White River National Forest campgrounds open for the summer | PostIndependent.com

White River National Forest campgrounds open for the summer

Camping season has officially started in the White River National Forest. Most, but not all, of Summit County's sites are ready for campers.
Photo courtesy of the White River National Forest |

Despite snow and rain across much of the White River National Forest for the month of May, the summer season is fast approaching. Most campgrounds officially opened May 19 with a few exceptions, such as the higher elevation campgrounds and campgrounds in Summit County experiencing spring snowfall.

The Forest offers 68 family campgrounds, six group sites, 17 picnic areas and 26 other developed sites such as interpretive sites, overlooks and boat launches. These facilities provide space for recreational enjoyment during the late spring, summer and fall seasons.

Even though snowy conditions may exist in Summit County, campgrounds on the Dillon Ranger District are open, excluding the following locations which open May 26: Lowry Campground, Prospector Campground and Windy Point Group Site.

Campgrounds can be reserved up to 240 days in advance. Group campsites can be reserved 12 months in advance. Make your reservation at http://www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.

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