Boyd Lake State Park

     


Loveland, Colorado
Phone: (970) 669-1739

Sites: 148
Recent Rate: $28 10/2014


Latitude: 40.4328603304165
Longitude: -105.045614322754

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 11
  • Good 17
  • Average 6
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 1

35 Reviews

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tobyjug

Review Count: 193
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a well maintained campground, with helpful and friendly park rangers. Roads and pads are paved. Our site was a long and level pull-through and as noted in previous reviews the site pads were a strange half moon shape. Big rig access was adequate. It was very quiet with some privacy, and plenty of space for our towed. There were some shade trees, grass, fire ring, picnic table and a lovely distant view of the mountains. The laundry was closed for the season, however the bathrooms were still open and spotless. Pet friendly with plenty of places to walk your pet, and there is a lovely paved walking trail around the Lake. No Wi-Fi but cell was good. Walmart and Safeway are just down the road, as were great places to eat. At the time of our visit 3 of the loops were closed for the season, so the remaining loops were a mixture of reserved and walk in sites. If the office is closed you can use the self check-in at the park entrance. We would stay here again.      We camped at Boyd Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Jim and Me

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

The site's were paved and level, pull-through, all 148 of them. It's located on the lake, has very nice swimming area away from campground, fantastic walking path, it's bike and kid friendly. The bathroom/showers were fantastic, clean and shower's cost 75 cents. The laundry are was very nice, even had super size machine. Nice little playground area. There were no on-site water hookups. It's in fantastic area for exploring the area. There is additional $8 per day fee, beside your camping charge. Would stay again! We camped at Boyd Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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OnDaRox

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We only stayed one night in Boyd Lake State Park while passing through the area. Paid $20 for the site, $10 to Reserve America as a reservation fee and $8 to enter the park itself. All sites are pull-through and all are 50/30/20 amp. Water spigots are located randomly throughout the campground, there is no potable water at the dump station. There are toilets and pay showers available throughout the campground. I recommend printing and bringing your reservation confirmation with you or on a device that has email, our name wasn't on the sheet and someone was in our spot when we arrived. It was a simple mix-up, which they said happens often with Reserve America, but we were quickly taken care of by the friendly hosts and Park Ranger and given another site (rather than make the person in ours move as he was already setup). I would definitely stay in this campground again if in the area. We camped at Boyd Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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colochoclab

Review Count: 57
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

It has been a couple of years since we visited Boyd Lake State Park. We were pleasantly surprised to see the water level at capacity and the reservoir looked really good! (In 2012, they closed the reservoir to boating due to the drought.) Campground was full, but fairly quiet. We stayed in site #25. Sites are a funky half-moon shape, but once you get your rig situated, pretty nice. Not a lot of extra room for vehicles, though. There is extra parking at the top of each row for additional vehicles. Sites are 50/30/20A electric and no issues. There are water spigots scattered around the area. Although vehicle areas are paved, the sites are gravel and a bit dusty. A patio mat fixed that no problem. Decent space between sites. A nice feature is that the marina folks drive through the campground in the evening selling firewood and ice! Restrooms and showers are nice and clean with good hot water. (75 cents gets you plenty of shower time). The reservoir is a fun place for water sports. Besides the main marina ramp there is a smaller jet ski ramp just north of the main marina called Heron Cove. Can't launch big boats from there, PWC launching only. But there is a nice beaching area along there to set up for the day's activities on the water. Rangers keep a good handle on things! We will be back! We camped at Boyd Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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revs2010

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects camping and daily park entrance fee. A bit pricey for an electric-only site. Sites are a bit narrow, particularly when the park is full. Good location in Loveland. Would use again for an overnight stay in the area. We camped at Boyd Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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TheJim

