Painted Rocks Campground is located in the Manitou Park Recreation Area north of Woodland Park. It has 18 camp sites to accommodate campers at least 30 feet long. The elevation for the site is 7,800 feet. The camping season begins in May and continues through September. The user fee for Painted Rocks is $10.00 per night per site. All areas have tables, fire grates, potable water, vault toilets and garbage collection.
Many of the visitors to these campgrounds use them as a base from
which they visit the many attractions in the area which range from Pikes
Peak to the Air Force Academy to the Garden of the Gods. Manitou Lake is a 34-acre reservoir where the entire family can enjoy fishing and hiking. Motorboats and swimming are not permitted, because of the easy access to this area and its popularity. Fishing occurs year-round in the reservoir along with Trout Creek for those who prefer stream fishing. An asphalt-surfaced bicycle trail #699, approximately 4.2 miles long connects all of the campgrounds and the picnic ground; an enjoyable event for kids of all ages.
RV dump station located at Pike Community Group Area has both potable and non-potable water. It may be closed down after Labor Day. Painted Rocks campground closes by the end of September. South Meadows and Manitou Lake are open year-round. This area gets heavy use during spring, summer, and fall; light use during winter.
Directions from Colorado Springs: Drive 18 miles west on Highway 24 to Woodland Park. Turn north on Highway 67 for 7 miles. Turn left on to Forest Road 340, and drive 1/4 mile to Painted Rocks Campground.
Normal Services Available:
May through September
(NOTE: Painted Rocks campground closes by the end of September. South Meadows and Manitou Lake are open year-round. All areas have tables, fire grates, potable water, vault toilets and garbage collection.)