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Bright Star Campground is a reclaimed children’s church camp (Camp Christa). Each summer churches from all over the southwest would bring kids for week-long camps. It used to house up to 100 kids at a time! Later in 2018 it was purchased and reopened as a cannabis-friendly campground and then sold in 2021 to 'Bright Star' with a new vision of expanded camping/glamping options and a family-friendly vacation environment.   We re-opened and expanded accommodations as a family-friendly campground on what many consider sacred land in the shadow of Mesa Verde.  We strive to be low-impact and respect this special location.

We are no longer the 21 & up Camp Kush, however, Cannabis is legal in Colorado and is allowed at Bright Star Campground in the privacy of your campsite, away from other guests.


Our 40-acre property is located in the Great Sage Plain at the edge of the Colorado Plateau in the shadow of Mesa Verde National Park with panoramic mountain/mesa views of the Four Corners region, all only 5 miles southeast of Main Street in Cortez.

We provide a unique setup that often fosters a sense of community with other travelers in the common kitchen and pavilion areas.  You can be as private or as social as you want while enjoying a relaxed casual camping & glamping environment. 

Nightly Camping and Private Event Center

We welcome large groups up to 70 and private events

All guests have access to a fully equipped kitchen where basic breakfast offerings are provided
for you to prepare- coffee, tea, fresh eggs & oatmeal as well as many condiments & spices.

~Our eggs are subject to availability based on the hen's daily production~

Fully equipped community kitchen
+ ice & filtered water
mountain biking nearby
Pavillion has
propane grill, tables
couches, hammock, ping pong
fuse ball, darts, a telescope!
pit toilets
sinks have running water
hot showers

"We had such a great time, only regret was not planning to stay longer. This place is great!! Beautiful views & facility. Super kid friendly. Several amenities/ little treasures throughout the camp. Very friendly, relaxing and welcoming environment."


Katherine, May 2020

"My friend and I camped there for 2 days at the end of may. After tent camping for 4 days in Arizona and it was nice not having to set up the tent as we stayed in a cabin. It was amazing to have a hot shower. Jen was so nice, I loved it there. Beautiful camp and would come again. Thank you again for your hospitality."


Minda, May 2020

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