Kelly Dahl Campground is located adjacent to the Peak-to-Peak Scenic Byway, near the historic mining towns of Nederland, Rollinsville, Central City and Black Hawk.
Although no formal trails exist in the campground, a few closed roads offer campers the opportunity to explore the surrounding area. West Magnolia and East Portal Trailheads offer trails within a short drive. The Rollins Pass Road (Moffat Road) and other off-road routes can be found in the vicinity.
The lakes across the highway are on private property and access is prohibited.
The campground offers 46 single-family sites that will accommodate tents, trailers or RVs. Campsites #1 through #20 are first-come, first-served. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill. There is a maximum of eight people per site. Vault toilets, drinking water, and trash collection are provided throughout the campground. Firewood is for sale in campground. The road through the campground is gravel/dirt.
A playground suitable for small children is located within the campground.
The campground is situated among ponderosa pines, on a gentle slope, at an approximate elevation of 8,600 feet.
Due to the mountain pine beetle infestation and consequent hazardous tree removal, the campground offers little to no shade.
The town of Nederland, which is four miles north of the campground, offers grocery and hardware stores, restaurants, gas, a post office, bank and Barker Reservoir.
ADA Access: N
We stay at Kelly Dahl when we get to Denver. Favorite campground for us and our niece and her husband.
WIFI…non-existent and phone coverage (Verizon) is very sketchy.
Did not see any staff during our two days there….except to tell us that the campground closed for season on the following day. (We knew this.)
Vault Toilets only…Very clean.
Sites are not always great, and some of the larger campers are going to have problems with size, and level-ness of pads. I think that they are all dirt pads.
Lots of good space in the campground.
A shame that the beetles have done so much devestation in the area.
Very open campground, we camped in a tent but probably better for an rv
Nicely maintained campgrounds. It is paid camping, but it also gives you access to nice amenities like trash disposal and restrooms. However the camping costs per week did seem a bit over priced in my opinion. They close their campgrounds in the middle of September unfortunately, so if you're going to enjoy the fall weather your best bet my be dispersed camping.
Nice peaceful campground on the weekdays. Near Boulder Canyon. Easy access to bike trails, hikes, rock climbing and scenic drives.
Looks like this place got torched, or they removed a lot of beetle kill. Hardly any shade, which depending on the time of year isn't the worst thing. We got caught in a rain storm and most of the sites got flooded, luckily we were on higher ground. We ended up here since all the other campground in the area were filled up. They have bathrooms and trash. Is kinda a cool site but needs some restoration.