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Frequently Asked Questions about Columbine Ranger District
Can I make reservations for the Forest Service campgrounds around Vallecito Reservoir? No reservations are taken, all campgrounds are first come, first served.
Which campgrounds can I make reservations for on the Columbine Ranger Distict? The campgrounds which accept reservations are Chris Park and Florida Group. To make reservations and check for rates call 1-877-444-6777.
What is an email address for information about the Columbine Ranger District? You can contact sksparks@fs.fed.us for Columbine Ranger District Information.
Where can I obtain the required permit to cut firewood on the Columbine Ranger District and what is the cost? Firewood permit's can be obtained at the Columbine Ranger District office located at 367 South Pearl Street in Bayfield, Colorado between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm. Firewood permit's cost $10.00 per cord.
Do I need a permit to hike or camp in the Weminuche Wilderness? No permit is needed to hike or camp in the Weminuche Wilderness. It is always wise to let someone know where you are going and if there is a sign in sheet at the trail head to always sign and date it.
When is the best time to view the fall foilage? The peak of the fall foilage changes from season to season depending on a number of factors. But in most years the colors start turning anywhere from mid September to early October and usually last until mid to late October.

Frequently Asked Questions about Camping in Columbine Ranger District
What is the maximum time I can camp in one site. You may not camp in one site for longer than 14 days.

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