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2010
ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION
CAMPGROUND LIST


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www.fs.fed.us/r2/recreation/camping/campgroundlist/index.shtml

 

Safety of visitors is always the number one concern of the US Forest Service. One of the effects of the current mountain pine beetle infestation is the danger of beetle-killed trees falling in campgrounds on several of the Rocky Mountain Region's national forests. In the list of campgrounds below, you will find which will be closed for the summer, along with those which will have delayed openings, so that the hazard trees can be removed. If the campground you are interested in has been closed or will have a delayed opening, please call the Ranger District office closest to the campground you are interested in for updated information. If you have a campsite reservation in an affected campground, you will be notified. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

Whether you’re driving a motor home, pulling a trailer or just looking for a place to pitch a tent, one of the over 500 campgrounds in the 17 national forests and 7 national grasslands managed by the US Forest Service's Rocky Mountain Region in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and most of South Dakota and Wyoming will have a spot just right for you! Most campgrounds in the Rocky Mountain Region are open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The campgrounds in this list are sorted by state, national forest and/or grassland and ranger district (RD). Consult the corresponding National Forest and Grassland Visitor Map for the specific location of each campground. Click HERE to view all of the Rocky Mountain Region National Forest and Grassland Visitor Maps on-line.

 

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NATIONAL RECREATION RESERVATION SYSTEM

In the tables that follow, campgrounds accepting reservations are marked with Reserve Now in the Reservations column and you can click on Reserve Now to be taken to the Web page for that particular campground to make your reservation. NOTE: Reservations must be made at least 5 days in advance of your stay. All the other campgrounds are on a 1ST COME - 1ST SERVED basis. As a general rule of thumb, most campgrounds that accept reservations will keep roughly 1/3 of the campsites on a 1ST COME - 1ST SERVED basis. If you are going to go camping during a weekend, you should try and get to the campground by Thursday evening to increase your chances of getting one of the 1ST COME - 1ST SERVED campsites.

IF THE WORDS "NOT AVAILABLE" OR "NO" APPEAR IN THE RESERVATION COLUMN, THIS MEANS THE CAMPGROUND IS 1ST COME - 1ST SERVED AND RESERVATIONS CANNOT BE MADE FOR THAT CAMPGROUND!

Reservations may be made through a toll-free number: 1-877-444-6777 or online at: www.recreation.gov.

To make a reservation over the phone, give the name of the campground, the National Forest it is located in, and your American Express, Discover/Novus, Mastercard or Visa credit card number. There is a non-refundable $9.00 charge, per reservation, for each site. A $10.00 fee will be charged for each site reservation cancelled. Reservations may be made up to 240 days in advance of your stay, and must be made at least 5 days in advance of your stay.

Select a national forest or grassland from the list below to view available Forest Service campgrounds:

COLORADO

KANSAS

NEBRASKA

SOUTH DAKOTA

WYOMING

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COLORADO

ARAPAHO & ROOSEVELT NATIONAL FORESTS
PAWNEE NATIONAL GRASSLAND
http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/arnf/

Supervisor's Office
2150 Centre Ave. Building E
Fort Collins, CO 80526
970-295-6600

NOTE: IF THE WORDS "NOT AVAILABLE" OR "NO" APPEAR IN THE RESERVATION COLUMN, THIS MEANS THE CAMPGROUND IS 1ST COME - 1ST SERVED AND RESERVATIONS CANNOT BE MADE FOR THAT CAMPGROUND!

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GRAND MESA, UNCOMPAHGRE & GUNNISON NATIONAL FORESTS
http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/gmug/

Supervisor's Office
2250 Highway 50
Delta, CO 81416
970-874-6600

NOTE: IF THE WORDS "NOT AVAILABLE" OR "NO" APPEAR IN THE RESERVATION COLUMN, THIS MEANS THE CAMPGROUND IS 1ST COME - 1ST SERVED AND RESERVATIONS CANNOT BE MADE FOR THAT CAMPGROUND!

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PIKE & SAN ISABEL NATIONAL FORESTS
COMANCHE NATIONAL GRASSLAND - NO DEVELOPED CAMPGROUNDS - DISPERSED CAMPING ONLY!
http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/psicc/

Supervisor's Office
2840 Kachina Dr.
Pueblo, CO 81008
719-553-1400

NOTE: IF THE WORDS "NOT AVAILABLE" OR "NO" APPEAR IN THE RESERVATION COLUMN, THIS MEANS THE CAMPGROUND IS 1ST COME - 1ST SERVED AND RESERVATIONS CANNOT BE MADE FOR THAT CAMPGROUND!

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RIO GRANDE NATIONAL FOREST
http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/riogrande/

Supervisor's Office
1803 W. Highway 160
Monte Vista, CO 81144
719-852-5941

NOTE: IF THE WORDS "NOT AVAILABLE" OR "NO" APPEAR IN THE RESERVATION COLUMN, THIS MEANS THE CAMPGROUND IS 1ST COME - 1ST SERVED AND RESERVATIONS CANNOT BE MADE FOR THAT CAMPGROUND!

