Because of the low prices and close proximity to classes, you may want to reserve rooms 

on campus in the West Hall and Centennial Apartments. 

Prices at Ft. Lewis start at only $54 per night for double occupancy – 

only $27 per person if you share your room with someone!

You can of course pay more for much nicer accommodations at Durango area hotels and VRBO rentals in the region, just google for options.  Again, lodging is expected to sell out most places by Spring or early Summer so reserve yours as far in advance as you can.


Ft. Lewis sells a $155.47 12-Meals Plan, Wednesday Breakfast through Saturday Supper, 

featuring all-you-can-eat buffets with special entrees for Confluence attendees

including locally-grown vegetables, fruits and meats, vegan and gluten-free.

Click on the link below to reserve and pay for On-Site Lodging & Meals:

Ft. Lewis Lodging & Meals Reservations (not yet available)

If you have any problems call Event Services: 970-247-6254

You can also eat at the many restaurants 15 min. down the hill in Durango, though they’ll be busy and it could be hard if you need to get back for a class. If you like to prepare your own meals, you might want to reserve a Centennial apartment with the provided stoves.  


There is free and inexpensive camping in the US Forest, with beautiful tenting 

sites amongst the conifers, including 3 within a 30 min. drive of the site – 

but being Summer season you must make reservations for any of the developed 

campgrounds with the USFS far in advance.  Some options for undeveloped sites in the forest include Lower Hermosa (10 mi. north), La Plata (15 mi. west), and Upper Junction Creek Road (about 15 mi.), as well as paid USFS campgrounds at Junction Creek, Haviland Lake, and Chris Park.