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33 RV Parks near Lyons, Colorado
Sep 2017 - $40.00
This RV Park has been completely rejuvenated after a terrible flood. New sites have been made. Unfortunately the price to stay here has escalated so that the park is no longer good value. All the sites are back-in. In half the sites, trees prevent getting satellite reception. Management seems unaware of the desire of many to get satellite TV reception, so all the sites backing up to the trees are filled while the more open spots are empty. There are rules against using charcoal barbecue except in the awkward pits provided by the park (Only one nearby for the motor home people.) We used to like this park, but because of the price and the problems with TV reception, we are unsure if we will stay there again. - hoppytoad
Jun 2017 - $35.00
This city park is right in downtown Lyons and was wiped out by a flood in 2013. Most of the town was damaged also. So the city rebuilt the entire park. Group shelters, picnic, tent site, restrooms, showers are all new. There are only 17 RV sites with full hook ups, more tent sites. This park stays full. Locals flood the park on weekends with soccer games and other activities. All roads in the park are dirt so with a lot of activity the dust flies so you have to keep doors and windows closed. No WiFi or cable. The rates are up there with nicer RV parks where these services are provided. But the city can charge these rates because there is no competition in the area. On top of that they only take cash or check as payment. That's just weird in this day and time. The camp hosts were super nice and helpful. We were next to them for three weeks and saw how hard they worked. The city feels they need to charge for a lot of things; the park parking lots have a electronic parking machine where visitors pay like $5 for four hours, showers are coin op. Most disturbing, the city will totally rent out the entire park to groups that allows this group to totally run the park for their group for a period of time. The park hosts have to move out during this time. Locals are banned from this city park during this time. Makes you wonder what's going on during this time. Weekends and summer traffic in Lyons is heavy with people headed and returning from Estes Park. All in all, this was the most unusual park we have stayed at, but we made the best of it. The City of Lyons is in the tourism business big time so they need to step up and up grade their services. - Milton1 -_
Oct 2016 - $33.00
A small park owned by the Town of Lyons. This RV park and adjacent city park was completely rebuilt after devastating floods three years ago. The town has spent over $8 million on the rebuild. Very clean bathrooms.
A limited number of sites with full hook-ups are available. They are all level and no pull throughs.
This park is now open all year. A creek runs around 3 sides of the city park and looks good for fishing but we didn't try. 20 miles to Estes Park via Hwy 36.
Management is friendly and conscientious. - Eric 921
May 2018 - $26.00
Directions to campground were poor. We had no Internet or telephone service but 44 channels over the air tv. We were in the new section of the south campground up on a hill overlooking the lake. Site was somewhat level. Very breezy in late afternoon. 20 miles to Loveland. - daviputnam
Jul 2016 - $24.00
Dogs are welcome but most people do not pick up after their animal. Many/Most of the sites are almost not navigable, very rough and impossible or difficult to get your RV level enough to use your refrigerator.
This is a County park and although a beautiful place the sites are small and not level. We have stayed at this camp ground 2 times and both time our awning was damaged but very harsh and sudden winds (gusty unexpected). Fishing is great but do not put out your awning. - Rex & Carol
Jun 2016 - $25.00
We stayed in E38 and it was a great site for our fifth wheel plus a tent pad. My daughter had her 17th B-day Camping party. The restrooms were close by and the showers too for her guests. I loved that it was within walking distance of the marina. We rented a boat and brought it there. We rented a slip for 2 nights so we could come and go on the lake. It was a fun trip. The park rangers were very present there so if you want to come and be rowdy this place isn't the place to do it. They stopped a few times for our neighbors and once to our site because the kids had their iPods playing music after 10 PM. I really enjoyed this trip. Last year we got a horrible site, E11. It didn't house our 5th wheel well at all. There was a tree that got in the way of our slideout so we had to face it in a different way than probably intended. It put us in downward facing when we stepped out the front : / This trip was very fun and we loved the site and it was within an hour of our home. - themayerfam
Sep 2018 - $25.00
