About Molas Lake Park and Campground
Molas Lake Campground has more than 50 campsites serving tent-campers, small RV's and pop-ups, and a few sites over 1,500 square feet to serve even the largest RV's. The park has one water pump, several clean and new vault-style restrooms, and showers ($5 per use). There is no longer a dump-station for RV's but dump-stations are available 10 minutes away within the Town of Silverton for a small fee, typically around $10. The campground and day-use amenities were completely renovated in 2008. Swimming is not permitted in Molas Lake. The campground is open from approximately June 1 to September 30 each year, weather permitting. There is limited cell service and no internet connectivity at the campground.
Molas Lake Campground was granted to the Town of Silverton in 1925 from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The 137-acre campground sits 10 minutes from Silverton along the Million Dollar Highway (US 550) in the central San Juan Mountains; the most spectacular peaks in the Colorado Rockies. The Campground is adjacent to the largest wilderness area in the state of Colorado, the Weminuche Wilderness, is surrounded by the San Juan National Forest, and is accessible to the Colorado Trail.