Camp with your family or a group of friends at Florida Campground in Colorado's San Juan National Forest. This furrific facility has 20 individual campsites and one group spot that can house up to 75 people. You'll have access to pit toilets, picnic tables, and fire rings here. The various recreational activities that are available in this area include fishing, boating, biking, and hiking. Bring your tent or an RV that's no longer than 25 feet for your outing.
After you set up camp by the Florida River, head about three miles south to the Lemon Reservoir to spend some time boating and waterskiing on the lake. The streams and lakes out here are an angler's dream! Try your luck fishing for kokanee salmon and rainbow trout. Wade across the river near the reservoir to access Youngs Canyon Trail. This 3.2-mile pathway ascends to Horse Thief Park. Enjoy a hike along Missionary Ridge through the aspen, blue spruce, and Douglas fir forest. Head up to Transfer Park to pick up the Burnt Timber Trail. The route offers a climb past wildflower-dotted alpine meadows and by stands of aspens. Take your time in the high altitude and stay alert for sudden storms. You'll enjoy the reward of scenic vistas on this trek.
Dogs can join you in the San Juan National Forest. Keep them on-leash in the campground. If you're exploring the backcountry areas, Fido must be under voice control. Don't leave your four-footed pal unattended, and always scoop their poop and throw it away.
Florida Campground is a hidden treasure for outdoor enthusiasts. Though it sees light use, this facility offers endless adventure in the wild. Check with the camp host for any fire restrictions when you arrive at the facility. The group site requires reservations and costs $125 per night. Individual spots at Florida Campground are first-come-first-served and cost $10 to $30 per night.