Things to Remember When Camping
With plenty of camping spaces and campgrounds near Denver, camping in Clear Creek County has never been more fun and accessible. Here are key camping tips, including a few helpful things to bring on your trip:
- A camping folding chair
- A tent, or shelter device. Campers may bring screen tents to provide shelter from insects.
- A sleeping bag for warmth. A sleeping pad or air mattress is often placed underneath the sleeping bag for cushioning from stones and twigs as well as for insulation from the ground is also recommended.
- A lantern or flashlight.
- Various types and sizes of ropes and tarps for stringing clotheslines, sheltering dining areas, and other purposes.
- A chuck box filled with the many varied camp kitchen items for food preparation, consumption, and cleanup.
- A bag to place your trash in, one with handles can be tied to a tree limb or clothesline off the ground.
- Bring your own firewood. NEVER cut a standing tree for any reason. (A portable stove to prepare hot meals and/or drinks where campfires are forbidden or impractical.)
- A hatchet, axe or saw for cutting firewood (where allowed; see campfire) or constructing camp gadgets
- Water for your campfire. Don’t light a fire you can’t put out!
Clear Creek County is the gateway to the Rocky Mountains. Located just west of Denver along Interstate 70, Clear Creek has 396 square miles of public lands to explore, as well as four mountain peaks above 14,000 feet. Clear Creek is comprised of charming mountains towns Idaho Springs, Downieville, Lawson, Empire, Georgetown, and Silver Plume, which are all along the I-70 corridor. Learn more about Clear Creek County here.