Grand County offers a variety of camping accommodations including classic campgrounds with basic amenities, private campgrounds with on-site recreation and rugged dispersed camping opportunities for exploring the backcountry. See some favorites below.

Be Careful With Fire: Before building a campfire, first check if fires are allowed at your campsite. Keep it small and supervised, and ensure embers are cool to the touch before leaving. Purchase local firewood to prevent invasive species introduction. If smoking, be careful to properly dispose of butts to avoid igniting a wildfire. Learn more.

Note: While this website aims to provide the most accurate information, it's advised you also reference the Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service, as well as the campsite links provided for the most up-to-date resources when planning. You can also stop into a local visitor center to get answers to all your camping questions.

Classic Campgrounds

The following campgrounds offer classic sites with amenities like fire rings, vault toilets, picnic tables and tent pads (leveled dirt spots) for a small fee. Most require reservations ahead of time through, but some have first-come, first-served availability. Campgrounds located within Arapaho National Recreation Area also require an activity pass or interagency pass to visit and park.

Pumphouse Campground | Kremmling

Pumphouse Campground is located near the Pumphouse Recreation Site and Gore Canyon Whitewater Park in Kremmling. The ground's 18 traditional sites and two group sites offer picnic tables, grills, tent pads, restrooms and potable water. It’s a favorite spot for ATV riders who traverse the twists and turns of Trough Road as well as expert rafters and kayakers who take on Gore Canyon’s challenging whitewater. Get in touch with a local outfitter to learn more about rafting in Grand County.

Reserve a Site

Find It: Pumphouse Campground is located off of Trough Road, 10 miles west of Hwy. 9, at the Pumphouse access road. Map it.

An ATV rides on a dirt path with dust in the air. Mountains are in the background in Kremmling.

Radium Campground | Kremmling

Radium Campground is just 2 miles south of Pumphouse Campground, and it also offers great access to Colorado River recreation. In fact, this campground is a popular put-in and take-out point for rafting the upper Colorado River. In addition, the beautiful first-come, first-served campground is located along the Colorado River Headwaters Scenic & Historic Byway, a scenic drive that leads you past alpine lakes and sweeping views of the Continental Divide.

Reserve a Site

Find It: Radium Campground is located off of Trough Road at County Road 11, or Sheephorn Road, about 15 miles from Hwy. 9. Map it.

Stillwater Campground | Granby

Nestled along the northern shoreline of Lake Granby, Stillwater Campground sits at an elevation of 8,300 feet; a prime location for awe-inspiring Rocky Mountain stargazing. This expansive campground is also the largest in the area with 129 sites that accommodate tents, trailers and RVs, complete with electric hookups. Each site is equipped with its own picnic table, campfire ring and tent pad. A short walk from your site you can find flush and vault toilets, as well as showers, drinking water and a bear-safe dumpster. If you're ready to try your hand at fishing in Colorado's third-largest lake, you can easily arrange a trip with the local fishing charter, Fishing with Bernie, right down the road.

Reserve a Site

Find It: Stillwater Campground is located on the north shore of Lake Granby. From town, take Hwy. 34 east for about 7 miles, and you're there. Map it.

Three kids jump off a dock into a lake in Grand County, with mountains in the background.

Willow Creek Reservoir Campground | Granby

On the north shore of Willow Creek Reservoir, Willow Creek Campground welcomes canoers, kayakers, anglers and hikers. Willow Creek Reservoir is a 300-acre, no-wake lake. The 35 campsites offer picnic tables, campfire rings, grills, tent pads, potable water and a nearby boat launch. They are booked on a first-come, first-served basis from late May through mid-October.

Find It: From Granby, take Highway 34 north for about 5 miles. Turn west on County Road 40, then exit 3 miles later at the campground. Map it.

St. Louis Creek Campground | Fraser

St. Louis Creek Campground, near the Fraser Experimental Forest, offers 16 non-electric sites for tents, trailers and RVs on a first-come, first-served basis. Each site includes a tent pad, fire grate and picnic table. Amenities include restrooms, trash service and drinking water. The area is ideal for hiking, mountain biking and wildlife viewing in the Fraser Experimental Forest, as well as the Byers Peak and Vasquez Peak wilderness areas.

Find It: From downtown Fraser, turn onto St. Louis Creek Road to County Rd. 73. The turn for the campground is on the left. Map it.

Sunset Point Campground | Granby

Located next to the glimmering waters of Lake Granby, Sunset Point Campground offers a retreat for anglers and boaters. With RV and tent sites, water and vault toilets, it’s both convenient and rustic. Open throughout the summer, the campground is conveniently close to downtown Granby’s restaurants and shops. Amenities include a boat ramp for easy access to the lake, perfect for a day of dipping a line in the water or tooling around on a boat. Reservations are not required and sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Find It: From U.S. 34, turn onto CO Hwy. 6 and turn onto Sunset Point Rd. Map It.

Cutthroat Bay Group Campground | Granby

Set against the stunning backdrop of Lake Granby, Cutthroat Bay Group Campground is an ideal setting for outings with friends and family gatherings. It features two wheelchair-accessible sites, each accommodating up to 50 people, with 12 tent pads and four RV sites. Fishing enthusiasts will enjoy the nearby lakes and streams, perfect for a day of casting lines and bonding with family. Boating, hiking and swimming are popular activities in the area, but you can also just hang out by the water or play a few rounds of volleyball at the sand court.

