28 Parks near Boulder, Colorado
Jul 2010 - $13.00
Although this RV park did not have amenities and was very basic, we were happy to have it available. There is no other RV parking in the vicinity of Boulder. Since we wanted to visit our daughter there, we needed this play to stay. The management was friendly, but Wi-Fi only worked inside the building. - Ricky724
Jul 2015 - $30.00
We had reserved a non sewer site, upon arrival we learned it was $23 to use the dump station. The receptionist let us move to a sewer site (which was $2.59/night more but less than $23). She was very friendly and helpful. While we were there we had a package sent Fed Ex there, both lady hosts were extremely helpful with this, both watching out for our package if it came before we arrived. Many many thanks to them! The site we moved to, #5, was extremely narrow, but it had sewer. We stayed 2 nights. Bathrooms clean, had to put quarters in to take showers, but I did not use so I don't know how much it cost. We were very close to downtown Golden. A few over the air channels, good Verizon signal. Wifi if you sat near the reception area. Would stay here again without hesitation. - Chucknviv
Jun 2015 - $30.00
Stayed here for 10 days, split between site #13 and site #14. Had to play a sort of "musical chairs" on our transition day because three sites were switching, all amongst each other! That was interesting. Somehow, it was done though, and all was well. Site #13 is a bit of a squeeze, as you need to get in close to the edge of the site to make sure you're not blocking the pull through site directly behind you. Thankfully, they guide you to your site and help you position, because this campground is confusing. It's very old, and most of the sites show it (odd spacing, lots of tiny spaces, weird hookup locations, etc).
We were told our hookups were at the back of our site, but when we went to hookup, we weren't numbered for that specific box - we were numbered for a box about 10 feet in FRONT of our rv and down the slope (all sites on the ridge share electric and water with the tent site on the bottom of the ridge). This was very confusing and we had to go out and buy an extension cord to be able to make it work. Then, a few days in, we walked by the hookups and saw that the box we'd originally been told to hook up to (which was only numbered for the tent below) was now magically numbered for our site (#13). Seems the host came by, saw what we had to do to hook up, thought "oops", went and numbered the correct electric box, BUT NEVER TOLD US. We switched it to that one, but it was our last night. We can forgive the bungle, but at least tell us!!
Site #14 was easier by far. Leveling and hookups were all easy. Trash is a bit far from this section of the campground. Also, since this seemed like a grey area when I was researching, you DO need to pay to use the dump station, EVEN IF YOU ARE CAMPING. The fee is $23, and you'll have to sign paperwork acknowledging this.
Other than that, this was a good campground. We were able to get a Verizon Mifi signal. Sites felt open, there's a trail across the road that's great for dogs, and the mountain views are wonderful. - LanderWust
May 2015 - $30.00
Memorial Day weekend at Chief Hosa, one of the coldest/rainiest holidays in recent memory. The site we had was OK, it was fairly level, but it was muddy, particularly where the tow vehicle was parked. Didn't spend much time outside due to the weather. The campground can get crowded and the sites are close together, but no more so than some of those parking lot RV parks where there's barely room to breathe. The staff was friendly and very helpful, guide to help us get the rig in place. Water/Electric connections, no sewer. Only drawback -- they charge an additional $23 to use the dump station there, which is way too steep a price. I gave the park a 7 rating, since it's a viable park to stay in, close to I-70 and amenities, easy commute to Denver or Evergreen/Conifer area. Some of the sites aren't overly level, and it does take some experience in getting in and around the campground, as there are a lot of trees, and some tight turns. It was clean, and the restrooms were very clean. Some folks gripe about the fee to shower, but it's not really unreasonable. - ThomInColorado
Jul 2016 - $60.00
The new ownership of this campground has done a great job improving this place. The sites are slightly narrow for large motorhomes with slides, but we still fit, just closer to neighbors than we usually are. However this campground does not have the ability to expand as it is tucked in to a defined area in a city environment. The location is great as you are close to downtown Golden and have easy access to I-70 if heading into Denver.
The staff was very nice and helpful, the pool and hot tub very clean, bathrooms spotless. You cannot hear the traffic from I-70 even though just off the interstate.
