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Camping Near Eldorado Canyon
Camping Near Eldorado Canyon

​​​​While there is no camping in Eldorado Canyon, there are plenty of nearby places to camp.  Please remember that this Park closes at sunset.

Colorado State Parks

  • Golden Gate Canyon State Park: From Eldorado Springs, Golden Gate Canyon is located 30 miles south on SH 93, off Golden Gate Canyon Road. Tent camping is offered from May - October. Backcountry camping is available year-round.  Two yurts and five cabins are available by reservation only.  Golden Gate boasts 97 camping sites with shower and laundry facilities and some universally accessible sites and 35 primitive camping sites for a truly unique experience. For more information on the park, please call (303) 582-3707.

  • St. Vrain State Park: Located near Longmont, off SH 119 and County Road 7, St. Vrain is 30 miles from Eldorado Canyon State Park. For more information please call (303) 678-9402.

Camping Reservations for all Colorado State Parks can be made by calling 1-800-244-5613​.

U.S. Forest Service Campgrounds

The first three of the following campgrounds are open from May 15 - September 15. Sites can be reserved by calling 1(877) 444-6777 or online at For more information about the campgrounds, call (970) 295-6600.​​​

  • Peaceful Valley: Located 15 miles west of Lyons, near Roosevelt National Forest, on Hwy. 72. At an elevation of 8,500 ft. there are 17 campsites.

  • Camp Dick: Located one mile west of Peaceful Valley, on Hwy. 72. At an elevation of 8,650 ft., they have 41 campsites.

  • Kelly Dahl: Located three miles south of Nederland on Colorado 119, Kelly Dahl has 46 campsites.

  • Rainbow Lakes: Located at the end of Forest Road 298, off of Hwy. 72, Rainbow Lakes has 16 campsites open from mid-June through October.  Reservations are not accepted for Rainbow Lakes.

  • Pawnee: Located five miles west of Hwy. 72 on County Road 102, Pawnee offers 55 sites, at an elevation of 10,350 ft.

Boulder County Fairground

The Fairgrounds are located in southwest Longmont at the corner of Hover and Nelson and offers full-service campsites with electric hook-ups and showers. At an elevation of 5,000 feet, there are 92 sites with tables, toilets and water. The area is open year-round. Reservations can be made by calling (303) 678-1525.