Campground photo 1
Campground photo 2
Campground photo 3

Places to Camp near Pitkin, CO

Are you in need of a campground near Pitkin, CO? Discover secluded campsites where you can reconnect with nature. Or maybe you like to bring your family and friends along. Either way, there are Pitkin campgrounds just for you. At The Dyrt, campers like you share their favorite spots, plus tips and photos. No matter where you're headed in Pitkin, you'll find the best spot for you and your camping crew.

Best Camping Sites Near Pitkin, CO (313)

    Camper-submitted photo from Turtle Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Turtle Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Turtle Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Turtle Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Turtle Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Turtle Rock Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cascade (colorado)
    Camper-submitted photo from Cascade (colorado)
    Camper-submitted photo from Cascade (colorado)
    Camper-submitted photo from Cascade (colorado)
    Camper-submitted photo from Cascade (colorado)
    Camper-submitted photo from Cascade (colorado)

    2.

    Cascade (colorado)

    18 Reviews
    45 Photos
    178 Saves
    Nathrop, Colorado

    Overview

    Cascade Campground is located in beautiful Chaffee County,__Colorado. This popular facility sits near Cascade Falls and is within 5 miles of a private hot springs resort, making it an ideal location for rest and relaxation. "First come, first served" does not necessarily mean that the site will be available when you get there. Someone may get there before you. This is a popular campground and is normally full starting on Friday, sometimes as early as Thursday, so plan accordingly.

    Recreation

    Stream fishing is best above Cascade Falls, just accross the road from the campground. Nearby Chalk Lake is heralded as a great family fishing lake with rainbow, brook and brown trout. Plenty of off-road vehicle trails are a short distance away.__Recommended rides include Mount Antero, Baldwin Lake, Tincup Pass, Hancock Pass, Pomeroy Lakes, Hancock Lakes. Hiking in the area includes the Colorado Trail, The Narrow Gauge trail and the Cascade Loop Trail (Across from Chalk Lake Campground)

    Facilities

    The campground offers 21 single-family sites, each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Firewood is sold on-site. Sites #2- 7 and 11, 12 are "walk-up" first-come, first served. All other sites are reservable. Site #1 is used by the host from mid-May to Labor Day weekend. After that time it is available as a "walk-up", first-come, first-served site.

    Natural Features

    The campground is situated in a dense forest of Douglas fir and aspen at an elevation of 9,000 feet in Chalk Creek Canyon, which gets its name from the soft, white, chalk-like kaolinite canyon walls. Kaolinite is a clay mineral that was deposited by percolating hot springs. Chalk Creek is just across the road from the campground. It flows 27 miles eastward from the Collegiate Peaks before joining the Arkansas River. Chalk Lake is a mile east of the campground.

    Nearby Attractions

    Take a day trip to the historic ghost town of St. Elmo, just 15 minutes from the campground. An old saloon, county courthouse and many other historic structures remain from the days of its mining glory. The city of Salida and Town of Buena Vista are only a short drive away where visitors can enjoy distinctive restaurants, unique shops, incredible art galleries and a large selection of antique shops. The area boasts more than 100 miles of Arkansas River to raft, fish, float or kayak in. as well as fifteen 14,000 ft mountains. Visitors choose from recreational activities like hiking, biking, ATVing, kayaking, rafting, fishing, horseback riding, zipping, swimming

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancellations Individual Campsites: Cancellations up to 2 days before a reservation start date incur a $10.00 cancellation fee.__ A visitor who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee including tax and applicable add-on for a campsite. Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee. No-Shows A no-show visitor is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Staff will hold a campsite until check-out time on the day following the arrival date. No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's rate, taxes and applicable add-on for a campsite.____ Refunds Visitors may submit a refund request through their Recreation.gov profile within 7 days of the end date of their reservation. Refunds will not be issued after the 7 days has ended. Refunds for debit or credit card payments will be issued as a credit to the original bank or credit card used to pay. For check or cash purchases, Recreation.gov will mail a Treasury check for refunds of cash, check, or money order payments to the address associated with the reservation. Treasury check refunds may take up to 6-8 weeks to arrive.__ In the event of an emergency closure, the Recreation.gov team or facility manager will refund all fees and will attempt to notify you using the contact information within the Recreation.gov visitor profile.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash

    $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Browns Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Browns Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Browns Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Browns Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Browns Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Browns Creek
    Camper-submitted photo from Ruby Mountain Campground — Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Ruby Mountain Campground — Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Ruby Mountain Campground — Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Ruby Mountain Campground — Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Ruby Mountain Campground — Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Ruby Mountain Campground — Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area

    4.

