Area Status: Closed
The Chalk Creek Canyon is one of the valley's most popular areas. Visitors can access the area by traveling on Highway 285 from either Buena Vista or Salida. From Buena Vista travel south on Highway 285 for approximately 15 miles then turn right on County Road 162. Travel west on CR 162, past the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs resort (private), for about 9.5 miles. Cascade campground is located on the left side of the road just after the Cascade falls.
At a Glance
Quiet Hours 10 pm to 6 am Check in : 2 pm checkout is 12 pm
For reservations visit: www.Recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777. Reservable sites include: Sites 5, 6, 8-10, 13-18.
||Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
$17.00 per night, per site
||Camping and campfires are restricted in the Chalk Creek Canyon to developed campgrounds only. Campers who are unable to find a campsite in one of the four developed campground may camp above the townsite of St. Elmo on County Road 267 or near the Hancock townsite located 5 miles south on Forest Road 295. Additional camping is available in the Browns Creek area south of County Road 162 at the junction of County roads 270 and 272.
||Buena Vista, CO and Salida, CO
||Water is available via a handpump.
||Restrooms are provided
||Senior and Access passes are honored at this campground.
||Contact the Salida Ranger District at 719-539-3591
This campground is located approximately 15 miles south of Buena Vista, Colorado.
This campground has 3 universally accessible toilets.
There are 21 sites in a partially wooded area. Restrooms are provided. There is no dump station available and no dumping of grey/waste water allowed. No electrical hookups are available.
This is an extremely busy campground and reservations are highly recommended during the busy summer months.
Check with the Salida Ranger District on exact opening and closing dates for this campground.