Rio Grande - Fisherman's Access at Rio Grande Campground

  • Creede
Elevation: 8800
  • Car (4x4 not required)
Seasonal Accessability:
  • Late Spring/Summer/Fall
Seasonal Accessability Notes: Normally open year around for camping and river access.  May be physically snowed in Dec-April.  Access road may be closed between March 1st and May 15th for the mud season.
Water Type:
  • River
  • Ice Fishing
Driving Directions:

From Creede, go 8.5 miles west on CO 149, then follow signs to Rio Grande Fisherman's Area.

Restrictions: Must have Colorado Fishing License to fish. Fly/Lure Only; 2 Brown trout limit, minimum 12 inches; All rainbow trout must be released
Commonly Caught Species:
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Brown Trout
Suggested Bait: Flies and lures
Description & Notes:

This is a small, developed camping area in a grassy meadow, right on the banks of the Rio Grande River. It is not recommended for large RVs or long/wide trailers because the access road going down into the site is narrow and steep.  The recently remodeled (2010) area has 7 camp sites with picnic tables and fireplace rings.