8.5 Excellent
Nathrop, Colorado

Cascade Campground

Nathrop, Colorado

11430 Co Rd 197A
Nathrop, Colorado 81236
Phone: (719) 539-3591

Sites: 20
Recent Rate: $10 6/2015

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Latitude: 38.711476239592
Longitude: -106.2453378447
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

6 Reviews

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Review Count: 68
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great forest service park. It has large sites and some privacy. The camp host was very nice. While some big rigs can get in here there are probably only 5 you can get into. With our 32 RV and LWB crew cab truck, the angle and narrow road made it tough to get into our site. We enjoyed this park and will come again. We camped at Cascade Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Cascade is on the popular Chalk Creek Canyon. It is a typical National Forest Service campground in this area, with developed camp sites, vault toilets, and water available. All three Forest Service developed campgrounds appear suitable for RVs, but traffic noise from the county road is a problem. The road leads to the ghost town of St. Elmo (worth a visit), and lots of areas allowing ATVs so the road was busy from very early morning until after dark. Cascade campground is very pretty with lots of trees and great views of the canyon walls/cliffs. Chalk Creek is on the other side of the road from the campground. Sites are well spaced. We like Cascade the best of the three campgrounds because of the abundance of trees. There is plenty to do in the area, including Mt. Princeton Hot Springs and river rafting and fishing on the Arkansas River. Mountain town of Salida is fairly close by. We camped at Cascade Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful campground in the National Forest. Price reflects Golden Age Pass. The campground is very clean and quiet. Site was large enough for our 36ft fifth wheel. We stayed 5 nights. We enjoyed our stay and would stay here again, if in the area. We camped at Cascade Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 80
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the most beautiful Forest Service campgrounds you will ever stay in. And everyone in Colorado knows this place, so you'd better make reservations. Not sure how to answer the "pet friendly" question. Yes, the locals do love pets -- for dinner! Keep yours leashed, don't let it outside at night, and don't leave food lying about your campsite. We camped at Cascade Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 80
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Ditto to what the reviewer before me said. Of the three USFS campgrounds near Chalk Lake, this is our favorite. We spent one night on our way home from a trip and it was the perfect Last Night of a trip. Will stay there again if we can get in. We camped at Cascade Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 111
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice NFS campground 16 miles SW of Buena Vista. Take Highway 285 south to County Rd 162. Go 8.5 miles on the paved CR 162. Campground will be on the left just past Chalk Creek NFS CG. Cascade fills almost every night so reservations are needed. There are 2 other NFS campgrounds on CR 162. Cascade, in my opinion, has the largest and most private sites. Again this is a NFS campground. There are no hook ups, no showers, no dump and vault toilets. This campground has water but you have to pump it which is a task. Better fill your fresh water tank before arrival. You can't fill it in the campground unless you have a bucket and funnel. There are private campgrounds with dump sites on Hwy 285. Just ask the hosts. Hosts are wonderful. There is plenty to do in the area besides fishing and hiking. There is rafting, horseback riding and hot springs nearby. We camped at Cascade Campground in a Tent.

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