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Camping in Rocky Mountain National Park

Camping in Rocky Mountain National Park offers unforgettable experiences, like dark skies full of glittering stars, private wildlife encounters and the sounds of nature coming to life at night. To reduce impact on the land and ensure a pleasant experience for all, camping is only permitted at the following designated campgrounds:

Total Sites: 98

Location: West side/Grand Lake entrance (Note: This is the only campground located on the west side of the park)

Reservations: First-come, first-served only (Note: This is one of only two campgrounds in the park that do not require advanced reservations.)

Total Sites: 52

Location: East side/Fall River entrance

Reservations: Highly recommended, available six months in advance

Fees: $26 per site, per night

Total Sites: 150

Location: East side

Reservations: Highly recommended, available six months in advance

Fees: $26 per site, per night

Total Sites: 26

Location: East side

Reservations: First-come, first-served only

Fees: $26 per site, per night

Total Sites: 244 summer, 64 winter

Location: East side/Beaver Meadows entrance

Reservations: Highly recommended in summer, available six months in advance. First-come, first-served only in winter. 

Fees: $26 per site, per night

Rocky Mountain National Park Backcountry Camping

A permit is required for an overnight stay in the backcountry areas of Rocky Mountain National Park. Backcountry campsite permits become available around March 1st each year. You may reserve these sites online or in person only. Overnight backpack trips require advanced backcountry skills and equipment. Please refer to the following links for more information about backcountry camping in Rocky Mountain National Park

Maps and Materials

Guide to Rocky Mountain National Park Backcountry Camping

Map of Rocky Mountain National Park Backcountry Campsites

Rocky Mountain National Park Backcountry Campsite Details