Woods Lake Campground

Uncompahgre National Forest

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57P Road
Placerville, CO 81430
970-327-4261
970-874-6600
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GPS: 37.8867, -108.0565

Last Price Paid: $14
Number of Sites: 41
Open Seasonally: May-Oct.
Elevation: 9455 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

2 people have reviewed this location.

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CaryfromCO
CO
17 Coleman
9 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 5
“SO beautiful and worth the drive from Telluride”

Reviewed Sep 28, 2015

Overall Rating

We pulled into Telluride for the day, and then went searching for a campsite for the night. Sunshine and a couple of others near that one were full...so we headed back to Sawpit and found Woods Lake Campground on our phone. It was about ten miles off that main road from Sawpit and dark when we got there...but such a sweet surprise when we woke up. We were there in September...bright yellow aspens hung over the Airstream and it was a lovely place for morning coffee. All spots are pretty private, but offered no hook-ups, which we knew before going. A two-minute drive up the hill from the campground is Woods Lake (quick/easy hike too)...it was really beautiful. IF you have time and don't care about hook-ups...this place is really worth it!

I think this place is all first-come, first-serve...and we were there during the Blues & Brews festival in Telluride...and there were probably five spots available. Lots of small spots in the National Forest land to pull off and park for free if needed as well. Very remote either way. They have vault toilets...no showers. Obviously no cell service. ;)

But again...SO worth the drive. One of the most beautiful mountain lakes we've seen.

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25 reviews
Nightly rate: $8
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 23

Lynda would stay here again

Reviewed Sep 11, 2015

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After a hectic Telluride Film Festival we needed to recharge and enjoy the quiet night sky. Woods Lake, about 20 miles from Telluride was heavenly! 10 miles off Hwy 145 (5 miles paved, 5 miles well graveled) you'll have no hookups but super clean compost toilets. Paddle boarders were taking in the beauty on the nearby lake. There was serenity and beauty everywhere we looked. With booster we had two Verizon bars. Only regret, the Aspens autumn colors are a bit later this year so we missed the best show in town. $8/night is with senior park card. Whatever you pay will pay you back in stunning views from many great, wooded spots at Woods Lake.

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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