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Hayden, Colorado

Yampa River State Park (Headquarters Campground)

Hayden, Colorado



Hayden, Colorado
Phone: (970) 276-2061

Sites: 60
Recent Rate: $24 7/2016

Latitude: 40.491707464421
Longitude: -107.3120713234

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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) no
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers no
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • 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 yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • 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 no
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • 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 yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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24 Reviews

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Gorgeous scenery and the groundskeepers do a great job at keeping the place clean. Freshwater fill and dump stations on-site. Book a site near the multiple spigots and bring and extra hose to fill up when you get low. Stayed during a storm and loss 50 amp late in the night. Power was back up a few hours later. Kudos to the city's electrical team for getting it back up so quickly. We camped at Yampa River State Park (Headquarters Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
34
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Campground 40 minutes from Steamboat.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here two weeks to explore the area. The campground is clean and well managed. Sites are relatively spacious and well laid out. They are level, gravel, and most of them have sturdy sheltered picnic tables and fire rings. Unfortunately, there isn't much shade and it's difficult to put out an awning due to all the wind. In a few years, the trees that have been planted should provide some much-needed shade. The campground is next to the Yampa River, but it's also right next to the highway, which can be noisy. Restrooms are clean and showers are barely used. Our camp host was very nice and helpful. The campground has a flat, fine-gravel, one-mile trail which is great for hiking or running. Water spigots are located throughout the campground. You can't hook up to them directly, but you can connect and top up your water tank if you're close enough to one. This seems typical of Colorado state parks. I would definitely recommend this park for a night or two if you're passing through. We stayed here longer for all the hiking and site-seeing opportunities. Note: Do your laundry at the laundromat in Hayden. We found the laundry facilities at the campground weren't very good. The park is conveniently located to a lot of hiking opportunities in the Routt National Forest. We camped at Yampa River State Park (Headquarters Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Hayden is less than five miles down the road. The Bear River Valley Coop has propane and other sundries. It also has a nice coffee shop, the Hiway 40 restaurant, and a free museum. Steamboat Springs is only a half hour away from the park. Craig is a larger town only a few minutes west of the park. It has amenities like hardware stores, a City Market for groceries, and a wonderful museum. Stop in at the visitor center in Craig; the people there have are very helpful.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 6

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

Nice campground a few miles from Steamboat Spring. Craig, Co. is just a few miles west which has a good many stores for those just passing through. The CG charges $7 per vehicle, which added $14 a night to their $24 per night few. It seems that Colorado does this in all their State Parks, which is annoying at best. CG volunteers and staff were very friendly and helpful. While the CG is on the Yampa River, there is very little access to it unless one intends to launch some kind of boat. Bring bug spray for mosquitos! They chased us inside at night. This might be the best RV camping option in that area. We camped at Yampa River State Park (Headquarters Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 63
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a well kept state park. There is definitely a lack of trees. There are small trees planted, but when we were here 4 years ago I believe these same trees were here and are still very small. There are walking trails in the park. Access to the Yampa River is very limited and overgrown. We were told the area between the park and the river was not the State's and they don't maintain it. Was disappointed in how unlevel the sites are. This is a clean park and nice visitor center, but just a little disappointed in the lack of shade. We camped at Yampa River State Park (Headquarters Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12 Headquarters
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Boondocking, State Park Campground. Central water hydrant, dump on campground. Plenty of room to move around our 36'. Rate includes both the camping and the day-use fee. Upon arrival, we were handed 2 different color permits; one for a 'trailer' with our departure date on it. One for a 'motorized vehicle' with only our arrival date on it. We were told to put the 'motorized permit' on the MH and the 'trailer permit' on the TOAD. We were advised not to move the TOAD or we would have to pay additional Day-Use fees (we stayed for 3 days). We simply reversed the permits and went about our business. Campground as a nice, short trail around it; watch out for the mosquitoes! We camped at Yampa River State Park (Headquarters Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Town of Craig offers many chainsaw statues in the City Park. Steamboat Springs offers several miles of bike/walking trail; don't miss the Fish Creek Falls short hike and views!

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great little find of a park. it is just off Highway 40 and I would have given it a 10 except you can hear a little bit, just a little bit, of road noise. The showers and restrooms are clean, though we did not use them There is a nice little laundry, two washers and two dryers. The reception people are friendly. There's a lovely walk on a gravel pathway near the river that goes a ways into the woods. The sites are well spaced and have small trees planted between them, though they are not tall yet. Lots of open space and many sites have these wind shelters around the picnic tables that look like they would be needed on many days, though when we were there, it was not windy. There were just a few mosquitoes around. We would most definitely stay again in this nice little park. We camped at Yampa River State Park (Headquarters Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Our first Colorado SP, probably our last. The park is newer; level gravel pads, spotless showers ($1 for a few minutes) but not central to campsites, dispersed pit toilets. Electric at sites, dispersed water spigots [HINT: turn on spigot, pull down on larger tap --water pressure holds it down-- and water will then come through threaded tap. I was not familiar with THAT type of transitional spigot], some sites have shaded tables. $20 is value, but Colorado State Parks tack on an ADDITIONAL PER VEHICLE fee of $7 (so $27/night to camp, maybe even $7 for motorhome +$7 for dinghy=$14), so we'll probably not use their park system again. Most States (Western at least) have no vehicle fee added to a camp fee. We prefer SP, BLM, FS, COE, etc., to the 'pack' RV parks, so my ratings reflect the amenities we value: space, privacy, serenity, views, $value, vs playgrounds, golf, pool-spa, etc. We camped at Yampa River State Park (Headquarters Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Only stayed here one night on way to Breckenridge, but really enjoyed the stay. We had a pull thru site with electric. Had communal water location so fill your tank before setting up; had dump station. Park was relaxing, comfortable and quiet; staff was extremely friendly and helpful. They were working on a sprinkler system because everything was so dry. Site was long enough so we could leave tow vehicle attached. Plenty of room to open slides. We were in a 40 ft coach. Would stay here again short term. Beautiful sunset was a bonus. We camped at Yampa River State Park (Headquarters Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 196
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

