Grand Mesa National Forest is located in Western Colorado and spans Garfield, Mesa, and Delta Counties. The White River National Forestborders it to the north and the Gunnison National Forest to the southeast. The total acreage is 346,555 and is managed by the USFS together with the Gunnison and Uncompahge National Forests from the office located in Delta, CO.
The majority of the GMNF is located atop the GrandMesa, one of the largest flat top mountains in the world. Established campgrounds are abundant and range from $12 to $18 per night.
Below is a comparison chart for a quick reference of campgrounds. Click on the name to view a google map of the location.
|Name||Potable Water||Daily Fee||Other|
|Jumbo||Yes||$18||Fishing, Reservations accepted|
|Island Lake||Yes||$18||Fishing, ADA Sites, ATVs allowed|
|Little Bear||Yes||$12||Fishing, ADA Sites|
|Cobbett Lake||Yes||$14||Fishing, Reservations accepted|
|Ward Lake||Yes||$14||Fishing, Boat Ramp|
|Weir & Johnson||No||$12||Fishing, Hiking|
|Big Creek||Yes||$12||Fishing, Boat Ramp|
|Cottonwood Lake||No||$12||Fishing, Boat Ramp, Hiking, ATV|
All campgrounds and developed sites are managed by Recreation Resource Management of America (RRM) under a special use permit with the Forest Service. For Campground Reservations call 1-877-444-6777.