12 Parks near Bailey, Colorado
Jun 2007 - $13.00
Beautiful campground with lots of hiking trails. No reservations are available. There are vault toilets, fire rings, and tables. There is no water. - New Texas Camper
Aug 2007 - $13.00
This is a simpler campground with reasonable rates. We enjoyed the secluded location. The host was very friendly and accommodating. - David Hir.
May 2007 - $13.00
Beautiful camp area, sites are not too close together. Facilities include tables, vault toilet and fire rings there is no water. There are a lot of hiking trails right through the campground. No reservations are available. - New Texas Camper
Aug 2016 - $38.00
Private residence with spaces set up around their home.
The site was located by a beautiful little stream.
Very inconvenient dog walk area. - Pungogirl
Aug 2013 - $39.00
The stream campsites are in the owner's front yard. The "Rule Sheet" you get is a page long filled with more don'ts than do's. Parking and turning around are difficult. We were told they only took credit cards, but upon arrival we had to pay cash. Unfriendly staff. - arobic76
Aug 2013 - $60.00
I made a 4 night reservation at this campground for 2 adults and 2 dogs (Lab and Husky) in a 35 ft motorhome. The website stated: shaded sites with trees...near or on creek...leash free dog area. When we arrived we were pointed to a gravel parking spot with no trees, no shade, no grass, no dirt, no table...just a parking spot in between 2 other RVs with maybe 5 ft between each. The "dog area" was the side of a mountain almost impossible to get to. I did show the host the print out of his website and asked for a creekside site. He told us those sites are for people without pets and if we didn't like the spot we could just leave. So we did. This was also a cash only place which they did not tell us on the phone, and we would have had to go back into town for the cash. We will never stay here. - Dale and Cyndi House
Sep 2016 - $30.00
We stayed here for three days to visit friends in the area. This is the first and original RV park in the US of A. We knew coming in there were limited services (30 amp electric and water with dump site) but it was perfect. Good space between rigs, quiet, and many trees. It took us 20 min to get almost anywhere in west Denver. Showers cost $.25 for 2min ($1.50 for my shower) and were very clean. The roads thru the park were gravel and washed out somewhat, but passable. We will be back. We camped here in a motorhome. - k-n-r
Aug 2016 - $30.00
Very guest unfriendly $23.00 to dump your sewer. They will not receive a package sent to me by mail. Owned by the City of Denver and they couldn't care less what you think, it won't affect their pay check one bit. While your at this campground you are in the safest place in the US. The camp host drives his Gator by every 15 min. and you will see a park ranger often. I don't know what they are looking for but you feel like you are being watched constantly. - Jimmy elloitt
Aug 2016 - $30.00
Small campground right off I-70, so there is road noise. Sites are electric and water, no sewer. Area is manned by two campground hosts. Dump station costs $23. Not really big rig friendly as there are only a few pull thrus, mostly back-ins. Some trees close to the turns. Our site was fairly level. Bathrooms were clean, showers 25 cents per 2 minutes. This is a no frills campground, but there is a hiking trail and it is a great base to go do things in Golden, Denver, Idaho Springs. The historic Chief Hosa Lodge is right next door but is used as a rental facility. - mohocamper
Jun 2013 - $9.00
This campground is filled every weekend from Memorial Day until it closes the day after Labor Day. There is a friendly and helpful host. My high rating is for the tent sites--probably the best in the state, the scenery, the large camp sites and the hiking trails. This is a Forest Service campground. There are no hookups. There is a dump at a nearby campground. The RV sites are widely spaced, but there is no shade. Rigs over 35 feet will have a hard time fitting into a site. There are 360 degree spectacular views. Fill your water tank in advance. The only water on site is hand pumped. Reservations are available and required for weekends. The vault toilets are clean. There are no showers. This is a place for people who love camping and the outdoors. Man made amenities are in short supply here. The nightly rate is with a Golden Age pass. - NT2013
Jun 2011 - $8.00
This is a forest service campground. There are no hookups. The 3 pull-thru sites are on the creek. However, they are really just wide spots in the road. That said they are private and pretty special. Most of the other RV sites are short and open with no shade. But they have wonderful scenery 360 degrees of it. All have picnic tables tables and fire rings. It is the tents sites that justify the high rating--they are actually a 10 plus. The hiking is also a 10. Wonderful trails!! Trail rides are available just down the rode. Horses are in good condition and gentle. To reach the camp ground take Hwy 24W make a right on CR 77 (less than a mile from Lake George). It is paved. Follow it for 13 miles. The last 7 miles have lots of pot holes. The campground is poorly marked so starting looking for it on the right when you pass the little white school house (looks like a church). Turn right at the end of the white fence just pass the old school. Roads in the campground are good. Tent people will need reservations for the 8 walk in sites. RVers probably can get in without reservations during the week. This campground is full every weekend. - NT2013
Lakewood, Colorado (map) | (303) 697-6159
Sites: 52 | Latest Rate: $25.00 | 18 Reviews
Sep 2016 - $25.00
Great clean city park, and value for the location. Park is about 3o minutes from denver, only 10 minutes to red rocks amphitheater. Close to major highways, restaurants, grocery stores, and shops. Electric only sites, although there is water spickets throughout the park, if you get lucky can just run a hose over and fill up your tank. Cell service worked great for At&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile. Sites are very large with fire pits and a picnic table. Tons of walking and biking trails surrounding the park A.so borders a golf course, which has a walking/biking path that runs through it. - SprintingAcrossAmerica
Sep 2016 - $20.00
