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Discover the best camping near Salida, Colorado

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A classic Colorado mountain town, Salida welcomes you to play outside at 7,000 feet. Soak in the hot springs, test your fly fishing skills on the Arkansas River, or make a splash whitewater rafting. Around Salida, RV parks are a popular summer camping option, with most hugging the river banks along Highway 50. If they're all filled up, more parks await a few miles away in Buena Vista and Poncha Springs. Rather make camp in the Colorado wilderness? Wake up to mountain views in San Isabel National Forest. Many forest service campgrounds have all the trimmings—Picnic tables, fire grates, tent pads, etc. You can find both RV and tent camping at O'Haver Lake—a weekend favorite in the national forest. Imagine rolling out your sleeping bag under groves of aspen and ponderosa pines at 9,200 feet. Just offshore, kick back with some fishing and canoeing. (Motorized boats are a no-go on this tranquil lake.) For more fun, view old railway ruins along County Road 200. If you're craving a little more outdoor action, pitch a tent at Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area. It's one of the biggest rafting and kayaking destinations in the USA. But, fun on the Arkansas River is just the beginning. From your campground, get stoked about gold panning, rock climbing, and mountain biking.

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