We will definitely stay here again when we come to Denver. Highly recommended!
Price is on the high side but that is expected when in a city. - Hula dancer
Jul 2016 - $63.00
We stayed here twice in July. The park is very busy and the exceptional staff works hard to keep ahead of the action. For example, we came to Denver for a funeral. Our initial checkout day and the funeral were on the same day. The front desk staff found us another site in the park which allowed us the extra night. We had a long pull through and a deep back in. Both had room for our motor home and toad. The pull throughs are set up nicely with rigs alternating directions keeping utilities out of view. We have stayed here before and will again. - Scott and Lorraine
Jul 2016 - $59.00
As described in previous reviews, location, location, location. This park is so convenient to freeways, shopping, movies, downtown Golden and Denver. Clearly it's banking on that convenience to command the high price. The page of rules and regulations are enough to make even a Washington DC bureaucrat blush. We stayed here about 5 years ago in one of the end sites with a private patio. The grass was greener, patio table looked new, and the office accepted our UPS mail forwarded package without hesitation. It seemed like a very guest friendly, welcoming resort. It was expensive then too, but not nearly what it is today. Because we had such a positive experience the first time, we neglected to read updated reviews of this park on RV Park Reviews. Big mistake. The price has gone up, but the amenities are going down, like they no longer accept UPS or FedEx packages for guests, and the overall appearance isn't what we remembered. Our 2 week visit was in a site with the communal patio area, and we had to disconnect the tow vehicle and park it in front of the motorhome to reach hookups. The grass was dead and the patio tables had seen better days. While our neighbors were very nice, they had a large family BBQ which, through no fault of their own, placed the party right in front of our motorhome. When it came to laundry, the washers were $2.50 and the dryers were $.25 for 4 minutes and they don't even get hot. After what felt like a trip to Las Vegas and a session with a slot machine, we gave up on the dyer and took everything back to the rig still damp. Even the laundry is no bargain here. Sadly, there is so much untapped potential, but you don't get much bang for your buck anymore. It's a mystery why Good Sam rates this park a 10. We won't be back. - Dunwrkn
Jul 2016 - $24.00
This used to be our favorite but the last two trips it has gone to heck! We were here four nights and the bathrooms were NEVER cleaned. Floor was spotted and stained, TP all over, and trash can in bath never emptied. We used their showers once, and they were both (men & women) filthy. I mentioned these complaints to a ranger and was told to "be tolerant" as they are short handed. That seemed odd, as they had two host couples who never did anything that we saw but walk their dogs.
We won't be back to this state park, even though it is in a great location. - number one
Jul 2014 - $22.00
Great state park camping! The scenery is breathtaking! Very similar to Mueller State Park in appearance, just smaller and closer to Denver. We stay here every year and enjoy it immensely. Too bad it was not full hookups, oh well. Watch out for the close trees when turning. We traveled the Peak to Peak highway to Estes Park this time. Worth the time and drive! We will be back! - colochoclab
Sep 2013 - $22.00
Beautiful scenery! We love this campground! densely wooded sites, so be careful pulling in and out of your spot. No Wi-Fi, but contrary to the park's notice, we DID have limited cell service through AT&T. I would have given this park a higher rating, but the camp hosts were not to be seen during our entire stay. Their rig was parked in the host spot, but no hosts. Campsites were dirty with trash and fire pits not cleaned out. Not a huge deal, but we've come to expect better from the hosts. We will be back! - colochoclab
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
Oct 2015 - $20.00
The sites in this park are pretty close together. We are able to get our slides out but you are very close to your neighbor. It can be very muddy when it rains. This campground is in town so your are close to groceries and several big box stores. Boulder is a short drive and Denver is about half an hour away. The location is the best feature. We found this park to be fairly quiet. We were one of the lucky sites that had a picnic table. Most don't. - barthur
Jun 2015 - $20.00
