South Meadows is a scenic and peaceful campground in the Lincoln National Forest near Woodland Park, Colorado. The campground's 64 sites are connected with paved roads, and campsites can accommodate RVs up to 36 feet. Up to eight campers can stay at single sites, and double sites fit 16 people. South Meadows is in the midst of several natural features and is close to plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. Your dog can come along to enjoy the campground with you, but make sure they're always on a leash.
South Meadows sits at an elevation of 8,000 feet, so you and your buddy should have no problem keeping cool, even in the height of summer. The campground is nestled in a forest of ponderosa pines, and just north of the area sits Manitou Lake. Each site at South Meadows has a picnic table and a campfire ring, but there are no hookups for RVs. Drinking water is available, and there's a camp host on-site if there's anything you need during your stay.
You and your dog can hike the 4.2-mile Centennial Trail during your stay. This accessible and easy path connects the South Meadows Campground to the Manitou Lake Picnic Area, which is a lovely place to visit for lunch. Off-road enthusiasts can utilize two OHV trail systems near the campground: Rainbow Falls and North Divide. Anglers can fish in Manitou Lake or Trout Creek, where you might also spot beavers. The town of Woodland Park is only five miles from the campground, and campers can head there for groceries, gas, restaurants, and shopping.
Quiet hours are enforced from 10 PM to 6 AM, and checkout time is at noon. The $23 fee for a single site includes parking for two cars or one RV, double sites cost $46, and a third vehicle is an extra $6 per night. Weekend campers must stay on both the Friday and the Saturday night, and if you're camping during a holiday weekend, a three-night minimum is required. South Meadows is a pawpular place to be, so reservations are always encouraged!