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Overview of Melon Valley State Wildlife Area Dispersed Camping

Please respect private property, the farm land adjacent to Melon Valley State Wildlife Area is all private property.

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads. Learn more: Boondocking 101

A valid Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW) hunting or fishing license is required for everyone 18 or older accessing any State Wildlife Area effective July 1, 2020. An annual hunting or fishing license can be purchased through a CPW authorized sales agent, by phone 800-244-5613, or online at cpwshop.com. For more information check out What You Need to Know Before Camping on Trust Land in Colorado

Pad Type dirt

Elevation 4,166 ft / 1,269 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Melon Valley State Wildlife Area Dispersed Camping 2 people have reviewed this location.

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Verizon 4G
Confirmed by 2 Users
Last reported 4/20/2021
7 reviews
“Parking lot Camping Only”

Reviewed 4/20/2021

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: N/A
Overall Rating

This is a small leveled parking lot that provides access to a local conservation area. This is the last marked free campsite from here to Pueblo and beyond to Great Sand Dunes NP.

Take the right leading down the embankment, as if you miss this turn in an RV- it won’t be fun. Camping is posted allowed in parking lot only- no fires. I would not recommend larger RVs, and after having a Bobcat walk through the parking lot not 8 feet from me, probably wouldn’t tent camp here either.

Small bend in local river with waterfowl, surrounded by agriculture and private property. I could see the road and lot being muddy at times.

Pretty quiet outside of one car that came down and left as soon as they saw I was parked in here. I assume local kids looking to smoke some pot (it’s 4/20)

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Verizon 4G

Bryan would stay here again

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JalanJoe
Durango, CO
28' Airstream Flying Cloud 28
Ram 2500 Laredo Cummins Turbo Diesel
16 reviews
“Good overnight boondocking.”

Reviewed 6/26/2019

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 0
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Level, fenced gravel parking area for the Mellon Valley State Wildlife Area, just off Dike road. Camping permitted by sign. Surrounded by plains and agriculture. Camped on a Friday night in June when nothing else was available nearby. Alone, dark and quiet, save for the occasional passing vehicle on Dike road. There are actually two parking areas, one being down by the river with a much steeper entry. Not bad for an overnight.

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Verizon 4G

JalanJoe would stay here again

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

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