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Colorado RV Camping – Central City

These Colorado RV camping maps are provided to assist you in finding RV camping locations near Central City. Locations displayed are approximate, and are offered only as a guide and should not be used for navigation. Public lands are administered by USA and state government departments, and you should consult with the local public land management office for specific RV camping and access information if you are unsure of local policies.

To find free RV camping sites near Central City, you need good maps. We recommend Colorado Benchmark Road and Recreation Atlas as a great paper recreation resource.

Central City Location

The following map show the location of Central City. Free RV camping is permitted on public lands managed by the USDA Arapaho National Forest. Central City was once referred to as the “Richest Square Mile On Earth” because of the rich gold deposits that were found in the area. Today, Central City is experiencing growth from gambling and tourism. There is a commercial RV park in town, but the nearest RV supplies are available at Idaho Springs. Numerous outdoor recreation opportunities such as camping, hiking, and back road exploration are available.

Central City RV Camping

Free Colorado RV Camping Location

Free RV camping is permitted just west of Central City and only 1/2 mile beyond the USDA Forest Service Columbine Campground. The campground itself offers water, trash, vault toilets, fire rings, and picnic tables. There is a fee for campground use, and most campsites are reservable. Just beyond the campground on both sides of the road, numerous dispersed RV camping sites are located.


USDA Arapaho National Forest

Dispersed RV camping (boondocking) is permitted on lands managed by the USDA Arapaho National Forest. This map shows the general area of Arapaho National Forest. Official Forest Service Recreation Page.

Arapaho National Forest

The location map images for finding RV camping locations near Central City Colorado are derived from DeLorme Topo 6.0 Software and used with their exclusive permission.

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Federal Public Land
RV Camping Information

US Forest Service - USFS
Describes USFS policies and rules about RV camping. Information about dispersed camping, and tips on how to find great free RV camping sites.

National Park Service (NPS)
General information about RV camping in US National Parks. With campgrounds in the most historic and scenic places in the country, the NPS offers some of the best places for RV camping.

US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE/COE )
USACE (perhaps better know as COE) manages water recreation areas throughout the USA. Information about finding Corps managed lakes, RV camping rules and policies for use of these water based recreation areas is included.

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