We have used this campground many times in the past due to family in Longmont. Positives: Location is right behind the County Fairgrounds, so convenient for events (if you don't mind horses with occasional noise and odor) and the Sat. AM farmer's market. Short drive to shopping, including a Super Target. Nice walking trails around ponds with osprey nesting areas. Negatives: Sadly, our most recent visit was miserable. There are no sewer hookups (dump station) and the bathhouse, consisting of men's and women's bathrooms with toilets/sinks and a row of separate shower rooms, is heavily used and filthy. The bath house is cleaned by county jail inmates, and cleaned poorly. The lights kept going on and off for an inexplicable reason, making the bath house impossible to use at night. Apparently the county very honorably welcomed refugees from last year's horrible floods to camp there, but there still seems to be some people living there semi-permanently with rigs in disrepair. The grounds get muddy in rain since roads and sites are all gravel. The grounds are weed-infested. As a result, the whole campground now has a very seedy appearance despite a nice flower bed framing the front. There is a clerk manning an office, but if you arrive after hours you have to go over to the county maintenance yard nearby to get the bath house code. There is a cash machine to pay (need exact change or credit card) regardless if the clerk is there. $20 reflects electric only, $25 for electric & water. We will probably stay again, however, since St. Vrain State Park, the other option in town, is more expensive and further out of town. We'll just have to be self-contained and hope for no rain. - bigfootcamper
Jun 2015 - $25.00
This is an older park with dirt roads and sites. Most of the campground is too tight for Big Rigs (tight turns and low hanging tree limbs) but there are 8 sites behind the office which can accommodate rigs over 40 feet. No WiFi, cable or sewer. There is a dump station which is easy to access. Since this is a county fairground there are lots of horse shows and events on weekends. Very dusty in the summer. The campground used to take reservations but it is now on a first-come, first-serve system. This will not be a problem if you arrive mid week but weekends seem pretty full. Good location for touring the Boulder area. We will stay here again. - lmg
Jul 2016 - $32.00
We stayed here for two nights. We were only able to get electric at the last moment. The site spaces are spacious, fire ring and table right by the pond. There is noise from I25, but since it was so hot we kept our AC on. The mosquitos are horrible at night. - Kwanyen
Jul 2016 - $32.00
This is a nice state park that is convenient to I-25. Yes you do hear the noise from the interstate, but it didn't bother me. At night we had our A/C on so that drowns out any noise anyway. We stayed in the Coot Pond loop and our site was right by the pond. We had a beautiful view of the Rocky Mountains in the distance and the sunsets in the evening were beautiful. It was very hot when we were there (upper 90s most days), so we didn't get to enjoy the outside as much but the mornings were lovely and evenings were nice as soon as the sun went down. They don't have any laundry facilities here which was inconvenient. Verizon 4G worked well here. The only reason I knock off any stars for this and every other CO state park is because of the ridiculous $10 reservation fee and the fact that you have to pay the $7/day park entrance fee on top of the campground fee. We travel full-time and this is the only state so far that we have been to that makes you pay an entrance fee in addition to the campground fee. Since we are traveling around Colorado for a couple of months it made sense for us to buy the CO state parks annual pass for $70, but it makes staying at CO state parks a lot more expensive than other states. We are from Florida, and FL state parks do NOT make you pay the entrance fee on top of the campground fee to camp there. - Love2Camp777
Jun 2016 - $30.00
This is an outstanding Colorado State Park with a beautiful unobstructed view of the Rocky Mountains, if you are in the Coot Pond Loop. We love it and will make this an annual visit for the maximum 2 weeks allowed. The only disadvantages are lack of laundry facilities at the Camper Services building, and the lack of a "clean" restroom in the full hookup area. Only the "electric only" section has paved roads, but one of the hosts indicated that they plan to pave the full hook up area roads next year, which would eliminate dust in the area. The bicycle/walking trails throughout the park are wonderful. - Casita Vagabond
May 2016 - $19.00
Can't believe this campground hasn't been reviewed more frequently. It's an excellent campground, located between Ward (8 miles away) and Allenspark (8 miles away) at Peaceful Valley. There's actually 2 campgrounds here, Camp Dick (with 40 sites) and Peaceful Valley (with 17 sites). Stayed at Camp Dick over the Memorial Day weekend 2016; rate is without senior pass discount (half price), and did require a 3 night minimum since it was a holiday.
