6 Parks near Golden, Colorado
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
Oct 2015 - $45.00
We have stayed at this campground several times the campground itself doesn't show a lot of amenities they rely on the surrounding area for their. Camping near Denver it's extremely difficult due to the few campgrounds they have in the area. I would stay at this park again only for the fact that it is one of the nicest in the area around the Denver area .they have no clubhouse pool hot tub or playground these you have to pay extra for by leaving the campground and going to the rec center for extra money The people that run the campground do A good job and are very helpful finding you a spot there are only 25 sites so it is a small campground and and all are back in Seit I would stay here again only because it is the best one in the area. - toypulr
Aug 2015 - $43.00
We left a day early because it's a poor CG. This is not an RV park, it is a campground. It is city owned and operated. There are nice trees throughout but everything is poorly laid out and cramped. The roads are paved and the sites are narrow gravel. Maneuvering a 39' Class A into, and out of, the space was difficult. Site O looks like a pull through on the map, but only if you have a short rig. Maneuvering the roads is so tight that orange traffic cones are placed at the RVs that encroach into the roadway. Tent camping is allowed. There's a paved trail for people to use to go to the river with their floats. It passes close to the CG, so there's lots of noise from these floaters, but fortunately it's only during the day. The noise from the nearby highway is louder than expected, but is usually drowned out by the gusting winds. $43/night is over-priced for what you get. There should be imposed limits for RV size for each space. The campsite is narrow gravel with a concrete patio, an anchored picnic table and charcoal BBQ. Typical 20/30/50 electric running at about 110-114 volts. Good quality water at about 60psi. The faucet is on the wrong side of the site, so the water hose needs to pass under the coach. No cable and OTA is typical poor channels but the quality of reception is good. Wifi does not reach this end of the CG very well. Even at the office it cuts in and out. The speed is fair. The laundry is tired looking top loaders; went to laundromat. Did not check showers or restrooms. No pool, but there is the river. The staff are city employees; enough said. No CG sponsored activities. The CG is located within walking distance to downtown Golden. This is a fine CG if you are coming here for tubing down the river in your smaller RV, but it is not a CG for full-timers looking for a peaceful stay; we left a day early because of this. We will something else if we are here again. - Wiyndog
Jul 2015 - $35.00
Gravel pad, full hookups, back in spots and pull through. Picnic table, roomy gravel area around parking spot. Other units close, quite and friendly park. - mamacallsen
Nov 2015 - $45.00
The campground is just OK. There are some sites that are relatively leveled or that you don't need to do much to level your RV, but most of the sites are not leveled and the really bad ones won't be occupied.
There are 2 sides to the park, the right side (viewed from the entranced road) looks newer and sites are good. Most sites have a big size grass area and the pull-throughs will have a shared grass with another RV, so your front steps will be facing another RV's front steps. We had nice neighbors so we didn't mind it, but would prefer not to, not sure why they did it this way. We were here at winter time and can imagine that it can be tight at summer time when both want to open their owning.
They also have back in sites that won't have that problem BUT the park is surrounded by 2 major roads, and there's a lot of traffic, those back-ins get all the noise, but seem to have more privacy.
Do not bother with their wifi :(
And they do no accept mail!!! You need to rent a mail box if you want any mail. Their club house is very nice and pleasant.
Overall we will stay here. - MikeMayNaama
Oct 2015 - $60.00
This park is not a good campground for rigs over 40'. The interior roads are paved as are the parking pads-- this is good. Problem though is the pads are very narrow and quite short. They are also very tight. So are some of the interior roads. Our 40' with tow in a pull-through hung off the pad front and rear. When you step out of your coach you are immediately on uneven and, in some cases, a steep slope. Add to this the pads basically share the water post and electric. This is OK but there are two sewer accesses places. We could not reach ours even with two long hoses. The restrooms were just OK, door locks on the stalls broken and they weren't that clean. Trees prevented us from getting satellite but a few sites probably could-- we asked beforehand but they stuck us under a big tree. No cable TV either. All in all we will never stay here again. I cannot recommend a place with such high cost for low quality-- even if you don't have a "big rig". - jeffnbarb
Oct 2015 - $59.00
This camp ground is built on a hill and the roads are narrow and steep. The campsites are concrete with cracks and most are unlevel. The sites are narrow, and you have to share a patio with your neighbor and his dog.