I don't even know where to start but will try going best to worst. The bathroom is clean enough to be tolerable - didn't use the showers but they appeared to be similar. That's the best. The sites are all gravel and dirt. No grass anywhere. They are literally side by side so slide-outs were within 1-2 feet of neighbor. You have to weave and duck to walk between sites. The whole place is pretty sketchy. We saw one site occupied by someone overhauling his pickup and apparently sleeping in the truck and my parents were nearly run over one night as the sheriff chased a vehicle through the campground. But wait, there's more. The host or ranger or whatever was the most awful, foul-tempered person I've ever encountered in a park. She yelled at people, accused one of our family of having expired license plates (they weren't), and ultimately kicked another one of my family out of the park (no refunds) saying their camper wasn't "legal". The alleged illegal camper was a recent private party purchase so no plates, rather, "In Transit", and keep bill of sale on you at all times, plate within 30 days - which is the law in our home state. Because that's apparently not the law in Colorado, she deemed them illegal and kicked them out (their pickup tow vehicle was plated and licensed). Her reasoning was they need to "keep the riffraff out". See above stories and know they aren't successful at keeping said "riffraff" out and her application of rules is inconsistent at best. We are a family of respectable professionals and retirees gathering for a family event in Colorado and we were treated horribly. Sadly, we had stayed at this park several years ago and it was much nicer and we never encountered such problems - so it has gone downhill fast. I will never ever consider staying here again. Find a Walmart parking lot - you'll be safer, better respected, and not be kicked out. - MamaK
Jul 2018 - $20.00
It's a good place to stay when passing through Boulder. Some grass and gravel. We stayed overnite, but spoke with people who had been there vacationing and they liked it. Close to activities in the area. - skier1947
Jul 2018 - $25.00
We were lucky to get the very last site that our rig could fit in - 30 amp electric only. The next day we were able to pull into a newer site with 50 amp and water. Sites are dirt but fairly level. We could not get satellite reception in the first site but were able to get it in the 2nd site. This is a very bare bones park with an automated system for paying. It's not possible to find an available site without using the machine which makes finding a site very difficult. You need to walk through and find sites without RVs and then go to the machine and plug in the site number to see if it's available. I will say the 2 park "rangers" were very helpful. We were here for a family reunion and all parks in the area from Denver north were full. Our reservation at a real park was mixed up so we had no choice but to stay here. It isn't bad for overnight if you can get in. Arrive early and hope! - dickens
Jul 2018 - $25.00
Carter Lake is a wonderful place to bring your boat! The Eagle campground is well kept and clean. It is an older campground and could use some improvements to interior roads and sites. Roads are gravel and dirt and some places can get a little steep when moving your rig around. Electrical hookups only and water spigots are situated here and there. Closest dump station is at the Ranger station about 15 minutes away. Our site, E-05, was a bit unlevel, it has the best view of the reservoir in the entire campground. Quite spectacular! Cell service was awful with T-Mobile. No wifi available. Shower house is fairly new and clean, but a bit pricey. You must purchase tokens for $1 each. 2 token minimum to start for 6 minutes. Eagle Campground is just across the street from the main marina and marina store, very convenient! There is ample parking for boats and extra vehicles next to the campground neat the shower house. Only really crappy thing that happened (Not the CG's fault) was some idiot stole my boat cover off my boat one night! Rangers were quick to respond, but a dead case. - colochoclab
Aug 2017 - $25.00
This is our second stay here at Carter Lake. This reservoir is a great place to bring your boat! Big and quiet even on a weekend! We camped in Eagle Campground across the street from the marina. Super close to the boat ramps and ample parking next to the campground for your boat and tow vehicle. A new shower house is close by all within walking distance from your campsite. Electric only, a dump station is a few miles away at the ranger station, water spigots are scattered throughout the campground. Beautiful scenery! Fairly heavily wooded area. Beware, the roads in the campground are tight and fairly steep at places, but manageable. Our site E-16 had a great view of the lake! Drawback of this particular site was it is crazy un level. 2 packs of leveling blocks plus some spare wood needed to level our 30 ft trailer. Most sites are fairly level, but be prepared. Quiet campground, moderate ranger presence so no issues! Spotty cell service with T-mobile. We will definitely be back! - colochoclab
