Round Mountain Campground – Pike National Forest

Reservations:  Reservations are recommended.
Area Amenities:  Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
Fees:  $17 camping fee
Restrictions:  Max RV 35 feet. There are no hook-ups at this campground. No refunds for bad weather.
Closest Towns: Lake George
Water: No Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Canyon Enterprises
Information Center: South Park Ranger District 719 836-2031

Round Mountain is a small, rustic campground that sits just 6 miles from Lake George, 11 miles from the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument and 15 miles to Eleven Mile Reservoir. It is also within a short drive to hiking and biking trails, fly fishing, wildlife watching and birding.

I have not been to this campground for years but back in the day if you took your tent back into the wilderness camping was free. I am not sure if that is the case anymore, check with the South Park Ranger District at 719 836-2031 to see if that policy is still in effect. The last time I was there it had become very crowded with hikers and 4 wheelers.

Round Mountain Campground


My Personal Rating



  • Beautiful Scenery
  • Great Hiking Trails


  • Crowded in Peak Season
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