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Hayden, Colorado

Yampa River State Park (Headquarters Campground)

Hayden, Colorado


6185 US-40
Hayden, Colorado 81639
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Sites: 60
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 40.491707464421
Longitude: -107.3120713234

Elevation: 6301' (approximate)
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 yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • 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 yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • 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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33 Reviews

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

September 20- 18 year old park according to park employee. Still looked new to us. Level site. Picnic tables have covered windbreaks to protect them, Nice touch. Verizon wireless and MIFI good if not a bit slow at times. Showers/laundry and plumbed toilet facilities next to the main administration building. Full 360 degree view of the night sky. The stars at night...the STARS! The Milky Way was out in it's finest. We camped at Yampa River State Park (Headquarters Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 90
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

If you don't have the Colorado Parks pass, there is an additional $7 daily use fee. You can buy the annual pass for $70. If reserving online, the fee is $10. Check-in at the visitor center.

Interior roads are gravel. Sites are long and level; some are pull-throughs and some are back-ins. We had plenty of space for our 40' motor home and tow car in a back-in site, but longer units would probably fit better in a pull-through. Each site has a picnic table with a wind shelter, a fire pit, and an area for a tent. There is a separate tent camping area as well. 20/30/50 amp electric at each site, but no water or sewer. There are spigots throughout the campground, a dump station on site, and pit toilets throughout the campground. There is a building adjacent to the visitor center with showers, restrooms and laundry. There are plenty of shelves/bars in the shower rooms. The showers require 4 quarters for 4 minutes. There are two washers (currently $1.00) and two dryers (currently $0.75).

There is a children's play area, volley ball, and horse shoes. The visitor center is small, but worth a visit. Staff was friendly. The park is nicely maintained. There is no fenced pet area, but there is a loop trail around the park, about a mile. There were no OTA channels. Verizon cell service was fine, internet was slow at times, but we managed with our booster. This is our second time here, and we would stay again if passing through the area. We camped at Yampa River State Park (Headquarters Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for 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: 18
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice small state park with a friendly & helpful staff. Sites are nicely spaced & well cared for. Not much shade but each table has a cover. I would have given them 10 stars but there is a lot of road noise during the day. It quiets down during the night. 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
4
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
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: 66
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We appreciate that the sites at the Colorado state parks are beautifully spaced out & cared for. There are always camp hosts to check in with who work hard at maintaining each individual site right down to raking gravel and removing every speck of trash left behind. The laundry facilities are very inexpensive and worked great! 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
27
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Great state park. Nice size level gravel sites. Great hiking paths, fishing, reservoir for small boats. Covered picnic tables. Definitely a park to return to! We camped at Yampa River State Park (Headquarters Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for a one night stopover and found the park to be one of the best we have seen. It is well maintained, and the staff helpful and friendly. Our site was spacious, and there was great dog walking on a loop trail around the park. Though it was adjacent to a major highway, the noise was more than acceptable. We would most assuredly stay here again. We camped at Yampa River State Park (Headquarters Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 217
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 33

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

This appears to be a fairly new campground and is very nicely maintained. The roads and sites are level gravel and laid out well for ease of access. Trees are small and offer little or no shade. There is good 50 amp service but no water or sewer hookups (water is available in the park and a dump station is available). AT&T phone and data service worked well in the area. Laundry and showers were acceptably clean. The area is quiet and the staff was friendly. 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
4
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
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: 75
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

The $31 reflects the daily entrance fee ($7) in addition to the campsite fee. This is a very well laid out park, large sites, lots of space between sites good roads. East satellite set-up and good AT&T. There is only electric hook-up, but quite a few faucets available. There is a dump site.

Someone else didn't like "no trees." That is why I liked it; no leaves, no branches, no sap, no bird poop. We would stay here again. 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
20 Headquarters Loop
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow 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: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

We loved the quiet relaxed location with beautiful morning and evening views of the mountains. Our site was shaded by aspen trees. There is a little bit of highway noise from US 40, but not enough to be objectionable. Definitely recommend this park. Very friendly hosts. We camped at Yampa River State Park (Headquarters Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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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: 6

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: 21
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 12

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: 106
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 20

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: 14
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

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: 50
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 9

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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