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Places to Camp near Watkins, CO

Searching for the best camping near Watkins, CO? There are tons of hikes and other fun activities to partake in. Experience some of the most stunning views that Colorado camping has to offer. At The Dyrt, campers like you share their favorite spots, plus tips and photos. No matter where you're headed in Watkins, you'll find the best spot for you and your camping crew.

Best Camping Sites Near Watkins, CO (107)

    Camper-submitted photo from Cherry Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cherry Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cherry Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cherry Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cherry Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cherry Creek State Park Campground

    1.

    Cherry Creek State Park Campground

    46 Reviews
    86 Photos
    398 Saves
    Centennial, Colorado

    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.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $28 - $41 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Chatfield State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chatfield State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chatfield State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chatfield State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chatfield State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chatfield State Park Campground

    2.

    Chatfield State Park Campground

    73 Reviews
    132 Photos
    628 Saves
    Littleton, Colorado

    Located just south of Littleton, about 45 minutes south of Denver, Chatfield State Park is a 5,800-acre nature preserve and recreation area situated around the Chatfield Reservoir. Before the 1960s, there was no reservoir, and the South Platte River flowed freely through the wide valley. But after several disastrous flooding incidents, the Chatfield Dam was constructed on the river to prevent further damage to local homes and farms. The land around the new reservoir was developed into a recreation area, and the state park was opened to the public in 1975. The dam and park are named for Isaac W. Chatfield, who served as a Lieutenant of the Union in the Civil War. After the war, he migrated west and farmed this land along the Platte until the late 1800s. With its proximity to the wider Denver metro area and suburbs, Chatfield State Park is the place to go to get outdoors and beat the summer heat. Campers at Chatfield State Park have access to nearly 200 tent and RV campsites in four loops. The majority of sites are equipped with full hookups, with the rest having electrical hookups. Parking pads are both back-in and pull-through, and can accommodate vehicles/trailers up to 45 feet. Some sites are ADA accessible. All campsites have picnic tables, cooking grills and tent pads, and have access to drinking water, flush toilets, hot showers, and laundry facilities; a dump station is located near the campground entrance. There is also a group camp area with 10 sites that can accommodate up to 36 people each. Most sites are open and grassy, with minimal shade; all are within a short walking distance to the reservoir. Park residents include deer, elk, foxes, prairie dogs, songbirds, eagles, owls, snakes and salamanders. For water fun, there’s swimming, paddling, water-skiing, and fishing on the reservoir. Boaters have access to two launch ramps, and anglers can fish on the lake or from the fishing piers for walleye, rainbow trout, bass, perch and sunfish. During the winter season, trails are open for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, and ice fishing is a popular pastime.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $36 - $41 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Paintbrush Campground—Bear Creek Lake Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Paintbrush Campground—Bear Creek Lake Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Paintbrush Campground—Bear Creek Lake Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Paintbrush Campground—Bear Creek Lake Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Paintbrush Campground—Bear Creek Lake Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Paintbrush Campground—Bear Creek Lake Park

    3.

    Indian Paintbrush Campground—Bear Creek Lake Park

    33 Reviews
    74 Photos
    494 Saves
    Morrison, Colorado

    The Indian Paintbrush Campground is located within the county-run Bear Creek Lake recreation area outside Denver, CO. In close proximity to the city of Denver and popular tourist destinations like Red Rocks amphitheater, the Bear Creek Lake Park camping blends urban and rural qualities to make one of the finest camping destinations around Denver. The campground has 47 campsites, 3 cabins, 2 yurts and 1 group site.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $35 - $65 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Dakota Ridge RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dakota Ridge RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dakota Ridge RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dakota Ridge RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dakota Ridge RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Dakota Ridge RV Park

    4.

    Dakota Ridge RV Park

    34 Reviews
    70 Photos
    103 Saves
    Golden, Colorado

    Situated between the mountains of Summit County and the bustling excitement of Denver. 141 full-service and premium sites available year round are level and paved. Pull-through and back-in sites are both available.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Deer Creek Campground — Golden Gate Canyon
    Camper-submitted photo from Deer Creek Campground — Golden Gate Canyon
    Camper-submitted photo from Deer Creek Campground — Golden Gate Canyon
    Camper-submitted photo from Deer Creek Campground — Golden Gate Canyon
    Camper-submitted photo from Deer Creek Campground — Golden Gate Canyon
    Camper-submitted photo from Deer Creek Campground — Golden Gate Canyon

    5.

