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Established Camping

Cold Springs Campground

About

National Forest

Medicine Bow-Routt NFs & Thunder Basin NG

ABOUT: Cold Springs Campground is located approximately 16.5 miles outside of__Yampa, Colorado with views of the Flat Tops Wilderness. This is a small, very popular campground with 5 campsites.__The area accesses some great fishing and hiking, with a nearby boat launch at the Yamcolo Reservoir as well as 2 other reservoirs__nearby.AMENITIES: 1 vault toilet, potable water, and each campsite has a__picnic table and fire grate. No electric or showers.HIKING: This is a prime area as the campground is__close to the Stillwater and Smith Lake Trailheads on Forest Service Rd 900. Paper trail guides for hiking as well as other information are available at the Yampa Ranger Station in downtown Yampa.DIRECTIONS: From downtown Yampa, take County Road 7 just__behind the local General Store, (Montgomery___s Grocery) for approximately 6 miles. The paved road turns into gravel where it__becomes Forest Service Road 900.__Cold Springs__Campground is 16 miles on the__right side after passing Bear Lake and Horseshoe Campgrounds.__

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Location

Cold Springs Campground is located in Colorado

Detail location of campground

Directions

Directions from Yampa: Travel S/SW on County Road 7 for approximately 7 miles to Forest Service Road 900. Proceed on Forest Service Road 900 for approximately 10 miles to Cold Springs Campground on the right side of the road.

Coordinates

40.0308686550001 N
107.119431455 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Available
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • AT&T
    Good
  • T-Mobile
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group

Features

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  • Trash
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol

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8 Reviews

T
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2023

Small FS Campground

Stayed here for two nights while hiking trails in the area. Small 5 site loop with 2 pull through sites #1&5. Very clean pit toilet. Water between sites 4&5. I stayed on a Tues and Wed night and I was the only one in the CG. I saw a big bear right at the road near the CG entrance. They don’t have bear boxes in the campground. The CG sits next to a small lake fed by two cascading streams. A nearby hike, 2.5 miles one way, takes you to Mosquito Lake. Very beautiful.

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Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Cold Springs Campground by Tracy V., August 20, 2023
  • Review photo of Cold Springs Campground by Tracy V., August 20, 2023
  • Review photo of Cold Springs Campground by Tracy V., August 20, 2023
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L
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2020

Favorite campground

Most of the other reviews are for Cold Springs CG near Blackhawk. This CG is actually near Yampa. There is a small lake with a couple of waterfalls feeding it. Only 5 sites. Water and pit toilet. Sites have table and fire pit. The Forest service has been upgrading with new tables. Several hikes nearby..

Hayley K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2020

Great for fishing and hanging out

We had a large group here for a fishing intro trip and we were basically solo. We were able to hang around the water and have a safe camping space with ample space. There are tent pads and RV pull ins too. 

The bathrooms were well taken care of and the trash was picked up. There is a season for this campground so make sure it is open and it slightly snowed on us when we were out there in October.

Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Cold Springs Campground by Hayley K., March 26, 2020
  • Review photo of Cold Springs Campground by Hayley K., March 26, 2020
  • Review photo of Cold Springs Campground by Hayley K., March 26, 2020
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Jess T.
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2018

beautiful place surrounded by trees and mountain.

first place I went camping in Colorado and I loved it so much I paid for an extra day. it rained on the last day but it was still wonderful. felt lost in the mountains and loved it

  • Review photo of Cold Springs Campground by Jess T., August 11, 2018
  • Review photo of Cold Springs Campground by Jess T., August 11, 2018
  • Review photo of Cold Springs Campground by Jess T., August 11, 2018
Abby O.
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2018

Nice sites, close to highway

We stayed here in July and it was beautiful. There are lots of aspens, wild flowers and pines. There is a nice, short hike off the campground that leads to beautiful views. Our site, 26 was fairly private. Some of the sites were pretty close together and some were more spacious. There are tent pads required which our site fit our 10'x16' just barely. Our site required descending a hill and several log steps. The highway was too loud at our site which was one of the deeper sites on the grounds so I would have to assume the other sites would be even louder. There is a playground here as well.

  • Review photo of Cold Springs Campground by Abby O., July 29, 2018
  • Review photo of Cold Springs Campground by Abby O., July 29, 2018
Victoria F.
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2018

Loud beetles

This place had good views close to a water scenery area it was nice weather when we went at the end of the season September not so windy and it was a easy close Drive the cons are there's a shooting area close by so you hear gunshots and The Beetles and bugs are super loud!

Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Cold Springs Campground by Victoria F., June 10, 2018
Brittany H.
Reviewed May. 17, 2018

Stopover!

this is an amazing campground. Stopped here on my way from San Diego to Portland and was very happy i did. The campground is adorable and it really helped feel like i was definitely out of the city. Lush greenery made it a campground I will definitely go back to.

  • Review photo of Cold Springs Campground by Brittany H., May 17, 2018
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Reviewed Jul. 15, 2017

Beautiful, easy to access, hilly campsites near Boulder/Denver

This campsite is (I believe) in Gilpin County and offers very nice views from several trails nearby. The drive to get there is stunning (Peak to Peak Highway), and the campground sits right off the road. There is road noise because it's so close to the road, so if that bothers you, beware. Because of that, and the fact that the spots are built into a hill on the side we stayed on, I give it 4/5. Some may like it as it may in some cases offer a little extra privacy. We have an RV and set up shop in the parking pad which had a set of stairs up to a fire pit, picnic table, and a flat tent area. Not as popular as some other sites along P2P, and you can reserve in advance. Because of the location, the site is probably going to rate really high with people unfamiliar with the Front Range. For tent camping or those up for winging it on the chance of a walk up spot, check out Rainbow Lakes or Pawnee @ Brainard Lake a bit further North on P2P first. No hook-ups.

Site4
Month of VisitJuly

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Cold Springs Campground have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Cold Springs Campground does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Cold Springs Campground?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is unknown, AT&T is good, and T-Mobile is available.