15 Parks near Idaho Springs, Colorado
Aug 2016 - $38.00
Private residence with spaces set up around their home.
The site was located by a beautiful little stream.
Very inconvenient dog walk area. - Pungogirl
Aug 2013 - $39.00
The stream campsites are in the owner's front yard. The "Rule Sheet" you get is a page long filled with more don'ts than do's. Parking and turning around are difficult. We were told they only took credit cards, but upon arrival we had to pay cash. Unfriendly staff. - arobic76
Aug 2013 - $60.00
I made a 4 night reservation at this campground for 2 adults and 2 dogs (Lab and Husky) in a 35 ft motorhome. The website stated: shaded sites with trees...near or on creek...leash free dog area. When we arrived we were pointed to a gravel parking spot with no trees, no shade, no grass, no dirt, no table...just a parking spot in between 2 other RVs with maybe 5 ft between each. The "dog area" was the side of a mountain almost impossible to get to. I did show the host the print out of his website and asked for a creekside site. He told us those sites are for people without pets and if we didn't like the spot we could just leave. So we did. This was also a cash only place which they did not tell us on the phone, and we would have had to go back into town for the cash. We will never stay here. - Dale and Cyndi House
Jun 2014 - $30.00
There is not much to the camping. It's kind of like a dirt/ gravel parking lot. Only 20 amp. But the hot springs were great, and the town is a nice place to stay for a day or 2. Good location with easy access. - TNfamily
May 2013 - $27.00
This is a fairly clean park. I say fairly clean because of a few irresponsible dog owners. It's close to I-70, so there's lots of traffic noise. Sites are dirt or gravel, not level. Each site has electric (20 amps only) and water (only during summer). There's one dump. The dump's sewer connection is surrounded by metal rods, making use of a right angle sewer hose termination impossible. Staff are friendly and helpful. Verizon 3G data service download speed (kB/s): max 119, usually much slower. The restrooms are a few steps down from ground level; the floors were flooded. - wjzcbn
Oct 2016 - $55.00
On a gravel drive. No grass. Very close together sites. If you have a spot in the north edge you have a good view. Everyone else parking lot. - Paige Taylor
Sep 2016 - $56.00
Spend the night here. Very nice. - tdwms
Aug 2016 - $47.00
As I read many of the other reviews of this park, I feel a little foolish writing my review. I'm not sure that we were staying at the same park.
First, the positives. The staff was very friendly and efficient and we were escorted to our spot upon arrival. The problem with the road has been addressed and there is now an easier entrance.
Then, the negatives. The park is basically a gravel parking lot with concrete pads installed. There are a few trees that have been planted in the gravel that will be nice once they mature. The spaces are very narrow. Our neighbor had two trucks parked and although they were fully in their space, the truck bumper was about 3 feet from the bench of our picnic table. Too close for me. The 5th wheel across the parking lot had 2 trucks and a small car parked in their space. Pretty tight! The new entrance is not marked as such. Although we were on the right road, the place where we needed to enter looked like an exit. The upper loop where we were parked offered no view whatsoever, except of other rigs. We have been on the road for 4 months and this is the most we have paid for a spot, yet, this is the most unpleasant park that we have been in during this time. We will look for a different park next time we are through this area. - themom3
Black Hawk, Colorado (map) | (303) 582-9979
Sites: 31 | Latest Rate: $40.00 | 6 Reviews
Jun 2014 - $40.00
Just BAD. The ladies shower backs up and you end up standing in backed up drain water. Another visitor there said it was worse than a jail shower. NICE. The campground is noisy. It is advertised as full hook up and once there we were told there was no dump hook up. Ridiculous. The sites are weedy and unkempt. If you have other options-use them. Do NOT stay here. - Kaykaydoo
Jul 2011 - $28.00
This RV park is very sub-par. In a beautiful part of the country, there is no view--it sits down in a valley. Park is not kept up at all. Weeds were up to our knees in the campsite, bathrooms were disgusting. It was so bad, we forfeited the two nights we had paid for when the reservation was made and moved to the nearby KOA (they wouldn't even consider giving us a refund). It's no wonder you have to pay in advance, no one in their right mind would drive in and keep a reservation there otherwise. - Thor MC
Jul 2010 - $40.00
Miserable stay! Weeds taller than my child, dirty bathrooms, apathetic staff, and seedy looking clientele led to a bad experience. I did not feel safe here. This place is very run down and it is obvious there have been zero repairs or maintenance since it stopped being a KOA years ago. - Samba
Sep 2016 - $29.00
Great park. Only reason we rated it an eight is because it doesn't have a full hook-up option. As a state park it is fabulous and gorgeous! - Team Lobster
Jul 2016 - $24.00
This used to be our favorite but the last two trips it has gone to heck! We were here four nights and the bathrooms were NEVER cleaned. Floor was spotted and stained, TP all over, and trash can in bath never emptied. We used their showers once, and they were both (men & women) filthy. I mentioned these complaints to a ranger and was told to "be tolerant" as they are short handed. That seemed odd, as they had two host couples who never did anything that we saw but walk their dogs.
