Rifle Gap State Park / Cottonwood Camp Ground

Rifle, Colorado


5775 CO-325
Rifle, Colorado 81650
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Sites: 89
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 39.638111484885
Longitude: -107.75491399734

Elevation: 6083' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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14 Reviews

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Like the review below we also stayed on the Cedar loop in site # 63 right on the water. The electric is on the wrong side but I had no trouble reaching it, just had to run the cord behind the 5th wheel to plug in. Beautiful area, great state park workers and camp host. really friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay here again if in the area. The price does not reflect an additional 7.oo daily park pass. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park / Cottonwood Camp Ground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Cedar Loop number 63
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in the Cottonwood Loop and this is a wonderful Colorado State Park. It is clean and very well maintained. Note however that Cottonwood Loop only has 8 campsites. There are two other loops with more campsites. The Park does not take reservations. There is an additional $7.00 park use fee in addition to the $24 campsite fee. The loop is right on a lake and the trout were rising. The pads are level, gravel, and each site has a gazebo style covered picnic table with full hookups. There was plenty of room between sites and lots of grassy areas to walk our dog. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park / Cottonwood Camp Ground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Cottonwood Loop - 3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park directly on a reservoir with incredibly friendly camp hosts. Our site was #63 on the Cedar Loop which had us right next to the water. We used this as an overnight stop on a cross-country trip. It is not too far from the interstate on good roads. There are both back-in and pull through sites with electric only. The road through the park is one way and the electric poles are on the wrong side of the sites! If they would change the direction of the road it would make it much easier to pull in or back in to a site so the electric would be on the correct side of the units. We highly recommend this park keeping in mind the utility quirks mentioned above. Each site had a fire ring and a covered picnic table. There were some handicapped sites available which had concrete pads rather than the gravel at the rest of the sites. There were two unisex toilet/shower rooms plus two pit toilets. We saw mule deer right in the campground as well as Canada geese on the lake and Magpies nesting in the tree at our site. There were reports of bear and mountain lions in the area although we didn't see them. The phone service was spotty and there was no internet. Fishing is allowed in the reservoir. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park / Cottonwood Camp Ground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
63 Cedar Loop
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 106
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park / Cottonwood Camp Ground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12 Cottonwood loop
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park / Cottonwood Camp Ground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park / Cottonwood Camp Ground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 147
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Cottonwood campground is one of five campgrounds in this state park. This loop only has eight sites, including the host. It is very quiet. We had 50A electric and water hookups. The toilet was very clean. This park is in a beautiful setting along a large reservoir. The best loops for our 40' motorhome would be Cottonwood, Lakeview and Cedar. Sage and Pinon are for tents and small RVs. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park / Cottonwood Camp Ground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed on the Cottonwood loop which has only 11 sites. This campground is in a beautiful location right on the lake. We had site 8 which has a shade tree. Most of the sites did not have shade. The restrooms/showers are new and clean. The showers are set up as pay showers but they are NOT. Don't put any money in, just turn the shower on. We did not figure this out until after we has put $2.50 in. I felt the camp host should have filled us in but he did not have any contact with us, although he was around. That was the only down-side to this campground. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park / Cottonwood Camp Ground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 59
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice state park on a small mountain lake. We were here during the week, so it was pretty quiet. My impression is that it gets busy on weekends. The loop we were on, was not paved, so it got a little dusty when the wind blew. Little hiking at this park, but Rifle Falls is just up the road and offered some nice hikes. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park / Cottonwood Camp Ground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 99
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Going southbound toward Rifle the highway number sign is missing for this Colorado state road. Look for the signs to the correctional facility. Northbound, the signs were up. Upon entry to this park, you will be bombarded with a sign that requires a daily fee and a campground fee. With no one around, that left a big question: Do we have to pay the daily fee to find out if there are any sites available? Fortunately, a park "ranger" drove up and cleared that up. When you add the daily and CG fee, it was $24. Now, the CG. NICE! Beautiful concrete pads that were level. Electric and water were perfect. Covered picnic tables at every site. Dumpsite brand new. Lakeview and mountain view, right down the canyon over the dam. Bathrooms very clean. Fee for showers. Many people fishing and boating. Group pavillion great for family reunions, events. Road to the east was gorgeous. We will definitely be back! We camped at Rifle Gap State Park / Cottonwood Camp Ground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 122
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: May, 2008 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This review is for the Cottonwood campground of Rifle Gap SP. This cg has a base rate of $17 per night, but when you add the reservation fee through Reserve America and the State of Colorado's double dipping charge of an additional $6 per night a 3-day total of $80 makes this an expensive State Park. The sites are really nice especially #6. Shade covers over all tables. There is water and electric at the sites but no sewer. There is a good sewer dump, though. There is easy access from I-70, Rifle, Or. When in town, consider Mac's Cafe for free Wi-Fi. They also have a world-class cinnamon bun on the menu among other goodies. I would stay at Rifle Gap again. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park / Cottonwood Camp Ground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

As far as a State Park, its pretty nice. Stayed in Cottonwood Section. Great view of lake. Paved pads. Sewer dump-out across road. Some shade. We have a 43 ft. coach and was comfortable. Beautiful Rifle Falls State Park 5 minutes up the road. There, sites are small and limited, but worth going there for a beautiful hike around the "falls." Also great golf course 5 minutes down the road. We played there and just loved its diversity. The town of Rifle is small but quaint. Try LaRoca's Mexican Restr. or the Base Camp Cafe in town for great food! We camped at Rifle Gap State Park / Cottonwood Camp Ground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

First time in this park but, we loved it. There is a whole new section of full hookup sites that were completed in May 2007. We had a nice site with a great view of the lake. It had a new bathroom/shower facility in the middle of the area. There are lakefront sites available that have electric/water. There is a dump station at the entrance to the park. The only thing that was lacking was the swim beach. The sand did not go all the way to the water and there were rocks at the edge of the water. We will definitely go here again. Rifle Falls State Park is 4 miles up the road and has beautiful falls & about 14 sites. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park / Cottonwood Camp Ground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2006 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful Colorado State Park campground, looks to be almost new. Lots of trees, but they're still small. Large, paved, level pads with covered picnic table, fire ring and grill. Campground hosts were helpful and friendly. Nice quiet location, beautiful lake stocked full of Northerns, Walleye, Crappies etc. Nice picnic sites. Spotless bathrooms with private shower rooms (bring some quarters for the shower) We would definitely go back to this one, as well as others that we saw in the area. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park / Cottonwood Camp Ground in a Motorhome.

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