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. Fishing enthusiasts have pulled numerous species of fish, including yellow perch and rainbow trout, out of the reservoir. 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 Skyway and Durango.
In the summer, hundreds of miles of ohv trails await in the San Juan National Forest. The West Mancos Trailhead is just two miles from Mancos State Park.
Mancos State Park’s two yurts provide visitors with an alternative to RV and tent camping. You can reserve a yurt year-round. Yurts are reminiscent of tents used by nomads on the steppes of Mongolia and Siberia. The yurt is round tent on a wooden frame with circular skylights and windows to provide light. The ceiling fan and screened windows and door let the breezes flow through to keep the yurt comfortable on warm summer days. The yurt’s insulated walls and propane heater/gas-log fireplace keep it warm the winter.
Mancos State Park has year-round camping. No RV electrical, water or sewer hookups are available, but drinking water is available at hydrants year-round, and the park dump station is available to campers. Boating, fishing, and hiking are some fun summer activities in the park. Mancos also provides a great base camp for year-round activities in the nearby San Juan National Forest.