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Places to Camp near Brighton, CO

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Brighton, CO is a great camping destination for adventurers of all types. Enjoy the scenic camping, fun activities, and sights and sounds of Brighton. You're sure to find the perfect spot for your Colorado camping adventure.

Best Camping Sites Near Brighton, CO (206)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Cherry Creek State Park Campground

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    Cherry Creek State Park Campground

    45 Reviews
    84 Photos
    387 Saves
    Centennial, Colorado

    Welcome to Denver’s natural and spacious backyard playground, Cherry Creek State Park. There’s so much to see and enjoy. ​Summers are busy and action packed with Cherry Creek State Park camping, while off-peak times are quiet and laid back. Anchored around a 880 surface acre reservoir, the park offers a natural prairie environment of gentle, rolling hills and complete outdoor recreation facilities, including camping, picnicking and facilities for group events.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $28 - $41 / night

  2. Camper-submitted photo from Chatfield State Park Campground

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    Chatfield State Park Campground

    72 Reviews
    189 Photos
    620 Saves
    Littleton, Colorado

    Located just south of Littleton, about 45 minutes south of Denver, Chatfield State Park is a 5,800-acre nature preserve and recreation area situated around the Chatfield Reservoir. Before the 1960s, there was no reservoir, and the South Platte River flowed freely through the wide valley. But after several disastrous flooding incidents, the Chatfield Dam was constructed on the river to prevent further damage to local homes and farms. The land around the new reservoir was developed into a recreation area, and the state park was opened to the public in 1975. The dam and park are named for Isaac W. Chatfield, who served as a Lieutenant of the Union in the Civil War. After the war, he migrated west and farmed this land along the Platte until the late 1800s. With its proximity to the wider Denver metro area and suburbs, Chatfield State Park is the place to go to get outdoors and beat the summer heat. Campers at Chatfield State Park have access to nearly 200 tent and RV campsites in four loops. The majority of sites are equipped with full hookups, with the rest having electrical hookups. Parking pads are both back-in and pull-through, and can accommodate vehicles/trailers up to 45 feet. Some sites are ADA accessible. All campsites have picnic tables, cooking grills and tent pads, and have access to drinking water, flush toilets, hot showers, and laundry facilities; a dump station is located near the campground entrance. There is also a group camp area with 10 sites that can accommodate up to 36 people each. Most sites are open and grassy, with minimal shade; all are within a short walking distance to the reservoir. Park residents include deer, elk, foxes, prairie dogs, songbirds, eagles, owls, snakes and salamanders. For water fun, there’s swimming, paddling, water-skiing, and fishing on the reservoir. Boaters have access to two launch ramps, and anglers can fish on the lake or from the fishing piers for walleye, rainbow trout, bass, perch and sunfish. During the winter season, trails are open for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, and ice fishing is a popular pastime.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $36 - $41 / night

  3. Camper-submitted photo from Deer Creek Campground — Golden Gate Canyon

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    Deer Creek Campground — Golden Gate Canyon

    48 Reviews
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    822 Saves
    Eldorado Springs, Colorado

    Golden Gate Canyon State Park offers multiple campgrounds, cabins, yurts, RV sites, group sites, and a guest house.

    From Memorial Day to early October, there are 132 campsites in two campgrounds: Reverend’s Ridge and Aspen Meadow.

    Reverend’s Ridge offers 38 tent sites and 59 sites with electrical hook-ups. Facilities at Reverend’s Ridge include flush toilets, shower, ice machine, laundry facilities, and a dump station.

    Aspen Meadow offers 35 tent sites and vault toilets.

    As of January 1, 2019 both campgrounds will be Reservation Only.

    Golden Gate also offers 20 backcountry tent sites and four backcountry shelters. Our backcountry sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis year-round. Please register for backcountry sites at the Visitor Center.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $18 - $90 / night

  4. Camper-submitted photo from St. Vrain State Park Campground

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    St. Vrain State Park Campground

    23 Reviews
    72 Photos
    116 Saves
    Firestone, Colorado

    ​​​St. Vrain contains a total of 87 campsites in eight campgrounds located on or near the banks of seven ponds at the east end of the park. Your campsite will be an easy walk away from fishing, kayaking, or simply birdwatching on the trails that circle the ponds.

    Site 1-41 have electric hookups at each site with water hydrants available to fill tanks and a dump station at the exit of the campground. Sites 42-87 have water, sewer, and electric hookups at each site.

    The addition to the park include several new fishing ponds and two additional hiking trails.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Indian Paintbrush Campground—Bear Creek Lake Park

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    Indian Paintbrush Campground—Bear Creek Lake Park

    33 Reviews
    74 Photos
    488 Saves
    Morrison, Colorado

    The Indian Paintbrush Campground is located within the county-run Bear Creek Lake recreation area outside Denver, CO. In close proximity to the city of Denver and popular tourist destinations like Red Rocks amphitheater, the Bear Creek Lake Park camping blends urban and rural qualities to make one of the finest camping destinations around Denver. The campground has 47 campsites, 3 cabins, 2 yurts and 1 group site.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $35 - $65 / night

  6. Camper-submitted photo from Dakota Ridge RV Park

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    Dakota Ridge RV Park

    33 Reviews
    70 Photos
    101 Saves
    Golden, Colorado

    Situated between the mountains of Summit County and the bustling excitement of Denver. 141 full-service and premium sites available year round are level and paved. Pull-through and back-in sites are both available.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
  7. Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwood Campground — Boyd Lake State Park

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    Cottonwood Campground — Boyd Lake State Park

    40 Reviews
    90 Photos
    85 Saves
    Loveland, Colorado
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $10 - $180 / night

  8. Camper-submitted photo from Clear Creek RV Park

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    Clear Creek RV Park

    26 Reviews
    29 Photos
    198 Saves
    Golden, Colorado

    Clear Creek RV Park is owned and operated by the City of Golden and is located at 1400 10th Street. It offers a relaxed country-like setting within walking distance of historic downtown Golden.

    The RV park is open year-round, equipped with 22 full hook-ups, 11 50-amp electric only, 3 tent campsites, large clean restrooms, showers, laundry facilities and a dump station

    Come for quiet seclusion along the banks of Clear Creek, with easy access to downtown via the Clear Creek Trail.

    Situated in the heart of Golden with scenic views and the bubbling sounds of Clear Creek, the Clear Creek RV Park is the perfect getaway. Outdoor adventures await steps from your RV site including hiking trails, kayaking, tubing, fishing, parasailing, biking and more!

    Take a short stroll to historic downtown Golden, world class restaurants, shopping and cultural activities.

    Majority of our guests are repeat visitors!

    If you have any questions, our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to help!

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $32 - $80 / night

  9. Camper-submitted photo from Gordon Gulch Dispersed Area

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    Gordon Gulch Dispersed Area

    42 Reviews
    81 Photos
    1043 Saves
    Nederland, Colorado

    Five miles north of Nederland, National Forest System Road (NFSR) 226, commonly known as Gordon Gulch, turns east off of Colorado Highway 72. NFSR 226 intersects other forest roads: NFSR 314, 228, 233 and their off-shoots. There are 15 numbered, designated campsites scattered along the road system within 1.5 miles east of Highway 72. Camping is permitted in designated sites only. Take care when driving in this area. Snow and mud can persist through most of the year. The free Boulder Ranger District Motor Vehicle Use Map displays National Forest System (NFS) routes open to motorized travel and is available online and at the Boulder Ranger District offfice.

    Streams; treat water for drinking.

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    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
  10. Camper-submitted photo from Reverend's Ridge Campground — Golden Gate Canyon
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