Peaceful Valley Campground


Area Status: Open
Photo of the sign for Peaceful Valley and Camp Dick located on the side of Highway 7

There are 17 sites that will accommodate tents, campers, trailers, and RVs. Tents must be confined to the provided 14' X 16' tent pad. Picnic tables, fire grates, water, vault toilets, and trash services are provided. 14-day stay limit. There is no electricity, hook-ups, dump stations, or showers. All campsites with a tent pad have a bear locker. Click here for the National Weather Service forecast.

A maximum of eight people are allowed per site except for one double campsite, unit 17, which allows a maximum of 15 people.

Campsites 8 and 10-17 are first come, first served. Campsites 1-7 and 9 are reservable.

Peaceful Valley is situated in a glacial valley adjacent to Middle St. Vrain Creek. Peaceful Valley is normally full for the weekend by Friday morning so plan to arrive early or consider making a reservation.

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At a Glance

Fees: Check detailed information on www.recreation.gov or see general fees on the campground table. Fees are reduced when the water system is off. Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age and Golden Access passes provide cardholders a 50% discount on campground fees (this discount only applies to single campsites).
Open Season: 5/20 - 11/12
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Pets must be on a hand-held leash at all times. A maximum of eight people are allowed per site, except unit 17, which can accommodate up to 12 people. RVs, trailers or other vehicles must fit on the parking spur. Fishing is permitted in accordance with regulations established by the Colorado Parks & Wildlife.
Closest Towns: Allenspark, Colorado
Water: Drinking water
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire: American Land & Leisure

General Information

Directions: Approximately 6.5 miles north of Ward, Colorado, on Colorado Highway 72, watch for signs for Peaceful Valley and Camp Dick Campgrounds. Turn west onto Middle Saint Vrain Road (County Road 92 and National Forest System Road 114) and proceed approximately 1/4 mile to Peaceful Valley Campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Mountain Biking

The first five miles of Buchanan Pass Trail, from Peaceful Valley west to the Indian Peaks boundary are open to mountain biking. It is possible to ride a loop from Peaceful Valley or Camp Dick via Buchanan Pass Trail and Middle Saint Vrain Road or Coney Cutoff and Coney Creek Roads and Sourdough Trail.
Difficulty Level: Easy to Difficult

Campground Camping

Peaceful Valley is one of the most popular campgrounds on Boulder Ranger District. It is situated in a wooded creek valley surrounded by aspen, pine and spruce trees. Wildlife is common, with frequent sightings of beaver and moose in the vicinity. Buchanan Pass and Sourdough trails offer opportunities for non-motorized recreation, and Middle Saint Vrain and Bunce School roads are popular among four-wheelers, ATV and motorcycle riders. Peaceful Valley Campground is located one mile east of Camp Dick.
No. of Sites 17
Reservation Info Campsites 1 - 7 and 9 are reservable from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Reservations can be made from up to 180 to a minimum of four days in advance of your arrival to the campground. Make reservations by phone at 1-877-444-6777 or online at: http://www.recreation.gov/camping/Peaceful_Valley_Co/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO\&parkId=70759\&topTabIndex=CampingSpot
Fire Information Campfires are generally allowed, unless seasonal restrictions are in effect. Visitors may gather dead and down wood for burning while visiting the National Forest. Campgrounds with hosts offer firewood for sale; contact the campground host.
Sleeping Shelter none
Difficulty Level: Easy

RV Camping

Peaceful Valley is one of the most popular campgrounds on Boulder Ranger District. It is situated in a wooded creek valley surrounded by aspen, pine and spruce trees. Wildlife is common, with frequent sightings of beaver and moose in the vicinity. Buchanan Pass and Sourdough trails offer opportunities for non-motorized recreation, and Middle Saint Vrain and Bunce School roads are popular among four-wheelers, ATV and motorcycle riders. Peaceful Valley Campground is located one mile east of Camp Dick. All sites are available for use by tents, trailers or RV's.
No. of Sites 17
Reservation Info Campsites 1 - 7 and 9 are reservable from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Make reservations by phone at 1-877-444-6777 or online at: http://www.recreation.gov/camping/Peaceful_Valley_Co/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO\&parkId=70759\&topTabIndex=CampingSpot
Vehicle Clearence (Load limit on Peaceful Valley bridge?)
Size Restrictions Campsite spurs range from 25 to 40 feet in length
Fire Information Campfires are generally allowed, unless seasonal restrictions are in effect. Visitors may gather dead and down wood for burning while visiting the National Forest. Campgrounds with hosts offer firewood for sale; contact the campground host.
Corrals Campsite spurs range from 25 to 40 feet in length

River and Stream Fishing

Horse Riding

OHV Road Riding

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

The Middle Saint Vrain Road is seasonally closed just outside of Peaceful Valley Campground. Limited parking is available along the north side of the road (the south side is posted No Parking). Park so as to not block the gate, other traffic or private drives. Buchanan Pass Trail takes off to the left about 400 feet west of the gate. It hugs the north-facing side of the valley and as a result, retains snow better than the road. Middle Saint Vrain Road can also be a nice ski or snowshoe route, if there has been recent snow and if not too windy.
Warming Shelters none

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
40.131513

  Longitude : 
-105.506346

  Elevation : 
8,650'