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 03/25 0%
High 63° / Low 32°
Mainly clear. Lows overnight in the low 30s.
Tuesday 03/26 0%
High 63° / Low 41°
Partly cloudy skies. High 63F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 03/27 0%
High 65° / Low 40°
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. High near 65F. E winds shifting to SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday 03/28 0%
High 61° / Low 36°
Mostly cloudy. High 61F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
Friday 03/29 50%
High 46° / Low 28°
Rain and snow showers in the morning. The rain and snow will change to rain showers in the afternoon. High 46F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Saturday 03/30 20%
High 48° / Low 26°
A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. High 48F. Winds light and variable.
What To Do
Hiking, Biking, and Horseback Riding – There are miles of trails directly accessible from Little Bear Campground