Angel Of Shavano

38.58278, -106.22
Forest Road 240A Salida Colorado 81201 US

Angel of Shavano Campground is one of the area’s best kept secrets. The campground is small with only 20 campsites, but it offers visitors a quiet atmosphere to gather with family and friends. The campsites are wooded with aspen and spruce trees. A few of the campsites are located along the stream.

Angel of Shavano Group Campground is considered one of the area’s best kept camping secrets. It is situated next to the North Fork South Arkansas River and offers a variety of recreational activities, including hiking, biking and fishing.

The campground is named after an image of an angel that appears as winter snow fall on Shavano Mountain. The site lies at an elevation of 9,200 feet along the North Fork South Arkansas River. A forest of aspen and pine covers the area. Beaver ponds dot the landscape at the base of nearby Shavano Mountain. 

Some sites sit along the river while others are set among an open, grassy meadow. Thunderstorms are common in summer months.

Reservation Information

Reservations are for Group Site only.  Please call: 877-444-6777

Campground Information
$18 per site for overnight camping, and requires a 2-night minimum stay on weekends and a 3-night minimum stay on holiday weekends. Two (2) vehicles or one (1) RV per site is included in the camping fee. $6.00 for a third vehicle.  The Group Site is $60 per night.
$6.00 fee for day use if not camping overnight.
Fees are payable by cash, check or money order. Self-servicing fee tube is available.
First-come, first-served sites must be occupied the SAME NIGHT.
Golden Age and Golden Access Cardholder: 50% discount off the camping fee only.
Open: 05/20/16 – 09/05/16
The following restrictions apply to this campground:

  • Maximum 8 persons per site: 2 tents and 2 vehicles or 1 recreation vehicle (RV).
  • Maximum RV length 30 ft.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times.
  • No discharge of firearms or fireworks.
  • Only licensed vehicles can operate inside campground.
  • Camping is NOT ALLOWED behind a LOCKED GATE.
Camping & Recreation

The Colorado Trail begins within the campground and provides excellent hiking, horseback riding and biking opportunities. The trail stretches 487 miles across Colorado from Denver to Durango, with segments ranging in elevation from 5,500 to 13,300 feet. 

The North Fork South Arkansas River offers rainbow and brook trout fishing. The nearby beaver ponds can also be fished. 

Fun facilities like a volleyball court, baseball field and horseshoe pits are available within the campground. Visitors must bring their own equipment.

The city of Salida is 30 minutes away, where visitors can take a scenic tram ride, experience a zip-line, play a round of mini golf or go whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River.

Services & Facilities

Angel of Shavano offers one group campsite best suited for tent camping. It can accommodate up to 100 people and 24 vehicles. Parking is not available for large RVs. 

The site is equipped with a picnic shelter, tables, six pedestal grills and a campfire circle with benches. Vault toilets and trash collection are provided. No drinking water is available within the group site, but it is available at the nearby family campground.