Just off Highway 88 in Woodfords Canyon lies a place "pawsitively" brimming with adventure: Kit Carson Campground. Part of Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Kit Carson Campground is situated in a lush forest along the bank of West Fork Carson River, making it ideal for hikers and folks who enjoy fishing. This dog-friendly campground supports tent camping and small RVs, which is "grrreat" for packs that like their options.
Each of the 12 no-hookup sites is outfitted with a picnic table, fire pit, and bear box. Just a bone's throw away from your campsite, you'll find fresh drinking water, pit toilets, and trash receptacles. If you plan on roasting weenies for your pack, you'll be happy to know there's firewood available for purchase on-site. Be sure to buy the on-site firewood rather than bringing your own since this can spread disease among trees.
So what's there to do while camping here? Campers often enjoy navigating the beautiful terrain on horseback or ATVs, but a nature walk with your fur-baby can be just as fun. Kit Carson Campground is also a top destination for local fly-fishers, who can often be spotted reeling in big ones by the bank. This area is also an excellent location for bird and wildlife watching, especially during the spring.
The park rangers take great care to maintain the campground and surrounding trails, so make sure you do your part to keep the grounds pristine. Bring along some doggy waste bags for when nature calls. Another thing to keep in mind is this campground is often closed during fire season. Make sure you call ahead to see if the campground is open before coming down.
Whether you want to go rock climbing or explore the canyon, the campground doesn’t fail to impress. All in all, Kit Carson Campground promises a great experience for your pack.