Description

Elks Campground is located at the north end of the park, with some of the campsites on the shore of the lake and others a very short walk away. With a plethora of spots to pick from and fishing, boating, hiking, and biking nearby, there really is something for everyone. True to its name, Elks is located on a broad prairie that’s home to elk (and eagles and hawks). This is some real John Denver shiz right here.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
50 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Showers available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Elks.

Beach
Desert
Lake
River, stream, or...
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The vibe at Elks

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Hipcamper Stephanie
Stephanie F.
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September 15th, 2018

This campground is amazing. On the high plains of Colorado, it makes for unbelievable stargazing. Shortly after a gorgeous sunset, the planets made their appearance and after midnight...what a show! The stars seemed so close you could touch them and the Milky Way - just wow! The campsite is perched above a reservoir that, although a bit mucky on the bottom this late in the season (mid-September), still made for a refreshing swim after a long day of travel.
The campground had clean restrooms with pay showers and a laundromat.
Nearby (same park) is a quieter campground that we will try on our next trip. Chimney View may lack trees and electricity, but it does have the same great views AND the bonus of prairie dog entertainment.

A gorgeous sunset from our site. Covered picnic tables at all sites
Park
North Sterling State Park
State
Colorado
Country
United States
Phone Number
(970) 522-3657
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
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Coordinates
40.792° N, 103.253° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 50 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)

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