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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Mancos State Park in Southwestern Colorado is a haven for the year-round outdoor enthusiast and traveler.

In the spring, summer and fall, canoeists, kayakers and wakeless power boaters enjoy the calm waters of Jackson Gulch Reservoir. In the winter depending on conditions there are great opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing. Fishing enthusiasts enjoy excellent fishing for yellow perch and rainbow trout. Travelers from other parts of the state and country use Mancos State Park as their camping headquarters when they visit the numerous attractions in the area, including Mesa Verde National Park, the San Juan SkywayPublic Lands, and Durango.

Summer 2024 Items of Note

The Mancos State Park Visitors Center is open for the season Tuesday-Saturday 8 am to 4 pm.​​ Jackson Gulch Reservoir ANS inspections ​ are available 5 days a week from 8 am - 4 pm.  

All campgrounds are open for the season. ​​Camping is by reservation only and can be made up until the moment of occupying the site, pending availability. Make reservations online or by calling at 1-800-244-5613.  ​

10 minutes away, in the town of Mancos, Colorado you can get ice, firewood, food and supplies. Firewood is now for sale at Mancos State Park Visitor Center for $6 a bundle. 

​Please visit the Lone Mesa State Park Hunting page​ for details regarding the 2024 Hunting Season.    

Trail Running at Mancos State Park

Ice Fishing at Mancos State Park


Reserve a Yurt at Mancos

Mancos State Park’s two yurts provide visitors with an alternative to RV and tent camping and the yurts can be reserved year-round.

Yurts are reminiscent of the tents used by nomads on the steppes of Mongolia and Siberia. To learn more about the yurts at Mancos, please visit the Yurts page


Mancos is a great place to camp. Set in a beautiful ponderosa forest, the upper loop of the main campground and both yurts remain open through the winter. The park is centrally located to a wide variety of local attractions​.

Come and enjoy a fun-filled, quiet and beautiful time at Mancos State Park!