Rocky Mountain National Park


The camping limit park-wide is seven days, June through September; Longs Peak campground (tents only) has a three-day limit. The campgrounds fill early each day in summer. Quiet hours are 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. There are no showers or recreational vehicle connections in any campground. Pump stations are at Moraine Park, Glacier Basin, and Timber Creek. Telephones are at Moraine Park, Glacier Basin, Timber Creek, and Aspenglen.

Wood fires are permitted only in fire grates in campgrounds and picnic areas. Permits are required for fires outside these areas. Wood gathering is prohibited. Firewood bundles are sold at the campgrounds. Pets are permitted in the campgrounds on a leash shorter than six feet (two meters).

Complete services are available at Estes Park, east of the park, and at Grand Lake to the west. Reservations for Moraine Park and Glacier Basin family camping, and Glacier Basin Group Area are available during the summer. For backcountry camping and bivouac climbing permits and information, contact the park's backcountry office.

To make a campground reservation, call 800-365-CAMP (2267).

Reservation Hours of Operation

Daily: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Time
7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pacific Time
Reservation Center CLOSED Christmas and New Year's Day.

If you are calling from outside the U.S. or Canada, please dial 301-722-1257. The TDD number for the hearing-impaired is 888-530-9796.

The National Park Reservation Service (NPRS) and the National Park Service (NPS) have implemented a reservation window to make booking your camping reservations more convenient. On the 15th of each month, campers will have access to an entire month of available start dates—up to three months in advance (see schedule below)—except Katmai National Park. You may book reservations as late as one day prior to arrival, subject to availability.

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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