Sites are well spaced, some in the open, some in the trees. CG is in a valley with a stream running through it, quite a few sites are streamside; there's also a cul-de-sac with some sites, in the trees and a bit more private. Each site has a fire ring, table, separate grill and tent pad. All are well maintained and cleaned regularly. CG road is paved; sites are gravel and level.
Family friendly CG, can accommodate a variety of campers/RVs. No hookups at all, and common water available, but faucets are not threaded. Firewood available on site from host. Host very friendly and efficient. - ThomInColorado
Sep 2009 - $17.00
Great campground. Within 1-2 hours of Boulder/ North metro Denver. Dry camping, but we had a generator so no problem for us. No amenities, just a great get-away location. Kids had fun exploring the stream, riding bikes, etc. Will definitely return! - co_campers
May 2016 - $28.00
Great location for the Estes Park region. One thing I noticed that no one mentions in their reviews that there is no over the air TV or cable. So NO TV unless you have satellite. I guess this is normal while in the mountains but a surprise to our group that never encountered this before in our travels. We had a stream behind us near our fire ring/grill which was nice. We stayed 4 nights/ - rdb1
May 2016 - $67.00
Booked a last minute Mother's day stay at Jellystone. It was so much fun. Lots of activities for the kids and free breakfast on Sunday for Moms. The park was very nice, with streams and trees. Some of the sites were close, but others were nicely spaced. It is in the mountains, so the roads in the park are steep, be aware of that with your rig. They help you back in to your site and are really good at it so no problems there. All and all it was an awesome stay. Cute little mini golf course, flag raising with Yogi, Free Mother's Day gift Craft for the kids, Free movie rentals, Laser Tag, Ceramics, Parades with Yogi, playgrounds, pool, etc. LOTS to do. The Staff is excellent and really nice. It rained ALL day on Saturday, so they let people stay past check out to play Golf and do a scavenger hunt. Such a fun place. - Alix1912
Jun 2015 - $55.00
We wanted to stay near Estes Park, but still be in the mountains, and this park fits that description. There are lots of families, but they quiet down after sunset. Steep roads in the park, but it was good exercise to walk around. Spot 68 is great because you are tucked back next to a nice grassy area. The staff is super, and they work hard with a constant smile. It's not cheap, but nothing is cheap in this area. - brewerted
May 2016 - $42.00
Good luck in finding a decent campground on I-76 in CO. This one was adequate for an overnight, but it is really a permanent trailer park, with plenty of junk laying around the full timers. That being said, we felt safe and it was quiet enough for an overnight. We pulled in to several others on the way and would not even consider parking our RV. There is a great business opportunity for someone to open several parks in a cannot miss area. - Sir_Charles395
Sep 2015 - $36.00
The park itself (common areas etc) appears well maintained and clean if old. Unfortunately, the same can't be said about some sites and, as noted, most sites are occupied by long-termers. Quiet for our weekday stay. Perhaps with little turnover there is no need for staff to be responsive via phone or office presence - in fairness, my call re: availability was returned after a few hours. Older park with a somewhat cramped layout but I've had much smaller sites and the road junctions are big enough for big rigs. Some sites could be a leveling challenge. All in all, its acceptable for a short stay. Especially considering what else is available this side of Denver and the price. - fulltimer121
Jun 2013 - $45.00
Although the space was nicely sized, this campground was, well, awful. I called to make the reservation and asked about Internet at the site. She said yes, they have it but it could fade in and out. Well, there was none at the site. I had to get it in the office which closed early-ish, but was also available outside the office door. Sitting in the rain to get Internet was an issue. Also asked if there was a tornado shelter as Denver airport just had one and it was about 10 to 15 minutes away. She said the office was the shelter. However it closes at night so it's a shelter only during the day! This campground was extremely noisy with trains going by at least once an hour, including the middle of the night, all night. It is located about a half block from I-76 so the truck noise goes on all night. The place is not neat as it has probably 90% permanent residents which store junk all over the place. I would not stay at this 'campground' again, nor would I recommend it. I could stay elsewhere for the same or less money and I would. - IreneJD