Open Year-round
No
Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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There are several nice campgrounds in the mellow country north of the town of Wooodland Park in the Pike National Forest. One of the smaller ones, but one that is very much worth considering, is Painted Rocks Campground. Just a short drive, walk or bike ride from the excellent Manitou Lake Recreation Area, Painted Rocks is a quintessential small national forest campground.

The sites are set along two short loops that wind among the thinly-spaced ponderosa pines. With vault toilets and potable water as the only amenities, this campground offers a quiet and remote-feeling camping experience while being a short drive from the amenities of town. The sites along the meadow with views of the red rock formations are the best, but the more-shaded sites closer to the road are very nice, too.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer

Congestion

Occasionally full

Parking Pass

None

Open from

May 25 to September 03

Price per night (basic site)

23.00 $ (19.31 €)

Pros

Small and quiet. Nice rock formations. Near Manitou Lake.

Cons

None.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

Pike National Forest

Features

ADA accessible
Vault toilet
Potable water
Firewood for sale
Picnic tables

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

18

Maximum trailer length

36.00 ft (10.97 m)

Recommended Campsites Without Photos

15

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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