We won't be back to this state park, even though it is in a great location. - number one
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 2016 - $30.00
We stayed here for three days to visit friends in the area. This is the first and original RV park in the US of A. We knew coming in there were limited services (30 amp electric and water with dump site) but it was perfect. Good space between rigs, quiet, and many trees. It took us 20 min to get almost anywhere in west Denver. Showers cost $.25 for 2min ($1.50 for my shower) and were very clean. The roads thru the park were gravel and washed out somewhat, but passable. We will be back. We camped here in a motorhome. - k-n-r
Aug 2016 - $30.00
Very guest unfriendly $23.00 to dump your sewer. They will not receive a package sent to me by mail. Owned by the City of Denver and they couldn't care less what you think, it won't affect their pay check one bit. While your at this campground you are in the safest place in the US. The camp host drives his Gator by every 15 min. and you will see a park ranger often. I don't know what they are looking for but you feel like you are being watched constantly. - Jimmy elloitt
Aug 2016 - $30.00
Small campground right off I-70, so there is road noise. Sites are electric and water, no sewer. Area is manned by two campground hosts. Dump station costs $23. Not really big rig friendly as there are only a few pull thrus, mostly back-ins. Some trees close to the turns. Our site was fairly level. Bathrooms were clean, showers 25 cents per 2 minutes. This is a no frills campground, but there is a hiking trail and it is a great base to go do things in Golden, Denver, Idaho Springs. The historic Chief Hosa Lodge is right next door but is used as a rental facility. - mohocamper
Jul 2010 - $17.00
Pretty good forest service cg, close to Nederland. But could not find a single level site, and as previously said, this place is best for tents and vans. No cell reception. Hosts never made contact with anyone and raced around in a truck. - Annie's Song
Jul 2010 - $17.00
This is a gorgeous setting (right in the middle of National Forest at 8,600 feet). Sites are dirt and vary a bit in size and levelness. There's a handfull of spaces for big-rigs (we have a 40' Class A), but I'd say the majority of the sites are better suited to tenters and smaller rigs. Fire-pit, grill and bench at each site. Pretty forest views and good space between campers. Half the sites are reservable, the others are first-come-first-serve. Potable water, but NO dumpstation here. No hookups. Pit toilets only. Overall a a primitive campground in a lovely and very relaxing forest setting. We'd definitely go back. - nina_70
May 2010 - $17.00
A typical National Forest campground. Has no hookups and limited sites for big rigs. There are 18 walk-up sites and the rest are reservation at Recreation.gov. Has nice camp hosts and the park is nice. - nedmtnman
Aug 2016 - $55.00
Very friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful scenery. Creek right next to our site, and walking distance from a community park and downtown Golden. - vanvfam
Jul 2016 - $59.00
This is a neat little park tucked away between downtown Golden and the Colorado School of Mines, right on Clear Creek. We stayed overnight once on the way up into the mountains and once on the way back. We will definitely be back for a longer stay. Not the best park for people looking for lots of peace and quiet. Families and college students are out tubing down the river (or walking by the park upstream, tubes over shoulders). Park entrance is controlled on the weekends to prevent tubers from taking over parking, and pedestrian traffic is limited to a path along the river, outside the park (several spots back right up to this path). Farmer's Market is a short walk away, and downtown Golden is just a bit farther. There is something nearby for everyone. - Boidster
Jul 2016 - $43.00
