19 Parks near Lakewood, Colorado
Jul 2015 - $30.00
We had reserved a non sewer site, upon arrival we learned it was $23 to use the dump station. The receptionist let us move to a sewer site (which was $2.59/night more but less than $23). She was very friendly and helpful. While we were there we had a package sent Fed Ex there, both lady hosts were extremely helpful with this, both watching out for our package if it came before we arrived. Many many thanks to them! The site we moved to, #5, was extremely narrow, but it had sewer. We stayed 2 nights. Bathrooms clean, had to put quarters in to take showers, but I did not use so I don't know how much it cost. We were very close to downtown Golden. A few over the air channels, good Verizon signal. Wifi if you sat near the reception area. Would stay here again without hesitation. - Chucknviv
Jun 2015 - $30.00
Stayed here for 10 days, split between site #13 and site #14. Had to play a sort of "musical chairs" on our transition day because three sites were switching, all amongst each other! That was interesting. Somehow, it was done though, and all was well. Site #13 is a bit of a squeeze, as you need to get in close to the edge of the site to make sure you're not blocking the pull through site directly behind you. Thankfully, they guide you to your site and help you position, because this campground is confusing. It's very old, and most of the sites show it (odd spacing, lots of tiny spaces, weird hookup locations, etc).
We were told our hookups were at the back of our site, but when we went to hookup, we weren't numbered for that specific box - we were numbered for a box about 10 feet in FRONT of our rv and down the slope (all sites on the ridge share electric and water with the tent site on the bottom of the ridge). This was very confusing and we had to go out and buy an extension cord to be able to make it work. Then, a few days in, we walked by the hookups and saw that the box we'd originally been told to hook up to (which was only numbered for the tent below) was now magically numbered for our site (#13). Seems the host came by, saw what we had to do to hook up, thought "oops", went and numbered the correct electric box, BUT NEVER TOLD US. We switched it to that one, but it was our last night. We can forgive the bungle, but at least tell us!!
Site #14 was easier by far. Leveling and hookups were all easy. Trash is a bit far from this section of the campground. Also, since this seemed like a grey area when I was researching, you DO need to pay to use the dump station, EVEN IF YOU ARE CAMPING. The fee is $23, and you'll have to sign paperwork acknowledging this.
Other than that, this was a good campground. We were able to get a Verizon Mifi signal. Sites felt open, there's a trail across the road that's great for dogs, and the mountain views are wonderful. - LanderWust
May 2015 - $30.00
Memorial Day weekend at Chief Hosa, one of the coldest/rainiest holidays in recent memory. The site we had was OK, it was fairly level, but it was muddy, particularly where the tow vehicle was parked. Didn't spend much time outside due to the weather. The campground can get crowded and the sites are close together, but no more so than some of those parking lot RV parks where there's barely room to breathe. The staff was friendly and very helpful, guide to help us get the rig in place. Water/Electric connections, no sewer. Only drawback -- they charge an additional $23 to use the dump station there, which is way too steep a price. I gave the park a 7 rating, since it's a viable park to stay in, close to I-70 and amenities, easy commute to Denver or Evergreen/Conifer area. Some of the sites aren't overly level, and it does take some experience in getting in and around the campground, as there are a lot of trees, and some tight turns. It was clean, and the restrooms were very clean. Some folks gripe about the fee to shower, but it's not really unreasonable. - ThomInColorado
Jul 2016 - $60.00
The new ownership of this campground has done a great job improving this place. The sites are slightly narrow for large motorhomes with slides, but we still fit, just closer to neighbors than we usually are. However this campground does not have the ability to expand as it is tucked in to a defined area in a city environment. The location is great as you are close to downtown Golden and have easy access to I-70 if heading into Denver.
The staff was very nice and helpful, the pool and hot tub very clean, bathrooms spotless. You cannot hear the traffic from I-70 even though just off the interstate.
We will definitely stay here again when we come to Denver. Highly recommended!
