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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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3 Reviews

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

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

If you are a small camper, it is lovely to wake up in this beautiful place. Sites are far enough apart to feel private, but close enough to vault toilets. Roads are good, sites are gravel and fairly level. The overlooks are great, short hiking trails on most of them. Good place for a couple of days of camping. Not big rig friendly. No water in the park, so no hookups except for 50 amp electric. So you can run your coach. But the trees haven't been cut back far enough, scratched our coach, turns are too tight for our43' bus. I think the NPS website warned us, this was just our mistake. When we talked to Recreation.gov on the phone, they never mentioned that we were too big, and we didn't look past that. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Take the East Portal road (in your car, not your rv) down to the dam at the bottom of the canyon, it's twisty, but worth it, gorgeous views from the bottom looking up those steep walls. The water is beautiful, there are restrooms and picnic area.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $9.00
Overall Rating:

This is a National Park, but not one of the better sites. We knew in advance that there was no water at the sites, but were surprised when we arrived with no water and no provision in the park to fill an RV water tank. Also, no dump station, so we only stayed one of the three nights we had reserved. We had a pull through site which was OK, but were lucky as many of the pull through were nothing more than a "pull over"... If you have slides, you will most likely have too little width. This campground was a disappointment, due to the water situation. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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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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