7 Parks near Battlement Mesa, Colorado
Oct 2015 - $26.00
Stayed here for about 10 days. Campground is quiet and the electrical does not work at several sites, so check power before setting up. This park was expanded for all the oilfield workers during the boom. Now the boom is over and they seem to be trying to make it a nice park again after neglecting it for several years. Our site was paved and pretty level. Plenty of room to set up. The laundry is ok. Equipment is old and 2 of the dryers seem to have been used to dry clothing that had been oily. If you pick your dryer, they work fine and don't damage clothes.
I would stay here again, but wish they offered a discounted weekly rate or passport America. Golf course nearby is wonderful and the views are very nice. Hope they continue to improve the park. - Mgtann
Mar 2009 - $30.00
We are not RV-ers we are Pipeliners, so we travel full time living in our RV. We stayed in Battlement Mesa for 8 months. This Park was one of the better parks that we have ever stayed at. It was clean and well kept. The lots were fairly large. The lots are all paved with gravel surrounding, however they did have some large grassy spots in the park and there were a few play grounds within walking distance. The laundry facilities were a bit undesirable (small & unclean). We had to travel to Parachute to find a decent laundr-o-mat. Everything else seemed to be very clean and the lawn was mowed regularly. The parks tenants are mostly long term and it isn't as friendly to overnight users, but they can still be accommodated. The very best thing about this park is that there aren't park employees and managers in everyone's business all the time. It is very private and you can live as you please without being harassed. However if you do have a problem or are creating a problem, it will be taken care of promptly by the city of Battle Mesa. (The city owns the Park). - sds7175
Jun 2014 - $16.00
Rifle Gap State Park is built around the reservoir created behind the Rifle Gap Dam about six or seven miles outside of Rifle. It's main purpose seems to be to give the semi-local folks somewhere to take their motor boats. It's relatively small and since motor boats are allowed you will be able to hear them during the day. The noise was not obnoxious when we were there in early season but it probably gets more crowded in July and August and therefore louder. The boat ramp is set up to handle fairly sizeable boats and there were a number of fisherman out also in the early morning and evenings. It's a popular spot. If you want a little more quiet and some trees go up the road to Rifle Falls Campground but make reservations early for that one. It's small and fills up fast. Pinion Loop at Rifle Gap State Park is a small loop and allows only tents and small RVs. The loop is high on a hill overlooking the reservoir. There are two campsites (86 and 87) that directly face the view. I stayed in 87 and I recommend 86. This is also about the only loop in the park to offer any shade. I don't fish or water ski so a couple nights was all I needed to see it, get a few good pictures and make some nice memories of camping. The campfire in the evening overlooking the reservoir and the gap with many stars and a full moon was truly awesome. - Lifes Good
Jul 2015 - $20.00
This is a nice state park in a quiet location. The sites are spacious and clean. We had a great site right next to the water. The camp host was there to clean as soon as a camper left. There are several camping loops in the park. We were in the Cottonwood loop which had water & electric. There are loops with electric only and full-hookups. Sites are asphalt and are level. - jacknpeg
Sep 2012 - $23.00
Rifle Gap has multiple loops. We stayed in Sage, which is basic only with no hookups. The rate includes a $7 a day park fee. Full hookup sites are $8 more. We had Sage all to ourselves and just dumped and filled in the morning at the dump station. Very large, level, pull thru sites, with decent separation. We overnighted here and would repeat. - CharlieS
Jun 2012 - $27.00
Very nice campground. Only 11 sites in this loop and all have a view of the reservoir. The host and handicapped sites have sewer, the rest do not. The bathrooms were spotless and the water/elec worked great. The rate reflects the $7/day fee the State charges but we bought the yearly pass. The correct GPS coordinates to get here are: 39.633395,-107.743748. We would stay here again. - RVInn
Jun 2016 - $28.00
Beautiful view from the Lake view Loop. Could be a bit exposed if windy or bad weather. Lovely clean sites, well maintained. Be aware you need to pay an additional $7.00 a day park fee on top of your camping fee. But it does give you access to Rifle Falls Park as well as Rifle Gap park when you go exploring. - AdrianaW
Sep 2015 - $29.00
We stopped here for a quick overnight and fell in love with this state park. To be clear, it's a ways off of I-70. To get to it requires traveling a windy and sometimes narrow road with some very sharp turns. It makes for some interesting times in a 40' class A motorhome. But the drive is worth it!!!
