ABOUT: Cold Springs Campground is located approximately 16.5 miles outside of Yampa, Colorado in the heart of the Flat Tops. This is a small, very popular campground with 5 campsites that has a small waterfall and a crystal clear creek flowing through it. The area accesses some great fishing and hiking, with a nearby boat launch at the Yamcolo Reservoir as well as 2 other reservoirs and a free day use area with a fishing pier down the road at Bear Lake Campground. If this campground should fill up, there are several other campsite options nearby on Forest Service Road 900.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.