Travis Duncan, CPW Statewide
DENVER, Colo. – Six state parks will soon start a pilot program to eliminate the required three-day reservation window for camping. Instead, these parks will go to a “reservation-only” system where campers can reserve their site 24/7 at cpwshop.com or by calling 1-800-244-5613.
Customers camping at these pilot parks will be able to easily make reservations for campsites 24/7 online or by phone. They will no longer need to gamble by waiting until they arrive at the park hoping to stay at a first-come, first-served site, only to find that there isn’t one available.
Trinidad LakeWhen does it start?
Five of the state parks will begin the pilot program on July 1 and will apply to all campsites in those parks.
Reservation-only camping at Ridgway State Park will start September 15 and only apply to sites in the F and G loops.
What if someone occupies a site they haven’t reserved?
Campers who occupy a reservation-only campsite without a reservation will be subject to a citation. All campers must reserve a campsite prior to occupying the site. This can be done 24/7 at cpwshop.com or by calling 1-800-244-5613.
Camping is available for the first time at Staunton State Park as part of the pilot program.
- Staunton State Park will have 25 backcountry campsites open to the public by reservation only beginning July 1, 2018
- There are no fire pits or fires allowed
- Each campsite offers a 24-by-11 foot pad for a tent, a bear-proof food locker, and a picnic table