Camping & RVing
5/24/2016: Click here to see the most recent US Forest Service campground openings! Please call the US Forest Service at 970.887.4100 for the most up-to-date camping information and conditions.
Sulphur Ranger District Campgrounds
There are many campgrounds to choose from in the Winter Park, Fraser, Granby and Grand Lake area (otherwise known as the Sulphur Ranger District). From primitive with limited services to full-service campgrounds with showers and boat ramps, you will find the perfect campground for your next camping trip here in Grand County. In addition to US Forest Service camping, Fraser River Valley Lions Club, Snow Mountain Ranch’s YMCA of the Rockies and Winding River Resort also offer incredible family-friendly camping. Here are some of our other favorite campgrounds in the area:
Elevation: 9,826’ | Campsites: 11 | Cost: $14/Night
Robber’s Roost is located 5 miles south of the town of Winter Park on the east side of Highway 40. Robber’s Roost is quiet and very private with lots of wildlife. There are 11 campsites on a first-come, first-serve basis at $14* per night with a limit of two vehicles per site. Potable water is not available. The maximum spur length is 25 feet. Please check in with the campground host located at Idlewild campground.
Elevation: 9,000’ | Campsites: 24 | Cost: $16/Night
Idlewild is one of the most popular campgrounds in Grand County situated on the Fraser River just south of the town of Winter Park on the Fraser River Trail. There are 24 campsites on a first-come, first-serve basis at $16* per night with a limit of two vehicles per site. Idlewild has pit toilets, fire grates, picnic tables and drinking water available. It is a short walk or bike ride in to the town of Winter Park or to Winter Park Resort from the Idlewild Campground. The maximum spur length is 32 feet. Please check in with the camp host to pay the fee and receive site assignments.
Elevation: 8,900’ | Campsites: 16 | Cost: $16/Night
St. Louis Creek Campground is located 4 miles southwest of the town in Fraser off of County Rd. 73 in the Experimental Forest. There are 16 campsites on a first-come, first-serve basis at $16* per night with a limit of two vehicles per site. St. Louis Creek offers easy access to mountain bike and hiking trails. The campground is less than 2 miles from the rodeo grounds. Vault toilets, fire grates, picnic tables and drinking water are available. The maximum spur length is 32 feet. Please check in with the camp host to pay the fee and receive site assignments.
Arapaho National Recreation Area (ANRA) Campgrounds
Reservations can be made for the campsites in the ANRA as late as five days in advance or as early as eight months in advance. These campsites are extremely popular for holiday weekends, as they sit on Lake Granby. Maximum length of stay for these sites is 7 nights. Please call 877.444.6777 or visit www.reserveusa.com for reservations. ANRA fee required.
Elevation: 8,300’ | Campsites: 25 | Cost: $22-$44/Night
Sunset Point Campground is located off Highway 34 on Lake Granby. Sunset Point has 25 non-electric first-come, first-serve campgrounds with picnic tables, fire grates, vault toilets, drinkable water, boat ramp and firewood (for a fee) available. Nightly rates range from $22 per night or $44* for doubles. Maximum spur length is 45 feet.
Elevation: 8,300′ | Campsites: 84 | Cost: $19-$38/Night
Arapaho Bay Campground includes Big Rock, Moraine and Roaring Fork Loops. Located 9 miles east of Highway 34 on CR 6, these sites consist of 84 non-electric campsites along lake Granby. Toilets, trash dumpsters and drinking water available. There is a public boat ramp and the maximum spur length 42 feet. Reservations available at nightly rates from $19 or $38* for doubles. Sites 1-7 are open during the winter. No fees; no amenities. Must be self contained. Reserve Now.
Elevation: 8,300′ | Campsites: 78 | Cost: $19-$38/Night
Green Ridge Campground is located alongside Shadow Mountain Lake and has 78 non-electric campsites. Maximum spur length is 45 feet. Public boat ramp and dump station are available. Reservations available at nightly rates from $19 or $38* for doubles. Reserve Now.
Elevation: 8,300′ | Campsites: 129 | Cost: $22-$44/Night
Stillwater Campground is located on Lake Granby off of Highway 34. There are 129 electric and non-electric sites. Stillwater Campground has a public boat ramp, showers, electrical/water hookups and there is a dump station available. Maximum spur length is 45 feet. Fees range from $22 to $44* per night. The first 11 sites outside the campground gate remain open year round as weather permits. Reserve Now.
Highway 125 and Williams Fork Area
Highway 125 and Williams Fork Are also have many campgrounds including Sawmill Gulch, Denver Creek, Horseshoe, South Fork and Sugarloaf campgrounds. All of these campgrounds are first-come, first-serve.
You may camp within 300 feet of most Forest Service roads as long as you are on National Forest System lands. Under Colorado law, it is your responsibility to know if you are on private land. Choose your campsite based on impact; if you can tell that a site has been used before, make camp there instead of creating a new site. Be sure to obtain current information on fire restrictions in the area and use existing fire rings. Make sure that after the fire the area is cold to the touch before you leave! And we encourage you to please leave your campsite cleaner than you found it!
*All fees subject to change