Riverside Campground lies across the road from the South Platte River, providing a scenic base camp for fishing, hiking, and rock climbing. The campground is tucked in the Eleven Mile Canyon, a delightful place to view polished granite walls surrounding the open valley of the river.
Wildlife is abundant in the surrounding areas, with opportunities to see elk, mule deer, chipmunks, and porcupines.
Riverside has large, open campsites at an elevation of 8,000 feet. The South Platte River flows on the other side of County Road 96. Eleven Mile Canyon was carved by the river and is bordered by polished gray granite cliffs. Downriver is the Eleven Mile Reservoir, spanning 3,405 surface acres and 5 miles in length.
Hard Rock Interpretive Trail, accessible from the campground, is a 1-mile self-guided interpretive walk that leads to an impressive overlook of the canyon. The trail explores the diverse life of the region and offers a chance to see plenty of wildlife and take photos of the sweeping views.
Rainbow, cutthroat and brown trout can be caught from the South Platte River. Benches along the river allow anglers to relax in comfort while waiting for fish to bite.
Riverside Campground offers 18 reservable campsites. Parking aprons are grass and gravel and can fit RVs up to 30 feet in length. Tent sites are walk-in only. Drinking water is from water pump and vault toilets are onsite.
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Please note that there is a $6 vehicle fee to enter Eleven Mile Canyon
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Lake George, turn off Highway 24 onto County Road 96. Follow the road for about one mile into Eleven Mile Canyon. Riverside Campground is located on the left side, not far from Eleven Mile Canyon entrance.