How to Find the Best Camping Spot for Labor Day 2018 in Summit County, Colorado

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Once Summit County fills to the brim this Labor Day weekend, you’ll be wishing you could escape the crowds and head out of town to camp a bit.  There are plenty of campgrounds in the area, some allowing you to stay close to town while others will get you high up in the mountains and out of the hustle and bustle.  Here’s where you should camp this Labor Day weekend in Summit County, Colorado.

Lake Dillon

At the heart of Summit County lies Lake Dillon.  Between the jaw dropping views and many activities surrounding the lake, it’s a great place to set up camp for the weekend.  Campgrounds include Heaton Bya, Peak One, Prospector, Lowery, and Windy Point Group around the lake but they all require reservations, so planning ahead is a must.

Camping with an RV?

Tiger Run RV Resort

This RV campground operates 365 days a year and fills up fast so be sure to check this place out early. Tiger Run can accommodate RV’s 35 FT in length or shorter. They offer pull thru sites, swan river sites, standard, and clubhouse sites. For the deluxe sites which are going to be the blue river or club west these sites allow Class A motor homes 36 FT in length or longer. All sites have concrete pads with a grassy area, picnic tables, full water hookups, sewer, 30/50-amp electric service and heated water risers so you can stay all year round as well as free Wi-Fi service and cable at every site. Tiger Run also has a clubhouse for guests to use with a hot tub, pool, fitness center, game room, laundry &showers, and so much more.  Conveniently located between Frisco and Breckenridge, you won’t have to travel far to get to town.

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Prefer car or tent camping?

All three of the Peak One, Pine Cove, Lowry, Prospector, Windy Point, and Heaton Bay campgrounds are perfect for those camping out of their car or with a tent.  Situated along Lake Dillon, you’ll wake up to some of the best views and be close to Frisco, Dillon, and Breckenridge.  Some offer drinking water, toilets, and electrical hookups while others do not so do your research before heading over here so you know what to expect.

Get out of town for the night.

If camping around the Dillon Reservoir is packed you have quite a few options about 30 – 45 minutes outside of the city center.  Check out the Blue River Campground, Cow Creek South/North Campground, Cataract Creek Campground, and Willows Campground.   All of these are first come first serve with the exception of Cow Creek South which has reservations available.

Camping in Summit County Colorado

Disperse Camping in Summit County

Ditch the campground and find some solitude in the mountains at a dispersed camping area.  Venture out into the woods and set up your tent or hammock for the evening.

Two very important rules:

  1. Know the current fire restrictions in your area.
  2. Pack-in, pack-out.  Leave the campsite the way you found it when you first got there.

Popular dispersed camping in Summit County, Colorado

  • Miner’s Creek near Frisco
  • Boreas Pass in Breckenridge

Skip driving entirely and get a shuttle to the mountains for Labor Day.  You won’t regret having a bit of freedom once you get here without a car, and all you really need is a sleeping bag for your camping adventure.