Click here for what members have shared with us.

FYI Links

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Governor Polis’ Safer At Home Order. Remember, a county can be more strict than the state.

See approved variances (variances allow a county to do something looser than the state)

Each county is either equal to or more strict than the state , or they’ve received a variance to be more lenient. Here’s a clickable map about variances

We have worked diligently to convey the message to the local and state public health officials that limiting campground occupancy is not acceptable. In case they change their page, here’s a graphic that basically shows that only indoor occupancy is limited and outdoor physical distancing is to be 28 sq ft / person (was found on this page).

Outdoors Guidelines by CDPHE

State Park Campground Guidelines Nathan Frey, Director of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office says this sentence should be removed (so if you don’t see it under the tent image then they’ve removed it): “Private campgrounds will be phased in under subsequent guidance.”

Where We Are on May 15, 2020

County by county, we’re seeing lots of activity. CCLOA has been in touch frequent touch with members in certain counties, and if you’re having issues and haven’t reached out to CCLOA in the past week, please do so!

It’s such a fluid situation that I can’t maintain a list but we know this:

  • El Paso County now permits their residents to go camping.
  • County variances from the state’s Safer At Home Order are listed here.

Where We Are on May 5, 2020


On April 27th, Gov. Polis moved to Safer At Home order. The Governor’s other orders and recommendations can be found here.

During Gov. Polis’ STAY AT HOME ORDER, Colorado’s privately owned parks could stay open for RVers who live in their RV as their permanent residences but he also authorized each county to assess and govern their own situations.

The Safer At Home order is looser than the Stay At Home Order, although the “Safe” list doesn’t include RV parks. If a county pulls that on you, please refer them to the “Stay At Home” list and remind that “Safer” is looser than “Stay” and, naturally, those that were open can continue to be open.

StayAtHome page 1StayAtHome page 2

The Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade provides this insight (click here).


On 4/16, the national guidelines were outlined in Opening Up America Again.

Best practices, guidelines and suggestions are outlined by the CDC (click here).


This special event has been scheduled for May 11 – 12. Industry colleague and marketing professional Mark Koep is the primary host, and CCLOA  partnered with him since this is such a critical part of the recovery.  We encourage you to participate (from the comfort of your home or office).

Click here to learn more and register for the Back to Camping Summit.


Members, if you need assistance working with your county, please reach out to our office:  or 970.573.0320 (call or text).


For the safety and health of their guest and employees, each park needs to ensure they’re implementing all possible best practices.

Each member has been reminded that any park found out-of-compliance of the current (temporary and permanent) laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, and orders jeopardize not only their own business but also the other businesses in that jurisdiction.

CCLOA has informed its members of the rapid-fire developments and it’s guided members to educational opportunities that were provided in the industry, and especially by ARVC. We believe our park owners are prepared to honor the recommendations of the CDC and the Dept. of Health.

Click here to skim through some of the (unorganized) text from many emails that were shared during the STAY AT HOME order.


CCLOA has been monitoring many social media platforms where groups of other park owners, other state associations, or RVers share information. Based on those discussions, please be aware of tricky situations.

  • Some people pose as campers trying to make reservations that go against your local authorities. Those people are really just local residents who are ready to report every business that’s out of compliance.
  • Some guests complain about one park being closed without realizing that open and close decisions are a county-by-county decision.

CCLOA suggests you to know what’s acceptable at your county and stick to it.


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