Gateway RV Park

“Carbondale…Where Rocky Vistas Meet Crystal Waters”

Photo courtesy of Dan Nauman
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Please note that the Town of Carbondale is currently under a fire ban!

On May 31, 2018, Garfield County implemented “Stage 1” fire restrictions for all private and state lands in Garfield County, pursuant to which campfires, smoking, use of explosive materials, and other activities are restricted.

The following restrictions are now in effect within the Town of Carbondale, Colorado effective June 12, 2018:

  1. No fires of any type are allowed except for charcoal grills, gas grills and smokers.
  2. No smoking is allowed except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or in a barren area free of vegetation of at least 20 feet in diameter.
  3. No use of explosive materials is permitted.
  4. No welding or operation of an acetylene or other similar torch with open flame is permitted except from an area that has been cleared of vegetation of at least 30 feet in diameter.
  5. No operation of any internal combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed and in working order is permitted.
  6. The fire chief for the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District may permit a fire if deemed appropriate.

Any violation of the terms of this Ordinance shall be subject to issuance of a penalty assessment ticket in the amount of $100.00, summons or prosecution pursuant to Article 4, Chapter 1 of the Municipal Code.

NOTICE: Gateway RV Park is OPEN!  FYI-We do have a two week stay limit for all RV sites 24 ft and above and a one week stay limit for the group tent site and all 20 ft RV sites.  You must vacate the park for at least a week before you may stay again.

Please note that we have 30 AMP Service ONLY!


Gateway RV Park

 640 County Road 106 (AKA Satank Road)
Carbondale, Colorado 81623

Campground Host Cell Phone Number: 970.379.8151

(This phone is deactivated during the off season, October-April.  Please call the Carbondale Recreation & Community Center for inquires about the park during the off season at
970.510.1290.)

Gateway RV Park owned by the Town of Carbondale, is situated above the Roaring Fork River just west of the Highway 82 & 133 intersection on the northern entrance into Carbondale. The RV Park entrance is on Highway 82, approximately 1-mile west of this intersection.

Carbondale is located within the heart of the Central Rocky Mountains in the Roaring Fork Valley. We're located 170 miles west of Denver and 30 miles northwest of Aspen.
Carbondale is also the “Gateway” to one of the most scenic drives in all of Colorado,
The West Elk Scenic & Historic Byway.


Photo by Jack Dysart

The Town of Carbondale’s Gateway RV Park has breathtaking views of Mount Sopris. The park was purchased with funding from Great Outdoors Colorado, Garfield County, the Division of Parks & Wildlife and the Town of Carbondale.

The Gateway RV Park is located just above The Bob Terrell State Wildlife Area that has an easily accessible boat ramp offering float fishermen great access to the Gold Medal Fishing Waters of the lower Roaring Fork River. There are a number of outdoor recreational activities in the area including rafting, kayaking, hiking, road & mountain biking, climbing, fishing, and golf.


Photo courtesy of prweb.com

Carbondale is home to both the Roaring Fork and Crystal Rivers. It is only a few short minutes from both the Colorado and Frying Pan Rivers. Some of these rivers are Gold Medal Waters renowned for their amazing trout fishing and beautiful scenery.



Photo by Whitewater Rafting

Additionally, these rivers offer outdoor enthusiasts a great place to enjoy whitewater rafting, kayaking, or just lazy afternoon float trips.


Photo by Jack Dysart

Carbondale offers miles and miles of hiking and mountain bike trails just across the highway from the RV Park within the BLM Red Hill Special Recreation Management Area. The RV Park is also located alongside the paved Rio Grande Trail that stretches 44 beautiful miles from Aspen to Glenwood Springs. This paved bike path is perfect for families who enjoy biking, jogging, walking, roller blading, cross country skiing, and more. Additionally, there are miles of nearby hiking and biking opportunities on National Forest and BLM lands that border Carbondale.


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