4 RV Parks near Orchard, Colorado
Mar 2018 - $24.00
Site 95 puts your front door about 15 feet from the lake where you can fish in a private area. There are trees around the lake and in the campground but the surrounding area is flat and fairly treeless. The lake is gorgeous, with lots of activities. In the Pelican Loop, the ground rises away from the lake so sites that aren't right next to it will still have a lake view. The picnic tables are in very bad shape -- burned and filthy. You can't really sit at the one at my site. The fire pit at site 95 is only a few inches from the ground, and the grate is flat on the ground. The site is a mix of dirt and sand. The water at the dump station was not on in March, so it was really bad where people had spilled black water. - OffroadGirl
May 2017 - $31.00
Off the beaten path but well marked to get there. Our site was a pull through at the waters' edge. Picnic table and fire pit were in an edged gravel area. Beautiful view of the lake. However it rained and the wind blew the 3 days we were there. Staff at the Visitor's Center was very friendly. - Betsy_02
Aug 2016 - $24.00
Jackson Lake is not a lake, it is a reservoir. It rests in the Colorado plains about 1.5 hours east and north of Denver. The east and south side are one long dam. Jackson Lake Campground has tent and RV camping with lakeside sights, just beware. We brought a kayak and small pontoon boat, but were unable to access water from our campsite, #008, Lakeside Campground. There is a jagged rock shore, which I didn't not attempt to climb. My 34-year-old son was able to get to the water in tennis shoes. The rocks covered about 15-20 of a slanted shore. We were told there is sand after that; a beach that shows up later in the summer (we visited early August) when the reservoir drains.
There is a marina, but we did not have a vehicle for the drive because our sight was "lakeside".
There are showers (and flush toilets), the water was hot! And strong! That is great, but the women's shower needed a spray of bleach water, the walls were moldy. Or at least, they appeared to be moldy.
Jackson seemed to be great for boaters, jet skis and fisherman. My grandson caught a huge (20"?) carp on his first throw using a kiddie rod. We weren't surprised as there are dead carp on the shore stinking up the camp. We saw at least 15. We were told the fisherman kill them and they wash up on the west side. My son moved two to avoid the smell, they were in various states of decay.
If you look at the website, the campground map shows stairs that lead to the water. These are great for kids, but hardly fun for anyone without balance as the steps are mossy and slick, made of concrete.
Saturday and Sunday were full; we arrived on Thursday and it was quiet. The spaces are far apart, great for dogs and parties. We may not go back without a boat. The west beach was okay for kids, however, we were interested in paddling. Not our cup of tea, but likely good for families and boaters. - HollyB
Oct 2017 - $27.00
Rustic RV park - basically dirt/gravel lot behind the Clarion Inn. Nice Management learning how to manage an RV park. The office and laundry have limited hours but the laundry is new and has new machines. Restrooms clean but they need to be sure to keep water in the floor drains to avoid sewer gases. We were in site B23 which was not very level but the utilities were good. Sites a bit close together and no picnic tables at sites. Some trees but some clear shots for Satellite TV - Direct TV signal good and Verizon good. Several Long term residents but sites pretty well kept. Would stay again for a night when passing through. The owner called to confirm our reservation which we made online. Online reservation site is pretty basic. - NiMo
Jun 2017 - $27.00
Overnight stay only. Showers were not clean, but park value was high otherwise. - Happy To Be Here
Apr 2017 - $26.00
Made a reservation, was told the office would be closed by 3:00, but she would leave information with the desk at the Clarion hotel. I said fine and continued my journey toward Ft Morgan. When I arrived at 1:30 pm, I went to the Clarion office. The person on duty said she knew nothing about reservations and Clarion was not affiliated with the RVPark. She stated that someone was supposed to be there. I went to the RV park office. Closed. OK back to Clarion. "Is there any way to contact the folks operating the park?" No. Can we call your manager? Yes. She was really trying to be helpful but without contact info it's difficult. I ultimately gave up and left. If you have ANY option, avoid this place. The sites available to me had potholes in the gravel, it was not clean, the wifi was virtually non existent. Save yourself some trouble, pass this one. - Slsbl77
Aug 2017 - $1.00
This is a free city park. One parks on the street at curbside electric sites. Not many sites available -- probably 12 to 16. First come, first parked. No camp supervision. - W Davidson
