CPW announces new camping fees effective Nov. 1
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
This is the first increase in camping fees since 2010.
“Our wonderful state parks require a large amount of maintenance, and rising costs of utilities, equipment and personnel has made this fee increase imperative,” said CPW Statewide Parks Pass and Reservations Coordinator, Devon Adams.
The change was approved by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission at its September meeting. Depending upon the type of site, fee increases range from $2 to $10 per night.
Yurts and cabins incurred the greatest hike, but CPW notes the experience for campers provides a cost-effective getaway.
“Some of Colorado’s most pristine sights and panoramic views are found at state parks that offer cabins and yurts, some still as low as $70/night,” adds Adams. “It is a great deal and no wonder our most popular camping sites fill up six months in advance.”
CPW has more than 3,900 campsites available, many including electrical hookups and close-by restroom and shower facilities, plus 50 cabins and yurts located throughout the state at elevations ranging from approximately 3,800 to 9,400 feet. More information is available at https://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/Pages/ParkMap.aspx. Almost 300 campsites are ADA accessible.
The current camping fees will not change for those who have already made future reservations.
Most camping fees range from $10 - $28, not including the reservation fee and park pass. Every vehicle entering the park, including RVs and towed vehicles, must have a park pass for each day. Annual park passes are $70, and most daily parks passes are $7.
Check out http://cpw.state.co.us/buyapply/Pages/Reservations.aspx or call 303-470-1144 for more information.
Some discounts are available to permanently and totally disabled Colorado residents and residents 64 years of age or older, Sundays to Thursdays, with appropriate documentation. The CPW Communication Center is prepared to answer all your camping and reservation questions, call 303-297-1192.
CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 42 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, big-game management, hunting, fishing, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and nonmotorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW's work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.