Area Status: Closed
Hayden Creek campground is a hidden gem on the Salida Ranger District. The campground is small with only 11 sites. It is located on the banks of Hayden Creek and at the base of the majestic Sangre de Cristo mountains. The campground is wooded and very secluded. Sites are best suited to tent camping or small trailers or RV's. Ideally, vehicles less than 30 feet work best in the area.
Reservations are not taken for this campground. All sites are first-come, first-served.
At a Glance
$15.00 per night; Campground is open after Labor Day with no services and no fee
||Max RV length 30 ft.
||Coaldale or Salida, Colorado
||Senior and Access passes are honored at this site.
||Contact the Salida Ranger District at 719-539-3591
||No camping fees charged after Labor Day. Trash service is stopped and the restrooms are locked.
This site is not universally accessible.
From Canon City, Colorado travel west on Highway 50 to Coaldale. Coaldale is a tiny town located on the banks of the Arkansas River. As you enter Coaldale, watch for a sign on the left that says, National Forest access, Hayden Creek campground. Turn left at this sign and onto County Road 6. Stay on this road for 5 miles, passing the Cutty's private campground and Coaldale campground, located on the left.
Bears are common in this area and campers must place all coolers, food and edible items in a hard-sided vehicle at night. Do not leave food out on picnic tables or leave pet food bowls on the ground.
Parking is limited to the parking spur provided at each campsite.