Olive Ridge Campground
Forest Service / BLM
South of Rocky Mountain National ParkColorado
Open: Late May - Late September
Number of Sites: 56
About: There are 56 sites that will accommodate tents, campers, trailers, and RVs. Contrary to information on other websites, plenty of shade is present in this wooded area (see photo). Tents must be confined to the provided tent pads (14' X 16'). Picnic tables, fire grates, water, vault toilets, and trash services are provided. The campground also has a playground suitable for small children. There are no electrical hook-ups, dump stations, or showers. A maximum of eight people are allowed per site except for two oversized sites, units 26 and 40, which allow a maximum of 12 people. Olive Ridge is near the southeastern corner of Rocky Mountain National Park, so offers nearby access to hiking trails in the Wild Basin area of the National Park. Olive Ridge is normally full for the weekend by Friday morning so plan to arrive early or consider making a reservation.
Fees: Campsite fees are $17 per night. Oversized sites are $20 per night. Fees are half-price when the water system is off. Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age and Golden Access passes provide cardholders a 50% discount on campground fees. Reservations are accepted up to four days prior to arrival and cost an additional $10 per reservation by phone or $9 for reservations online. (2011)
Water: Drinking Water
Restrooms: Vault Toilet
Restrictions: Pets must be on a hand-held leash at all times. A maximum of eight people are allowed per site. RVs, trailers or other vehicles must fit on the parking spur.
Directions: The campground is located on the west side of Colorado Highway 7 between Allenspark and Meeker Park at mile-marker 14. It is approximately six miles north of the intersection of Colorado Highways 7 and 72 (which is 21 miles west-north-west of Lyons), 15 miles south of Estes Park, and 29 miles north of Nederland.
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