Texas Creek, CO Area Campgrounds

Texas Creek, CO Area Campgrounds
Campers looking for outdoor adventure could hardly do better than to pitch their tents near Texas Creek, Colorado. This little town on the Arkansas River is literally surrounded by national forests, state parks and wildlife conservation areas. The river itself offers whitewater rafting and fishing, and the surrounding forests and mountains offer nature watching, hiking, biking and climbing.

Sweetwater River Ranch

Located within the Texas Creek town limits, the 31-acre Sweetwater River Ranch offers a campground right on the banks of the Arkansas River. Most of the tent sites are walk-in sites located in a campground across the Arkansas and accessible by a foot bridge. All of these sites have fire rings and picnic tables, and the campground is serviced by showers and water taps. It also offers what are essentially backcountry campsites at more remote locations on the property. The ranch has a half mile of riverfront flowing through the property, offering immediate access to trout fishing. There are also hiking and biking trails in the area, as well as whitewater rafting opportunities. The campground is a good place to get out the binoculars and look for bighorn sheep or eagles.

Sweetwater River Ranch
24871 US Hwy 50 W
Texas Creek, CO 81223
(888) 793-3842
sweetwaterriverranch.com

Cotopaxi/Arkansas River KOA

The KOA of Cotopaxi offers the KOA chain's "kamping" mix of tent and RV sites, as well as one-room rental cabins. In addition, this KOA has a motel. The no-hookup, tent-friendly sites are all located along the banks of the Arkansas River. Camping facilities include a camp store with firewood and LP gas sales, showers and a coin laundry. Other amenities include a swimming pool, snack bar, miniature golf, free Wi-Fi access, recreation room, pet walking area and courts for basketball, shuffleboard and volleyball. On-site river fishing is available thanks to the campground's location right on the Arkansas River, and the campground is a short drive from San Isabel National Forest.

Cotopaxi/Arkansas River KOA
21435 US Highway 50
Cotopaxi, CO 81223
(719) 275-9308
koa.com/where/CO/06149/

Royal Gorge Jellystone Park Camp Resort

Part of a national chain of Yogi Bear-inspired campgrounds, the Royal Gorge Jellystone offers primitive, tent-friendly campsites in addition to RV sites and rental cabins. It also has showers, a camp store, outdoor swimming pool, spa, horseshoe pit, recreation hall and game room. The main advantage of the Royal Gorge Jellystone is its location on the intersection of US 50 and Route 9. Virtually every park, forest and conservation area in the vicinity can be reached off of one of those two roads.

Royal Gorge Jellystone Park Camp Resort
43959 US 50
Canon City, CO 81212
(800) 341- 4471
royalgorgejellystone.com

Royal View Campground

Set on a 50-acre property, Royal View Campground has a mix of RV and tent sites, as well as rental cabins. The tent campground is situated so each of the sites has a view of the impressive sight of the Royal Gorge Bridge, the world's highest suspension bridge. Every site has a picnic table and fire ring, and the camping facilities include a coin laundry, camp store and showers. The campground also has an outdoor swimming pool, courts for volleyball and basketball, horseshoe pits and miniature golf. The campground accepts pets, but these must be attended and kept on a leash at all times.

Royal View Campground
43590 W US Highway 50
Canon City, CO 81212
(719) 275-1900
royalviewcampground.com‎

Article Written By Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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