You’ll find beautiful places to camp at Arkansas River KOA & Loma Linda Motel, Heart of the Rockies Campground and RV Park, Monarch Spur, Four Seasons RV Resort, Bighorn Park Campground and RV Resort, Buena Vista KOA, Banderas Bunkhouse, Sand Dunes Recreation, Wilderness Expeditions, and Chalk Creek Campground and RV Park.
Nearby San Isabel National Forest includes six distinct campgrounds, including two at O’Haver Lake and Chalk Lake, plus Mt. Princeton, Cascade, Collegiate Peaks and Monarch Park campgrounds. The San Isabel National Forest has lots of hiking trails, find details and maps.
The Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area features nine campgrounds with more than 135 campsites. Get daily park passes and camping permits at downtown Salida’s AHRA visitor center or at self-service dispensers at fee sites.
Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area Visitor Center/Bureau of Land Management, 307 W. Sackett Ave., Salida. Annual and daily passes, registrations, maps and guides to campgrounds and river access sites. Campgrounds are located at Riverside, Railroad Bridge, Ruby Mountain, Hecla Junction, Salida East, Point Barr, Rincon, Vallie Bridge and Five Points. www.cpw.state.co.us 719-539-7289
US Forest Service / Salida Ranger District, 5575 Cleora Road, Salida. Information pertaining to hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, 4-wheeling and camping.
Colorado Parks & Wildlife, 7405 W. Hwy. 50, Salida. Fishing and hunting licenses, park passes, online reservations. 719-530-5520 * http://cpw.state.co.us