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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
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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
Hookups
  • 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
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • 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
Recreation
  • 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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13 Reviews

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in the south rim campground at Black Canyon NP. Loop B has electric. There is water but it is trucked in so it is limited. The facilities were clean. We stayed in site B12. Sites are separated nicely from others. Site B13 power didn't work so check your power before unhooking your trailer. You can get cell coverage only at high places in the park. We will stay again. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B12
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Take the rim road both in the morning and the afternoon for various views.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

The pickings were slim when we got here. Loop B has 50 amp and we managed to find a spot although it took a bit of doing to get the trailer in. Very quiet. Many spaces were available in A and C loops late in the evening. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
b12
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

This is a great park. We stayed in Loop B which offers electric hook-up. The camp sites are clean and ours was easy to back in to. The park is gorgeous. We would plan an extra night next time. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Loop B-20
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Spend a day exploring the South Rim. If you can add an extra day, the North Rim is supposed to be worth the extra day.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $8.00
Overall Rating:

Drydocking with fire ring and picnic table. We just fit into a spot on loop C along the road but had to back it into the spot to snug up against two short "bumper" posts in the ground. Pit toilets, no water in latrines but you can get water for bottles, not for your RV. It is a fairly steep drive in and out for about 5 miles. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C24
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Morrow Point Boat Tour that leaves Pine Creek on the Gunnison River in Curecanti NRA just East of the National Park. Must call for reservations!

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

Our site was pull-thru, close and parallel to the B-loop road. It was on an incline so front-to-back leveling took some effort. We were shaded by beautiful Gambel oak, and the area was frequented by mule deer. Water is trucked in. The only tap in the area was a water fountain with spigot for filling water bottles. There is no wifi, and our Verizon hotspot couldn't find a connection But it's a national park; who needs wifi? We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B18
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

Great view of the canyon. Rangers were extremely helpful. We pulled in late and two rangers helped us find a spot and get situated. Sites are dispersed among a scrubby forested area. I wouldn't recommend taking any huge rigs here, branches stick out over the road. Overall a great stay at a very cool park. Be sure to check out the ranger talks at the nearby amphitheater. The canyon is breathtaking. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Loop D
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This was a nice campground. The only problem was I called to see if they had water available to fill our fresh water tank and they said yes. When we got there, they only had a drinking fountain so we had to go 4 days using bottled water. There were deer everywhere and it was very quiet and peaceful. Be very bear aware in this park. They had a "problem bear" alert while we were there, and although our neighbors told us the bear showed up twice the night before we got there, we never saw him. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Loop B site 18
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The Black Canyon is so beautiful. Take the Portal Road down and do all the scenic overlooks on the Rim Road. It's well worth it!!

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $9.00
Overall Rating:

Only A and B loop open before Memorial Dayish.

Sites level, but cramped.

Loop A no services, vault toilets. B loop has electric hookups.

Some larger sites. We enjoyed being here, very quiet. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
B 21
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Black Canyon Visitor Center is half a mile down the road. Amazing place.

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Review Count: 79
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

Built for visual privacy from your neighbors to the sides, the back- in sites now have trails to the other loops reducing privacy. Additional sites have been added as pull-through-up sites along each loop's road. Some sites had cell phone connection, we did not. Good Verizon connection was available in spots on the South Rim Road. We will return. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $14.00
Overall Rating:

This is a national park campground, so it's more rustic. Restrooms are vault dry toilets, with no running water. They were clean, but could have used more attention. There are no showers. The campsites have good separation between them and the campground is in a scrub oak grove so you have vegetation curtails between the campsites. There is a water source in each of the three loops in the campground. We had to use extra levelers to get our trailer level. Nightly rate was with a Senior Access card discount. Even with the detractors, we would stay there again We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

The campsites are spread out and nice. There is plenty of wild life to see. The canyon is a must see. Take the time to drive the rim trail and walk around. The drive down the canyon to the dam was great and gives a much different view from within the canyon. It may not be a road for those not comfortable driving on narrow and twisty roads. Drop offs are big. Unfortunately we arrived while it was raining and fog hid the canyon until the afternoon the next day. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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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: 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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