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Camping & Yurts
Camping & Yurts
​​​​​​​​​Ranger providing information to camperRidgway State Park offers year-round modern camping: During the high season (April-October), 258 campsites for RVs, trailers, campers and motor homes are available, as well as 25 walk-in tent sites for a more remote experience. During the winter months(November - March​, 48 RV sites and 15 walk-in tent sites are available. Or, for something different; stay in a yurt! 


Camping at all state parks now requires a reservation. 

For more information, see the camping reservations page.

Campsites and yurts can be reserved online or by calling 1-800-244-5613.

Reservations may be made upon arrival depending on your cellular data/hotspot availability. There is no Wi-Fi available onsite so, if this is cause for concern or if you have cellular service through T Mobile, please make your reservation prior to your arrival due to lack of service/internet access. 

For more information about park camp sites, closures, amenities and regulations, please call 1-970-626-5822 x0. 

Yurts are available year-round! Check the Fees​ page for rates.


All campgrounds offer:

  • Restrooms; also, during the high season, showers, laundromat (coin operated), snack machines and a change machine in a Camper Services Building
  • A playground
  • Additional restrooms 
  • Hiking and biking trails  

Look at a few of our camp site photos to get an idea of the look and feel of each campground. 

Dakota Terraces Campground 

The best mountain views are found here at sites 1-79. Located in the Dutch Charlie area of the park, this campground is within walking distance of the reservoir and swim beach. All campsites here have RV electrical hookups and shared water. The three yurts are found here. The dump station is located at the entrance to the campground. View the Dutch Charlie Campground map for more information. 

Elk Ridge Campground

This is the most popular campground, located on the top of a mesa covered in pinyon pine and juniper trees. Offering campsites 80-187, it is also part of the Dutch Charlie area of the park. RV campsites have 30amp electric hookups and shared water.  There are 10 walk-in tent sites also available.  The front half of E-loop is also available during the winter months, however only sites 121, 123, 183, 184, 186, and 187 will be plowed.  ​The dump station is located down the hill at the entrance to the Dakota Terraces Campground.  View the Dutch Charlie Campground map for more information. ​​

​Pa-Co-Chu-Puk Campground 

Campsites 200-295 are found at the Pa-Co-Chu-Puk Campground at the north end of the park with full hookup (electric, water and sewage service). F loop Sites (200-236​) are 50 amp sites and G loop sites (237-280) are 30 amp hookups. Campsites 200-280 are located close to the Uncompahgre River; some of these have beautiful views of the river. Tent campers can enjoy the 15 walk-in tent campsites, 281-295, located across the river in a secluded Ponderosa pine forest. View the Pa-Co-Chu-​Puk Campground map for more information.


​​Bobcat Den Yurt in Dakota Terraces. Image by Dan Whyner.​Yurts are available year-round by reservation only. For more information, call the park office or check the yurt brochure​. Also check the Fees​ page​ for rate information​.

Architectural Digest magazine considers these round tent-like structures to be “architectural wonders.” Warm in winter and cool in summer, they’re a great way to camp without having to “set up.”

The three yurts at the Dutch Ch​arlie​ area provide an alternative to RV and tent camping. 

Ridgway Yurts have a wooden lattice wall and ceiling, pinewood floors, a ceiling light/fan and a screened skylight in the center of the domed roof. Several large screened windows and a ceiling fan keep these ultra-modern tents cool and comfortable in the summer, while the insulated walls and thermostat-controlled propane heater/gas log stove keep them warm and cozy in the winter.

Drinking water is available at water hydrants located directly across from the yurts. Dumpsters and trash cans are close by. Showers and laundry facilities are available at the Camper Services building Memorial Day through Labor Day. A year-round restroom is located next to Yurt #10, the designated universally accessible yurt.

Each yurt will sleep up to six people and provides:

  • One pair of twin-sized bunks and two queen-sized futons 
  • Couch seating (when futons are folded up)
  • A thermostat-controlled propane gas log stove for heat 
  • A small round table and six chairs 
  • A front porch/deck with a picnic table, an elevated barbecue grill and a ground-level campfire ring
  • A small microwave oven and refrigerator
  • Electrical outlets and a ceiling light
  • A wooden door with a combination lock. Combinations are routinely changed and are given to renters through the reservation service or upon arrival at the park

We recommend visitors bring:

  • Bedding, such as sleeping bags and/or sheets, blankets and pillows
  • Camping style cooking supplies
  • Eating utensils

Cooking is done outside but permitted inside the yurts during bad weather. When cooking inside, please open the windows to allow for plenty of ventilation and avoid frying foods. Only stoves, lanterns or other appliances designed for indoor use may be used inside. Please do not attempt to cook on the gas heater! To discourage wildlife from entering, the area must be kept clean, and all food should be stored in hard containers. 

Pets are allowed only in yurts 12 and #14 for a $10 fee, which is collected while making your online or phone​ reservation. The yurt sites can accommodate a tent or RV, but please contact the park office for fee information.​​