Date of Stay: September, 2012
Seminoe State Park is about 30 miles north of Sinclair on Seminoe Reservoir. It's a paved road from Sinclair to Seminoe until the last mile which is a gravel road in decent condition but steep in spots. the interior roads are wash boarded gravel roads of a relatively steep nature. It's about 8 miles further to the miracle mile on the North Platte (on a nasty steep, tight dirt road not suitable for RV's of any type). There are two RV areas, South Red Hills and North Red Hills. North Red Hills is the larger one with the ranger station, playground, dump station, etc. North Red Hills has 8 large pull throughs suitable for big rigs. The rest are pretty small sites suitable for smaller rigs. We did not see South Red Hills. From the website it says 30 sites at north red hills and 22 at south red hills. I only counted 25 at north red hills. The "toilets" are pit latrines and they stunk something awful. (I mean from 50 feet away knock you over, awful). It was a not a busy time at the park (5 of the spots were full), there was no reason for them to be so awful. The trash bins were overflowing. The ranger station was unattended the entire week we were here. There is drinking water available at the dump station (and other spots) and you could fill your rig if you needed to. There are basically no trees and little protection from the Wyoming wind. There is a boat launch at both north and south red hills. This is basically a parking lot with big spots and a picnic table. For this, in the off season, we paid $17 a night. This is completely excessive, there was never anyone manning the park (might happen during the summer months) and there are no "amenities" except for the RV dump station. It was not clean, besides the trash bins and latrines, there was dog waste EVERYWHERE. There are no hookups of any type. My suggestion is to park in BLM land (which is everywhere around the park) for free and just pay a $4 daily use fee when you need to dump the tanks. For the price we won't be back.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
We went here because of the last review and he's right, it is a beautiful RV park. Every single site is on the river and they all have shade, but plenty of easy room to get in and out of all the spots and we drive a 45 foot motorhome. The website is way out of date. There is no restaurant, there is no store. The park manager is truly awesome. He makes this place. Super nice guy, on top of everything and has made big improvements. Grass everywhere on the sites, each site has a picnic table, electric, water (with great pressure), and sewer. (The website says W/E only, but they all have sewer now.) Some sites are set for motorhomes to be head in (so your door is near the river), and some are set for trailers or to be backed in. (But there tend to be sewer hookups on both sides, so you can do it any way you want.) Live music on Saturday nights (who weren't bad). The bathroom and shower is lock controlled and was very clean. No tents, RV's only. The only minus is that some of the spots are very close to your neighbor. The park manager works hard to put small rigs next to bigger rigs so it feels bigger, but some spots are just close even though there are little fence's dividing you from your neighbor. But you tend to congregate at the river end of your site, not at the side of your rig like most campgrounds. There are two 50 amp spots and the rest are 30 amp. The park has free Wi-Fi, each site has a satellite TV with hookup and you can rent a decoder if you need one and cell phones don't work anywhere in the canyon between Loveland and Estes Park, but there is a pay phone on site. Very pet friendly campground and there is a nice off leash dog run on the other side of the river (across a foot bridge) and you can hike up the side of the mountain if you want. The dog run even has a trash bin with waste snoopers already there. That's the level of detail here. Not a lot for kids to do except play/fish the river, hiking and a large flat grassy area to play in. Estes Park is about 15 minutes away and Loveland is about 20 minutes. The town post office is on the property. About 1/2 the spots are big rig capable. We would camp here again.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
This is a really cute park. It's got about 20 spots, all spread out, (#1-4 are by far the best, try for those), cabins, hotel, etc. Easy hookups, in the right place and more importantly out of the way when you are getting backed in. Not all spots are big rig capable, but certainly a good percentage of them are. (We camped here in a 45' motorhome.) It's on the river side of the highway, most spots are within 50' of the river and none are really further away than 150'. They have a cowboy singalong with BBQ on Saturday nights. (We did not attend, but they had a good turnout.) It's confusing as to which place it is when you initially pull in, but its becomes pretty obvious. Super nice people, very clean campground, restrooms were very clean, showers were decently clean. Great place to walk your dogs along the river on both sides. If you get up early in the morning and walk a bit, you can see the elk coming down to drink at the river. It needs a store. Doesn't have to be huge, but needs silly snacks, camping stuff, etc. I was told that they were leasing out a building to a restaurant operator in August and would have a restaurant operating soon. You should verify. We would camp here again.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
I did not see any tent sites, but they do have a hotel attached. It's not a very big park, maybe 20 to 30 RV spots, about half big rig capable. Tricky though, you had to work at some, but everyone got in. Most motorhomes had to disconnect their towed vehicle down below then drive it up. There were two 36 foot plus 5th wheels on site also, it is possible. Nice and well trimmed trees throughout so you can get some nice shade. Super super super nice manager, came by at least once a day, see if we needed anything, trying very hard. The website is AWFUL. Truly bad. The sewer and electric are where you expect, but the water hookups are at one end of each site. You need 50 to 75 feet of hose to get to it so be prepared. The site goes up a hill, so you get a view no matter what and are not just staring at your neighbor. However, it means you don't have lots of space side to side to put tables out. But they willingly brought picnic tables around to put in front/behind of your rig and you used the parking area as your flat spot. it worked fine. 50 amp service, Wi-Fi is hit or miss. It worked one night then didn't work the 2nd night after a teenager showed up next to us. The attached restaurant has a really good breakfast (huge portions, huge!) and a reasonable dinner. There is no store. There is a laundromat, and they own property on the river side, you just have to walk about 200 feet down and across the highway (not a big deal) to the river to fish. The public bathrooms were mostly clean, the showers were tiny and short and tiles were missing on the floor. Real nice new playground on very level ground. Plenty of room to park extra vehicles down below. Gravel roads, and I was really worried about mud, but it rained hard for over an hour one day and within 30 minutes the entire place was dry again. Lots of road base on the roads, no worry about mud. Some sites are more level than others, bring blocks. Fee reflects 10 percent discount for new customers. (plus you get 10 percent off your meals at the restaurant) and it's easily $10 to $15 cheaper than most in the area. Very quiet, especially as the traffic winds down on the highway at dusk. Lots of trails go up the hills you can go explore and let the dogs loose. I tried this campground because of the earlier review. I wanted to give a new business a chance. They just need better (more) management and attention to detail to finish the updating to improve their score We camped here in a 45 foot rig and would camp here again.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
Super nice people, very helpful, very clean campground. Great little coffee shop in the office, even had breakfast burritos on Sunday morning. Gravel interior roads and spots, although a few spots were being paved (blacktop), not muddy as there was lots of road base, there was little dust even with the wind. Great mix of spots, some shady, some big wide open (satellite hill), back ins, pull-throughs, tents, cabins, yurts. Much bigger than you think as it's all spread out. We stayed in a 50 amp spot, good tasting water with good pressure, easy dumps (although almost uphill, if you have a real low dump spigot, some sites could be a problem.) Pet friendly, very clean and well maintained. Very nice general store with a good selection of stuff you need right now that you forgot along with munchies, groceries, and goofy souvenirs. Nice view, although you are along the highway (but every park/campground in the area is along the highway; after dark there is no real noise). Stayed here in a 45ft rig and would stay again. Price was last week of non-peak season and included Good Sam discount and tax.