Area Status: Closed
This campground is closed for the season. Camping is prohibited in closed campgrounds.
There are 18 sites that will accommodate tents and small trailers. A maximum of eight people are allowed per site. Campsite 8 is oversized and accomodates up to 12 people. Campsites 15 - 18 are walk in sites for tents. Picnic tables, fire grates, vault toilets and trash services are provided at each campsite. There is no potable water, electrical hook-ups, dump stations, or showers. Please remember to bring water.
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Rainbow Lakes Campground is situated adjacent to the Indian Peaks Wilderness. The campground offers a more primitive camping experience than other nearby campgrounds.
Rainbow Lakes Campground is normally full for the weekend by Friday morning so plan to arrive early. No reservations are accepted.
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At a Glance
||The Rainbow Lakes Road is closed to motorized traffic until late spring.
Campsite fees are $13 per night (the oversized campsite is $15). Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age and Golden Access passes provide cardholders a 50% discount on campground fees. This campground is not reservable.
||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. Fishing is regulated by the Colorado Parks & Wildlife.
||Lakes and streams; treat water for drinking.
||Concessionaire: American Land & Leisure
||Boulder Ranger District, 2140 Yarmouth Ave, Boulder, CO 80301, Phone 303-541-2500, Fax 303-541-2515; Contact Us
From Nederland, head west on Colorado Highway 72 for approximately seven miles. Look for the University of Colorado Mountain Research Station sign and turn west onto National Forest System Road 298. This route is gated during the winter. This road is a five-mile, native-surfaced road. A high clearance vehicle is recommended.