Located southwest of Denver, CO at an elevation of 7,400 feet, Meadows Group Campground offers a wonderful opportunity for groups to enjoy the great outdoors. Located in the Buffalo Creek Recreation area, there are plenty of hiking and biking trails nearby. Fishing in nearby Buffalo Creek is a popular activity. Please note that in 2016 potable water will not be available.
Phone 877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov at least 4 days in advance. Friday and Saturday night minimum required stay on weekends. 3 nights minimum on holiday weekends.
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The group site must be reserved for day use or overnight camping. In addition to the use fee, there may be a non-refundable reservation fee.
Groups will be required to obtain and additional permit for selling merchandise or food.
05/20/16 - 09/06/16
A maximum of 25 vehicles per group site are allowed.
The following restrictions apply to this campground:
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.
Bears frequent the area and a bear closure order is in place. All bear attractants, both food and non-food items which can attract bears, should be kept in a bear resistant manner. Bear bags, bear boxes, and coolers within hard-sided vehicles are safer ways of storing attractants. Pop-ups, tents, and open-top vehicles are not safe storage areas. Tips for camping in bear country are available from camp hosts.
Buffalo Creek is 10 miles northeast on Highway 126.
No water available
The America The Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass (previously known as the Golden Age Pass) does not obtain a discount for group campsites and other group facilities that charge a flat fee.
The Rocky Mountain Recreation Company manages all campgrounds on the South Platte Ranger District.
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.
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 mile. The Meadows Group Campground will be on the left.
Universally accessible picnic tables and vault toilet are available.
A maximum of 25 vehicles per group site are allowed. The parking lot is not marked with designated spaces. Be considerate of others and do not block the road.
Buffalo Creek Recreation Area trail system is easily accessible from this area. As a popular mountain biking area, several trailheads are within a 1/2 mile radius of the campground. A brochure for the biking system is here.
Easy to Difficult
Camping & Cabins
Meadows Group Campground is one of two group campgrounds on the South Platte Ranger District.
vary by number of people
River and Stream Fishing
The nearby Buffalo Creek is a popular fishing area for brook trout. You must be legal with the Colorado Division of Wildlife and follow all local regulations.
State licenses required.
Buffalo Creek Recreation Area trail system is easily accessible from this area. As a popular trail area, several trailheads are within a 1/2 mile radius of the campground. A brochure for the trail system is here. These trails are also popular with bicyclist and horse back riders.
Easy to Intermediate
Horse Riding & Camping
Buffalo Creek Recreation Area trail system is easily accessible from this area. As a popular trail area, several trailheads are within a 1/2 mile radius of the campground. A brochure for the trail system is here. These trails are also popular with bicyclist and hikers.
Easy to Intermediate
Meadows Group Campground has several picnic tables per site. They are easily moveable to accommodate a large group.
Day use fees may apply.
Hours of Operation:
Area is only open Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend and by reservation only.
Recreational vehicles within the parking area only.
Universally accessible picnic tables and vault toilets are available.
Several picnic tables for each site.
Fee charged for some activities
By reservation only, fees vary by number of people.