La Plata Fairgrounds, Durango, Colorado

We are back for the second time at the Fairgrounds Campground (Parking Lot) for another five nights.  It is not the most scenic of locations, however, it is strategically located right next to Durango Recreation Center, close to the center of town, has direct access to the Animas River, and it is very close to Molly.  I was trying to explain the setup to my sister and thought these pictures would tell the story better.  You enter the Fairgrounds parking lot from Highway 550 at 25th Street.

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An open gate takes you into the campground area that has six electric and water hook up sites available for rent.  You can see our truck and trailer parked in the foreground.

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Below is view from the grandstands of the arena where they hold a rodeo every Wednesday.

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Here is Scott on our veranda working on the tires…

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…and blowing up the tubes.

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You can see the grandstands better in the photo above.  It is only busy on Wednesdays when the rodeo is taking place.  Otherwise, it looks deserted because it is.  Directly opposite of the grandstands is the Public Works area for the Fairgrounds.  You can see the fence separating it from the campground in the picture of Scott working on the tires.   We hear the employees every morning and sometimes later in the evening.  Not quite like the sound of nature when we camp in the woods.  Again, location, location, location.

Notice again the entrance to this campground.  If you zoom in,   In you can see a fence and several trees in the background.

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Directly behind the fence is a bike/walking path that takes us to the Animas River (see picture below).

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As you can see, it is a centrally located spot in Durango that is suiting our needs for now.

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