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Staunton is open year round. From high grassy creek fed meadows at 8,100' to waterfalls and soaring granite cliffs over 10,000', Staunton State Park's varied geology, soils, water features, and climate support rare and unexpected plant communities and a rich diversity of wildlife. Staunton's 3,800 acres offers a myriad of outdoor recreation opportunities.

With its diversity of pines, spruce, fir and aspen trees, each season is a delight for photographers and sightseers visiting the park. Over thirty miles of scenic trails invite you to explore the park's rare beauty. Camping, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, track chair programs for the disabled, bird watching, wildflowers, photography, geocaching, snow shoeing, cross country skiing and nature study are the park's main attractions. Staunton is home to an abundance of wildlife including moose, black bear, mountain lion, elk, deer, fox, coyotes, marmots, along with a variety of birds, and many raptors. Staunton currently offers 25 walk-in, tent camping sites reservation only. For more information, call the park at 303-816-0912. For current, real time park weather conditions visit Staunton's BloomSky station at: https://map.bloomsky.com/weather-stations/faBiuZWsp6S1q5ii . For more information about the park please visit the Staunton website: http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/Parks/Staunton/
Natural Features
Staunton State Park is a mosaic of low grasslands, rocky foothills, soaring granite cliffs, waterfalls (large and small), and lush stream corridors. The combination of more than 2000 feet elevation gradient, a broad variety of terrain and the presence of water features in the park has resulted in an extensive diversity of vegetation communities and wildlife.
Recreation
Staunton offers 30 miles of trails designated for hiking, mountain biking, equestrian and track chair recreation. Staunton also has three fishing ponds. The two Davis Ponds (2 mile RT hike)are regularly stocked with rainbow trout while the Elk Falls Pond (10 mile RT hike)has plenty of native brook trout. The Staunton Rocks climbing area offers more than 80 routes for climbing enthusiasts. The park's visitor's center offers nature interpretation and educational programs for everyone.
Facilities
Numerous vault toilets and portable restrooms are available throughout the park. In addition, the park has a large group picnic area, called Ranch Hand. Potable water is available at trailheads and at the group picnic area during the summer season.
Nearby Attractions
The small and eclectic mountain communities of Pine, Conifer, Bailey and Evergreen. Pike National Forest, Mount Evans Wilderness Area, nearby access to the Colorado Trail, The Sasquatch Outpost (Bailey), Horseback riding opportunities (Conifer), Colorado's longest zipline at Denver Zipline Tours (Conifer), Disc Golf in Conifer and Pine, Downtown shopping (Evergreen), Jefferson County Open Space Parks, Easy access to several 14,000' peaks.
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.
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.
Reservation fees DO NOT include parks pass entrance fees. All vehicles must have a valid parks pass in order to access the park. Annual passes may be purchased at the time of your reservation or online, by phone, at sales agents, or CPW offices and parks. Daily vehicle parks passes may be purchased upon arrival at the park.
All campsites at Staunton State Park are hike-in only. There is no RV camping at this time.

Payment of Fees

All camping and reservation fees must be paid in advance of occupancy or use of park facilities. Campers are responsible for all fees related to this policy. If you have any questions about reservations, please call the ASPIRA Call Center at (800) 244-5613.

Beginning July 1, 2023, all Full Hookup, Cabin, Yurt, and Electric site types will be subject to a Lodging Tax per the Department of Revenue. This tax is paid to the county in which the park is located and is not retained by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Reservation fees DO NOT include parks pass entrance fees. All vehicles must have a valid park pass in order to access the park. Annual passes may be purchased at the time of your reservation or online, by phone, at sales agents, or CPW offices and parks. Daily vehicle and individual/walk-in park passes may be purchased with cash or check (self-serve, no attendant) upon arrival at the park.
NO-SHOW Policy
If you do not arrive to the park within 24 hours of your scheduled check in time and do not notify the park that you will be arriving late, your site may be resold and may not be available when you arrive. The fees for any nights passed are non-refundable.

Changes and Cancellations
  • Cancellations or changes may be made online 24 hours a day 7 days a week, or through the Aspira Call Center at 1-800-244-5613.
  • Reservations where one or more dates fall outside of the 6-month booking window are frozen for 14 days.
  • Cancellations:
    • If the cancellation is made 28 days or more prior to the arrival date, 25% of the fee for 1 night or day-use permit will be retained
    • If the cancellation is made 8-27 days prior to the arrival date, 50% of the fee for 1 night or day-use permit will be retained.
    • If the cancellation is made 7 days or less prior to the arrival date, 100% of the fee for 1 night or day-use permit will be retained.
    • If a reservation is cancelled at any time after the arrival date, any nights prior to the cancellation are NON-REFUNDABLE
  • Changes:
    • If a change in the reservation is made 28 days or more prior to the arrival date, 10% of the fee for one night or day-use permit will be retained.
    • If a change in the reservation is made 8-27 days prior to the arrival date, 15% of the fee for one night or day-use permit will be retained.
    • If a change in the reservation is made 7 days or less prior to arrival, 20% of the fee for one night or day-use permit will be retained.
    • If the change in the reservation dates is made between the day after the arrival date and the departure date, the fees for any nights or days passed are NON-REFUNDABLE.
    • There is no additional fee to add days to a reservation.
    • The reservation holder is responsible for any difference in use fees.
  • Customers who wish to receive a refund outside of these rules will need to contact the park at which they have the reservation directly.
  • 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)!
  • If the original reservation was made directly with the park, any refunds resulting from changes/cancellations will be issued via personal check and may take up to 90 days from the date of the change/cancellation to be processed.

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.

The campground's quiet time is from 1000-0600 daily. No fires are allowed. Staunton State Park is black bear habitat. All tent sites have large bear proof boxes available for use. Always store all food, food serving items, and even clothing that might smell of food inside the bear boxes provided at each campsite.

Please use www.cpwshop.com to make, cancel, or change reservations or make any license, pass, or retail purchases. ReserveAmerica.com has limited functionality for CPW customers.

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.

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.
Notes

Please practice Leave No Trace principles!

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Others

    For more information: https://lnt.org/why/7-principles/
  • Staunton State Park camping trips are easy to plan with ReserveAmerica. Staunton State Park campground reservations can be made online. Click one of the links below to see available campsites at Staunton State Park or day pass availability.