The area is located 4.2 miles east of Woodland Park on Rampart Range Road, FDR 300.
**Be advised that the road is a rough, rutted, washboard, native surface road and the posted speed limit is 20 mph. Hauling boat or camper trailers can make this drive especially difficult and slow.
When camping, having a lagoon, river or a lake close by adds value to your outdoor time. Camping here was a great experience. There are few dispersed areas to camp along 306 Forest Road. We checked all of them and some of them are difficult to access if your car is not high enough. We drove a Subaru Crosstrek. The views from here are great specially sunset and sunrise. This place seems to be used heavily by the amount of cigarette butts we found on the ground. The trash around was noticeable but not annoying. We picked up a few papers and cans to make more enjoyable. We arrived on a Saturday afternoon and we found plenty of spaces. I recommend this place as a base to access the reservoir where you can find bathrooms and other amenities like fishing, kayaking, hiking and the Promontory Picnic Area which you won’t be disappointed. You need to buy your access pass to the reservoir ahead of time online or pay for it cash at the entrance. Cellular Service is weak before entering the reservoir area and none inside the recreation area.
I’m so glad we found this spot, because it’s not an easy find online. This free campsite is about 40 minutes from Colorado Springs, which sounds kinda far, but the gorgeous views on the way up are stunning, so it makes it feel like a shorter drive! It is on a long dirt road, but you’ll be fine if it’s not calling for rain or hasn’t rained too hard recently. We found a gorgeous spot, and it seems like there are a lot of spots available as the road is very long. Open Fires are not permitted, at least right now. And our site did not have a fire ring. The sites were trashy, there was toilet paper all around. Please respect the land. People zoom down this dirt road so be cautious. The nights are cool and not buggy at all! I believe the elevation is over 7,000ft. There was a great 4mile round trip flat, easy hike walking distance from our campsite to Rampart Reservoir! Highly recommend! We walked it around 7AM- it was so quiet and the water was lovely. I would have given it 5 stars if it weren’t for the trash! Plug these coordinates in Google maps and it’ll take you there! GPS: 38.96252, -104.99779
Awesome views unparalleled experience and seclusion