This is a good campground; clean, easy access, but the sites are pretty close together. It's essentially split into 3 sections (Arapaho Bay Big Rock, Morraine, and Roaring Fork). They're all essentially the same campground but they are run by different hosts. Roaring Fork and Morraine are right on the lake but have NO shade. Arapaho Bay- Big Rock is fully shaded and still only minute drive (probably a 20 minute walk) to the water. This is definitely the best of the 3 if all you're wanting to do is be on the lake or if you're bringing a boat though.
Please be aware that CO weather(especially in the mountains) is very prone to quick changes. Come prepared with lots of layers, weather-proof clothing, and tents that can withstand a storm.
We saw a moose on our way into the campground! There’s about 9 miles to drive on gravel that’s not the best but worth it. Sites are fairly exposed with little shade. Lots of trails in the area and a nearby waterfall gives it a nice soundtrack.
Campground host runs a generator that sounds like it had a hemi in it.
Pit toilets seem fine, for a pit toilet.
My best friend and I stayed 2 nights at campsite 63, no shade at all so bring an easy up. It's on top of a little hill in the middle of everything with an amazing view of the lake and surrounding mountains. We absolutely loved it. Not far from a trailhead leading up to the waterfall you'll hear as soon as you arrive. The bathroom's are very clean and actually smell good. The camp host were wicked nice people. Chipmunks are every where, I had one jump on my back scary the crap out of me lol and my friend had one jump on his lap scarying him. So make sure you watch the little creatures and protect your food haha
Easy access to hiking and fishing, well-kept and dog friendly
We reserved a spot last second and managed to get a great tent site that was situated on hill that overlooked the lake. Campsite was nice with a good fire pit, picnic table, and a good spot for the tents and shade canopy. The views there are spectacular, there are nice hiking trails, and the rive running into the lake provide some nice gentle noise while you sleep. While there are numerous rvs and campers the noise level was not too bad at all. Our family had a great time.
The campground was easy to navigate and some spots are fairly private. The bathrooms were very well taken care of. There's a marina for easy boat launches and views, views, views! You can hear a nearby waterfall from the campground, and there were many trails to hike and explore.