Kelly Dahl Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Photo of typical campsite at Kelly Dahl with ponderosa pines, picnic table and grill

Kelly Dahl is situated in a wooded setting adjacent to the Peak-to-Peak National Scenic Byway and is near the historic mining towns of Nederland, Rollinsville, Central City, and Black Hawk. There are 46 sites that will accommodate tents, trailers and RVs. Campsites 1 - 20 are first come, first served. Reservations for campsites 21 through 46 are accepted a minimum of four days prior to arrival (a maximum of 160 days prior) and cost an additional $10 per reservation by phone or $9 for reservations online. Reservations can be made through www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.

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Picnic tables, fire grates, water, vault toilets, and trash services are provided. There is no electricity, hook-ups, dump stations, or showers.

The Rollins Pass Road (Moffat Road) and other four-wheel-drive routes can be found in the area. Kelly Dahl is normally full for the weekend by Friday morning so plan to arrive early or consider making a reservation.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: This campground is closed until May 2015. There is no camping allowed in a closed campground.
Fees Campsite fees are $19 per night and allow a maximum of 8 people. Double campsites are unavailable at this campground. Fees are reduced when the water system is off. Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age and Golden Access passes provide cardholders a 50% discount on campground fees.
Open Season: Mid or late May
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Pets must be on a hand-held leash at all times. A maximum of eight people are allowed per site. RVs, trailers or other vehicles must fit on the parking spur.
Closest Towns: Nederland, Colorado, and Rollinsville, Colorado
Water: Drinking water
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire: American Land & Leisure
Information Center: Boulder Ranger District, 2140 Yarmouth Ave, Boulder, CO 80301, Phone 303-541-2500, Fax 303-541-2515; Contact Us

General Information

Directions:

Approximately four miles south of Nederland, Colorado, on Colorado Highway (CO) 119, watch for the entrance to Kelly Dahl Campground on the east side of the highway at mile-marker 22. (The entrance is approximately two miles north of Rollinsville on Colorado Highway 119.)


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Campground Camping

Located south of Nederland, Kelly Dahl is usually one of the last campgrounds to fill for summer weekends on Boulder Ranger District.  Although no formal trails exist at the campground, some closed roads offer opportunities for visitors to explore the surrounding forest lands. West Magnolia and East Portal trailheads offer trails within a short drive.

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Reservation InfoCampsites 21 - 46 (Fir Loop and Pine Loop) are reservable Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Reservations can be made from up to 180 to a minimum of four days in advance of your arrival to the campground. Make reservations by phone at 1-877-444-6777 or online at: http://www.recreation.gov/camping/Kelly_Dahl_Co/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO\&parkId=70577\&topTabIndex=CampingSpot
Fire InformationCampfires are generally allowed, unless seasonal restrictions are in effect. Visitors may gather dead and down wood for burning while visiting the National Forest. Campgrounds with hosts offer firewood for sale; contact the campground host.
No. of Sites46
Difficulty Level: Easy

RV Camping

Located south of Nederland, Kelly Dahl is usually one of the last campgrounds to fill for summer weekends on Boulder Ranger District. Although no formal trails exist at the campground, some closed roads offer opportunities for visitors to explore the surrounding forest lands. West Magnolia and East Portal trailheads offer trails within a short drive. All sites are available for use by tents, trailers or RV's.

Reservation InfoCampsites 21 - 46 (Fir Loop and Pine Loop) are reservable Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Make reservations by phone at 1-877-444-6777 or online at: http://www.recreation.gov/camping/Kelly_Dahl_Co/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO\&parkId=70577\&topTabIndex=CampingSpot
Fire InformationCampfires are generally allowed, unless seasonal restrictions are in effect. Visitors may gather dead and down wood for burning while visiting the National Forest. Campgrounds with hosts offer firewood for sale; contact the campground host.
Size RestrictionsCampsite spurs range from 18 to 50 feet in length
No. of Sites46
CorralsCampsite spurs range from 18 to 50 feet in length
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
39.9313796076
  Longitude : 
-105.49935591900
  Elevation : 
8,600'