West Magnolia Campground

Arapaho National Forest

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CR 132-W
Nederland, CO 80466
303-541-2500
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GPS: 39.9468, -105.5176

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 22
Pad Type: dirt
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 8712 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Camping in designated sites only.

6 people have reviewed this location.

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Cell Phone Coverage

1bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
1bars
AT&T 3G
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SCM
Calgary, AB, Canada
26 Flagstaff Bumper Trailer
2007 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
7 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 11
“Rough Camping”

Reviewed May 16, 2018

Overall Rating

When we stayed here in May 2018, the road for the campsites (10-15) was washed out, creating huge ruts in the road. We didn't find other campsites, although we didn't travel further down the county hwy, there were no signs for additional campsites. The road off the county highway was in terrible shape due to washout and vehicles that... more

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Van-Tramp
Longmont, CO
27 Airstream International
198 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
“Getting better thanks to local law enforcement”

Reviewed Jul 11, 2017

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I've stayed here many times in the past, and over the recent few years it has gone down hill something bad. The vagrants who started living here for months at a time - trashing the place, causing all sorts of mayhem - are finally be pushed out by local law enforcement. As of July 2017 there is noticeable improvement in the area. It... more

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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 15
“Cops and locals won't leave you alone”

Reviewed May 02, 2017

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Just trying to hang out and have a good time.....Locals and cops are a pain in the ass, always reminding you to pick up your trash and put your fire out. Felt like I was being watched the whole time.

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0bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
0bars
AT&T 3G
0bars
AT&T Voice Only
0bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
0bars
Verizon 3G
0bars
Verizon Voice Only

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1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4
“Law enforcement and locals harrassed us all the time.”

Reviewed May 06, 2016

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I would not go back here again. It is not a decent place to hide out anymore. Law enforcement is all over the place, hassling everyone. They run all plates looking for warrants to arrest you. Other campers are armed. Someone was stabbed the last night I was there. Don't go here. It sucks.

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1bars
AT&T 3G

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Nathan @ Wand'rly

14 Volkswagen Bus, Champagne Edition, Riviera Campwagen
293 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!

Nathan @ Wand'rly would stay here again

“Stop the world near the happiest town in Colorado”

Reviewed May 10, 2015

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Were this a review of the town of Nederland, I would easily be able to write novels on how amazing the town is. Lovely bars, ever present music, good food, beautiful scenery...and nearly every resident knows how wonderful their town is and fights fiercely to keep even a Subway out. As for West Mag, it's also a haven for the wanderi... more

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Van-Tramp
Longmont, CO
27 Airstream International
198 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 5

Van-Tramp would stay here again

“Dispersed camping right outside Nederland, CO”

Reviewed Feb 19, 2015

Overall Rating

West Magnolia is likely one of the best places to camp for free in this area of the Rockys, and is (was now?) a bit of a secret. Although there is not a lot of marked camp sites, there are many other places you can get a rig into and setup camp. Some of the marked sites are so large you can fit multiple campers into each. When I stayed... more

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2bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

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Short Stories on Nederland, Colorado

In the dissipation of the last night’s fog over Boulder Creek a man sits on, not at, a picnic table, looking down over the small gully that divides his current home–the...

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West Magnolia Campground | Van-Tramp.com

Just outside of Nederland, Colorado is West Magnolia Campground in the National Forest. I had never been here before, only just spotting it on the map the week before, so it became the target...

Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation:
  • recreation trail
Pets:
  • pets

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