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Basic Campground with easy access to Cochiti Lake

A simple campground without much privacy. Easy access to Cochiti Lake and the Tent Rock Monument (which is definitely worth a visit!).

Basic campground, good for

A simple and large campground with lots of sites. The sites are big and fairly spread out but nothing between the sites to give privacy. Easy access to the lake and lots of walking trails, seems like a great place for families. We were just passing through and looking for a place to relax for a few days.

Top 5 paid campsites ever!

This is one of my all time favorite campsites - it's hard to beat the ocean view, easy access to Kirk Creek and the ocean (rocky water access only from campsite but Sand Dollar Beach is just down the road), hiking trails and the rest of Big Sur right at your fingertips. The sites are fairly small and close together - this campground is all about location and views not having the place to yourself.

We stayed here over Labor Day weekend 2017 and had record high temperatures, beautiful sunsets and lots of fun exploring the area. Big Sur is a great place to visit year round.

Big OHV camping area

This area is geared towards OHV enthusiasts. There are a number of designated campsites off Rampart Range Road and it feels like the road just keeps on going. The sites are spacious and pretty isolated from other campers but the main road is surprisingly busy and you are close to the OHV trail system. Forrest service campground with no amenities (water, sewer, etc) but there are pit toilets at some of the trailheads.

We stayed here for one night - it was the Thursday before Labor day and the area was busy with a lot of campers probably setting up for the weekend.

Great free forrest service camping!

Great (free) Forrest Service campground west of Boulder, CO near a cute little town Nederland. Camping in designated spots only, spread out and lots of space, access to mtb bike trails and there were some campers with motorbikes/4-wheelers in the area (but we didn't feel bothered by this). Road was mostly accessible by 2WD, we had to turn around once in a spot that was too rutted out but only led to one more campsite down the road.