Buffalo Springs Campground
Buffalo Springs Campground is located 12.5 miles south of Fairplay on FS 431. It has 18 campsites with parking spurs 24-40 feet and a maximum trailer length of 30 feet; elevation is 9,000 feet; camping season begins in May and continues to the beginning of October. Facilities include toilets, tables, water, and fire rings. Camping fees are $17.00 per night.
Reservations are recommended during the busy summer season and can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777 or by visiting recreation.gov.
Buffalo Springs Campground is an ideal setting for biking, hiking, horseback riding and rock climbing. Wilderness restrictions apply in nearby Buffalo Peaks Wilderness.
At a Glance
|Reservations:||Reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777 or at recreation.gov. Reservations must be made at least four days in advance; two night minimum stay on weekends, three night minimum stay on holidays.|
|Area Amenities:||Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking|
|Fees:||$20 per night|
|Closest Towns:||Fairplay, Colorado|
|Water:||Water pump; no water hook ups|
|Operated By:||Rocky Mountain Recreation|
|Information Center:||South Park Ranger District 719 836-2031|
From Fairplay, CO take Highway 285 south for about 12.5 miles, just 3 miles past County Road 22 turnoff. Turn right onto Forest Road 431 and continue one mile to campground.
While this area is generally accessible by foot year round, it is closed to motorized use from January 1st - June 15th each year for elk calving. The campground only operates during the summer months from May - October.
Parking is available at each campsite which can accommodate up to two vehicles.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Buffalo Springs Campground has 18 sites.
|Camping trailer:||There are 18 campsites at this campground.|
|Picnic tables:||Each campsite has a picnic table.|
|Tent camping:||There are 18 campsites at this campground.|
|Parking:||Each campsite can accommodate up to two vehicles.|
|Toilets:||There are vault toilets.|
|Drinking water:||Drinking water is available.|