Mount Princeton Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

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, showers or running water are available. Reservations: Visit www.Recreation.gov 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

Directions:

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.


Accessibility:

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


Parking:

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


Activities


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.


Fishing

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Hiking

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OHV Riding & Camping

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