6 Parks near Golden, Colorado
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 2014 - $30.00
Nice setting with large trees, clean and quiet, but roads and spaces were very uneven, and the showers were some of the worst I've seen. You get 2 minutes of hot water for a quarter, then you had to get out of the water to add another quarter. There was nowhere to set clothes or shoes out of the water. Odd set up for pull throughs meant my RV door was directly across from my neighbors door, about 5 feet away. - rebeccaal
Jun 2015 - $43.00
Clear Creek RV Park is all about location. It is located on a stream and has a great concrete walking (biking) trail to downtown Golden, Colorado. The local area is great and offers a lot of outdoor and indoor activities.
Neighbors are near and there are a few larger rigs in the park but beware of low hanging trees and tight spots. We camped here in a 25 foot motorhome and were able to extend our slide but not our awning but we were in one of the smaller sites.
This is a very popular campground so make your reservations early. - don_church
Jun 2015 - $40.00
Still the great little place it was five years ago. Biking, hiking, whitewater kayaking and more literally next to your campsite. Museums and city park with playground a very short walk away. America's most charming downtown a moderate walk or very short drive away. Tons of other outdoor recreation a short drive away. Spaces are narrow and close together; no one cares because no one spends much time inside their RV here. Not cheap and no one cares about that either; people come here for what Golden, Colorado has to offer and Golden offers quite a lot. - Old Mountain Man
Jun 2015 - $48.00
Very nice park within the town limits. The sites are really close together but the surrounding area is very nice (creek, walking trails, walk to town). We called the morning of our stay during the week and were able to secure a FHU site. - RSR
Jul 2015 - $59.00
This place was probably very nice a few years ago but now the roads are in need of repair and WIFI is poor. The cement pads are narrow with many to far off level to be used by a motorhome. Many sites have the sewer hookup on the uphill side and at the very end of the site (I had to use 20' of hose to reach it) making it a little difficult to drain the tanks. - Dennis_K
Jul 2015 - $64.00
This is a fairly nice campground, clean, green grass. It is EXPENSIVE and has side-by-side hookups. Most sites seem level, ours was not. Our steps ended about 12 inches from the ground. Most sites had concrete pad, ours was asphalt. Laundry is well equipped, but expensive and one of my dryers didn't get hot enough. We hope to not have to come here again. There are probably lots of people who wouldn't feel as negative as we do. - John and Carol
Jun 2015 - $65.00
There are few RV parks in the area that have either full hookups or the ability to handle bigger rigs. This park knows that and you pay for the privilege of staying there. It is very convenient to the area. We were in a site farther back from Colfax Rd and a hill protected us from the I-70 noise. We have 3 dogs and they charge you an extra $3 a day for each dog over 2. - DJanis
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
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
Sep 2014 - $40.00
GPS had a little trouble getting us to the park but easy in/out for park after we got close enough. Roads were asphalt and 50 amp back-in sites were concrete. Sites were close together and utility hookups were interesting. Shared water was at the end of the site next to us, so need extra long hose. No sewer connections, so expensive for what you get. Location is good, though. Had a good line of sight for satellite dish. We might stay here again. - Bob & Jo
Jun 2014 - $40.00
Not a Destination Park, but it is good for a few nights. Clean park and friendly staff. Overpriced for the minimal facilities available. 50 amp sites are back-in only. Pull-thrus are 30 amp. Back-in sites are asphalt and very narrow. Dump station is available, but a little tight for a big rig. It's doable, though. Nice kiddy playground on site. - 195pilot