NO PETS ALLOWED AT THE WORKS RANCH
The Works Ranch Group Camping Area consists of a camper cabin and group camping area. The two-room cabin includes a bedroom area with a queen size and twin size bunk bed, a living room (with a wood burning fireplace), baseboard heating, electricity, food preparation area, dining furniture, and a large deck. There is no running water in the cabin, water is provided through an outside spigot. The tent camping area includes an outdoor fireplace, large stand up charcoal grill, two large picnic tables, two 20 foot by 20 foot high-use tent pads, and a double vault toilet. Firewood is available for purchase from the campground office. View
photos of Works Ranch.
The Works Ranch is located at the north west corner of the park on Damascus Road, off Gap Road. The cabin is surrounded by a dense lodgepole pine forest, allowing for privacy and a true wilderness experience. The site is also close to many of the park's trails, fishing ponds, and the Reverend's Ridge amphitheater, where interpretive programs are staged during the summer. Guests can use the shower and restroom facilities at the Reverend's Ridge campground if they wish - a 1.5 mile drive from the cabin. Bring all bedding, pillows, camp stoves, utensils, and cookware for your stay at the Works Ranch - this is a basic camper cabin with limited furnishings. There is no refrigeration at the cabin. Camping chairs for the deck are a good idea too.
Capacity: A total of 30 people can stay in the Works Ranch. A maximum of 6 people can sleep in the cabin, and a further 24 people can camp on the 2 tent pads. Each tent pad can accommodate 12 people.
Times: Check in from 1:00 p.m. Check out by 11:00 a.m.
Parking: Up to 12 vehicles. No trailers, motor homes, or pop-ups allowed.
Works Ranch Pricing
For pricing information, see the Fees page.
The earliest that bookings can be made is exactly 6 months in advance of the first day of camping. Please refer to the table below for corresponding months. Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. The first call that is received 6 months in advance will get the reservation. You may call before the Visitor Center opens and leave a message. If the 6 months in advance happens to fall on a weekend day, please call and leave a message. The staff member that handles reservations is off on the weekends, so a decision will not be made until the following Monday morning. You will receive a call back on Monday letting you know if you got the reservation or not. Payment in full is required to reserve any of our group facilities at Golden Gate.
The Works Ranch Group Area will be open from May through October, weather dependent.
Call the Visitor Center for availability and to make your reservation (303) 582-3707.
When can I reserve?
Up to six months in advance.
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Refunds/Cancellations: No refunds are given due to inclement weather or campfire bans.
For cancellations made 14 days or more prior to the reservation date, the reservation fee ($10.00) will be retained.
For cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the reservation date, the reservation fee ($10.00) and the first night's fee will be retained.