We Saved You a Campsite Here in Park County, Colorado

We’re with you… it can be difficult to find a place to camp in Colorado, especially on short notice! With some of the most spectacular camping so close to Denver and Colorado Springs, Park County is made for anglers, hikers, climbers or an all out adventurers - and we’ve got a perfect site for you.

If you’re looking to cozy up to a climbing crag…

Eleven Mile Canyon’s Spillway Campground, Cove Campground

Eleven Mile Canyon is home to some amazing rock climbing. Because it sits at almost 9,000ft, it’s a cooler place to climb and camp in the summer. Reservable sites at Spillway and Cove Campground are perfect for those who don’t need an electric hookup, and are looking for a sweet spot nestled in Eleven Mile Canyon. Spillway is closer to the reservoir, and further up the canyon you’ll find the quieter Cove Campground.

Don’t have time to make a reservation? Check out the Wagon Tongue Dispersed Camping area off of County Road 366 further up the canyon.

Prefer to watch the sunset over the water and sleep to the sound of waves hitting the shore?

Eleven Mile State Park and Tarryall Reservoir State Wildlife Area

Looking for easy access to the water and amazing views? Set up at one of these gorgeous reservoirs. Eleven Mile State Park has campsites right on the water, but beware they fill up fast on weekends.

Camping at Tarryall Reservoir State Wildlife Area has many free campsites on a first-come-first-served basis. Whether you’re resting in a trailer, RV or tent, you can’t go wrong with a weekend near the water.

 Looking to sleep next to some 14ers?

Weston Pass Campground or Kite Lake Campground

On the western end of Park County sits the stunning Mosquito Range. Near Alma, check out Kite Lake Campground, a forested, high-elevation campground with five tent sites. Not only do you have an amazing view, but you’re sitting in the valley below many popular 14ers. Remember to check snow status of the road leading to the campground, as high clearance vehicles are necessary.

Weston Pass Campground is located between Fairplay and Antero Junction, off of Highway 285, and is open to trailers up to 25 feet. Both are available on a first-come-first-served basis, so plan your trip early!

If you want to get into the backcountry…

Grab a free, self-issued permit at any trail entering the Wilderness Boundary, and head into Lost Creek Wilderness. Hike an out and back trail for a quick trip, or spend a few days recharging outdoors on the Lost Creek Wilderness Loop. Remember to exercise Leave No Trace practices, so everyone can enjoy their experience.  

While this list is just the beginning of all your camping options in Park County, it’ll point you in the direction of your next adventure. Happy Camping!

 

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