Monarch Park Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

The elevation is 10,500 feet, and visitors should plan for cool nighttime temperatures. Some campsites are located near the south fork of the Little Arkansas River.

No RV's hookups or showers are available.



At a Glance

Operational Hours: Check out: 12 pm (noon)
Quiet hours: 10 pm to 6 am
$20.00 fee per site for overnight camping. Two (2) vehicles or one (1) 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.
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
Restrictions: The following restrictions apply to this campground:
  • Maximum 8 persons per site: 2 tents and 2 vehicles or 1 recreation vehicle (RV).
  • Maximum RV length is 45 ft.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times.
  • No discharge of firearms or fireworks.
  • Only licensed vehicles can operate inside campground.
Closest Towns: Poncha Springs, CO Salida, CO
Water: Potable Water, No showers, Limited water available - no water hookups
Restroom: Vault Toilets, 1 handicapped accessible

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
Information Center: Visit Salida Ranger District or call (719) 539-3591.

General Information


From Poncha Springs travel west on Highway 50 for about 15 miles, then south on County Road 231 to the Monarch Park Campground.


The campground is not universally accessible. One restroom is handicapped accessible.

General Notes:

Due to the elevation, temperatures can be cold at night.


Parking is limited to the parking spur provided with each site.


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

RV Camping

Monarch Park campground can accomodate RV's up to 45 ft. in length. No electrical or sewer hookups are available. The nearest dump station tis at the Poncha Springs Visitor Center located near the intersection of  US Highway 285 and US Highway 50 at 330 Burnett Ave Poncha Springs, CO 81242.


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10,500 feet