Meeker Park Overflow Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

Meeker Park Campsite

There are 29 first-come, first-served campsites that allow tents, campers, trailers, and RVs, though the sites are better-suited for tent camping than for trailers or RVs due to the unpaved roads, steep hills and short pull-ins.

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All sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Picnic tables, fire rings, and portable toilets are provided. There is no drinking water, electricity, hook-ups, dump stations, or showers. A maximum of eight people are allowed per site.

Although not a full-service campground, Meeker Park Overflow Campground tends to fill to capacity on weekends due to its proximity to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Longs Peak Trailhead is approximately two miles north of the campground, and the Wild Basin Trailhead is about two miles to the south.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: This campground is closed until June 2015. There is no camping allowed in a closed campground.
Fees Campsite fees are $11 per night and allow a maximum of 8 people. Double campsites are unavailable at this campground. Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age and Golden Access passes provide cardholders a 50% discount on campground fees.
Open Season: Mid to late June
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: Meeker Park, Colorado
Water: None
Restroom: Portable 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: The campground is located on the west side of Colorado Highway 7 at mile-marker 11. It is approximately 10 miles north of the intersection of Colorado Highways 7 and 72 (which is 21 miles west-north-west of Lyons), 13 miles south of Estes Park, and 31 miles north of Nederland.

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Meeker Park Overflow is less developed than most other campgrounds on Boulder Ranger District. It lacks drinking water and permanent bathroom facilities (porta-johns are provided). It is located about two miles south of Rocky Mountain National Park's Longs Peak Trailhead, and is often used by people intending to rise early (well before dawn) for an ascent on Longs Peak. Due to its reduced services, Meeker Park Overflow is often one of the last campgrounds to fill on summer weekends. Unpaved roads, steep hills and short camping spurs make Meeker Park Overflow less suitable for trailers and RV's than other developed campgrounds in the area.
Sleeping Shelternone
Reservation InfoNon-reservable - all sites are first come, first served.
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 Sites29
Difficulty Level: Easy
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
40.2426024722
  Longitude : 
-105.53390329500
  Elevation : 
8,600'