Hayden Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Entrance sign Hayden Creek campground

Hayden Creek Campground is a hidden gem on the Salida Ranger District. The campground is small with only eleven sites. It is located on the banks of Hayden Creek and at the base of the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

The campground is wooded and very secluded. Sites are best suited to tent camping or small trailers or RV's. Vehicles 25 ft. or less work best in the area.

Prior to Memorial Day weekend and after Labor Day, trash service may not be available.


At a Glance

Operational Hours: Check out: 12 pm (noon)
Quiet hours: 10 pm to 6 am
Reservations: This is a first-come, first-served campground. No reservations available.
$20 per site for overnight camping. Two vehicles or one RV per site is included in the camping fee. $6.00 for a third vehicle. $7.00 fee for day use if not camping overnight. Fees are payable by cash, check or money order. Self-servicing fee tube is available. Sites must be occupied the first night of payment. Interagency Senior/Access passes valid for 50% discount to the camping fee for one site.
Open Season: May 17, 2021 - October 18, 2021
  • Maximum 8 persons per site: 2 tents and 2 vehicles or 1 recreation vehicle (RV).
  • Maximum length of RV is 30 ft.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times.
  • No discharge of firearms or fireworks.
Closest Towns: Coaldale or Salida, Colorado
Water: No
Restroom: Vault toilet
Operated By: Rocky Mountain Recreation Company

General Information


From Canon City, Colorado travel west on Highway 50 to Coaldale. Turn left onto County Road 6. Stay on this road for 5 miles, passing Cutty's private campground and Coaldale campground on the left.

General Notes:

Bears are common in this area and campers must place all coolers, food and edible items in a hard-sided vehicle at night. Do not leave food out on picnic tables or leave pet food bowls on the ground.


Parking is limited to the parking spur provided at each campsite.


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RV Camping

Hayden Creek campground can accomodate RV's and trailers up to 25 feet.


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