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REALLOCATION NOTICE TO CAMPERS: 

​There will be night time hauling operations run from August 13th- September 24th 6 am- 6 pm. Roads will be open during this time but be aware of increased construction

Please consider there will be daytime construction activity near A-Loop in the campground beginning in September.

Current Fire Restrictions/Fire Ban Information

Colorado is experiencing an extreme drought. Use extreme caution if you choose to grill or have a fire in the fire rings. 

A full fire ban in the campground could occur at any time. Rules:

  • ​​fires must be attended by an adult at all times and flames cannot exceed 4 feet from the ground of the fire ring
  • Fires must be dead/cold to the touch before you leave the site

County Fire Ban Details

​Jefferson County (west side of the park), is in a Stage I Fire Ban - NO personal charcoal grills, you may use our permanently affixed grills or bring your own propane grill. You may use our fire rings in the campground.


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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-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 Aspira by calling 1-800-244-5613.

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. 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).

Winter Camping

During the winter the only loop open for camping will be C-Loop (sites 103-153). C-Loop is open year round and reservations can be made 6 months prior to your arrival by calling 1-800-244-5613. 

The 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

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 Aspira at 1-800-244-5613 .

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 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.