So I found what sounded like a pretty good spot on some BLM land along the Arkansas River about seven miles north of Buena Vista called Railroad Bridge Camp Area.
|Weird but I never saw a Railroad Bridge the whole time there.|
|The Tank tucked into a more preferable campsite.|
|The biggest "white noise" generator in the world!|
Fire ring: Yes (area is under strict no fire policy currently)
Water Access: Yes
Fresh Water: No
Trash Service: No, pack in, pack out
Dump station: No
Level sites: Yes
Verizon reception: 4G, 2 bars
Internet reception: 2 barsCost: Free for up to 14 days
The portion of the Arkansas River I was camped along is a destination white water rafting and kayaking experience. One of the biggest industries in the Buena Vista area is companies providing white water tours, and definitely the biggest employers in the area.
|Rafters on the Arkansas River zip past my campsite.|
|CR 371. Did someone say "washboard"?|
About a mile south along CR 371 is a tent only camping area that's a little more organized than the one I was in.
|Sign at the entrance to the tent area.|
|Tent campsites came with a fire ring and table.|
|This was right next to the car bridge over the river -- someone was living in it!|
Thanks for reading!