Pack your RV or tent and plan an outdoor vacation by the largest reservoir in the San Juan National Forest. The McPhee Recreation Complex has campsites ranging from full hookups to walk-in tent sites. There are flush toilets, fire rings, potable water, and picnic tables here. Enjoy activities like boating, fishing, and hiking in the area. Standard non-electric spots are $24/night, and sites with hookups are an additional $8/night. Accessible accommodations are available.
The campground sits above the reservoir on a mesa. Set up your tent or camper under some shade from the pinyon and juniper trees. When you want to venture outside of camp, explore your surroundings on the Can Do Trail. This half-mile pathway leads to Ridge Point Overlook. From here, you'll see scenic vistas that include the water below, nearby sandstone cliffs, and peaks of the Mesa Verde range in the distance.
Prefer to spend some time on the water? You can head down to Doc's Marina and rent a boat and fishing gear. Get out on the lake for boating, water skiing, and angling. There are trout, bass, Kokanee salmon, and other species living here. Mountain bikers can go for a spin on the McPhee/House Creek Bike Route. Choose between a 16-mile loop and a shorter 8-mile trek. Both follow forest roads and offer views of the House Creek drainage area.
This pawesome spot is open to pets. You'll need to keep them on-leash when you're in the campground. If you explore the backcountry with your furry pal, they are to be under leash or voice control at all times. Don't let Fido chase any wildlife!
There are some reservable and some first-come-first-served campsites at the McPhee Recreation Complex. Spots can fill up fast, so plan accordingly. When you arrive, check for any posted burn restrictions. Only build fires in the campground rings and use a grate to help contain the flames. Follow bear safety regulations and store food and other items in sealed containers.