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31 RV 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
Sep 2018 - $25.00
I don't even know where to start but will try going best to worst. The bathroom is clean enough to be tolerable - didn't use the showers but they appeared to be similar. That's the best. The sites are all gravel and dirt. No grass anywhere. They are literally side by side so slide-outs were within 1-2 feet of neighbor. You have to weave and duck to walk between sites. The whole place is pretty sketchy. We saw one site occupied by someone overhauling his pickup and apparently sleeping in the truck and my parents were nearly run over one night as the sheriff chased a vehicle through the campground. But wait, there's more. The host or ranger or whatever was the most awful, foul-tempered person I've ever encountered in a park. She yelled at people, accused one of our family of having expired license plates (they weren't), and ultimately kicked another one of my family out of the park (no refunds) saying their camper wasn't "legal". The alleged illegal camper was a recent private party purchase so no plates, rather, "In Transit", and keep bill of sale on you at all times, plate within 30 days - which is the law in our home state. Because that's apparently not the law in Colorado, she deemed them illegal and kicked them out (their pickup tow vehicle was plated and licensed). Her reasoning was they need to "keep the riffraff out". See above stories and know they aren't successful at keeping said "riffraff" out and her application of rules is inconsistent at best. We are a family of respectable professionals and retirees gathering for a family event in Colorado and we were treated horribly. Sadly, we had stayed at this park several years ago and it was much nicer and we never encountered such problems - so it has gone downhill fast. I will never ever consider staying here again. Find a Walmart parking lot - you'll be safer, better respected, and not be kicked out. - MamaK
Jul 2018 - $20.00
It's a good place to stay when passing through Boulder. Some grass and gravel. We stayed overnite, but spoke with people who had been there vacationing and they liked it. Close to activities in the area. - skier1947
Jul 2018 - $25.00
We were lucky to get the very last site that our rig could fit in - 30 amp electric only. The next day we were able to pull into a newer site with 50 amp and water. Sites are dirt but fairly level. We could not get satellite reception in the first site but were able to get it in the 2nd site. This is a very bare bones park with an automated system for paying. It's not possible to find an available site without using the machine which makes finding a site very difficult. You need to walk through and find sites without RVs and then go to the machine and plug in the site number to see if it's available. I will say the 2 park "rangers" were very helpful. We were here for a family reunion and all parks in the area from Denver north were full. Our reservation at a real park was mixed up so we had no choice but to stay here. It isn't bad for overnight if you can get in. Arrive early and hope! - dickens
Aug 2016 - $19.00
The roads are winding and they're not clearly marked, so it is difficult finding out where to go.
We were woken by police officers shaking our tent at 4 AM, as was everyone else at the campground. It was horrifying.
It is always very full, and there are tons of loud children and infants. - Hayley W
Jul 2015 - $13.00
We are full timers and spent late May through August in this park. This is the only park I know of in Denver area that is NO reservations - which is great. You can almost always get in during week days, and often on weekends, just by showing up around the noon check out time. First come, first serve. The 2 catches are that you must be out one day after 14 days, and you can't occupy the park on holiday weekends - 4th of July, Memorial Day, etc. They are reserved for boaters with passes. You can buy an annual $16 senior pass, which eliminates the $7 a day entrance fee. We paid $12 a day, plus the one time $16. Wonderful, spacious sites by the lake, and some not so spacious further back. - charlyhors
Jul 2015 - $19.00
We stayed here about 4 years ago, and the quality has stayed about the same, the sites are spacious, and its a good value for the $$. The fishing is ok and they have one dock near the boat ramp you can also fish from. The rangers are very helpful in seeing you are sucessful in catching something. I wish they had at least a dump station on site. - Fitzjohnfan
Sep 2017 - $40.00
This RV Park has been completely rejuvenated after a terrible flood. New sites have been made. Unfortunately the price to stay here has escalated so that the park is no longer good value. All the sites are back-in. In half the sites, trees prevent getting satellite reception. Management seems unaware of the desire of many to get satellite TV reception, so all the sites backing up to the trees are filled while the more open spots are empty. There are rules against using charcoal barbecue except in the awkward pits provided by the park (Only one nearby for the motor home people.) We used to like this park, but because of the price and the problems with TV reception, we are unsure if we will stay there again. - hoppytoad
Jun 2017 - $35.00
This city park is right in downtown Lyons and was wiped out by a flood in 2013. Most of the town was damaged also. So the city rebuilt the entire park. Group shelters, picnic, tent site, restrooms, showers are all new. There are only 17 RV sites with full hook ups, more tent sites. This park stays full. Locals flood the park on weekends with soccer games and other activities. All roads in the park are dirt so with a lot of activity the dust flies so you have to keep doors and windows closed. No WiFi or cable. The rates are up there with nicer RV parks where these services are provided. But the city can charge these rates because there is no competition in the area. On top of that they only take cash or check as payment. That's just weird in this day and time. The camp hosts were super nice and helpful. We were next to them for three weeks and saw how hard they worked. The city feels they need to charge for a lot of things; the park parking lots have a electronic parking machine where visitors pay like $5 for four hours, showers are coin op. Most disturbing, the city will totally rent out the entire park to groups that allows this group to totally run the park for their group for a period of time. The park hosts have to move out during this time. Locals are banned from this city park during this time. Makes you wonder what's going on during this time. Weekends and summer traffic in Lyons is heavy with people headed and returning from Estes Park. All in all, this was the most unusual park we have stayed at, but we made the best of it. The City of Lyons is in the tourism business big time so they need to step up and up grade their services. - Milton1 -_
Oct 2016 - $33.00
A small park owned by the Town of Lyons. This RV park and adjacent city park was completely rebuilt after devastating floods three years ago. The town has spent over $8 million on the rebuild. Very clean bathrooms.
