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Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Golden, Colorado

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

As others have said, this is a very pretty park. The mature pine forest helps to give a sense of privacy, even when it is crowded (which is every day between Memorial Day and Labor Day). Loops A - E offer RV sites with Power. I have only ever stayed in Loop D (36-43). These are nice sites for small RVs. Great trees and well laid out. 38 is probably my favorite, with 40 and 41 being close. 39 is a bit too tight. Very close to the main bath house, which has showers, sinks for dishes, and other amenities. The issue is that the Campground circles around itself and there are many interior sites. This makes it a bit noisier than CGs like Mueller, that are arranged on a single line. Loop E is nice, but the sites don't offer enough space. 53, 55, and 57 are roadside. Sites 45-51 are very near private property ... there is a barbed wire fence immediately behind those sites. 45 is the nicest site, but you're right next door to a Host. Loop C is more RV "parkish". The layout is very sterile and there is more asphalt and less area to explore than in other loops. It's my least favorite loop. Loop A is nice, but very far from the bath house and it's very near the main road that leads into Reverend's Ridge CG. I wouldn't like to stay in that loop, though it's the only one that's open year round. Loop B fills the fastest. It's the most secluded loop, though a bit far from the bathhouse. It will accommodate larger RVs and all are pull-through sites. Sites 14-18 get a bit close to the road. Overall, the biggest issue with GGCSP is the constant presence of rangers. I often feel as though I'm camping with my own personal ranger; if you go an hour without seeing at least one driving around, it's a rarity. This keeps me from visiting more than I'd like, because it really is one of the best CGs in the state. Big brother takes 2 stars off. We visit about once every other year. Highly recommended. We camped at Golden Gate Canyon State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
39
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my tent trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit Nederland. Time permitting, drive the USFS roads around and down into Idaho Springs.

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