Camping in Park County

Posted by Kevin Copeland on Friday, November 22nd, 2019 at 2:30pm

Lying beneath a starry canopy and drifting off to the sound of nature is just one draw to camping in Park County, Colorado.  Breathtaking natural beauty, few bugs, and the abundance of outdoor activities at your fingertips make Park County one of the most popular places to camp.  There are 29 Forest Service campgrounds in Park County, ranging from 7,900 feet to 12,000 feet in elevation.  Eleven Mile Reservoir State Park also has 324 developed campsites.  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?  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 5 tent sites.  Not only do you have an amazing view, but you’re sitting in the valley below many popular 14ers.  Remember to check the 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 HWY 285 and is open to trailers up to 25 feet.  Also available on a first-come first-served basis. 

Looking 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 on the direction of your next adventure.  Happy Camping!!!

 

Billi Taylor
Broker Associate, Jefferson Real Estate, Inc.

 18 County Road 77, Jefferson CO, 80456
 719.838.7006   E:  Billi@JeffReal.com

C  303.803.5998  – Service isnt great in Park County  W www.JeffReal.com 

 

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