Colorado Springs Campgrounds

Woodland Park Area

Colorado Campground

Located 6 miles north of Woodland Park Colorado and about 25 miles northeast of Colorado Springs. 

  • Paved Road
  • 81 Campsites
  • Elevation = 7800
  • Amphitheater near campsite 72 has an educational program on Saturday nights during the summer
  • Path between sites 42 & 43 leads to nearby Manitou Lake for fishing, biking, and hiking
  • Centennial Trail passes in front of the campground
  • Cell Signal with Verizon and AT&T is weak, but usable.  We could only use cell data while at Manitou Lake.

Manitou Lake Picnic Grounds

Located just north of Colorado Campground, there is a picnic area for large groups up to 50 people.  The hiking path circles the lake and connects to Colorado Campground.  Great wildlife viewing early in the morning or late in the evening.

South Meadows Campground

Located in the Pike National Forest 5 miles north of Woodland Park and about 25 miles from Colorado Springs

  • Paved Road
  • 64 Campsites
  • Elevation = 7800 ft
  • Centennial Trail passes in front of the campground and leads to Woodland Park to the south and Manitou Lake to the north. 
  • Cell service is spotty in the campground. At&t was poor to none. Verizon was slightly better.


Painted Rocks Campground

Just west of the Colorado Campground and Manitou Lake Picnic Area outside Woodland Park Colorado.

  • Dirt Road with some bumps
  • 18 Campsites
  • Elevation = 7800
  • Centennial Trail is about 1/2 mile down dirt road

Pike Community Campground

 Pike campground

Pike Community Campground has room for 100 people and 48 vehicles.

  • Baseball Field
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Playground
  • Horse Shoe Pits

Red Rocks Group Campground

 Red Rocks Campground

Red Rocks has room for 100 people and 44 vehicles

Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area

Meadow Ridge Campground

  • 19 Campsites
  • Elevation 9300 ft
  • Cell Service:
    • AT&T - No Service
    • Verizon - Service at campsites was in and out.

Thunder Ridge Campground

  • 21 Campsites
  • Elevation 9200 ft at campsites
  • Cell Service:
    • AT&T - No Service
    • Verizon - Service at entrance to campground.  Spotty service at campsites.

Springdale Campground

Springdale is a first-come, first served facility closest to the Woodland Park entrance of the Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area.  No reservations are accepted.

  • 13 Campsites including the campground host.
  • Elevation 9250 ft
  • Cell Service: 
    • AT&T - Good signal
    • Verizon - Signal was in & out depending on campsite


Lone Rock Campground

Castle Rock - Sedalia

Indian Creek Equestrian Campground is located in the Pike National Forest next to the Indian Creek Campground.  We drive thru both in this video.  Corrals are provided in the first campground.  The Indian Creek Trail aka Bear Creek Trail is a 14-mile trail that is popular for horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking.  The campgrounds are located along Colorado Hwy 67 west of Sedalia and Castle Rock.

Lake George

Round Mountain Campground

Round Mountain Campground is located in the Pike National Forest at an elevation of 8500 ft. It is a very short drive off Hwy 24 about 6 miles from Lake George. Cell service was weak with both Verizon (3g) and AT&T (3g).