Durango, Colorado
A Four Season Vacation Experience

House Creek Campground: San Juan Mountains

Location: About 11 miles from Dolores
Dolores is 38 miles from Durango
RV Limits: Yes. 50 feet maximum
Elevation: 7000 Feet
Camp Sites: 45 Camping (2 Wheelchair sites)
Group Sites: 4 For day use only (30 people each)
Reservations: Loop B only. Others are first come, first serve


Location and Directions. The House Creek Recreation Complex is across McPhee Reservoir from the McPhee complex. From Dolores, drive north at 11th Street on the Dolores-Norwood Road (Forest Rd. 526) for about 6 miles, then southwest on the House Creek Road (Forest Rd. 528) for 5.4 miles.


House Creek Recreation Complex Features

The access road to House Creek Campground and its parking areas are paved. There is an open play area, composting toilets, sanitary dumping station, group picnic areas, and four-lane boat ramp. This gently sloping, grassy area is near the reservoir's high-water line. There is no firewood or shower facilities.


This family campground has 45 sites in three loops. There are electrical hookups on 17 of the camping sites. Two sites are designed for wheelchairs including Site #5 in Loop A and Site #40 in Loop B.


Loop "A" has 26 sites. It includes four group sites for day-use only, up to 30 people each.


Loop "B" has 16 sites. Reservations are required on this loop only; all other campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis), including three group sites.


Loop "C" has 5 pull-thru sites, 3 walk-in lakefront sites, and one group day-use-only area.


Map of Campsites


More Information

Dolores Ranger District
29211 Highway 184
Dolores, CO 81323
Voice: (970) 882-7296
Fax: (970) 882-6841
TTY: (970) 882-6842
Reservations: (877) 444-6777
Online Reservations


House Creek Campground Map


Google Map & Directions


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