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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Mountain scenery mingles with magnificent campgrounds at Ridgway State Park. Modern, universally-accessible recreation areas and the five-mile long reservoir make memorable days and nights.

Only 15 miles from the town of Ouray, Ridgway's great outdoors - the "Switzerland of America" - welcomes those from near and far. The park’s popular campgrounds, beautiful reservoir, picnic and playground areas, extensive trails, and diverse wildlife offer year-round activities for all types of outdoor enthusiasts. Come enjoy our swimbeach too!

There is so much to see and do in this peaceful, sunny, beautiful spot of Colorado. Come and enjoy it!

​​Unlimited Activities

Whether enjoying the park or a neighboring attraction, there’s no shortage of activities to partake in. Ridgway State Park and this area offer many activities in the winter including tent, RV and Yurt camping, fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing, and local activities include ice climbing, skiing, and snow shoeing. See Ridgway's Park Activities​ page for complete information.​

Be Bear Aware

​​Bears have bee​n seen in the area. Please use bear camping protocols. See the "camping & hiking in bear country" brochure for more information.

​​Outdoor Gatherings

​A naturally beautiful and accommodating setting for groups, the park offers several special spots for great gatherings. Visit Ridgway's Group Facilities​ page for more information.    ​

Check Out Our Park Awards!!!

Ridgway is one of the Dark​ Skies Certification Mentorship Program Recipients for 2023!

Ridgway was voted Top 10 RV Park and Campground in the U.S. per USA Today 2020 Reader’s Choice Award!

The park was also voted "Campers Choice” in 2017 through Campendium.

TrackChair and MobiChair Programs are Open

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See the TrackChair / Adaptive Program page for information about the chairs, reservations, volunteer opportunities and more.​