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North Sterling Reservoir ​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 North Sterling Reservoir​​ 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 Pass: $8​​.00
  • Annual Pass:  $80.00 (affixed) or $120.00 (hang tag)​
  • Aspen Leaf Annual Pass ( Colorado Residents 64+)​: $70.00

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

*Note: the America the Beautiful National Park Pass and Golden Age Passport do not permit entry into State Parks


Note: Elks Campground is open year-round. Inlet Grove & Chimney View Campgrounds are closed Oct. 1 - May 1.

  • Elks Electric Hook-up Campsite: $36.00 
  • ​Inlet Grove Electric Hook-up Campsite: $36.00
  • Chimney View Basic Campsite: $28.00

For campsite details, see the Camping page.​



​Showe​rs require payment: $0.75 to start the shower for 3 minutes and $0.25 per minute once started.

Group Events/Picnic Areas

  • Cottonwood Cove Picnic Pavilion: $100.00
  • Overlook Covered Picnic Pavilion: $100.00
​For group picnicking details, see the Facilities page or call (970) 522-3657 to reserve.

Other Activities

Fees vary depending on the activity (includes photography permits). For more information, please cont​act​ the park headquarters at or call 970-522-3657.​