Campgrounds in the Park
Camping in Our National Park's campgrounds is a little on the sparse side. If you feel the need for amenities like electric and water hook-ups not to mention other necessities like hot showers and flush toilets -- try our listing of  Commercial Campgrounds in Estes Park. 
If camping in the Rocky in a tent is not for you, rent a Coleman folding camper, equipped with comfortable mattresses, gas stove and heater.  Adventure Camper Rentals 


Check-IN and Check-OUT Times at the Park's campgrounds:Check-out is 12:00 Noon
Check-in as space is available.

Reservation Campgrounds

  Moraine Park Campground 
  Glacier Basin Campground (Individual and Group Sites) 
  Spraque Lake Accessible Campground 

First come, First Served Campgrounds

  Aspenglen Campground 
  Longs Peak Campground (Tents Only) 
  Timber Creek Campground (West Slope) 

Other Information

  General Information 
  Rules to Observe 
  Safety, Sanitation & Resource Protection 


General Information
Stay Limits: From June through September, the camping limit is 7 days total in the Rocky Mountain National Park. The rest of the year, there is a 14-day limit on camping in the national park.

Pets: Pets are allowed in the campground. When outside of a vehicle or camping unit, pets must be leashed or on a lead no longer than 6 feet. Pets must not be left unattended. They are not allowed on trails or away from roadsides. Kennels are available in the communities bordering the park.

Quiet Hours: From 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. the campground has quiet hours. All activities need to be quiet and subdued. Generator must be shut off. Many people go to sleep early in preparation for a day of hiking and climbing.

Services Available: Water is provided at the spigots throughout the campground. Hoses may not be connected to the spigots. Indoor toilets and sinks with cold running water are located throughout the campground. Firewood and ice are sold during the summer months. Public telephones are at the campground entrance. A dump station is provided. Non-denominational worship services are held during the summer months. NO HOOK-UPS OR SHOWERS.


Rules to Observe
  • Each campsite has a limit of 6 people (except group sites at Glacier Basin).
  • One camping unit is allowed at each campsite. A "unit" is a tent trailer, trailer, motor home or a tent. Motor home and tent trailer sites may have one tent also at the site. A tent site may have two tents.
  • One vehicle is allowed to park at each campsite: passenger car/van, tow vehicle for a trailer, or motor home. Vehicles must remain in parking areas.
  • Tents must be placed on tent pads where available. Where tent pads are inadequate, use an area where camping impact has already occurred.
  • Digging and trenching are not permitted: they damage the environment.


Safety, Sanitation & Resource Protection
  • Campfires are permitted only in the metal fire grates provided. Fires should never be left unattended: extinguish fires when leaving your site.
  • Gathering of firewood and fire-starting materials is prohibited.
  • Please do not feed or approach the wildlife: keep wildlife wild.
  • Food should be stored in airtight containers and kept in a vehicle so as to not attract wild animals such as bears!
  • Do not leave valuables unattended at your campsite or in your vehicle.
  • Firearms and all other weapons, as well as fireworks are not permitted.
  • Dish washing water and other gray water must be disposed of in the toilet or utility sinks.


Moraine Park Campground - Open All Year
Water is typically on from mid-May through mid-September
 Click Here to start Reservation  OR call 1-800-365-2267
Reservations are take 5 months in advance of desired camping date.

# of Sites: 247

Max RV: 30 feet

Elevation: 8,150 feet.

Reservation Period: Approximately mid-May through mid-September

First Come, First Served Period: Approximately mid-September through mid-May

Location: Moraine Park Campground is located in a ponderosa pine forest, just off the Bear Lake Road. The rolling terrain is also dotted with boulders. Many sites look out over the large meadows of Moraine Park.

Other Information: Moraine Park Campground can accommodate vehicles up to 35 feet and trailers up 27 feet. Commercial horseback riding is available nearby. Trails to several lakes and other scenic areas begin at or near the campground. Elk, mule deer and other large mammals are in the area. Ranger led campfire programs are held in the amphitheater at Moraine Park during the summer months.

 Camp Site Fees 


Glacier Basin Campground (Individual and Group Sites)
Open from Approximately mid-May through mid-September
 Click Here to start Reservation  OR call 1-800-365-2267
Reservations are take 5 months in advance of desired camping date.

