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Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop

Rifle, Colorado


5775 CO-325
Rifle, Colorado 81650
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Sites: 46
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 39.63072
Longitude: -107.73807

Elevation: 5991' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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46 Reviews

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Park is about 10 miles from the interstate. The last 5-6 miles of the road are slightly narrow with a few curves but doable in motor home. A couple of sections of the roads inside the park are narrow for two way traffic but they are well marked. The sites are very large and level and parking is very easy. Good price for full hookups. The rate does not reflect the $10.00 reservation fee and the daily park entrance fee. We are staying several nights at Colorado State Parks so we purchased the annual pass for $70.00. This pass went on the motor home. Our tow vehicle was free as long as the vehicle is towed into the park at check in. You will receive a tow vehicle pass. We stayed here in a 40 foot motor home. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
19
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Live music jam sessions on Saturday nights. Good location to visit Rifle Falls, fish hatchery and Glenwood Springs. Good location for a day trip to Aspen and visit to Maroon Bells. We rode a portion of the Glenwood Canyon bike trail, parked at the rest area at mile marker 121 and biked east along the Colorado River. Nice ride. Trailhead parking in Glenwood Springs was limited.

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Review Count: 77
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Rifle Gap State Park / reservoir is approximately 15 minutes north of the town of Rifle, Colorado. The Lakeview Loop is the only FHU loop at the campground and appears to be the newest, built within the last 10 years or so. Main interior roads are well paved as is the Lakeview Loop. The other, older loops, are gravel roads with electric or no hookups. A large variety to choose from! Our site, #014, was VERY level and has a good view of the reservoir. Asphalt road with a concrete pad and gravel patio space much in the fashion of other state parks. No issues with electric, sewer or water. Some previous posts complained of low water pressure when the campground is full, but we had no issues whatsoever! The main draw of the campground is the reservoir. Rifle Gap reservoir is an irrigation reservoir and water level was down 28 feet during our stay. The long, narrow reservoir is a great place for water skiing and boat traffic was very low despite the weekend. Boat ramps were long and wide, but there is no marina or store. Cell service was spotty, but we did have 4g with T-Mobile at our site. It did get very hot during our stay (102+) with some wind at night. Not much in the way of trees anywhere. Camp hosts were wonderful and friendly! We will be back! We camped at Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
014
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The main draw is of course the reservoir and water activities. But Glenwood Springs is only 30 minutes away! The town of Rifle is small, with only a few touristy shops. here is a City Market and Walmart for supplies. A MUST SEE is Rifle Falls just 10 minutes north of Rifle Gap! Amazing waterfalls and campground! (See our review)

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Its a 6 mile drive up the mountain from Rifle, and absolutely worth it. Our site (114) was an easy in and out pull through and pretty private. The site is gorgeous. Everything worked well and was well maintained, but no WiFi. Highly recommended. We should have stayed longer. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
114
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Go up the hill from Rifle. My GPS indicated that there was no RV access but this is not correct. I went up from New Castle, which is well out of the way and 12 twisting miles up rather than the 6 from Rifle. (New Castle is a cool little town, but take the RV up from Rifle.) Going down through Rifle was much easier and a lot shorter.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

My wife and I stayed at Rifle Gap State Park for 2 nights. The park is located up on a hill outside the town and the views are wonderful. The park was very clean and quiet ... well except for the birds in the morning but no complaints about them. The cement pad was long enough for our 41' 5th wheel. One word of caution, the area next to the pad that has the hookups is filled with rather large, rounded, rocks. Make sure you give yourself enough room on that side of your rig so you don't have to navigate your way through the ankle breakers each time you have to access your utilities. Other than that, it was a wonderful place to rest for a few days. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
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
Power Hookups
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: 202
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

A wonderful campground in almost all ways. Very large site, excellent hookups. Lots of space to walk. Downside--no cell service so we had no phone or internet contact. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to visit nearby Rifle Falls State Park to see the falls.

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

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

There is more than one campground at Rifle Gap, CO but we stayed at the Lakeview loop since we were not boating. This is one of the cleanest public camp sites we have been in, both the spaces and roads are paved and the family area with fire pit / picnic table is small gravel vs dirt, so your RV stays cleaner. These areas were actually raked when we got there. I do not know if the raking was due to the campground host they had or if it is a rule at the campground but it is a nice touch. The spaces are a comfortable distance apart and they have a nice restroom / shower facility in the middle of the campground. You are not a long way from the lake but it is uphill all the way home so if you take a anything other than a car you need to be aware of that. We stayed near the bottom of Lakeview loop, the upper ones have a better view of the lake but are more susceptible to winds that kick up from time to time. We will definitely stay there again. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Hike Rifle Falls, just a few miles up the road and take the kids to the fish hatchery a couple miles past the falls. The falls are a state park, hatchery is free.

