ATTENTION : Thunder Ridge is available for reservations beginning 6/26/13. For those not familiar with the area, please note there was a large fire in 2012 that burnt the southeast side of the campground and visible fire damage is within the campground and the scenery. Reserve at your own discretion.

THUNDER RIDGE, CO

Thunder Ridge Campground, located above the Rampart Reservoir, is one of two campgrounds within the Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area. The campground overlooks the reservoir, which is popular for fishing. Boating and hiking are also common activities for campers here. The campground...
Status: Open through Sun Oct 19 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Be bear aware; keep all food out of sight in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from area after eating.
  • This is a high elevation facility, please use caution when traveling from lower elevations.
  • The dam and boat ramp are closed in 2013. No power boats may launch at Rampart Reservoir. Only hand-carried canoes or kayaks may be used on Rampart Reservoir in 2013.
  • Limit one RV per single site; a $5 nightly fee is charged for additional vehicles.
  • Please check in with host upon arrival.
  • This facility has first-come, first-served sites.
  • No firearms or fireworks.
  • Click here for more information on Pike and San Isabel National Forests.
  • 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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Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
** 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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THUNDER RIDGE after 2012 Waldo Fire THUNDER RIDGE after 2012 Waldo Fire Photo: THUNDER RIDGE Photo: THUNDER RIDGE Photo: THUNDER RIDGE Photo: THUNDER RIDGE
Overview

Overview

Thunder Ridge Campground, located above the Rampart Reservoir, is one of two campgrounds within the Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area. The campground overlooks the reservoir, which is popular for fishing. Boating and hiking are also common activities for campers here.

The campground is located on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, due north of the popular Pikes Peak. The peak has an altitude of 14,110 feet and is America's easternmost peak reaching over 14,000 feet.

Natural Features:

The campground overlooks the Rampart Reservoir in a ponderosa pine forest at an altitude of 9,200 feet. The surrounding terrain includes a mix of grass meadows, spruce, Douglas fir and aspen.

Recreation:

Rainbow and mackinaw trout are plentiful in the reservoir and hikers can enjoy the trails in the area. Rampart Reservoir Trail is nearby. Rampart Reservoir Trail extends for 14 miles and is open to mountain biking.

The dam and boat ramp are closed in 2013. No power boats may launch at Rampart Reservoir. Only hand-carried canoes or kayaks may be used on Rampart Reservoir in 2013.

Facilities:

Three campsites and two of the vault toilets meet current accessibility standards. Most remaining sites have steps that lead below the road level to the site picnic table and campfire ring. Drinking water is provided and each site comes with a picnic table and campfire ring. Firewood can be purchased on-site.

Nearby Attractions:

The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs offers tours, and a visit to the quaint town of Green Mountain Falls makes a great day trip.

Booking Window
Sat Aug 02 2014 - Thu Jan 29 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
Peak Fri May 23 2014 Sun Sep 07 2014
Walk In Mon Sep 08 2014 Sun Oct 19 2014
Walk In Fri May 01 2015 Thu May 21 2015
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Sun Sep 06 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Mountain Biking
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
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
Peak Season
May 23 2014 -
Sep 07 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00
Walk In Season
Sep 08 2014 -
Oct 19 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00
Walk In Season
May 01 2015 -
May 21 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00
Peak Season
May 22 2015 -
Sep 06 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00

*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):
38.97667, -104.98306
38°58'36"N, 104°58'59"W

From the I-25 and Hwy 24 intersection in Colorado Springs, Colorado, travel west on Highway 24 for 17.4 miles to Baldwin St. in Woodland Park. Turn right (north) on Baldwin (which turns into Rampart Range Road). Travel approximately 3 miles to Loy Creek Road, turn right at the Y, and travel 1.5 miles to Rampart Range Road (Forest Road 300). Turn right (south) on Rampart Range Road. The Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area entrance is approximately 4 miles up the road on the left. Meadow Ridge Campground is approximately 0.7 miles on the left.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

THUNDER RIDGE
601 S. WEBER
COLORADO SPRINGS  CO  80903

Phone Number:

Information:  (719)636-1602