We love that’s there’s multiple loops to choose from for camping, and that the lake is right there. Fun for the kids! Wish there was more landscaping, or just more shady areas and privacy.
Good clean campground. Sites are a little close together. We went on a busy weekend and it was completely full. Sites were clean and the bathrooms were clean all weekend. It is close to the lake and a quick drive or an easy walk. Had a great time!
Ccampground is clean, spacious, and well mantained. Has all the ammenties you need. Great lake. Not a lot of shade but a few.
We had car issues as we pulled into the park. Rangers are all great people here. They helped us get to our site and connect with the tow and repair shop. Water levels are down 10ft, but the boating is still good. Water is clear but bottom is silt. Campsites are very clean, little to no trees.
coming from the Rockies, this is a short drive to warmer weather camping with a lake. This area is great for hiking especially the falls near by. The campground is multiple loops with benefits to each - some have a lot of space with no shade while some have a bunch of shade and trees with smaller area to camp. Bring your kayak and go for a dip on the lake!
This place was great. Off the interstate so not to get a lot of drive by traffic. We camped right on the lake, with a concrete pad, picnic table and the bathhouse was close by. Plus just a few minute drive to the Rifle falls.
I have camped in many state parks across the US, but my experience at this state park was very disappointing. The staff were rude and intentionally unhelpful. The area is beautiful with many other camping options. The best part of our experience with Rifle Gap State Park was when we cancelled the rest of our reservation and found Elk Creek Campground about 20 minutes away outside of New Castle.
We had amazing weather and the most amazing view. The only thing that would have beat the view would have been to have a site directly on the water, but having the lakeside view made for a beautiful backdrop. The only negative was that there was no awning in our camp site. Note: if you camp in site 23 lakeside loop - you may want to select another location with an awning. Our camper has an awning and we always travel with our 10X10 tent, it came in handy this weekend!
There is absolutely zero cell phone coverage at Rifle Gap or Harvey Gap (only 4 miles from Rifle Gap), and if you are there, you can understand why you would want to unplug from the world.
The weather was perfect and the sun was out almost the entire time. It was high 80's for the first week of June. If you are a boater and don't mind the reservoir being busy, there's plenty of room to have some fun. The fishing looked to be pretty good from what we saw being brought back in.
During my trip in August all Colorado State parks had free entry for military members, so I only had to pay the campsite fee. The rangers were helpful when I asked about rifle falls. It is pretty easy to do typical camping, boating, fishing, kayaking, etc…here. No cell service. The sites were clean and well kept. There is not much for shade.
I have stayed at this campground 3 times in the past 2 years and have been very happy every time. It is clean, and the staff is friendly. It is nice to be so close to the lake. We go as a group and they have always been able to accommodate us with sites near each other. Sunset views are amazing and it is near Rifle Falls and not too far from Glenwood Springs.