Connect with the ground beneath your feet and feel closer to the stars when you head off into the wilderness for a camping experience in Steamboat Springs and the Yampa Valley. Vast forests, glimmering lakes and scenic views offer the perfect setting for your tent or camper.
If you’re traveling with an RV, there are campgrounds for you in Steamboat Springs and outside of town at parks like Stagecoach State Park and Steamboat Lake State Park, both of which offer lakeside campsites that can serve as a home base for your adventures on the water.
The U.S. Forest Service lands surrounding Steamboat are home to a variety of camping options, ranging from remote and secluded to car camping-ready with amenities like restrooms and water hookups. These campgrounds make for the ideal escape into the mountains, and can serve as a starting point for mountain biking, hiking and horseback trail riding adventures.
State parks like Steamboat Lake and Pearl Lake offer convenient car camping, as do campgrounds along U.S. Highway 40 on Rabbit Ears Pass and Seedhouse Road in North Routt County.
The Zirkel and Flat Tops Wilderness Areas are pristine expanses accessible by backpacking only and offer days upon days of beautiful hikes. When the sun fades from the sky and your legs are starting to tire, set up your tent and lay down your head anywhere you’d like. Next to a high alpine lake or deep in a forest, you’ll feel more connected to nature than you’ve ever imagined. View All Camping Spots