Riverside Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Riverside Campground is located 2 miles SW of Lake George, on CR 96.  It has 19 campsites (some walk in) with parking spurs 30-90 feet and a maximum trailer length of 30 feet.  Elevation is 8,000 feet.  This campground usually stays open year round with reduced service before and after the summer season.  The camping fee is $16.00 in the summer months with a $6.00 use fee.  Facilities include toilets, tables, water in the summer season, and fire rings.

Reservations are recommended in the busy summer months and can be made 180 days in advance maxium/ 4 days in advance minimum by calling 1-877-444-6777 or by visiting recreation.gov. 

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees $16 summer season camping fee $6 day use fee
Open Season: 5/19/17 - 10/9/17 (may be open two weeks longer if weather permits)
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Maximum RV 30 feet.  In the summer, reservations must be made at least four days in advance and there is a two night minimum stay on weekends and a three night minimum stay on holidays.  During the winter season, there are no reservations; first come, first served.  There are no hook-ups at this campground.  No refunds for bad weather.
Closest Towns: Lake George
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Canyon Enterprises.
Information Center: South Park Ranger District 719 836-2031

General Information


From Lake George, turn off Highway 24 onto County Road 96.  Follow the road for about one mile into Eleven Mile Canyon.  Riverside Campground is located on the left side not far from Eleven Mile Canyon entrance.


The area is generally accessible year round and the campground is open throughout the year; however, with reduced service in the winter months.


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

General Notes:

In the summer, Riverside Campground is part of the Recreation.gov reservation system.  There is a two night minimum stay on weeknds and a three night minimum stay on holidays.  Reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777 or by logging on to www.recreation.gov.  After the summer season, it is a first come, first served campground; no reservations.


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Riverside Campground has 19 campsites, some are walk-in

Reservation required?: Y


Camping trailer There are 8 campsites that will accommodate for trailers/RVs 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 19 campsites at this campground; 11 are walk in sites.