Last Minute Colorado Memorial Day Camping Options
It's not too late to go camping this Memorial Day weekend.
Sure, it's always best to pre-plan for a camping trip. Last minute trips usually mean forgetting important items you need like bug spray or your fishing pole. Even worse is not finding a place to pitch a tent.
Most campgrounds across the state are pretty much sold out. However, don't let that hold you back. There is still time to make it out to the "great outdoors" this Memorial Day weekend.
Forest Service land- The US Forest Service does have campsites available on a first-come, first-served basis. You may need to head out early on Friday, but if you do you may still be able to secure a spot this weekend. You may also try some of the less popular Colorado State Parks. Some offer limited first-come, first-served campsites.
Roughing It- Camping on US Forest Service land away from the crowds can be fun. But remember there will no amenities if you go this route. No picnic tables, drinking water, or toilets available. That means everything you pack in, you must pack out. Check the USDA Forest Service site before you head into the woods and make sure you're on land that's authorized for this type of camping.
Camp On Private Land- You may want to venture out a bit further than your backyard but private land camping is a real option. Perhaps, you have a friend or family member with land you can camp on? Have you heard of Hipcamp.com? You guessed it. It's like Airbnb for camping. There are cool places right here in Colorado on farms, ranches, vineyards, and game reserves where you can pitch a tent.
These are just a few ideas on how you can still make it out this weekend. Camping is still an option, even at this late a date. If all else fails, there's always the backyard.
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