4 Parks near Rifle, Colorado
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
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 - $29.00
One of the great Colorado state parks with full hookups in the Lakeview loop. Other loops closer to the water have electric and water or just electric. Dump station is available. In the Lakeview loop, the sites are large and most have great views of the water and hills. On site host does a great job on having a pristine, clean site for you when you arrive. He even rakes the gravel. Sites had a level concrete slab for the rv, with picnic table and fire pit. Some picnic tables have a covering. Restrooms and showers were clean. We were at the top of the hill in site 53 and it was so quiet with nobody in front of us and nothing but a hill and some deer to the passenger side. This is a great state park and we shall definitely return. The cell service for ATT was limited but was available at certain locations in the park. - bill1443
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
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