17 Parks near Grand Lake, Colorado
Jul 2015 - $16.00
Price is with senior passport. Another beautiful federal facility. Gravel back-in sites with gravel pads for picnic tables and fire pits, situated on a peninsula on Lake Granby a few miles north of Granby, CO. Beautiful panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountains. No check-in issues - was told "just go to your site and enjoy the sunset". Bathrooms were clean, showers free; but you can't adjust the water temperature and some were very hot, others not so much. Still fine. A great place to camp. - rv1guy2cats
Jun 2014 - $11.00
The rate reflects a 50% senior discount for a non-hookup site. This is National Forest Service Campground manged by a concessionaire. Based on what we had read and imagined, we thought that Lake Granby would be this quite, remote Forest Service lake. It is not; the lake and the area are heavily developed, so don't expect a wilderness experience. That being said, the area is still very nice with beautiful views. This campground is pretty much devoid of trees, but that does make for some good views. The sites have some separation but, because of the lack of vegetation, there is no privacy. There is also some road noise from the adjacent highway. This is the one campground on the lake with a dump station. There is also fresh water at the dump station, but, for some unknown reason you have to attach your hose to a tap that is about 7 feet up. Perhaps this is a temporary issue. Our Verizon phone and data were very strong. We had no problem with satellite since there are almost no trees. We did not stay at this campground our allotted time of 8 nights. - TheJim
Sep 2012 - $32.00
The rate is $25 for an electrical site, plus the $7 NFS day use fee. This is our second time here, the first being a few years ago before it was clear cut due to the pine bark beetle infestation. While I do wish the trees were still there, the 360 degree view of the mountain ranges with the lake in the foreground is in a word - spectacular. It is a few miles from Grand Lake and the west park entrance. - barbielab
Aug 2016 - $45.00
Beautiful area. Campsite was clean, with plenty of space. Beautiful views and very nice walking trails. A lot to do here. Horseback riding, buggy rides, a convenient little store. Location was so convenient. Only a couple of miles to the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park and a few miles away from Granby marina and restaurants. The really nice part was it was rustic so we got the feeling of "camping" with all of the conveniences. We were on a month-long trip from the east coast and this was one of our favorite campgrounds. We were in the first small loop, which had adequate space for us, but those who want more privacy, there are plenty of more spacious and secluded sites. Plan early...they stay pretty booked. Staff is very friendly and helpful! We would definitely stay here again! - Pungogirl
Aug 2016 - $50.00
Very nice clean park, large site, we stayed in the FHU in the back of the park. No cable and few tv channels, wifi ok. Would stay here again.
Bull Moose were down by the stables. - 16 Crusader
Jul 2016 - $49.00
This is a wonderful park, with great staff and clean facilities. Whether you are staying several days or just a quick over-nighter, this is a nice place to stay! - kuppajoe
Sep 2016 - $44.00
Excellent campground literally feet from the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. I waded through reviews for all the other Grand Lake sites before settling on this one. My parents were on this trip, so I wanted to find more of the creature comforts but still feel like you were outside. Many (but not all) the sites are separated by generous vegetation, so there is a decent sense of privacy. Numbered photos of each site are posted on their Facebook page if you really want to plan ahead. Huge and clean bathrooms with plenty of stalls plus private shower rooms. There is even an outdoor commercial sink with hot water so van and tent campers can wash dishes. WiFi only reaches a few sites, but there is a comfy TV lounge where you can browse away. Friendly staff with an even friendlier dog to welcome you. - RVNed
Aug 2016 - $45.00
This is our second stay at Elk Creek. We had a wonderful week stay here! Not much to add that hasn't already been said! The absolute best campground in the area.
We reserved what (in our opinion!) is the best site in the lot, #011, one year in advance, during our first stay actually! This site is a FHU that backs in a small meadow. It's like having a big backyard! Trees abound and it has a wonderful feel to it.
