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Camping at Lost Park Campground

Jefferson, Colorado

based on 2 reviews


Added by Ryan Mckinney

Great basecamp for backpacking trip into Lost Creek Wilderness. Easy access. Secluded.

This campground is a great spot to crash at before heading out on a backpacking trip through the Lost Creek Wilderness but serves as an amazing campground itself. The area immediately surrounding the campground is beautiful. There are 12 campsites that can accomodate two vehicles per site and each has a picnic table. The grounds have shared vault toilets.

The Lost Creek wilderness is one of the gems of the Front Range. Located from Highway 285 to the north (and where most people access the area) to highway 24 in the south. The Lost Creek wilderness in not nearly as visited as many other areas in the front range that boast higher mountains but do not let that fool you, the Lost Creek wilderness has a unique charm and beauty that can become addicting. Few summit baggers in Colorado would leave the summits of Bison Peak or McCurdy off their highlight list. There are several designated camping areas in the area but be aware, this is a wilderness area and additional regulations apply.

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Camping at Lost Park Campground Reviews

First come first serve at this rustic campground and we loved it! I have been camping since 6M old and love it. However, My Husband and 10M old Son had never been camping....ever! With the exception of staying in a rustic cabin in Michigan over Thanksgiving. Beautiful hour and half drive into Pike National Forest to the Campground and Walk in access points. So have your food, gas, ice, and wood stocked! We were one of two campers of the 12 sites and there were four cars from people hiking inPERFECT! Keep in mind we went on a Tuesday night. We chose site 10 with AMAZING views. However after two cold nights do to wind and cold mountain temps, we decided next time we may choose wind shelter over views. Overall we will be back. Oh! And the hiking was equally amazing although with a little one with us we didn’t venture far.

Finding campsites here in the summer on the weekends can be a battle against RV'ers and ATVs. Stake your claim early or be prepared for searching out a campsite if you're car camping.

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


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