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Central City, Colorado

Denver West / Central City KOA

Central City, Colorado


605 Lake Gulch Rd Co Rd 6
Central City, Colorado 80427
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Sites: 71
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 39.790475963445
Longitude: -105.51464796066

Elevation: 8881' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $3.50 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 3.50
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi yes
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities yes
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino ?

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54 Reviews

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the most beautiful, scenic campsites we have ever experienced. We stayed at site #5. It was located on top of a hill overlooking the town of Central City. If you want to enjoy this breathtaking view, try to get any of the sites #1-10. We camped at Denver West / Central City KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

Let me start with I fully understand supply vs. demand, but 45.00+ tax just to park in overflow lot with no amenities at all is gouging. This is the most expensive KOA we've stayed in. They are making improvements for sure, but there is almost nothing for kids ( one small playground piece). I highly recommend to not go here if just passing thru Denver area, since it is well over 15 miles of hills each way. Many 8% grades to get there, or going back. We stayed in overflow one night, site 9 one night, then a pull thru another night ( that's what happens when you don't make reservations!) Sites 1-10 are definitely the best IMO. The pull thrus are fine, and plenty big for any rig. Customer service greatly depended on who was working, with one person being outright rude to customers. We will not be staying here again next time through. Not enough draw for us. We camped at Denver West / Central City KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
54
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Central City and Blackhawk really are NOTHING other than gambling towns. Almost nothing else to do there. 1casini let's new players est buffet free with 30 minutes on one machine ( penny slots!) Great buffet. Take the drive to Estes Park, beautiful drive. Please remember you are at 8000+. It gets to you!

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

We stay at many KOA parks around the country and this one is above average as far as facilities go but overall we were disappointed with our stay. First the things they could not control, the wind is insistent, gusts 15 to 25 almost every day of our two week stay. That very much affected outdoor activities and very hard to walk or ride bikes because there is nothing but rocks here. Secondly the things they could control, the office staff were the most rude and uncaring that we have had the mispleasure of encountering in all our travels and I feel the park was way overpriced for the remote location. In summary, we have no intention of ever returning and would not recommend this park. We camped at Denver West / Central City KOA in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

All the sites along the stone wall (1-?) are concrete and very level. They are straight head-in & the view from the front seat of your class A coach is spectacular as you see Central City down below. We camped at Denver West / Central City KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice playground. A game area right outside the office entrance. A huge Connect 4 game, a large size Jenga game, a large checker set, a bean bag toss game. Good place to stop overnight. 2 hot tubs, good cable, decent wifi. Had a pancake breakfast there. It was pretty good. We camped at Denver West / Central City KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
051
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

FYI---This rv park is located 40 miles west UP in the mountains at the 9,000 ft elevation. As soon as you check in you are told to watch for possible symptoms of high altitude sickness. Although we did not have any this is something that should be noted in their information. Our pad was large & level concrete with clean site surrounded with crushed rock. There are 2 tiers to this park - we stayed in the lower one but would recommend the higher level for nicer views. Restroom, showers & laundry clean and modern. We camped at Denver West / Central City KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Great location to tour historical Central City and Black Hawk casinos. The drive to Denver was beautiful along 70. Be mindful of the weather before you go to this park - we did get some snow in May.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Denver West / Central City KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Go to Central city vintage cemetery and a must is St. Mary's Glacier to hike up.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $56.00
Overall Rating:      

Spend the night here. Very nice. We camped at Denver West / Central City KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
11
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Just passing through.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Denver West / Central City KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Very beautiful views at this campground. The upper level and back in sites generally have the best views, It is a bit of a tuff climb up the parkway, but the new entrance way saves the extreme down hill and switchback inside Central city. It would be nice if the staff would not put buses in front of the view of travel trailers. The park is dusty, and unfortunatly the staff drives fast and they set a poor example for the guests.That being said the staff were very friendly and helpful. We camped at Denver West / Central City KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
upper level 40
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The next exit off 70 has a Safeway which sells firewood for 4.99. exit 251 off I70 has a Walmart. Driving time from here takes a long time because of the roads and speed limits, Denver, Golden, etc appear close but take a while. The Coors tour was very good.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in spot 9 and had a great view. Spots 1-10 all have amazing views of Central City. Other reviews complained about the drive into the KOA. There is a new access road from the Central City Parkway that eliminates that issue. Our site was concrete and rock with plenty of room for our 35 ft motor home and Toad. The staff was terrific. The roads were wide but were gravel with a large amount of dust. We had a great stay and will very likely return. We camped at Denver West / Central City KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Try to get site 1-10. The view is amazing. I recommend entering from I-70 and the central city parkway. The parkway is an excellent, 4 lane road with a short access road into the KOA making the drive easy even for large Coaches.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

Great campground. We were up in the mountains and the setting was beautiful. The layout of the campground was great too. We camped at Denver West / Central City KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Tons of things to do but far enough away from downtown Denver to enjoy the outside. Casinos were close by and we went to the Georgetown Loop railroad, which was excellent.

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here on two different sites. The experience was night and day as a result. The pros of this park are the location, the camp store and some of the staff. The cons are major ones - is it all sharp, dusty gravel and some very clueless staff.

I thought we were prepared for the mountain climb with the reviews here - but what they really don't tell you is that the climb starts about 10 miles east of the exit. Once you get to the park there isn't really a climb. Ignore gps! There are brand new roads so once you get off the exit, follow the KOA signs. The first site was amazing - right on the edge (I think it was site 3) where all you saw were mountain views and lights of Central City. It was amazing. The biggest problem was there was absolutely no grass anywhere and the gravel wasn't polished - it was very tough if you have dogs.

The camp store is huge and will most likely have anything you want. The staff who work in there are hit or miss. There are a few - namely the owner, his son and a few long-term staffers - that were excellent. There were a few who were completely clueless. For example, I observed them watching three kids throw rocks (rocks, not stones) at chipmunks and they said nothing. I finally told the kids to stop. Being a campground, I'd hope that respect for wildlife was high on the staffers' radar. Nope. These same staffers also let their dogs loose in the park - observed, mind you, but loose.

The second site was not good. No view. Still the sharp gravel, still no grass, and with the lack of view it wasn't worth staying there. Because of the dust, you couldn't really enjoy spending time outdoors without the view.

We could potentially stay here again, but it would be a stop-through if anything. We camped at Denver West / Central City KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Unhook your tow vehicle about 10 miles east of the exit. It is a very steep grade. 70 is a bear with traffic but be patient and you'll get through it. Only stay in sites 1-10 if you consider staying here. Do not follow GPS - follow the KOA signs that start right off the exit (it will indicate you are 7 miles away, then .5 miles away).

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Park has concrete pads, fire rings, picnic tables. Multi level park with great views. The park is at about 9000 ft. We were in an upper level pull in with and incredible view of the valley below and Central City. As another reviewer said the ride up is better suited for a sports car not a 40 ft motorhome, but it was worth the adventure. We camped at Denver West / Central City KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
Site 7 upper pull in
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Overall this is a nice park. The worst thing about it is just the drive up the narrow road from the town just to get to it. Very steep and about a mile above Central City. The site were very nice but all the roads are gravel so it is kind of dusty. I probably would stay somewhere else next time just because of the drive to get to the park. I stayed in site number 4 which was overlooking the town so that part was very nice as far as the view. We camped at Denver West / Central City KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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