# of Sites: 150 Individual and 15 Group.

Max RV: 30 feet

Elevation: 8,600 feet.

Reservation Period: Varies from year to year but typically mid-May through mid-September.

Location: Glacier Basin Campground is located on Bear Lake Road approximately 1/2 the way from US 36 and Bear Lake.

Other Information: Glacier Basin Campground can accommodate vehicles and trailers up 27 feet. Glacier Creek flows along the border of Glacier Basin Campground. In the campground lodge pole pines provide shade from the summer sun. Several trails pass near the campground, taking hikers to Spraque Lake, Glacier Gorge Junction, Storm Pass, and Bierstadt Lake. Ranger led campfire programs are held in the amphitheater at Moraine Park during the summer months.

 Camp Site Fees 


Spraque Lake Accessible Campground
Open from mid-May through mid-September
This is a special wheelchair accessible backcountry campsite near Sprague Lake.
It is half a mile (1 kilometer) from the trailhead to the campsite.
 Click Here to start Reservation 

# of Sites:2 (12 campers including a maximum of 6 wheelchair users.)

Elevation: 8,430 feet.

Key Regulations: If you are hearing or sight impaired and have a certified assistance dog, your dog may accompany you to this or any other campsite or trails in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Other: 3 night limit. <-- This may not be correct, please check at the Back Country Office.

Location: The Spraque Lake accessible campground is located on the south side of Spraque Lake just off the trail around the lake approximately 1/4 mile from the parking lot. Spraque Lake is located on Bear Lake Road approximately 3/4 the way from US 36 and Bear Lake.

Other Information: This campground is technically classified as a backcountry campsite and is controlled by the Back Country Office. See  Backcountry Office  for detail and reservations.



Aspenglen Campground
Open from mid-May through mid-September

# of Sites: 54 ("First Come, First Served" Basis.)

Max RV: 30 feet

Elevation: 8,230 feet.

Location: Aspenglen Campground is situated along the Fall River, just inside the Fall River Entrance on US Route 34, west of the town of Estes Park.

Other Information: Aspen Glen Campground can accommodate vehicle trailers up to 30 feet. Fall River borders the campground, providing a restful murmur as it flows from Fall River Pass, down into Horseshoe Park past the campsites. Commercial horseback riding is available nearby. Trails up to Deer Mountain begin at the campground. Elk, mule deer, Rocky Mountain Big Horn sheep and other large mammals are in the area. Ranger led campfire programs are held in the amphitheater at Moraine Park during the summer months.

 Camp Site Fees 


Longs Peak Campground
(Tents Only-Open All Year)

# of Sites: 26 --Open Year 'Round On a "First Come, First Served" Basis.

Max RV: Tents Only

Elevation: 9,400 feet.

Location: Longs Peak Campground is situated just off of Colorado Route 7, nine miles south of the town of Estes Park.

Other Information: There is a three night stay limit during the summer; fourteen nights during the winter. Shaded by Longs Peak rising almost 5,000 feet above it, the campground is nestled among boulders and trees. Many people camp at Longs Peak Campground before and after climbing Longs Peak. Other Hiking and climbing choices exist in the area. A trail to Eugenia Mine and up to Storm Pass and Estes Cone Branches off from the Longs Peak Trail. A long hike on the North Longs Peak Trail leads from Granite Pass on the Longs Peak Trail to Glacier George and the Spraque Lake areas.

 Camp Site Fees 


Timber Creek Campground - Open All Year
(West Slope)
2008 - Timber Creek Campground, on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park, will be temporarily closed until early July for hazard tree removal.

Water is on from mid-May through mid-September.
This campground is not plowed in the winter!

# of Sites: 100 --Open Year 'Round On a "First Come, First Served" Basis.

Max RV: 30 feet

Elevation: 8,900 feet.

Location: Located on the west side of the national park, ten miles north of the Grand Lake Entrance.

Other Information: Shaded by a stand of lodge pole pine trees, the campground is in the Kawuneeche Valley near the Colorado River. The Never Summer Mountains are to the west. Moose, elk, deer and many other smaller animals are abundant in the area. Fishing in the Colorado River is a popular activity; a Colorado fishing license is required. Ranger led campfire programs are held in the amphitheater at Timber Creek during the summer months.

 Camp Site Fees 


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