Jun 2015 - $25.00
I am giving this park a negative review based on the first campground loop; we did not try the other loops. The positives - the hosts were friendly, the lake was beautiful and the marina store was great. They cleaned out your fire pit every morning, which was a nice touch. The negatives, and why we won't stay here again: the roads were in horrible condition, all dirt, just one giant pothole. That was the easy part of getting in! The entrance to the first campsite loop is up a hill, on a tight turn, flanked by trees and a side slope - all on loose gravel. We made it intact - barely, thanks to 4WD on our tow vehicle. Others weren't as lucky, as both trees on each side of the slope were completely gouged out by vehicles. Then we made it to our campsite. Not only was it incredibly unlevel, it was on a dirt/gravel mix that made it impossible to get traction. Even with 4WD enabled, we were still spinning our tires. We couldn't get the trailer on leveling blocks because the gravel would shoot them out. And we weren't the only ones, all through the park you could hear tires spinning on gravel as people returned to their campsites. In addition, the grass was not mowed and we saw numerous snakes at our camper, along with dead ones on the road. I would only camp here if you choose your site in person ahead of time and verify that you can enter and exit safely and that the site is indeed level. We did see some sites better than ours that were occupied. - wookiemouse
Sep 2018 - $30.00
Our site was level with central hook ups. However, getting into the site was a challenge. The road was very narrow and uphill with limited turning space. The person who helped us back in was VERY helpful. This park is an older park and not a big rig friendly because of the hills and tight turns. There was no wifi at the site nor did AT &T work. - Al and Anne-Marie
Aug 2018 - $37.00
All Sites Back-In, My site was pretty level. No AT&T phone or data, Dish sat good, CG WIFI comes & goes. CG is on a steep hill & I was at the bottom next to the main road but noise was ok. I only stayed here because of it's close proximity to the Natl Park. - Lugnuts
Jun 2018 - $81.00
The park is just outside Estes Park which makes it convenient for visiting RM NP. The campground backs up onto the side of a hill and the sites are very close together. At our site, there was no over the air TV or radio. No cell phone reception except by walking to the end of the campground highest on the hill. No data service. Campground has wifi for accessing weather and Facebook only. Even that service was very slow and unreliable. - User3641
May 2018 - $34.00
We stayed at this park as the RV campgrounds in Estes Park were not open at this time of year. This is a very small reservoir with a nice camping area surrounding the water. At our pull through site the electric tower was on the wrong side of our coach necessitating running the hook up under the trailer. While this was inconvenient it did allow us to have a view through our larger side windows to the lake. We had a covered picnic table and a fire pit in a large area. It appears that the one way road entrance was changed without regard to electric hookups. There is no sewer dump at the park and the closest is at the South entrance which was about 20 minutes from the park past Carter Lake. There is one potable water faucet which did have threaded if needed to fill up, however it was very close to a site and would necessitate parking in the road to use. The park was completely full on the week-end and the spaces were all reserved. There are pit toilets available which were clean at this time of the year, however we did not see anyone stocking or cleaning the bathrooms and there appears to be no Park host. During our stay we had considerable rain and the roads and site were fairly muddy. The lake is too small for motorized boats but we did see people using kayaks and fishing. We had OTA television stations, but Verizon service was spotty and limited. There was no AT&T service. There is no designated dog area so walking was limited to the park road area and down near the shore of the lake. We would stay in this park again if we were in the area. - bbmidwife
Mar 2017 - $15.00
We were impressed with the staff when we checked in and even tho we didn't have a reservation, we were able to get a space. The area was clean and beautiful. We did notice that people didn't clean up after their dogs and that might be something to add to the regulations booklet. When we decided to stay an extra day, the person on duty that Sunday morning (March 19th) was "extra" pleasant and helpful to us and to the other campers that were checking in. - Arlene Harmon
Jul 2016 - $32.00
Dog feces is a problem since no one seems to pick up. Sites are very unlevel and rutted.
