Best Camping near Eastlake, CO

Eastlake is the perfect place for adventurous campers and RVers. There's so much to see and do, from exhilarating hikes or bike rides to exploring the local dining and shopping. Find the best campgrounds near Eastlake, plus reviews and photos from other campers like you.

Best Camping Sites Near Eastlake, CO (276)

    Camper-submitted photo from Chatfield State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chatfield State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chatfield State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chatfield State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chatfield State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chatfield State Park Campground

    1.

    Chatfield State Park Campground

    73 Reviews
    132 Photos
    659 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

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

    2.

    Deer Creek Campground — Golden Gate Canyon

    48 Reviews
    105 Photos
    899 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

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

    3.

    Cherry Creek State Park Campground

    46 Reviews
    86 Photos
    411 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

    Camper-submitted photo from Dakota Ridge RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dakota Ridge RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dakota Ridge RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dakota Ridge RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dakota Ridge RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dakota Ridge RV Park

    4.

    Dakota Ridge RV Park

    35 Reviews
    78 Photos
    109 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
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Paintbrush Campground—Bear Creek Lake Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Paintbrush Campground—Bear Creek Lake Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Paintbrush Campground—Bear Creek Lake Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Paintbrush Campground—Bear Creek Lake Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Paintbrush Campground—Bear Creek Lake Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Paintbrush Campground—Bear Creek Lake Park

    5.

    Indian Paintbrush Campground—Bear Creek Lake Park

    33 Reviews
    74 Photos
    521 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

    Camper-submitted photo from Gordon Gulch Dispersed Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Gordon Gulch Dispersed Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Gordon Gulch Dispersed Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Gordon Gulch Dispersed Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Gordon Gulch Dispersed Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Gordon Gulch Dispersed Area

    6.

    Gordon Gulch Dispersed Area

    48 Reviews
    81 Photos
    1252 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.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    Camper-submitted photo from Clear Creek RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Clear Creek RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Clear Creek RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Clear Creek RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Clear Creek RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Clear Creek RV Park

    7.

    Clear Creek RV Park

    26 Reviews
    33 Photos
    217 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

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

    8.

    St. Vrain State Park Campground

    23 Reviews
    72 Photos
    125 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
    Camper-submitted photo from Reverend's Ridge Campground — Golden Gate Canyon
    Camper-submitted photo from Reverend's Ridge Campground — Golden Gate Canyon
    Camper-submitted photo from Reverend's Ridge Campground — Golden Gate Canyon
    Camper-submitted photo from Reverend's Ridge Campground — Golden Gate Canyon
    Camper-submitted photo from Reverend's Ridge Campground — Golden Gate Canyon
    Camper-submitted photo from Reverend's Ridge Campground — Golden Gate Canyon

    9.

    Reverend's Ridge Campground — Golden Gate Canyon

    29 Reviews
    88 Photos
    655 Saves
    Rollinsville, Colorado

    Reverend's Ridge Campground in Golden Gate Canyon State Park is a solid choice if you're looking to camp near Black Hawk, Colorado. This place has a bit of everything: tent sites, RV spots, cabins, and even yurts. It's open all year, so you can enjoy it in any season.

    The campground is pretty organized and tidy, with amenities like electric hookups, drinking water, and hot showers. There's also a central spot for trash and recycling, which keeps things clean. Some loops have flush toilets and free showers, while others might have vault toilets, so check your map before booking.

    One of the standout features is the scenery. You're surrounded by trees, and there's plenty of shade and coverage between sites. Some visitors have even spotted wildlife like moose. The trails around here are well-marked and great for hiking and mountain biking. If you're into fishing, there are a few ponds nearby.

    Cell service can be hit or miss, but T-Mobile users have reported good coverage in certain areas. The campground is close to a road, so you might hear some noise, but it's generally quiet at night.

    If you're planning to tent, loops H and I are recommended for a bit more privacy. For RVs, loops E and B are popular choices. The volunteer staff is friendly and helpful, and there are in-season camp programs to keep you entertained.

