Yampa River Campground

Yampa River Campground

Between Dinosaur National Monument and Steamboat Springs, CO along Route 40 there’s a lot of mountains but not a lot of towns or gas stations, so we were happy to come across Yampa River Campground in Hayden, CO to fill/dump our tanks.

Yampa River Campground

We’d been without hookups for a few days, and if we’d had enough driving for the day, we definitely would’ve stayed here, but we needed to keep going. The park has 35 spots with electric hookup for $20. They charged us $10 to use the dump station, but seriously, we didn’t see anything else along the road for hours! I was particularly taken with the patio things over the picnic tables. As you can see, the place was empty.

Yampa River Campground

And the spots were level and big.

Yampa River Campground

I know we’ll get back to this part of the country soon, so I’m marking this campsite as a place to stay!

2 Comments

  1. That is a beautiful area of Colorado and slightly off the beaten path. I love the wide valleys between the mountains. You should see that part of Colorado in the fall when the aspens turn yellow. I like the simplicity of that campground with the patio covers. The Yampa River is great for fly fishing and the hot springs near Steamboat are wonderful. Thanks for sharing this little gem.

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    • I definitely want to come back to this area. Aout 30 miles from this spot there was a little RV park for sale…. I really wanted to stop, but made a note to look for it online — but I cant find it! And I WILL book a fly fishing trip sometime soon!

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