We will be back! - colochoclab
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Small park, limited number of full hookup sites with 50 amp. Very clean and only 1 mile to Rocky Mountain National Park and 2 miles to Grand Lake -- loved the location! Staff was excellent. Some sites can be challenging to back into and as on a hill leveling assistance may be needed -- 41 ft motorhome with tow vehicle. Moose walking through park while we were there- a real treat. Definitely will go back if in area! - Rose & Noel
Jul 2016 - $13.00
We definitely miss the trees but this is a natural process and an example of how a forest regrows from a meadow. Elk frequent the campground in the mornings and evenings. Moose and bear can be seen nearby. The standard rate of $26 seems high for dry camping. There is a posted 30' RV length limit. Most sites are designed for tents or small camper vehicles. All sites are 1st come 1st serve and the campground fills often by mid-afternoon. 8900' elevation in Kauwanechee Valley often sees 40 degree overnight temps in July. Interior roads and parking are all asphalt. Tent pads at each site. - Trailbuddy
Sep 2015 - $20.00
No trees -- beetles killed them all. Not pretty, and there was little privacy between sites. But views of surrounding mountains were very good as a result, and stars at night were great for the same reason. - Prof Dan
Aug 2013 - $20.00
Still a nice campground even without the trees. The mountain pine beetles that have killed so many of the majestic tall straight pines trees in Colorado, have sadly struck here too. Over a couple years the various loops have been closed and the dead trees removed. The tallest trees left in the parking areas are at most 10-12 foot tall - but growing and healthy. During tree removal, it appears that the campground layout was changed to have fewer sites with more room between sites. I don't remember if the sites were asphalt before, but they are level. Most sites are back-in and available for tents or RVs, some sites are tent only set up for small groups, and some RV only sites are pull through. I enjoy ranger talks, but lightening cancelled the evening's program. On the nice night, a ranger gave a very informed and specific talk about geology of the tundra to the lower treed areas - very nice! Fortunately, the rainy night happened after the herd of at least a dozen female elk meandered through the campground with the lone male, and two babies. We watched for about an hour and one-half as the fire-rings provided an ash snack for the females. We will return. - AluminumCloud
Aug 2016 - $13.00
We were fortunate and obtained a pull through site on loop A, site 001 at Glacier Basin Campground on short notice. Reservations are strongly suggested. Site was wooded, level and adequate for our RV. I did not like the large boulders that bordered either side of the pull through site.
Many sites in this loop were pull-over type and the pull-in sites were angled the wrong way. Sites do not have hook-ups. Each campsite has a picnic table, fire ring with grate and tent pad. Roads and parking spurs are paved.
Restrooms have flush toilets and there is drinking water available. Bear proof trash containers are centrally located. This is bear country and there are lockers for food stuffs located between sites, if not stored inside camper. Though there is no fire ban, campers are required to attend their fire at all times. Fire wood is available from a vendor who comes to the campground and sells a bundle of wood for $5.00.
There is free shuttle service, through out the park and worth using, instead of driving yourself. There is a bus stop located inside the campground. Scenery is spectacular with an abundance of wildlife (deer, elk and even an occasionally moose), did not see any bear. We have an America the Beautiful Senior Age Pass and paid $13.00 for our campsite and no entry fee to the park. We would return to Rocky Mountain NP. - Viarivoli
Sep 2015 - $10.00
Great National Park campground, no hookups or showers,but there is a dump station and water fill. Our site, A18, was a fairly level pull through, however to put your door & awning on the correct side, you will have to go in the wrong direction, which was no real problem, as everyone on the inside of the loop did the same. Site was a little close with the trees on both sides but we had enough room to extend the slides and awning. At least A&B loops still have trees, the trees in rest of the loops have been removed, due to beetle infestation. There is a picnic table & fire ring at each site.
Fire wood & Ice available at the campground. The wildlife in the park are awesome, including the elk in the campground, if you drive your car, be ready for delays of folks watching the animals.
There is a shuttle system that takes you to some parts of the park.
Our rate is with the Senior Pass, we would absolutely stay here again. - bukhrn
Jun 2015 - $10.00
This campground is located across the valley from the Transit Center on Bear Lake Road on the east side of the RMNP. This makes it very convenient to access all park sites and trail heads on the east side using the shuttle service, which stops every half-hour right in the campground. We choose loop C because it still has tree cover. The rangers were so helpful and the evening programs they put on were very well done. The restrooms were immaculate. - SideBySiders
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Nice park, clean warm pool. Near state park. - tdwms
Aug 2016 - $49.00
First off I missed the turn into the campground as it is poorly marked after you make the turn off the main road. Roads are dirt. The patio at my site was covered with mud that had run down from the site behind and above mine. Had to share the water faucet with a neighbor. However, some sites have new gravel.
As with most things: Estes Park in the summer the CG is expensive. - jnateg
Jul 2016 - $45.00
Now operated by Estes Park, with lots of improvements. Full hookup sites were level and well positioned. Staff very friendly and helpful. New restrooms near full hookups were great.
