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​​Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
Camping Fee Increases for 2019

With the passage of Senate Bill 18-143, CPW is able to adjust pricing to meet the pressures of increased management costs and resource usage across the state. These adjustments allow the agency to continue our conservation mission, while also ensuring transparency and accountability in working to achieve the ten key goals laid out in the bill.

  • The new fees will start January 1st, 2019.

  • There will no longer be a reservation fee for reservations made in advance. A parks pass is required in addition to camping fees.

For information on fee increases specific to Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area read below, or to read more about the fee increases for the whole agency see the 2019 Pricing Adjustments page.

All fees are in addition to park pass/entrance fees and priced per-day unless otherwise noted.

Parks Passes

  • Daily Parks Pass (vehicle): $8.00
  • Individual Daily Pass: $4.00
  • Annual Vehicle Pass: $80.00 (affixed) or $120.00 (hang tag)
  • Aspen Leaf Annual Pass (64+) : $70.00

Annual and Daily Vehicle Passes cover entry for all passengers and can be used at any Colorado State Park.  Individual daily passes purchased from self-serve stations cannot be used toward the purchase of an annual vehicle pass, and are only required for persons sixteen years of age or older who enter the park by means other than a motor vehicle.

For information on purchasing multiple vehicle passes, large quantity discounts and specialty passes such as disability, military, etc, see the Parks Pass Information page.


Additionally, a Parks Pass is required for each day of camping.

  • Basic Campsite: $28.00
  • Primitive Campsite: $18.00

Individuals possessing a valid Aspen Leaf annual pass or a Columbine, Centennial or Volunteer individual pass holder who is 64 years of age or older, will receive campground use permits at a reduced rate of $3 less than the regular price.  The reduced rate is not available weekend* nights and the night before a legal holiday.

* "Weekend" means the time period beginning at 12 noon on Friday through 12 noon on Sunday.

Camping reservations for individual sites cannot be made by calling the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area.

  • Reservations can be made online or over the phone by calling
    (800) 244-5613.

For additional information, see the AHRA Camping Information page.


Conference Rooms

  • Visitor Center Conference Room: Call for details.

Group Events/Picnic Areas

  • Collegiate Peaks Overlook Group Picnic Area: $30.00 
For more information, see the AHRA's Special Activity Agreement form or contact the park at 719-539-7289.