Camping at Ridgway State Park
Ridgway State Park offers year-round modern camping: During the high season (mid-May to mid-September), 258 campsites for RVs, trailers, campers and motor homes are available, as well as 25 walk-in tent sites for a more remote experience. During the rest of the year, 20 RV sites and 15 tent sites are available. Or, for something different; stay in a yurt: Our yurts are available year-round. Check the fees page for camping rates.
Each of our campgrounds offers:
Campsites can be reserved during the high season between three days and six months ahead. Look at a few of our camp site photos to get an idea of the look and feel of each campground. Then check out the reservations page to make a reservation online or call 800-678-2267 (303-470-1144 in Denver). Contact the park for availability information within three days of your arrival or outside of the high season.
Dakota Terraces Campground
The best mountain views are found here at sites 1-79. Located in the Dutch Charlie area of the park, this campground is within walking distance of the reservoir and swim beach. All campsites here have RV electrical hookups and shared water. The three yurts are found here. The dump station is located at the entrance to the campground. This is the only area of the park with year-round RV camping. View Dutch Charlie Campground map for more information.
Elk Ridge Campground
This is the most popular campground, located on the top of a mesa covered in Pinyon pine and juniper trees. Offering campsites 80-187, it is also part of the Dutch Charlie area of the park. RV campsites have electric hookups and shared water and there are 10 walk-in tent sites. The dump station is located down the hill at the entrance to the Dakota Terraces Campground.
Campsites 200-295 are found at the Pa-Co-Chu-Puk Campground at the north end of the park with full hookup (electric, water and sewage service). Campsites 200-280 are located close to the Uncompahgre River; some of these have beautiful views of the river. Tent campers can enjoy the 15 walk-in tent campsites, 281-295, located across the river in a secluded Ponderosa pine forest. View Pa-Co-Chu-Puk Campground map for more information.