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Camping w/electricity

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Camping w/electricity

So I've visited EP many times but I've always stayed in a cabin somewhere. This fall (last week of Sept) I am going to be there and want to camp instead.

My only problem is I need electricity hookup for my cpap. I also want somewhere with as much privacy as possible, where the tents are not sitting on top of each other.

I can shower anywhere so not concerned about that.

Does anything like that exist in the area?

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2. Re: Camping w/electricity

As far as I am aware, there are no tent sites that include electricity. I looked at the website for Elk Meadows thinking they would be most likely, but only the RV sites offer electric hookup. You can pull up the short listing of campgrounds at the VisitEstesPark website.

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3. Re: Camping w/electricity

Electricity and privacy are two things you're unlikely to find together. Have you considered replacement batteries for your CPAP and a car charger?

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I figured it would be a long shot but thought I'd at least ask.

I have a rechargeable battery for the cpap but then I'll have to deal with finding electricity to charge it for a few hours every day during my trip. A few hours every day sitting waiting for it to charge isn't the way I wanted to spend my week. I don't expect total privacy but was hoping to just not have another tent 5 feet away from me but that is what I'm reading in reviews of some of the campgrounds.

Estes Park Campground at East Portal looks alright and they have water / electricity on some of their spots but I'm not sure if they will let you tent on those or if they are reserved for RV only. I may have to just look for a cabin again, thanks.

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5. Re: Camping w/electricity

Usually RV only sites are "RV only" because tenters don't want to be sandwiched between big rigs running generators, but I've seen a few places where the sites are large enough or separated enough that it could work. I'd check with the campgrounds to see if they have anything. Some places also have small "camper cabins" that could be a good option. Fall weather is usually nice, but it will be pretty chilly at night in late September, with a possibility of snow or stormy weather. If you do opt for camping, be prepared for cold weather.

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6. Re: Camping w/electricity

Estes Park KOA has tent sites with electricity.


Looks like you'd be very close to other tents but you would have electric/water.

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7. Re: Camping w/electricity

Jellystone also has electric sites that allow tents.


Might have a little more room between campsite here.

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