Flickr album link: Prairie Point Campground
One of the better Rocky Mountains National Park touring ideas is to plan on camping around the outskirts of the park. The reason why has to do with extreme overcrowding during the summer season, especially around holiday weekends. For those who meander and make no reservations, camping in the surrounding national forests will likely be the only choice. This is where the White River National Forest campgrounds like Prairie Point come into play. In this case, the setting is so picturesque that the Prairie Point Campground may even takeover as the primary destination.
The Prairie Point Campground is located on Colorado Highway 9 north of Silverthorne. Stocking up heavy in the big city is best to do, since the conveniences of civilization become fewer and further between the deeper one goes into the national forests. Packing aquatic equipment and fishing gear will be necessary too, since Prairie Point is situated next to the Green Mountain Reservoir, which is a large navigable body of water that boasts prime time sports fishing. Prairie Point offers 33 campsites with pads that can accommodate moderate size RV campers, trailers and boat haulers. This campground is equipped with basic sanitation facilities, picnic tables and chargrill fire pits, but no drinking water is available. The small community of Heeney is right next door, so basic essentials can be found nearby. Heeney also is where cabin rentals can be found, if glamping is more like your personal style. Be sure to pack a camera for a Prairie Point venture, because the late summer sunrises and sunsets are as colorful as can be!
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