Standard (tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Buffalo Campground

Buffalo Campground is one of two facilities within the Buffalo Creek Recreation Area, about an hour's drive southwest of Denver, Colorado. Visitors enjoy a variety of recreational opportunities, including hiking, mountain biking and trout fishing. 

Recreation

The Buffalo Creek Recreation Area is home to a 40-mile trail system most popular with mountain bikers, but hikers and horseback riders enjoy the area as well. Several trailheads are within walking distance of the campground. The Lost Creek Wilderness Area can be accessed via the Colorado Trail, which stretches nearly 500 miles from Denver to Durango.

Buffalo Creek is a popular fishing stream for brook trout.

Facilities

The campground offers single-family sites, some of which are designated for tent camping only. Each site is equipped with accessible picnic tables and campfire rings with grills. Vault toilets are provided. No hookups are available.

Natural Features

The campground is situated near Buffalo Creek at an elevation of 7,400 feet in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Summer temperatures are mild and range from 75-80 degrees during the day to 55-65 degrees at night.

Nearby Attractions

The drive along County Road 126 southwest from Pine Junction affords magnificent views of the valleys below. Pikes Peak, at 14,110 feet, can be seen in the distance and other prominent rock formations present themselves throughout the scenic drive.

ADA Access: N

Sites
37
Price
$22.00
Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Features
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Reservable
Toilets
Location
Buffalo Campground is located in Colorado
Latitude
39.3416 N
Longitude
-105.3296 W
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Directions
From Denver, travel southwest on Highway 285. Turn south on Jefferson County Road 126 and travel 15 miles. Turn right on Forest Road 550 and drive 5 miles to the campground.
2 Reviews of Buffalo Campground
We found walk up sites!

Not too bad of a campground. We weren't sure if we could find a walk up campsite available so we headed up on a Wednesday in June. There are 36 sites of which 10 are FCFS (sites 29-38). We found a great spot to fit our 29' camper plus truck well.

Overall great camping trip. Bathrooms were clean, camp host was friendly and also made sure people were safe and following the rules.

First to Review
No water source

Nice clean camping area. No wildlife though :( Also not much to do unless you have a mountain bike. There is a small creek, but no fishing. There are water spigots but according to the camp hosts the Government didn’t approve for them to be turned on this year… I tried to turn on butvno water came out :(