6 Parks near Jefferson, Colorado
Jul 2012 - $15.00
Lodgepole is one of 3 camp grounds in the Jefferson Lake Recreation Area. There are no hookups. This campground is very popular on the weekends. Reservations are essential for Friday & Saturday night. There is a 3 mile gravel road leading to the campground. It can be a little rough but good news for 2012 campers: the road was just graded. Most sites are shaded and large. There are vault toilets which are kept very clean. There are no showers, but showers are available in Fairplay near the Sinclair station. There is no dump station but you can dump at the Western Inn and RV Park in Fairplay. Fishing, hiking, and birdwatching are the main activities. There is Colorado Trail access next to Site #10. It is short easy hike on the Colorado Trail up the Jefferson Lake Campground. Don't miss the South Park City Museum in Fairplay. It is a real gem. Allow at least one and half hours to see it. Your dog may accompany you through out the exhibit. Senior citizens with Golden Age passport can camp for $7.50 a night. There is a host. - NT2013
Jul 2011 - $15.00
This review is of Lodgepole campground in the Jefferson Creek Recreation Area 3.5 mile from the small town of Jefferson. There is another NFS campground by the same name near Gunnison so don't get confused. Lodgepole is one of three campgrounds at at Jefferson Creek Rec Area. The other 2 are Aspen with 12 sites and Jefferson Creek with 17 sites. The are all very nice. I picked Lodgepole because it was larger and more private than the two IMO. My camp site didn't look like much from the road but when I walked back for about 200 feet I found my all time favorite tent site. Beautiful and very private! There are no hookups. Each site has a fire ring and a picnic table. All are shaded. And there is good spacing between most sites. There are no showers. Toilets are vault but are very clean. And there are plenty of them. The host was friendly and helpful. The 3 campgrounds fill up every weekend so you will need reservations. During the week you can probably get in with a RV under 35 feet or a tent. The 3.5 mile gravel road was very wash boarded. Hopefully it will be graded by next season. The section of the road up to Jefferson Lake is paved. despite what some guidebooks say none of the campgrounds are near the lake. The lake is about 500 feet above the campgrounds. Fishing and hiking are the main activities. Besides the lake there are beaver ponds and a fast running creek for fishing. Colorado Trail runs thru the recreation area. Trail head parking was not very convenient. For day hikes you can park in the picnic area. I plan to return next season with my trailer. - NT2013
Aug 2011 - $31.00
A "minimal" park behind the Motel. We camped here while visiting friends in the area, so we were very happy with the facilities. Electric and water were fine. Pull through site with small grassy area with picnic table. Small, young trees at each site provided some privacy. Dogs were welcome, but not much room to walk. Took ours to the fairgrounds about a block away. Met our needs and certainly the best value in the area. - User2112
Jul 2010 - $25.00
Looks like 10 hookup sites, a small lawn for 2-3 tents and small area for dry camping. Not much of a park but "the only game in town". The motel claimed to have WiFi, but we were unable to connect at any time during our stay. No laundry. Most sites are pull-throughs. Not a very attractive park, but we stayed 2 weeks while scouting the area, so shouldn't complain too loudly. - camprats
May 2010 - $29.00
Very basic small park. Several permanent residents. Pull through was easy to get into. We did have to ask the maid to move car to leave, as she parked in front of us. - paxton
Jul 2016 - $38.00
We have stayed at MiddleFork RV twice over the past three years. It is by far the most convenient place for campers and close to all of the scenic sites. There is an awesome grocery store nearby. The management is great and are very accommodating. If we ever come back to FairPlay we will definitely stay at Middle Fork again. - Aames
Jun 2015 - $31.00
Everything is pretty much the same as it was two years ago (see my previous review) except that they have raised the weekly and monthly rates to ridiculous extremes. Nightly rate isn't so bad, but I won't be able to be a monthly resident ever again. - Old Mountain Man
Aug 2012 - $35.00
Rated 8 instead of 10 because there is only one thing to do here (well, two if you're a fisherman): pan for gold. If you're not into gold panning you might not like this place! However, the tourist attractions in town would be walking distance at sea level. At nearly ten thousand feet, it may or may not be walking distance for you. The park is new, staff is friendly & knowledgeable, sites are reasonably level, bathroom seems clean (but I didn't use it), etc. but there are no shade trees, no playground/rec room, not even any picnic tables at the sites. You pan for gold. And there is plenty of gold there. I get gold in every pan full of dirt, which has never happened to me anywhere else I've prospected. They have pans, classifiers, etc. around for your use if you're a greenhorn, plus gold panning supplies (pans, sniffer bottles, vials, etc.) for sale at the office. I have lost track of the number of times I've camped here this season, but it's been quite a lot. P.S. The trout are HUGE. - Old Mountain Man
Aug 2007 - $40.00
Resort is located about 24 miles south of Breckenridge. Fairplay is a small, friendly former mining town and offers a few good restaurants and an interesting historic downtown. Whispering Aspen is located in town and has modular cabins, park models, and RV sites for sale and rent. Sites are large with concrete pads, but could use a some additional landscaping. Staff is extremely friendly and easy to get along with. The resort offers a clubhouse with a lounge, pool table, and outdoor tennis courts. A nice getaway and rural alternative to Tiger Run in Breckenridge. - Scottx2
