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NOTE: As of 2018, the Aspen-Basalt Campground (20640 Highway 82, Basalt, CO, 81621) is no longer in operation as a campground. Located directly off of Highway 82 in Basalt, the former KOA campground was purchased in 2008 by the Aspen Skiing Company. Within the last year, the company has been converted the site into a permanent seasonal housing community for its employees. There are NO camping services available here. Details: Aspen Skiing Co. tweaks tiny house project to accommodate more workers


Area campgrounds with sewer service

The nearest campgrounds with electric and RV sewer services:


Campgrounds on Federal Land

The majority of campgrounds near Basalt are located up Frying Pan Road, and are near Ruedi Reservoir. Basalt is surrounded by National Forest and BLM land. The best resource for campgrounds and other points of interest is recreation.gov. Below is a list of campgrounds near Basalt, however there are many more option in the Roaring Fork Valley, particularly near the Maroon Bells, Independence Pass and the Crystal River Valley.

The campgrounds listed below are developed, yet more rustic, campgrounds, run by the White River National Forest. They offer basic amenities such as running water and restrooms (toilets may be compost-based).

Ruedi Marina Campground | White River National Forest

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Season Dates

Campground is open during the following season(s):

  • May 17, 2019 – September 22, 2019 (Peak Season)

During the above season(s), individual campsites are released on a 6-month rolling basis:

Overview

Located approximately 14 miles east of Basalt, Colorado, in the White River National Forest, Ruedi Marina Campground is situated on Ruedi Reservoir at an elevation of 7,800 feet. Sites at this campground open up to views of the reservoir and starry nighttime skies. A mixed conifer forest hems in the shoreline and nearby peaks offer an ideal setting for guests seeking recreation and relaxation.
 

Facilities

Ruedi Marina Campground has eight standard sites suitable for tents, trailers, and RVs. The sites are equipped with picnic tables and campfire rings. Guests also have access to vault toilets and drinking water, but electrical hook-ups are not available.

Located approximately 14 miles east of Basalt, Colorado, in the White River National Forest, Ruedi Marina Campground is situated on Ruedi Reservoir at an elevation of 7,800 feet. Recreation facilities consist of 4 campgrounds accommodating 81 campsites and 2 boat-launching ramps.  Sites at this campground open up to views of the reservoir and starry nighttime skies. A mixed conifer forest hems in the shoreline and nearby peaks offer an ideal setting for guests seeking recreation and relaxation. 40-foot maximum RV length. No hook ups available.

More details at www.recreation.gov

Mollie B Campground | White River National Forest

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Season Dates

Campground is open during the following season(s):

  • May 17, 2019 – September 22, 2019 (Peak Season)

During the above season(s), individual campsites are released on a 6-month rolling basis:

Overview

Located approximately 14 miles east of Basalt, Colorado in White River National Forest, Mollie B White River Campground sits adjacent to the Ruedi Reservoir at an elevation just under 7,800 feet. Sites at this campground open up to views of the reservoir and starry nighttime skies. A mixed conifer forest hems in the shoreline, and nearby peaks offer an ideal setting for guests seeking recreation and relaxation.
 

Facilities

Mollie B Campground has 27 standard sites suitable for tents, trailers, and RVs. There is a maximum length of 40 feet for RVs. A dump station is available. The sites are equipped with picnic tables and campfire rings. Guests also have access to flush toilets and drinking water, but electrical hook-ups are not available. A boat ramp is available for use at this campground.
 

More details at www.recreation.gov

Little Maud Campground | White River National Forest

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Season Dates

Campground is open during the following season(s):

  • May 17, 2019 – September 22, 2019 (Peak Season)

During the above season(s), individual campsites are released on a 6-month rolling basis:

Overview

Located approximately 14 miles east of Basalt, Colorado, in the White River National Forest, Ruedi Marina Campground is situated on Ruedi Reservoir at an elevation of 7,800 feet. Sites at this campground open up to views of the reservoir and starry nighttime skies. A mixed conifer forest hems in the shoreline and nearby peaks offer an ideal setting for guests seeking recreation and relaxation.
 

