Chris Park is located near Haviland Lake in southwestern Colorado, 18 miles north of Durango. Visitors enjoy the area for its hiking, canoeing and fishing opportunities.
3 Campsites. Open from May 6th to September 25th.
The Chris Park Group Campground, one mile south of Haviland Lake on Forest Rd. 166, has three group campsites. Two group sites accommodate 75 campers each. A third group site accommodates up to 150 people, has a pavillion, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, electricity and RV access. The park is mostly flat and open, partly shaded by a few large ponderosa pines. Services at all three group sites include water, trash pickup, campfire rings, picnic tables, electrical hookups and restrooms.
Several trailheads are in the vicinity, including Forebay, Goulding, Elbert Creek and Purgatory Flats. The historic Rico-to-Rockwood Wagon Road passes through Chris Park. Built in the late 1800s, the road was used for six years until the railway opened.
Beautiful Haviland Lake is less than two miles from the campground. The 80-acre, no-wake lake offers boating, canoeing and fishing. Accessible fishing docks are located on the lakeshore.
The campground offers three group sites. Sites 1 and 2 can accommodate up to 75 people each. Site 3 can accommodate up to 150 people, and includes a picnic shelter with electricity and grills. A volleyball court is located near this site as well. Picnic tables and campfire rings provided, as are vault toilets and drinking water.
From Durango, travel north on Highway 550 for about 18 miles to the campground. Turn at Haviland Lake sign, continue for a half-mile, then turn right at the intersection.