Twenty of Colorado’s state parks are on a “reservation-only” system in which campers can reserve a site, 24/7, anywhere from six months in advance up until the day of arrival by logging into cpwshop.com from a computer or smartphone, or by calling 800-244-5613. Camping reservations at all other state parks must be made at least three days prior to the arrival date. The table below explains how this reservation window system works.
Reservations can be made a maximum of six months in advance of arrival date, depending on the park's opening date.
If campsites are available, a reservation can be made a minimum of three days prior to the arrival date.
All camping and reservation fees must be paid in FULL at time of reservation. You may purchase your annual parks pass at time of reservation. If you do not have an annual parks pass when you arrive at the park, vehicle entrance fees are collected at the park.
Payments for online or phone reservations can be made by Visa, MasterCard, Discover or gift certificates generated from the new system. Check, money order, traveler’s check, cash, and Colorado State Parks gift certificates can be used at parks or Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices, but are not accepted for reservations made online or via phone.
Once the reservation is completed, a reservation number will be generated. This reservation number will be on the confirmation letter that will be either emailed or sent through the US mail. This reservation number will be used to reference your reservation when viewing, changing or cancelling your reservation online or through the ReserveAmerica Call Center.
If you are an Aspen Leaf Pass holder, you are eligible for camping discounts at individual campsites, Sunday-Thursday, excluding holidays and the day prior to a holiday. Aspen Leaf serial numbers must be given at the time of reservation to verify the pass and apply a discount.
This discount is also available to Columbine and Centennial pass holders over the age of 64 and senior volunteer pass holders. This discount does not apply to fees for cabins or yurts.
Passes and eligibility will be verified at the park upon check-in.
HA sites are handicap accessible sites that could have a paved or gravel walkway, elevated fire rings and table extensions and are relatively close to the restrooms. These sites can be reserved by anyone.
The HD handicap designated sites have the same amenities, but can ONLY BE RESERVED BY CUSTOMERS WITH A VALID HANDICAP LICENSE PLATE OR PLACARD. This information will be confirmed by a Park Ranger.
- Not All HD sites are reservable online, When booking a HD site through the ReserveAmerica Call Center, the HD plate or placard number is required at the time of booking.
- If the HD plate or placard cannot be supplied at the time of booking, the reservation will not be made.
- HD plates or placards must be valid. If the plate or placard is expired, you will not be able to occupy an HD site.
In the event of an emergency park closure, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will attempt to notify customers and make other camping arrangements or process a refund.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife reserves the right, when necessary, to modify any reservation or reservation policies.