When prepared for the anticipated conditions, camping is a fun activity throughout the year.
Planning for a Winter Camping Trip?
The only campground that is open in Rocky Mountain National Park during the winter season is Moraine Park Campground. Around 70 campsites are open for winter use, primarily in the B-Loop. These sites are available first-come, first-served.
Additional Things to Know When Planning a Winter Camping Trip
Interested in Backcountry Winter Camping?
For information on Winter Wilderness Backpacking Camping Trips, visit https://www.nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/wilderness-camping.htm.
If I have a camping reservation, do I also need a Timed Entry Permit Reservation to enter the park?
Timed Entry Permit Reservations are not currently required to enter the park. Visit Rocky's Timed Entry Permit Reservation page for more details.
Planning for a Summer Camping Trip?
Are you planning a summertime camping trip to Rocky Mountain National Park?
What About Moraine Park Campground?
Moraine Park Campground will be closed from late May 2023 to early summer 2024 for a major rehabilitation project. To learn more, visit https://www.nps.gov/romo/getinvolved/moraine-park-campground-and-headquarters-east-utility-rehabilitation-project.htm.
Planning to Camp at Longs Peak?
Longs Peak Campground typically opens mid-summer and closes in early fall. This campground is available for tents only. Longs Peak Campground is the only first come, first-served campground in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Key Dates for the 2023 Summer Season:
For More Information on each Individual Campground:
Frequently Asked Questions on Camping
Yes, camping is available year-round. Camping during the winter season is more limited than summer. The only campground that is open during the winter is Moraine Park Campground. During the winter, this campground is available on a first-come, first-served basis only.
For summer reservations at Aspenglen, Glacier Basin, Moraine Park, and Timber Creek, visit Recreation.gov or call (877) 444-6777. Some campsites can be reserved up to 6 months in advance, while some campsites are availalbe on a short-term release.
All reservable campsites are reserved well in advance. If somone cancels, the campsite immediately becomes available again through Recreation.gov.
Longs Peak Campground is first-come, first-served only.
From May 1 through October 15, you can camp in the park 7 nights total parkwide. For example, if you stayed three nights at a campground on one trip and four nights at another campground on another, you wouldn't be able to stay any more nights that summer season.
Yes. The RV and trailer limits are as follows for each campground in Rocky Mountain National Park:
There is an eight (8) person limit per family site. For Group Sites, special rules apply. Please see the Glacier Basin Campground page for more details.
Each camping site is limited to: one camping unit (i.e., a tent, RV, or trailer/tow vehicle) plus one additional tent. All tents shall be located on the tent pad. All additional camp structures must be self standing without impacts to vegetation or trees.
At all campgrounds, check in begins at 1:00 p.m.
At all campgrounds, checkout is at 12 p.m. You must be packed up and out of your campsite on the date of your departure by 12 p.m. noon.
At all campgrounds, quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., this includes the use of generators. Please respect your fellow campers.
No, camping fees are separate from the park's entrance fees.
It depends - America the Beautiful Interagency Senior and Access Pass holders get a 50% discount on camping fees. All other passholders, including the Rocky Mountain National Park Annual Pass, America the Beautiful Interagency Annual Pass, Military Pass, Veterans Pass, and Volunteer Pass, do not qualify for camping discounts.
It depends. At Aspenglen, Glacier Basin, and Moraine Park, yes.
Yes, with some rules. Pets must be on leashes no longer than six feet. Please clean up after them.
No, the use of fireworks is prohibited in Rocky Mountain National Park.
No, for your safety and the safety of other campers, skateboards, rollerblades, scooters, and similar devices are all prohibited in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Last updated: February 1, 2023