Pawnee Campground Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests Pawnee NG Colorado

Ward, Colorado 80481

Pawnee Campground has 47 single-family campsites (including 8 walk-to sites) and is located near Brainard Lake, at the foot of the Continental Divide.

Campsites can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs. Most sites are large and have nice privacy for the mature spruce-fir forest. Several campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis (including the 8 walk-to sites). FCFS campsites are popular and fill up by Thursday afternoon (through the weekend). Each campsite also has a table, food storage locker, fire ring and grate.

Campground amenities include drinking water and vault toilets. Firewood is also available for sale from the camp host. Cell service is not available in the area.

Pawnee – Area Recreation

Outdoor recreation in the area includes fishing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, mountain climbing, OHVing, mountain biking, picnicking and wildlife viewing.  You can also enjoy cross-country skiing and snowshoeing if you’re up there in the winter.

You may also like Camp Dick, Sunset Point, Green Ridge and Stillwater campgrounds.

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Best Campsites

5, 9, 11, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 24, 27, 31, 36

Campsite Types
  • ADA
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
  • Walk-To

Early July – Mid September



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  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Cell Service - None
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Golden Age & Access Passports accepted
  • Grills
  • Pets OK
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
  • Trash Collection
  • ATV
  • Backpacking
  • Bird Watching
  • Canoeing
  • Creek
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Lake
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • OHVing
  • OTV Trails/Riding
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Stargazing
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Winter Sports

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