This park is NOT for motorhomes. Actually, it is not satisfactory at all because the sites are way too small. Every two sites should be one - minimum. My 33 ft coach barely fit in site 7 and I had to park my compact car next to the office over 50 yards away. I couldn't use my picnic table because there wasn't enough room on my site. I could barely extend my two slideouts - one on each side. The tent pitched in the next site to me was where my picnic table should have been. The 24 hr laundry did not have a bill changing machine. There is literally no space to sit outside your rig unless you want to sit in your neighbors site or in the road. The owners knew the size of our rig and concluded that site 7 would work - NOT! Will never come back! - wjhgolf4
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
Sep 2016 - $55.00
Our site abutted onto a noisy industrial firm. Our view from the site was of ugly rusted 55 gal barrels and metal parts. Metal clanging sounds awakened us often. Sites are tight, wifi non-existent, pool and hot tub were closed for season even though temps were in mid-80s. We were charged peak season rate of about $60. When I asked manager for a rate reduction due to wifi and pool amenities not available, I was quickly informed I was wrong to ask for a reduction since all campgrounds have bad wifi and they charge peak rates into November without pool and hot tub. Very rude management. They believe the customer is always WRONG. Drive on by this place...there are other decent rv parks in the area. - MNDoodles
Sep 2016 - $59.00
We stayed 3 nights just this week at a cost of $180 for 3 nights. All the other places in the Denver area were full so we had little choice.
Staff were nice - but we didn't have much contact with them to rave much more than this.
Grounds are clean and trash is picked up at your site by 10:00am each morning
$180 for 3 nights. Most expensive site rent I've ever paid in 25 years of camping
Space M34 was a bad space. It is located at the back of the park, next to long-term renters. The motorcycle rider (M36) goes to work at around 6:30am. NOT the best way to wake up in the morning. The 5-ers in space (M35) leave their dogs locked up all day. Periodically barking. Leveling on the very new concrete pad, should have been easier, but for the edge drop-offs, etc. Our 3 steps were way too high so they provided a step stool. Problem is - the ground slopes down so the step stool, any step stool used, was not solid and wobbled. This is a huge accident/injury problem.
Showers are not cleaned properly. In stall 3 - for two days there was a hair in the shelves(soap dish) in the shower and a crusty q-tip that the cleaning crew didn't see? Really? They missed this twice? The soap dishes in stall 3 had soap scum build up and dust accumulation. It was gross. The grout in the shower stalls has not been scrubbed in a while and again the soap dishes had major build up. Periodic use of a bottle of Tilex would go far to improving the shower stall cleanliness. The tops of the divider walls between the shower stalls has about 1/4 of dust accumulation.
The toilet stall door was broken, and instead of actually fixing, there was a hook and eye which left an inch space for others to see me doing my business.
Wifi was sparse and was in and out during our visit. For the price we paid - internet should be screaming fast.
We will be back in the Denver area but we won't be back at this place, nor any of the other affiliated RV parks. - JoshuaTree
Sep 2016 - $60.00
This stay was unpleasant from the start. We booked a 2 day stay based on a Good Sam rating. After booking, we phoned to see if we could come in 2 days early. They said they did not have any availability. I found another campground for the extra 2 days. When I showed up at Dakota Ridge on the date we had reserved we found they assumed we weren't coming. I explained that I hadn't cancelled and the manager yelled at me and said I had cancelled. He yelled that he wasn't arguing with me. Because he had space he said he would let us stay.
The roads in the park are not in good repair, the WiFi is iffy, the RV spots are crammed together and you are up close to the next RV. They charge extra for day visitors, dump station, vehicle washing and do not accept mail. The park is next to a busy road and it is very noisy at night. We won't be back. - Dutchstar2