Vega State Park RV & Campground Guide

Colorado

Vega State Park

, which shares a border with Grand Mesa National Forest, contains one of the highest mountain lakes in the United States. This lake is a great place to go fishing for rainbow trout and is an ice-fishing destination for many people. When ice is present, some individuals also use the lake for ice skating. The lake is also used in warmer months for paddleboarding and jet skiing, despite the constantly cold water. Vega State Park also contains many miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails, and it is one of the few Colorado state parks that allow snowmobiling and off-highway vehicles. The park is located about 11 miles northwest of Collbran, 50 miles northeast of Grand Junction, and 225 miles west of Denver, and it is frequented by campers and day guests throughout the year.

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Weather
Spring 32–61 F
Summer 48–83 F
Fall 37–71 F
Winter 14–43 F
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Nearby Cities
Collbran, CO
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Vega State Park

With so many fantastic things to do at Vega State Park, you will not want to miss a moment of the action, so bring your RV. If you do not have one, then rent an RV from RVshare. 

Vega State Park Campgrounds

Imagine waking up to watch the sun kiss this high-mountain lake or being the first to see a wild animal that was born overnight. When you stay at any of the four campgrounds at this state park, you can do both of these things and many more.

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Lake grills, playground, coin-operated showers, fire pits, dump station 

Big Creek Campground

Located within Grand Mesa National Forest, this campground is only open in July, and spots are available for $14 per night. Guests can enjoy many activities at the national forest, including off-roading and hiking, and there is a boat ramp to use.

• Water hookup: No 

• Electrical hookup: No 

• Sewer hookup: No 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Restroom, boat ramp, picnic tables

Cobbett Campground

This campground near Mesa and Cedaredge, Colorado, is only open in July, and rates start at $16 per night. Nearby hiking and jeep trails allow guests to enjoy exploring the national forest.

• Water hookup: No 

• Electrical hookup: No 

• Sewer hookup: No 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Vault toilets 

James M. Robb Colorado River State Park

Two campgrounds are available for year-round use at this state park with the Island Campground, which is nestled on the Colorado River banks, being the closest to Vega State Park. You will love the coin showers, beautiful views, and stand-up grills.

• Water hookup: Yes 

• Electrical hookup: Yes 

• Sewer hookup: Yes 

• Wi-Fi: No 

• Pet-friendly: Yes 

• Other amenities: Coin showers, stand-up grills, fire rings, playgrounds, dump stations 

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What to Do at
Vega State Park

Inside Vega State Park

Vega State Park features many attractions that you will not find at other state parks in Colorado. The park has one of the highest mountain lakes in the state, and people often shovel snow off it to go ice-skating. The park is also one of a handful to allow off-roading and snowmobiling, and you can easily take paths that lead to the national forest located next to the state park. Many people head to the area near the South Road to go cross-country skiing. Special programs on ecology, astrology, and other topics take place almost every Friday and Saturday night during the spring and summer. 

Outside Vega State Park

This park is located in Mesa County, Colorado. Approximately 154,000 people live in this county, and many of them operate businesses that you will want to dine and shop in. You will also find many attractions to visit. The park sits on the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains and is spread out next to 3,161,912 acres in Grand Mesa and Gunnison National Forests.

Restaurants

Bent Pickle Diner

If you have never had dill pickle or sweet potato milkshakes, then you need to stop at this family-owned diner where you can also order Navajo tacos, smothered enchiladas, and other exciting entrees. 

Type: Diner

Location: 57482 Highway 330, Collbran, CO 81624

Collbran Café

Stop at this restaurant for its prime rib dinners on most Friday nights along with the Sunday breakfasts. Be sure to attend their exclusive holiday parties. 

Type: Diner

Location: 108 Main Street, Collbran, CO 81624

Pêche.

The chefs at this restaurant focus on using local products to create memorable meals featuring chicken, lamb, beef and asparagus. Indoor dining and outdoor dining on two patios are available. 

Type: American

Location: 336 Main Street, Palisade, CO 81526

Lost Mesa Grill

Dine on fresh burgers and tacos at this restaurant that serves Colorado craft beers. There is indoor seating, or you can choose to sit outside to enjoy a fantastic view of nature surrounding you while you dine. 

Type: American

Location: 130 W. Main Street, Cedaredge, CO 81413

Wagon Wheel Restaurant & Motel

Stop at this restaurant for omelets or burritos for breakfast, salads and sandwiches for lunch, or chicken and steak entrees in the evening. You may want to visit the lounge for a drink before or after your meal. 

Type: Diner

Location: 10900 Highway 65, Mesa, CO 81643

Shopping

Collbran Supply Inc.

Owner Fred Feller invites you to come to get your electrical, plumbing, auto and other supplies at this ACE Hardware store. While you are there, be sure to check out the home décor items. 

Location: 203 Main, Collbran, CO 81624

Valley Ranch Supply

If you need RV or auto supplies, items for your animals or even some hardware, then check out this locally owned store where you may be welcomed with a warm cup of coffee and outstanding customer service. 

Location: 57454 Highway 330, Collbran, CO 81624

Fruit Basket Orchards

While you need to check the hours, you can pick seasonal fruit at this orchard to take home, and they also have a gift shop. 

Location: 253 32-1/2 Road, Grand Junction, CO 81503

A Country Cupboard

Find locally produced handcrafted items, spices from around the world, candles and more at this shop. 

Location: 237 S. Main Street, Palisade, CO 81526

Sprigs & Sprouts of Western Colorado

At this lavender farm, you will find locally made handicrafts as well as a variety of health and beauty products made with lavender oil produced on-site. 

Location: 3669 G Road - Highway 6, Palisade, CO 81526

Sightseeing

Grand Mesa National Forest

Bike, climb, fish, hike, horse ride, off-road and hunt within the boundaries of this 346,555-acre national forest. 

Location: 20090 Baron Lake Drive, Cedaredge, CO 81413

Gunnison National Forest

Visit the seven national wilderness areas that lie within the boundaries of this park, which President Theodore Roosevelt declared a national forest in 1905. 

Location: 216 N. Colorado Street, Gunnison, CO 81230

Colorado National Monument

Not for the faint of heart, driving the 23-mile Rim Rock Road through this monument allows you to see red canyons with bighorn sheep grazing on them while eagles soar overhead. You can also hike, bike, camp and do many other things here. 

Location: 1750 Rim Rock Drive, Fruita, CO 81521

James M. Robb Colorado River State Park

Over 75 miles of hiking trails are found at this state park where you can also ride bikes, fish, boat, hunt and do much more. 

Location: 595 Highway 340, Fruita, CO 81521

Powderhorn Mountain Resort

Over 1,600 acres of skiable terrain are available at this resort that gets over 250 inches of snow each year. Runs are available for every ability level.

Location: 48338 Powderhorn Road, Mesa, CO 81643

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How to Get to
Vega State Park

This park’s location close to Interstate 70 makes it easy to reach. If you are coming from the west, take Exit 49 and turn left on Highway 330. Travel to the other side of Collbran, Colorado, for 12 miles. When you reach Mesa County Road 64 6/10 Road, turn right. Go 5.5 miles to reach the park’s visitors center. 

If you are coming from the east, take Exit 62. Turn left and follow 45½ Road for 12 miles. Turn left on Highway 65, go 0.5 miles and turn left on Highway 330. Watch for Country Road 64 6/10, and turn right. Go 5.5 miles to reach the park’s visitors center.

Entering Vega State Park

There is a fee for those not entering in a vehicle, and $80 annual passes are available. The park is open year-round, and the office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week.

Per vehicle : $9

Per person : $4

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