10 Parks near New Castle, Colorado
New Castle, Colorado (map) | (970) 984-2240
Sites: 86 | Latest Rate: $40.00 | 17 Reviews
Sep 2015 - $40.00
The CG is off the beaten path. We didn't like the first brush, but the second tour we found a site next to a small stream. The RR look to be clean, but we have not used them yet. Mostly cabins and sites were used by workers. The office hours were limited, but manageable. Good for an overnight. - Dennis D
Jul 2015 - $25.00
Where do I start...first let me say we did not stay here, after driving at least 7 miles off the highway to this hole in the wall campground I felt the need to let other people know not to waste their time. You take a drive throw an area with some nice homes, then you come to a very narrow road that is really not suited for large RV's. Then to a turn into the "campground" you have to go down a steep dirt driveway, we parked and walked around at about 12:30 on a Friday in July office closed and NO one came out to greet us, but I was not surprise because I called on the way and recording said office was only open till 10:00 a.m. what in July... After walking the campground we found it in very poor condition, power boxes broken and just hanging from many sights. This campground has not been taken care of in some time, sadly because it's in a very nice spot on the river.
Their web site say's they have a Wheelers 5 star rating and Woodall's 4 star, clearly NO one has been to this campground in years to rate it. The pictures you see on their web site do NOT look one bit like I found this campground to be in Mid July 2015. - laears
Aug 2014 - $55.00
We had made reservations in January 2014 for a one night stay in August 2014. We requested a pull-thru for our 36' fifth wheel. We arrived rather late (8:30 PM) and tired after an 11 1/2 hour drive from Arizona. When we arrived, the office was closed and a set of instructions had been left for us. Our site was way too small for the size of our rig, the site was very unlevel on ungroomed dirt and the hookups were all in the wrong places requiring us to select either electric or water for the night. We selected electric so at least we would have power to the fifth wheel RV. The water hookup could not be found without the use of a flashlight; it was literally located in scrub and long meadow grass that had not been cleared in some time. I used the shower facilities to wash my hands, and when I entered the men's facilities, it was filthy with water everywhere including the sink counters, and toilet paper, paper towels, and empty toiletry containers everywhere - not a place where I would take a shower! All of this for $55.00 per night, thus not a place where we would return. Beware, the photos on Elk Creek Campground are not actual photos of the place. They are only advertisement photos of hikers and fishermen. This place is better suited for tent campers and dry camping in small rigs. We would never return here! - broncobillyaz
Jul 2016 - $70.00
"RESORT" it is not!! RV sites are extremely close together including slides close to cabin doors. Sites are gravel with very little maintenance. Office manager and staff were rude! We arrived earlier than the 2:00 check in time and were told we had to leave and come back on or after 2:00 pm so their maintenance people could prepare the site for us. During our 3 day stay, there was no maintenance preformed on any rv sites! We were also charged $5 per day for each dog although no dog area was provided! We booked online and were told that sites were not assigned until arrival, which was not the truth. Extremely expensive for what the so called "Resort" provided. - NvRver
Jun 2016 - $63.00
I can concur with most of the reviews about the poor location of the hookups, so be sure to plan accordingly. The location and outdoor offerings are fantastic so perhaps that's the reason for the high price. There was no cable at our site - 108 - but I didn't really mind. The temperature was ideal at 72 degrees and we didn't use our air conditioner. The laundry only has two apartment style stacked washer and dryer units which needs to increase due to all of the outdoor activities. Bring loads of quarters as these appliances are expensive. This location was a treat because of the canyon and river scenery but I am not convinced it was worth the admission fee. Also, we were travelling in a 25 ft. rig. - KC8RXQ
Apr 2016 - $63.00
