Below are some of the camping regulations that apply throughout the park. Additional regulations may apply at each campground. Violation of these regulations may result in a fine and/or revocation of your camping permit.
You must keep your food properly stored from bears 24 hours per day. Campgrounds offer metal bear-resistant storage boxes (box sizes are listed for each campground; avoid bringing coolers that won't fit). Find out more about bears and food storage.
Camp in Designated Sites
Roadside camping is not permitted in the park. Camp in designated sites in campgrounds. Roadside camping is permitted in the National Forest and Monument unless posted otherwise.
Collection of dead and down wood is permitted. Fires must always be attended and put out completely with water when not attended (do not let them smolder).
You may not hold a site for someone who has not arrived. Sites not occupied for 24 hours are considered abandoned; property may be impounded.
Camping Time Limits
Camping stays are limited to 14 days between June 14th and September 14th, with 30 days total per year.
Recycle Fuel Canisters
Do not put propane or other fuel canisters in park trash cans or leave them in the parks. Take them with you when you leave. Check with your city or council about cylinder and canister recycling in your area.
A maximum of one vehicle and six people are allowed per campsite. Check locally for slight variations in these limits and parking locations for extra vehicles.
Quiet Hours are 10pm – 6am. Generator use hours at Lodgepole and Dorst is 8-11am and 5-8pm. Generator use hours at all other campgrounds is 9am-9pm. Music should be audible at your campsite only.
Pets are permitted in all campgrounds. Pets must be on a leash less than 6 feet (1.8 m) long at all times. Pets cannot be left tied and unattended at any time. For your pet's safety, please don't leave pets in hot cars.