Green Mountain Campground


Overview map showing the Buffalo Creek area

Overview map showing the Buffalo Creek area.


Portal sign for Green Mountain Campground

Green Mountain Campground offers that special blend of being far enough from town that there is no corner store while being close enough that the drive to and from home is a part of the total pleasant getaway. Located southwest of Denver, CO at an elevation of 7,500 feet, Green Mountain Campground offers a wonderful opportunity for individuals or families to enjoy the great outdoors. Southfork Creek runs through the campground and numerous trails provide ample hiking and biking opportunities only a mile away.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: NOTE: This campground is now closed for the season.
Operational Hours: Check in: 2 pm
Check out: 12 pm (noon)
Quiet hours: 10 pm to 6 am
Reservations: This campsite is strictly a first-come, first-served basis.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
$15.00 fee per site for overnight camping. Two (2) vehicles per site are included in the camping fee. $6.00 for a third vehicle. 
$6.00 day use fee if not camping overnight.
Fees are payable by cash, check or money order. Self-servicing fee tube is available.
Golden Age and Golden Access Cardholder: 50% discount off the camping fee only.
Open Season: 05/22/2015 - 09/08/2015
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: The following restrictions apply to this campground:
  • Maximum 8 persons per site, 2 tents and 2 vehicles or 1 recreation vehicle.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times.
  • No discharge of firearms or fireworks.
  • Only licensed vehicles can operate inside campground.
  • Camping is NOT ALLOWED behind a LOCKED GATE.
Note:  Green Mountain Campground is open to TENTS ONLY.
Closest Towns: Buffalo Creek is 5 miles northeast, along Highway 126.

Denver/Morrison is approximately a 1.5 hour drive northeast of the campground via US Highway 285.

Water: Hand pump
Restroom: Vault toilets

The Interagency Senior Pass (previously known as the Golden Age Pass) and the Interagency Access Pass qualifies for a 50% discount at concessionaire run campsites. The discount only applies to the fee for the campsite physically occupied by the pass owner, not to any additional campsite(s) occupied by members of the pass owner's party.

Operated By: Rocky Mountain Recreation Company
Information Center: Appears on the following maps:
  • Pike National Forest
  • USGS Quad Green Mountain
  • National Geographic Trails Illustrated #135 (Deckers / Rampart Range)
  •  National Geographic Trails Illustrated  #105 (Tarryall Mountains / Kenosha Pass)
Contact the South Platte Ranger District at 303.275.5610 for more information.

General Information


From U.S. Highway 285 turn south at Pine Junction on to Jefferson County Road 126 for 13.5 miles to Forest Service Road 550. Travel west for 5.5 miles. Stay left for another 2.5 miles. Green Mountain campground will be on the left.


As Green Mountain Campground is TENTS ONLY, one must park and walk in to the campsite. There are a few bridges across the stream with steps involved.

General Notes:

Green Mountain Campground is a VERY popular campground. Because it has been listed in so many recreation guides and books, people tend to show up on Thursday for weekend camping. All sites are first come first served and must be occupied to be considered “saved”. Almost every weekend is packed at this campground.


As Green Mountain Campground is TENTS ONLY, one must park and walk in to the campsite. All equipment must be packed in to the campsite.



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As Green Mountain Campground is TENTS ONLY, one must park and walk in to the campsite. There are a few bridges across the stream with steps involved. All equipment must be packed in to the campsite.


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Toilets Vault toilets
Picnic tables Picnic tables and fire rings/grates available.
Parking Parking for 2 vehicles per site.
Fee charged for some activities Overnight or day use fees apply
Tent camping 2 tents/ 8 people max per campsite
Drinking water Community hand pump
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7,678 feet