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3 kids in hammock while camping at Highline State Park

​​​​​​​​Camping is offered year-round at 36 grassy campsites, accommodating tents or RVs. 

​Camping at all state parks now requires a reservation. 

For more information, see the camping reservations page.

General Information

Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-244-5613 or by visiting

  • Check in time for a campsite is 1 p.m.
  • Each campsite is equipped with a grill, fire ring, and picnic table.
  • Most campsites are a mix of sun and shade.
  • There are no electrical hook-ups.
  • Capacity for each campsite is six people.
  • Campers must have a reservation and a Park Pass.
  • ​RVs and other vehicles are not allowed on the grass. 
  • There are three walk-in tent-only sites; numbers 10, 11 and 12.
  • Tents may set up anywhere in the grassy areas behind the campsite as long as they are not encroaching on another campsites.
The campground routinely reaches capacity during the summer; please reserve early.​ 

​​For more information about the campground layout, see the Bookcliff Campground map​​​ or visit to see pictures of individual campsites.

Bookcliff Campground Pricing (per night) 

November - February 
March - October
​​Basic Campsite: $21.00
​​Basic Campsite: $28.00​​

Campground Amenities​
  • Campers can enjoy hot showers and laundry facilities at the Camper Services Building. 
  • A dump station, water spigots, and dumpsters are available year-r​ound.

Winter Camping

Winter campers enjoy the mild climate and relatively little snow accumulation at the park. The campground makes a great base camp for nearby mou​ntain activities. Hiking at the Colorado National Monument along with skiing and snowshoeing at Powderhorn Mountain Resort are only a short drive away. 

Campground Watering Schedule

The arid climate of the Grand Valley makes it challenging for park staff to keep grass and trees alive and healthy. One of the methods we use for the grass in the campground is flood irrigation, meaning we flood the campsites to get the maximum amount of moisture into the ground. During these watering days, certain campsites are closed for the day.

These closures are already built into the reservation system.

Below is the campground watering schedule:

​Normal Week
Sites 1, 2, 3, 4, 27, 29, 32, 33, 34, 35
Sites 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31, 36
Sites 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22
​Sites 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
​Monday Holiday Week
Sites 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36
Sites 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22
Sites 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14

Mancos Group Camping Area

NO RVs, including pop-ups, motorhomes, slide-ins or pull-behinds are allowed in the group camping area.


  • A ​large grassy, shaded area, with shelter, modern restroom building, electricity, water, over-size grill, fire ring, volleyball and horseshoes
  • There are several picnic tables in the area, which can be used under the brick shelter. 
  • Up to 100 persons can camp in the area, and 150 persons can picnic there for a day (from 7 am to 10 pm); Park Manager approval is required for more than 100 campers, or more than 150 picnickers during the day.  

Group Campground Pricing (per night)​

$180.00 for the first night (40 campers*)
$90.00 for each additional night (40 campers*)
$10.00 one-time, non-refundable reservation fee
*For groups larger than 40 people, an additional $28/night will be added per group of additional ten campers.