Camping at Brainard Lake

Pawnee Campground

Activities

Camping, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Summer

Added by

Eric Schuette

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake

Beautiful mountain lake. Nice camp sites. Lots of wildlife - a growing moose population.

Pawnee Campground has 47 sites for suited for tents, RVs, or trailers with eight that are walk in and tent only. These can fill up quick so get there early if you don't have a reservation, which can be tough to come by but will be well worth it.

Brainard Lake has been one of the most popular hiking destinations in the front range for but more recently has become more popular as a camping destination. Anyone who has spent time there would be able to quickly explain why, it has access to some of the most beautiful areas in all of the front range, some very popular/beautiful summits, has among the most vibrant summer wildflower displays in Colorado, and is home to a growing moose population. A fee does apply unless you have one of several National Lands passes, enquire as to the current status of the passes as well as road conditions.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $385/night

The Woods

Frisco, Colorado

From $145/night

The Greens

Frisco, Colorado

From $168/night

Copper Springs

Frisco, Colorado

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

I prefer this area over nearby RMNP. Less crowds, beautiful trails, and dog friendly.

Activities

Camping, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Summer

Added by

Eric Schuette

Nearby Adventures

Adventure

Hike to Mitchell Lake

Adventure

Hike to Blue Lake

Adventure

Hike Pawnee Pass and Pawnee Peak

Adventure

Hike Shoshoni Peak

More Nearby Adventures

Tours

More Tours

Related Stories

destinations

8 Bucket List Canyoneering Adventures in Southern Utah

It's cold, rainy and windy at home, which means I'm daydreaming about Southern Utah.

how-to

Senate Passes Historic Public Lands Package

This is great news, but we still need you to take action!

chillin

Baja for the Holidays 2018 Spotify Playlist

Because no road trip is complete without an epic playlist.

More Stories