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Hidden Gem for smaller campers

We loved this park we stayed in the best site in this campground #A64 with a excellent view of Rocky Mt. NP.  We had water & electric hook up and it has a dump station. We had Elk & deer behind our site, and were close to Rocky Mountain National Park & the YMCA which is nice. NO cell service yet if you went into the Rock Inn Bar had munchies & a drink & free wifi.  This campground is for 22' campers & under but does have a few bigger but you have to call ahead they may not be available. 

There is a nice hike at the campground it has a following river with little falls, wildflowers & rapid water.  It was the 4th of July so we thought we would stay put and enjoy the campground. 

We drove to the National Park many times, Devils Gultch, twin owls, Gem lake and the Mc Greggor ranch (built in the 1800's) nice ranch I think it was $5.00 to go inside.

Quiet Park near Rocky Mountain National park

This park was quiet & has a river running through it we booked in advance & got a spot on the river Site # 41 with full hook up and cable. It's a tight spot but worked for us we have a 22' Travel trailer. Verizon cell got 3 bars yet no wifi.  Had some great neighbors enjoyed sitting by the river with them.  There is a small laundry room there and restrooms. They had an Ice cream social one day it was good. We had Elk & deer in the campground which is nice to see. There is a good burger place close by across from the gas station.

Close to Rocky Mountain NP, Estes Park Lake & town. This lake is great for Kayaking & fishing. Saw several Eagles every time we were there. we could have gone to see fireworks their but we hear it's packed & just don't have that in us. 

Estes Park town is packed you have to have lots of patients to drive through it & try to shop.

Great campground with nice waterfront sites

We stayed in site # T31 waterfront site with water & electric in the tumbleweed loop. Nice pull thru and we can slide our kayak in the water from our site & fish from it too. Nice park, there's a little hike near the Visitor center. There are showers at the visitor center where you enter & small restrooms through out.  We drove the campground around the lake and saw pronghorn sheep, deer, yellow birds and more. They had a little place you could get cooked food from which the food wasn't bad it was cooked in a trailer.  You can't swim in the lake but you can kayak in it. 

We went into town to the bunkhouse & yes had rocky mountain oysters. Being from Florida they are different than our oysters. 

Like they say if you don't like the weather in Wyoming wait 5 minutes it will change. It is windy in Wyoming at least when we were there. Nice park and a nice visitor center.

Very cool area lots to explore

Winds were rough however when no wind it was perfect. Make sure to heavy heavy duty stakes and tie down your tent.

Some dancing allowed

Cell Service is patchy at best. On verizon I had 2 bars of gen 1 service, and could only get patchy data with my multi directional cell boster. I moved on because of this. Gordon Gulch is five or so miles away with LTE service.

Pros

I love this place because of its proximity to Nederland and Denver.

Great views can be had easily. Site 13 has nearly 180 degrees of views (not of eldora however), but it is highly exposed challenging the toughest of tents.

Roads are very easy except for the more remote areas. My Ambulance conversion which is not 4 wheel drive easily handled it.

Its clean. I found two pieces of litter which makes it one of the cleaner spots I frequent.

Cons

It can get busy and can be challenging to find a spot with only 15 sites. Plan on getting there early.

Poor cell service.

Ole Johnny Green Jeans and Johnny law love to patrol the area multiple times a day, so do not violate the fire bans. The ticket is a million dollars($510). Do not discharge fire arms. They will hunt you down. Plan to be on the best behavior you can muster. You can have a beer and some dancing is allowed provided no ankles are showing.

But if you live in the Denver area, you really need to visit once. It is a great quick spot with close proximity to Nederland. If you go there, go to the mountain man. It’s a fun little shop.

Great KOA for Families!

Stayed here July 2019 with family in a camper trailer. Sites were a bit close to each other, but everything else about the KOA was fantastic! Very quiet and clean, which was nice. Lots to do - mini train rides around the property, swimming pools, mini golf, arcade, fishing, walking trails, paddle boats, ice cream socials. There is even a little herb garden managed by a local society. You can pick whatever you like and make your meals extra yummy! Also not too far from town if you need to run to the store for something. Will definitely be back!

Dispersed Camping

We didnt stay in the campground we stayed right above it. It was very beautiful and I love when I can see the mountains and listen to river!! This was our first time in our jeep tent. We were a bit surprised to wake up to snow, but we had a moose come pretty close to our campsite. All worth it.

Great Place to Disburst Camping

Road 359 was closed at the parking area, so we have to haul our camping gear for half a mile. The road after the parking lot is not suitable for low clearance cars but a Subaru Crosstrek should be able to make it. We were the only ones till late afternoon, then a lot of locals started to show up caring all their gear up the mountain. The place is clean and with great views. We saw a huge moose close to camp. Hike all the way to lake. Took us 40 minutes from the parking lot. A lost of trees have been cut down due to the pine beetle, but still a pristine and beautiful place.

Clean, beautiful and fun place to stay

Came here for two days and loved it.  Nice staff, clean campground and facilities and a nice set of scenery to match.  Fort Collins is a nice college town and has restaurants, shopping and a nice downtown.  The campground has a ton of activities for families to do on site.  A nice store and everything you need right there.  A great place to hang out.

Camping on a National Park

This was a great base camp while staying inside RMNP. It’s crowded with lots of visitors of course! I noticed that most of the sites had a nice separation even with the amount of campsites the park had. And staying within the park gives you the opportunity to hit the trails early or later before or after the daily visitors. They have done some improvements on the facilities adding or upgrading restrooms and adding bear boxes to some of the campsites.