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
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 2017 - $25.00
This is sort of an emergency campground to stay in when there is no other place available. There is a newer section suitable for long RV and an older section, in which we stayed, as the newer section was full. The RV sites in the older section are short and narrow. When our 4 slide outs were extended,. there was not room to walk around the RV. There was not room to park the car in our site. The bathrooms were marginally clean, with two of the four sinks stopped up an unable to drain in a normal way. As stated in other reviews, there is no sewer hook-up. The park really is not managed. One can not make reservations, so it is first-come to get a site.There is no one in charge on the premises, much of the time. We would stay in this park again, if there was no recourse except for Walmart and even then Walmart may be preferable.. - hoppytoad
Aug 2017 - $25.00
We stayed here because we were visiting our children in Boulder and rv parks in this area are few and far between. This park is certainly not well kept. There is no resident manager. The grounds are full of " goat heads" (weeds with very sharp stickers), in fact they carpet many of the rv sites. Some of the weeds in the flower beds are shoulder high. The driveways and roads are dirt and full of potholes. The restrooms are cleaned daily by inmates from the local jail and most of the hooks to hang your clothing and towels have fallen off the walls and were not replaced. Walking your pet can be a challenge with all the stickers but you also have to watch out for the "leavings" from irresponsible pet owners who do not clean up after their pets. The most grounds maintenance we saw was when they were watering some of the trees and bushes from a tank on the back of a pickup. Although there have been very nice flower beds at one time the weeds have been allowed to crowd them out. As others have noted the spaces are very crowded. We had to dodge low hanging branches and there were pull through sites we couldn't pull into because the trees are not trimmed. There are plenty of activities at the fairgrounds, especially on weekends and shopping is good and convenient. For being is such a populated area it was fairly quiet. The sheriff and park rangers were regular visitors while we were here but there is no other park oversight. One day a homeless person asked a neighbor of ours for the bathroom code. She did not give it out. I would not stay here again if I could avoid it. The utilities did work well but there is no sewer hookups. The dump site is only open from 8 to 4 so if you want to leave early in the morning and dump on your way out you can't. The most positive thing I can say is that the price is cheap. - suzwoodard
Aug 2017 - $25.00
We were able to be here for the big eclipse. The spaces are both short and very close together. It is very difficult to park your tow vehicle. In our space the water was on one side and the electrical pedestal was on the other. The utilities were adequate. The parking surface is just plain dirt. The manager here was very helpful. The big advantage of parking here is cost and often availability. Most of the commercial parks in the area could cost twice as much. Since this is the county fairgrounds, there are often things happening in the fair facilities. Sometimes, rodeo, barrel racing, Saturday farmers market, bicycle trail, ponds with ospreys etc and etc. Great shopping and restaurants are nearby. We would stay here again. - Kent and Margaret
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
Jun 2014 - $25.00
There are multiple campgrounds around Carter Lake. I stayed 1 night at the Eagle CG at the north end but had zero Verizon service even with a booster. Sites in Eagle can be challenging to get your rig level. I need 3 levels of leveling blocks and still wasn't quite level. Moved to the South Shore CG. I found a few sites where I could get a couple of bars of LTE on Verizon but only with a Wilson 4G booster. S27 and the adjacent sites had a signal. Park was busy on Sunday but pretty quite for the next 3 days. - Gary Camp-Inn
Sep 2017 - $42.00
Campground is very easy to get to and we had a back-in site up front that was easy to get into. It's not well lit at night and easy to miss in the dark. All utilities worked well but no cable and we couldn't get any OTA channels. Wi-Fi was slow and we couldn't get much of a cell signal with Verizon but we didn't mind. It is only few miles from the National Park. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We would stay here again. - dandg
Sep 2017 - $25.00
Although the sites for small campers/tents were mostly empty we were put in probably the most unlevel site they have. The wifi was decent for a campground but that might have to do with lack of users. The office closes at 5:00, not very convenient when you are off touristing all day. If I had it to do over again I would not stay here again. - Lynn-Donny
Jun 2017 - $37.00
Rate of $37.38 per night is Passport America rate plus $5.00 extra adult. This rate and below reviews was the reason we selected this park. The RV parks with full hookups in the Estes Park area are all over priced in my opinion. Our site #67 was very short for our 35' motorhome and tow car, had to park perpendicular to the MH with the car and then we were right up on the narrow road. This campground is on a hill with paved narrow roads. Site pads are gravel & dirt with a little grass. The park design is very tight and sites congested. Other reviews echo our opinion and appear accurate. Staff is very friendly and do their best to accommodate. No one else mentioned the water being discolored, a yellow color, odorless. May have been unique to our site. This is a family oriented facility. We had reservations for two nights and decided to stay a 3rd night. We were told we would need to change sites for the 3rd night. We decided to change parks, effort to move 6 spots vs 6 miles is about the same. Moved to Spruce Lake RV, closer to town and more open. Only reason we would stay here again would be because of the discount Passport America discount, good for 2 days. We found the park too congested/tight for our comfort. - ECM1
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 2012 - $32.00
We paid $26.50 per night when reserved. When we arrived we learned that we needed a Larimer County Access pass to camp. Rates are $6 per night, $80 yearly, or as we did, bought a senior rate yearly pass for $35. So our 6 day stay cost was $32 per night. Site # F18 was right on the water and is large and scenic. Electric only. There is no water, sewer, and no dump. Showers are available at Carter Lake CG 5 miles away for $2.00 for 6 minutes. They have a token machine that is cash only. No Verizon service available for our phone or data. The site and view were nice, but the lack of amenities lowered our rating. - DEBandVINCE
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