Molas Lake Park and Campground

Silverton, Colorado

Rated Most Scenic Campground in America by AAA

About Molas Lake Park and Campground

Molas Lake Campground has more than 50 campsites serving tent-campers, small RV's and pop-ups, and a few sites over 1,500 square feet to serve even the largest RV's. The park has one water pump, several clean and new vault-style restrooms, and showers ($5 per use). There is no longer a dump-station for RV's but dump-stations are available 10 minutes away within the Town of Silverton for a small fee, typically around $10. The campground and day-use amenities were completely renovated in 2008. Swimming is not permitted in Molas Lake. The campground is open from approximately June 1 to September 30 each year, weather permitting. There is limited cell service and no internet connectivity at the campground.

Molas Lake Campground was granted to the Town of Silverton in 1925 from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The 137-acre campground sits 10 minutes from Silverton along the Million Dollar Highway (US 550) in the central San Juan Mountains; the most spectacular peaks in the Colorado Rockies. The Campground is adjacent to the largest wilderness area in the state of Colorado, the Weminuche Wilderness, is surrounded by the San Juan National Forest, and is accessible to the Colorado Trail.

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Rated Most Scenic Campground in America by AAA

Rated Most Scenic Campground in America by AAA

Most Reflective

Most Reflective

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Surrounded by San Juan National Forest & Serenitiy

Surrounded by San Juan National Forest & Serenitiy

25-acre Stocked Lake

25-acre Stocked Lake

Photographers' Dream

Photographers' Dream

Lake-View

Lake-View

Surrounded by the serated peaks of the San Juans

Surrounded by the serated peaks of the San Juans

Simply Stunning

Simply Stunning

Prices

Disability-Accessible-Site

This extra-large campsite is suitable for campers in an RV of up to 23 feet in length, tent campers, or pop-up campers. It includes a concrete surface with level, paved access to a clean vault-style toilet.

Holidays $38.00 / night
Weekdays $25.00 / night
Weekends $25.00 / night

Lake-View Ultra RV

NOTE: Before 2019 these sites had different site numbers! Please see the Campground Map and cross-reference at the end of the Individual Site Description document.

Holidays $68.00 / night
Weekdays $45.00 / night
Weekends $45.00 / night

Lake-View RV - SMALL (Under 20 Feet)

This site (Site# URV1) is a smaller version of our Lake View RV sites. This one site sits on an isolated bluff above Molas Lake and can accommodate a pop‐up camper or small RV less than 20 feet.

Holidays $68.00 / night
Weekdays $45.00 / night
Weekends $45.00 / night

Small RV or Tent

There are 29 individual SMALL RV/TENT campsites. Each site has a gravel parking and tent pad or all‐dirt surface, as well as a fire pit with a cooking grill and picnic table.

Holidays $38.00 / night
Weekdays $25.00 / night
Weekends $25.00 / night

Standard RV (Rock Cliff Area)

NOTE: Before 2019 these sites had different site numbers! Please see the Campground Map and cross-reference at the end of the Individual Site Description document.

Holidays $38.00 / night
Weekdays $25.00 / night
Weekends $25.00 / night

Walk-in Tent

These are ideal sites (Site# W1-W5) for tent campers who don't mind a 50‐ to 200‐foot walk from their shared parking area. These sites are best for campers who pack light and don't mind being away from their car.

Holidays $38.00 / night
Weekdays $25.00 / night
Weekends $25.00 / night

Premium Water View

NOTE: Before 2019 these sites had different site numbers! Please see the Campground Map and cross-reference at the end of the Individual Site Description document.

Holidays $53.00 / night
Weekdays $35.00 / night
Weekends $35.00 / night

Molas Lake Park and Campground Features

CAMPING AMENITIES:
* 25-acre stocked fishing lake with non-motorized boating /paddling
* Hiking and biking trails directly from the campground
* Campground store
* Campsites include a picnic table and fire ring with attached grill
* On-site rentals for standup paddleboards (SUPs) and sit-on-top kayaks
* Picnic areas with BBQ grills located in the day-use area
* Firewood for purchase
* Hot water showers ($5 per use/token)
* Potable water by the campground office
* Unparalleled views
* Just 10 minutes drive to the Town of Silverton

Note: There is no dump station at Molas Lake Campground, however dump stations are available in the Town of Silverton for a small fee.

