Hecla Junction Campground

Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area

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CR-194
Salida, CO 81201
719-539-7289
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GPS: 38.6527, -106.0517

Last Price Paid: $20
Number of Sites: 20
Pad Type: gravel
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 7423 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

4 people have reviewed this location.

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Busy Campers
Portland, OR
25 Airstream Flying Cloud
2016 Ford F-150
57 reviews
Nightly rate: $20
Days stayed: 7

Busy Campers would stay here again

“Salida stunner on the Arkansas River”

Reviewed Jan 01, 2018

Overall Rating

This place is amazing. A handful of sites, perched right above the river, with no hookups and perfectly dark skies at night. There's no cell service (we weren't able to boost anything either), but tons of views, a few trails you can get to from the campground, fishing spots, and a 20 minute drive into Salida or Buena Vista which are bo... more

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0bars
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Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 004

Maman325 would stay here again

“LOVE this campground”

Reviewed Sep 11, 2017

Overall Rating

This was our second time staying at Hecla Junction, and this time it was in the heart of the rafting season - so we expected it to be crowded & noisier than our March/April stay. Aside from the nearby parking lot being full of buses 2x a day, it felt just as quiet, even though most of the sites were full. The sites are well-spaced, and... more

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2bars
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1 review
Nightly rate: $25
Days stayed: 2
“Very nice camping right on the Arkansas River”

Reviewed Sep 25, 2016

Overall Rating

Sites were mostly level and have very nice gravel cover which made for clean camping (no dirt and dust). The nightly rate is $18, but there is a $7 per night vehicle fee. Great views of the Arkansas River from every site. The Arkansas River is a very popular white water rafting river and is very busy in the spring and early summer. ... more

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becky@adventure-next
Houston, TX
34 Newmar Ventana
2014 Jeep Cherokee
15 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 2
“Drive down a dirt road to get in the sites are amazing.”

Reviewed May 30, 2016

Overall Rating

This campground has recently been redone and it should be the blueprint for deluxe state park type sites. Their webpage says there are 22 sites but sure didn't seem like that many, only 5 campers when we were there in September. No hookups but most of the sites have a picnic table/fire ring and a separate tent site. At our site ... more

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • boat ramp
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
Pets:
  • pets

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