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South Rim (NPS Campground)

Black Canyon Gunnison Nat'l Park, Colorado

S Rim Rd
Black Canyon Gunnison Nat'l Park, Colorado 81401
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 57
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 38.54099
Longitude: -107.68958

Elevation: 8414' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot no
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
  • Restrooms Restrooms no
  • Showers Showers no
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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36 Reviews

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

We arrived later in the evening and were greeted by the camp host. He was very polite and told us to be careful of the people returning from the ranger talk about stars. Our site was back-in, with electric, picnic table, and fire ring. Privacy and site spacing were good, and it was a pleasant location. We would be happy to camp there again. The park is beautiful and well worth a visit. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Amazing, amazing views in this park. Really tight fit for our rig but we are old pros. Loved the visitor center and quiet camping spot. Will bring the grandkids next year. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

We camped in loop B site 13. Completely private, surrounded by Oak trees. Site was nearly level, power for air conditioner was welcome. Back-in site with nice table and some shade. Very clean. Drive to park is steep. This is our newest National Park, visitors center very nice, drive to overlooks are wonderful. Not many people as yet. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 80
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

We were very pleasantly surprised by the 50 amp power, sure was nice during the cold weather. This park is very tight for our 35' 5er, but we made it work. We were here early in the season and needed to trim some shrubbery to be able to park. It's very quiet, with lots of deer, and beautiful scenery. Entrance is a steep hill, take your time going both ways. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 205
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: September, 2008 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

Nice campground and interesting visitors center with a 20 minute film about the canyon. Really beautiful canyon with lots of look outs with breathtaking views. There are 3 loops with loop B having 50 amp service. Noticed a number of sites with tent pads and quite a few pull through sites with the rest being back ins. Site B-21 can easily take a 40 foot motor home with a medium size tow vehicle. We were able to put our awning out too. Some sites were very private with Gamble Oaks and other bushes surrounding the sites. We found that some of the back in sites were narrow making it hard to open all of your slides and awning. FILL UP your water tanks before coming, the water they provide is for drinking only. There is no dump station at the campground but they do have a list of places where you can dump your tanks. The list is posted at the fee station. We would stay here again, it was very quiet and relaxing. Camping fees are $18.00 or $12.00 with the Golden Age Pass. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 213
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: August, 2005 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

This was a very nice campground, the B loop has about 25 sites that have 30/50 amp electric (although no water since it has to be hauled up two miles from the canyon floor to the canyon rim). Vault toilets. Some pull-throughs and some back-ins, many were large enough for our 30 foot class A, but a sign at the pay station advises that 37 feet is the maximum RV length and the website cautions against anything over 35 feet. There was some shrubery and shade in some sites, we saw many deer in our campsite. Our toad's battery gave out at one of the look-out spots on the rim scenic drive and the rangers were very helpful in trying to get us started and recommending a good auto parts store in Montrose. No dump facilities in the campground. We very much liked the park and the campground and appreciated the electric hook-up. One thing to note is that the five mile drive on Hwy 347 to the campground is rather steep. We just took our time and had no difficulties. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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