• A translucent blanket of clouds hangs over the snowy continental divide above Bear Lake Road. NPS Photo by VIP Olsen

    Rocky Mountain

    National Park Colorado

Campgrounds

Attention: Reservations for the 2014 season have ended for park campgrounds. Aspenglen and Glacier Basin campgrounds are closed for the season. 2015 reservations will be available starting in late November; please check then with Reserve America, www.reserveamerica.com or www.recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777

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Aspenglen Campground is closed for the 2014 season (8200 ft). Located on U.S. Highway 34 just west of the Fall River Entrance Station in a pine forest near Fall River, this campground has as 53 sites.

  • 2015 Season - Open by reservation Thursday, May 21, through Sunday, September 27.
  • Summer Reservations are recommended and are available on a 6-month rolling window starting in late November 2014.
  • Camping fee is $20/site/night when the water is on.
  • Recreational vehicle and trailer length limit is 30 feet.
  • A Loop: tents only, including walk-ins; B Loop: no generators allowed; C Loop: generators allowed.
  • To see campground photos, click here.
  • To download a printable brochure with map (pdf), click here.
  • Walking distance to Fall River Visitor Center.
  • Ranger-led evening programs offered in summer.
  • All tent pads are 13 ft x 15 ft.
  • Many trees in this campground are treated with insecticide to prevent mountain pine beetle infestation.
  • Food storage lockers are located throughout the campground.
  • Cell phones do not work in Aspenglen Campground.
  • An emergency phone is located at the ranger station.

Glacier Basin Campground is closed for the season (8500 ft). Located on Bear Lake Road approximately six miles south of the Beaver Meadows Entrance Station, this campground has 150 sites.

  • 2015 Season - Open Thursday, May 21, through Monday, September 7.
    - The C, D, and Group Loops will be closed to camping September 2 and 3. They will reopen first-come, first-served September 4-7.
  • 2015 Season: C Loop is 1st-come, 1st served, and sites 76 through 104 will be generator-free;
    A, B, D Loops are reservable.
  • Summer Reservations are recommended and are available on a 6-month rolling window starting in late November 2014.
  • Camping fee is $20/site/night.
  • Recreational vehicle and trailer length limit is 35 feet.
  • Access the free summer shuttle buses to Bear Lake and Estes Park from the campground.
  • Ranger-led evening programs offered in summer.
  • The mountain pine beetle outbreak resulted in the removal of most trees so there is no shade in the C and D Loops. These sites have expansive views and are good for slide-outs.
  • Many remaining trees in this campground are treated with insecticide to prevent mountain pine beetle infestation.
  • Food storage lockers are located throughout the campground.
  • To see campground photos, click here.
  • To view a campground map (pdf), click here.
  • To download a printable brochure with map (pdf), click here.
  • To view a table of tent pad sizes by site, click here.

Glacier Basin Group Sites are closed for the Season (8500 ft). Located at Glacier Basin Campground on Bear Lake Road, there are 13 group sites.

  • 2015 Season - Open Thursday, May 21, through Sunday, September 7.
    - The C, D, and Group Loops will be closed to camping September 2 and 3. They will reopen first-come, first-served September 4-7.
  • Summer Reservations are recommended and are available on a 6-month rolling window starting in late November 2014.
  • Camping fee is $3/person/night.
  • Tents only.
  • Small sites (#1 & 13) fit 9 - 15 people and a maximum of three vehicles.
  • Medium sites (#2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11 & 12) fit 16-25 people and a maximum of four vehicles.
  • Large sites (7, 8 & 9) fit 26- 40 people and a maximum of five vehicles.
  • No limit on number of tents.
  • No more than five vehicles per site.
  • The mountain pine beetle outbreak resulted in the removal of most trees so there is no shade in this loop. Many remaining trees are treated with insecticide to prevent further mountain pine beetle infestation.
  • Food storage lockers are located throughout the campground.
  • To see campground photos, click here.
  • To view a campground map (pdf), click here.

Longs Peak Campground is closed for the season. (9500 ft). Located in a pine forest near the Longs Peak trailhead approximately nine miles south of the town of Estes Park off of Highway 7, this campground has 26 sites.