We stayed at Bear Creek for three days in a motorhome. Though the sites weren't level, we were able to get stabilized without to much difficulty. The sites were roomy and quiet, with plenty of room for tow and great Verizon signal. We had friends join us who stayed in the cabins and their only complaint was the terrible smell in the pit toilets. It was hardly bearable, but fortunately they could just use ours. That did require us to go to the dump station more than we'd anticipated, but all in all it wasn't a big deal. We would stay there again. - lpsmith
Jul 2016 - $25.00
Very quite, great lake facilities and other sports if desired. The area were the camp sites are do not have large trees as yet but they have been planted. It was a mix of tents, RV's of different ages. There were children, old folks like us, 20 somethings but very quite the 3 days we were there. - LindaGarrard
Oct 2016 - $55.00
On a gravel drive. No grass. Very close together sites. If you have a spot in the north edge you have a good view. Everyone else parking lot. - Paige Taylor
Sep 2016 - $56.00
Spend the night here. Very nice. - tdwms
Aug 2016 - $47.00
As I read many of the other reviews of this park, I feel a little foolish writing my review. I'm not sure that we were staying at the same park.
First, the positives. The staff was very friendly and efficient and we were escorted to our spot upon arrival. The problem with the road has been addressed and there is now an easier entrance.
Then, the negatives. The park is basically a gravel parking lot with concrete pads installed. There are a few trees that have been planted in the gravel that will be nice once they mature. The spaces are very narrow. Our neighbor had two trucks parked and although they were fully in their space, the truck bumper was about 3 feet from the bench of our picnic table. Too close for me. The 5th wheel across the parking lot had 2 trucks and a small car parked in their space. Pretty tight! The new entrance is not marked as such. Although we were on the right road, the place where we needed to enter looked like an exit. The upper loop where we were parked offered no view whatsoever, except of other rigs. We have been on the road for 4 months and this is the most we have paid for a spot, yet, this is the most unpleasant park that we have been in during this time. We will look for a different park next time we are through this area. - themom3
Oct 2016 - $31.00
Spent a week here. Very nice and scenic. Lots of walking trails. Laundry was an extra bonus at a state park. You did have to pay a $8 daily fee on top of the nightly rate. - Paige Taylor
Sep 2016 - $30.00
We stayed at Chatfield SP for two weeks shortly after staying at nearby Cherry Creek SP for two weeks, so drawing comparisons is inevitable. Chatfield gets high marks for offering full hookups and level, concrete sites for only $30/night. There are lots of paved trails for biking and walking, and we never ran out of places to walk our dog from the campground (including walking him down to the lake for a swim). Although the park has great views of the nearby mountains, we found the park scenery itself to be pretty bland--very few trees, mostly just open fields. Of the four camping loops, we found that the sites in A, B, and C were fairly close together. We chose D loop which has much larger and more private sites. Although we saw a strong signal from the campground WiFi we were never able to get connected. Our Verizon and AT&T both hovered around 1-2 bars of signal so we switched on our cell booster for better speeds. The fenced 70-acre dog park ($2/day or $20/year) is very nice, with paved walking trails and several small lakes for dogs to swim in. It's on the other side of the State Park though, which means a 7-mile drive from the campground, around the lake, on 25 MPH roads, so plan on 15 minutes each way to get to the dog park. The park roads are generally good, but some sections are new and wide with bike lanes, and some sections are old and narrow, so you WILL be driving slowly behind bicyclists pretty often. It also takes at least 15 minutes to exit the park and get to the nearest stores. Despite these drawbacks it's a very nice park and we'll likely return. - LifeRebooted
Sep 2016 - $30.00
No wi-fi in 163 - 173 area, but the repeater made wireless available sometimes in the larger-numbered sites in the D loop. Restrooms were clean for a state campground. The loop configuration makes you feel like you have your own space. If you're near the side by the marina you can hear the clanging of the boats' rigging if the wind is blowing. It's like a wind chime, pleasant and soothing. We weren't bothered by any noise, but kept our windows closed most of the time because the nights were starting to get a little cool and we needed the heater in the morning. Chatfield is close to the Denver metro area, which makes it very popular, especially on weekends. Those go fast, and since reservations can be made 6 months in advance, your only hope for a weekend night is a cancellation. Reservations are through ReserveAmerica, and if you think there's no room try modifying your search for a single day, then hit the tab for Date Range Availability. You may be able to stay longer if you are willing to switch sites. There may also be walk-ins from cancellations, since the reservation system requires a 3-day lead time. Nightly rate does not include $10 fee per reservation nor the daily park entrance fee. You can stay 14 days out of 45. We stayed in multiple sites and got a lucky weekend cancellation, so we didn't have to leave the park, but we did have to change location every day or two. That was preferable to finding a different park! We fit easily into all the sites in D loop with our 45' fifth wheel, didn't have to unhook the Freightliner, and the sites were so level that we just put down the Big Foot for stability. We also had room for the car in the space. - Denise and Glenn
Sep 2016 - $55.00
Our site abutted onto a noisy industrial firm. Our view from the site was of ugly rusted 55 gal barrels and metal parts. Metal clanging sounds awakened us often. Sites are tight, wifi non-existent, pool and hot tub were closed for season even though temps were in mid-80s. We were charged peak season rate of about $60. When I asked manager for a rate reduction due to wifi and pool amenities not available, I was quickly informed I was wrong to ask for a reduction since all campgrounds have bad wifi and they charge peak rates into November without pool and hot tub. Very rude management. They believe the customer is always WRONG. Drive on by this place...there are other decent rv parks in the area. - MNDoodles
Sep 2016 - $59.00
We stayed 3 nights just this week at a cost of $180 for 3 nights. All the other places in the Denver area were full so we had little choice.
