A Bit More Rustic or Primitive Campsite

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Not all campgrounds are created equal. If you’re looking for a tent or RV campsite that leans strongly to the side of primitive or rustic, two campgrounds come to mind:  Eureka Campground and Wellington Reservoir.

Eureka Campground requires driving a few mountain passes, several hours from the I-25 corridor.

Eureka Campground is located 8 miles north of Silverton CO, several hours from Denver

Eureka Campground is located 8 miles north of Silverton CO, several hours from Denver

 

Wellington Reservoir is a short distance from the Denver metro area.

Wellington Reservoir is located 8 miles north of Bailey CO, a fairly easy drive from the I-25 corridor

Wellington Reservoir is located near Bailey CO, a fairly easy drive from the I-25 corridor

While Eureka Campground offers electricity at their RV sites (if you desire it), Wellington Reservoir offers no utilities.

Regardless of your pick, have your camera ready. The scenery to and from, as well as AT, is simply fantastic!

Eureka Campground:

Eureka Campground (Silverton CO)

Eureka Campground (Silverton CO)

Eureka Campground (Silverton CO)

Eureka Campground (Silverton CO)

Eureka Campground (Silverton CO)

Eureka Campground (Silverton CO)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wellington Reservoir:

Many water activities and fishing when you camp at Wellington Reservoir in Bailey, CO

Wellington Reservoir (Bailey CO)

Many water activities and fishing when you camp at Wellington Reservoir in Bailey, CO

Wellington Reservoir (Bailey CO)

Many water activities and fishing when you camp at Wellington Reservoir in Bailey, CO

Wellington Reservoir (Bailey CO)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many Colorado campgrounds offer tent sites. You can search our site for them by going to the Find A Campground page, scroll down to the search criteria SITE TYPES and choose TENT SITES. The pins that then appear on the MAP (or the campgrounds that are on the LIST) are the ones that offer tent sites.

Locating Services As You Pass Through Colorado

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LP REFILLWhile many RVers and campers have the great pleasure of vacationing in Colorado, we recognize that some are simply traveling through. Still, many pass-through travelers are needing certain services while they’re in the state. If that’s you, Camp Colorado has features for you!

Using our Find a Campground page, aside from finding a campsite for your pass-through road trip (RV site, tent site, cabin or other types of lodging options), you can limit your search to find some services which are often needed by those on the road:

  • Refilling propane
  • Dumping your holding tanks
  • Adding fresh water to your reserve tank

You can also further narrow your search to indicate what month you’re traveling, since many campgrounds are open for only part of the year. [Please, always contact the property to ensure that someone is onsite to assist.]

To show you how much easier it is to find a place that might meet your needs, here are two screenshots of our Find a Campground page:  FULL SEARCH and NARROWED SEARCH.

FULL SEARCH shows the results without filtering for services provided or time of year.

This screen shot shows the full search before narrowing with the search criteria options.

NARROWED SEARCH shows the results after limiting to find campgrounds that both:

  • Fill RV propane tanks and
  • Are open in January and February.

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The narrower the selection, the easier it is for you to focus on who to call for more information.

Clicking on a pin then takes you to the campground’s full listing page, including their contact information (we highly recommend calling ahead).

It’s our hope you’ll find this to be a very handy tool. Consider adding a bookmark to our site to make it easier to find for your searches!

Click here to find a campground.

Winter Enthusiasts Enjoy Winter Camping

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Winter Fun! (images courtesy of South Fork Visitor Center)

Colorado Winter Fun!

In Colorado, winter is a wonderful time to keep on camping! You might be surprised to learn how many campgrounds remain open to cater to winter outdoor enthusiasts.  After all, Colorado provides fabulous ways to cure cabin fever.

If you’re ready for some outdoors fun, many campgrounds welcome skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers, ice skaters, snow mobilers, ice fishers, and just about any other type of winter enthusiast.

