Rio Grande National Forest
River Hill Campground
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 6 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 Labor Day, 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.