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Moraine Park Museum Campground

Elevation: 8,150 Feet (2540.5 Meters)
Length of Stay: 7 Days
Number of Sites: 247
Reservation Status: Accepted Reservations accepted for the summer months, 5 months in advance. Call 1-800-365-2267.
Usage: Heavy

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General Description

Moraine Park Visitor Center
Copyright: - US National Park Service
Moraine Park Visitor Center
Moraine Park Campground is located on the east side of the Park, off Highway 36, west of the town of Estes Park. It is the largest campground in the Park. Several trailheads can be accessed nearby. The campground stays open year round with limited services. Reservations are accepted during the summer months.

FACILITIES: Moraine Park has 247 campsites. Facilities include tables, fire rings, public telephones, toilets and a dump station. Firewood, drinking water and ice are available during the summer months.

Directions from Estes Park: Follow Highway 36 west toward the Beaver Meadows Entrance Station. Just west of the Entrance Station turn left toward Moraine Park and follow the signs to the campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round (NOTE: Firewood, water and ice are only available during the Summer months.) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
camping, single unit Call for Current Fee during the summer months, when

Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Chris G. (Gastonia, NC)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: A pleasant campground in a nice meadow with a lot varying campsites. Can get crowded during the season. Not a lot of privacy, except in selected few campsites (which fill up first, of course)
Conditions: Visited in the fall (October). Be advised that the elk will come right up to you campsite, and they can keep you awake at night.

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Moraine Park Museum Campground
ICON Fishing
ICON Hiking & Walking There are several nearby trails.
ICON Viewing Interpretive Sites Moraine Park Museum and Interpretive Trail.
ICON Scenic Driving Trail Ridge Road

Related Activities
Cub Lake Trail - A park favorite, this hike to a mountain pond travels through woods that blaze with color in the fall. It is often accessible for hiking year-round.

Fern Lake Trail - This trail begins at the end of Moraine Park Road and leads to The Pool, at the confluences of Spruce and Fern Creeks with the Big Thompson River. It is a good winter hike.

Moraine Park Visitor Center - The Moraine Park Museum is located off the Bear Lake Road, at the east end of Moraine Park. It offers interpretive exhibits and is wheelchair accessible.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Headquarters: Rocky Mountain National Park, 1000 Highway 36 , Estes Park, CO, 80517-8397, Phone: 970-586-1206, Fax: 970-586-1256, TTY: 970-586-1319


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