Mount Princeton Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Chalk Creek Canyon is one of the valley's most popular areas. Mount Princeton campground is a small facility with 17 sites. A recent mountain pine beetle infestation caused many of the older ponderosa pines to die, so shade is not readily available in this campground.No RV`s hookups or showers are available. Reservations: Visit or call 1-877-444-6777. The following sites are reservable: 1,3-15,18 & 19

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Quiet Hours 10 pm to 8 am Check in : 2 pm checkout is 12 pm
Reservations: No Reservations taken after Labor Day.
Fees $17.00
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Max RV length 45 ft. 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.
Closest Towns: Buena Vista, CO and Salida, CO
Water: No water available, No showers
Restroom: 2 vault toilets, 2 handicapped-accessible toilets, Restrooms are provided
Passes: Senior and access passes are honored at this site.

General Information


From Buena Vista travel south on Highway 285 for approximately 7 miles then turn right on County Road 162 and travel west, passing the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort (private), for 8.5 miles to the campground.


This campground is not universally accessible. Two restrooms are handicapped accessible.


Parking is limited to the parking spurs provided with each campsite. 


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Mt. Princeton is a small campground with 17 campsites. Some of the sites have tent pads and all sites have a picnic table and fire ring.

No showers or electrical hookup are available. Potable water is available from a handpump.


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OHV Riding & Camping

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