The staff are not the least bit friendly and act like they are doing you a favor letting you stay. The Wi-Fi never worked while I was there.
This is one of the worst values I have ever experienced at an RV park. I will not return. - Beaver 43
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 2013 - $20.00
Once again I give a perfect Colorado State Park a point off because of their reservation policy. However, this cool mountain oasis is wonderful camping/RVing. Huge spots with fire rings, many recreation opportunities including a gambling mecca in Blackhawk a few miles away. A word of caution. GPS does not work well here and cell phone service not existent. The primary camp area is 5 miles from visitors center with better access off 119. Roads are steep and twisting so be safe and know how to get to Reverends Ridge Camp before you try to get their relying on your electronic devices. This is also true for hiking and mountain biking. This is a destination/vacation campground as their is much to do here and in the surrounding area - travelnurse
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 - $35.00
As others have commented, this is not a destination but it is a decent place to stay for a night or two. We stayed here because the campground we had stayed at during the week was booked for the weekend and we wanted to stay in the area. This park has a bizarre layout. We have a 45' rig and were assigned one the parallel spaces. Both the spots behind and in front of us were occupied so my husband had to parallel park the RV into a very tight space. It took a few tries, but he got down eventually. We were very close to our neighbors so don't expect any privacy in your outside area. There was a picnic bench though. There were some spots that looked like they had long term occupants, but these were camp hosts. The place didn't look run down, but it was a little cluttered and dirty. They have a very nice grass area that our 3 dogs enjoyed (not fenced in so no off leash) and they also have a dirt track where I took the dogs for a run. The one awesome thing about this park was the WiFi. It was fast and it never dropped. I would stay here again if I had to, but it's not a place I would go out of my way to visit. It was also fairly expensive for water and 30 amp only, no sewer. - Danielle_S
Sep 2015 - $40.00
Easy access to the park with our larger sized 40'+ Big Rig RV but negotiating into spaces would be difficult if park is busy. Pricey for a basic park with no sewer. Great shower houses. Weirdest design for a campground I have ever seen. 30 amp RV's park parallel in spots along the main road or in a tight gravel parking lot. Newly paved 50 amp back-in sites put RV's within inches of each other; no room to walk between RV's if they have slides opened. With 12 (50 amp) sites available there were 6 RV's here during our stay all nonsensically parked side-by-side rather than every other spot. Some highway noise from I70 and Highway 6. We stayed here because this is the only place where we could get a site within 100 miles for Labor Day weekend and having no other choice is the only way we would stay again. - Snidely Whiplash
Jun 2015 - $30.00
Ended up here after calling five other campgrounds around Denver, all with no openings for a Wednesday evening. This site could only accommodate us for one night, with all other sites being full. The check-in process is lengthly (around 5-10 minutes, there's extensive paperwork) and occurs at a little hut at the front of the campground, which means you must park in the middle of the main road in and out while you hop out to check in.
When pulling in (we were in the pull through open gravel area where sites 19-40 are located), Nothing is signed well. No arrows, no "enter here", nothing. We didn't know which way to enter for our hookups, so we had to swing a few loops to visually observe where everything was (not fun with a tow vehicle). When we finally settled in we were able to park fairly easy, leveling was okay and hookups were easy (electric on one side, water on the other, but since sites are so close, no issues with needing to get an extension hose. When we pulled into out sites (after a few laps), the woman who checked us in was heading over to unlock our electric hookups so don't expect being able to plug in ASAP. Didn't use the bathroom or shower, so no information on this.
Overall, this was an okay site for an okay price, given it's proximity to Denver and things to do. Wouldn't come here for the express purpose of this campground though. - LanderWust