Hey, let’s not overlook day dreamers and book worms. Pour a cup of hot chocolate, snuggle under a blanket, and get lost staring at the mountains or delving into a good book, all from a cozy campsite.

 

Peacock Meadows Riverside RV Park, South Fork's newest RV park, caters to winter enthusiasts!

Peacock Meadows Riverside RV Park

Peacock Meadows Riverside RV Park, South Fork’s newest camping facility, was built specifically to accommodate winter campers, burying their water lines deeply into the ground. The park is enjoying its first season of welcoming winter campers. This is the closest winter campground to Wolf Creek Pass.

In additional to Wolf Creek Pass, being in the town of South Fork makes it doubly convenient for the area’s winter activities. Check out those images in the collage above because they’re from the South Fork area!

 

 

(Courtesy of North Park Campground)

North Park Campground

North Park Campground has a fresh coat of snow! That seems to be typical every day in the winter. They’re located in northern central Colorado, near Gould, and they provide breathtaking views of the Medicine Bow Mountains and wildlife. You can take in activities from snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, sledding and snow tubing.

Snowshoeing at State Forest

Snowshoeing at State Forest

North Park Campground is conveniently located near trails and is next to the entrance to the State Forest State Park, near Moose Lodge. In this region, you’ll find many ways to forget about cabin fever!

 

 

Cabins are an excellent option at Aspen Acres Campground.

Cabins are an excellent option at Aspen Acres Campground.

Aspen Acres Campground, near Rye in the San Isabel National Forest, not only offers great access to winter fun, but after a day of working out you can lounge in overstuffed furniture near the large fireplaces. The lodge has an amazing atmosphere, and is a great place to relax with your family or friends.

Aspen Acres Campground is great for cross country skiing

Aspen Acres Campground is great for cross country skiing

The RV sites and cabins are ready for your winter activities, which include over 80 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, back-country skiing, and snowshoeing.

 

From the picture of this cross country skier, you can see that opportunities exist without leaving the campground!

And it’s all in easy reach from Colorado’s main population hubs, being only 25 minutes from the I-25 corridor!

 

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High Country RV Park

Camping near Telluride is a bit of challenge for those with big rigs, so High Country RV Park has become the lodging facility of choice for many Telluride skiers and snowboarders.

RVers set up camp in Naturita, head up to the daytime activities, and return to High Country RV Park for a good night’s recovery.

Of course, you can also use your Jeep and ATVs right from the RV park, if you would rather play in the dirt than in the snow!

 

 

Many campgrounds are open all year, and now our website makes it easier for you to search based on the month(s) of your outing. Click here to find a campground.

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Winter Transforms Colorado Campgrounds Into Wonderlands

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As winter snows begin to blanket Colorado, campgrounds are transformed into winter wonderlands.

Some have their own unique onsite activities, such as sleigh rides, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing, while others serve as base camps for winter festivals or organize their own unique winter activities, which range from wine tastings and gourmet dinners to workshops in wilderness survival, winter sketching and winter photography.

Private horse drawn sleigh rides are available at Winding River Resort in Grand Lake, Colo., which also has a fleet of 70 snowmobile rentals that can be rented to anyone with a driver’s license. While the resort’s campsites are buried in snow in winter, the 8,800-foot park has heated rental cabins with bathrooms and kitchens.

Snowmobile, snow shoe and ice fishing enthusiasts also frequent Muddy Creek Cabins in Kremmling, Colo. The park has 10 rental cabins, each of which is equipped with bathrooms, kitchens and gas fireplaces.

Denver area residents also enjoy visiting Jellystone Park Larkspur, which offers cabin and park model rental accommodations as well as yurts. Onsite activities include sledding, ice skating and disc golf. The campground also has goats, which children can feed and interact with year round.

Meanwhile, Junction West RV Park in Grand Junction, Colo. is open through the winter months, offering a base camp for RV enthusiasts who enjoy downhill skiing, cross country skiing and dog sledding activities nearby.

– Grand County, Colorado, photo courtesy Visit Colorado

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