Grand County Campground Information
Create unforgettable family memories waking up to mountain-crisp air, babbling brooks, verdant meadows, and towering mountains just outside your tent door. Grand County offers a variety of camping accommodations including public campgrounds in Rocky Mountain National Park, Arapaho National Recreation Area, Byer's Peak, Idlewild, Robber's Roost, and St. Louis Creek.
For complete information on camping in each of the four main areas of Grand County, as well as the many public lands and wilderness areas, please contact each chamber directly.
Here are some of the more well-known spots to pitch a tent or hook up an RV around Grand County:
Pumphouse Campground (7,507 ft.) | Kremmling
Pumphouse Campground is located near the famous Pumphouse Recreation Site and Gore Canyon Whitewater Park in Kremmling, Colorado. The campground's 18 campsites and 2 group campsites offer picnic tables, grills, tent pads, restrooms, and potable water. Visit between May 1 - Oct 31 to enjoy this great campsite for $10/night/site.
Pumphouse Campground is located off of Trough Road, 10 miles west of Highway 9, at the Pumphouse access road. Map it.
Radium Campground (8,134 ft.) | Kremmling
Radium Campground is located just two miles south of Pumphouse Campground, and it offers great access to Colorado River recreation. In fact, this campground is a high-use put-in and take-out point for rafting and fishing the upper Colorado River. In addition, this beautiful first-come, first-served campground is located along the Colorado River Headwaters Scenic Byway. Find 6 campsites in addition to two group sites, complete with picnic tables, grills, an outhouse, tent pads, and more. Campsites start at $6/night/site, and they can be accessed from May 1 - Oct 31.
Radium Campground is located off of Trough Road at County Road 11, or Sheephorn Road, about 15 miles from Highway 9. Map it.
Wolford Campground (7,405 ft) | Kremmling
Located on the shore of Wolford Mountain Reservoir, Wolford Campground offers access to some incredible trout fishing as well as other lake recreation like kayaking, canoeing, rafting and more. All 48 campsites can accommodate both tent camping and RV camping with electricity hookups, picnic tables, fire pits, and more. Wolford Campground costs $20/night/site plus $5/vehicle. The boat ramp is open from May 1 - October 15. Make your reservation online.
Wolford Campground is located on the northeast side of the reservoir. From Kremmling, head north on Highway 40 for about 7 miles before exiting at the reservoir. Map it.
Red Mountain RV Park (7,411 ft.) | Kremmling
Red Mountain RV Park is a year-round campground welcoming tent campers and RV campers. The campground offers large pull-through RV sites with full hookups, wifi access, showers and restrooms, laundry facilities, a playground and multiple horseshoe pits. Find rates from $12-$32/night depending on type of camping and time of year.
Red Mountain RV Park is located east of Kremmling, just one mile east of the Highway 9 and Highway 40 junction. Map it.
North Sand Hills Campground (8,500 ft) | Walden
North Sand Hills Campground is made up of 13 free-to-use campsites complete with restrooms, tent pads, picnic tables, and fire pits. With over 300 acres of sand dunes nearby, ATV and OHVing are the top activities nearby. However, there is plenty of hiking in the area as well.
North Sand Hills Campground is located between County Roads 6N and 6S, with access from both. Take Highway 125 10.5 miles north from Walden, turn east onto County Road 6, then turn right on BLM Road #2509. Map it.
Elk Creek Campground (8,370 ft.) | Grand Lake
With 13 tent campsites, 16 full-hookup RV sites, and 34 water and electrical hookup sites, Elk Creek Campground offers some of the best camping near Grand Lake, Colorado from May 15 - October 15. The campground is complete with a playground, TV Recreation room with available wifi, a trout pond, an arcade, picnic tables, fire pits, and clean restrooms and showers. This campground offers views of Rocky Mountain National Park while still keeping you close to downtown Grand Lake for dining, shopping, and other activities.
Elk Creek Campground is located near the town of Grand Lake. From town, head west to Trail Ridge Road. Be sure to make advanced reservations. Map it.
Stillwater Campground (8,300 ft.) | Granby
Stillwater Campground is located on the north shore of Lake Granby, so the location is perfect for hiking, boating, fishing, and more. The campground offers 129 campsites that are open from about May 15 - October 15. Prices range from $22-$44/night/site depending on the site type and dates selected. Reserve online now.
Stillwater Campground is located on the north shore of Lake Granby. From town, take Highway 34 east for about 7 miles, and you're there. Map it.
Willow Creek Reservoir Campground (8,130 ft.) | Granby
Located on the north shore of Willow Creek Reservoir, Willow Creek Campground offers access to activities such as canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and hiking. Willow Creek Reservoir is a 300-acre, no-wake lake. The 35 campsites offer picnic tables, campfire rings, grills, tent pads, potable water, and a nearby boat launch, and they are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. The campground is open from late May through mid-October.
From Granby, take Highway 34 north for about 5 miles. Turn west on County Road 40, then exit three miles later at the campground. Map it.
Sun Outdoors Rocky Mountains Campground | Granby
Committed to providing guests with luxury amenities no matter how they choose to travel, Sun Outdoors will offer a variety of unique lodging styles including furnished mountain cottages, glamping, and camping accommodations. Located in Granby along the headwaters of the Colorado River, in the valley below the Arapahoe National Forest and Rocky Mountain National Park this upscale mountain retreat offers unparalleled access to the Northern Colorado Rockies. access on-site amenities to stay entertained and well-fed, including fishing, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, mini-bowling, zero-entry pool, spa services, a tavern, and an events center set against spectacular views of the Continental Divide. Map it.
Camping in Rocky Mountain National Park
Check out our full list of Rocky Mountain National Park campground information to help plan your next National Park camping experience.
Please visit the Kawuneeche Visitor Center on Highway 34 just north of Grand Lake for maps, books, and camping and hiking information or call 970-627-3471. Open daily 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you camp anywhere on public land in Colorado? Dispersed camping is generally allowed on public land for a period not to exceed 14 days within a 28 consecutive day period. Camping limitation rules vary per office, please check with your local office for details on camping limitations.
Can you camp for free in Colorado? Free camping is easy to come by, as long as you know where to look. National forests hold most of the free camping in Colorado, followed up by BLM land (Bureau of Land Management). Camping for free is generally referred to as dispersed camping, which is camping in approved areas other than campgrounds.
Camping Safety Tips
Fire danger can be high certain times of the year, therefore fire restrictions may apply. Call the Forest Service at 970-887-4100 for more detailed information.