Top 10 Campgrounds In Estes Park, Colorado

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Situated near the entrance of the majestic Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park is the ultimate camping and glamping destination in Colorado. Frequented by solo travellers, families, and groups of friends, this year-round camping destination is the ideal escape from the bustle of city life into the romantic and pristine mountains. Whether you wish to spend a day indoors browsing exhibits at Estes Park Museum, go boating at Lake Estes Marina, or enjoy some thrilling adventure sports, Estes Park has something for everyone. You can light a traditional campfire and roast marshmallows or simply enjoy staying in the lap of nature, with a variety of amazing campgrounds that offers RV stays, tent sites, and glamping pods to cater to every need. Read on for the top campgrounds in Estes Park, Colorado, for an unforgettable camping trip.

Tent-only campgrounds

1. Longs Peak Campground

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Situated just a short drive away from Estes Park, this campground offers pop-up tent accommodations at a high elevation level for more experienced campers. If you are camping with a group of adults and wish to brave a more rugged camping experience, this back-to-basics campground may be the ideal summer destination for you. Featuring 26 tents available on a first-come-first-served basis, Longs Peak provides on-site staff to help you with anything you need, potable water, a campfire facility in metal fire grates, vault toilets, food storage lockers, and trash collection so you can keep the environment clean.

Longs Peak Campground

Address: Longs Peak Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517, United States map

Website: Longs Peak Campground

RV campgrounds & RV sites

2. Estes Park Campground at East Portal

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Offering an idyllic summertime camping experience, this campground is situated in the Rocky Mountains at a higher elevation a short drive away from town. Featuring amazing views of the snow-covered peaks of the mountains, plenty of flora and fauna, wildlife such as elk, deer, and foxes, and a variety of on-site outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, horseback riding, golfing, boating, biking, and more, you are sure to have an amazing time here.

It comes with 27 small RV sites and offers water and electricity for convenience. Hot showers are also available for freshening up after a lovely day of exploring.

Estes Park Campground at East Portal

Address: 3420 Tunnel Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517, United States map

Website: Estes Park Campground at East Portal

3. Manor RV Park

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Posted by Manor RV Park on Thursday, January 17, 2013

Situated right on the banks of the Big Thompson River, this campground offers 110 electric hook-ups for your RV and spacious sites with picnic tables and a private patio where you can relax with a cup of your favourite beverage. The campground is perfect for families or a group of friends and hosts special entertainment events every week, such as trivia nights, pot luck dinners, and bingo evenings. The premises also feature cable television, free WiFi, a guest clubhouse, and a dog walking area.

Manor RV Park

Address: 815 Riverside Dr, Estes Park, CO 80517, United States map

Website: Manor RV Park

4. Estes Park Campground at Mary's Lake

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Situated in a valley on the banks of Mary’s Lake against the beautiful backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, this campground is a truly picturesque and gorgeous place to spend your summers. The place offers numerous tent sites and RV sites, and there is a variety of fun activities that you can enjoy on the property, including fishing, swimming in the on-site pool, backcountry trekking, biking, and horseback riding. Some of the on-site amenities include potable water, picnic tables, private campfire rings, hot showers, electric hook-ups for your RV, a camp shop, and more.

Estes Park Campground at Mary's Lake

Address: 2120 Marys Lake Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517, United States map

Website: Estes Park Campground at Mary’s Lake

5. Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Estes Park

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This campground is the ideal family camping destination where you can enjoy the summer, featuring planned fun activities for your children. Some of the on-site amenities provided for all the guests include a heated swimming pool, a miniature golf course, a game room, a camp store with all the essentials you need to enjoy your camping trip, and of course, Yogi Bear souvenirs to take home. There are RV units for rent here, which come with a well-equipped kitchen and a bathroom with a toilet and shower.

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Estes Park

Address: 5495 US-36, Estes Park, CO 80517, United States map

Website: Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Estes Park

6. Spruce Lake RV Park

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Posted by Spruce Lake RV Resort on Saturday, June 29, 2019

Enjoy the best of Colorado’s beautiful natural landscapes at this campground as you retreat into the beautiful Rocky Mountains in your private RV. The campground is close to restaurants and shops and also offers plenty of great on-site amenities including laundry facilities, barbecue facilities, electric hook-up points, picnic tables for some fun outdoor dining with your loved ones, and a fenced area for your dogs to frolic around.

Spruce Lake RV Park

Address: 1050 Marys Lake Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517, United States map

Website: Spruce Lake RV Park

7. Aspenglen Campground

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Situated close to the Fall River Entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park, this campground is a picturesque and gorgeous base where you can explore both the natural landscapes as well as the nearby establishments and urban attractions. You can enjoy a variety of activities here, including backpacking, backcountry hiking, scenic biking, horseback riding, and more. There are several tent sites and RV sites, and you can have access to amenities such as picnic tables, metal campfire rings, tent pads, potable water, and electric hook-ups with a generator during your stay.

Aspenglen Campground

Address: US-34 & Old Fall River Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517, United States map

Website: Aspenglen Campground

8. Glacier Basin Campground

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Situated at a high elevation level, Glacier Basin Campground is the perfect family-friendly campground offering both tent sites and RV sites. All the campsites are equipped with amenities such as metal campfire rings with grates, picnic tables, flush toilets, and potable water. The premises feature plenty of hiking trails for people of all experience levels, scenic driving routes, and several visitor centres with educational programs about the park’s history.

Glacier Basin Campground

Address: Highway 36 West, Estes Park, CO 80517, United States map

Website: Glacier Basin Campground

9. Moraine Park Campground

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Situated in the beautiful Rocky Mountain area close to Beaver Meadows Entrance, Moraine Park Campground offers 74 tent sites and 62 RV sites for families and couples. Each campsite has a variety of facilities such as shareable food storage lockers, tent pads, picnic tables, and more. The property also has flush toilets, recycling and trash facilities, solar-powered shower stalls, and potable water for your convenience. You can also buy firewood for your family campfires from the firewood hut, and there are Rangers available to help you out with anything you need.

Moraine Park Campground

Address: US-36, Estes Park, CO 80517, United States map

Website: Moraine Park Campground

10. Elk Meadow Lodge and RV Resort

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If you prefer more front-country-style camping facilities, this campground offers a variety of convenient and modern amenities that are sure to make your stay comfortable. The campground features electric hook-ups for your RV, on-site showers, a swimming pool for a refreshing swim, high-speed WiFi to help you stay connected, and on-site staff available to take care of all your needs.

Elk Meadow Lodge and RV Resort

Address: 1665 CO-66, Estes Park, CO 80517, United States map

Website: Elk Meadow Lodge and RV Resort

Make the most of your camping trip in Estes Park

Top Campgrounds In Estes Park, Colorado
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With so many options to choose from, you can surely find the perfect camping or glamping site that you can return to time and again for an amazing experience. For a truly unforgettable time with your loved ones, check out this list of the top campgrounds in Estes Park, Colorado.

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