Rather windy location, but definitely less expensive than other RV campgrounds. - Hornman
Jul 2016 - $25.00
Wooded with some views. Some sites are close together but we had site A1 which is large and away from the pack. Restrooms could have been larger - only 3 male sit-down for 65 sites. Hilly. Hike out of the campground into rmnp. - adamant
Jun 2016 - $30.00
While I generally liked the wooded setting of this campground, East Portal was a massive disappointment. We brought a 19 ft tent trailer and could only barely (with a lot of maneuvering) pull it into the site. The site was uneven and we could never get the trailer leveled out. The campground is incredibly crowded (expect your neighbors to be within five feet on either side. The biggest issue I had was the crowd the campground attracts. Expect groups of young and rude campers who will stay up late into the night dining and laughing without a hint of concern for anyone else. We have two small children who could not sleep because of all the noise. - CastleRook1
Jul 2015 - $40.00
As I looked for a campground around Estes Park that had water/electric, was wooded, and wasn't a stack-em-in campground, this was the only option. But there were so few reviews out there and we were hesitant. Well, here's hopefully a review to help.
We stayed for 6 nights at lot 39. We had a blast meeting multiple neighbors (everyone was so friendly!). Our lot was fairly spacious for this campground. We were close to both restrooms. Many sites had amazing views, but even without the views, it's still beautiful.
Here's some nuggets...
If you're in a camper, stay at 34 or 38, they're the largest. 64 is really nice and large too, with amazing views, but it's far from the restrooms. 39 and 40 are adequate. If you're in a tent, A3 is amazing, secluded with a view. Otherwise, stay on the top perimeter, sites 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 42-44, 46, 48, 49, 51-54. It's nice to back up to the woods, gives you a little bit of space.
Wood's $6/load. Lasts for one night at most.
Ice is $2 for 8# bag. Best price around.
Bathroom near site 38 is older than the other one. It's cleaned in the morning, but got buggy and grubby towards evening. Other bathroom is REALLY nice. 5 shower stalls m/f between the two bathrooms.
Each bathroom has dish cleaning sink. REALLY nice to have we found.
Roads and sites are dirt.
Sites are not overly level. We had trouble getting level.
There are a couple TIGHT turns as others have mentioned. You can get a longer trailer in (27' max probably at sites 34 and 64).
Hike the trail to Morraine Campground. It's very pretty. Sprague Lake is also amazing (1.8m each way)
The hosts were very nice and not overbearing at all. They even delivered our ice to us. They have a little shop with a few things to purchase. Open 8-8.
Not very bike friendly, very hilly.
Small campsites, not much privacy, but we found that it was fun getting to know our neighbors.
About a 10 minute drive into Estes.
A little overpriced, but I'd definitely stay here again! - Bkell1978
Sep 2016 - $13.00
We were looking for any campground within RMNP that could serve as a base for exploring the park and hiking. We're self contained and don't use the facilities. We stayed on weeknights in early September.
This is a beautiful campground! The campsites are a bit funky, aligned differently where parking spaces are separated from tables, fire rings and pads, sometimes by trails/steps. However, the sites are arranged so that most maximize the view. We think the best views are from Loop C, although there are no bad views in this park. There's a wide variety of sites - full sun, shady, back-in, pull-over, large, small, etc. The sites have no hookups, water and dump are available near the entrance. There's no wifi. Some sites have usable Verizon and ATT coverage. - dsvt
Jul 2016 - $12.00
Trailer sites are small. We had a 40 ft site which our 32 ft fifth wheel barely fit. Our site was a pull along which meant our slideouts were at the edge of the road. Weird generator hours. For us just too many folks to close together. We could not use our fire ring as it was downhill and our chairs wouldn't stay up. - TEXASBOY
Sep 2015 - $11.00
The park services were all closed, water, dump, entrance, however self service registration worked just fine. Crowds are gone this time of year, it's a little windy, so we selected a site that did not look over the moraine. The sites that do look over the moraine are beautiful, however can be very, very windy. Elk were bugling in the moraine during the day, and we relaxed overlooking the moraine at a friends site. The sites were all still kept clean, but only about 2/3 of the campsites were available. One loop was closed. No reservations were needed. Our daily rate is senior discount rate @ 50%. We used our solar panel for charging during the day, so we selected a site that was in the sun, plenty of shaded locations were available at this time of year as well. - DocColorado
Olive Ridge, Colorado (map) | (303) 541-2500
Sites: 56 | Latest Rate: $17.00 | 1 Reviews
Sep 2011 - $17.00
Very nice National Park close to Estes Park, in fact this is where we had to stay to visit Estes Park. The campground sites are very spread out and water faucets are available through out the camp but you need a water cheater to hook up. No dump so come empty. We would never had found this park had Estes Park not been full, so sometimes things do work out. - monaco cruiser
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