    Ruby Mountain Campground — Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area

    24 Reviews
    132 Photos
    337 Saves
    Nathrop, Colorado

    Part of Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $28 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Lottis Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lottis Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lottis Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lottis Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lottis Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lottis Creek Campground

    5.

    Lottis Creek Campground

    13 Reviews
    34 Photos
    465 Saves
    Pitkin, Colorado

    Overview

    Located in the Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Lottis Creek Campground is at an elevation of 8,600 feet above sea level. On the shores of Lottis Creek, this newly remodeled campground is a perfect getaway for anyone that loves the outdoors. Nestled in lodgepole pines down the Taylor River Canyon, Lottis Creek Campground is great for anglers, hikers, bikers, and four-wheeler enthusiasts.

    Recreation

    Two miles to the south, visitors will find access to the Fossil Ridge Wilderness Area. Hikers and equestrians can enjoy the trails of this pristine natural area. No mechanized or motorized vehicles are permitted in any Wilderness area. To the east of Lottis Creek Campground, four-wheel drivers will find many roads to explore. Cumberland Pass Road provides access to most of these trails.

    Facilities

    Two miles to the south, visitors will find access to the Fossil Ridge Wilderness Area. Hikers and equestrians can enjoy the trails of this pristine natural area. No mechanized or motorized vehicles are permitted in any Wilderness area. To the east of Lottis Creek Campground, four-wheel drivers will find many roads to explore. Cumberland Pass Road provides access to most of these trails.

    Natural Features

    Many of the electric hookup campsites benefit from the shade provided by the lodgepole pines in the campground.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (928) 537-8888.

    Nearby Attractions

    Taylor Park Reservoir is just a few miles from the campground, offering boating, fishing and swimming opportunities. A boat ramp and boat rentals are available there as well.__??Many trails for hikers are close by. Fishing is abundant in many areas and you will find numerous four-wheel drive trails.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $250 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwood Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwood Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwood Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwood Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwood Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cottonwood Lake Campground

    6.

    Cottonwood Lake Campground

    15 Reviews
    49 Photos
    635 Saves
    Buena Vista, Colorado

    Overview

    This location is available on a first-come, first-served basis only. Visitors are required to physically arrive at the campground to purchase and claim a site. Once on-site, you may be able to pay for your campsite(s) by scanning a QR code using the Recreation.gov mobile app, and the Scan and Pay feature. If this option is available, you will need to first download the free Recreation.gov mobile app https://www.recreation.gov/mobile-app prior to your arrival as some remote areas have limited or no cellular service.

    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Collegiate Peaks
    Camper-submitted photo from Collegiate Peaks
    Camper-submitted photo from Collegiate Peaks
    Camper-submitted photo from Collegiate Peaks
    Camper-submitted photo from Collegiate Peaks
    Camper-submitted photo from Collegiate Peaks

    7.

    Collegiate Peaks

    14 Reviews
    52 Photos
    266 Saves
    Buena Vista, Colorado

    Overview

    Collegiate Peaks Campground is located 11 miles west of Buena Vista, Colorado, along Middle Cottonwood Creek near the top of Cottonwood Pass. The campground offers well-spaced campsites and scenic views of the surrounding mountains. Visitors enjoy fishing and exploring local trails. A commercial hot springs inn and spa is located about 5 miles east of the campground. "First come, first served" does not necessarily mean that the site will be available when you get there. Someone may get there before you. This is a popular campground and is normally full starting on Friday, sometimes as early as Thursday, so plan accordingly.

