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Rifleman Phillips Group Campground
Rifleman Phillips Group Campground

​​​​​Rifleman Phillips Group Campground is located at an elevation of 8,800 feet. Summer temperatures can vary from a high of 80 degrees during the day to nighttime lows in the 40s. The campground is located in a 50-year-old stand of lodgepole pine and is restricted to tents only. The facilities include picnic tables, fire rings, and areas for dispersed camping. There is a hand pump well and a vault toilet. Electricity is not available. There is parking for 15 vehicles. No trailers allowed - other than 2 small supply trailers. There are two major trails leading from the campground. They will take you to interesting places such as Forgotten Valley, Dude's Fishing Hole, City Lights Ridge and Frazer Meadow. ​​Your group is always welcome to attend the weekend campfire programs at Reverend's Ridge where showers and laundry facilities​ are also available. PhotosView Golden Gate Canyon State Park Area Map.

Capacity:  Up to 75 people and 15​ vehicles.

For pricing information, see the Fees page​.​​


  • The earliest that bookings can be made is exactly 6 months in advance of the first day of camping.  
  • Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-244-5613 or online at
  • Rifleman Phillips will be open from May through October, weather dependent. 

Refunds/Cancellations:  No refunds are given due to inclement weather or campfire bans.​