Twelve miles north of Interstate 70, a developed BLM campground at Swasey boat ramp includes vault restrooms, trash disposal and fire rings. The white sand beach spans a long bend in the river and is shaded by cottonwood trees. Shallow water gives children plenty of opportunity to frolic in the river, and bighorn sheep frequent the water’s edge. Rapids upstream from the campground provide a kayaking playground. Designated as recreational access with no permits or fees for camping or boating, Swasey’s Beach provides barrier-free access for those with disabilities.
The park is also a popular starting point for boaters adventuring through Labyrinth and Stillwater canyons. There is information about Labyrinth Canyon that you should know if you’re planning a float trip; you will also need the Labyrinth Canyon Non-commercial River Trip Permit.