Jul 2016 - $1.00
This park has free overnight RV parking but donations are accepted. As others have said there is no water available so have some in your tank. Power outlets are mounted on utility poles. When we got here two trashed out trailers were occupying the only two 30 amp sites. They looked like they had been here for months - tires, grills and junk all around them. The rules say that stays are limited to 5 days in a 30 day period. This park is a hangout for local teens and they circled the camping area constantly for hours, revving their engines and playing their radios loudly. We felt like we were the wagon train being circled by Indians. We would have rated the park higher if not for the obnoxious locals who made it a point to bother the campers. They finally went away around 11 PM. The closest restroom was dirty with no door on the toilet stall and the sink built onto the toilet. There is a nicer restroom on the other side of the park. This is a very pretty park with a pond and hiking trails. - PodPeople
Oct 2015 - $5.00
We arrived mid afternoon on a Friday and set up. A couple of park employees were very nice and provided me with a construction cone to place next to my slideout since we were parked along side the street. I hooked to a 30 amp box and it worked for about an hour then my surge protector started tripping because of voltage surges. I finally switched to our solar. The park has a very nice setting with a couple of ponds and large grass areas. However, the one restroom we tried use was not clean and had standing water on the floor. The park is located alongside I-76, which was constantly noisy. There is also some kind of a processing plant just across the freeway that emitted sour smells most of the night. There were multiple parties going on until after 1:30 AM with auto stereos blaring especially the bass. We didn't see any security patrolling. The final straw was that at 2 AM we were abruptly awoken by someone banging on our RV door, then running off. We were ill at ease the rest of the night. Maybe staying there on a weeknight might be a different experience. We were very disappointed. - chamaman
Jul 2015 - $6.00
This is a wonderful park to get away from it all! It is not a long drive from Boulder or Ft. Collins, but it feels very isolated and is certainly quiet. It is possible to reserve half the sites, but when we were there it was not crowded and during the week we had the place practically to ourselves. I didn't find it busy with day visitors like the last reviewer, in fact we rarely saw another soul. The only downside is that there is not much to do here, just a short hiking trail by the creek. We got a decent Verizon data signal and cell reception. - MrSunshine
May 2014 - $6.00
The rate reflects a 50% senior discount. Be aware that, if you come in from the east, there is no gas fro 60 miles so get gas before you head out. Based on the other reviews and the location, we had expected a very isolated, quiet camping spot. It was not. It was a busy park with many day visitors and many drive through visitors. Perhaps a part of the issue was that it was Memorial Day, but even after that it was busy. It is a popular birding spot, so gets lots of visitors for birding. Sites 2 through 5 are first-come, the others can be reserved. Sites 4 & 5 and sites 6 & 7 are double sites. We got site 2, which had some shade. The sites are pleasant and are very well separated. There is some vegetation for visual separation for a few of the sites. The interior roads and sites are gravel. Each site has a fire ring and picnic table. The scenery is nice with great sunrise and sunset. There is quite a bit of road noise from passing trucks, but it did not destroy the experience. We were able to get satellite with our off-the-coach dish. Verizon phone and data (4G) were strong. There is no dump station. There is fresh water and the bib does have threads for filling a tank, but it is difficult to get to and would require a long hose; it is best to arrive with full tanks and plan on carrying out all waste water. There are pit toilets, which we did not use. There are no showers. There is a short hiking trail from the campground. There is a 21 mile, driving bird trail not far from the campground. It is a pleasant drive, particularly early in the morning or late afternoon. It is good to find or download a map for the birding trail as the backcountry roads can be a bit confusing. There are camp hosts but we saw little of them and they knew very little about the area. We would definitely stay here again. - TheJim
Aug 2013 - $6.00
All the previous reviewers are spot on. This is a lovely out of the way oasis. The spots are well spaced and very level. We backed to the creek and had wonderful shade. The vault toilets were very clean. There is water available, but without a threaded spigot, so come with a full tank. There is no dumpstation either. Our price reflects the golden access discount. - midcenturynana