Jun 2013 - $9.00
This campground is filled every weekend from Memorial Day until it closes the day after Labor Day. There is a friendly and helpful host. My high rating is for the tent sites--probably the best in the state, the scenery, the large camp sites and the hiking trails. This is a Forest Service campground. There are no hookups. There is a dump at a nearby campground. The RV sites are widely spaced, but there is no shade. Rigs over 35 feet will have a hard time fitting into a site. There are 360 degree spectacular views. Fill your water tank in advance. The only water on site is hand pumped. Reservations are available and required for weekends. The vault toilets are clean. There are no showers. This is a place for people who love camping and the outdoors. Man made amenities are in short supply here. The nightly rate is with a Golden Age pass. - NT2013
Jun 2011 - $8.00
This is a forest service campground. There are no hookups. The 3 pull-thru sites are on the creek. However, they are really just wide spots in the road. That said they are private and pretty special. Most of the other RV sites are short and open with no shade. But they have wonderful scenery 360 degrees of it. All have picnic tables tables and fire rings. It is the tents sites that justify the high rating--they are actually a 10 plus. The hiking is also a 10. Wonderful trails!! Trail rides are available just down the rode. Horses are in good condition and gentle. To reach the camp ground take Hwy 24W make a right on CR 77 (less than a mile from Lake George). It is paved. Follow it for 13 miles. The last 7 miles have lots of pot holes. The campground is poorly marked so starting looking for it on the right when you pass the little white school house (looks like a church). Turn right at the end of the white fence just pass the old school. Roads in the campground are good. Tent people will need reservations for the 8 walk in sites. RVers probably can get in without reservations during the week. This campground is full every weekend. - NT2013
Sep 2016 - $60.00
This is a very pretty, well-kept park. We just stayed here overnight so we didn't take advantage of the extra amenities. It seems to have a lot more chalets than it does RV sites. Our site was level, nicely situated, and would be very pleasant to sit outside (had it not been raining). However, there was not enough space to leave the car hooked up. There is a small dog enclosure with grass and a small dog walking loop. There is access to a narrow trail, but we didn't have an opportunity to try it. We would stay here again. - Dapper
Sep 2016 - $90.00
I really don't know how to rate this place. It is so all over. The pros and cons, I guess, is the only way to do it.
Pros - the location (my lawd, the location is perfect - between Breck proper and Frisco), the roads that are paved, the extremely large lots, the views, big-rig friendly
Cons - the staff is completely, 100% clueless, the constant noise from the construction and maintenance crews (who don't adhere to the rules of no work on weekends and working well past 6 pm), the road noise from route 9, the lack of consistency between sites (they are privately owned and there are very few minimum standards), no water pressure.
We stayed in one site which had a table and covered patio (no firepit) but it seemed all squished together (also had a security camera, not fun to see on one's vacation), then in another site which had a firepit, covered patio and decent location. You'll find a ton of Prevosts and Tiffins.
They really depend on the location carrying them. The staff is truly clueless (when I asked about the construction noise, they asked if I was renting privately or from them - why does it matter? - and they seemed disappointed when I said we were renting from them) and the amount of construction is crazy due to the amount of private sale renovations. We looked at buying a site due to the location but the staff is so bad, we didn't feel confident we'd be well-served if there was ever a problem. The road noise is something we wouldn't enjoy when hosting a fire.
It will take a while to get used to the roads and map. Just know that everything surrounds the clubhouse.
Will we be back? Sure. The location can't be beat and they are good enough. But if another full-service campground comes to the area that is well-paved and has a decent staff, they'll be in trouble. They really should pay people to get decent staff, as this would've made a world of difference for us. - Kamnel
Sep 2016 - $70.00
Super nice place. We stayed only one night passing through, and were very tempted to stay longer, and would have if not for prior commitments. I have not stayed in an RV park as nice overall as Tiger Run. Beautiful scenery, beautiful sites, tons of amenities, etc. We so badly wish that we could have stayed longer, as we didn't really even explore the park, clubhouse, etc. Our site was not perfectly level, but leveling up wasn't difficult. The grass was in great shape, as well as all of the landscaping throughout the park. The office staff were nice. As an owner park, there are certainly a higher percentage of people firmly in place, as opposed to frequent turnover of sites each morning. There were some high dollar rigs in this park, as well as many nice-looking cabins. I didn't see anything at all in this park that would detract from the rating. The price is high, yes. But for what it is, and where it is, that is "the going rate". We would return to this park and spend as much time as we could in the future, gladly. Tiger Run is in my top 2 of RV parks visited in my travels, mainly because of how picturesque it is. - KeystoneTT