Good spot to stop and shower/do laundry in between primitive camping. Each site has a picnic table and a fire pit, the table has cover. Good cell phone coverage. Playground. Showers, laundry. Reservations (at least one day ahead) required.
Pros: — clean facilities: flush toilets, showers (coin operated), washing and drying machines — easy access — right by Yampa River — sites are spacious
Cons: — very few trees — no privacy at all
We spent July 4th holiday at this campground. The site had lots of green grass and some trees. We were close to the boat ramp so it was an easy walk down to the river. We drove out to Steamboat Springs one of the days and had a lot of fun on the river trail. Hayden has minimal services so stop in Craig or Steamboat if you need supplies. Decent cell and 4g reception.
We came in at night to find our tent sight after back packing for three days. There was not a lot of way finding so it took us over 30 minutes to find where we were going in the dark. There was also a lot of road noise. On the flip side the park is well maintained and the river is beautiful
We got to the campground after closing time for the park headquarters and visitors center and so just had to drive the many loops to find a spot. The main area has power and costs more, but after walking around some we found what we wanted, tent sites. There are only a few, they are powerless, and there is a barbed wire fence between you and the Yampa River, but there was trees and quiet and plenty of elbow room. We will go again but aim straight for the tenting sites next time.