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Colorado River Valley Field Office Camping Information

 There are two types of BLM campsites:

Undeveloped/dispersed - no facilities

Undeveloped BLM lands are generally open for camping and general recreation, with the following provisions:

      1. Pack out what you pack in.
      2. Avoid camping within 150 feet of any water source. 
      3. Do not leave campfires unattended.
      4. Dispose of waste properly.
      5. Travel and camp on durable surfaces (established trails and camps, rock, gravel, or drainages).

Developed - have various facilities (such as fire pits and toilets)

      1. Gypsum Site
      2. Deep Creek Site
      3. Catamont Brige Site
      4. Pinball Point Site
      5. Lyons Gulch Site

Developed Campsites Visitor Guide

Stay Limit:

Please observe the camping stay limit: from April 1 to August 31 it is seven days, and from September 1 to March 31, it is 14 days.  Campers must relocate at least 30 miles and may not return within 30 days to a previous campsite. Camping is for recreational purposes only. Personal property may not be left unattended on public land for longer than 24 hours!


  1. Fires are permitted only in metal fire rings and grills in developed campsites. Extinguish your campfire before leaving it unattended. DO NOT BRING FIREWOOD FROM OUT OF STATE. Firewood can spread harmful insect pests and diseases. If you’ll be camping during your trip, please help protect our public lands by buying local firewood near your destination campground. If you have brought firewood from another state please burn it immediately. For more information, visit
  2. Quiet hours are 10 p.m.-6 a.m.  Please respect other visitors.
  3. Please use portable toilets in undeveloped sites for the protection of other visitors and water quality.
  4. Where there is no garbage collection, you must pack out what you bring in.  Waste water holding tanks may not be drained on the ground.
  5. Accessible sites are reserved for people with disabilities until 6 p.m. daily in developed campsites.
  6. Pets must be on a secure leash no longer than 6 feet or under control of a person.
  7. Horses and other pack animals are not permitted in developed campgrounds.
  8. Do not discharge or use firearms, other weapons or fireworks in developed campgrounds.
  9. Do not deface, remove or destroy plants, soil, rocks or minerals, signs, markers, structures or other property.
  10. Drive and park only on roads and places provided for that purpose in developed campgrounds.