South Rim Campground, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Montrose, Colorado

This isolated National Park is a beautiful one to see. Much different than other NP canyons (Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon), this canyon is one that is easily seen in an afternoon. Their are two campgrounds on the south side of the park and one on the north. South Rim is tucked amongst oak shrubbery. Sites here were hardly what we expected. Although the sites in the three loops are fairly private and scenic, they are overgrown with shrubbery making them almost unusable. Interior roads are paved, but are tight for larger RVs and the small gravel pads, often just a turnout along the road make them
user-unfriendly to RVs. I would only return here in a small trailer or RV less than 25 feet in total length. We did enjoy the canyon, hikes that lead directly from the campground and the wildlife that is often spotted here. Within our 24 hour stay, we saw abundant mule deer, three snakes, butterflies and yes, a black bear, all in our campsite. Hawks and bobcats are also frequently seen around the canyon rim. With a nice Visitor's Center at the South Rim just a mile from camp and spectacular views, this National Park is must-see, but plan your accommodations carefully!

Good Sites: 17B-23B
Poor Sites: All others
Hookups: Electric in B loop only
Potable Water: VERY limited
Dump Within Facility: No