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Reservation Policies
Reservation Policies

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​ 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.

Reservation Window

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.

​6 Month
Reservation Windo​w
​​ 3 Day Window
for Reservations​
First Come
First Serve Window​
To the date of arrival​ Booking on
1st Reservable night
​Today is ​Park controls​ until ​
​January opens July​ ​SUN arrow pointing right
WED SUN arrow pointing right TUE
​February opens August​ ​MON arrow pointing right
​THU MON arrow pointing right ​WED
​March opens September ​TUE arrow pointing right
arrow pointing right 
​April opens October ​WED arrow pointing right
SAT ​WED arrow pointing right FRI
​May opens November  ​THU​ arrow pointing right ​SUN THU arrow pointing right SAT
June opens December ​ ​FRI arrow pointing right ​MON FRI arrow pointing right ​SUN
​July opens January SAT​ ​​arrow pointing right TUES SAT arrow pointing right ​MON​
​Reservations go live online at midnight. For example: at 12:00 AM MST on January 3rd, an arrival date of July 3rd will be available. The ReserveAmerica Call Center is open 24/7 for reservations, changes and cancellations. They will not have access to park inventory when the 3 day window begins.  The Park takes control of inventory inside this window, and sells campsites on a first come first serve basis only. Sites cannot be guaranteed​​.
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​Payment Policy

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.

Payment Methods

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.

Handicap Sites

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.​
Emergency Closures

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.​