Chapman Campground lies in the White River National Forest at the base of a broad valley next to the Fryingpan. Whether you are seeking group camping or just with family, including Fido, this campground has the goods. The 2.3 million acres of forest offer a spectacular backdrop to the grounds in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.
The forest offers the best of serenity and adventure. The 8 wilderness areas and 10 majestic peaks provide the perfect backdrop for a spectacular camping experience. Lodgepole pines surround the sites, with some sites sitting at the river’s edge. You will also find plenty of wildlife in the area, including bighorn sheep and bull elk bugle. The clean streams, diverse forests, and undeveloped wilderness attract many other species as well. Fly-fishing is popular at the Fryingpan River that flows across the river. Anglers can catch cutthroat, brook, rainbow and brown trout. The fish here feed on small freshwater shrimp, the mysis shrimp, which is stocked in the lake. You can only use artificial lures for fishing in the area.
There are 48 standard sites (no hookup) at the campground, where you can bring RVs, trailers, and tents. A group site is also present and most sites are spaced out. While some are a bit close, these are mostly for RVs, where you will have more privacy anyway. You get campfire rings, picnic tables, drinking water, and vault toilets at the campground. Recycling and trash collection are also provided.
You can access a nature trail from the site, while Jeep and 4x4 trails are also available. The nights can get a bit cold, even in summer, so pack accordingly. Also bring poop bags and clean up after Fido. A volleyball court and horseshoe pit add to the fun you can have with your family or buddies while at Chapman Campground.