The good and the bad...This park could be a rated as excellent, but because of some design flaws is just average. We pulled in with our MH and were surprised to be told immediately that our money was nonrefundable as soon as we signed the reservation paperwork. I thought that was strange, but when we drove to our site, it became all too apparent. The sites are somewhat narrow, not at all level, and not well laid out. Every site I looked at had the electric at the very back of the site, the water in the middle, and the sewer was in the front of the site. If you don't have 30 foot of sewer hose, you can wait until you leave, like we did, and dump by pulling forward out of the site, until your hose can reach. You will also need some boards to get your coach somewhat level. Not wanting my front wheels off the ground kept us walking uphill to the rear of our coach while we were here. Other than those things, the campground is in a great location, is quiet, and the scenery is spectacular. The staff was very helpful and courteous, and even changed their minds about not letting us stay here with our German Shepherd, although they charged us and additional $5 for the Shepherd and $5 for a 5 lb. Papillion. I definitely thought the price was out of line with the facilities available. Hopefully, the owners will reconsider the layout of the sites and improve upon their usability. We will probably drive right past this place on our return trip. - WhiskeyMan
Jul 2015 - $20.00
This is a nice state park in a quiet location. The sites are spacious and clean. We had a great site right next to the water. The camp host was there to clean as soon as a camper left. There are several camping loops in the park. We were in the Cottonwood loop which had water & electric. There are loops with electric only and full-hookups. Sites are asphalt and are level. - jacknpeg
Sep 2012 - $23.00
Rifle Gap has multiple loops. We stayed in Sage, which is basic only with no hookups. The rate includes a $7 a day park fee. Full hookup sites are $8 more. We had Sage all to ourselves and just dumped and filled in the morning at the dump station. Very large, level, pull thru sites, with decent separation. We overnighted here and would repeat. - CharlieS
Jun 2012 - $27.00
Very nice campground. Only 11 sites in this loop and all have a view of the reservoir. The host and handicapped sites have sewer, the rest do not. The bathrooms were spotless and the water/elec worked great. The rate reflects the $7/day fee the State charges but we bought the yearly pass. The correct GPS coordinates to get here are: 39.633395,-107.743748. We would stay here again. - RVInn
Carbondale, Colorado (map) | (970) 963-2341
Sites: 36 | Latest Rate: $47.00 | 21 Reviews
Jul 2016 - $47.00
We had a beautiful back-in patio site next to the river. This is a campsite you can actually "hang out" at. We spent hours sitting by the river while the kids played. Sites are gravel and may require some leveling. Laundry machines are new. The store has ice cream and toys like bubble wands. There are no sewer hookups (park is right on the river); there is "honey wagon" service for stays of more than 3 days only. - Rpodder2
Sep 2015 - $45.00
The setting is drop-dead gorgeous. The location is close to day trips to Glenwood Springs, Marble and Aspen. It used to be the BRB and has been completely remodeled to KOA standards. There are nice cabins for couples and families and tent sites in addition to sites with hookups. The owner takes pride in the place and made us feel like we were part of her family. Her two boys even got into the act by delivering wood for our fire. We hope to plan a family reunion next year at this campground. - Bart1979
Sep 2015 - $45.00
Wonderful park we plan to put on our list as a "must stay" when we travel through the area. - Chris C
Apr 2016 - $35.00
The friendly and conscientious host (owner?) is very welcoming and provides area information as well as escort to your site. Interior roads are steep, rough and pot-holed. Sites are narrow, gravel, level terraced areas cut into the hillside. Mature trees provide shade at many sites. Many units appear to be old and permanent. Electric worked well, water pressure was low but okay, wi-fi was good, AT&T phone and data signals were fairly good in the area. Though we managed to enter and exit without mishap in our 39' fifth wheel the park is iffy for big rigs. - never settled
Apr 2016 - $35.00
Park is in a beautifully setting. the tiered sites provide everyone with great views.
However it definitely needs some work. The roads with in the campground are rutted & full of potholes, sites need to be leveled & could be wider.
Site services were easily reached and in good working order. Did not use any on the facilities such as laundry, showers, etc. - Our-Wandering-Casa
Jul 2015 - $35.00
The park could certain use some sprucing up. No place hardly at all to walk pets and the park is VERY steep throughout. Many sites are at very steep angles and obviously an older park, but will accommodate larger rigs. The driveway in is also very steep. That said, probably best bang for the buck in the area, especially for short term. - 7 on the road
Apr 2016 - $24.00
5 days, 4 nights. Campground itself is gorgeous, falls are beautiful, lots of deer, also saw turkeys, muskrats, hawks and fish. Nice grass, trees dispersed, electric but no water. Campsite surface was gravel, mostly shady, and included a fire ring and picnic table.
