Little Bear Campground is located along the shore of the fir-tree lined Island Lake, and is one of two campgrounds in Western Colorado’s Grand Mesa National Forest. Little Bear Campground is in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains in a large boulder strewn area under spruce-fir trees near the lake. The campground is fairly small, with only 36 campsites, and can be busy in during over weekends, but is usually available during the week. Since the campground is near Island Lake, and several other nearby Grand Mesa National Forest lakes, mosquitos are usually present, so be sure to bring the deep woods bug repellant.
Hiking is the most popular activity at Little Bear, but there are plenty of other activities accessible within the Grand Mesa National Forest, including mountain biking and fishing. The campground had two loops, about half of which are directly adjacent to the lake. Each campsite at Little Bear Campground includes a picnic table, fire ring, and access to bathrooms.
Little Bear Campground Features
|Number of Campsites:||36|
|Toilets:||Yes – Vault Toilets|
|RV/Trailer Length:||35 Feet|
|Cell Phone Service:||None|
|Operating Season:||Campground open May through September|
|Other:||Firewood is available for purchase|
|Geo Coordinates:||39.034459, -107.998874|
|Nearest City/Town:||Cedaredge, Colorado|
|Location:||Delta County, Colorado|
|Paved Road Access:||None|
|Proximity to Stores:||17 miles to Cedaredge, Colorado|
|Directions:||From Cedaredge, CO, take State Rt. 65 north 15.7 miles to campground sign (Forest Rt. 116). Turn left at sign onto Rt. 116(gravel) and go 0.8 miles to another campground sign. Turn right just before sign into Little Bear Campground.|
|Web:||Grand Mesa National Forest||Twitter:|
When To Go
Summer – Little Bear Campground is not used heavily and a is a great Western Colorado summer camping destination
Tuesday 10/16 0%
High 57° / Low 35°
Sunny. High 57F. Winds light and variable.
Wednesday 10/17 20%
High 55° / Low 37°
Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. High near 55F. Winds light and variable.
Thursday 10/18 40%
High 55° / Low 34°
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy early followed by increasing clouds with showers developing later in the day. High near 55F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Friday 10/19 10%
High 57° / Low 36°
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 57F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday 10/20 0%
High 60° / Low 38°
A mainly sunny sky. High near 60F. Winds light and variable.
Sunday 10/21 0%
High 61° / Low 39°
A mainly sunny sky. High 61F. Winds light and variable.
What To Do
Hiking, Biking, and Horseback Riding – There are miles of trails directly accessible from Little Bear Campground