Six Colorado state parks will soon require reservations for camping

Posted: 4:28 PM, Jun 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-20 22:29:37Z

DENVER — Colorado Parks and Wildlife has launched a reservation-only camping program at six state parks.

The parks will soon start a pilot program to eliminate the required three-day reservation window for camping.

Cheyenne Mountain , Eleven Mile , Staunton , St. Vrain and Trinidad Lake Park will begin the program July 1. It will apply to all campsites in the parks. Reservation-only camping will start Sept. 15 at Ridgway State Park’s sites in the F and G loops.

Instead of gambling with the former first-come, first-served style of reservations, campers can claim a site 24/7 at or by calling 1-800-244-5613.

Campers who stay in a reservation-only site without a reservation may face a citation.

This pilot program marks the first time camping is available at Staunton State Park. The park will have 25 backcountry campsites open to the public.