Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop

     


Rifle, Colorado
Phone: (970) 625-1607

Sites: 46
Recent Rate: $18 9/2014


Latitude: 39.630717
Longitude: -107.73807

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

26 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

gwalter

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We are here for Rally and it is very clean and well taken care of State Park. Sites are level and well spaced with great views from each site. We will definitely camp here again. Although there were no trees on the site we did have a shelter for the table providing shade. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Beautiful Rifle Falls is nearby and worth taking time to visit.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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DennisA

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Really pretty State Park and the Lakeview CG has some really nice views. Although there are no big trees in the CG many sites have large covered ramadas. I wouldn't hesitate to camp here again. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop in a Motorhome.

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Jagnweiner

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first stop on our first lengthy camping trip. We got spoiled. I had originally reserved a spot in the Cottonwood loop, because I thought it would be nice to be on the water. Despite the fact that I made the reservation on the first day reservations were open, we arrived to find out our spot had accidentally been given to someone else. The ranger said he could move that person to a different spot, but he suggested we might want to go up the hill to the Lakeview loop instead. He was right; Lakeview was much nicer, in our opinion. Full hookups were great. Sites are paved and very level. Restrooms/showers were very nice. We also didn't miss being on the water, because the lake was so low that being on the water was not particularly attractive. Great campground and not too far to do things in Glenwood Springs. *Notes: The fee I cited does not include the $10 reservation fee. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop in a Motorhome.

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KBernstein

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful park. Clean, neat, well cared for. Friendly staff. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop in a Travel Trailer.

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katinfoco

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground has wonderful flat, blacktop sites. We had full hookups. Very nice, seemingly new and clean restrooms. Only drawback is that there is no shade in this campground. The only shade available is in the tent only campground sites. We paid $21 with CO Aspen Leaf Pass (Senior). This would rate a 10 if there were shaded sites. Our site did have a shelter over the picnic table. If boating and fishing are what you are looking for, check this park out in the cooler months. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop in a Fifth Wheel.

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KTorline

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful area, only about 5 or 6 miles from town. Campsites were large, not close together, many with beautiful views of the surrounding area or of the lake. Peaceful, relaxing area, clean, very well-kept. Restrooms were clean, well maintained; and showers are available with "quarters", but plenty of change machines available. Electric, sewer, and water hook ups all worked fine, but water wasn't very drinkable. We had plenty of bottled water, so it wasn't a problem. Also, note that we couldn't get any cell phone reception with AT&T, but we could drive 3 or so miles back into town and get reception just fine. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop in a Fifth Wheel.

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Hokethecasita

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

Date of Stay: - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground was adequate. The fee was not justified, however. There's a transaction fee to make reservations plus Colorado state park entrance fee that was $7 more per day. The lake was down, and park service can't help that or the fact that it's just dry and the drinking water is slightly tan and mineral-laden. We have a Colorado park pass, which must be glued to your front windshield. Permanently. We're from another state and will only use the pass for two weeks this year. But we're stuck with the blooming decal forever!!! Other states give card pass which must be accompanied by photo ID. That's a better method. I realize this practice is not the policy for Rifle St Park. Still, I would not return there . It was not even close to getting value for cost. I've stayed in three star hotels thru Priceline for same nightly rate. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop in a Travel Trailer.

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Destinations

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the cleanest campground we have ever stayed in, and we've stayed in hundreds. Mountain and lake view is awesome. Bathrooms and showers are nicer than most hotels. Tiled walls and floors, shiny sinks and faucets. Camp loop is paved and wide two-way driveway. Site pad is concrete and wide. Many (not all) site picnic tables have shade covers. Fine gravel surface around table is raked and smoothed after each site is vacated and made ready for the new arrival. No trash anywhere. Camp hosts greet you and are very helpful. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop in a Fifth Wheel.