Price is on the high side but that is expected when in a city. - Hula dancer
Jul 2016 - $63.00
We stayed here twice in July. The park is very busy and the exceptional staff works hard to keep ahead of the action. For example, we came to Denver for a funeral. Our initial checkout day and the funeral were on the same day. The front desk staff found us another site in the park which allowed us the extra night. We had a long pull through and a deep back in. Both had room for our motor home and toad. The pull throughs are set up nicely with rigs alternating directions keeping utilities out of view. We have stayed here before and will again. - Scott and Lorraine
Jul 2016 - $59.00
As described in previous reviews, location, location, location. This park is so convenient to freeways, shopping, movies, downtown Golden and Denver. Clearly it's banking on that convenience to command the high price. The page of rules and regulations are enough to make even a Washington DC bureaucrat blush. We stayed here about 5 years ago in one of the end sites with a private patio. The grass was greener, patio table looked new, and the office accepted our UPS mail forwarded package without hesitation. It seemed like a very guest friendly, welcoming resort. It was expensive then too, but not nearly what it is today. Because we had such a positive experience the first time, we neglected to read updated reviews of this park on RV Park Reviews. Big mistake. The price has gone up, but the amenities are going down, like they no longer accept UPS or FedEx packages for guests, and the overall appearance isn't what we remembered. Our 2 week visit was in a site with the communal patio area, and we had to disconnect the tow vehicle and park it in front of the motorhome to reach hookups. The grass was dead and the patio tables had seen better days. While our neighbors were very nice, they had a large family BBQ which, through no fault of their own, placed the party right in front of our motorhome. When it came to laundry, the washers were $2.50 and the dryers were $.25 for 4 minutes and they don't even get hot. After what felt like a trip to Las Vegas and a session with a slot machine, we gave up on the dyer and took everything back to the rig still damp. Even the laundry is no bargain here. Sadly, there is so much untapped potential, but you don't get much bang for your buck anymore. It's a mystery why Good Sam rates this park a 10. We won't be back. - Dunwrkn
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 2013 - $22.00
Beautiful scenery! We love this campground! densely wooded sites, so be careful pulling in and out of your spot. No Wi-Fi, but contrary to the park's notice, we DID have limited cell service through AT&T. I would have given this park a higher rating, but the camp hosts were not to be seen during our entire stay. Their rig was parked in the host spot, but no hosts. Campsites were dirty with trash and fire pits not cleaned out. Not a huge deal, but we've come to expect better from the hosts. We will be back! - colochoclab
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
Jul 2013 - $17.00
We stayed in this park for 2 months and did enjoy our time there. There were some negative items, but will start with the positive. The creek was close by and a walking/biking trail close. The grass was maintained by the park and it was well shaded with mature trees. Shopping for anything you need is close by. The negatives: close to a busy highway, but that didn't bother us. Try to get a site away from the highway if you can. There were problems with sewer at times, but management promptly took care of that. The Denver area is extremely hard to find places to stay and so this was the best we found. Would stay again. People very friendly in the park. Price reflects monthly rate. Wi-Fi only available in the office. - happy travelers
Jun 2013 - $35.00
I stayed here for over a month. At first glance, this place looks shabby, and it has an inconvenient entrance/exit, but once you're there, you start to see it's actually a pretty decent place to stay. It's 20 min to downtown, about 45 min to Red Rocks and it butts up to Denver's amazing run/bike trail. - riding_on_air
Jul 2012 - $38.00
This is a former mobile home park. The park has lots of shade and level concrete pads to park on. The location is nice because it is next to the creek. However, the grounds could use some updating. I don't think anything has been updated here since it was first constructed 60 years ago. Price seemed a bit steep at $38. We were charged for four people even though we had only two adults and two children under two years old. Good Denver metro area location. Most people staying in the park are long-term residents. - je23dr13
May 2016 - $26.00
We loved this campground. There were air balloons over the reservoir on two mornings. Grounds well kept. Some distant noise from C 470, but not overwhelming. Beautiful views of the foothills. We didn't use the showers but they looked top shelf. I prefer this SP to Cherry Creek. In addition to the campground fee there is an $8/day SP fee. - Zabanya
May 2016 - $30.00
We have camped several times here and it is always a fun place to go! This year, we were in A Loop, site #008, our favorite. Great views of the lake and within walking distance to the marina. FHU worked great and site was very level. Water pressure was a bit low, but no problems. This was the first year we brought our boat along and initially we parked the boat and tow vehicle at the marina because we were not sure if it would fit at the site. The next day we tried it and it did fit! Even with the 30ft trailer and truck, the 18ft Bayliner and SUV tow vehicle fit within the site.
