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State Forest State Park Bockman Campground Colorado

State Forest State Park Bockman Overview

Bockman 344

State Forest State Park Bockman campground is one mile north of the North Michigan Reservoir and has 52 total campsites nestled in the Roosevelt National Forest.  The campsites are quite large and can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs (up to 114 feet). There is also one group site (#345) that is designed to accommodate up to 6 tents. Each campsite also has a table, fire ring and grate.

Amenities include an amphitheater, dump station, flush toilets, drinking drinking water and a horse corral for those of you camping with your horses.  You’ll also find a playground and picnic area nearby.

Bockman campground takes reservations from mid May to late September. Non-reserved sites are available on a first come/first serve basis during the summer and winter (weather permitting).  Campers should contact the park for current conditions and campground closures.

Other campgrounds/loops in the park include Crags, Mendenhall, North Michigan, North Park and Ranger Lakes.

Area Recreation & Activities

On the water visitors can enjoy boating, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. Other outdoor activities in the area include backpacking, hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, horseback riding, hunting and wildlife viewing. Visitors can also enjoy ice fishing, snow shoeing, snow sledding and snowmobiling during the winter months.

The ultimate in rugged Colorado, State Forest State Park offers visitors 71,000 acres of forest, jagged peaks, alpine lakes, wildlife and miles of trails. The park stretches along the west side of the Medicine Bow Mountains and into the north end of the Never Summer Range.

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  • Amphitheater
  • BBQ Grills
  • Boat Launch/Ramp
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campfire Center
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Comfort Station
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Equestrian Facilities
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Firewood Available
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Group Pavilion
  • Laundry
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
  • Stalls
  • Trash Collection
  • Visitor Center
  • Backpacking
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Canoeing
  • Creek
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Hunting
  • Ice Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Lake
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Sailboarding
  • Sailing
  • Sledding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Stargazing
  • Visitor Center
  • Walking Trails
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Winter/Snow Sports
56750 Highway 14
Walden, Colorado 80480
970 723-8366
Lat / Long:

40.56477, -105.97776

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Mid May – Late September



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State Forest State Park Bockman Comments & Reviews

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13 Comments on “State Forest State Park Bockman”

  1. Phyllis Bauman says:

    Are generators allowed at Bockman campgroud

  2. Roger Fain says:

    This statement is confusing, “Bockman campground does take reservations from mid May to late September, but non-reserved sites are available on a first come/first serve basis during the summer and winter….”.
    I understand the off-peak month’s are available to first come-first served, but where are the non-reserved site’s located during the summer? Thanks!!! Roger

    • Hi Roger,
      Thanks for your comment! I’ll try and clarify in the overview. Basically though – if a reservable campsite is not reserved, then the campground will allow someone to showing up without a reservation to stay at the site.

  3. Thom Wright says:

    In the Amenities, it says that there are showers at Bockman. I’ve been through that campground several times and never seen any showers. Where are they located?

  4. Roger Bockman says:

    I am very curious, who was the namesake for this campground? My understanding is Bockman is a misspelling of Bachmann, and I have never encountered another Bockman (with the exception of relatives).

    I saw a sign for this campground one time driving through CO and it had puzzled me endlessly ever since—as far as I knew we were all confined to the eastern midwest. Thanks in advance for your help!

    • Hi Roger,
      I don’t know, but I love a good mystery. I’ll do some digging and see if I can find you an answer.

      • V.Bockmann says:

        Hey Roger , Have been doing some digging and our name and ancestors have spelled our name all different ways ! go on ancestry ! I wasn’t aware there was a Bockmann camp ground

    • Hi Roger,
      Here is a little history about how Bockman campground was named:
      Colorado State Forest was established in 1938. The 71,000-acre state park is part of 4.5 million acres of state trust land granted to Colorado when it became a state in 1876. Uses for the park include grazing, logging and recreation. Bockman Campground took its name from Bockman Lumber Camp, where more than 100 lumber workers and their families lived in the 1950s and 1960s.

      You can find a little more information about it here: https://csfs.colostate.edu/colorado-state-forest/csf-history/

  5. Lynna Sampsell says:

    Was this area part of the wildfires last summer/fall?

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