Molas Lake Park & Campground

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Molas Lake Park & Campground

65560 US Hwy 550 N
Silverton, CO 81433
United States
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Opens: May 1
Closes: October 1

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Molas Lake Park Campground was granted to the Town of Silverton in 1925 from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.  The 137-acre campground sits along the Million Dollar Highway (US 550) in the central San Juan Mountains; the most spectacular peaks in the Colorado Rockies.  The Campground is adjacent to the largest wilderness area in the state of Colorado, the Weminuche Wilderness.
 
Molas Lake Park Campground provides visitors with unforgettable scenery, a stocked 25-acre lake, National Forest access via the Colorado Trail, and dark, starry skies free from light-pollution. The campground and day-use amenities were completely renovated in 2008. There are more than 50 campsites serving tent-campers, small RV's and pop-ups, and a few sites over 1,500 square feet to serve even the largest RV's. The park has one water pump, several clean and new vault-style restrooms, and showers. The Campground no longer has a dump station, but there are dump stations available within the Town of Silverton, 10 minutes away, for a small fee.
 
Seasonal Campground office (970) 387-4022.
Directions: 

Molas Lake Park & Campground is located between mile markers 65 & 66 on U.S. Highway 550, approximately 5 miles south of Silverton in San Juan County, Colorado.

Rules: 
General & Day-Use Policies:
  • Pets are welcome. All dogs must be on-leash at all times when in the park and never left unattended. Owners are responsible for picking up after their pets to ensure a clean campground, campsite and surrounding trails. This policy is strictly enforced.   
  • Day-Use Areas: Our four day-use areas are available free of charge, on a first-come first-serve basis. Each area has a BBQ grill and picnic table.
    • Day-use hours are “Dawn-to-Dusk”.   
  • No swimming is allowed in Molas Lake.
  • Fishing: Colorado Fishing Licenses can be purchased at Outdoor World in Silverton (1234 Greene St), which is about a 15 minute drive from the park. Alternatively, you can purchase a Colorado fishing license from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife or other outdoor store. Check the CPW Web Site for current license fees. You'll need to supply your own fishing equipment. Rainbow and brown trout are  the most common species in the lake. Cleaning of fish is only allowed at the fish cleaning station and all unwanted fish byproduct must be bagged and discarded in the dumpster. Limit of fish is 4 per person. 
Rates: 
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  • Price is $20/night, plus 9.9% tax.
  • 4th of July & Labor Day Holiday period (nights of 7/1/2016-7/5/2016 and nights of 9/2/2016-9/6/2016) rates are an additional 50% ($30/night), plus 9.9% tax.
  • Guests may be asked to show a disability parking permit.  
  • This extra-large site is suitable for campers in an RV of up to 23 feet in length, tent campers, or pop-up campers. It includes a concrete surface with level, paved access to a clean vault-style toilet.
Lake-View Ultra RV
  • These are sites that sit on an isolated bluff above Molas Lake, and can accommodate motorhomes, trailers, and fifth-wheels of any size.
  • Price is $45/night, plus 9.9% tax. 
  • 4th of July & Labor Day Holiday period (nights of 7/1/2016-7/5/2016 and nights of 9/2/2016-9/6/2016)rates are an additional 50% ($67.50/night), plus 9.9% tax.
Lake-View SMALL RV (Under 20 Feet)
  • This one site sits on an isolated bluff above Molas Lake that can accommodate a pop-up camper or small RV less than 20 feet. NOTE: This area is also shared with the three other Lake View RV Sites that have no size limitation; this particular site is on the end.
  • Price is $45/night, plus 9.9% tax. 
  • 4th of July & Labor Day Holiday period (nights of 7/1/2016-7/5/2016 and nights of 9/2/2016-9/6/2016)rates are an additional 50% ($67.50/night), plus 9.9% tax.
  • Suitable for pop-up camper or small RV less than 20 feet.
Small RV or Tent
  • Price is $20/night, plus 9.9% tax. 
  • 4th of July & Labor Day Holiday period (nights of 7/1/2016-7/5/2016 and nights of 9/2/2016-9/6/2016)rates are an additional 50% ($30/night), plus 9.9% tax.
  • Suitable for tents, pop-up campers, and small RV's (motor homes under 23' or trailers under 17').
Standard RV (Rock Cliff Area)
  • These extra-large sites sit within a unique geological formation and allow ample room for even the largest RV (minimum 30' x 50') and associated camp setup.
  • Price is $18/night, plus 9.9% tax.
  • 4th of July & Labor Day Holiday period (nights of 7/1/2016-7/5/2016 and nights of 9/2/2016-9/6/2016)rates are an additional 50% ($27/night), plus 8.9% tax.
  • All sites are back-in.
  • Suitable for motorhomes, trailers, and fifth-wheels of any size.
Waterfront (Premium) Small RV or Tent Campsite
  • Waterfront (premium) small RV or tent campsites feature outstanding views of Molas Lake and are our closest sites to the lake.
  • Price is $27/night, plus 9.9% tax. 
  • 4th of July & Labor Day Holiday period (nights of 7/1/2016-7/5/2016 and nights of 9/2/2016-9/6/2016)rates are an additional 50% ($40.50/night), plus 8.9% tax.
  • Suitable for tents, pop-up campers, and small RV's (motor homes under 23' or trailers under 17').
Walk-in Tent
  • Price is $20/night, plus 9.9% tax.
  • 4th of July & Labor Day Holiday period (nights of 7/1/2016-7/5/2016 and nights of 9/2/2016-9/6/2016)rates are an additional 50% ($30/night), plus 8.9% tax.
  • These sites are ideal for campers who pack light and don't mind being away from their car. Walk-in campers park in a shared lot and walk 50 to 200 feet to access their campsite.
  • All sites are walk-in access for tent camping only.

For more information on check-in and check-out policies as well as individual information on each site type please visit www.molaslake.com 

Local Interest: 

Town of Silverton, Alpine Loop, Million Dollar Highway

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Southwest Colorado- San Juan Mountains