This recreation area is part of Chatfield Lake
This is a pretty popular campsite and I can see why! It’s right outside of Denver and can easily be a quick night away or a weekend of fun. Sites filled up quick when we decided to go around the end of July. We didn’t get a personal campsite but got on the waiting list. When we arrived back to check to see about availability there were other campers waiting as well. One of the campers suggested we all go in on a group site and we got enough people to agree. Everyone was very friendly and we met all kinds of families. I’d definitely recommend trying a group site if a personal one isn’t available. There was plenty to do during the day. We fished, kayaked and walked around the park. There were plenty of people on bikes as well. We also noticed lots of SUPS out on the water as well. There is a dock for boats and even an area for dogs off leash. The campsite had some construction going on when we went but everything was well kept and clean. We will definitely come back to this campsite soon!
Pretty standard place. Nothing fantastic one way or another.
As it is very close to the city, the temperature stays consistent with Denver temps. So in the summer, it will not be as cool as some mountain spots. That being said, it is very easy to get to and you’ll have the lake right there to cool off!
Entrance into the state park is about $7/day. There is a dog park within the state park that allows off leash and has some ponds the dogs can swim in. Entrance to the dog park is $2.
Clean bathrooms. Very friendly attendant. Level primative spots. $26 for primative.
Nice campground, well kept. Without a reservation you put your name on a list that they start going through at 1pm to assign sites. As someone tent-camping this is no problem, just takes some time (site assigned ~1.5hours after arrival at 13:20). But be wary if you need certain hookups. that being said, there are no ‘tent only’ sites. The minimum has electric ($26). There are 3 different areas - each has multiple bathhouses, which have coin-laundry available. Showers are coin-operated as well.
We spent almost a week in Chatfield in late July of 2018. The campground and facilities were remarkably clean. The other guests were quiet and friendly and the views are spectacular. Chatfield will always hold a special place in my heart.
We really enjoyed all the activities Chatfield offers. Since we live close it will be a regular place for us. The views are amazing, all the lots are level but there's not a lot of shade. It was very quiet and everyone was friendly.
Campground is clean and well maintained. Large fire pits and nice metal picnic tables on every site. Clean bathrooms and showers. We camped in loop C and had nice views of the foothills and water. The swim beach and parts of the park are currently closed due to construction and improvements. We will definitely be back next year to check it out. Campground has little to no shade and can be quite windy at times.
I was the only tent in an RV park but i was still a great experience! freat neighbors and good vibes
Great views of mountains. Just minutes south of Denver. With decent facilities and a playground for kiddos.