Chief Hosa Campground


      



RV and Campground facilities are open May 1st through the third week of September each year.
Chief Hosa Lodge is currently open and taking reservations for weddings and other events: 

At an altitude of 7,700 feet, Chief Hosa campground opened in 1918 as “America’s first motor-camping area.” The campground spans 58 acres within the 2,400 acres of the City of Denver’s Genesee Mountain Park, which is home to a city-owned bison herd and provides a unique opportunity to view these animals in a natural habitat.

The historic Chief Hosa lodge, built in 1918, is available for event rentals and provides beautiful mountain views of the Continental Divide to the west; Pike’s Peak to the south; Long’s Peak to the north; and plains to the east.

More Information

Check-in: 1:00pm
Check-out: 11:00am

 Please review site descriptions (linked below) to determine how much space is necessary for your RV or tent.

Sites descriptions:
37 RV sites available (maximum allowed length of RV varies)
26 Tent sites available (1-2 tents and cars allowed)

Max power available 30 amp (limited 50 amp sites)

View and select camp site locations


Book Online Now: 

1.) Review site descriptions to determine which types will meet your needs
2.) View campground map and select the site you'd like to reserve
3.) Log-in or create an account with our Online Service Center
4.) Follow on-screen instructions to complete your reservation

Need assistance? View online reservation instructions.

Reservation Terms
  • $5.00 service charge issued for all cancellations
  • Service charge of one nightly rate issued for cancellations made within seven (7) days of reservation date
  • Must be 18 years old to make reservation
Chief Hosa Camping Fees 
Nightly  Weekly 
RVs with 30 Amp Service $30.00 $180.00
RVs with Sewer $32.50 $195.00
RVs with 50 Amp Service $32.50 $195.00
Tents $23.00 $138.00
   
Group Areas Overnight  (min.  $50.00) $6.00 per person  
Group Areas Day Use (30 people or less) less than 10 hours $33.00  
Miscellaneous Fees    
Pets/night $1.00  
Dump/ times used   (In addition to nightly fee) $23.00  
Extra Vehicle $5.00  
Extra Person/night $3.25  

  • Taxes and charges: All prices listed above include sales tax and are subject to change without notice
  • 10% discounts for Denver Residents, Good Samaritan members, AAA members, active duty military, police and seniors (65+):
  • Discount applied after arrival; documentation must be provided
  • Campers are responsible for cleanup, reasonable care of equipment and trash removal. Campers who fail to comply will be assessed a cleaning/repair fee of $75.00 per hour.


View all Chief Hosa Campground Rules & Regulations

  • No hammocks, clotheslines or anything else attached to trees.
  • No glass bottles or containers.
  • Only 3.2% alcoholic beverages allowed.
  • No consumption of marijuana allowed.
  • Speed limit is 5 m.p.h. throughout campground.
  • No vehicle maintenance, repair or washing within campground.
  • Visitors must obtain a parking pass. No parking on roadways or in non-assigned camp sites.
  • No hunting or shooting.
  • Weapons and fireworks are prohibited.
  • Individual campfires are not allowed. There is a group campfire pit available in the common area where small campfires can be built with the approval of the camp hosts. Fires must be extinguished by 10:00PM.
  • Propane, gas and charcoal grills are allowed at individual campsites in approved containers. Please see camp hosts for a list of approved devices. 
  • All pets must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet.
  • Trash, cigarettes and charcoal must be disposed of properly.
  • Quiet hours are enforced everyday from 10PM - 8AM.

Campground:
  • Outdoor volleyball courts
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Hiking trails
  • Mountain biking
  • Showers
  • Limited wi-fi
  • Dump station (for campers only; additional fees apply)

 
There are NO laundry facilities or swimming pool available at the campground.


Genesee Park:

  • Picnic tables
  • Barbecue grills
  • Historic stone shelter
  • Access road to Genesee Mountain summit
  • Buffalo herd viewing areas


Services:
Full city amenities are available nearby- groceries; restaurants; supplies; golf; movies; shopping; libraries and more.


Address:
27661 Genesee Drive
Golden, CO 80401

20 miles west of Denver, off I-70 exit 253

Latitude: 39.4239.36N
Longitude: -105.1853.20W

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Contact Us

Chief Hosa Campground
Phone: (303) 526-1324
Fax: (303) 526-1329
chiefhosa@denvergov.org

Chief Hosa Lodge (event permits)
Phone: (720) 913-0700
Fax: (720) 913-0778
park.permits@denvergov.org

Denver Mountain Parks
(720) 865-0900

Park Rangers 
(720) 913-1311

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