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Recreation
Castlewood Canyon State Park is a Colorado Natural Area providing great wildlife, plant communities and geological viewing opportunities. Activities and amenities include: Amphitheater, Bird Watching, Bouldering, Group Event Facilities, Group Pavilions Available, Hiking, Historical Sites, Interpretive Programs, Overlook, Photography, Picnicking, Playground, Rock Climbing, Visitor Center, Water (Creek), Waterfall, Wedding Venue, Wildlife Viewing
Nearby Attractions
Town of Castle Rock, Town of Parker

Alerts and Important Information
You must have your confirmation letter either printed or on your phone when you arrive at the park. For all cabins, yurts, and tipis: Your access code will be on your confirmation letter and you must have it in order to enter your cabin, yurt, or tipi. Park staff may not be available to assist you when you arrive on the park, so be sure to have this code with you.
Per CPW regulation, no individual may camp or park a motor vehicle, trailer or camper on a state park for more than fourteen (14) days in any twenty-eight (28) day period on a single park. For the purposes of this regulation, an individual is defined as any person who has occupied a site, whether or not they are formally listed on the reservation as the reserving party or primary occupant.
In order to receive a senior discount, primary occupant must be 64+ AND hold a valid Aspen Leaf, Columbine, Centennial, Blue Spruce, or Volunteer Senior pass at the time of reservation AND upon arrival at the park. If your pass is on sage green or bright orange paper with a handwritten expiration date it, you must exchange your pass for one issued through the system at any CPW location prior to making the reservation in order to receive your discount.

By making a reservation with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, you are agreeing to read and abide by all rules stated in this purchase flow and on the confirmation letter.

Booking Window: Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 1 year in advance.

Altitude: Altitudes at the Park range from approximately 6175 to 6620.

Park Fees: All vehicles entering the Park must have a valid Colorado State Parks pass. Vehicles that do not already have a valid annual or other Colorado State Parks pass, will be required to purchase a daily Colorado State Parks pass at the Park entrance.

Pets: Pets are allowed on most of the Park trails and in the outdoor event facilities. In areas where they are allowed, pets must be on a leash no more than 6-feet long at all times. Pets are not allowed in the East Canyon Preservation Area.

Weather: Weather conditions can change rapidly. Be prepared and bring appropriate attire.

Wildlife: Because the park sits between prairie and montane communities, a mixture of wildlife species representative of both ecotypes occurs at Castlewood. Mule deer, coyote, cottontail rabbit, porcupine, ground squirrel and red fox are commonly seen. Black bear, bobcat, mountain lion, pronghorn and elk occasionally migrate through the area. Rattlesnakes and other reptile and amphibian species exist at the Park and are important to the ecosystems. Over 100 bird species nest and raise their young at Castlewood Canyon State Park. All wildlife should be viewed from a safe distance and not disturbed.

No Camping: Castlewood Canyon State Park is a year-round, day-use park. There are no camping facilities at Castlewood Canyon State Park.

Check In / Check Out: On the day of your group picnic or event, please use the main entrance at 2989 S. Highway 83. Inform the visitor center attendant as you arrive that you have a reservation. A ranger or other Park staff will meet you at the reserved site. He/she will inspect the picnic site with the group event organizer, review park rules and regulations, provide trash bags, and give directions on what to do at the completion of the event for a final inspection to be performed.

Other Important Event Facility Rules:
  • Entrance into the Park is not guaranteed when the Park has reached capacity. This is not a common occurrence, but more likely to occur on a holiday.
  • Amplified music is not allowed. No DJ's or live bands please.
  • Decorations can not be secured to any structure, fence or tree by nails, staples or tape.
  • No tents, canopies, dance floors, or tables may be set up without approval of the Park Manager.
  • No signs of any kind can be posted or placed anywhere in the Park.
  • Throwing of birdseed, rice or confetti in the Park is not permitted. White rose petals are an acceptable alternative.
  • Use of public restrooms cannot be restricted for private events.
  • Alcohol consumption is permitted. Please drink responsibly.
  • Groups are responsible for all clean-up of reserved areas.
  • The Park is not responsible for items left in the Park.
  • No exceptions to the refund policy will be given for bugs, bad weather, campfire bans, water conditions (including water levels, boat ramp or swim beach closures, and algae)!

  • Any reservations made with one or more days outside of the 6-month reservation window will be frozen to changes for 14 days from the date the reservation was made.

    Castlewood Canyon State Park camping trips are easy to plan with ReserveAmerica. Castlewood Canyon State Park campground reservations can be made online. Click one of the links below to see available campsites at Castlewood Canyon State Park or day pass availability.