Welcome to Lightner Creek Campground in Durango, CO!

Nestled in a protected box canyon surrounded by high cliffs of Douglas fir and Ponderosa Pine … LIGHTNER CREEK CAMPGROUND comprises 27 acres complete with a seasonal mountain stream that makes the perfect setting for nature lovers of all ages. The campground is family-owned and operated by outdoor enthusiasts and we enjoy sharing our passion of camping and the great outdoors. Whether you plan on sitting back and listening to the sounds of the surrounding nature, hiking the Dry Fork Trails of Perins Wilderness State Park, or visiting any of the other local attractions, the LIGHTNER CREEK CAMPGROUND experience is postcard perfect.

We are a full service campground with restrooms and showers with a mix of sites for camping in RVs, tents and shacks. In addition, we offer fully furnished cabins, lodges and a “tiny home for 2”. Be prepared to cook with charcoal or gas as we do not allow wood fires in our park. Your pet is welcome at your campsite, in a shack, creekside cabin, or in the “tiny home for 2”.

The paved county road off HWY 160W to our campground is well maintained, making the 1.5 mile drive easily accessible, regardless of what you are bringing. The drive to downtown Durango is a quick 5 miles.

Our mountain climate is ideal: cool average temperature most evenings during the summer months. We are located at 7,000′ elevation, so our days can be tee shirt warm with evenings chilly enough for a sweater.

Enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities in the Durango area, including a plethora of hiking and mountain biking trails, fishing, river rafting, rock climbing, zip-lining, off-roading, horseback riding, shopping, dining and breweries, and much more … There is so much to see and do in the Four Corners Area!

If you are looking for a memorable vacation experience in Durango, look no further than Lightner Creek Campground and Cabins … Where you come as a guest and leave as family!

perins peak state wildlife area map

Lightner Creek Campground is bordered by the Perins Peak State Wildlife Area, displaying panoramic views of majestic mountains and provides endless trails within. Please visit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website to purchase a State Wildlife Area Pass, for the Land & Trails option.

Lightner Creek Campground Park Map

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