Review Count: 231
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate stated is for camping only. We purchased a Colorado State Parks annual pass for $70 per year. If you do not have the pass, you will pay an extra $8 per night. We stayed 9 nights and planned on staying at other State Parks; it was less expensive for us to purchase the annual pass. The main positives for the park are location and location. It is great for visiting Loveland and Fort Collins and for the wonderful biking/walking trails in these two cities. The main negative is the smell of the cattle feed lots. The smell depends on the winds, but at times can be pretty pervasive. Although the campground is near the lake, the lake is not really a factor in camping. Only a few of the sites have a distant view of the lake. The campground is pretty much row after row after row of camp sites. There is medium separation between sites and there is no vegetation for visual separation. The parking pads are in a horseshoe shape, so take a bit of time to study the campground before driving in. You will want to drive down the lane that will let you drive forward into your site, not back in. The sites have strong 50 amp service. There is not fresh water at each site and the water at the dump station is noted as not potable. The only fill stations are in the campground loops and require you to block the road to fill. There are a few trees in the campground for shade but most sites have little shade. The good news is that most sites can get satellite. Our Verizon phone and data service (4G, LTE) was quite good. The campground is quiet at night but, unfortunately, the park has big lights on the restrooms so there is a lot of artificial light at night. There is a laundry which was nice and clean, but fairly expensive at $1.75 for wash and for dry. The campground is pretty open during the week, even during prime season, but most, if not all, sites are booked for the weekend. This will not be a campground that will standout in our minds as fantastic, but we would stay here again if in the area. We camped at Boyd Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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illini777

Review Count: 146
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Overall this is an OK park. Sites are a little tight with most a half-moon shape. Check-in was not pleasant--The young lady did not want to be bothered. Every question we asked seemed to cause her a hassle. We were not given any maps or literature concerning the park. Having just left a different Colorado state park, there was no comparison. We camped at Boyd Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Ray Czaplewski

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

This public campground situated within a natural area, and it is surrounded by small lakes and affluent residential neighborhoods. We stayed here over Labor Day weekend 2013, and fellow campers courteous and respectful of others. Campground rules are strictly enforced. From Interstate I-25 at Exit 257 take US Highway 34 west-bound (towards the mountains) for 3.4-miles, turn north on Madison Avenue in Loveland Colorado, and follow the brown signs to Boyd Lake State Park. This RV campground offers convenient access to shopping, restaurants, fuel, flee-markets and antique stores in both Loveland and Fort Collins, Colorado. The campground is 10-minutes away from the south-side of Fort Collins, which is known for its microbreweries, Colorado State University, bicycle events, and its unique Historic Downtown. The campground is close to McKee Medical Center, Medical Center of the Rockies, the Fort Collins Harmony Campus of Poudre Valley Hospital. It is a one-hour drive to Denver International Airport or downtown Denver. Boyd Lake is normally a one-hour road trip on US Highway 34 to Estes Park Colorado, which is the eastern entrance into Rocky Mountain National Park. However, US34 was severely damaged by flash-floods in 2013. Travelers should check with the Colorado Department of Transportation before planning access to Rocky Mountain National Park via US34. Fortunately, Boyd Lake State Park was not affected by the 2013 flood. Boyd Lake is more convenient to Loveland, south Fort Collins, Rocky Mountain National Park and Denver International Airport than campgrounds north of Fort Collins. Many campground sites have shade trees and views of Boyd Lake to the east or the front-range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains to the west. Boyd Lake has a swim beach, beach house, boat ramps, and a variety of opportunities for fishing and boating. Boyd Lake campground has modern bathhouses with showers, playgrounds and a small laundry, all of which are well maintained. There are paved bicycle and hiking trails that link into the extensive paved trail system that covers all of Fort Collins, including connections to mountain-bike trails on public lands in foothills. 50-amp power is reliable. Potable water is from an excellent municipal source, with numerous hydrants located throughout the campground; almost no sites have sewer or potable water hookups. All sites are paved pull-throughs in the 40-foot to 60-foot range. Our 40-foot site adequately accommodated our 40-foot motorhome plus our Jeep Wrangler. However, travelers with larger motorhomes should select the larger sites. All internal campground roads are paved. Verizon voice coverage is a little on the weak-side but adequate. There is no campground Wi-Fi, but our Verizon MiFi connection to the internet was strong. The campground is open all year, and it is popular with local families on summer weekends. If you arrive after office hours, be sure to purchase the daily entry pass ($8 per day) at the self-service station just beyond the campground entrance; otherwise, you risk a $52.50 citation. Do not wait until the office opens next morning because this policy is strictly enforced at 8:00 AM. You can purchase an annual pass for $70 ($60 for Colorado residents 64 years or older), and thereby avoid the $8 daily access fee. The annual pass also reduces campground fees by $3 per day on weekdays. There are a few unadvertised sites with full hookups that are available for $26/day; they cannot be reserved, and they are only available on a first-come first-serviced basis. We camped at Boyd Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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NT2013

