Nestled in the San Juan Forest just above the Colorado/New Mexico border is a fun little facility that you and your camping buddies can call your own. Blanco River Group Campground is a fresh take on group camping, where family and friends (both two and four-legged) can unwind under ponderosa pines while listening to the soothing water flow beside them.
What makes this property unique is the fact that instead of offering one, large lot with little to no privacy, Blanco River is comprised of 6 smaller sites situated around a grassy area -- perfect for nightly bonfires! Most of the sites can accommodate larger RVs and all of them are suitable for tents, though none of them offer hookups of any kind. Very clean vault toilets are provided for guests, as are picnic tables, fire rings, and drinking water accessible via a pump -- but the word is that the water doesn't taste great. To stay here will cost approximately $85 per night, though management advises this may change depending on the size of your party.
While you're here, gather the hikers of the group along with their pooches and hit the nearby Navaho Peak or V-Rock Trail to really experience the woods that surround you. If you're brave, you can jump into the Blanco River, but you might want to wait for a hot day to do it -- the water is frigid! If being cold and wet isn't your thing, cast a line from the shore instead to see if you can catch some dinner for the group. Also, any who are keen on volleyball should pack their net and ball when heading to this campground, as there is a court on-site, and what's more fun than a V-ball showdown?
All furry members of the group must be well-behaved during their stay, and it is recommended by forest management that you either have excellent voice control of your woofer or you keep them leashed. As always, clean up any pup waste so that this facility stays pristine and enjoyable for all visitors.
For a group getaway that all will enjoy, be sure to check out Blanco River Group Campground.