Buffalo Springs Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Buffalo Springs Campground Sign

Buffalo Springs Campground is located 12.5 miles south of Fairplay on FS 431.  It has 18 campsites with parking spurs 24-40 feet and a maximum trailer length of 30 feet; elevation is 9,000 feet; camping season begins in May and continues to the beginning of September. Facilities include toilets, tables, water, and fire rings. Camping fees are $16.00 per night. 

Reservations are recommended during the busy summer season and can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777 or by visiting recreation.gov.

Buffalo Springs Campground is an ideal setting for biking, hiking, horseback riding and rock climbing. Wilderness restrictions apply in nearby Buffalo Peaks Wilderness

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations can be made by calling 1-866-444-6777 or at recreation.gov.  Reservations must be made at least four days in advance; two night minimum stay on weekends, three night minimum stay on holidays.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $16 per night
Open Season: 5/19/17 - 10/9/17
Usage: Light-Medium
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
  • Max RV 30'. No hook-ups, no refunds for bad weather, and no public phones available. 
  • Pets must be on a leash at all times withon the campground
  • Quiet hours are from 10 P.M. until 6 A.M.
  • Campfires are resrtricted to fire rings only.  Be sure any campfire is completely extinguished before leaving.
  • No more than a 14 consecutive night stay in campground.
  • 10 people may stay on any one site.
  • Facility roads are not paved.
Closest Towns: Fairplay, Colorado
Water: Water pump; no water hook ups
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Canyon Enterprises
Information Center: South Park Ranger District 719 836-2031

General Information


From Fairplay, CO take Highway 285 south for about 12.5 miles, just 3 miles past County Road 22 turnoff. Turn right onto Forest Road 431 and continue one mile to campground.


This area is generally accessible year round; however the campground only operates during the summer months.


Parking is available at each campsite which can accommodate up to two vehicles.

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Campground Camping

Buffalo Springs Campground has 21 sites.

Reservation required?: Y


Camping trailer There are 21 campsites at this campground.
Toilets There are vault toilets.
Picnic tables Each campsite has a picnic table.
Parking Each campsite can accommodate up to two vehicles.
Tent camping There are 21 campsites at this campground.
Drinking water Drinking water is available.