There are about 45 sites within this state park. It is located right next to I-40. We can not judge how noisy the road would be because all of our windows were closed due to the weather. The park officially opened a couple of days ago and there were only 3 other rigs in the park. The interior roads and sites were on packed gravel. Each site had 50/30/20 amp service. Water was available at the dump station or at hydrants located throughout the park. These hydrants were threaded so you can easily hook up your water hose to fill your tanks. A vault toilet was also located within each of the two loops. All of the sites were over 40 feet in length,and had a picnic table (some with wind shelters) and a fire pit. Near the visitor center there were flush toilets, showers, and 2 washers and 2 dryers. The showers cost $1.00 for 4 minutes ($0.25 for each additional minute). The washers cost $0.75 and the dryers cost $1.00 (don’t know how many minutes). Internet access via a Verizon air card was slow. Verizon cell phone worked well. Camping cost $20 with a $7 day use pass per day. We would come back here again if we were in the area. We camped at Yampa River State Park (Headquarters Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a peaceful park located on the Yampa River surrounded by popular trees. The sites are level and the staff is very helpful and friendly. The fishing in the area is great and the pond in front has Northern Pike that have been relocated from the river- it's quite a treat to catch a Pike on a fly line! This park is located between Craig and Steamboat Springs. There are beautiful, green hills at this State Park and a nice walking path around the perimeter of the property. Clean laundry and bathrooms, as well as educational information at the main desk. A nice place to stay and relax. We stayed here with two dogs for seven nights and were very pleased with our experience overall. Don't miss the Wild Goose Coffee Shop in town! We camped at Yampa River State Park (Headquarters Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Even without full hook up this park rates a ten for us. Friendly staff, fun and interesting ranger lead talks for adults and children. No shade, small trees, river for fishing and just admiring, bird and beaver watching. Quiet level gravel sites. Big rig friendly, clean laundry, shower house. Large easy to get to dump station. Easy drive to Steamboat Springs which has a lot of activities. Sprint and Verizon both worked here. We would stay here again, and probably will next year. We camped at Yampa River State Park (Headquarters Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

A one-night stop for us and it worked fine. Clean, level sites, and a spotless new bathroom/shower complex in the main building. In fact I've never seen such clean showers at a campground. Lack of shade, but it appears to be a "young" park? Maybe the trees will grow. Highway is nearby, so I would avoid sites closer to the road. Not much to do right at the park; just a playground for the kids and a walking trail. We would stay again for a quick stop. We camped at Yampa River State Park (Headquarters Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here one night in August in site #25 close to the Yampa River. You cannot see the river from the campground but it is only a short walk away. It looks as if you could fish and kayak on the Yampa River. The campground has very small trees so there is no shade but some of the campsites (but not all) have shelters over the picnic tables. The grounds are well-maintained and the picnic area and river trail are beautiful, located in tall Cottonwood trees. There is a big shower house. The park is dog-friendly. There is a well-equipped kid's play area. The tent sites seemed to be shaded and well-used. We camped at Yampa River State Park (Headquarters Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

If there had been water and sewer hookups, I would rate this CG a 10. Great reception in office. Back-ins and large pull-throughs to choose from and all very level gravel. Lots of space between sites. Great hiking trails along the Yampa River. Clean laundry and restrooms. Showers cost a quarter but worth it. Trees are not large enough to make great shade yet, but will be wonderful someday. We stayed here to tour Steamboat Springs area and did not mind the 25 mile drive as some people would. Conveniently located right on US 40 but the noise was not bothersome at all. We camped at Yampa River State Park (Headquarters Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 137
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

In general, a fine park for an overnight stay although a bit high for what you get ($20 for site, $7 for daily park fee). Electric is the only utility available at the site. There is a dump site and water available. No Wi-Fi but our Verizon signal was very good. No cable TV but our satellite signal was strong. The sites are long, wide and level (gravel). The park was pretty empty so we picked our own spot. There are pull-through and back-in sites. Some road noise from highway 40. No need to fear for safety, the park rangers seem to make their rounds every half hour. Appears to be a well-used park by locals for weekend outings. We would stay here again if passing through. Compared to the prices of the RV parks in Steamboat Springs, this is a steal. We camped at Yampa River State Park (Headquarters Campground) in a Motorhome.

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