Camping is a budget-conscious vacationer’s dream! Camping on a budget can be quite easy. In Colorado, we are lucky enough to have so many beautiful campgrounds, in some of the most beautiful state and federal parks in the country. If you are on a budget, camping is one of the best ways to get away and refresh yourself without breaking the bank!
Camping on a Budget – Campsite Costs
Camping fees for campgrounds in Colorado are usually $10-$20 per night. This may be in addition to entrance fees but those tend to be in the $10 area. Usually, camping requires an initial investment for gear. However, if you’re able to borrow some equipment, you can cut that cost down quite a bit, and just . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: How to Go Camping on a Budget
Getting lost while camping is one of the worst things that can happen. Even in an area you frequently visit or on open terrain, you may still become lost or disoriented and should always be prepared for it. All too often campers and other outdoor enthusiasts find themselves getting lost while camping in an area they are familiar with. It is very important to be prepared for the possibility and have vital survival gear with you. It can literally mean the difference between life and death.
Things to Pack that May Save Your Life
There are a few things that everyone engaging in outdoor activity should carry on their person—in a day pack, backpack, or even in the pockets of your jacket or cargo pants. Just a few . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: What To Do When Getting Lost While Camping
Enjoy a free National Park Weekend now! The Free National Park Weekend is from February 14th through the 16th. This weekend is to honor Presidents Day and the National Parks are offering free entrance to those that normally have a fee. Many National Parks are always free to enter. Only about a one third of America’s National Parks even require a fee.
Free National Park Weekend Entry Only
This Free National Park Weekend does not normally apply to campground reservations or other paid for activities inside the National Park. Check your local National Park as they may have other deals or activities going on during this Free National Park Weekend for Presidents Day.
Which national park will claim . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Free National Park Weekend for Presidents Day
Have you ever wanted to have a say in the direction that Colorado Parks and Wildlife takes during the year? Now is your chance! Colorado Parks and Wildlife is looking for input from Coloradans about what they would like to see from them this year. Now is your chance to let them know what you would like to see in all the great camping areas in Colorado.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife 2015 Strategic Plan Help shape the path of Colorado Parks & Wildlife’s future
Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is kicking off a public comment period to inform the development of the 2015 Strategic Plan. Your input is vitally important to this process. We want your help designing a strategic vision . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Colorado Parks and Wildlife 2015 Planning
Reserve your campsite now as camping season approaches! With the recent stretch of unseasonably warm weather in Colorado, we are reminded that camping season is just around the corner. Though it may be a couple of months before most campers get out into the beautiful Colorado wilderness, it is not too early to start planning your camping season trips or reserve campsites! In fact, many campgrounds are already taking camping reservations. If you already know where you want to go camping this season, you might want to check your favorite campground and reserve your favorite campsite now.
The normal camping season in Colorado is Memorial Day through Labor Day. Most campgrounds only take reservations during this time frame. If you plan to go camping outside of this . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Reserve Campsite as Camping Season Approaches
This is the Colorado Fish Stocking reports from 2014. I have added this page so we can see the history of stocking in 2014 if for any reason it is needed.
Rainbow Trout – Rainbows can be found in most mountain lakes and streams, as well as many plains reservoirs. Saugeye – This hybrid of walleye and sauger has been stocked into reservoirs throughout the eastern plains of Colorado since the 1980s. Channel Catfish – Channel cats are native to eastern Colorado and have been stocked in warmer rivers and reservoirs throughout the state. Smallmouth Bass – Introduced to Colorado in 1951, small-mouth have been stocked in warm- and cool-water reservoirs and lakes in many parts of the state. Fish Stocking Areas in Colorado – . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Fish Stocking Reports for Colorado 2014 – Archive
Black Friday is a great time to score some really good deals on camping gear and equipment. We often put camping and other summer activities out of mind during the winter, but the reality is that now is the best time to get camping gear for yourself and others. Whether you’re grabbing the deals on this year’s hot camping gear during Black Friday or looking ahead to the new camping gear that is just coming out, Black Friday shopping is a great time to get that great camping gear cheap!
Here are some of the best Black Friday deals for camping that we like here at Camp Out Colorado.
Check out Outdoorplay.com . . . → Read More at Camp Out Colorado: Black Friday Camping Deals