OLIVE RIDGE, CO

The Olive Ridge Campground is located within the Roosevelt National Forest, situated near the southeastern corner of Rocky Mountain National Park at an elevation of 8,350 feet.This peaceful campground is heavily wooded with a mixture of ponderosa pine and aspen trees. The interior...
Status: Open through Sun Sep 28 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • No RV water connections are available due to health and safety reasons.
  • This is bear country! For bear and human safety, keep a clean campsite and do not place food or other attractants in your tent. For more information about visiting bear country, contact Colorado Parks and Wildlife at http://wildlife.state.co.us
  • There are no utility hook-ups, dump stations, or showers within the campground.
  • Click here for more information on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests
  • Operated by American Land & Leisure. You may contact us at www.AmericanLL.com or 801-226-3564.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing organisms by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

The Olive Ridge Campground is located within the Roosevelt National Forest, situated near the southeastern corner of Rocky Mountain National Park at an elevation of 8,350 feet.

Natural Features:

This peaceful campground is heavily wooded with a mixture of ponderosa pine and aspen trees. The interior roads are gravel/dirt.

Afternoon thunderstorms should be expected during the summer months.

Recreation:

Olive Ridge is close to the Wild Basin area of the Rocky Mountain National Park. Several trailheads are in the area, including Wild Basin, Finch Lake and Sandbeach Lake trails. Popular activities include fishing, hiking and mountain climbing.

Facilities:

There are 56 sites in the campground. Twenty six are suitable for RV camping and 30 are more suitable for tents. Tents must be confined to the provided tent pads (14'x16'). There is a maximum of eight people per single site. Sites #26 and #39 are oversized and will accommodate 10 people at an additional fee. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring or grill. Vault toilets, drinking water and trash services are provided. Firewood is for sale in the campground.

Nearby Attractions:

Rocky Mountain National Park's main entrance is 14 miles north of the campground, in Estes Park. With lush valleys and craggy peaks reaching elevations higher than 14,000 feet, visitors are provided opportunities for countless breathtaking experiences and adventures. Scenic driving, hiking, backpacking, fishing, horseback riding and wildlife viewing are popular activities in the park.

Estes Park is a full-service community 15 miles from the campground. Dining, shopping, rafting, fly fishing, horseback riding and golfing opportunities await. Lake Estes offers boating, sailboarding and fishing.

Booking Window
Thu Sep 18 2014 - Sat Mar 14 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Walk In Mon Sep 01 2014 Sun Sep 28 2014
Walk In Fri May 15 2015 Thu May 21 2015
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Sun Sep 06 2015
Walk In Mon Sep 07 2015 Sun Sep 27 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Picnic Area
  • Tables
  • Tent Pads
  • Tent sites
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Horse Corrals
  • Showers
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Walk In Season
Sep 01 2014 -
Sep 28 2014
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $19.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $19.00
RV NONELECTRIC $19.00
Walk In Season
May 15 2015 -
May 21 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $19.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $19.00
RV NONELECTRIC $19.00
Peak Season
May 22 2015 -
Sep 06 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $19.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $19.00
RV NONELECTRIC $19.00
Walk In Season
Sep 07 2015 -
Sep 27 2015
TENT ONLY NONELECTRIC $19.00
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $19.00
RV NONELECTRIC $19.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.20883, -105.52239
40°12'32"N, 105°31'21"W

The campground is located on the west side of Colorado Highway 7, between Allenspark and Meeker Park at mile-marker 14. It is approximately six miles north of the intersection of Colorado Highways 7 and 72 (which is 21 miles west-north-west of Lyons), 15 miles south of Estes park, and 29 miles north of Nederland.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

OLIVE RIDGE
ARAPAHO AND ROOSEVELT
  CO 

Phone Number:

Information:  (303)541-2500