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Itching for some Colorado camping? State park reservations for the spring, summer are open

Posted at 1:10 PM, Jan 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-14 15:39:38-05

With temperatures dipping into the teens and single digits overnight in Colorado’s mountains, it may not seem overly enticing to start planning an overnight camping trip. But campsite reservations are already up for grabs for the spring and summer.

A handful of state parks launched a reservation-only camping program last summer. After seeing success from this system, CPW added 15 more states parks to the program.

The state parks that now require reservations are:
· Cheyenne Mountain
· Eleven Mile
· Staunton
· St. Vrain
· Trinidad Lake
· Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
· Boyd Lake
· Cherry Creek
· Golden Gate Canyon
· Highline Lake
· Jackson Lake
· John Martin Reservoir
· Lathrop
· Mueller
· North Sterling
· Pearl Lake
· Ridgeway
· State Forest
· Steamboat Lake
· Yampa River

Lake Pueblo and Chatfield State Parks will join the program in April.

Camping fees are also changing this year. To learn more about fees for various types of campsites, click here.

To reserve a camping spot, visit the CPW website here or call 800-244-5613.