6 Parks near Golden, Colorado
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
Sep 2013 - $30.00
The setting is pleasant, but right off of I-70 so road noise is pretty prevalent. The Wi-Fi is very spotty and not very good even if you have a good connection. It can't be relied on. The sites are close together. There are lots of trees and the camp hosts are very nice. It is a nice place to stay while doing things in the area - very convenient to the Denver metro. - Fubeca
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
Apr 2015 - $39.00
Despite the negatives we loved being here.
The positives are that the campground is near the heart of Golden and only 20 minutes from the centre of Denver.
Lots of pleasant shading.
Golden is a lovely town with lots happening along the creek front, right outside the campground. Walking distance (10 mins) to historic center.
Negatives, sites are very cramped, good job the neighbours are friendly as in many cases you shake their hand out of your window. Way too popular, difficulty getting a site, so book ahead. - The Tpyeist
Dec 2014 - $35.00
Excellent municipal campground. It is in the city of Golden, just a ten minute walk from the downtown area. Very friendly staff, nice level sites, 50amp electric throughout (they will loan you a 30amp adapter if you need it) and water at most sites. Sites are fairly close together. Bath house was clean. They have no reservations, but you can call the morning you wish to stay and they will hold a site for you. Great place to stay if visiting the Denver area. - Cyclonic
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
Apr 2015 - $55.00
Our site was not level-at all. We had to use our Anderson levelers to get level side to side. Then we had to raise the tongue jack so high that the trailer shook when we walked inside.
Very noisy: street noise, big rigs coming and going, a high pitched vacuum went on most of the afternoon. Sites are very close together; there is zero privacy. Restrooms were adequate, but I never got hot water -only warm.
We were given the Good Sam discount and paid $55 plus a "campers fee" of $8.25. I reqret reserving 2 nights, but there are no refunds.
I would look elsewhere in the future. - dmdunca
Apr 2015 - $59.00
A very nice park with great location for Golden and Denver. We felt it was a bit overpriced and their cancellation policy is a bit strict. The park is in a very pretty setting with views of the surrounding mountains. The roads inside the park are a bit tight and tiered, so a little difficult getting around in a larger rig. The setup is such that every other rig shares common area, so the grass between us and our neighbors had 2 picnic tables. The weather wasn't great, so we weren't outside, but could be an issue if you wanted privacy. Hookups were all great and satellite reception was no problem. The wifi was very sporadic, so we ended up just using our Verizon hotspot to avoid the frustration of slow internet. We did like the park and would stay again, just seemed a bit expensive. - tmiller505
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
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
Aug 2011 - $30.00
This was a campground we found in Woodalls that had a vacancy. We had no trouble with our rig getting in and there were 40 ft. motorhomes here as well. It's a doable place, but there are few transients. Most seem to be long term residents. The sites are either gravel or completely concrete. There is little grass anywhere and the dog walk area was an area completely filled in with gravel. We walked our dogs over to an area where a mobile home was deserted and there was no grass, only trimmed weeds. It was stated that if your dog went on their grass, you'd be asked to leave. The sites are so close together that you cannot let out your awning--you or your neighbor have to decide who's going to let their awning out. Our last night, a fifth wheel pulled in with no slides--if he'd had slides, we both could not have let out our slides. They try to solve this problem but having one RV park east to west, and their neighbor is parked west to east. The plus is that you're close to I-70, can go straight downtown to the mint on Colfax(about 12 miles) or to the capital. It's close to Coors Brewery, Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Buffalo Bill Museum and gravesite. There's a much nicer park just across the street with grass at every site at $10 more per night and they charge $3 for 50 amp per night as well as $1 per pet per night. I guess you get what you pay for, but they were full when we got here and this was a doable alternative. - leciel19
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
Jun 2014 - $30.00
Way overpriced for what they have to offer. Sites aren't long enough to stay hooked up for early departure , nor are they level enough to remain hooked up. (Had to raise the tongue over eight inches more than normal.) - User3255