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Old 03-13-2015   #1
Nashville, Tennessee
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Good Campgrounds in Buena Vista?

Hey there-

Does anyone have any recommendations for a good campground around the Buena Vista area?

Thank you!


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Old 03-13-2015   #2
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I assume you want to visit between Memorial Day and Labor Day? If so, I would look at Collegiate Peaks, Mt Princeton, Chalk Lake, Cascade and Cottonwood Lake. There is excellent dispersed camping off Cottonwood and South Cottonwood as well as north of town along the river at Elephant Rock, #6 and #4. There is a ton of dispersed camping in Fourmile Recreation Area too. Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area state park riverside campground south of town at Ruby Mountain is worth consideration as well.

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Old 03-13-2015   #3
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x2 on ruby for early season camp fest cottonwood pass also good camping and stop by old hot springs to end good times on the river(aaaahhh) good times; numbers , browns (in the '90's) back to camp for camp feast onto the hot springs to relax, back to camp for libations , fire, and river stories
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Old 03-13-2015   #4
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Four Mile Recreation area has some great, secluded spots as well. 4WD or high clearance recommended. All dispersed and free. Also beautiful views!
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