Facilities

Little Maud Campground has 21 standard sites suitable for tents, trailers, and RVs. There is a maximum length of 35 feet for RVs. The sites are equipped with picnic tables and campfire rings. Guests also have access to vault toilets and drinking water, but electrical hook-ups are not available.
 

More details at www.recreation.gov

Champman Campground (and group camping) | White River National Forest

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Season Dates

Campground is open during the following season(s):

  • May 17, 2019 – September 22, 2019 (Peak Season)

During the above season(s), individual campsites are released on a 6-month rolling basis:

Overview

Situated above the Ruedi Reservoir, Chapman Campground sits at the base of a wide valley adjacent to the Fryingpan River in White River National Forest. Sites are surrounded by lodgepole pine, and several are at the river’s edge, offering an ideal setting for visitors seeking recreation and relaxation.
 

Facilities

Chapman Campground has 84 standard sites suitable for tents, trailers, and RVs. A group site is also available. The campground is equipped with picnic tables, campfire rings, vault toilets, and drinking water. Electrical hook-ups are not available. Trash and recycling collection is provided.
 

More details at www.recreation.gov

Dearhammer Campground | White River National Forest

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Season Dates

Campground is open during the following season(s):

  • May 17, 2019 – September 22, 2019 (Peak Season)

During the above season(s), individual campsites are released on a 6-month rolling basis:

Overview

Located approximately 22 miles east of Basalt, Colorado, in the White River National Forest, Dearhamer Campground sits adjacent to the Fryingpan River above Ruedi Reservoir at an elevation of 7,800 feet.
 

Facilities

Dearhamer Campground has 13 standard sites suitable for tents, trailers, and RVs. There is a maximum length of 35 feet for RVs.

The sites are equipped with picnic tables and campfire rings. Guests also have access to vault toilets and a drinking water hydrant, but electrical hook-ups are not available.

More details at www.recreation.gov

Elk Wallow Campground | White River National Forest

First come, first served – NO RESERVATIONS. Details.

Overview

From Basalt, travel East on Frying Pan River Road for 24 miles, past Ruedi Reservoir. Take a left on Forest Service Road 501 and travel for 4 miles until you reach Elk Wallow Campground.
 

Facilities

7 campsites. This campground is most suited for guests looking for a quiet, relatively primitive setting. No hook ups available. Camping units for autos, pickup campers, tents, and small trailers. One vault type toilet. Camping units have tables, firerings, and parking spurs. Campground roads are not paved. Drinking water is not available. No reservations – “first come first served” Fishing in North Fork Mormon Creek. Attractions & Considerations Nearest Services : Gas Station – Basalt Grocery Store – Basalt Dump Station – Ruedi Campgrounds Drug Store – Basalt Physician – Basalt Hospital – Glenwood Springs/Aspen Church – Thomasville/Basalt

More details at www.recreation.gov

Little Maddie Campground | White River National Forest

First come, first served – NO RESERVATIONS. Details.

Season Dates

Campground is open during the following season(s):

  • May 17, 2019 – September 22, 2019 (Peak Season)

During the above season(s), individual campsites are released on a 6-month rolling basis:

Overview

From Basalt, travel 16 miles East up the Fryingpan River Road, County Rd 104. About 1 mile past the Ruedi Reservoir dam, turn right into Little Maud, Little Mattie, Mollie B campgrounds and the Boat Ramp and Picnic Ground.
 

Facilities

18 campsites near Ruedi Reservoir. Boat ramps adjacent to site at Ruedi Marina. Swimming, boating, fishing, sailboarding on lake. Little Mattie is located 16 miles east of Basalt on Ruedi Reservoir. It is a scenic campground with ample water based and land based recreation activities available nearby. No reservations are accepted for this site. Access is limited to fourteen days and trailers under 22 feet. Campsites and parking spurs for auto and trailer, pickup campers, motor homes and tents. Water available from hydrants at Mollie B or Little Maud campgrounds nearby. Vault type toilets. Campsite have table and benches, fire ring, and parking spurs. Hard surfaced campground roads. No hook ups available.
 

More details at www.recreation.gov