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Great place for an overnight. Easy on/off from I25 but far enough that you don't have road noise. More like a manicured city park than a state park. Sites were easy to get into. If the park had been full sites might seem close but it was only half full when we visited. There is a nice paved bike/walk around the lake. Swimming beach is closed due to low water. Rate reflects Aspen Pass discount. We camped at Boyd Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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User3765

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here just for a quick weekend getaway and enjoyed ourselves. The park was nearly empty with only 5 other rigs and one was the park host. We did not look at the bathrooms since the ones close to us were closed for the season. The bathhouse in between loop E and F were open, but we didn't look in them. The lake is still very low due to drought, but the fishing was good from shore. Not much privacy between sites, but most are large pull throughs which should accommodate most rigs. We camped at Boyd Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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smokeyd

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park, but real dry this year, as the lake is down a lot. We camped here in September and the campground was close to full. You do not need a reservation but having one will get you a better site, since they now assign you one which may or may not be great. I got assigned one with bees in it, so walked around and found another that was unoccupied and was allowed to switch. We used to be able to just go in and pick a site that was unused and then go and register, which I prefer since there are several sites that do not have shade. I think it is the best place in the area to camp, if you do not mind not having water and sewer hooked up. Bathroom and showers are real nice and clean, but have to pay 75 cents for the shower. We camped at Boyd Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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bambilynn

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our park of choice in the Loveland / Ft. Collins area. The sites are large, paved, with cement pads, picnic tables, & fire rings. The ranger was a little too gung ho (for example, he made our 80 year old guest move his car from one of MANY empty sites next to ours to the overflow parking about a block away; this was ridiculous). The bad parts of camping in the CO State Park system are four-fold: 1.) The timed/pay showers make it difficult for me to assist my disabled sister with a shower. 2.) You have to pick a site unseen when making your reservation online. If you don't like it, too bad. I am very particular about my sites. 3.) You need a daily park pass ($8/day) in addition to the camping fee to camp there. We bought a $70 annual pass because it made more economic sense for us based on the number of days we were staying in the park system this year. 4.) Each park's reservation system is independent so you can't cancel one park to choose another park in the system without losing your fee. All parks use the same reservation system so this should be allowed. We camped at Boyd Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Annie's Song

Review Count: 317
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Sadly, the 2012 summer drought has drained the lake to such a low level in August, that swimming is not allowed and the marina is closed weekdays. There were still some private boats out, but the campground was not nearly as busy as normal. We could have saved the $10 online reservation fee and just shown up. Wasn't even worth paying the $20 campsite fee plus the $8 entry, due to the lake and the 99 degree heat. Wonderful bike paths and some decent shade in some sites: we liked loop A, tho it sure wasn't level. Bathrooms were awesome for a state park, though you have to pay at least 75c for a shower. They even have a nice laundry room. Will try again next year. We camped at Boyd Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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jlundquist1

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

I believe all the sites are pull through and spacious. The park has a great swimming beach. Electric only, but you can't beat the price for Loveland. Not far off the beaten path, very easy to get to in any rig. We'll stay here again. We camped at Boyd Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Veebyes

Review Count: 193
States Visited: 49
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Dr Phil should question the designer of this CG. "What were you thinking?" Most of the sites are crazy narrow 'crescent' shaped pull throughs impossible to use for anything longer than a medium sized class C without having to go on the precious little grass. Trees are few though it appears to be an elderly CG with a few mature trees. It is a busy place weekends with most users being locals there for the use of the lake. We camped at Boyd Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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