My site was facing the wrong way and I had to disconnect everything and turn around to leave because sometime since it was built the roadway has become one way. Extremely bad sites. - Rex & Carol
Aug 2014 - $19.00
Fourth or fifth time staying here. We Love getting away from the crowds. Last time here a bear wandered through the camp, nothing this year. When you look at the campgrounds in Estes Park wedged in like sardines it makes you appreciate having so much room to stretch out. It's quiet during the "shoulder season" , IE, after the kids have gone back to school, which is right up our alley. That said, be forewarned that the well ran dry sometime around the first of August. It burned out the pump and they have no idea when it will be fixed. The parks service isn't too high on the federal radar for spending so don't expect a quick fix. You need to climb up here with a lot of water on board. By the way, there is a five star restaurant in Allenspark a mile away called he Fawn Brook Inn. It's pricey but you won't often find a five star in a town of 200 people. - Huskerblue
Jun 2014 - $17.00
Olive Ridge is a Forest Service campground. It's nice and quiet and nicely wooded with some huge Ponderosa pines. The hosts are quite friendly and the vault toilets stink like any other vault toilets (hence the 9 rating). There are no electric or water or sewer hookups and there is no dump station. You won't find the "big rigs" here - only tent campers and "dry" trailer campers, pop-ups and truck campers. And kids, of course. Camping is very much about the kids. You will find it on Colorado Highway 7, outside of Lyons, CO, between Allenspark and Meeker Park at mile marker 12. Elevation is 8,350 ft., so the nights are crisp. You can get into Rocky Mountain National Park very nearby at the Wild Basin entrance. The Wild Basin Events Center is right there at the entrance and looks like a nice place for a retreat or a mountain wedding/reception. There is one little store in Meeker Park and a horse stable with trail riding available just up the hill and there are a few quaint places in Allenspark just down the hill. There's a coffee shop, little restaurant and livery there too. This area was ravaged by flooding due to large amounts of rain in September 2013 and the road was closed for many months so the owners of the small businesses in Allenspark are very friendly and appreciative of the tourists stopping by and dropping a buck or two. We stayed in the Sneezewood loop #33 for the weekend and if I go again I will probably choose #34. There are many great campsites in this campground. Wild flowers and wildlife (elk, deer, the ever-present ground squirrel, and many many humming birds) are plentiful. Highly recommended. - Lifes Good
Sites: 56 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 1 Reviews
Sep 2011 - $17.00
Very nice National Park close to Estes Park, in fact this is where we had to stay to visit Estes Park. The campground sites are very spread out and water faucets are available through out the camp but you need a water cheater to hook up. No dump so come empty. We would never had found this park had Estes Park not been full, so sometimes things do work out. - monaco cruiser
Jul 2010 - $13.00
Although this RV park did not have amenities and was very basic, we were happy to have it available. There is no other RV parking in the vicinity of Boulder. Since we wanted to visit our daughter there, we needed this play to stay. The management was friendly, but Wi-Fi only worked inside the building. - Ricky724
Jun 2017 - $20.00
Lucked into this campground when we planned a last minute trip. About an hour away from Rocky Mountain National Park. Campground is situated in a beautiful valley. No hookups and cannot accommodate large RVs. (Narrow roads) Campground is popular, but we were able to come in early on a Sunday and get a first come first serve spot. Restrooms are pit toilets, but they are and I am not kidding, the cleanest campground restrooms i have ever seen! Hiking trails near campground in Roosevelt National Forest. Beautiful scenery and great place for spotting moose. Even had one walk through our campsite. - CansasKamper
May 2016 - $19.00
Can't believe this campground hasn't been reviewed more frequently. It's an excellent campground, located between Ward (8 miles away) and Allenspark (8 miles away) at Peaceful Valley. There's actually 2 campgrounds here, Camp Dick (with 40 sites) and Peaceful Valley (with 17 sites). Stayed at Camp Dick over the Memorial Day weekend 2016; rate is without senior pass discount (half price), and did require a 3 night minimum since it was a holiday.
Sites are well spaced, some in the open, some in the trees. CG is in a valley with a stream running through it, quite a few sites are streamside; there's also a cul-de-sac with some sites, in the trees and a bit more private. Each site has a fire ring, table, separate grill and tent pad. All are well maintained and cleaned regularly. CG road is paved; sites are gravel and level.
Family friendly CG, can accommodate a variety of campers/RVs. No hookups at all, and common water available, but faucets are not threaded. Firewood available on site from host. Host very friendly and efficient. - ThomInColorado
Sep 2009 - $17.00
Great campground. Within 1-2 hours of Boulder/ North metro Denver. Dry camping, but we had a generator so no problem for us. No amenities, just a great get-away location. Kids had fun exploring the stream, riding bikes, etc. Will definitely return! - co_campers