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
Monday 11/20 10%
High 48° / Low 32°
Mostly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 30s.
Tuesday 11/21 10%
High 55° / Low 32°
Partly cloudy skies. High around 55F. Winds light and variable.
Wednesday 11/22 0%
High 58° / Low 32°
Partly cloudy skies. High 58F. Winds light and variable.
Thursday 11/23 0%
High 60° / Low 37°
Partly cloudy. Near record high temperatures. High around 60F. Winds light and variable.
Friday 11/24 0%
High 61° / Low 36°
Sunshine and clouds mixed. Near record high temperatures. High 61F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday 11/25 0%
High 61° / Low 40°
Sunny skies. 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