South Meadows Campground is located in the Manitou Park Recreation Area north of Woodland Park. It has 64 camp sites to accommodate campers at least 30' long. The elevation is 8,000'. The camping season is year-round and the user fee is $12.00 per night per site. This campground has paved roads and pads. 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. 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 west on Highway 24 for 18 miles to Woodland Park. Turn right on to Highway 67 and travel north 7 miles to South Meadows Campground.
Normal Services Available:
January through December
(NOTE: South Meadows and Manitou Lake are open year-round. All areas have tables, fire grates, potable water, vault toilets and garbage collection.)