Drive up the wild West Dolores Road towards Lizard Head Wilderness to find Mavreeso Campground, a small facility with access to large natural attractions. This campground is located in the San Juan National Forest and sits right beside the West Dolores River at an impressive 7,600-foot elevation.
Just 14 campsites are available at this location, along with one group site that can accommodate up to 30 campers at once. Electric hookups are offered at 5 of the lots, and drinking water is available at the facility. All of the campsites come with their own picnic table and fire ring, and most of the sites are level enough for wheelchairs to maneuver. Some even offer pull-thru options for larger RVs, so you may want to reserve one of these if you have a big camper. Prices start at $24 for basic lots and go up to $32 for sites with hookups.
There are many different activities that you can partake in while at Mavreeso. With the river right beside the campground, many anglers come here to try their luck at catching one of the many varieties of trout that swim in these waters. Just two miles south of the campground, you and your pooch can hit the Forest Service Trail 624 for some hiking adventures or hop in the car and head up the road to reach the hot springs of Duncton for a spa day -- nature style!
Four-legged campers are welcome at Mavreeso as long as they stay leashed during their visit. While you're exploring the grounds, be careful not to stumble onto private property that sits very close to the facility's limits. As always, do your part to keep pups welcome in these parts by cleaning up all woofer waste and disposing of it properly in the trash receptacles provided at this campground.
For a great hideaway in the woods that offers more amenities than most, try Mavreeso Campground the next time you're looking to stay in the San Juan National Forest.w