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Florida Don

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate reflects the campsite plus the $7 daily park fee. If you have the annual Colorado State Parks pass, it's only $24. Lakeview loop was nicer than most commercial campgrounds we've been in. There's a nice mix of pull-throughs and back-ins, but they're all huge and easy to get into. The sites are spaced very widely providing plenty of privacy. Utilities worked great and are full hookups. Roads are new blacktop and pads are concrete. The camp host couple did a great job, even raking out the gravel around your picnic table. It looked like a manicured Zen garden when we backed into our site. No Wi-Fi, no TV reception, no cell phone, and no data reception this far back, so if that's a requirement be prepared to drive 10 minutes back into Rifle. Rifle golf course was just outside the park and is one of the prettiest courses you'll ever see. We loved it. Be sure you take the easy hike over the top of Rifle Falls. I know there were trout in the lake, and at Harvey's Gap as well, but didn't catch them. The lake at this park is a tiny reservoir, and if you can imagine, they allow water skiing on it. It's so small they should make it a "no motor" lake, but I guess the local ski boat dealer has some influence. We'd stay here again for sure. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop in a Motorhome.

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itsky

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

This is probably one of the best Colorado state parks that I have visited. We used this park as our base camp for activities in the western part of the state. The park was very clean and was very modern (for Colorado state park standards) with 20/30/50 amp, water, and sewer hookups. Sites are level and concrete with a variety of pull through and back-in spots. Cell phone coverage is kind of spotty at best (at least with Verizon) which may be good or bad depending on whether or not you are trying to get away from it all. There is full cell phone signal down by the dam. I would definitely stay here again. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop in a Motorhome.

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Jamboee89

Review Count: 70
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Open space campground on hill overlooking reservoir, mixture of pull through and back-in sites. Sites have level concrete pads and covered picnic tables. No cell phone coverage. Pretty views, lots of humming birds. Quiet. Would stay again. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop in a Motorhome.

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dem

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Ignore the GPS and take the Rifle Exit from I-70 to get to the park. Nice big pull through sites with concrete pads and good utility placement. Good views of the lake. Lake view sites are on the hill and the section is tiered, making biking a challenge. Lots of walking available. No shade. It was around 100 while we were there. Direct sun makes things uncomfortable. Don't count on over the air TV, phone service or internet. It's too far away from town and is surrounded by canyon walls. Lake was very low this year, but lots of boating anyway. Nice boat launch in the park. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop in a Fifth Wheel.

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jOHNONTHEROAD

Review Count: 81
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Actually, we were in the Cedar Loop, space 55, but the review is the same. A little difficult to get to, CR325 is pretty narrow and curvy. Excellent location though, terrific view, level spots that were well maintained (including covered picnic table). There were two drawbacks: power only (50A, no water, no sewer) but for an overnight this was no problem. Also the rates: $20 for camping, $10 to reserve a spot, and $7 a day vehicle fee. Even so, I am still rating it high because it is such a great parking spot. We'd come here again. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop in a Motorhome.

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hoppytoad

Review Count: 141
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an immaculate campground in the Rockies next to a man-made lake. The volunteer staff are friendly and helpful. The setting is beautiful. The road to the campground is narrow and winding and although manageable, is certainly a drive you will want to take slowly, if you are 40 feet long, as we are, and with a toad. The camping fee mentioned above does not include the Colorado pass required ($7-9/ night or $70/year). We used this campground just for an overnight stay on our way East, but we like it so well we will stay several days on a return trip west. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop in a Motorhome.

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Bob & Jo

Review Count: 100
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

This is now our favorite campground, although there is a caveat emptor:This is the worst dead zone that we have seen for phone, text and Internet. The park did not have Wi-Fi so we were isolated which was nice but next time we will let people know we will be out of contact. Price includes the $7 day park access fee. Asphalt roads and concrete pads with sites that are not jammed together. Reservation system means you have to reserve at least three days in advance and if you are a walk-in you can only pay the walk-in days. We had a 50 amp full hookup site but the water pressure was a little low. We had a back-in site that had a view of the reservoir and the mountains and was long enough that our TV could park in the site also. Had good visibility for our DirecTV satellite dish to get good reception. We will stay here again when we are in the area. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop in a Fifth Wheel.

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  • Beautiful Rifle Falls is nearby and worth taking time to visit.

    gwalterNovember 2014

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