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Chief Hosa Campground

Chief Hosa Campground RV

2017 reservations open online Wed. February 8

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:

27 RV sites available (maximum allowed length of RV varies)
24 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.


  • 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

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


27661 Genesee Drive
Golden, CO 80401

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

Latitude: 39.4239.36N
Longitude: -105.1853.20W