A Walkthrough Little Molas Lake Campground
If you’re an avid camper, then chances are you may have looked at Molas Lake Campground before and have plans of going there. If not, then you have still come to the right place because we’re going to discuss the best campgrounds in Molas Lake in this post.
When you’re looking at the different camping grounds inside Molas Lake Campground, it’s not always easy to make a choice because all of them seem to stand out. That’s why we have listed the types of camping grounds along with their features for you to choose from.
So without further ado, let’s begin our walkthrough…
Little Molas Lake Campground - Site Description
Silverton Town acquired Molas Lake Park Campground in 1925 from the Bureau of Land Management from the United States. This 137-acres of ground for camping is situated along Million Dollar Road in the San Juan Mountains central; which is Colorado Rockies’ most breathtaking peaks.
The Camping ground is just close to the biggest wilderness in Colorado State, which is the Weminuche.
The Molas Lake Park Campgrounds offer visitors the unforgettable site, National Forest entry through Colorado Trail, a stocked lake, and starry night skies free from the pollution of light. The day’s use of amenities and campground were renovated completely in 2008.
Now, the campground has over 50 campsites that serve campers who like tents, small pop-ups, RVs, and several sites more than 1,500 square ft. serving even the biggest RVs. The park features a water pump, a couple of new and clean showers and vaulted restrooms.
The Campground does not have s dump station; however, there are ones available in Silverton Town, which is only a 10 minutes ride with just a cheap fee.
- Campground store
- 25-acre stocked lake for fishing with paddling and non-motorized boating
- Biking and hiking trails straight from campground
- Campsites have picnic table and fire rings with grill
- On-site rentals for sit on-top kayaks and stand-up paddle boards
- Picnic areas with barbecue grills found in the day-use site
- Firewood for sale
- Unparalleled views
- Hot showers ($5/use)
- Campground office’s potable water
Molas Lake Campgrounds - What You Need To Know
This very large site is great for campers in a 23-foot high RV, pop‐up campers, or tent campers. It features a level concrete surface, paved access to a sanitary vault‐style toilet. Visitors may be requested to show a parking permit for disabled persons.
Generators aren’t permitted in this area.
Ultra RV (Lake View)
The Campsites in Ultra RV (Lake‐View) is situated on a hill that overlooks Molas Lake along with amazing views, and can house trailers,motor homes, and fifth wheels of any size. The Colorado Trail hiking trail and Lake Loop’s starting point are found straight behind these areas.
All 3 URV locations are newly graveled with a brief dirt road that leads to the sites. Each venue is equipped with gravel parking and either an all‐dirt surface or tent pad, as well as a picnic table and fire pit. URV‐1 features a huge ponderosa pine found on it, URV‐2 and URV‐3 don’t have trees.
URV sites are great for the majority of RVs and have excellent morning sun. Generators that are reasonably quiet are permitted in these sites from 8am to 8pm. These sites only have three available slots (URV1, URV2, and URV3); they fill up quickly.
Remember that RVs are parked in a diagonal way and not parallel. That site has no dump station. The nearest one is 5 miles away.
Lake‐View SMALL RV
This site (SRV1) is a rather tinier version of the Lake View RV campsites. This one particular site is situated on a secluded bluff above the Molas Lake and can house a small RV not more than 20 feet or a pop‐up camper.
Also, SRV1 is a great tent camping site, situated over a hill on top of the Molas Lake with spectacular views looking a huge ponderosa pine tree and east into San Juan Mountains. The Colorado Trail hiking trails and Lake Loop’s starting point are situated straight behind SRV1.
This area is newly graveled with a dirt road that leads to it. And it features gravel parking along with a tent pad, a picnic table and fire pit. A generator that’s reasonably quiet is permitted in this area from 8am to 8pm. This site is one of a kind, thus, it fills up very quickly.
Note that this area is shared with the other Lake View RV campsites that do not have size limitation; this certain area is on the end portion.
Want to know what Molas Lake looks like? Check out this video:
These very huge campsites are situated within an exclusively geological formation; they’re not lake‐view or lake‐side sites. Our standard RV campsites can all house trailers, motor homes, as well as fifth‐wheels of any size, such as the biggest RV (minimum 30x50 feet) and associated setup.
Though not ideal, they’re suitable for SUV, truck, or car tent camping as well. Every site is equipped with an all‐dirt surface or tent pad and gravel parking, and a picnic table and fire pit. The first, second, and third sites all have lake views while sites 6 to 8 have spectacular mountain views.
The sites are all back‐in. Generators that are reasonably quiet are permitted in this area from 8am to 8pm. The map of the campground, showing these sites’ orientation is available online at www.molaslake.com/reservations.html.
Remember that none of the Molas Lake campsites have water or electric hook‐ups though there are water taps found adjacent to the office that you may utilize to fill up containers. The RVs can fill up to thirty gallons. A dump station isn’t available on‐site. The nearest one is 5 miles away.
Walk‐in Tent is perfect sites for campers who do not mind a 50‐foot to 200‐foot pace from the shared parking site. These areas are great for campers who only pack light and do not really mind that their cars are away.
Every site can support not more than one tent, and includes a graveled camping pad, as well as a picnic table and fire pit. Generators aren’t permitted in these sites. The map of the campground, showing these sites’ orientation is available online at http://www.molaslake.com/reservations.html.
Tent Campsite or Premium Water View Small RV
These have amazing views of the Molas Lake and they’re our nearest locations to it. There is fifteen separate premium water view tent or small RV campsites.
Each site is equipped with an all‐dirt surface or tent pad and gravel parking, as well as a picnic table and fire pit. These campsites are great for pop‐up campers, tents, and small RVs (trailers under 17 feet or motor homes under 23 feet). Generators aren’t permitted in these sites.
Tent Sites and Small RV
The area has 29 separate TENT or SMALL RV campsites. Every site is equipped with a all‐dirt surface or tent pad and gravel parking, and a picnic table and fire pit with grill. Every site is suitable for pop‐up campers, tents, and small RVs (trailers under 17 feet or motor homes under 23 feet).
Generators aren’t permitted in these sites. The maps of the campground, showing these sites’ orientation as well as a document with short descriptions of each site are available online at molaslake.com/reservations.html.
Also, if you want to know more about camping with RVs, here’s a good resource I can recommend - Camping with RVs.
Molas Lake Campground is the very definition of what makes a good camping ground. It has clean and safe grounds complete with amenities, large level shady campsites and plenty of recreational opportunities.
This campsite is a high-country location, which is surrounded by an extremely dense forest valley with wildflowers and aspens. The South Platte River’s North Fork is a walk away, hops, and skips. The 1,544-foot climb Gibson Lake Trail is an excellent exercise and just worth your effort.
If I were you, I wouldn’t miss this campsite. In fact, I am going there next week for the 3rd time. That’s how much I love the place. Every camping activity I hold there is a new experience. We hope you enjoyed this post.
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