A photo of a picnic table and a fire grate at Cold Springs Picnic Area.

Cold Springs Picnic Area is located five miles north of the town of Blackhawk, adjacent to Highway 119 among aspen and lodgepole pine.

Facilities: Each site is equipped with a picnic table and a fire grate. A restroom is available, but there is no drinking water. It is located adjacent to the Cold Springs Campground.

Recreation: There are hiking, scenic viewing and fishing opportunities nearby.

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Note: Projected campground opening/closing dates and water system operation dates may change based on weather and some campgrounds may experience periodic closures for removal of hazard trees or mountain pine beetle treatments. Please check for updates closer to the camping season or call your local Ranger District.  

At a Glance

Reservations: No reservations. Sites available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fees: No
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Central City/Blackhawk
Water: No
Restroom: Vault toilet
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Clear Creek Ranger District, 303-567-3000; Contact Us

General Information

Directions: Five miles north of Central City - Blackhawk on Hwy 119. From Denver, off I-25 take 6th Avenue west to State Highway 6, through Clear Creek Canyon. Proceed north on State Highway 119. Campground is located 5 miles north of Blackhawk. You can also access State Highway 119 from I-70 at Exit 244.


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