BLM-managed public lands provide a variety of options for camping. Campers can stay in a tent, in a trailer or other vehicle, on a boat or even out in the open under the stars.
However you choose to enjoy your camping trip on public lands, please remember the following regulations:
• You must not camp longer than 14 days in any 30 day period, at any one location, including any campground on public land. After 14 days have been reached, you must move at least 30 air miles away from the previously-occupied location.
• Remember, you must not leave any personal property or refuse after vacating the campsite. This includes any property left for the purposes of use by another camper or occupant and you must not leave personal property unattended in a campground, designated recreation area, or on any other public lands for more than 48 hours. Vehicles left parked for the purpose of overnight camping, hiking, river rafting or other authorized recreation activities are exempt.
• You must not establish occupancy, take possession of, or otherwise use public lands for residential purposes except as allowed under 43 CFR 3715.2, 3715.2-1, 3715.5, 3715.6, or with prior written authorization from the BLM.
• If a camping area charges fees, you must register and pay camping fees within 30 minutes of entering the fee area and you must not violate any State of Colorado or county laws or regulations relating to public health, safety, sanitation, building or fire codes while camping, occupying, or using public land.