Palisade Recreation Area consists of one twelve sites, most of them in one large loop with a couple sites separated from the loop. The site sits on the edge of the Rio Grande River among cottonwoods and a few aspen and pine. A railroad traverses the campground with some use by individual rail cars traveling through periodically during the summer. The elevation is 8,300 ft.
$20 per night for a single site
$8 per extra vehicle
$10 for day use
Reservations: Not available.
Directions: Palisade Recreation Area is located in Mineral County. It is about 10 miles from Creede, Colorado as well as South Fork, Colorado immediately off of the Silver Thread Scenic Byway, Hwy 149. See map below.
Amenities: Toilets, drinking water, garbage service.
Open dates: Memorial Day to Labor Day, weather permitting.
Nearby: Fishing, boating, and hiking are available nearby.
For more information, visit the Forest Service website.