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You probably won’t find Leslie Knope here (cue sad sigh) BUT Pawnee Campground in Colorado shares the same spirit that Leslie would love! With pond fishing, canoeing, and hiking trails amongst the beautiful spruce and fir trees—wait actually keep an eye out for Ron Swanson; this seems right up his alley! There is much to explore in the beautiful campsite, you might just believe Continue reading...
You probably won’t find Leslie Knope here (cue sad sigh) BUT Pawnee Campground in Colorado shares the same spirit that Leslie would love! With pond fishing, canoeing, and hiking trails amongst the beautiful spruce and fir trees—wait actually keep an eye out for Ron Swanson; this seems right up his alley! There is much to explore in the beautiful campsite, you might just believe you stepped onto a television set.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
47
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No RV hookup
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
Wind sports
Surfing
Swimming
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Hipcamper Evan
No recommendation provided

The staff was so friendly and helped us get paid and oriented. Our site was quiet and clean and the previous campers left us some firewood. They did not sell any wood at the campground so pick some up in Ward. Access to Brainard Lake and the lakes beyond for hiking was the highlight for us.

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Hipcamper Tom
No recommendation provided

This might be the nicest campground in Colorado, at least in the loop that did not suffer the blow down from high winds. The campground itself is all newly redone. Sites are huge and clean with a bear box in each site. Accommodations from walk in tent sites to sites that have a 75 foot long parking spot. It is only a few hundred yards to Brainard Lake and the jewel that is the Indian Peaks Wilderness just past that. There is near endless hiking here with pristine alpine lakes and even access to the continental divide. You can't go wrong.

Hipcamper ELENA
No recommendation provided

Wonderful campground though not all sites are created equal - some are fully exposed (ie no tree canopy) and are very close to each other. I would highly recommend reserving the walk-in sites as the are more secluded and surrounded by trees.

The area around the campground is beautiful, and chock-full of hiking trails. Wildlife can often be spotted, whether a fox crossing the road, or a moose drinking water by Brainard Lake.

Park
Roosevelt National Forest
State
Colorado
Phone Number
970-295-6600
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
40.078° N, 105.57° W
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