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Review Count: 178
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

(Price includes daily park fee.) What a wonderful place. Hugely spacious area and so peaceful. Site surface is asphalt and features a fire ring and picnic table. We loved it and would go back anytime. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
50
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Rifle Falls is one of the most picturesque falls you will ever see. I am a photographer and I took LOTS of pictures. There is a short trail (1 1/2 miles I think) up and around the top of the falls - don't miss it if you can.

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Review Count: 133
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 49

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Rifle Gap State Park is 7 miles north of Rifle, Colorado. We stayed in Lakeview Loop in sites 13 & 27. Lakeview is full hookup with excellent water quality but low (<40 psi) water pressure. Large, well groomed sites (thanks to the park hosts). Pads are level paved concrete pads. Wide asphalt roadways. Great campsite views of the lake and mountains. Clean restrooms. Pay showers. Very quiet park (no large roads or railroads). We would stay again. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
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
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

City Market is great grocery store 5 miles from campground. Walmart 8 miles away. Limited restaurants in town.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Easy access and maneuvering within park for 45' MH. Little to no shade. If reserving a site, use Google Earth to determine which sites have covered picnic tables (not sure why some sites have covered tables and others don't, but with lack of shade trees, you will appreciate the cover). Water pressure is real low, so simply fill your fresh water tank and run off your water pump. Host informed me they use a RO system (so water is good quality) but use 3 lift pumps to get the water to the Lakeview campground and struggle to maintain pressure, especially if the campground is full. Our Rand McNally GPS took us to the Rifle Correctional Facility instead of the campground. Follow the signs to the Visitor Center (no signs for 'campground') and you will be fine, as you check in at the visitor center. If crossing the dam, you will go over short 1 lane bridge marked 20 ton weight limit. Our 26 ton MH was fine, so don't worry. Interior roads are asphalt and pads are concrete. Everything was well maintained. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
51
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Short trip to Rifle Falls, and continue on same road to Little Box Canyon.

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Review Count: 144
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Our GPS devices brought us right to the visitors center and then we went to our site and backed in and setup. The interior roads were asphalt as was our parking site. The pad for the Lifestyle was concrete. The rest of the site was gravel including the covered picnic table. The hookups were convenient and we had a great line of sight for our roof mounted satellite dish. The only downside to this great park is it is in a deadzone for cellular phone and data. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
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Review Count: 69
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Rate does not include daily entrance fee as we have a CO yearly pass. This is another super CO state park. Other states should model their SP system after CO. Huge level site with covered picnic table, fire ring and wonderful lake views. The whole campground is big rig friendly. No WiFi and spotty Verizon cell service, but we found you could get a signal at the golf course a few miles down hill. The 6-7 miles once you turn off CO 13 and to camping loop are narrow and winding, but doable and worth the effort. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
28
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Go up to Rifle Falls SP and see the falls and hike up to the fish hatchery, it's awesome. Harvey Gap is also close and a pretty drive. No camping there but nice site for a picnic and fishing. Rifle has everything you need to restock your RV.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

This might just be our best state park camping experience ever. Pull through sites are paved and there is an adjoining patio of raked gravel, a shelter, a picnic table, and a fire ring. Showers are pay, four minutes for a dollar. Hookups worked well, we showered in our motorhome. There is also a dump site down by the office for the other campgrounds that don't have sewer hookups. Lakeview is the only one with full hookups. This place looks like golf course people are taking care of it. When booking your site be sure that your RV will not be parked between you and the view. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
43
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Lake offers fishing and boating. Rifle Falls State Park is just down the road. Tell them you're camped at Rifle Gap and they waive the entry fee.

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Review Count: 190
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 46

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Large, paved sites and roads. Utilities worked well but water pressure was extremely low at 20 psi. Our site at the top of the loop (site 51) was very quiet which we loved. Verizon signal was sparse, there sometimes and not others. If this park had Wifi and better cell service I would give it a 10. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
51
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 142
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 31

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Another beautiful Colorado State Park. Park is an easy drive from Rifle. Wi-Fi access ends about a quarter mile from the Rifle Gap dam. Pick your site carefully if you want a lake view from your site. The road to the CGs are narrow but the road within the CGs are wide. Sites are well maintained and clean. All utilities worked fine. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Rifle Gap State Park - Lakeview Loop in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
017
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
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Rifle is a great little town with lots available for food. Including a couple of wonderful Mexican grocery stores!

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