Coaldale Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Coaldale Campground is located on the banks of Hayden Creek and is a quiet campground with only 10 campsites. Most of the campsites are walk-in sites with small parking areas. The area is thick with gamble oak, juniper, and cottonwood trees . Sites 1-5 are walk-in sites for tent camping. Vault toilet is available only during peak season

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed due to flood damage from Hayden Pass fire
Operational Hours: Check in: 2 pm
Check out: 12 pm (noon)
Quiet hours: 10 pm to 6 am
Reservations: This is a is first-come, first-served campground.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
$15.00 fee per site for overnight camping. $6.00 for a third vehicle. 
$6.00 fee for day use if not camping overnight.
Fees are payable by cash, check or money order. Self-servicing fee tube is available.
First-come, first-served sites must be occupied the SAME NIGHT.
Golden Age and Golden Access Cardholder: 50% discount off the camping fee only.
Usage: Light
Best Season: Summer and Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: The following restrictions apply to this campground:
  • Maximum 8 persons per site.
  • Maximum RV length is 25 ft.
  • 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: Coaldale, Colorado
Water: No water available
Restroom: Vault toilet is available only during peak season

The Interagency Senior Pass (previously known as the Golden Age 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

General Information


To get to this campground from Salida, travel 15 miles on Highway 50 east toward Canon City. Just outside of Coaldale, watch for signs indicating access to "Cutty's Resort" and Hayden Creek. Turn right at the signs and get on Fremont County Road 6. County Road 6 travels south, winding up towards Hayden Pass. Cutty's Resort (private) is located on the left and about .25 miles past the resort is Coaldale campground.


This campground is not universally accessible.

General Notes:

This campground is located in "Bear Country" and campers should be mindful that any food, drink or edible items will attract bears. Campers must dispose of all trash at nearby Hayden Creek campground which is located 1 mile south of the campground. Coolers must be put away and locked in a hard-sided vehicle.

Fishing is available in Hayden Creek.


Parking is available for sites 1-5 near the entrance to the campground. Sites 6-10 have small parking pads but large RV's cannot fit into most of the parking sites.


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Picnic tables
Tent camping
Camping trailer