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  • Camping within Jeffco Open SpaceJeffco Open Space offers semi-primitive, tent-only, walk-in camping by permit at White Ranch Park (northwest of Golden) and Reynolds Park (southeast of Conifer). Camping in these two parks is semi-primitive—no vehicles, trailers or RVs. For other camping opportunities in Jefferson County, see link at the bottom of this page. 

    See our camping checklist View document in PDF format. for what to be sure to bring on your trip. Please call the camping hotline at 303-271-5948 for more information.

    Camping Permits

    Camping permits (advance or onsite) are free and valid for a maximum stay of 3 consecutive nights. Campground stays are limited to no more than a total of 6 nights within a 30-day period. Permits cannot be obtained online; see instructions below.

    Advance Camping Permits

    Advance permits are recommended for holiday weekends and for groups such as Scouts and clubs. These permits can be obtained up to 3 months in advance; however, advance permits cannot be obtained less than 3 days before camping.

    • Example: an advance permit will be issued on Tuesday, but not Wednesday, for a campground stay beginning on Friday.
    • Advance permits are available at the Open Space administrative offices, 700 Jefferson County Parkway, Suite 100, Golden, CO 80401 External Link Icon, during regular business hours (M-F, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., excluding holidays).

    Onsite Camping Permits

    Jeffco Open Space offers walk-in, tent campers the option of obtaining a camping permit at White Ranch or Reynolds Parks upon arriving at the trailhead.

    These free onsite permits are first-come, first-served, and are valid up to 3 consecutive nights, space permitting. Campground stays are limited to no more than a total of 6 nights within a 30-day period. Instructions on how to obtain an on-site permit are posted on the camping kiosks. The permit is for the day the campsite is needed upon arrival, not for following days.