Camped here for 2 nights Oct 10/11 and loved it!! We stayed at B18. This was by far the quietest campground I have ever stayed at! The pit toilets were clean. The bear boxes were very large and clean. We only saw the rangers twice as they were driving by. Most people left on Sunday morning, probably because the snow and wind were moving in. We stayed. The wind gusts must have been close to 60mph! I live locally and am so happy I found this area..so much history to explore here!
We stayed three nights in the Bobcat loop (site 22) and really enjoyed it. The road in is a bit narrow so if you have a trailer/RV over 30-35 feet, it’ll be tight. With that being said, I pulled my 30 foot trailer with no problems…. just go slow 😊. Views are great, bathrooms are clean. Water and dump available at the entrance to the campground. Each campsite has a fire ring (fire ban while we were there), table and bear box.
Stayed here during our visit to RMNP and it was perfect! Very conveniently located, only a short drive into Estes Park. Lots of trails for hiking and biking in the park. Each campsite had a bear box, picnic table, and fire ring. There are plenty of trees for shade and some privacy, but you are still near other campers. You must pay for the day pass each day you camp, but there is a water fill up station which is nice. The park roads are not paved but AWD isn’t really necessary. Would definitely stay here again when in Estes Park.
Best place to camp in Estes Park/Northern Colorado! Wooded sites mean privacy from your neighbors and shade during the day. Vault toilets are very clean, well kept. Staff and Rangers are very friendly and helpful, very knowledgeable about the area. Other reviews mention only 3.2 alcohol, but that rule has changed! ;) Great Hiking and Views, we watched the fireworks for 4th of July in Estes from one of the trails. Large bear boxes fit 2+ coolers. It was full for the holiday week/end, but staff mentioned that there's usually a lot of availability during the week. Have stayed in the cabins in years past, they are nice with gas fireplace for heat, and gas cookers in the cabin. No bedding, but beds are large and soft.
Gorgeous sunsets, so close to Estes and Rocky Mountain National Park. Hidden Gem in a busy tourist town!!
Nice, spaced out campsites. Campsites average prices, but they add an entrance fee to the park for each day on top of the fee. Not much for wildlife. Lots of families with screaming children.
This campsite was pretty enough (in the woods, not much of a mountain view), but it was mostly a negative in our group's eyes. The rangers walked by LITERALLY every 30 minutes to an hour max. They will get on to you about EVERY SINGLE THING - we were a group of 40something adults with a few kids. Very well behaved - playing cornhole and other games, and just sitting around talking. They will reprimand you for having alcohol above 3.2 (seriously, is this Prohibition era??), even if you aren't drunk. They will reprimand you for your voice carrying at 9pm - Um, hi, it's the woods. Even if we are talking in our lowest tone possible, voices carry. They will reprimand you for dog being off leash even if said dog is lying passed out right next to you on the ground.They will reprimand you for basically every single possible thing. It sucked. And the campsites are quite close together, so be prepared for little to no privacy if you're next to strangers. Would not recommend, there are TONS better campgrounds out there.
Very nice campground. Spacious sites, fire pits, picnic tables.
Night 1: Dont be dumb and leave anything out. I was, I left out my water jug, a bear bit it open. Everything else is amazing here! We're staying in the Bobcat loop. Fire pits are 1 of the best I've seen. Its also a quick drive into Estes, and the Cherry place is not too far in the other direction.
Loved this campground! Clean, beautiful, primitive, private. Great geographical features and nice sites.
Camped in the Granite Gulch loop which is about 3 miles down the road after the ranger station. Plenty of trees, even some columbine flowers at the campsite. There's a vault toilet in the loop (no electricity, bring a flashlight!), looks like bear boxes are in the process of being built, and potable water is provided from a spigot back at the group pavilion (a few minutes drive down the road). Super easy to get in to Estes and do day trips to RMNP, plus Kruger Rock trail is a great hike right within Hermit Park.
No cell service until you get in to Estes.
Can buy firewood and ice at the ranger station, and they also have a pay machine outside that takes credit cards for the day pass, if they're closed.