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Picnicking

East Side

Tables

Fire

Grates

Use of Portable Grills *

Toilets

Notes

Beaver Meadows Visitor Center

4

0

No

Flush restrooms

Open year-round

Big Thompson/Kaley cottages

2

0

No

Copeland Lake

Yes

Endovalley

32

30

Yes

Vault toilets

Hidden Valley

4 tables in pavilion, scattered tables on hillside

0

Yes

Flush restrooms year-round

Hollowell Park

10

0

Yes

Vault toilets

Open all year

Lawn Lake Trailhead

3

0

No

Vault toilets

Lawn Lake Horse Ramp

2

0

No

Lily Lake

4

0

No

Vault toilet

Shore trail open all year

Lily Lake group picnic area

Available by reservation only; $300 administrative fee to reserve area

12

0

Only self-contained grills only with special use permit

Vault toilets next to parking lot at Lily Lake

¼ mile walk to picnic area

Longs Peak ranger station

7

0

No

Vault toilet

Park & Ride

3

0

No

Vault toilet

Sprague Lake

27

16 pedestal grills

Yes

Summer flush toilets. Winter vault toilets

All handicap accessible. Open all year

Tuxedo Park

2 by road + 5 or 6 by the stream

0

Yes

Open all year

Upper Beaver Meadows

10

6

Yes

Vault toilet

Walking access only in winter.

West Alluvial Fan

8

0

Yes

Vault toilet

More tables along the road

Wild Basin Trailhead

8

0

Yes

Vault toilets

Additional tables along the road

West Side

Beaver Creek

4

4

No

Beaver Ponds

6

6

Yes

Bowen/Baker

3

0

Yes

Vault toilets

Accessible

Colorado River

6

4

Yes

Vault toilets

Coyote Valley

7

0

No

Harbison Meadows

4

4

Yes

Holzwarth Historic Site

3

0

Yes

Vault toilets

Kawuneeche Visitor Center

6

6

No

Flush toilets at Visitor Center

Open year-round

Lake Irene

8

8

Yes

Vault toilets

Timber Lake Trailhead

8

8

Yes

Vault toilets

 

* The use of disposable or portable charcoal grills, wood fuel camp stoves, and gas grills is allowed for food preparation as adjuncts to fire grates provided by the park in auto campgrounds and picnic areas. Where portable grills are allowed, the used charcoal and ash must be completely extinguished and disposed of in trash receptacle.

  • Day use picnicking is prohibited in all five campgrounds from the Friday before Memorial Day through the end of September: Aspenglen, Glacier Basin, Longs Peak, Moraine Park, Timber Creek. Any picnicking which interferes with overnight campers is prohibited at all times.
  • Horses and other stock are not permitted in auto campgrounds and picnic areas.

Did You Know?

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RMNA has helped Rocky complete more than 40 projects valued at $10 million since 1986. They include the McGraw Ranch, the Fall River Visitor Center, and the Storm Mountain Pass trail. More...