Pickle Gulch is a group campground with just six spots in Black Hawk, Colorado within the Lincoln National Forest. Each site at this tent-only campground can accommodate between 15 and 30 people, and the day-use picnic area fits up to 150 people. You'll have great views of the surrounding forest of aspen and pine trees from your spot, but the campground itself doesn't have many trees, so you won't get much shade. Pickle Gulch is a dog-friendly, but make sure your dog is always on a leash if they're not in your tent and be sure to clean up after them.
Each spot at Pickle Gulch has campfire rings, picnic tables, and tent pads. There are no water or electric hookups at the campsite, but vault toilets and drinking water are available. You'll have to walk from the parking area to your campsite, but the on-site host has wheelbarrows for guests to haul their equipment easily. Guests are permitted to gather their own firewood around the campsite, or they can purchase it from the host. (Please do not bring your own.)
The day-use area surrounding the campground has lots of fun activities to keep campers of all ages busy. Kids will enjoy the playground, and there are also volleyball courts and horseshoe pits on the grounds. Anglers can check out several fishing holes, lakes, and rivers within the forest, and there is a variety of hiking, biking, and ATV trails around the campground. If you'd like to take a scenic drive with your pet, check out Highways 119 and 72, where you'll find the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway.
This campground is in bear country, so be sure to exercise caution with disposing of waste and storing food. Sites 1-5 can accommodate between eight and 30 guests, and these sites go for $66 a night. The sixth site fits between one and 15 people for $50 a night. If you'd like to use the group picnic area, fees range from $88 to $187. This pawsome campground doesn't accept walk-ins, so be sure to book your spot in advance!