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Happy Meadows Campground


Happy Meadows Campground is situated along the South Platte River near the Eleven Mile Reservoir and Eleven Mile Canyon. Excellent fishing, tubing, and hiking await visitors. Eleven Mile Canyon is rich in natural resources and historic significance. Originally called Granite Canyon, the towering gray walls rise 500 feet above the river.

Natural Features:

Campsites are a short walk to the lovely South Platte, a major tributary of the Platte River that runs through Colorado and Nebraska. As part of Pike Forest, Happy Meadows enjoys abundant and varied wildlife, seven peaks above 14,000 feet, called fourteeners, and miles of great trails.


World-class trout fishing is a major attraction on the South Platte. Visitors can also venture to Florissant Fossil Beds to view fossils and petrified redwoods. Eleven Mile Canyon and the Tarryall Valley offer scenic drives with impressive views. The Platte River Trailhead is also located a mile from the campground.


Happy Meadows offers seven reservable RV campsites. Drinking water from a water pump and a vault toilet is available.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Picnic Area
  • River Access
  • Self Pay Station
  • Vault Toilets
  • Visitor Center

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.03773, -105.6074
39°2'16"N, 105°36'27"W

From Denver and Colorado Springs, take I-25 to Highwy 24 west toward Woodland Park. At Lake George on US-24, turn north on County Road 77, also known as the Tarryall road. Travel about a mile and turn east on County Road 112. The campground will be on the right after about a mile.

CR 112
Lake George, CO

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$16 ($21 for buddy sites)