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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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Interested in camping in Rocky Mountain National Park?

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, Moraine Park, or Timber Creek Campgrounds 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

Date Opens for the Season

Date Closes for the Season

Aspenglen Campground May 27, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.
September 28, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.
Glacier Basin Campground May 27, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.
Closed for the 2022 Season
Moraine Park Campground May 27, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. October 12, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.
(Transitions from the Summer season to first-come, first-served for the winter season)
Timber Creek Campground May 27, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. September 28, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.


First-Come, First-Served Campgrounds

Campground

Date Opens for the Season

Date Closes for the Season

Longs Peak Campground
(tent-only)
Opened in July 2022 Closed for the 2022 Season
 

If I have a camping reservation, do I also need a Timed Entry Permit Reservation to enter the park this summer?

Timed Entry Permit Reservations will be in effect in Rocky Mountain National Park from May 27, 2022 to October 10, 2022.

Visitors with campground reservations and wilderness camping permits will use those permits as their timed entry reservations. You may enter the park on the first day of your camping reservation. Entrance fees apply and can be paid at the entrance station.

Visitors must have these camping permits in advance. There will be no same day sales at the park’s campgrounds. Visitors must have their camping reservation confirmation visible.

Park visitors who have reservations to camp at Moraine Park, Glacier Basin and Aspenglen Campgrounds will have access to Bear Lake Road corridor and the rest of park.

Park visitors who have reservations to camp at Timber Creek Campground will have access to rest of park, excluding the Bear Lake Road corridor.

Visit Rocky's Timed Entry Permit Reservation page for more details.

 
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 campsite fees will increase to $35 per night beginning Oct 12, 2022 for the 2023 season)
Summer Group sites at Glacier Basin Campground $40 per night for small sites (summer group campsite fees will increase to $50 per night beginning Oct 12, 2022 for the 2023 season)
$50 per night for medium sites (summer group campsite fees will increase to $60 per night beginning Oct 12, 2022 for the 2023 season)
$60 per night for large sites (summer group campsite fees will increase to $70 per night beginning Oct 12, 2022 for the 2023 season)
Winter Moraine Park Campground
(all other campgrounds closed)
$20 per night (will increase to $30 per night beginning Oct 12, 2022 for the Winter 2022-2023 season)


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, Moraine Park, and Timber Creek, visit Recreation.gov or call (877) 444-6777. You can reserve a campsite up to six months in advance.

Longs Peak Campground is first-come, first-served only. 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 Campsite?
There is an eight (8) person limit per site.

How Many Tents and Vehicles Can I Have at My Campsite?
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.

Parking is limited to two (2) vehicles per site. A vehicle is defined as one vehicle, one trailer, one RV, or one towed unit.

Each vehicle must be parked on the gravel or paved parking pad causing no resource degradation or encroachment onto the paved access road. Some sites will accommodate only one vehicle on the graveled parking pad.

Extra vehicles must park in overflow areas.

At group sites, special rules apply. Please see Glacier Basin Campground on this page.


What Time is Check In and Check Out?
At all campgrounds, checkout is at 12:00 p.m., and check in begins at 1:00 p.m.


When Are Quite Hours in Effect?
At all campgrounds, quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.


Does my Camping Fee Include Entrance to the Park?
No, camping fees are separate from the park's entrance fees.


Does my Park Pass Give me a Camping 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: September 26, 2022

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1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park , CO 80517

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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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