A limited number of sites with full hook-ups are available. They are all level and no pull throughs.
This park is now open all year. A creek runs around 3 sides of the city park and looks good for fishing but we didn't try. 20 miles to Estes Park via Hwy 36.
Management is friendly and conscientious. - Eric 921
Oct 2018 - $37.00
I would have given this park a "10" except that it is located next to I-25 so you are never free of the highway sounds, otherwise it's a great place to stay for a night or a week. Campground was amazingly clean as were the facilities. It is located next to the St. Vrain river and wetlands so there it's something of a bird watching mecca. Also there are plenty of nature and hiking trials as well as fishing opportunities. As for the campsites there are 87 total about half are electric only and the other half are full hookup. Each site comes with a level concrete pad, picnic table and fire ring. - longgone
Sep 2018 - $35.00
This is a lovely state park RV CG, located near freeway and very convenient to Longmont area. Sites are pull-thru in loops adjacent to the graveled interior road, sites are graveled, very spacious, and surrounded by grass. Sites have picnic tables with a wind shield. Reservations require registration with state park service reservation system, but once done, easy to make reservations. This appears to be a very popular destination for locals on weekends, so reservations required far in advance for weekends, but not so much during the week. Park staff very friendly & helpful. - JerryD
Sep 2018 - $30.00
Gravel roads inside the park, however, park staff keep them watered so there is limited dust. Excellent sites, pull through and level. We stayed in the Kestrell Section. The only negatives are the added fees: $10 Reserve America fee per reservation and the park entrance fee. We purchased the annual pass since we stayed several days at several Colorado State Parks. No charge for tow vehicle as long as you tow the vehicle into the park. Easy access to interstate. Walking trails around the lakes inside the park. - Mustcamp
Jul 2017 - $21.00
The campground is hilly, so it doesn't feel like you're right next to anyone (the sites are level). Some sites are better than others, and I would recommend staying far from the playground if you can (it's noisy and busy). The pit toilet doors slam, so stay away from those, too. The sites toward the back at the bottom of the hill have the most privacy and shade. The location is very convenient. I would stay here again. - OffroadGirl
Jul 2010 - $17.00
Pretty good forest service cg, close to Nederland. But could not find a single level site, and as previously said, this place is best for tents and vans. No cell reception. Hosts never made contact with anyone and raced around in a truck. - Annie's Song
Jul 2010 - $17.00
This is a gorgeous setting (right in the middle of National Forest at 8,600 feet). Sites are dirt and vary a bit in size and levelness. There's a handfull of spaces for big-rigs (we have a 40' Class A), but I'd say the majority of the sites are better suited to tenters and smaller rigs. Fire-pit, grill and bench at each site. Pretty forest views and good space between campers. Half the sites are reservable, the others are first-come-first-serve. Potable water, but NO dumpstation here. No hookups. Pit toilets only. Overall a a primitive campground in a lovely and very relaxing forest setting. We'd definitely go back. - nina_70
Jun 2017 - $20.00
Lucked into this campground when we planned a last minute trip. About an hour away from Rocky Mountain National Park. Campground is situated in a beautiful valley. No hookups and cannot accommodate large RVs. (Narrow roads) Campground is popular, but we were able to come in early on a Sunday and get a first come first serve spot. Restrooms are pit toilets, but they are and I am not kidding, the cleanest campground restrooms i have ever seen! Hiking trails near campground in Roosevelt National Forest. Beautiful scenery and great place for spotting moose. Even had one walk through our campsite. - CansasKamper
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
Jul 2018 - $26.00
First time back to Golden Gate Canyon in over 30 years, and it did not disappoint. Site was in loop C (#031) and was a good site, though it could have been more level. Had to lower the front end about as low as it would go, and boards under the curb side of the trailer. That said, it as a wonderful weekend. Camping in the pines, drove around the park exploring and went down to the main visitors center. Well staffed, friendly and knowledgable. Good access to areas outside of the park, such as Black Hawk and Central City. Didn't use any of the facilities, so can't comment about their status. But the campsite was clean. And unlike another poster, I have no problem whatsoever with the Rangers patrolling the area. Nice to know that they are watchful, and it seemed as though their primary interest was to make sure that campfires were always attended to. - ThomInColorado
Aug 2017 - $26.00
We camp here about every other year and it never disappoints! Great scenery, (fairly) level sites, quiet and clean! Our site #53 is a very long pull-through on a corner with no neighbors around. Not full hookups, but steady 30a power with no issues. Shower house fairly close and clean. Lots of dog-friendly hiking trails nearby! We will be back! - colochoclab
May 2017 - $26.00
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. - 67L48