Any RVer whoâ€™s traveled to Colorado will agree that itâ€™s one of the most spectacular places to go RVing. The new Colorado State Parks reservations requirement wants to make the experience even better for campers.
Colorado State Parks Reservations Requirement Goes Live
Colorado RVing Near Rifle. Image; iRV2 Forums Member JiminJersey
Itâ€™s so relaxing to wander at your own pace when youâ€™re traveling through beautiful Colorado. Thereâ€™s so much to see, from the epic Colorado Monument in the west, to Denverâ€™s Cherry Creek State Park in the east (itâ€™s one of the best urban camping experiences around!).
The problem is that getting into a Colorado state park campground has always been tricky. Most parks had limited first-come, first-served campsites available. If you arrived at a park without reservations, you could be out of luck. Not anymore. Starting in 2020, a new Colorado state parks reservations requirement makes sure we all have a campsite.
Book a Campsite on Arrival, or Up to Six Months Earlier
The end of first come, first served campsites is a phenomena thatâ€™s slowly taken over large park systems across the country. Even the National Park System is slowly moving toward reservations only at its most popular destinations like Yellowstone and Yosemite.
Visitors have always been able to book campgrounds online at some Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) parks. But now all of Coloradoâ€™s state parks require campers to have a reservation before setting up camp. According to CPW, now you can book any campsite, cabin, yurt, picnic area, or other facilities at all of Coloradoâ€™s 41 state parks.
Campers have the choice to go online and book at cpwshop.com, or call 800-244-5613. The online booking portal is referred to as â€œthe Colorado Parks and Wildlife purchasing system.â€� It allows you to book your preferred spot starting six months from your arrival date. You can
René M. Agredano