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Overview of Shavano Wildlife Management Area Dispersed Camping

Shavano Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is a large dispersed camping area located about 8 miles west of Salida, Colorado. Shavano WMA is managed by the BLM Rocky Mountain District and is a popular site for free camping near the towns of Salida and Poncha Springs. Mount Shavano towers nearby at 14,231-foot (4,338 m), one of Coloardo's 58 fourteeners that is popular with hikers. Mount Shavano is famous for the Angel of Shavano, a snow formation of an angel that emerges on the east face of the mountain during snow melt each spring. Campers should be aware that the dispersed campsites at Shavano Wildlife Management Area have a 14-day stay limit, campsites are first-come-first-served and do not have developed facilities or potable water (dry/primitive camping).

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

Pad Type dirt

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 8,366 ft / 2,549 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Q&A - Ask the Community about Shavano Wildlife Management Area Dispersed Camping

To ask questions of the owner or manager please contact the campground directly. 719-269-8500

Spruce Goose Rv adventures asked on 7/8/2022

How are the dirt roads on 250? Are they rough?

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Chaz asked on 4/14/2022

Is this area typically open in late April/May?

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Pam asked on 3/30/2022

Can you OHV with a side by side at Shavano WMA? Thanks!

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Lyla Mac asked on 7/22/2020

Are site’s relatively level?

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Reviews of Shavano Wildlife Management Area Dispersed Camping 49 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

Verizon 4G
Confirmed by 27 Users
Last reported 11/6/2022
AT&T 4G/5G
Confirmed by 15 Users
Last reported 11/6/2022
T-Mobile 4G
Confirmed by 6 Users
Last reported 10/12/2021

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  • Dispersed Camping
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