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ATTENTION : Meadow Ridge is available for reservations beginning 6/26/13. For those not familiar with the area, please note there was a large fire in 2012 that burnt the southeast side of the campground and visible fire damage is within the campground and the scenery. Reserve at your own discretion.

MEADOW RIDGE, CO

part ofPSICC, US Forest Service
Photo: MEADOW RIDGE
Status: Closed through Thu May 01 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Located about 10 miles from the town of Woodland Park, Colorado, Meadow Ridge Campground is pleasantly situated on a ridge above the Rampart Reservoir. Here, campers have access to prime fishing and a selection of mountain biking and hiking trails.

The campground is in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, due north of the popular Pikes Peak. The peak has an altitude of 14,110 feet and was first climbed in 1820. Its claim to fame is that it is America's easternmost peak over 14,000 feet.

Natural Features:

Sitting in a ponderosa pine forest at 9,200 feet, the 19-site campground overlooks the Rampart Reservoir. The surrounding terrain includes a mix of grass meadows, spruce, Douglas fir and aspen.

Recreation:

Rainbow and mackinaw trout are plentiful in the renowned fishing reservoir and hikers enjoy the trails in the area. Rampart Reservoir Trail and Nichols Reservoir Trail are both worth exploring. Rampart Reservoir Trail extends for 14 miles and is open to mountain biking.

The dam and boat ramp are closed in 2013. No power boats may launch at Rampart Reservoir. Only hand-carried canoes or kayaks may be used on Rampart Reservoir in 2013.

Facilities:

Most campsites are nicely shaded with a grassy understory, and have limited privacy from other sites. Drinking water, picnic tables, campfire rings and two accessible vault toilets are provided for campers. At sites 6,7,10,14,16 and 18, the picnic table and campfire ring are below the road, and steps must be used to reach them. Firewood can be purchased onsite.

Nearby Attractions:

Take the kids on a tour of the U.S. Air Force Academy or explore the quaint town of Green Mountain Falls. While there, ask the locals about the place they nicknamed Kermit the Frog Mountain.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Biking
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Self Pay Station
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
Know Before You Go
  • Be bear aware; keep all food out of sight in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from area after eating.
  • This is a high elevation facility, please use caution when traveling from lower elevations.
  • No gas powered boats may launch at Rampart Reservoir in 2013. The boat ramp and dam are closed. Only hand-carried canoes or kayaks may be used.
  • Limit two vehicles or one RV per single site; a $5 nightly fee is charged for additional vehicles.
  • Please check in with host upon arrival.
  • This facility has first-come, first-served sites.
  • Click here for more information on Pike and San Isabel National Forests.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing organisms by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.9775, -104.98472
38°58'39"N, 104°59'5"W

From Colorado Springs, drive west on Highway 24 for about 24 miles to Woodland Park. Turn north on Baldwin (which becomes Rampart Range Road). Drive about 2 miles to Loy Creek Road, turn right, and then take another right on FDR 300 (Rampart Range Road). Follow signs. Rampart Reservoir entrance is about 4 miles further on the left.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

MEADOW RIDGE
PIKES PEAK RANGER DISTRICT
COLORADO SPRINGS CO 80903

Phone Number:

Information: (719)636-1602
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