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ROUTT NATIONAL FOREST
http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/mbr/

Supervisor's Office
2468 Jackson St.
Laramie, WY 82070
307-745-2300

NOTE: IF THE WORDS "NOT AVAILABLE" OR "NO" APPEAR IN THE RESERVATION COLUMN, THIS MEANS THE CAMPGROUND IS 1ST COME - 1ST SERVED AND RESERVATIONS CANNOT BE MADE FOR THAT CAMPGROUND!

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SAN JUAN NATIONAL FOREST
http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/sanjuan/

Supervisor's Office
15 Burnett Ct.
Durango, CO 81301
970-247-4874

NOTE: IF THE WORDS "NOT AVAILABLE" OR "NO" APPEAR IN THE RESERVATION COLUMN, THIS MEANS THE CAMPGROUND IS 1ST COME - 1ST SERVED AND RESERVATIONS CANNOT BE MADE FOR THAT CAMPGROUND!

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WHITE RIVER NATIONAL FOREST
http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/whiteriver/

Supervisor's Office
900 Grand Ave.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81602
970-945-2521

NOTE: IF THE WORDS "NOT AVAILABLE" OR "NO" APPEAR IN THE RESERVATION COLUMN, THIS MEANS THE CAMPGROUND IS 1ST COME - 1ST SERVED AND RESERVATIONS CANNOT BE MADE FOR THAT CAMPGROUND!

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KANSAS

CIMARRON NATIONAL GRASSLAND
www.fs.fed.us/r2/psicc/

Supervisor's Office
2840 Kachina Dr.
Pueblo, CO 81008
719-553-1400

NOTE: IF THE WORDS "NOT AVAILABLE" OR "NO" APPEAR IN THE RESERVATION COLUMN, THIS MEANS THE CAMPGROUND IS 1ST COME - 1ST SERVED AND RESERVATIONS CANNOT BE MADE FOR THAT CAMPGROUND!

Campground Elevation Sites Max Spur Reservations Fee Open Water Handicapped Accessible Notes
Cimarron Ranger District - 242 Hwy. 56 E. Elkhart, KS 67950, Phone 620-697-4621 (Last updated 07/03/07)
Cimarron Rec. Area
3,330'
14
32'
Not Available
$7
Yes
Yes
See below.
flush toilets / sinks
** Handicapped Accessible Activities: Picnicking, trailheads, fishing at fishing ponds and a horse mounting facility is also available.

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NEBRASKA

NEBRASKA & SAMUEL R. McKELVIE NATIONAL FORESTS
OGLALA NATIONAL GRASSLAND
http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/nebraska/

Supervisor's Office
125 North Main St.
Chadron, NE 69337
308-432-0300

NOTE: IF THE WORDS "NOT AVAILABLE" OR "NO" APPEAR IN THE RESERVATION COLUMN, THIS MEANS THE CAMPGROUND IS 1ST COME - 1ST SERVED AND RESERVATIONS CANNOT BE MADE FOR THAT CAMPGROUND!

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SOUTH DAKOTA

BLACK HILLS NATIONAL FOREST
http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/blackhills/

Supervisor's Office
1019 N. Fifth Street
Custer, SD 57730
605-673-9200

NOTE: IF THE WORDS "NOT AVAILABLE" OR "NO" APPEAR IN THE RESERVATION COLUMN, THIS MEANS THE CAMPGROUND IS 1ST COME - 1ST SERVED AND RESERVATIONS CANNOT BE MADE FOR THAT CAMPGROUND!

