Silver Thread Basecamp

Adventure Begins Here

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.

Waterfalls And Wildlife In The San Juan Mountains

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, reserve a covered wagon or cabin, or, pitch a tent, – adventure begins here at Silver Thread Basecamp on the Rio Grande River.

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, fishing, 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.

Gold Medal Trout Fishing

There are countless lakes, streams, and rivers in Colorado offering camping sites with 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!

kid fishing
J Droid Dennis
J Droid Dennis
May 21, 2023
Just stopped in to say hello to new owners. Already seems like an upgrade wit addition of three covered wagons! Full electric, toilet, heat/AC, bedding for 4, and one sleeps 6. New owners are very knowledgeable about campsites as they have others. Very friendly! Workers live on site so very helpful and take great care of guests and grounds. Right on the river. Close to town.
Sherry Honaker
Sherry Honaker
January 12, 2023
Outstanding campground and wonderful owners
Jill Wilson
Jill Wilson
October 22, 2022
Great campground! Hosts were very helpful and got us all set up. We stayed for 2 nights on our way out and 1 night on our way home. Clean, spacious, & scenic campsites. Would highly recommend!
John Bennett
John Bennett
October 20, 2022
Had a great long weekend on the river's bank. Beautiful spot. Manager was terrific assisting us with a space heater when our furnace went out and lows were in the 20s! Thanks!
Rick Logue
Rick Logue
September 21, 2022
We had a reiver front campsite that was level. Great view of the river from the back window and very quiet at night
Synod Leader
Synod Leader
September 12, 2022
Beautiful RV Park. Very friendly staff. Quiet and peaceful.


  • 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).

Short-Term 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. For long term (monthly) guests, reservations deposit is forfeited.

Wagon Cancellation Policy

Cabin Cancellation Policy

All cancellation requests and inquiries must be sent to

A 10% discount off of the daily rate for active and retired military, police and firefighters. Please present identification at check-in to redeem your discount. Discount applies to only one site or rental per ID.
  • We love pets!
  • 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 or lead and attended to at all times. Shock collars and electric fences are not substitutes for leash and lead.
  • 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 at all times, 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 piñatas 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.