Photo: Most White River National Forest campgrounds now open for the summer
Most White River National Forest campgrounds officially opened May 19 with a few exceptions, such as the higher elevation campgrounds and campgrounds in Summit County experiencing spring snowfall. The forest offers 68 family campgrounds, six group sites, 17 picnic areas and 26 other developed sites such as interpretive sites, overlooks and boat launches. These facilities provide space for recreation during the late spring, summer and fall seasons. Even though snowy conditions may exist in Summit County, campgrounds in the Dillon Ranger District are open, excluding the following locations, which will open Friday, May 26: Lowry Campground, Prospector Campground and Windy Point Group Site. Campgrounds can be reserved up to 240 days in advance. Group campsites can be reserved 12 months in advance. Reservations can be made at recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777. Look for an extended feature on White River National Forest campgrounds in Eagle County in the Saturday, May 27, edition of the Vail Daily.