Loveland, Colorado

Boyd Lake State Park

Loveland, Colorado



Loveland, Colorado
Phone: (970) 669-1739

Sites: 148
Recent Rate: $22 7/2015

Latitude: 40.4328603304165
Longitude: -105.045614322754

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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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.75 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.75
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $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 ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • 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 no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon, T-Mobile Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon,T-Mobile
  • 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
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • 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 yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • 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 yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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40 Reviews

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TEXASBOY

Review Count: 59
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $22.00
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This is a nice state park. It has a nice swim beach. The sites are large but a lot of them have no privacy nor much shade.. None of the sites are on the water. It is a good location to head to the mountains for day trips. We camped at Boyd Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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colochoclab

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $28.00
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We love coming here every year, a nice getaway from Denver! We had site #02, possibly one of the best in the campground, nice mature trees and green grass! Although it was a busy weekend, it was nice and quiet during the evening. The big draw here is the lake. With Chatfield closed due to flooding, Cherry Creek was a zoo. Boyd was busy but not at capacity. Great fun! We will be back! We camped at Boyd Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Book your sites early for the weekends! They fill up fast!

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Steve & Terri

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $28.00
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Nightly fee includes required $8 per day access fee. Nice campground, well maintained. Only issue is there are only two potable water spigots to fill water from both in front of campsites. You have to park in road to fill. Water at dump is not potable. Pretty decent sites with paved pull-throughs and gravel site. Spacious with lake near by. We stayed in 25 ft RV. We would probably stay here again. We camped at Boyd Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Estes Park, Rocky Mountain Natl Park

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Wandering Westhoffs

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $20.00
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This is an older CPW state park. It gets extremely busy on the weekends and the camp hosts and rangers do not enforce the rules very well with dogs running loose, partiers and loud music. Sites are close together and small. The sites are not level side to side or front to back. We came here to enjoy the fishing at Boyd lake and explore the area a little. We will stay elsewhere when in this area. We camped at Boyd Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Rockies Family

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $28.00
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We popped in for a couple of nights. Site leads you to believe it is full hookup less sewer, but we were quickly chastised for hooking up to the water faucet at our site, and were told we could only fill from it. Basically only electric, and a mostly "dirt" site, with only the narrow pad paved. Sites were close together and a bit tight. We paid for an extra car, and had it parked appropriately at our site, only to receive not one, but two visits from rangers rudely telling us to move one of them to another area. We were one of 10 people in a huge park, and it seemed the rangers needed to find problems. We camped at Boyd Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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tobyjug

Review Count: 203
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $28.00
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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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OnDaRox

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $20.00
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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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Jim and Me

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

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $22.00
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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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TheJim

Review Count: 246
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $20.00
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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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colochoclab

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $20.00
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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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illini777

Review Count: 167
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $30.00
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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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revs2010

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $28.00
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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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NT2013

Review Count: 98
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $17.00
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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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Ray Czaplewski

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $17.00
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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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Fitzjohnfan

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $28.00
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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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