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View of a campsite at Aspenglen Campground, a green tent is seen on tent pad with a bear box in the foreground
Tent campsite at Aspenglen Campground

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Plan Ahead for Summer 2022


Interested in camping in Rocky Mountian National Park this summer? There are many campground options available, depending on your group size and the type of camping equipment you plan to bring.

Reservable Campgrounds

Interested in staying at Aspenglen, Glacier Basin, or Moraine Park this summer?
Nearly all sites in these campgrounds are reserved well in advance.

To check current availability and to make a campground reservation, search for the campground you're interested in below, click "View Details," then find the section titled "Reservations".

Campground Opens for Summer Season Closes for Summer Season
Aspenglen Campground May 27, 2022 at 12 noon September 27, 2022 at 12 noon
Glacier Basin Campground May 27, 2022 at 12 noon September 13, 2022 at 12 noon
Moraine Park Campground May 27, 2022 at 12 noon Oct 11, 2022 at 12 noon
(Available first-come, first-served in winter)
Timber Creek Campground TBD TBD


First-Come, First-Served Campgrounds

Campground Opens for Summer Season Closes for Summer Season
Longs Peak Campground TBD TBD
 
RVs parked in campsites at Moraine Park Campground
A view of several RV campsites in Moraine Park Campground

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Campground Fees

Summer Standard sites at all campgrounds $30 per night
Summer Group sites at Glacier Basin Campground $40 per night for small sites
$50 per night for medium sites
$60 per night for large sites
Winter Moraine Park Campground
(all other campgrounds closed)
$20 per night


Access and Senior Pass holders receive a 50% discount on standard sites.

 
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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I reserve a campsite?
For summer reservations at Aspenglen, Glacier Basin, and Moraine Park, visit Recreation.gov or call (877) 444-6777. You can reserve up to six months in advance. Longs Peak and Timber Creek are first-come, first-served only, and Moraine Park is first-come, first-served in winter, so reservations aren't available.

How hard is it to get a campsite?
In July and August, campgrounds usually fill every day by early afternoon, and most sites at reservable campgrounds are reserved well in advance. In June and September, campgrounds tend to fill on weekends.

How many nights can I camp?
From May 1 through October 15, you can stay seven 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. You can also stay an additional 14 nights between November 1 and April 30.

Do you have limits on RV or trailer length?
Yes.
Aspenglen: 30 feet
Glacier Basin: 35 feet
Longs Peak: Tents only
Moraine Park: 40 feet
Timber Creek: 30 feet

Can I have a campfire?
Yes, but only in metal fire grates. Never leave fires or coals unattended. Fires must be completely extinguished before leaving the campsite or going to bed. Gathering firewood and fire-starting materials is prohibited.

Can I buy firewood at the campground?
In summer, yes: firewood is sold at all campgrounds. We ask that you purchase firewood near or in the park. Firewood from out-of-state may hold harmful insects that could spread to the park.

How many people and vehicles can I have at my site?
You can have up to eight people. You can have either two tents or one vehicle and one camping unit (tent, RV, or trailer/tow). Extra vehicles must park in overflow areas. At group sites, special rules apply. Please see Glacier Basin Campground on this page.

When are checkin and checkout?
At all campgrounds, checkout is at 12 pm, and checkin is at 1 pm.

Do you have quiet hours?
Yes, from 10 pm to 6 am.

Does my campsite fee include entrance to the park?
No, a separate entrance fee applies.

Does my pass give me a discount?
America the Beautiful Senior and Access Pass holders get a 50% discount on camping fees.

Can I buy ice at the campground?
At Aspenglen, Glacier Basin, and Moraine Park: yes. At Longs Peak and Timber Creek: no.

Can I bring my pet?
Yes, with some rules. Pets must be on leashes no longer than six feet. Please clean up after them. Pets are prohibited on all trails, tundra, and meadow areas. Pets may not make noise that impacts visitors or wildlife.

Can I use fireworks in the campground?
No, the use of fireworks is prohibited in the park.

Can I ride my skateboard, rollerblades, scooter, or similar devices in the campground?
No, those are all prohibited.

Last updated: December 29, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park , CO 80517

Phone:

970 586-1206
The Information Office is open year-round: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily in summer; 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mondays - Fridays and 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Saturdays - Sundays in winter. Recorded Trail Ridge Road status: (970) 586-1222.

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