From Fall 2017-Spring 2018, there may be night time earth moving operations in the general area.
Loading will be approximately .75 miles from the campground and hauling will be approximately .2 miles away. These dates are subject to change.
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
Camping reservations for individual sites cannot be made by calling Chatfield State Park.
A reservation fee of $10 for all sites is applicable.
Check-out time is 12:00 noon.
Check-in time is 1:00 pm.
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
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. 146 sites are classified as full hook-up (water, sewer, & electricity provided) located in A, B and D Loops. The remaining 51 sites in Loop C have electricity only. All electrical pedestals have a 20, 30 and 50 amp plug. 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).
Starting November 1st, the only loop open for camping will be D-Loop (sites 154-197). D-Loop is open year round and reservations can be made 6 months prior to your arrival by calling 303-470-1144. D-loop is a full service camping loop (sewer, electric and centrally located water or water and sewer facilities at our sanitary dump station).
water hookups will be turned off from approximately, November 1st to April 15th, at all sites. 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 15.
Individual Camping Reservations
Camping reservations for individual sites
cannot be made by calling Chatfield State Park.
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.
Reservations for camping at Chatfield must be made more than three days in advance and can be made up to six months in advance.
Group Camping Information
There are four electrical pedestals (20, 30, and 50 amp plug on each pedestal) and one water hydrant 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, one plug per outlet. 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. The reservations for each season/year, can be made up to 6 months in advance. A daily parks pass is needed for each vehicle entering the 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.
All showers at Chatfield require payment: $0.50 for the first three minutes, $0.25 for each additional minute.