Hermit Park Open Space Conditions

Report last updated: 7/16/2014

Current Conditions

Flood repairs to the roads at Hermit Park Open Space are proceeding on schedule. There will be limited access to the area beginning on the July 4th weekend and other weekends during July until the project is complete. Camping reservations for the July 4th and subsequent weekends can be made beginning at 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 15th by visiting www.larimercamping.com or calling 1-800-397-7795.

For more information please refer to http://www.larimer.org/news/newsDetail.cfm?id=2501

Thank you for your patience as we work to restore full access to Hermit Park Open Space.

[Photo by Jim Disney] Camper Cabin [Photo by Dave Marvin] Bobcat Campground site [Photo by Charlie Johnson] Enjoying the trail [Photo by Charlie Johnson] Wildlife in the Meadow [Photo by Will Niedringhaus] Breathtaking views - Photo by Charlie Johnson Lunch with a view [Photo by Sue Burke] Looking down on Estes Park [Photo by Harry Strhasky] [Hermit Park Open Space Flood Photo] [Hermit Park Open Space Flood Photo] [Hermit Park Open Space Flood Photo] [Hermit Park Open Space Flood Photo]
Park situation

Road and campground repair work continues in Hermit Park and is nearing the end!  We hope we will soon be open 7 days a week!!  We, like a lot of Colorado, have been experiencing a wet and cool July.   We are hoping that August will bring more seasonal temperatures.

The Pavilion renovation that was slated for the fall of 2013 has been pushed back to the fall of 2014.

The entrance/vehicle permit at Hermit Park has remained at $6.00 per day, and we now offer an automated pay station for those who enter the park before/after visitor services office hours or who don't want to wait in long lines. The pay station accepts only credit or debit cards. The automated pay station does not accept cash. Cash permit and multiple day permit purchases must be made at the visitor services office.

The camping fee is $24.00 per night plus your entrance/vehicle permit. Equestrian camping is slightly higher at $30 per night plus your entrance/vehicle permit. A maximum of eight people per cabin or camp site.

Hermit Park is dry camping, and we have no hook-ups. We do, however, have many camp sites large enough to hold your RV or 5th wheel as well as the smaller campers and tents. We have two wells to provide water for the campgrounds!  We also have a dump station for the self-contained camping units.

Colorado weather is subject to rapid change.  When you come to hike or camp, please bring clothing that can adapt to all weather conditions.

We hope to see you soon!


Camping reservations can be made up to 180 days in adavance.  Because of the continued work in the campground we are currently open only for weekend reservations at this time.  The Park is closed during the week but we will soon be open 7 days a week!

Visitor Services office is closed at this time.

Hermit Park's direct number is (970) 577-2090.

For reservations, call (800) 397-7795 or visit www.larimercamping.com.


Hermit Park Open Space is home to a lot of wildlife! We have bears, bobcats, coyotes, deer, elk, wild turkeys, and fox in the park, so keep your eyes open!

Please use care in storing your food stuff! Always be sure you are bear aware and careful with your food supplies while you are camping.

Park events

Visitor Services office is closed during the week. 

Weekend hours are:

Friday and Saturday:  8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sunday:  8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Questions may be directed to (970) 577-2090.

See the Parks and Open Lands event calendar.