Open Year-round
No
Reservations possible?
Yes
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
Yes
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The beautiful rolling forests of Pike National Forest north of Pikes Peak and northwest of Colorado Springs is not an area of dramatic 14ers or rocky crests, but it is a great place for family camping with a remote feel or a base camp for exploring the Pikes Peak area and visiting Colorado Springs.  There are several campgrounds in the area north of Woodland Park, and South Meadows Campground is the closest at just 5 miles away.

This is a typical national forest campground in most respects, but it does stand out as having very large sites with a lot of spacing between them. There are several roads that form small loops, but  the overwhelming feeling to this campground is that there is lots of room to spread out. This is a great place for kids to ride bikes and explore the nearby meadows. The  roads are narrow, and there are many places which inexplicably have short concrete posts lining the roads, making it challenging to back trailers into some sites, but there are plenty of large pull-throughs and other sites that are easy to access. There are a lot of double sites for larger families and groups (at double the fees). The campground sits in a cell phone hole with no coverage, but there is reception about 2 miles away down toward town.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall
Spring

Congestion

Frequently full

Parking Pass

None

Open from

April 20 to October 28

Price per night (basic site)

23.00 $ (19.31 €)

Pros

Very spacious sites. Some nice meadow views.

Cons

No cell service.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

Rocky Mountain Recreation Co.

Features

ADA accessible
Family friendly
Vault toilet
Potable water
Firewood for sale
Picnic tables
Near lake or river

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

64

Recommended Campsites Without Photos

22, 26

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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