Lost Park Campground

Area Status: Temporarily Closed

Lost Park Campground is located 21 miles southeast of Jefferson off US 285 and CR 56. It has 12 campsites with a maximum trailer length of 22 feet. The elevation is 10,000 feet. Facilities include toilets, tables, water and fire rings. There is no trash service at this campground. Dates are weather dependent. All services may not be available early or late in the season.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: County Road 56 has no winter maintenance and is seasonally closed from March 2 - June 16.
Reservations: Campsites in this campground are first-come, first-serve.
Fees: $20.00 fee per site for overnight camping. 22.00 for premium site #3. Two vehicles or one RV per site is included in the camping fee. $10.00 for a third vehicle. $10.00 fee for day use if not camping overnight. Fees are payable by cash, check or money order. Self-service fee tube is available. First-come, first-served sites must be occupied the same night.
Open Season: May 17, 2024 - Oct. 13, 2024
  •  Campfires are restricted to fire rings only. Be sure campfire is completely extinguished before leaving.
  •  Maximum of eight people per site.
  •  Facility roads are not paved.
  •  No more than a 14-night consecutive stay.
  •  Dogs, including service dogs, must always be leashed.
  •  No discharge of firearms or fireworks
  •  Quiet hours from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m.
Closest Towns: Jefferson, CO
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: South Park Ranger District 719-836-2031

General Information


From Fairplay travel north on US 285 to the town of Jefferson.  Turn right on County Road 56.  Follow County Road 56 for 17 miles to the campground.


Parking is available at each campsite which can accommodate up to two vehicles.

General Notes:

It is difficult to access this campground in the winter months because of snow; however, the campground does stay open until the road is snowed in.


Campground Camping

Lost Park Campground has 12 campsites.

River and Stream Fishing

General Info:


To access the Lost Park Campground take County Road 56 outside Jefferson to its terminus 17 miles at the Lost Park Campground.

Seasonal Information

County Road 56 is subject to seasonal road closures.  Please contact the South Park Ranger Station to determine the passibility of this road.

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