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.
RV and Campground facilities are open May 1 through the third week of September each year.
2020 Reservations open ONLINE Wednesday, February 12.
Please review the RV site descriptions before submitting an online reservation request.
|Site||Type||Amps||Site Size||RV Parking size||Picnic Table||Utilities|
|R24||Back in||30||12' x32'||12'x32'||1||Water/Electric|
Please review tent site descriptions before submitting a reservation request online.
|Site||Parking Size||Tent Pad||Picnic Table||Parking Spaces|
IMPORTANT: Please review site descriptions (linked below) to determine how much space is necessary for your RV or tent.
Max power available 30 amp (limited 50 amp sites)
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.
|Chief Hosa Camping Fees|
|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|
|Group Areas Overnight (min. $50.00)||$6.00 per person|
|Dump/ times used||(In addition to nightly fee)||$23.00|
|Shower||(max. 4 minutes)||$0.25 per 2 minutes|
A valid camping permit is required to camp overnight. A valid vehicle pass is required for all vehicles.
11 :00 a.m. All camping permits must be renewed or sites and all personal belongings vacated by this time.
No campfires allowed.
Propane gas grills are allowed at individual campsites in approved containers. Please see camp hosts for a list of approved devices. Grills are not allowed on picnic tables.
Littering, including cigarette butts, is unlawful and harmful to wildlife and the environment. Cigarettes, charcoal and all trash must be disposed of properly.
No hammock, clotheslines or anything attached to trees.
No dumping of grey water or black water. Leaky connections are strictly prohibited.
Five (5) miles per hour throughout the campground.
Pets are allowed but must be kept on a leash no longer than six (6) feet. Pets must be kept under control and cannot be left unattended. Dog waste must be promptly cleaned up and disposed of properly.
Payment is accepted by check, cash, Visa or MasterCard. Camping fees must be paid in advance.
Quiet hours are enforced every day from 10:00pm to 8am. Returned checks will be charged a $30.00 service fee. Generators and music must be turned off during these hours.
No hunting or shooting of any kind is allowed.
Weapons and fireworks of any kind are prohibited.
No vehicle maintenance, repair or washing of RVs or vehicles is allowed within the campground.
Parking is allowed in designated spaces and in assigned camp sites only.
No glass bottles or containers are allowed within the campground at any time.
No liquor allowed.
Chief Hosa Campground is a public facility and the consumption, use, display, transfer, sale or growth of marijuana is prohibited.
No motorized scooters or toy cars are allowed within the campground or any roadway or trail.
LENGTH OF STAY
Maximum length of stay allowed is 14 days within any 28-day period of time.
Tents are required to be placed on tent pads.
$30.00 for RV sites (water/electric) includes one (1) RV, and one (1) vehicle per site, and up to 6 people. Tent sites (no hookups) are $23.00 and include up 6 people and one (1) vehicle.
Pet fees are $1.00 per day, per pet.
Additional vehicles are $5.00 per day, per vehicle.
Registered campers are responsible for all monetary costs, including legal fees incurred by Chief Hosa Campground as a result of unauthorized actions or failure to use appropriate precautions.
As posted on-site. Campground open May through September.
There are NO laundry facilities or swimming pool available at the campground.
Services: 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