Meadows Group Campground


Overview map showing the Buffalo Creek area

Overview map showing the Buffalo Creek area.


Portal sign for Meadows Group Campground

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: potable water will not be available in 2016.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Please note: no potable water will not be available in 2016.
Operational Hours: Check in: 2 pm.
Checkout: 12 pm.
Quiet Hours: 10 pm to 6 am.
Reservations: Phone 877-444-6777 or visit at least 4 days in advance. Friday and Saturday night minimum required stay on weekends. 3 nights minimum on holiday weekends.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees $150/night.
Permit Info: Groups will be required to obtain and additional permit for selling merchandise or food.
Open Season: 05/19/2017 - 09/05/2017
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: 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.
Closest Towns: Buffalo Creek is 10 miles northeast on Highway 126.
Water: No water available
Restroom: Vault toilet
Passes: 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.  
Operated By: The Rocky Mountain Recreation Company manages all campgrounds on the South Platte Ranger District.
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 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.



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Camping & Cabins

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Group Camping

Meadows Group Campground is one of two group campgrounds on the South Platte Ranger District.

Fees: vary by number of people
Reservation required?: Y


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Camping trailer Recreational vehicles within the parking area only.
Toilets Vault toilets
Accessible Universally accessible picnic tables and vault toilets are available.
Picnic tables Several picnic tables for each site.
Fee charged for some activities By reservation only, fees vary by number of people.
Parking General parking. 25 vehicles max per site.
Tent camping Open and wooded area for tents.