Nice and close to home, we will be back! - colochoclab
Apr 2016 - $65.00
Large pull through sites. Easy access, full hookups, nice views, lots of space between sites. Easy to get in an out of the sites. Very level. Campsites were very clean. Great all-round campsite. The one downside is they are not close to the water or the marina, but overall a great campsite. Get a site on the outer side of the outer rings of the loops for more space and privacy. - Alix1912
Jul 2016 - $36.00
This is a gorgeous park just outside the hustle bustle of Denver. Beautiful reservoir with swimming, boating and miles of bike paths. Lots of birds and wildlife too. Highly recommended, but plan ahead, especially in the summer months. Must reserve in advance. Most RV spots are well groomed and have lots of space and privacy in between sites. We had plenty of room for our 34 foot RV in the Pioneer and then Coyote Loops. - AF -San Diego
Jun 2016 - $30.00
Beautiful park. Good WiFi. Nice laundry facilities. - DickO
Jun 2016 - $42.00
Price includes $10 transaction fee for online booking plus $9 per night park fee which is paid at the gate. They accept credit cards. If you plan to stay at other CO state parks, you might consider buying an annual pass instead.
Cherry Creek is a lovely park with tons of things to do. The sites are large with lots of separation between them. We wished we could have stayed longer. It's definitely one of our all-time favorite campgrounds! Apparently we're not the only ones who love it. The park is popular - especially on weekends - so try to book early.
Verizon cell and Sprint Mifi and DirecTV all worked perfectly. We did not use the park's wifi system.
Depending on which site you're in, you will hear noise from Parker Road but we didn't find it bothersome. You're more likely to notice it during rush hour periods or if there are sirens. - GottaGoNow
Sep 2015 - $46.00
All the previous comments tell it all...HOWEVER...we paid $295 for the weekly rate plus $46 for one extra night! What we got was reliable 50amp electric, good water pressure and a sewer hookup in the back of the site. For what the owners charge they should be able to upgrade the washrooms, showers, pool, etc...and have a great park. When the VA hospital opens, they will have no problem filling the park. - loneranger
Aug 2015 - $39.00
The owner is nice the very first days but changes very quickly. Once you are set up she is rude and spends her days checking on you in her little golf cart. I have nothing against owners checking that everything is ok by making rounds but the owner of this park stops and stares which is very uncomfortable. The restrooms are disgusting: the sinks are broken, the doors don't lock properly and toilet paper is always out! The showers are very dirty. The sites are not well maintained, the power doesn't work very well, I was always plugging and unplugging to have power. My husband's kids came for the summer and the morning after their arrival, Fay, the owner, came to ask me "are these your kids?" in a very aggressive and rude way. I said yes and she said "it's $5/day per kid to stay here". We left the same day!!! Not only it's outrageous as we pay for a site that is not even nice, the swimming pool is condemned and the owner will not fix it because it costs too much money and she told me, before we brought the kids, that kids were annoying and noisy!!! Nice! Anyway, unless you really need a RV park for the night or the week, I wouldn't recommend this park. She charged $269/week for a dirty, not welcoming, not well maintained site. Do yourself a favor, DO NOT GO THERE!!!!!!!! - Lt-11-03
Jun 2015 - $60.00
The park was incredibly filthy, waist high grass everywhere, dilapidated trailers everywhere. This place was a majority of trailer park homes that were run down, dogs barking, trash everywhere. The pool was empty and the office space was a run down space. I literally feared for my life when I had to walk my dog to use the restroom. - S. Watkins
Jun 2016 - $33.00
We have stayed at this park a few times and find it very convenient for access to Denver. It is adjacent to a town park that provides a great dog walking. We plan to stay here again. - gadabout80
Jun 2016 - $37.00
