campground in La Plata Canyon has 10 sites on two acres, with plenty of shade near the La Plata River. The river is close to the road, so fishing is popular. Success rates are only fair.

The campground is six miles up the canyon and shaded by a mixture of spruce, fir, aspen, and cottonwood. Expect cool nights during the summer as the elevation is 9,000 feet.

One site has a double table and large parking area. Another is suitable for a long RV. There is one pull-thru. Private property is adjacent to the campground.

Directions from Durango, Colorado: Travel 11 miles west on U.S. Highway 160 and turn right (north) on County Road 124 (La Plata Canyon) and drive 6 miles.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Late May through Labor Day Weekend .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Water, trash pickup, and vault

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open. Host on site. Water Cost per site $10.00. Updated: 2004-07-28 10:23:00.0

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Difficulty: Easy
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Wow. everybody else went up the road. We had most of the campground to ourselves. Nice place. Will be back.

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON RV Camping One pull-thru site
ICON Tent Camping Plenty of shade
ICON Camping Kroeger Campground
ICON Cold Water Fishing La Plata River; popular; fair only
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Nearby
ICON Hiking & Walking Roads and trails nearby
ICON Mountain Biking Roads and trails nearby
ICON Viewing Scenery

Related Activities
Highline Loop National Recreation Trail - Several trails traverse the high country, including the Highline Loop National Recreational Trail. The trail travels 17.0 miles through mountain parks, aspen groves, and spruce/fir forest, and along alpine ridge tops above timberline.

Kennebec Pass Scenic Drive - Kennebec Pass ends at almost 12,000 feet. The last 3 miles are 4 WD only, but the walk to the top is well worth the view.

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Visitor Information:

Columbine Ranger District, 367 South Pearl Street, P.O. Box 439 , Bayfield, CO, 81122, Phone: 970-884-2512, Fax: 970-884-2428, TTY: 970-884-1433


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