Welcome to Denver’s natural and spacious backyard playground, Cherry Creek State Park. There’s so much to see and enjoy. Summers are busy and action packed with Cherry Creek State Park camping, while off-peak times are quiet and laid back. Anchored around a 880 surface acre reservoir, the park offers a natural prairie environment of gentle, rolling hills and complete outdoor recreation facilities, including camping, picnicking and facilities for group events.
This CG is very well maintained… It is a state park and like others has great maintained camp grounds with full hookups, dump site, and many recreational activities. It is in the center of the city, but aside from the traffic on the dam in the distance you would not realize it. Sites are clean, level, have fire-pits and picnic tables… you can choose loops with hookups or without… Most sites do not offer a lot of shade, but some have a few trees. The reservoir is the main activity draw (beach, boating, fishing) but there are plenty of trails also in the park to bike/walk. Because of its proximity to Denver Metro it is very busy in the Summer season.
This is a location that you only camp if you literally don't have any worries about being around people. It is ALWAYS packed due to the tons of hiking trails, huge dog park, and water access.
I taught kayaking to little ones here and it was always a fight to get into the park, get to the water, and not get run over by boats and unexperienced (or entitled) people.
The campground is well maintained but it sit really worth being able to be basically in a metropolitan city? For me I'll go somewhere more nature friendly and less crowded.
BUT it is excellent for dogs. We love taking out dogs here because they can play in water, run their hearts out, and hang out with other dogs. It is pricey to get into the park though. $80 for a year pass to the state parks and another $25 for the dog park fees.
way to many people and the boat traffic was awful
What a great spot to spend the day. Traveled to Colorado from NJ and this is spot is really breathtaking and relaxing.
Camped here one night as we prepared to leave Colorado for home. The park is in the city, but surprisingly doesn’t feel that way. The place was busy and no privacy between sites. Bathrooms were clean and well kept. There were a few “interesting” characters in the park. Felt like they came here to party and hangout on the weekend. It was a convenient camping experience.
We arrived in Denver area on October 12th, who would've guessed it would snow. We spent 25 years in Florida…so this was a treat. 3 days later it was 60 again. The campground it spacious, level, paved, lots of green space. The staff here is helpful and organized. The campground is almost always sold out every weekend but they have a wait list you can be on starting at 9am…we were lucky enough to extend. Plenty of city conveniences nearby and they have free wifi that works great!
My family and I tend to do more boondocking camping than any other. But occasionally we go to Cherry Creek State Park. We love the fact that we live 10 minutes away and yet when we get into the park we feel miles away from town. On a clear day at the swim beach you have an amazing view of the mountains too. The campgound is extremely clean. The bathrooms are extremely nice to use, and the showers were pretty cheap as well. My family loves this park.
We boated on cherry creek lake and had a blast! It is a directional lake. About 30 minutes outside of Denver. There is a bathroom and volleyball court by the lake but nothing fancy and no beach.
Cherry creek has a lot to offer! We took our kids for the first time and our site was conveniently located to the restroom/showers! I wish we could have had more time to explore the area! Will be going again.
Staff super helpful and beautiful scenery.