Rio Grande National Forest
River Hill Campground
As of May 20, Stage 1 fire restrictions will be in effect on the Rio Grande National Forest. Campfires are still allowed in the fire rings in this campground, but please be cautious and never leave your fire unattended. Visit the Forest Service website to learn more about current restrictions.
We strive diligently to keep our facilities disinfected, but cannot guarantee they are 100% free of coronavirus. Please bring your own hand sanitizer, and if you are feeling ill, help protect other campers and our employees by staying home.
River Hill Campground consists of two loops with a total of 20 total sites. The elevation is 9,300 ft. The campground sits along the Rio Grande in a spruce/fir forested area.
River Hill was closed from 2013 to 2015 because of damage from a forest fire, but it reopened in 2016.
$26 for a single site
$52 for a double site
$13 for day use
Reservations: Available at recreation.gov. Reservations can be made six months prior to the first day of your camping stay.
Directions: River Hill campground is located in Hinsdale County. To reach this site from Creede, Colorado travel the Silver Thread Scenic Byway, Hwy 149, west out of Creede for a little over 20 miles, then turn on Forest Service Road 520, the Rio Grande Reservoir Road, for another 9.5 miles to the campground. See map below.
Amenities: Toilets, drinking water, garbage service.
Open dates: Friday before Memorial Day to second Monday in September, weather permitting.
Nearby: Fishing, boating, and hiking are available nearby.
See more campgrounds managed by Scenic Canyons in the Rio Grande National Forest.
For more information, visit the Forest Service website.