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Golden Eagle Campground

The Golden Eagle Campground, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, features over 200 sites, half of which are designated for tents while the other half are for RVs. With regard to the RV spaces, guests may choose from two distinct types of sites, each with different amenities. Deluxe spaces feature 50-amp power, water, sewage, and an extra parking spot for vehicles. These sites can also accommodate vehicles that extend 45 to 50 feet in length. The other option for visitors with RVs comes with 30-amp power, water, and sewage, but can only fit rigs that are 35 feet long. The campground has a variety of amenities available to all campers, including two covered pavilions, hiking trails, and two fishing lakes where rainbow and brown trout can be caught. Also found on the property is the John May Natural History Museum, which, according to the manager of the park, features the "world's largest collection of privately owned insects."


The Golden Eagle Campground features over 200 sites across the 1,000-acre property. These sites are classified into four types, with two options for tents and two options for RVs. Regardless of which classification of the site is chosen, all spaces at the campground come with a fire pit, picnic table, and access to the amenities of the property. For those hoping to tent camp at the establishment, they may choose either a site with no hookups or one with electricity (20-amp hookups) and water; neither of these options comes with a paved pad to park vehicles on. The RV sites are distinguished as "full hookup" or "full hookup deluxe," according to the business' website. The first of these options can fit a rig of up to 35 feet, offering hookups for water, sewage, and 20-amp electricity. The deluxe site includes 50-amp electricity, water, sewage, and a parking spot for an additional vehicle. Both of the RV options have pull-through capabilities as well. 

There are a variety of amenities and activities that can be participated in during a stay at the campground. Two lakes can be found on the premises, both of which can be used to fish for rainbow or brown trout. Additionally, there is an area where guests can play volleyball or horseshoes, as well as a playground, disc golf, and a "pile of monster truck tires" that children can play on, according to the manager, Bekah. The John May Natural History Museum, reportedly known by the locals as the "Bug Museum," features "the world's largest collection of privately owned insects," as mentioned by Bekah. A gift shop, shower house, and laundromat are also found at the campground. Lastly, there are two pavilions that can be rented by groups staying at the establishment for gatherings. 


While staying at Golden Eagle Campground, Bekah—one of the managers—hopes that guests can feel appreciated, heard, and that there is a personal touch and focus. She reports that there are camp hosts on-site 24 hours a day that can help with questions or problems, as well as help set up tents. Those who have previously camped at Golden Eagle Campground often comment on the hospitality of the hosts, the cleanliness of the property, and the location of the establishment in relation to nearby activities. One former patron said about their experience, "This is a great rustic campground away from all of the city craziness, and the owners are the sweetest people. The staff works hard to keep everyone comfortable and happy. Excellent exercise as the park is at the base of the mountain and on a slope with two trails and a pet walk for exercise." 

For those staying at the property, there are set policies that are enacted with the hope of keeping the campground a place where guests can feel comfortable. Each evening quiet hours are implemented from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. Additionally, there is no smoking inside the indoor facilities and no marijuana smoking on the grounds. Bekah also says that "general rowdiness" is not permitted, and the lakes on the grounds are specifically for fishing; swimming and other activities are not allowed. Lastly, pets are allowed at the campground, but pet owners are asked to keep animals on a leash at all times and pick up after them. 

Golden Eagle Campground is open seasonally from May 1st to October 1st. Bekah notes that Memorial Day weekend, Labor Day weekend, and the Fourth of July weekend are particularly busy. In the nearby area, there are a variety of activities available during these weekends, as well as throughout the season. Some attractions of interest noted by Bekah include Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, and Old Colorado City. In the surrounding cities, there are multiple dining establishments that the staff at the campground recommend, including Yellow Mountain Tea House, Paris Crepe, and Rancho Alegre Mexican Restaurant. 


The Golden Eagle Campground has been family-run since the early 1940s. The first addition to the land was the John May Natural History Museum, with the campground following in subsequent years. John May originally traveled across parts of Europe collecting various classifications of insects before moving to Colorado to settle down with his family. He had the desire to showcase his collection and open the museum. Following the completion of the museum, the family decided to add a campground to the land. 

Bekah, one of the managers of the campground, reports that it is a "family tradition" to work at Golden Eagle Campground during the summer months. As the campground has been run by the same family for multiple generations, Bekah reports that her favorite part of working at the property is being near and working with her family and being able to visit relatives that live nearby. 

As the park was originally built in the 1940s, there have been a variety of upgrades throughout its history. In the past few years, the roads have been upgraded, as well as the water and electrical hookups around the park. In the future, Bekah reports that a renovation will be undertaken to the bingo hall found on the east side of the campground, with the hope of being rented out for events in the future.

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710 Rock Creek Canyon Rd
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80926
United States



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