Staff were nice - but we didn't have much contact with them to rave much more than this.
Grounds are clean and trash is picked up at your site by 10:00am each morning
$180 for 3 nights. Most expensive site rent I've ever paid in 25 years of camping
Space M34 was a bad space. It is located at the back of the park, next to long-term renters. The motorcycle rider (M36) goes to work at around 6:30am. NOT the best way to wake up in the morning. The 5-ers in space (M35) leave their dogs locked up all day. Periodically barking. Leveling on the very new concrete pad, should have been easier, but for the edge drop-offs, etc. Our 3 steps were way too high so they provided a step stool. Problem is - the ground slopes down so the step stool, any step stool used, was not solid and wobbled. This is a huge accident/injury problem.
Showers are not cleaned properly. In stall 3 - for two days there was a hair in the shelves(soap dish) in the shower and a crusty q-tip that the cleaning crew didn't see? Really? They missed this twice? The soap dishes in stall 3 had soap scum build up and dust accumulation. It was gross. The grout in the shower stalls has not been scrubbed in a while and again the soap dishes had major build up. Periodic use of a bottle of Tilex would go far to improving the shower stall cleanliness. The tops of the divider walls between the shower stalls has about 1/4 of dust accumulation.
The toilet stall door was broken, and instead of actually fixing, there was a hook and eye which left an inch space for others to see me doing my business.
Wifi was sparse and was in and out during our visit. For the price we paid - internet should be screaming fast.
We will be back in the Denver area but we won't be back at this place, nor any of the other affiliated RV parks. - JoshuaTree
Sep 2016 - $60.00
This stay was unpleasant from the start. We booked a 2 day stay based on a Good Sam rating. After booking, we phoned to see if we could come in 2 days early. They said they did not have any availability. I found another campground for the extra 2 days. When I showed up at Dakota Ridge on the date we had reserved we found they assumed we weren't coming. I explained that I hadn't cancelled and the manager yelled at me and said I had cancelled. He yelled that he wasn't arguing with me. Because he had space he said he would let us stay.
The roads in the park are not in good repair, the WiFi is iffy, the RV spots are crammed together and you are up close to the next RV. They charge extra for day visitors, dump station, vehicle washing and do not accept mail. The park is next to a busy road and it is very noisy at night. We won't be back. - Dutchstar2
Jul 2015 - $35.00
Nothing fancy here, cramped sites, some paved, some gravel. A good sized laundry room that isn't cleaned very often. Nice neighbors, mostly long term residents. No trees, and the grassy areas are marked to keep dogs off. There is a dog walk area. One of several not very destination-like RV parks in the Denver area. The staff is nice. - WanderingWraith
Sep 2014 - $34.00
This was a place to park for a couple of nights. It did have full hookups, but other than that, I can't say much for this place. The sites are so closely jammed together that there isn't room to put your awning out. Dog walk is quite a hike from most RV spaces, and is just a gravel area. Signs at every grassy area warning you to keep your dogs off the grass. I saw a WiFi antenna on top of the laundry building, but could not access the WiFi without signing up and paying, which I don't do. I would not stay here again. - gfs1943
Aug 2013 - $30.00
This park is the strangest we have stayed in. The sites are concrete and maybe 3 feet wider than our rig. A class A pulled in to the site next to ours, and his slideout was 14 inches from mine. His heater port was right outside our bedroom window, sounded like a tractor starting up. Must be a dog kennel next door to the park--not a relaxing morning. Moving around the site requires care as the next site was about 18" lower than ours with a steep slope to stumble over. Would not feel secure, were I not armed. I'm not sure I could have pulled out, if anyone was in the site below ours, very tight as it was. Stay at Walmart, you'll be better off. - Mike Hartwell