Cold Springs Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

Located west of Denver and five miles north of the town of Blackhawk. Facilities provided include restrooms and a playground area. Popular events include Lou Bunch Days, Central City Opera, and the Jazz Festival. Activities include Golden Gate Canyon State Park, vistas and scenery, fishing at Golden Gate and Netherlands, and gambling at Central City and Blackhawk. Firewood is for sale at the campground. Some first come, first serve sites may be available. Sites may be available on a first come first served basis outisde the reservation season.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Firewood
  • Hiking Trail
  • Playground
  • Vault Toilet


Peak Season
Jun 11 2010 -
Sep 05 2010
Walk In Season
Sep 06 2010 -
Sep 25 2010
Walk In Season
May 27 2011 -
Jun 10 2011
Peak Season
Jun 11 2011 -
Sep 05 2011

Alerts and Important Information Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance. 2 night minimum on weekends. 3 night minimum on holidays. 14 day stay limit within 60 day period. There are no electricity/water/sewer/ site hook-ups at this campground. All equipment must fit on site pad. Vehicles park in developed areas only. Water spigots are at a central locations throughout campground. No refunds are given for BAD WEATHER. This campground has First-come, First-served sites. Sites 1 thru 5,9,&10 will not accomodate RV's with slides.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 18 2010 to Dec 14 2010
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Cold Springs
Campground Phone: 303-567-3000
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777
Location: Idaho Springs (near Golden), CO
Phone: 303-567-3000

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More About Cold Springs Campground

Cold Springs is a campground located in Golden, Colorado. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -105.475 latitude, and -105.475 longitude into your GPS device.

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