ON-SITE ACTIVITIES:
* Fishing (25-acre Molas Lake)
* Kayaking and Standup Paddle Boarding (Fee for rental)
* Hiking from campground, including direct access to the Colorado Trail
* Mountain Biking
* Bird Watching
* Star Gazing
* Educational Talks on Wildlife, Local History, Constellations, etc. (See campground office for scheduled upcoming talks)
* Spectacular scenery and photo opportunities


Molas Lake Park and Campground Attractions

NEARBY ACTIVITIES:
* Summer Recreation (visit Silverton Chamber of Commerce)
* Winter Recreation (visit Silverton Chamber of Commerce)
* Hiking
* Mountain Biking
* Fishing
* Jeep Roads
- Alpine Loop
* Mining Heritage Tours
- Old Hundred Gold Mine
- Mayflower Gold Mill
- San Juan Backcountry Guides Historical Tours
* San Juan County Historical Society Mining Museum
* July 4th in Silverton
* Winter Activities
- Kendall Mountain
- Silverton Mountain
- Winter Recreation
* Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad


Terms & Conditions

GENERAL & DAY-USE POLICIES:
* Pets are welcome. All dogs must be on-leash at all times when in the park and never left unattended. Owners are responsible for picking up after their pets to ensure a clean campground, campsite, and surrounding trails. This policy is strictly enforced.
* Day-Use Areas: Our four day-use areas are available free of charge, on a first-come-first-serve basis. Each area has a BBQ grill and picnic table. Day-use hours are “Dawn-to-Dusk”.
* No swimming is allowed in Molas Lake.
* Fishing: Colorado Fishing Licenses can be purchased at Outdoor World in Silverton (1234 Greene St), which is about a 15-minute drive from the park. Alternatively, you can purchase a Colorado fishing license from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife or other outdoor stores. Check the CPW Web Site for current license fees. You'll need to supply your own fishing equipment. Rainbow and brown trout are the most common species in the lake. Cleaning of fish is only allowed at the fish cleaning station and all unwanted fish byproducts must be bagged and discarded in the dumpster. The limit of fish is 4 per person.

CAMPING & RESERVATION POLICIES:
* Check-In: 1:00 PM. Check-Out: 11:00 AM. For late arrival arrangements, If you plan to arrive after 7:00PM, your site number and last name will be listed and marked on a map located on the front door of the office. Just come back in the morning to grab your paperwork! All campsites must be vacated by 11:00 AM on Check-Out day.
* Minimum Check-In Age is 18 Years Old. Guests aged 17 Years Old and under at the time of Check-In are considered children. At least one adult (person at least 18 years old) must be in your party and present at check-in.
* Maximum number of guests per campsite is 8 (if you have more, reserve more than one site).
* Maximum number of tents per campsite is 2 (if you have more, reserve more than one site).
* Maximum number of vehicles per campsite is 2 (if you have more, reserve more than one site).
* For groups of 15 or more, please Email Us (info@molaslake.com) for group site information.
* All reservations and drive-in campers MUST STOP at the OFFICE before entering the campground and check-in with the Camp Host.
* There are no on-site hookups available. The nearest dump station is in the Town of Silverton, 10 minutes away, for a small fee. There is no internet connectivity and limited cell service within the campground.
* Firewood is available for sale from the Camp Host. Due to ecological concerns and the appearance of invasive species, campers are strictly prohibited from bringing firewood from out-of-state.
* Hot water shower facilities are available for $5.00 per person, per each use. Shower availability is not guaranteed from September 15 to the close of the season.
* Generators must be reasonably quiet and are ONLY ALLOWED in the Standard RV (Rock Cliff Area), Lake-View Ultra RV & Lake-View Small RV Sites during the hours of 8 AM to 8 PM.
* Reservations are highly recommended, but not required. If you arrive without a reservation, the campground management will make every effort to place you at a site, subject to availability and existing reservations. Note, we normally sell out from mid-June to late August - book early. Our online reservation system opens on January 1st, with most summer reservations being booked prior to the campground opening.
* During the July 4th and Labor Day Holiday periods, prices are increased by 50%. If you have not made a reservation, please save yourself a trip: Molas Lake Campground is guaranteed to be at capacity during these times.
* Credit Card charges will appear as "Molas Lake Campground" on your statement.
* To cancel or change your reservation, please Email Us (info@molaslake.com) and specify that you booked your reservation online with the reservation identification code.

CANCELLATION POLICIES - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY - OUR CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICIES HAVE CHANGED.
* If the Town of Silverton cancels your reservation due to COVID-19: there will be a 100% refund.
* To cancel or change your reservation, please either Email Us (info@molaslake.com) and specify that you booked your reservation online.
* If you are canceling your reservation: 1) No refunds for any cancellations that after 90 days of creating your reservation. 2) If your cancellation date is less than 90 days from the date the reservation was created and at least 7 days before your arrival date, we will issue a 50% refund. 3) There will be no refunds for any cancellations that are less than 7 days before your arrival date.