Campground
Elevation
Sites
Max Spur
Reservations
Fee
Open
Water
Handicapped Accessible
Notes
Bearlodge Ranger District -
Bearlodge
4,700'
8
25'
Not Available
$5
No
Easy access, near Devils Tower
Cook Lake
4,400'
34
45'
Reserve Now
$11/15
Yes
Fishing, Wildlife, Hiking
Reuter
4,900'
24
30'
Reserve Now
$10
Yes
Near Warren Peak Lookout Tower
Sundance Horse
4,700'
10
50'
Reserve Now
$15
Yes
Horse facilities
Hell Canyon Ranger District
Bismarck Lake
5,300'
23
55'
Reserve Now
$18
Yes
Canoeing and fishing
Comanche Park
5,100'
34
55'
Reserve Now
$14
Yes
Close to Jewel Cave
Iron Creek Horse Camp
5,100'
9
50'
Reserve Now
$19
No
Recommend reservations in summer
Hell Canyon Ranger District
Beaver Creek
6,500'
8
45'
Not Available
$8
Yes
Remote and quiet
Moon
6,400'
3
30'
Not Available
Donation
No
Private, open space
Redbank Spring
6,600'
4
40'
Not Available
No
Mystic Ranger District
Black Fox
5,900'
9
45'
Not Available
Donation
No
Trout fishing
Castle Peak
5,300'
9
45'
Not Available
Donation
No
Near historic mines
Custer Trail
5,900'
16
50'
Not Available
$11/13
Yes
Deerfield north shore
Ditch Creek
6,200'
13
50'
Not Available
$12
Yes
Remote, fishing close
Dutchman
6,100'
45
50'
Reserve Now
$14
Yes
Deerfield south shore
Horsethief Lake
5,000'
36
50'
Reserve Now
$19/21
Yes
Closest to Mt. Rushmore
Oreville
5,300'
26
50'
Reserve Now
$17
Yes
Near Mickelson Trail
Redbank Spring
6,600'
4
40'
Not Available
Donation
Yes
Small and isolated
Whitetail
6,000'
17
50'
Reserve Now
$14
Yes
On Lake Loop Trail
Willow Crk Horse Camp
5,000'
8
45'
Reserve Now
$23-65
Yes
Recommend reservations in the summer
Mystic Ranger District
Bear Gulch Group
4,600'
8
Reserve Now
$85
Yes
Quiet, side canyon near Pactola Reservoir
Pactola
4,700'
80
50'
Reserve Now
$17/19
Yes
Recreation hotspot
Sheridan Lake N. Cove Group
4,600'
5
60'
Reserve Now
Yes
Group Camp, Recommend Reservations
Sheridan Lake S. Side
4,600'
129
60'
Reserve Now
$17/19
Yes
Near Flume and Centennial Trails
Northern Hills Ranger District
Boxelder Forks
4,700'
14
45'
Not Available
$14
Yes
Near Centennial Trai
Dalton Lake
4,400'
8
45’
Not Available
$14
Yes
Near Centennial Trail
Hanna
5,600'
13
55'
Not Available
$12
Yes
Near Spearfish Canyon
Rod and Gun
5,500'
7
50'
Not Available
$12
Yes
"Dances with Wolves" film site
Roubaix Lake
5,500'
56
45'
Reserve Now
$17/19
Yes
Fishing and swimming
Timon
5,600'
7
60'
Not Available
$12
Yes
In Spearfish Canyon
 
 

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BUFFALO GAP & FORT PIERRE NATIONAL GRASSLANDS
WALL NATIONAL GRASSLANDS VISITOR CENTER
http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/nebraska/

Supervisor's Office
125 North Main St.
Chadron, NE 69337
308-432-0300

NOTE: IF THE WORDS "NOT AVAILABLE" OR "NO" APPEAR IN THE RESERVATION COLUMN, THIS MEANS THE CAMPGROUND IS 1ST COME - 1ST SERVED AND RESERVATIONS CANNOT BE MADE FOR THAT CAMPGROUND!

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WYOMING

BIGHORN NATIONAL FOREST
http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/bighorn/

Supervisor's Office
2013 Eastside 2nd St.
Sheridan, WY 82801
307-674-2600

NOTE: IF THE WORDS "NOT AVAILABLE" OR "NO" APPEAR IN THE RESERVATION COLUMN, THIS MEANS THE CAMPGROUND IS 1ST COME - 1ST SERVED AND RESERVATIONS CANNOT BE MADE FOR THAT CAMPGROUND!

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BLACK HILLS NATIONAL FOREST - BEARLODGE RANGER DISTRICT
http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/blackhills/

Supervisor's Office
1019 N. Fifth Street
Custer, SD 57730
605-673-9200

NOTE: IF THE WORDS "NOT AVAILABLE" OR "NO" APPEAR IN THE RESERVATION COLUMN, THIS MEANS THE CAMPGROUND IS 1ST COME - 1ST SERVED AND RESERVATIONS CANNOT BE MADE FOR THAT CAMPGROUND!

Campground Elevation Sites Max Spur Reservations Fee Open Water Handicapped Accessible Notes
Bearlodge Ranger District - 121 South 21st St., Sundance, Wyoming 82729 (307) 283-1361
Bearlodge
4,700' 8 25' Not Available $5 No Easy access, near Devils Tower
Cook Lake
4,400' 34 45' Reserve Now $11/15 Yes Fishing, Wildlife, Hiking
Reuter
4,900' 24 30' Reserve Now $10 Yes Near Warren Peak Lookout Tower
Sundance Horse
4,700' 10 50' Reserve Now $15 Yes Horse facilities

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MEDICINE BOW NATIONAL FOREST
THUNDER BASIN NATIONAL GRASSLAND - NO DEVELOPED CAMPGROUNDS - DISPERSED CAMPING ONLY!
http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/mbr/

Supervisor's Office
2468 Jackson St.
Laramie, WY 82070
307-745-2300

NOTE: IF THE WORDS "NOT AVAILABLE" OR "NO" APPEAR IN THE RESERVATION COLUMN, THIS MEANS THE CAMPGROUND IS 1ST COME - 1ST SERVED AND RESERVATIONS CANNOT BE MADE FOR THAT CAMPGROUND!

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SHOSHONE NATIONAL FOREST
http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/shoshone/

Supervisor's Office
808 Meadow Lane
Cody, WY 82414
307-578-1200

NOTE: IF THE WORDS "NOT AVAILABLE" OR "NO" APPEAR IN THE RESERVATION COLUMN, THIS MEANS THE CAMPGROUND IS 1ST COME - 1ST SERVED AND RESERVATIONS CANNOT BE MADE FOR THAT CAMPGROUND!

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