Anvil Camping Area

San Juan National Forest

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FR-585
Silverton, CO 81433
970-387-5530
970-247-4874
Official Website

GPS: 37.821, -107.7192

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 9533 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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6 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
2bars
Verizon 3G
1bars
Verizon Voice Only
2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
1bars
AT&T Voice Only
1bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE
2bars
T-Mobile 3G
Weboost
1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

A.D.ventures would stay here again

Reviewed May 22, 2018

Overall Rating

Quiet little campsite perfectly nestled next to the creek. Accessible by 2 wheel drive, though the road is dirt it is fairly smooth.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
1bars
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

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Fables and Trails
Seattle, WA
2017 Airstream Int'l Signature 27FB
2017 Range Rover Sport Supercharged
33 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

Fables and Trails would stay here again

“Amazing riverside camping - come on off days to snag the river spots!”

Reviewed Oct 02, 2017

Overall Rating

7 Nights, Oct 2017 Sultan and Anvil are campground on both sides of Mineral Creek, with a few direct riverfront camping opportunities on either side. Anvil is narrower, but offers more camping opportunities for larger rigs further back along the river, while Sultan is wider but vehicle camping is restricted to the front area. There ... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
2bars
Verizon 3G
2bars
T-Mobile 3G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Rv Chickadee
FL
24 Crossroads Slingshot
2003 Toyota Tundra
28 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 14

Rv Chickadee would stay here again

“The Nicest Site I Have Stayed In!!”

Reviewed Nov 27, 2016

Overall Rating

I didn't want to LEAVE this place. So much, in fact, I came back after about a month or so. I stayed RIGHT on the creek, which was flowing more like a river. Snow melt was high so the creek was almost deafening while working outside. Not that I am complaining! That said, I also stayed across Mineral Creek when I returned. I must sa... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
3bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
2bars
Verizon 3G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


34 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 9

33andfree would stay here again

“Secluded River Site Among the Pines”

Reviewed Jun 08, 2016

Overall Rating

I wanted to keep this place a secret, but I wanted others to experience the amazing area. We were originally going to stay in Sultan, but there was a rig there and we looked across the river and saw Anvil. Another nice open spot that was right next to the river and good for solar. When we scouted the entire dead end strip we got... more

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Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Chris

19 Shasta Airflyte
33 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

Chris would stay here again

“Riverfront boondocking in the colorful San Juans”

Reviewed Dec 15, 2015

Overall Rating

Great boon docking a few miles up the road from Silverton, CO. There are several different areas for camping, but this was the least crowded and had the best cell service. There are some great hikes in the area. The hike to Ice Lake kicked my ass. The San Juans are gorgeous and colorful. This whole section of Colorado is pretty incredi... more

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Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
1bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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John & BJ
Mesa, AZ
19 Scamp
2017 Ram 1500
120 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 7

John & BJ would stay here again

“Babbling brook at my front door”

Reviewed Aug 06, 2015

Overall Rating

Anvil is on the left side of Mineral Creek with Sultan on the right side of the creek. When I arrived on Thursday, I was able to capture what I thought was THE spot right on the creek. I liked the spot because it gave me mid day to afternoon sun on my solar panel. Turns out, somebody else figured there was room for two rigs in that spo... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
1bars
AT&T Voice Only
1bars
Verizon Voice Only

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • water access
Pets:
  • pets

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