Platte River Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This campground has 10 campsites for TENT CAMPING ONLY at an elevation of 6,400 feet. Full service camping begins May 1 and continues until the weekend after Labor Day weekend in September.

All dates are weather dependent. Dates of operation below are dates visitors may expect full service. The area also has an extended season when services such as water, trash or a host may not be available between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Check in: 2 pm
Check out: 12 pm (noon)
Quiet hours: 10 pm to 6 am
Reservations: This campsite is strictly first-come, first-served basis.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
$20.00 fee per site for overnight camping. Two (2) vehicles per site are included in the camping fee. $6.00 for a third vehicle.
$7.00 day use fee if not camping overnight.
Fees are payable by cash, check or money order.
Open Season: May 1, 2021 - September 7, 2021
Best Season: Summer to fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: REMEMBER! You must be in a designated campground to stay overnight. Fires are permitted ONLY in the campgrounds, no fires are allowed in the picnic areas. NO SHOOTING ALLOWED! Much of the property along the river is privately owned. Please respect the posted signs.

Additional, the following restrictions apply to this campground:
  • Maximum 8 persons per site: 2 tents and 2 vehicles.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times.
  • No discharge of firearms or fireworks.
  • Only licensed vehicles can operate inside campground.
Closest Towns: Deckers is 4 miles south along Douglas County Road 67. Denver/Morrison is approximately a 1 1/2 hour drive northeast of the campground via US Highway 285.
Restroom: Vault toilet
Passes: 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: During peak season, this campground is a full-service campground. Pre-season and extended season have reduced service such as water, trash, or a host may not be available.

Appears on the following maps:
  • Pike National Forest
  • USGS Quad Devil's Head
  • National Geographic Trails Illustrated #135 (Deckers / Rampart Range)

General Information


Campsite #10 is wheelchair accessible.


From Denver:
Take U.S. Highway 285 to Pine Junction. Take south on Jefferson County Road 126 and drive for approximately 25 miles to Douglas County 67 at Deckers. Campground is located 4 miles north of Deckers on right hand side.

From Sedalia:
Take U.S. Highway 67 from Sedalia to Sprucewood. Stay on 67 South (straight) until you reach pavement at the South Platte River. Go 1 mile south. Campground is on  left hand side.

General Notes:

No host on site. Host is located at Lone Rock Campground.

Maximum number of people per campsite is 8. There is a 14-day stay limit. Vehicles must be parked in established site. No vehicle parking behind barriers. 

Please be careful with your campfire. In the campgrounds, fires must be in the ring/grate provided.


General parking -- must walk and pack items to campsites.


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Picnic tables Individual picnic table and fire ring/grate
Tent camping Tent camping only
Parking General parking -- must walk and pack items to campsites
Toilets Vault toilet
Accessible Campsite #10 is wheelchair accessible
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6,400 feet