As the pandemic slows down and everyone is itching to get back to their favorite activities, camping has started blowing up again. With some reservations being placed over a year out- it’s good to know your options. Whether you’re prepping for weeks in the woods or a simple weekend getaway, here is your guide to understanding your options when it comes to camping.
The Bureau of Land Management offers camping in inexpensive and remote areas. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of national conservation areas and developed campgrounds, BLM camping provides more solitude for those trying to immerse themselves in camping. Usually a small fee is required at these sites but many are first come first serve so reservations are not required.
For those last minute campers, dispersed camping is a great option. Not only is it free- it offers a chance to camp deeper in the wilderness without the crowds of reservation camping. One thing to note is Dispersed camping is allowed on public land for a period not to exceed 14 days within a 28 consecutive day period.
Reservation camping tends to take more advance planning but offers more amenities. These typically offer bathrooms and are closer to the main attractions. These sites tend to book further in advance with some National Parks even booking as far as a year out.
Camping in Evergreen:
Here in Evergreen we are lucky to have some great camping right in our own backyard! Check out these campsites located right in our town limits for a quick getaway to the great outdoors!
Camp Rock Campground
The Camp Rock Trailhead is located at the Camp Rock Campground in the Mount Evans State Wildlife Area. This trailhead provides access to the Beartrack Lakes Trail and the Beaver Meadows Trail.
Note: The Mount Evans State Wildlife Area is open June 15 - December 31. Closed to vehicle access after Labor Day.
Find more info here!
Echo Lake Campground
Echo Lake Campground is located on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in central Colorado near its namesake lake at the base of Mount Evans along Hwy 103. You can enjoy hiking, fishing and taking scenic drives along Mount Evans Road.
Find more info here!
Check out this guide provided by the Forest Service for more information!
Wherever you chose to camp be sure to check out our curated list of camping essentials to keep you prepared for anything that the woods throw at you. :