Five Points Campground

Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area

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Hwy 50 Canon City, CO 81212 719-539-7289 Official Website

GPS: 38.4529, -105.4932

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Overview of Five Points Campground

Number of Sites 20

Pad Type gravel

Reservations yes

Elevation 5,971 ft / 1,819 m

Tent Camping Yes

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1 review
“Buzzy, stingy and rattling ”

Reviewed 8/9/2019

Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 9 and 11
Overall Rating

Let's just say it's close to the highway. My daughter got stung by scorpion and the mosquitos where horrific.

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Aurora, CO 25' Bigfoot 25B25RT Nissan Titan
5 reviews
“Even empty you'll need a reservation.”

Reviewed 5/17/2019

Nightly rate: $28
Days stayed: 0
Overall Rating

Needed an overnight stay and saw this campground just off Hwy 50. It used to be a first come, first served site for just $7. The campground was completely empty except for two state employees who were putting up new instructions at the fee station - reservation only $28 per night. The instructions gave a phone number to call to get a reservation from the campground, except that there is no cell phone service available in that part of the canyon (or any where else farther up the canyon). The employees told us to drive to Salida to the AHRA HQ (Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area, Colorado Parks and Wildlife) to get a reservation in person. Salida is thirty miles from Five Points! So, to camp there would require a sixty mile round trip! Very unfortunate since this is an attractive just off the highway campground. However, being just off the highway, it isn't a destination campground. Its primary attraction is a boat launch on the other side of the highway. CPW's reservation system requires a phone or computer connection and a credit card. Cash only works if you can get to the park's visitor center. Even the employees agreed the system is nonsense.

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  • dry camping
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • pets


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