7 Exceptional Campgrounds Near Colorado Springs, Colorado


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Camping near Colorado Springs contains some of the most awe-inspiring and recognizable scenery in the state—and perhaps the country—from the Front Range of the Rockies to the Garden of the Gods and Cañon City.

The picturesque landscapes in this area also offer plenty of options when it comes to camping. Here is a list of some of the most exceptional campgrounds in and around Colorado Springs. And for even more options, head over The Dyrt’s full list of the best camping in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The Best Camping near Colorado Springs

1. Mueller State Park Campground

Three hammocks hang between trees at campsite outside of Colorado Springs.

Image from The Dyrt camper Jenni O.

This large, well-equipped campground is a hair under 30 miles west of Colorado Springs, nestled amongst the aspen trees and nature trails of Mueller State Park.
There are several electrical hook-up sites available for RVs and even two specialized sites for trailers with horses. This scenic area is ideal for horseback riding, dirt biking, and Nordic-style skiing in the winter.

“Tent pads are large platforms filled with pea gravel and include well-maintained picnic tables and fire rings. The grounds and campsites are beautifully maintained.”Amanda M.

Campground details:

  • Price: $28-36
  • Number of sites: 132
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

2. Eleven Mile State Park Campground

This vast, dispersed site is located along the waterfront of the stunning Eleven Mile Reservoir, which is just over an hour’s drive west from Colorado Springs. The extra time you spend in the car to get there will be rewarded with excellent boating access, unrivaled fishing opportunities, and breathtaking views of the rugged Rocky Mountains.
The campground has showers and laundry rooms, which are available throughout the summer months. Visitors are strongly advised to reserve a site ahead of time, during peak camping seasons.

“It was great. I loved the rock formations between the campsites! Beautiful views of the lake. I did get cell service, which was nice.” – Caroline A.

Campground details:

  • Price: $28-40
  • Number of sites: 348
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

3. Chatfield State Park Campground

Women sittig with dog watching sunset over lake at Chatfield State Park.

Image from The Dyrt camper Vangmany S.

This campground lies on the banks of the Chatfield Reservoir, in the vast and scenic Chatfield State Park. You’ll find this site easy to reach from Colorado Springs; just follow I-25 north for an hour, turning off just before you reach the town of Littleton.
All of the sites have electrical hookups, tent pads, grills, and picnic tables. There is also an absolutely massive large group camping area, which can accommodate up to 360 people. If you’d prefer to get away from the crowds, you can head down one of the many hiking trails and take in the surrounding wildlife.

“This site was the cleanest I’ve ever camped at. The gravel was freshly raked, both around the picnic table and on the tent pad.”Katie M.

  • Price: $36-41
  • Number of sites: 197
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

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4. East Ridge Campground

You’ll find this tiny, characterful campground about 50 miles southwest of Colorado Springs, in Royal Gorge Park. The stunning vistas across the rugged landscape towards Cañon City make the hour-long journey more than worth it.
If you prefer camping in secluded, less crowded spots, you’ll love this area. The 12 dispersed campsites include access to fire rings and vault toilets. And best of all, it’s completely free to stay here overnight.

“Plenty of easy to moderate difficulty trails for hiking and biking. Be sure to take Canyon Vista to the Summit Trail; you won’t be disappointed!”  – Jason F.

Campground details:

  • Price: Free
  • Number of sites: 12
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

5. Lake Pueblo State Park Campground

Starry night sky in Lake Pueblo State Park.

Image from The Dyrt camper Kristin K.

This campground is a 50-minute drive south of Colorado Springs, and it lies along the edge of the 4,500-acre Pueblo Reservoir. The campground has three main group picnic areas and several well-equipped pavilions for large gatherings and events. Another feature of note is that all of the campground’s communal areas are ADA accessible.

“Pueblo Reservoir has plenty of options for day use and also camping. Whether you want to boat, fish, swim, hike, suntan, or just chill with some scenery – you can do it here.” Brooke H.

Campground details:

  • Price: $30-45
  • Number of sites: 400
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

6. Garden of the Gods RV Resort

You’ll find this RV park in northwest Colorado Springs, near the Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. This well-equipped RV park and campground provide you with stunning views of Pikes Peak and the Front Range of the Rockies.
The Garden of The Gods RV Resort also has two heated swimming pools—a perfect way to relax and escape from the hustle and bustle of nearby downtown Colorado Springs. The free Wi-Fi available at the RV resort is another bonus of camping so close to town.

“Bathrooms are warm and clean, access code used. We appreciated the area for dishwashing outside the bathroom area.”Steve G.

Campground details:

  • Price: $60-120
  • Number of sites: 178
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes

7. Golden Eagle Campground

Lake surrunded by trees at Golden Eagle Campground.

Image from The Dyrt camper Julia M.

This family-owned gem is situated just 10 miles south of Colorado Springs, in 900 acres of the forested, rugged Pikes Peak Region. You can climb nearby Rocky peaks or take the Pikes Peak Cog Railway up into the mountains. Visit the Royal Gorge Bridge for astonishing panoramic views of the high desert land of Southern Colorado.

The Golden Eagle Campground includes a total of 125 full hookup campsites and there is free Wi-Fi throughout the grounds.

“The bathrooms were nice, and the water pressure was amazing. There’s a pretty walking trail around a small fishing pond that we rode our bikes around.”Summer

Campground details:

  • Price: $37-53
  • Number of sites: 250
  • RV sites: Yes
  • Fires allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes


Camping near Colorado Springs provides an unforgettable experience, bringing you right up close to nature and the awe-inspiring landscapes that surround this area. And remember, the campgrounds on this list are just a few of the many, many camping options available in and around Colorado Springs. To browse through hundreds of other options, check out The Dyrt’s extensive list of the best camping near Colorado Springs.


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