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Camping at Stillwater Campground

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Location and Access

Stillwater Campground is located within the Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests and near the Pawnee National Grassland in Colorado. It sits adjacent to Lake Granby, which is the third largest body of water in Colorado. The campground can be accessed by car via U.S. Highway 34. It's important to check the official Forest Service website or contact local rangers for road conditions and potential closures due to weather or maintenance before you visit.

Camping Facilities and Reservations

Stillwater Campground is a well-maintained facility with numerous campsites that can accommodate tents, RVs, and trailers. Many of the sites offer electric hookups, and amenities include:

  • Drinking water
  • Vault toilets
  • Picnic tables
  • Fire rings and grills
  • Trash collection

Reservations can typically be made online through the recreation.gov website or by calling the reservation hotline. Walk-up sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis, but reservations are recommended, especially during peak season.


Stillwater Campground offers a variety of recreational opportunities:

  • Boating and Fishing: With its proximity to Lake Granby, boating and fishing are popular activities. Anglers can expect to catch species like trout and kokanee salmon.

  • Hiking and Biking: There are numerous trails accessible for hikers and mountain bikers of varying skill levels, offering stunning views and wildlife watching opportunities.

  • Picnicking: Scenic picnic spots abound, with a background of the Continental Divide providing picturesque views.

Wildlife and Safety

The area is home to a diverse array of wildlife, including deer, elk, moose, and bear. It's essential to follow guidelines to keep food stored properly to avoid attracting animals. Always maintain a safe distance from wildlife and never feed the animals for your safety and theirs.

Weather and Seasonal Information

The camping season at Stillwater Campground typically runs from late May through September, depending on the weather. Nights can be cool, even in summer, so campers should be prepared for a range of temperatures. Always check the weather forecast before your trip and pack accordingly.

Fees and Regulations

There will be a nightly fee for camping which varies depending on the site and services available. Certain sites will also have additional fees for the electric hookups. Campers should be aware of fire restrictions, which can change rapidly depending on conditions. When fire bans are in place, campfires may not be allowed.

Conservation Efforts

The USDA Forest Service manages Stillwater Campground with an eye toward preserving natural resources. Campers are expected to follow Leave No Trace principles, which include packing out all trash, staying on designated trails, and respecting wildlife and plant life.

Contact Information

For the most current information, campers should contact the Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests Pawnee NG directly or visit the USDA Forest Service website. It's beneficial to have the latest updates, as conditions and regulations can change with little notice.

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