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​​​​​​​Don't forget to stop and look every once and awhile. You may find gold! Each year visitors flock to the state parks to see Colorado’s natural confetti. ​

Reservation-only Camping at 20 of Colorado's state parks

Starting in 2019, it will be easier than ever for campers to reserve a campsite at 20 of Colorado’s state parks. Effective Jan. 1, 15 state parks will convert to a "reservation-only" system after it was tested successfully by five parks in 2018. Under the new system, campers can reserve a site, 24/7, anywhere from six months in advance up until the day of their arrival. It will be as easy as logging into​ from your computer or smartphone, or by calling 800-244-5613.

Which parks have reservation-only camping?

Five state parks (Cheyenne Mountain, Eleven Mile, Staunton, St. Vrain, Trinidad Lake) began the pilot program on July 1, 2018.

State parks joining the program on Jan. 1, 2019: 

Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area, Boyd Lake, Cherry Creek, Golden Gate Canyon, Highline Lake, Jackson Lake, John Martin ReservoirLathrop, Mueller, North Sterling, Pearl Lake, Ridgway, State Forest, Steamboat Lake, Yampa River

State parks joining the program on April 1, 2019:

Lake Pueblo, Chatfield

Parks with seasonal closures/walk-up only periods (when these parks are taking reservations, it will be reservation-only)

Pearl LakeSteamboat LakeYampa River​

Make a reservation at a Colorado state park today!

​​​​​​Whether full-hookup RVs are your style, or you prefer a luxury cabin, our Reservations site can help you find and book your accommodations.

  • Online reservations are available at any time.
  • Book now by phone:  Toll free 1-800-244-5613
  • For park or policy information:  CPW Call Center 1-800-678-2267 or 303-297-1192

​With over 4,000 campsites and 58 cabins and yurts located throughout the state, Colorado State Parks' affordable accommodations offer something for everyone. From the outdoor enthusiast to the family looking for a relaxing weekend, the perfect escape is only a click or phone call away. Reserve now and Play hard, Rest easy at Colorado State Parks!​

Tee pee at Ridgway State ParkCampground amenities at many parks include restrooms, full-electrical hookups and shower facilities. Many parks also offer campsites or cabins for large groups. Almost 300 campsites are ADA accessible. Yurts and cabins offer comfortable, year-round alternatives to traditional camping. Rugged beauty and a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities at State Parks complete the perfect outdoor escape.

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Need help making a camping reservation?

To learn more about creating an account, or how to make camping reservations in our new integrated purchasing system, please visit our ​online purchasing FAQs page​.​


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