February 2016 Tip of the Month:Time to Plan for Summer Fun

Campsite at Meeker Park Campground













Now is the time to start thinking about reservations for the 2016 camping season! 

Campgrounds on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland (ARP) fill quickly during the camping season. As the Colorado population grows, finding a weekend or holiday campsite is becoming more difficult. Here are some tips to help you secure your favorite site:


  • Choose a campground that accepts reservations – some have both first come first serve and reservable sites. Other campgrounds accept reservations for all their sites. Determine if reservations are offered by checking the Campground Table.
  • Reserve early – up to six months in advance – at www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777. If you are trying to reserve longer than 180 days in advance the website will indicate that space is not available. 
  • Reservation policies summarize call center hours, methods of payments, cancellation and refund policies and how to use your Interagency Senior or Access Pass for a 50% discount.  Read more about Interagency Passes on our website. 


We are happy to answer your questions about finding your place under the stars (ARP Offices Page).