Rocky’s online campsite lottery opens March 1 |

Rocky’s online campsite lottery opens March 1

Due to current public health guidance, there will not be an in-person wilderness campsite lottery for Rocky Mountain National Park this year.

Instead, wildness campsite reservation requests will only be processed online beginning 8 a.m. March 1 through March 15. During that time, the link for reservations will be found at This link will not work before that date.

Park staff will continue to assess backcountry site availability this year due to fire impacts. The burn area will reduce availability at a number of campsites.

An overnight permit is required for backcountry camping year-round at Rocky, and from May through October demand typically exceeds availability in many areas of the park’s backcountry. Permits help to provide a quality experience and minimize impacts to resources, according to park officials.

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