More of a city park atmosphere than a camping atmosphere. Tons of traffic every day driving by your campsite to go up the road 100 yards from the campsites to the parking area for the falls. Falls are lovely. Traffic all day & half the night with screaming kids, loud stereos and barking dogs are not my idea of camping. My dog is trained not to bark while camping unless something serious happens. These people were just rude & totally unconcerned with the noise they were making. I will not return. - VickieB68
Aug 2012 - $22.00
There are only 13 RV sites and 7 tent sites, so we felt the need to book online, which costs $10. Then you have to pay a $7 day use fee, which makes it a bit expensive at $39 altogether. The place is very attractive with grass and trees and the sites are very spacious, 8 pull through loops and four back ins. There is no TV (or internet, but didn't expect that) and the restrooms are just vault toilets. The trail to the waterfall continues on past a cave and up to the top of the falls, worth the walk. We also did the squirrel trail. It's a 12 mile drive after you turn off the I-70 but worth it. - Arthur and Freda
Sep 2011 - $16.00
This S.P. is immaculate! Grass was mowed and cared for better than most peoples lawns. Sites were level, tables good, electric was fine. This is NOT a party park so you will get a good nights' sleep. We will go back. - number one
Jun 2016 - $28.00
Beautiful view from the Lake view Loop. Could be a bit exposed if windy or bad weather. Lovely clean sites, well maintained. Be aware you need to pay an additional $7.00 a day park fee on top of your camping fee. But it does give you access to Rifle Falls Park as well as Rifle Gap park when you go exploring. - AdrianaW
Sep 2015 - $29.00
We stopped here for a quick overnight and fell in love with this state park. To be clear, it's a ways off of I-70. To get to it requires traveling a windy and sometimes narrow road with some very sharp turns. It makes for some interesting times in a 40' class A motorhome. But the drive is worth it!!!
The park is one of the nicest state parks we've ever camped in. Check in was a breeze. The site itself was a pull through and the pad was concrete. The utility hookup was very clean with all the utilities either in a concrete box or in very clean and raked gravel.
The picnic table is covered by a small pavilion which is located on a gravel pad. I was amazed that even the gravel pad had been raked prior to our arrival.
The only reason that this park is not rated a "10" is because there is no shade. Still, this is an absolutely beautiful park located on the lake. I'll be back. - Maddog11
Aug 2015 - $1.00
First the Colorado State Park Campgrounds are fantastic we have not had a bad stay in one so far. We could only stay 3 nights at Rifle Gap as we came without reservations. We stayed in the Lakeview section with outstanding views full hookups and a roof over the table.
The sites are spacious, sunny and open with a concrete pad, picnic table and fire ring. - Ronahue
Aug 2015 - $31.00
This is a lovely little park that is extremely well run by 2 sets of camp hosts. They are very attentive and will help in any way they can. The sites allow for a private outdoor setting with your own picnic area. The park would be a 9 if it did not have the road noise. The highway proximity does make for a good bit of that. Being on the bike path and so close to the river make up for the traffic. - rickimcm
Sep 2011 - $35.00
The City of Carbondale has recently taken over what used to be called the Mount Sopris RV Park. Sewer connections are difficult to reach. Lots of traffic noise from Highway 133 and Highway 82. Access to park is difficult and not marked on Highway 133. There is only a green RV sign with an arrow. I'm sure this park will improve with time. Good cell coverage. Convenient location. - silverfox9
Jun 2014 - $16.00
Rifle Gap State Park is built around the reservoir created behind the Rifle Gap Dam about six or seven miles outside of Rifle. It's main purpose seems to be to give the semi-local folks somewhere to take their motor boats. It's relatively small and since motor boats are allowed you will be able to hear them during the day. The noise was not obnoxious when we were there in early season but it probably gets more crowded in July and August and therefore louder. The boat ramp is set up to handle fairly sizeable boats and there were a number of fisherman out also in the early morning and evenings. It's a popular spot. If you want a little more quiet and some trees go up the road to Rifle Falls Campground but make reservations early for that one. It's small and fills up fast. Pinion Loop at Rifle Gap State Park is a small loop and allows only tents and small RVs. The loop is high on a hill overlooking the reservoir. There are two campsites (86 and 87) that directly face the view. I stayed in 87 and I recommend 86. This is also about the only loop in the park to offer any shade. I don't fish or water ski so a couple nights was all I needed to see it, get a few good pictures and make some nice memories of camping. The campfire in the evening overlooking the reservoir and the gap with many stars and a full moon was truly awesome. - Lifes Good
Sep 2015 - $35.00
This park is less than a year old and very well laid out. The driveways are wide and easy to navigate. The sites are spacious and level with grass and a picnic table. The WiFi did not work while we were there apparently their service provider was having some problems. The staff was friendly and helpful. We used this park as a base to visit Aspen and Breckenridge. We would choose to have one of the sites on the river next time we stay here. - 2WArvers
Aug 2015 - $41.00
Brand new park in between I-70 and Colorado River. Sites are long and spaced apart about 10 to 12 feet. No shade trees yet as they only opened in the spring of 2015. Large grassy area to walk dogs and grass path that runs along the river. Staff was friendly and helpful. Some train noise and traffic noise from the interstate. - Paul_L63