    Deer Creek Campground — Golden Gate Canyon

    48 Reviews
    105 Photos
    844 Saves
    Eldorado Springs, Colorado

    Golden Gate Canyon State Park offers multiple campgrounds, cabins, yurts, RV sites, group sites, and a guest house.

    From Memorial Day to early October, there are 132 campsites in two campgrounds: Reverend’s Ridge and Aspen Meadow.

    Reverend’s Ridge offers 38 tent sites and 59 sites with electrical hook-ups. Facilities at Reverend’s Ridge include flush toilets, shower, ice machine, laundry facilities, and a dump station.

    Aspen Meadow offers 35 tent sites and vault toilets.

    As of January 1, 2019 both campgrounds will be Reservation Only.

    Golden Gate also offers 20 backcountry tent sites and four backcountry shelters. Our backcountry sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis year-round. Please register for backcountry sites at the Visitor Center.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $18 - $90 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Denver East-Strasburg KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Denver East-Strasburg KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Denver East-Strasburg KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Denver East-Strasburg KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Denver East-Strasburg KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Denver East-Strasburg KOA

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    Denver East-Strasburg KOA

    10 Reviews
    15 Photos
    30 Saves
    Watkins, Colorado
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Clear Creek RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Clear Creek RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Clear Creek RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Clear Creek RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Clear Creek RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Clear Creek RV Park

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    Clear Creek RV Park

    25 Reviews
    28 Photos
    204 Saves
    Golden, Colorado

    Clear Creek RV Park is owned and operated by the City of Golden and is located at 1400 10th Street. It offers a relaxed country-like setting within walking distance of historic downtown Golden.

    The RV park is open year-round, equipped with 22 full hook-ups, 11 50-amp electric only, 3 tent campsites, large clean restrooms, showers, laundry facilities and a dump station

    Come for quiet seclusion along the banks of Clear Creek, with easy access to downtown via the Clear Creek Trail.

    Situated in the heart of Golden with scenic views and the bubbling sounds of Clear Creek, the Clear Creek RV Park is the perfect getaway. Outdoor adventures await steps from your RV site including hiking trails, kayaking, tubing, fishing, parasailing, biking and more!

    Take a short stroll to historic downtown Golden, world class restaurants, shopping and cultural activities.

    Majority of our guests are repeat visitors!

    If you have any questions, our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to help!

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $32 - $80 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Larkspur
    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Larkspur
    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Larkspur
    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Larkspur
    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Larkspur
    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Larkspur

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    Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Larkspur

    18 Reviews
    46 Photos
    66 Saves
    Larkspur, Colorado
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $50 - $170 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from St. Vrain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Vrain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Vrain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Vrain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Vrain State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from St. Vrain State Park Campground

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    St. Vrain State Park Campground

    23 Reviews
    72 Photos
    117 Saves
    Firestone, Colorado

    ​​​St. Vrain contains a total of 87 campsites in eight campgrounds located on or near the banks of seven ponds at the east end of the park. Your campsite will be an easy walk away from fishing, kayaking, or simply birdwatching on the trails that circle the ponds.

    Site 1-41 have electric hookups at each site with water hydrants available to fill tanks and a dump station at the exit of the campground. Sites 42-87 have water, sewer, and electric hookups at each site.

    The addition to the park include several new fishing ponds and two additional hiking trails.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Denver Meadows RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Denver Meadows RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Denver Meadows RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Denver Meadows RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Denver Meadows RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Denver Meadows RV Park

    10.

    Denver Meadows RV Park

    5 Reviews
    22 Photos
    25 Saves
    Denver, Colorado

    Conveniently located 8.5 miles away from Downtown Denver and 15 miles from DIA.

    Year Round, Full hook-up sites (Water, Sewer and Electric included). We only accept RV's with working showers/restrooms. WE DO NOT ALLOW TENTS. Back in and pull-thru sites available. All pull thru sites are 20x80

    Cable ready through Comcast.

    Laundry on site available

    We serve 30 and 50 amp RV's. All RVs must be 1995 and up, Insured and current plated.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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