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Thunder Ridge Campground

Capacity: 220 People
Elevation: 9,200 Feet (2867.8 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 22
Reservation Contact: National Reservation System: 877-444-6777
Reservation Remarks: An $8.65 fee per reservation will be charged.
Reservation Status: Accepted



Thunder Ridge Campground Reservations



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General Description

Thunder Ridge Campground has 21 camp sites at least 30 feet long. Three of the sites have been developed for people with disabilities (sites 8, 10 and 22). The elevation is 9,200 feet and the camping season begins in late May and continues through September. NOTE: There are no wheelchair-accessible toilets.

Camp sites in Thunder Ridge may be reserved through the national reservation system, by calling 1.877.444.6777. Reservations may be made up to 240 days in advance of your first night of arrival or as late as five days prior to your arrival. There is a two-night minimum stay for Meadow Ridge if reservations are made for either Friday or Saturday night. Facilities provided include tables, fire grates, drinking water, vault-type toilets and garbage collection.

Directions from Colorado Springs: Drive 18 miles west on Hwy 24 to Woodland Park. Turn right immediately before the McDonald's and drive approximately 3 miles to reach Rampart Range Road (Forest Road 300). Travel south a few miles then turn left on Forest Road 306. From there it is 2 miles to the campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Late May through September (NOTE: Opening and closing dates may vary depending on weather conditions. Facilities provided include tables, firegrates, drinking water, vault-type toilets, and garbage collection.) .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
single-unit campsite Call for Current Fee Facilities provided include ta



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Lovestocamp (Monument, CO)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: This is a great place to camp without any facilities except the vault toilets which are cleaner than most bathrooms I have been in. Clean fresh air, etc... Awesome hiking trails.
Conditions: Both times I have been there it was great weather.
Water Availability: We brought water with us but there is plenty of water there. The pipes had a leak somewhere but the camp hosts had a barrel full and would also come by in the morning and fill up whatever you need also.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Beautiful camping! Don't shy away from this one because you need shade. Although most of the pads are sunny, there is ample shade at each site. Sites are roomy and fairly private. This is an all around good campground.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Boat Launching Approx. 2 mi. to Rampart Reservoir; can also rent boats
No
ICON Boating Rampart Reservoir
Yes
ICON Family Camping Thunder Ridge Campground
Yes
ICON RV Camping Thunder Ridge Campground
Yes
ICON Tent Camping Thunder Ridge Campground
Yes
ICON Trailer Camping Thunder Ridge Campground
Yes
ICON Camping Thunder Ridge Campground
Yes
ICON Fishing Rampart Reservoir, Carroll Lakes, Nichols Reservoir
Yes
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Rampart Range Road, Northfield Road, Ormes Peak Road, Ensign Gulch Road, Beaver Creek Road, Power Line South Road, Power Line East Road
No
ICON Hiking & Walking Rainbow Trail, Schubarth Trail, Stanley Rim Trail, BPW Nature Trail, Rampart Reservoir Trail, Nichols Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Rainbow Trail, Schubarth Trail, Stanley Rim Trail, Rampart Reservoir Trail, Nichols Trail
Yes
ICON Animal Identification Rainbow Trail, Schubarth Trail, Stanley Rim Trail, BPW Nature Trail, Rampart Reservoir Trail, Nichols Trail
Yes
ICON Bird Identification Rainbow Trail, Schubarth Trail, Stanley Rim Trail, BPW Nature Trail, Rampart Reservoir Trail, Nichols Trail
Yes
ICON Mushroom Identification Rainbow Trail, Schubarth Trail, Stanley Rim Trail, Rampart Reservoir Trail, Nichols Trail
Yes
ICON Pine Cone Gathering Rainbow Trail, Schubarth Trail, Stanley Rim Trail, Rampart Reservoir Trail, Nichols Trail
ICON Plant Identification Rainbow Trail, Schubarth Trail, Stanley Rim Trail, Rampart Reservoir Trail, Nichols Trail
Yes
ICON Lakes & Reservoirs Rampart Reservoir
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Rampart Reservoir Trail
Yes
ICON Motorcycle Riding Rampart Range Road, Northfield Road, Ormes Peak Road, Ensign Gulch Road, Beaver Creek Road, Power Line South Road, Power Line East Road
No
ICON ATV Riding Rampart Range Road, Northfield Road, Ormes Peak Road, Ensign Gulch Road, Beaver Creek Road, Power Line South Road, Power Line East Road
No
ICON Canoeing Rampart Reservoir
Yes
ICON Viewing Interpretive Signs Wildcat Wayside Overlook, Pike View Overlook
No



Related Activities
Boatmans Family Picnic Ground - Boatman's Picnic Ground is located in the Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area 4.2 miles east of Woodland Park. This site offers a plethora of outdoor recreation opportunities on land and water.

BPW Nature Trail - BPW Nature Trail (#712) was a project of the Business and Professional Women and is an interpretive trail designed for wheelchairs with signing in Braille.

Dikeside Boat Launch - Dikeside Boat Launch is located on the eastern shore of Rampart Reservoir. A variety of recreation opportunities on and off the water exist from this site.

Meadow Ridge Campground - Meadow Ridge Campground is located in the Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area 4.2 miles east of Woodland Park. This site offers a plethora of outdoor recreation opportunities on land and water.

Promontory Family Picnic Ground - Promontory Picnic Ground is located in the Rampart Reservoir Recreation Area 4.2 miles east of Woodland Park. This site offers a plethora of outdoor recreation opportunities on land and water.

Rainbow Gulch Trailhead - Rainbow Gulch Trailhead serves the trails surrounding Rampart Reservoir. It is located on Rampart Range Road and allows users to access the reservoir area without paying the day-use fee.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Cripple Creek Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 650 , Cripple Creek, CO, 80813, Phone: 800-526-8777

Links to other sites:
Campground Reservations - Reserve your campground online here with reserveamerica.com

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