Established Campgrounds

There are many established campgrounds located within the Gunnison Valley, some managed by federal entities and others that are privately owned. These campgrounds offer significantly more amenities than designated or dispersed camping areas but require a nightly fee. These amenities can include picnic tables, water, toilets, electric hookups, tent pads, showers, and more. Some of these campgrounds allow you to book nights ahead of time, which we highly recommend if you want to be certain you will have a place to camp when you arrive.

 

Campgrounds close to Crested Butte: Some require reservations and others are first come, first served. Please click on the specific campground for more details.

  • Lake Irwin Campground
    • Location- Lake Irwin Rd #826
    • Reservations- Yes, with some sites first come first served. To make reservations click HERE
  • Cement Creek Campground
    • Location – Cement Creek Rd #740
    • Reservations – No, first come first served
  • Gothic Campground
    • Location – Gothic Rd #317
    • Reservations – No, first come first served
  • Oh Be Joyful Campground
    • Location – Slate River Rd #734
    • Reservations – Yes
  • River Flats campground
    • Location – Slate River Rd #734
    • Reservations – No, first come first served

Campgrounds in Taylor Canyon: Taylor Canyon is an ideal place to camp to access some of Crested Butte’s best bike trails, including the legendary Dr. Park Trail. Taylor Canyon does NOT offer any dispersed camping options. Please click on the specific campground for more details.



Private Campgrounds/Other Options: Located throughout the Crested Butte and Gunnison Valley, these campgrounds are privately owned and operated. For more information, follow the links provided.

  • Crested Butte Walk-in sites
    • Location – Mt. Crested Butte, just north of Mt. CB Town Hall (911 Gothic Rd), one mile before the Snodgrass parking lot.
    • Offers 26 of the closest sites to Crested Butte. First come first served, tent camping only, and FREE!