Crow Valley Recreation Area is set in the Pawnee National Grassland, a very popular site with bird enthusiasts. Over 200 species can be found in the area. Hiking and star gazing are favorite activities in this remotely located campground.
Crow Valley Recreation Area contains four types of sites: a family campground, group overnight sites (Hawk, Plover and Lark), a group picnic area and an educational site (EDU). Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.
Each family site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring.
The group overnight sites can be reserved separately or together. Picnic tables and a campfire circle form a common area at each site. Tent pads are arranged around each common area. Parking is adjacent to each site. These sites have very little shade.
The group picnic area can accommodate up to 200 people for day-use. It includes a lighted, covered shelter with several electrical outlets, 31 tables and a large barbeque grill.
The Steward J. Adams Educational Site is accessible and can accommodate up to 100 people for overnight or day-use. It includes a three-sided covered shelter with electrical outlets and tables.
The Group OVERNIGHT Sites at Crow Valley are now open for booking. (There is NO WATER on site this season.)
The Group DAY USE and the SJ Adams sites at Crow Valley have a much higher capacity and are still closed until the group size increases according to state guildelines. We do not know when that might happen.
Check here for any updates.
There will be no water at Crow Valley for 2021. Please bring all the water you will need with you. Fees have been lowered.
GROUP SITES: the number of people allowed is dependent on state and local guidelines at the time of your stay. This number may change in either direction prior to your stay. Stay informed on large group numbers.
State guidelines require masks to be worn in large groups.
Group sites are open. Those using them must follow county, state, and federal guidelines for outdoor group use. This includes maintaining social distancing standards and wearing masks.
Crow Valley sits at an elevation of 4,800 feet. Cottonwood and elm trees dot the landscape, providing pleasant shade in the family campground. However, the group campsites have little to no shade. Short grass prairie surrounds the recreation area.
The Pawnee National Grassland sits east of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Eroding creek drainages crisscross the area. Elevations range from 4,375 feet on the prairie to 5,685 feet.
The campground is within driving distance from both the east and west units of Pawnee National Grassland and the Pawnee Pioneer Trails Scenic Byway, a 128-mile route through wide-open terrain studded by the towering Pawnee Buttes.
Birding, exploring nature trails, viewing wildlife and star gazing are popular activities at Crow Valley. A volleyball court, horseshoe pit and ball field are available.
The Lee and Dorothy Rhoads Farm Implement Museum is located within the recreation area. The collection of tools, donated by the descendants of homesteaders, can help one imagine what life was like in pioneer days.
PAWNEE NATIONAL GRASSLAND PO BOX 386 AULT CO 80610
For campground inquiries, please call: (970) 834-9270
From Ault, Colorado, at the intersection of US Hwy 85 and Colorado State Hwy 14, take Colorado State Hwy 14 east for 22.7 miles, then take Weld County Road 77 north for 0.3 mile.