    Overall, Reverend's Ridge offers a comfortable and scenic camping experience with plenty of amenities to make your stay enjoyable.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Moraine Park Campground — Rocky Mountain National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Moraine Park Campground — Rocky Mountain National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Moraine Park Campground — Rocky Mountain National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Moraine Park Campground — Rocky Mountain National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Moraine Park Campground — Rocky Mountain National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Moraine Park Campground — Rocky Mountain National Park

    10.

    Moraine Park Campground — Rocky Mountain National Park

    88 Reviews
    280 Photos
    820 Saves
    Estes Park, Colorado

    Overview

    The Moraine Park Campground and Headquarters East Utility Project is underway. Moraine Park Campground is expected to remain closed this summer/fall season due to construction delays. __ Accessed via Bear Lake Road, Moraine Park Campground is situated on the north side of Moraine Park, offering beautiful views of the vast park and the surrounding mountain peaks.

    Recreation

    Rocky Mountain National Park has 355 miles (570 km) of hiking trails that range from flat lakeside strolls to steep mountain peak climbs. Visitors enjoy the park's various lake trails (Bear Lake, Cub Lake, Mills Lake), waterfall trails (Adams Falls, Alberta Falls, Ouzel Falls) and summit trails (Deer Mountain, Twin Sisters Peaks, Flattop Mountain). The park also offers some unforgettable scenic driving routes, including Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall River Road. Trail Ridge Road reaches 12,183 feet (3700 m) above sea level and is America's highest continuous highway. It climbs above the park's evergreen forests to its windswept alpine tundra, where visitors enjoy sweeping panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. Driving along the historic Old Fall River Road is like motoring through an earlier era. Constructed in 1920, this steep, one-way, uphill, gravel road punctuated by switchbacks quietly leads travelers from Horseshoe Park through the park's wilderness to Fall River Pass, 11,796 feet (3595 m) above sea level. Several visitor centers are within the park, offering ranger-led activities, education and history about the park, and seasonal nighttime programs.

    Facilities

    Rocky Mountain National Park has 355 miles (570 km) of hiking trails that range from flat lakeside strolls to steep mountain peak climbs. Visitors enjoy the park's various lake trails (Bear Lake, Cub Lake, Mills Lake), waterfall trails (Adams Falls, Alberta Falls, Ouzel Falls) and summit trails (Deer Mountain, Twin Sisters Peaks, Flattop Mountain). The park also offers some unforgettable scenic driving routes, including Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall River Road. Trail Ridge Road reaches 12,183 feet (3700 m) above sea level and is America's highest continuous highway. It climbs above the park's evergreen forests to its windswept alpine tundra, where visitors enjoy sweeping panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. Driving along the historic Old Fall River Road is like motoring through an earlier era. Constructed in 1920, this steep, one-way, uphill, gravel road punctuated by switchbacks quietly leads travelers from Horseshoe Park through the park's wilderness to Fall River Pass, 11,796 feet (3595 m) above sea level. Several visitor centers are within the park, offering ranger-led activities, education and history about the park, and seasonal nighttime programs.

    Natural Features

    A pleasant mix of Douglas fir, lodgepole pine, ponderosa pine and the occasional Engelmann spruce forests the campground, offering partial shade in this open area. Grasses, shrubs and seasonal wildflowers fill the open meadows. Wildlife is plentiful in the park; mule deer and the majestic Rocky Mountain elk are the most commonly seen. Black bear, coyote, bighorn sheep and moose inhabit the region as well, but can be harder to stumble upon.

    Nearby Attractions

    The town of Estes Park lies just outside the park's main east entrances, and is a short drive from Moraine Park Campground. Dining, shopping, rafting, fly fishing, horseback riding and golfing opportunities await. Lake Estes offers boating, sailboarding and fishing.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Please refer to Rules and Reservation Policies for information on changes and/or cancellations.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $60 / night

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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Eastlake, CO?

According to TheDyrt.com, Eastlake, CO offers a wide range of camping options, with 276 campgrounds and RV parks near Eastlake, CO and 70 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Eastlake, CO?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Eastlake, CO is Chatfield State Park Campground with a 4.3-star rating from 73 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Eastlake, CO?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 70 free dispersed camping spots near Eastlake, CO.

What parks are near Eastlake, CO?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 10 parks near Eastlake, CO that allow camping, notably Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland and Rocky Mountain National Park.