The park is one of the nicest state parks we've ever camped in. Check in was a breeze. The site itself was a pull through and the pad was concrete. The utility hookup was very clean with all the utilities either in a concrete box or in very clean and raked gravel.
The picnic table is covered by a small pavilion which is located on a gravel pad. I was amazed that even the gravel pad had been raked prior to our arrival.
The only reason that this park is not rated a "10" is because there is no shade. Still, this is an absolutely beautiful park located on the lake. I'll be back. - Maddog11
Aug 2015 - $1.00
First the Colorado State Park Campgrounds are fantastic we have not had a bad stay in one so far. We could only stay 3 nights at Rifle Gap as we came without reservations. We stayed in the Lakeview section with outstanding views full hookups and a roof over the table.
The sites are spacious, sunny and open with a concrete pad, picnic table and fire ring. - Ronahue
Sep 2015 - $35.00
This park is less than a year old and very well laid out. The driveways are wide and easy to navigate. The sites are spacious and level with grass and a picnic table. The WiFi did not work while we were there apparently their service provider was having some problems. The staff was friendly and helpful. We used this park as a base to visit Aspen and Breckenridge. We would choose to have one of the sites on the river next time we stay here. - 2WArvers
Aug 2015 - $41.00
Brand new park in between I-70 and Colorado River. Sites are long and spaced apart about 10 to 12 feet. No shade trees yet as they only opened in the spring of 2015. Large grassy area to walk dogs and grass path that runs along the river. Staff was friendly and helpful. Some train noise and traffic noise from the interstate. - Paul_L63
Oct 2015 - $22.00
We camped at Vega State Park in the Early Settlers CG in August and again in October 2015. This is the only campground in the park with electric and water. It has beautiful views. No trees but the views make up for it. Spaces are nicely laid out. You can ride your ATV right from the campground to some nice public land trails. Bath house is clean and everything worked well. Our friends camped at the primitive CG about 1/2 mile away. They also enjoyed their experience. The primitive CG had trees and very private spots. We will continue to stay at Vega State Park. One note: there is no cell service around the area at all. The nearest place we could get service was about 7 miles West toward the small town of Collbran. - User3442
Jun 2012 - $30.00
We had a very nice lakeside spot with covered picnic table. Fishing was great. Easy access to Grand Mesa. However, the bathrooms were run down and nasty. Showers were disgusting. They were pay showers that liked to take your money. Camp hosts were grumpy. You would think a place without full hook-ups would try to keep the bathrooms in good repair. We were saddened because Colorado State Parks are usually our favorites to stay in. Bring your bird feeders. There are millions of hummingbirds here. - squeek33
Jun 2012 - $24.00
What a beautiful place, it ranks in my top 5 now! With lots of wildlife around, the lakes and the mountains, it is very picturesque. You can see the lake from most sites, as the CG sits up on a small rise above it. Another camper might obscure part of your view but it's still very nice. The fishing is very good here too. There's easy access to the water with a road that goes all the way around, and there are several boat ramps also. With no sewer we had to watch our black tank closely, but the bathrooms are nice if you need them. We saw some awesome sunrises over the lake, as well as plenty of wildlife, including bald eagles. Also, it's amazing how many hummingbirds there are here at this time of year. Bring your feeder and you'll enjoy the show! This park is pretty remote so hit the grocery store before you come, and stock up. It's 30 minutes just to Collbran because the roads are winding and hilly. But it is a really nice little town, though limited on selection. Nearby Grand Mesa is enough reason to come to Vega by itself. It's really beautiful all over the Mesa, with numerous lakes, streams, trails and other points of interest. Vega Lodge, opposite the CG, has a good little restaurant. We ate there several times and had good meals each time. And it overlooks the lake so you'll enjoy a stop there I'm sure. The only negatives are there are lots of chipmunks, some of whom like to explore the inside of your home, and there seems to be a lot of fast drivers going through the CG. Could the rangers do something about the latter? I don't know. We were at the bottom of a hill so maybe folks were just letting it "get away" from them a little bit. But watch your kids and pets. Otherwise I'd say it was a perfect trip for us. - afletch