Needed a place for 2 nights near Denver. This park looked okay from previous reviews and due to lack of parks in the Denver area and very poor reviews on nearly all parks we chose to stay at Prospect. The park was fully booked, most units were permanent or seasonal. It was 95 degrees. We had site 10, an end site. The electric power was supposedly 50 amp but output was insufficient for our coach. On leg was 112 and other fluctuated between 105 to 107 causing pulsating surge. Park claimed they hadn't experienced issue before but later admitted they had previous issues with sites at the end of service line. However, another RV owner in a Prevost was also in the office reporting he had the same electrical issues for several days. We had to use our generator during the day but would not be allowed to run it at night. We were able to use a 20 amp outlet on pedestal to run an extension cord through a window to power an electric fan. Since we could not locate any other parks in area and that the TravelAmerica Center 2 blocks away and the Walmart would not permit overnight RV parking we were stuck. The owner did advise the park was built in 1988 on a "shoe string budget" and has outdated aluminum wiring. She willingly accepted my proposal for us to stay for 2 nights and only charge for 1 night. If you have a newer model RV and require minimal electrical to power your unit be aware that this park may not fit your needs. The park is otherwise okay but no frills. Location is good for access to I-70 and is quiet. - venice
Oct 2015 - $28.00
The best part of this park is its location. It is close to Downtown Denver and all of Denver attractions just off of I-70. It is also right on a walking/biking path along Clear Creek that runs for miles with 4 small lakes that you can fish as well. It is also near great shopping. The park itself is all gravel with pull-thrus, back-ins and pull-ins. The sites have a split rail fence seperating each site. Kind of cute. They also have a concrete pad for a picnic table. No fire pit but you can use a propane fire pit. They do offer free wi-fi. No pool. They have a restroom with showers and a laundry room. It is a very popular park so make reservations. The rate we paid was a weekly rate. There is a 14.5% room tax on top of that! We have stayed here several times before and would deffinitely return. - Michael Kibler
Jun 2016 - $49.00
We were desperate for a site in Denver and very happy to find this park. The laundry facilities were inexpensive and very clean. The long term residences are, for the most part, neat and tidy. The park is certainly quiet. The clubhouse was clean and pleasant. We were fortunate enough to have utilities that were easy to reach, not the ones in the center of the slab. Other reviews have talked about the speed bumps which are effective to say the least. The curbs are difficult to back over. The rates were pricey and they do not take credit cards. We had to park our car on the street as did many others. - codgette
Sep 2015 - $35.00
Wow. I want to say something nice but I'm having a tough time. We needed the site for storage and electric only. There was no break on the price. That is the first time in 6 years we have paid full price when we weren't even in the unit. The interior roads are narrow for large rigs - doable, but narrow. Lots of speed bumps- more like speed mountains - they are big. The handful of sites for RVs are narrow and short, with broken concrete. We thought for sure we had busted a tire trying to back into the site. We had to park the car sideways to keep it out of the road. Not much space between sites either. It was hot so we had all three A/Cs running. After a few minutes, they all shut off. We reset the breaker at the post and tried again. Same deal. After the third time, we went to the office. They said it was due to the service that was being done on some lines in the park. Not so. My husband figured out that the 50amp circuit breaker was bad. Back to the office. The lady at the front desk pointed at a man leaving in a golf cart and said that's who we needed to talk to. We chased him down and explained the problem. First thing he did was look at his watch - 20 minutes until the office closed. Uh oh. Although he was less than personable, he did replace the circuit. And don't even think about using the WIFI. It was unusable. - Free
Jul 2015 - $34.00
This is the second time we stayed here, terrible access to the main street, the trees and brush hang over so you have to pull almost into traffic to get out.
The first time we stayed here was Dec 14 ice and snow and no water, same price, The temporary spots are back in. If your unit is smaller than 30 ft, bad curbing and narrow drives makes it difficult for any one with a 24' trailer and pick up. And even if it just an over nite you must disconnect to be there. Second time in July 15. Same parking, back in disconnect and no parking because other pickups are there also. Grass is not cut and brush along the road is worse than in the winter.
I had hit a stump and bent / loosened my step and was rattling, so I decided to fix it by re-adjusting it. The manager came by and chewed me out for working on the step. Although his wife was a nice person . I will not recommend this place and good luck getting out of the drives. And do not park on the concrete as it may crack. - Chucksontheroad