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Camping
Camping at the RMP campground is NOT free!

CAMPING FEES and "Overflow Coves" allowances
Rifle Mountain Park camping fee $10 per night per site unless otherwise posted. 2 cars maximum unless otherwise posted. Day Use or Annual Pass is required for camping at RMP.

Group area - 20 cars allowance, $60 per night, $100 damage deposit
"Overflow Coves" allowances:
Site #7 - 2 cars for $10 camping fee, each additional vehicle $10 camping fee, a maximum of 4 vehicles allowed.
Site #8 - 2 cars for $10 camping fee, each additional vehicle $10 camping fee, a maximum of 6 vehicles allowed.
Site #9 - 2 cars for $10 camping fee, each additional vehicle $10 camping fee, a maximum of 4 vehicles allowed.
Site #10 - 2 cars for $10 camping fee, each additional vehicle $10 camping fee, a maximum of 4 vehicles allowed.
Site #19 - 2 cars for $10 camping fee, each additional vehicle $10 camping fee, a maximum of 4 vehicles allowed.
Site #23 - 2 cars for $10 camping fee, each additional vehicle $10 camping fee, a maximum of 6 vehicles allowed.
Site #26 - 2 cars for $10 camping fee, each additional vehicle $10 camping fee, a maximum of 4 vehicles allowed.
Site #28 - 2 cars for $10 camping fee, each additional vehicle $10 camping fee, a maximum of 4 vehicles allowed.
Site #33 - 2 cars for $10 camping fee, each additional vehicle $10 camping fee, a maximum of 4 vehicles allowed.

Community House
Resident Fri-Sat $80, Sun-Thur $45 $200 Deposit
Non-Resident Fri-Sat $110, Sun-Thur $55 $200 Deposit

Be considerate of other climbers, share sites when nights become crowded.

Remove all your trash along with any other trash you find at the sites.

Do not camp in any other areas within Rifle Mountain Park boundaries.

If the RMP campground is full, climbers also camp in Forest Service lands. In the summer, "the meadows" offer cooler temps with great scenery - go farther up North on the main road for about a mile outside of Rifle Mountain Park and on the first big junction turn left in the direction of Coulter Lake Ranch. Ask local climbers about "the meadows" for more beta, there are many suitable meadows but they are also of interest for cows spending summers there. You may need high clearance car when it wet.

In the fall, with colder nights on higher elevations, Buffalo Flats (also called "the corral"), managed by BLM, offer a warmer stay for people sleeping in vans or trucks. No amenities or tent pads. Very muddy when wet. This pullout is just off the Grass Valley Road, not far from junction of roads 325 with 245 - it is about 5 miles down South from canyon entrance (State Fish Hatchery being at the entrance).