Dispersed
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Unknown
Drinking Water
About Thunder Ridge

Thunder Ridge Campground, located above the Rampart Reservoir, is one of two campgrounds within the Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area. The campground overlooks the reservoir, which is popular for fishing. Boating and hiking are also common activities for campers here.

The campground is located on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, due north of the popular Pikes Peak. The peak has an altitude of 14,110 feet and is America's easternmost peak reaching over 14,000 feet.

Recreation

Rainbow and mackinaw trout are plentiful in the reservoir and hikers can enjoy the trails in the area. Rampart Reservoir Trail is nearby. Rampart Reservoir Trail extends for 14 miles and is open to hiking and mountain biking.

Facilities

Three campsites and two of the vault toilets meet current accessibility standards. Most remaining sites have steps that lead below the road level to the site picnic table and campfire ring. Drinking water is provided and each site comes with a picnic table and campfire ring. Firewood can be purchased on-site.

Natural Features

The campground overlooks the Rampart Reservoir in a ponderosa pine forest at an altitude of 9,200 feet. The surrounding terrain includes a mix of grass meadows, spruce, Douglas fir and aspen.

Nearby Attractions

The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs offers tours, and a visit to the quaint town of Green Mountain Falls makes a great day trip.

ADA Access: N

Sites
21
Price
$23.00
Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Picnic Table
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Thunder Ridge is located in Colorado
Latitude
38.9767 N
Longitude
-104.9831 W
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Directions
From the I-25 and Hwy 24 intersection in Colorado Springs, Colorado, travel west on Highway 24 for 17.4 miles to Baldwin St. in Woodland Park. Turn right (north) on Baldwin (which turns into Rampart Range Road). Travel approximately 3 miles to Loy Creek Road, turn right at the Y, and travel 1.5 miles to Rampart Range Road (Forest Road 300). Turn right (south) on Rampart Range Road. The Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area entrance is approximately 4 miles up the road on the left. Thunder Ridge Campground is approximately 0.7 miles on the left.
2 Reviews of Thunder Ridge
Welcoming and quiet

Perfect place for a quiet weekend away near CO Springs.

Highlights:

  • Quick path from campground to reservoir
  • Very friendly camp host
  • Campground sites are all very roomy. Ours was wonderful and looking around other people's were too.
First to Review
Close to the Resivor

It is a nice place there its close to the resivor almost close enough to walk. If you have a boat its easy to get to the boat dock. I been canoeing here and its a great training place for beginners.