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Camping

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A popular activity at Chatfield is individual and group camping. Camping permits are required in addition to the parks pass. To ensure everyone a safe and peaceful camping experience, please follow campground regulations.

General Camping Information

Note: Camping reservations for individual sites cannot be made by calling Chatfield State Park.

  • A reservation fee of $10 for all sites is applicable.
  • Check-in and Check-out time is 12:00 noon.

For more reservation information or to make a camping reservation, go to the Chatfield Reservations page or reservations can be made through Colorado Parks and Wildlife by calling 303-470-1144 or if outside the Denver area, please call 1-800-678-2267.

Current Fire Restrictions/Fire Ban Information

Stage 1 Fire Ban. For more information, visit the following website:

Individual Sites

Four camping areas boast 197 sites. All campsites are surrounded by native grass, are within walking distance to the lake and have picnic tables and grills. Facilities include pull-through or back-in campsites, flush toilets, hot showers, laundry, centrally located water, firewood and a sanitary waste station. One hundred twenty sites classified as full hook-up (water, sewer, & electricity provided) located in A, B and D Loops. The remaining 77 sites in Loop B and Loop C have electricity only. Thirty four sites in Loops B and C have detached tent pads. Twelve campsites are accessible to people with disabilities. A specially designed shower attachment is also available by request from the Campground Registration Building.

Campers Note: The Deer Creek Entrance has a height limitation of 13'0". Camping units taller than this should use the park’s Plum Creek Entrance (see map for directions).

Winter Camping

Starting October 15, the only loop open for camping will be D-Loop (sites 154-197). Starting 1/1/2015 D-Loop will always be on reservations. D-loop is a full service camping loop (sewer, electric and centrally located water or water and sewer facilities at our sanitary dump station).

The water hookups will be turned off from October 15 to April 15. The RV dump station will remain open year round for potable water and emptying holding tanks. Please check the Fees page​ for prices. D-loop has restrooms, showers and laundry facilities which will remain open through the winter camping season. All loops will re-open for camping April 1.

Individual Camping Reservations

Note: Camping reservations for individual sites cannot be made by calling Chatfield State Park.

  • Reservations​​ for camping at Chatfield must be made more than three days in advance and can be made up to six months in advance.
To make reservations for sites during the reservation time or information on reservations, please call Colorado Parks and Wildlife at 303-470-1144 or if outside the Denver area, please call 1-800-678-2267.

Group Camping Information

There are four electrical pedestals at each group site. Each site allows for 6 camping units and up to 36 people​. No more than 4 units can use the electrical hook-ups. Showers and restrooms are located in the group area. No amplified sound systems, including amplified musical instruments are allowed in the group camping area. From mid-October to mid-April the shower house and bathrooms are closed for the winter.

Group-Loop reservations are made through the park office at 303-791-7275, Monday through Friday 8 am to 4:00 pm, holidays excepted. The reservations for each sea​son/year, can be made up to 6​​​​​​ months in advance. A daily parks pass is needed for each vehicle entering t​​he park and we're sorry there are "no exceptions".

For all of the information you will need to reserve today, view Group Campsite informational packet.

Showers

All showers at Chatfield require payment: $0.50 for the first three minutes, $0.25 for each additional minute.