Camping in Buena Vista, Colorado.

Buena Vista, Colorado Camping

Car camping in Buena Vista, Colorado at River Runners Riverside Rafting Resort on the Arkansas River.

There is no better way to experience the natural beauty of the Colorado Rockies than camping in Buena Vista, Colorado. This authentic mountain town is located in the Upper Arkansas River Valley and is surrounded by majestic 14,000 foot peaks. The Arkansas River runs along the eastern edge of town and offers a wide range of white water rapids – from family-friendly to extreme. Popular summer activities in Buena Vista, Colorado include white water rafting, mountain biking, horseback riding, ATV touring, hiking, mountaineering, hot spring soaking, and more.

Choose from a number of camping options near Buena Vista, Colorado. Whether you are looking for an established RV park, private campgrounds like the KOA, or secluded campgrounds on National Forrest, Bureau of Land Management, or Colorado State Park land – there is no shortage of camping in Buena Vista, Colorado.

One of the more unique campgrounds near Buena Vista, Colorado is River Runners Riverside Rafting Resort, just south of Buena Vista on the banks of the Arkansas River. This catch and release fishing property has three large group sites available along the river with picnic tables and fire pits. Each site is $50 and can accomodate 10-25 campers. Amenities include hot shower and bathroom facilities, a sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, and a Riverside Bar and Grill that serves Baha-style food, handmade cocktails, and local beers on tap.

Book a River Runners white water rafting trip and enjoy our private beach and access point to the Arkansas River.

Space is limited, so advanced reservations are recommended. Sites and rafting trips start filling up in fall and winter for the summer season.

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