Standard (tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Water Unknown
About Happy Meadows

Happy Meadows Campground is situated along the South Platte River near the Eleven Mile Reservoir and Eleven Mile Canyon. Excellent fishing, tubing, and hiking await visitors.

Eleven Mile Canyon is rich in natural resources and historic significance. Originally called Granite Canyon, the towering gray walls rise 500 feet above the river.


World-class trout fishing is a major attraction on the South Platte. Visitors can also venture to Florissant Fossil Beds to view fossils and petrified redwoods. Eleven Mile Canyon and the Tarryall Valley offer scenic drives with impressive views.


Happy Meadows offers seven reservable RV campsites. Each site has a picnic table and a camp fire ring. Drinking water from a water pump and a vault toilet is available.

Natural Features

Campsites are a short walk to the lovely South Platte, a major tributary of the Platte River that runs through Colorado and Nebraska. As part of Pike Forest, Happy Meadows enjoys abundant and varied wildlife, seven peaks above 14,000 feet, called fourteeners, and miles of great trails.

Nearby Attractions

The town of Lake George is just 3 miles away, offering a general store, fish tackle and bait shop, and cabin rentals.

ADA Access: N

$17.00 - $21.00
USDA Forest Service
Drive In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Trash Available
Happy Meadows is located in Colorado
39.0377 N
-105.6074 W
Get Directions
From Denver and Colorado Springs, take I-25 to Highwy 24 west toward Woodland Park. At Lake George on US-24, turn north on County Road 77, also known as the Tarryall road. Travel about a mile and turn east on County Road 112. Continue on County Road 112 turning right at dead end. The campground will be on the right after about a mile.
3 Reviews of Happy Meadows
Simple and basic

Nice campground. Must buy firewood from campground host as they do not want wood brought in that might bring bugs that could turn the trees on the grounds bad.
Some running water towards back end of the campground with a short lil hike down to it. The sites are decently spaced apart and the tree coverage is nice.
Vaulted toilets, no sinks, fire rings standard as with any of the State Park camp grounds. Clean and well maintained.
The drive in to town is not far off. Enjoy!

Such a fun and peaceful Campground!

The camp hosts are wonderful! A simple and small Campground.

First to Review
Happy and Clean

This was a quaint little campground that had good access to the river through one of the sites, and was a good location for tubers; within walking distance of good enter and exit spots. The vault toilet was very clean and well maintained and the sites are a good size. Beautiful scenery.