Kenosha East Campground

Area Status: Open

Kenosha East campground is across Highway 285 from the Kenosha Pass Campground. There are twelve campsites and they are universal designed sites including high grills, picnic tables and benches.

All dates are weather dependent. Dates of operation below are dates visitors may expect full service. The area also has an extended season when services such as water, trash or a host may not be available between April 30, 2021 and December 31, 2021.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Check in: 2 pm
Check out: 12 pm (noon)
Quiet hours: 10 pm to 6 am
Reservations: This campground is a first-come, first-served campground. No reservation is required.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
$21.00 fee per site for overnight. Two (2) vehicles per site are included in the camping fee. $6.00 for a third vehicle. 
$7.00 day use fee if not camping overnight. 
Fees are payable by cash, check or money order.
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer to Fall
Restrictions: The following restrictions apply to this campground:
  • Maximum 8 persons per site, 2 tents and 2 vehicles or 1 recreation vehicle.
  • 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.
Closest Towns: Bailey, Grant, Fairplay
Water: No water
Restroom: Vault toilet
Passes: The Interagency Senior Pass and the Interagency Access Pass qualifies for a 50% discount at concessionaire run campsites. The discount only applies to the fee for the campsite physically occupied by the pass owner, not to any additional campsite(s) occupied by members of the pass owner's party.
Operated By: Rocky Mountain Recreation Company
Information Center: Pre-season and extended season have reduced service such as trash, or a host may not be available.

Appears on the following maps:
  • USGS Quad Mt. Evans
  • Pike National Forest
  • National Geographic Trails Illustrated #104 (Idaho Springs / Georgetown/ Loveland Pass)
Contact the South Platte Ranger District at 303.275.5610 for more information.

General Information


From Denver, drive southwest on US Highway 285 for approximately 50 miles. Kenosha East Campground/Picnic Area is located off of Highway 285, at the top of Kenosha Pass.

General Notes:

This area is adjacent to a wetland interpretative area and the remnants of the South Park and Pacific Railroad wye (Y). "Helper" engines from either Webster on the east side or Como on the west side of Kenosha Pass, assisted the regular engine in getting the train to the top, and then used the wye (Y) to turn around and head back down hill.


Parking is available on either side off of US Highway 285.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

There are seven sites available at the Kenosha Pass - East Campground. This site is a first-come, first-served campground.  Water available at Kenosha Pass Campground.

RV Camping



Interpretive Site: Nearby
Camping trailer: Can accommodate larger trailers
Picnic tables:
Tent camping:
Toilets: Vault toilets
Parking: Either side of US Highway 285

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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