Silver Thread Basecamp

Adventure Begins Here


New for 2023 – Covered Wagons!

Sleeps 4 to 6

Our glamping wagons come equipped with a queen bed and bunks to sleep 4-6. They are heated and air conditioned, have a microwave, refrigerator, coffee pot, and smart TV. They have a full bathroom with shower and come equipped with sheets and towels.

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Waterfalls and Wildlife in the San Juan Mountains

Affordable, pet-friendly camping in Colorado

From South Fork to Gunnison, scenic and historic Silver Thread Byway lures you up the mountain and back in time with adventures in old mining towns, explorations of long-forgotten logging camps, and breathtaking views of lakes, waterfalls, and the Blue Mesa. Choose RV camping, pitch a tent, or reserve a cabin – adventure begins here at Silver Thread Basecamp on the Rio Grande River.


Ways To Stay

Comforts Around the Campfire

Enjoy the sights and sounds of wild nature without giving up the conveniences of civilization. Quiet, shaded campsites, hot showers, newly-remodeled restrooms, playground, modern laundry facility, and free WiFi are just the beginning. Come see us when the weather is perfect from May 1 – October 31.



Explore Southern Colorado

Ruggedly beautiful Colorado offers limitless ways to enjoy the outdoors – hiking, rafting, biking, ATV trails, geocaching, bird watching, wildlife photography, and golf. Visit the museums, discover the thousand-year-old culture of the Ute people, shop for souvenirs, and try all the restaurants. The Silver Thread Byway is overflowing with exciting ways to make memories.


Area Attractions

Gold Medal Trout Fishing

There are countless lakes, streams, and rivers in Colorado that offer superior fishing, but only 322 miles of trout streams in the entire state have been designated by the Colorado Wildlife Commission as Gold Medal waterways because they offer great spots to catch really large trout. The Rio Grande River runs right beside Silver Thread Basecamp and has earned that distinction. Bring your fishing tackle!



Love the shaded spots and how close we were to the water. The staff was helpful guiding us to our spot. We will be back.

Stacy R

Google Reviews

Basecamp for lots of adventure.

Chris A

Google Reviews

Easy access off the main road but nice & quiet. Owners are super nice.

Melody P

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Stayed here with our 2 kids while passing through. Sites are clean and well equipped. Bathrooms were great. Park is quiet at night.


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Silver Thread Basecamp
26359 Hwy 160 W
South Fork, CO 81154

(719) 873-5500

  • The duration of a reservation may not be shortened once confirmed
  • We cannot be held responsible for weather, illness, work schedules, or other situations; therefore, we do not issue refunds and this policy is enforced regardless of circumstance.
  • Advance reservations require a 2-night minimum.
  • July 4th and Labor Day holiday weekends require a 3-night minimum.
  • Walk-up reservations for single nights are available.
  • Additional guests (age 5+) carry an extra $6/night charge (maximum occupancies per site and per rental do apply, and, all ages count toward maximum occupancies).
  • Additional vehicles are $5/night.
  • Additional tents are $10/night (tents are not allowed at rental units).

RV and Tent site reservation deposits are eligible for a refund, minus a $75 cancellation fee, when a  cancellation is made, in writing, 30 or more days prior to the reservation start date. Between 30 and 7 days of the reservation start date, the deposit is non-refundable.
Guests who cancel within 7 days of the reservation start date will be charged the balance due for the entire stay. A credit might be available for use on a future reservation, under special circumstances. Please email us to see if your situation qualifies.
All cancellation requests and inquiries must be sent to

A 10% discount off of the daily rate for active and retired military and police. Please present identification at check-in to redeem your discount. Discount applies to only one site or rental per ID.

  • Due to insurance policy restrictions and at the discretion of Silver Thread Basecamp employees, we cannot allow the following dog breeds in the park: Pit bulls, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Dobermans, Rottweilers, Chow-Chows, Presa Canarios, Wolf Hybrids, or any breeds that are a derivative of these breeds.
  • All pets should be kept on a leash and attended to at all times.
  • There is a maximum of 3 pets allowed at any campsite.

We strive to keep our park clean and family-friendly. We ask that you follow our guidelines to maintain a safe, clean, and fun environment.

  • Quiet Hours: 10:00 PM – 8:00 AM – no music and hushed voices outside; strictly enforced.
  • Keep music volume down to respect other guests around you.
  • Speed Limit: 5 MPH throughout the park
  • Public intoxication, profanity, and violence will not be tolerated and are grounds for removal.
  • One adult, 21+, must be present at your site or rental for the duration of your stay.
  • Vehicles must be registered with the office and display a valid pass.
  • Campfires must be contained within the fire pit or grill.
  • Fireworks, water balloons, cascarones and piñata’s are not allowed.
  • No smoking and no pets in rentals.

Please leave your site clean (or cleaner) as when you arrived.
Excessive litter on-site, or evidence of pets/smoking in rentals, is cause for additional cleaning fees. Review our full Campground Guidelines for more information.