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Hermit Park Open Space (address: 17 Hermit Park Rd, Estes Park, CO 80517) nestles into the hills, approximately two miles southeast of Estes Park, at an elevation of 7880-8964 feet. The preservation of this stunning area is a joint effort between Larimer County, Agilent Technologies, Town of Estes Park, Estes Valley Land Trust, Great Outdoors Colorado, City of Loveland, Erion Foundation, City of Fort Collins, McWhinney Foundation, Town of Berthoud, and many more contributors . Recreation is managed by Larimer County Department of Natural Resources. Hermit Park Open Space's features include cabins, RV and tent camping, special events, reservable group use pavilion, hiking trails, wetlands, horseback riding, mountain biking and much more! The park is open March 1 to December 20, and some areas close seasonally. Entrance permits and camping fees are required.
Alerts and Important Information

Hermit Park specific notices:

  • Hermit Park is closed from December 20 to March 1, weather dependent. Reservations accepted year-round. For printable maps visit our website https://www.larimer.org/naturalresources/reservations/campgrounds .
  • Water is available seasonally at two locations - the entrance and the pavilion near Bobcat campground. Campers are strongly advised to bring their own water and fill their tanks before arrival. There are no showers. Vault toilets are available in campgrounds and at each camper cabin.
  • Maximum 2 tents are allowed at Hermit Park campgrounds. Only 1 tent at cabins if they fit on the site.
  • All food, beverages, toiletries, or other wildlife attractants must be stored in hard-sided containers, locked vehicles, or preferably in a bear-proof locker (where available). Trash must be placed in approved campground trash containers.

  • All Campsite Reservations:

  • Each reservation is for one camping unit per site. (A camping unit is defined as a wheeled unit used to sleep in such as RVs, 5th wheels, trailers, pop-ups, etc.) Second units are NOT allowed at any campsite or cabin, but additional ground tents are allowed. (Call 970-619-4570 with questions.)
  • 6 people maximum per campsite at Hermit Park campgrounds. The person making the reservation is responsible for ensuring all site occupants know and obey all regulations.
  • Check In: Noon at campsites (can check in later), 3 PM for cabins. Go directly to campsite after obtaining required park entrance permits (annual or daily). Check Out: 11 AM.
  • Same day camping reservations are allowed at the park during regular business hours ONLY. No walk up, after hours camping without a reservation.

  • Cancellations, Changes, Fees, and Rules:

  • Reservations can be updated or cancelled online by logging in through ReserveAmerica. Or call 1(800) 397-7795 to change dates, site info, add nights, etc.
  • No Shows: Reservations will be held for visitors whether they show up or not. Reservation holders must cancel in advance to release their campsites.
  • Reselling a campsite or other service provided by Larimer County is NOT ALLOWED and may result in fines.
  • Cancellation fee: $6.35 per site/per reservation will be charged to the customer. (At no time shall the customer be charged more to cancel the reservation than it would have cost to camp.)
  • Cancel 6 days or more prior to arrival - An applicable refund will be granted less cancellation fee and reservation fee.
  • Cancel 5 days or less prior to arrival - 1 night use fee plus cancellation fee and reservation fee.

  • Please check the Season Dates tab for annual updates on site availability.

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