  • 2015 Season - Open Friday, May 22, through Sunday, November 1.
  • First-come, first-served, no reservations taken.
  • Tents only.
  • Camping fee is $20/site/night when water is on.
  • The trailhead to Longs Peak and other destinations is a short distance away.
  • To see campground photos, click here.
  • To download a printable brochure with map (pdf), click here.
  • All tent pads are 13 ft x 15 ft.
  • Food storage lockers are located throughout the campground.
  • Vault toilets.
  • Emergency phone at Longs Peak Ranger Station (not at the campground).
  • Many trees in this campground are treated with insecticide to prevent mountain pine beetle infestation.

Moraine Park Campground (8160 ft), the park's only year-round campground, is located in a ponderosa pine forest above the meadows of Moraine Park on Bear Lake Road approximately two and a half miles south of the Beaver Meadows Entrance Station. In summer this campground has 244 reservable sites; in winter there are 77 first-come, first-served sites.

  • Moraine Park Campground is currently open first-come, first-served through the winter. The B and E Loops are open. There is one water spigot near the campground entrance so the winter camping fee is $14/site/night.
  • 2015 summer reservation season - Thursday, May 21, through Sunday, September 27, 2015. All summer loops can be full by reservation.
  • Summer Reservations are recommended and are available on a 6-month rolling window starting in late November 2014.
  • Camping fee $20/site/night during the reservation period and when water is on.
  • Recreational vehicle and trailer length limit is 40 feet.
  • Trails from the campground connect to numerous other trails.
  • Walking distance to Moraine Park Discovery Center.
  • Access the free summer shuttle buses to Bear Lake and Estes Park from the campground.
  • To see campground photos, click here.
  • To view a campground map (pdf), click here.
  • To download a printable brochure with map (pdf), click here.
  • To view a table of tent pad sizes by site, click here.
  • D Loop: no generators allowed.
  • Food storage lockers are located throughout the campground.
  • Solar-heated shower bag stall facility located in the campground.
  • Summer flush toilets, except the B and E Loops have vault toilets year-round, and there is one vault toilet in the C Loop by the amhitheater.
  • Ranger-led evening programs offered in summer.
  • Many trees in this campground are treated with insecticide to prevent mountain pine beetle infestation.

Timber Creek Campground is closed for the Season. (8900 ft). It is the only west side campground, located along the Colorado River in the Kawuneeche Valley on U.S. Highway 34 approximately 10 miles north of Grand Lake. This campground has 98 sites.

  • 2015 Season - Open Friday, May 22, through Sunday, November 1.
  • Always first-come, first-served, no reservations taken.
  • Camping fee is $20/site/night when water is on.
  • Recreational vehicle and trailer length limit is 30 feet.
  • To see campground photos, click here.
  • Tent pad sizes vary by campsite.
  • To download a printable brochure with map (pdf), click here.
  • The mountain pine beetle outbreak resulted in the removal of most trees so there is no shade in this campground.
  • Ranger-led evening programs offered in summer.
  • Food storage lockers are located throughout the campground.
  • An emergency phone is located at the ranger station.
 

Reservations:
Reservations for summer camping in Moraine Park (map), Glacier Basin (map), and Aspenglen (map) can be made up to six months in advance.

To make reservations, call toll-free 877-444-6777 (International callers 518-885-3639). On-line reservations are available at www.reserveamerica.com or www.recreation.gov Customer Service, 888-448-1474.

 

Stay limits:
Campground stay limits, throughout the park, are seven nights from June 1 through September 30; and an additional 14 nights at the year-round campgrounds the rest of the year.

 

Length Limits:
Aspenglen-30 ft motor homes & trailers
Glacier Basin-35 ft motor homes & trailers
Longs Peak-tents only
Moraine Park-40 ft motor homes & trailers
Timber Creek-30 ft motor homes & trailers

Firewood:
During the summer months, firewood is sold at all campgrounds. Campers are encouraged to purchase firewood in the area(s) where they are camping. Transporting firewood from out-of-state is discouraged since it may hold harmful insects which could be spread to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Ice:
Ice is sold at all campgrounds, except Timber Creek and Longs Peak.

 

Campground Arrival and Departure Times:
Checkout time in all campgrounds is 12 PM. Check in time is 1 PM.

Campsite Vehicle and People Limits:
At all campgrounds no more than eight people, and two tents OR one vehicle and one camping unit (i.e., tent, RV, or trailer/tow vehicle) may occupy each site. Additional vehicles must park in overflow parking areas.

Other Information:
During July and most of August, expect the campgrounds to fill every day by early afternoon. In June and September, park campgrounds tend to fill on the weekends.

America the Beautiful Senior and Access Pass holders receive a 50% discount on camping fees.

A separate park entrance fee applies.

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