A reservoir created by the Navajo Dam over 40 years ago has led to a beautiful outdoor haven for campers everywhere. Navajo State Park in Colorado is home to acres upon acres of forests filled with wildlife, all surrounding the large body of water that creates the recreational feature of this area.
The campgrounds at this state park offer 118 sites ranging from primitive to full hookup and starting at $10 per night. A $7 ParkPass is also required for each vehicle that enters the facility. Three cabins are available on the grounds and two of them do allow pooches in the shelters for an additional $10 per night. Drinking water is available, as is a dump station during the warmer months. The campground is broken down into 4 camping areas: Rosa, Carracas, Tiffany, and the Primitive Campsites. The Carracas Campground is the only area that does not stay open for the winter, but the other areas do shut off certain amenities during these months.
Most of the fun happens at this state park once the ice melts off the reservoir. All kinds of activities -- including boating, water skiing, fishing, and swimming -- take up the days of many who visit here. There are several trails to be found in this park, and all of them welcome leashed canines, so be sure to take your pup for a hike or two during your visit. You'll also find ample opportunities for biking, birding, horseback riding, and picnicking all through the grounds.
Doggos are permitted on all campsites provided that they stay on a standard 6-foot leash throughout their visit. The park also asks that owners clean up after their pets both while at the campsite and on the many hiking trails. Navajo can reach extreme temperatures during the summer months, so dogs should never be left tied up alone anywhere or in campers without air conditioning.
If spending your time by a beautiful reservoir in Colorado sounds like a good way to unwind, add Navajo State Park to your camping trip list!