Reserve a Site

Find It: Turn off Hwy. 34 to County Rd. 46 to the lakefront campground. 

Three children sit on a bench at a Grand County campground and look out on a lake.

Rocky Mountain National Park Camping

Explore a full list of Rocky Mountain National Park campgrounds to plan your next trip and reserve your spot. Check out the Timber Creek Campground for some great sites near the Grand Lake entrance of Rocky Mountain. Visit the Kawuneeche Visitor Center on Hwy. 34 just north of Grand Lake for maps, books, and camping and hiking information or call 970-627-3471. Campgrounds within Rocky Mountain National Park require a National Parks Pass and entrance reservation

Private Campgrounds

Grand County’s private campgrounds provide a range of amenities and services. Unlike public campgrounds, private sites often offer additional facilities like showers, laundry services, convenience stores and on-site recreational activities such as mini-golf or swimming pools.

Grand Lake / Rocky Mountain National Park KOA Journey | Grand Lake

With tent campsites and water and electrical hookup sites for RVs, the Grand Lake/Rocky Mountain National Park KOA Journey (formerly Elk Creek Campground) offers some of the best camping near Grand Lake. The campground is complete with a playground, TV recreation room with Wi-Fi, a trout pond, an arcade, picnic tables, fire pits, and clean restrooms and showers. Gaze at Rocky Mountain National Park from your site while still being close to downtown Grand Lake for dining, shopping and shows at the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre.

Reserve a Site

Find It: Rocky Mountain National Park KOA Journey is located near the town of Grand Lake. From town, head west to Trail Ridge Road. Map it.

Two people smile as they kayak on Grand Lake with green trees in the background

Wolford Campground | Kremmling

Located on the shore of Wolford Mountain Reservoir, Wolford Campground in Kremmling offers access to some incredible trout fishing as well as other lake recreation like kayaking, canoeing and swimming. All 48 campsites can accommodate both tent camping and RV camping with electricity hookups, picnic tables and fire pits. The boat ramp is open from May to mid-October.

Reserve a Site

Find It: Wolford Campground is located on the northeast side of the reservoir. From Kremmling, head north on Hwy. 40 for about 7 miles before exiting at the reservoir. Map it.

An older couple sits and looks at maps of Grand County at a picnic table at Wolford Mountain Campground. An RV is parked in front of the reservoir in the background.

Sun Outdoors Rocky Mountains Campground | Granby

Sun Outdoors Rocky Mountains in Granby offers a range of lodging options, from mountain cottages to glamping and camping accommodations. Situated near the headwaters of the Colorado River, this retreat provides easy access to Arapaho National Forest and Rocky Mountain National Park. Guests can enjoy on-site amenities like stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, mini-bowling, swimming, spa services and a tavern, all with breathtaking views of the Continental Divide.

Reserve a Site

Find It: Driving on Hwy. 40, turn onto U.S. 34 and Sun Outdoors Rocky Mountains is on the left. Map it.

Red Mountain RV Park | Kremmling

Red Mountain RV Park is a year-round campground welcoming both tent and RV campers. The campground features large pull-through RV sites with full hookups, as well as Wi-Fi access, showers, laundry facilities and restrooms. They even have a playground for the tots and multiple horseshoe pits for some family fun.

Reserve a Site

Find It: Red Mountain RV Park is located east of Kremmling, just 1 mile east of the Hwy. 9 and Hwy. 40 junction. Map it.

Snow Mountain Ranch / YMCA of The Rockies | Granby

Experience family camping at its best at Snow Mountain Ranch / YMCA of the Rockies in Granby. Enjoy on-site fishing, horseback riding and hiking. In the evening, settle in for camping options ranging from tent sites to cozy yurts and cabins with crackling fireplaces. The classic tent sites include free Wi-Fi, picnic tables and fire rings.

Reserve a Site

Find It: From U.S. 40, turn onto County Rd. 53 to Snow Mountain Ranch / YMCA of the Rockies. Map It.

A person wearing a straw hat looks at horses at Snow Mountain Ranch / YMCA of the Rockies in Granby, a popular camping spot in Grand County

Dispersed Camping

Dispersed camping in Grand County allows you to set up camp outside designated areas. Visit the National Forest Service site for the most up-to-date information on closures and dispersed-camping best practices. If you plan to camp in Grand County, stop into a local visitor center to ask about areas that are open and safe. Remember to Stand Grand and Leave No Trace, ensuring the next person can enjoy these natural spaces as much as you did.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are campgrounds open year-round?

A: Most Grand County public campgrounds close in October and re-open in May.

Q: How long can I stay at a campground?

A: Campground stays vary but are typically limited to 14 days within a 28-day period. Specific regulations may apply, so check with the campground or local authorities.

Q: Are campfires allowed at campgrounds in Grand County?

A: Campfire regulations vary and may be restricted during periods of high fire danger. Check with the campground or local authorities or call the Forest Service at 970-887-4100 for more detailed information.

Q: Can I bring my pet to campgrounds in Grand County?

A: Most campgrounds in Grand County are leashed pet-friendly, but rules regarding pets vary by location. Check with the campground for their pet policy.

Q: Do I need a reservation to camp?

A: Reservations are recommended, especially during mid summer. Some campgrounds may have first-come, first-served sites available.