    Recreation

    Hiking and fishing are among the most popular activities. The Denny Creek Trailhead is less than a mile away and it take hikers through Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Area to destinations such as Kroenke Lake and Mt. Yale. The Ptarmigan Lake Trailhead is less than 3 miles from the campground and boasts views of vivid wildflowers. Middle Cottonwood Creek is small but fairly well-stocked with brook trout. Determined anglers can often pull rainbow and cutthroat trout from the beaver ponds west of the campground.

    Facilities

    The campground offers several single-family sites on three loops. Each site is equipped with a picnic table, campfire ring and grill. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Sites# 1, and 18-30 are__first come-first served, also called "Walk-up" sites. All other sites are reservable. Site #2 is used by the host from mid-May through September. After that time it is available as a "walk-up", first-come, first-served site.

    Natural Features

    The campground sits at an elevation of 9,800 feet, tucked in a dense stand of mixed conifers__and aspen. Some sites sit alongside the creek while others are tucked back in the woods. Afternoon thunderstorms are common during summer months.

    Nearby Attractions

    Cottonwood Pass is a high mountain pass across the Continental Divide in the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains. The road reaches the divide at an elevation of 12,126 feet. The Collegiate Peaks Wilderness offers challenging trails and prime backcountry fishing lakes. The Town of Buena Vista is only a short drive away where visitors can enjoy distinctive restaurants, unique shops, incredible art galleries and a large selection of antique shops. The area boasts more than 100 miles of Arkansas River to raft, fish, float or kayak in, as well as fifteen 14,000 ft mountains. Visitors can choose from recreational activities like hiking, biking, ATV/UTV riding, kayaking, rafting, fishing, horseback riding, zipping and swimming.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Cancellations Individual Campsites: Cancellations up to 2 days before a reservation start date incur a $10.00 cancellation fee.__ A visitor who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee including tax and applicable add-on for a campsite. Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee. No-Shows A no-show visitor is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Staff will hold a campsite until check-out time on the day following the arrival date. No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's rate, taxes and applicable add-on for a campsite.____ Refunds Visitors may submit a refund request through their Recreation.gov profile within 7 days of the end date of their reservation. Refunds will not be issued after the 7 days has ended. Refunds for debit or credit card payments will be issued as a credit to the original bank or credit card used to pay. For check or cash purchases, Recreation.gov will mail a Treasury check for refunds of cash, check, or money order payments to the address associated with the reservation. Treasury check refunds may take up to 6-8 weeks to arrive.__ In the event of an emergency closure, the Recreation.gov team or facility manager will refund all fees and will attempt to notify you using the contact information within the Recreation.gov visitor profile.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash

    $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Hecla Junction Campground — Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Hecla Junction Campground — Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Hecla Junction Campground — Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Hecla Junction Campground — Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Hecla Junction Campground — Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Hecla Junction Campground — Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Salida North BLM
    Camper-submitted photo from Salida North BLM
    Camper-submitted photo from Salida North BLM
    Camper-submitted photo from Salida North BLM
    Camper-submitted photo from Salida North BLM
    Camper-submitted photo from Salida North BLM
    Camper-submitted photo from Mirror Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Mirror Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Mirror Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Mirror Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Mirror Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Mirror Lake

    10.

    Mirror Lake

    8 Reviews
    22 Photos
    376 Saves
    Pitkin, Colorado

    Opportunities for lake and stream fishing abound at Mirror Lake Campground. It is situated on the banks of Mirror Lake and East Willow Creek. The 13,000 foot peaks of the Sawatch Range provide a dramatic backdrop for this site. Mountain biking, four-wheel driving, hiking and horseback riding are only a few of the activities visitors can enjoy from this site. There are 10 campsites.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Picnic Table
Showing results 1-10 of 313 campgrounds

Popular Camping Styles near Pitkin

Pet-friendly camping near Pitkin

Recent Reviews In Pitkin

1279 Reviews of 313 Pitkin Campgrounds