Jennifer L.

Thornton, CO

Joined March 2018

Camping is my happy place.

Rustic Setting

Very rustic campground. No hook ups, Vault toilets available. ATV trails nearby. Some sites have zero shade, others are well shaded - I suggest getting satellite view to find well shaded spot. Sites are not very level and we had a heck of a time getting our 26' Travel Trailer level here - so bring lots of blocks/boards. Beautiful pine and there was always a great breeze. Small campground and pretty remote so come well prepared as there is no nearby ammenities if you forget something or need medical attention.

Small and Quiet

Great little campground. You can also rent a Teepee or Yurt to stay in. Vault toilets are available. Electric hook ups at all sites. Reservoir waterfront sites are best as these are the shaded sites. Reservoir is good for fishing but you cannot boat or swim. Short ride away is Carter Lake where you can spend the day on the swim beach or boating. Flatiron Campground is very quiet. We have stayed here multiple times with friends at multiple sites.

City Camping at it's Best

Great campground here at this state park. We have always stayed in the Arapahoe Group Loop for holiday weekends. Arapahoe Group Loop has a great pavillion with outdoor kitchen and bathroom. Overall Camper amenities are great and very clean. Many well shaded individual sites are available. Campsites are far from other park amenities like Dog Park, Shooting Range, Marina. Swim beach is a 10 minute walk-able distance from campground. Recommend driving to get around the park.

Rocky Mountain High - Coloradooooo!

Best of National Park camping ! This was a great weekend. We camped in our 26' Travel Trailer

Pros: Stunning Views, Clean Campground, Bear Boxes available at almost all tent sites. Small stream to fish at the entrance to campground. Great trails to hike close to campground. Shuttle stop at Campground to get around the park.

Cons: No electric Hooks Ups, No Shade, Close to Neighbors, Dump Station in awkward place. Site said it would fit our camper…it did but it was tight getting in and out due to big boulders along site.

Lots to do in Rocky Mountain National Park. I suggest a picnic lunch at Tuxedo Picnic Area along the stream. Afternoon trip down to Estes Park is always fun. Can't wait to go here again!

Peace in the Ponderosa Forest

Beautiful campground. Not a bad site in the whole park. Very clean and good space between sites. We stayed in a 26' travel trailer. Electric hookups available. Sites are all paved back-in or pull thru and pretty level. Great level gravel areas to pitch tent as well at each site. This is bear country. No bear boxes available, so bring your own or lock in car. Great hiking trails of all abilities. Great visitor center. Fishing only available w/ .5-2.5 mile hike into back country. Close to lots of activities in Cripple Creek Woodland Park etc.

It will do...

Camp Sites are pull thru and you are right up on your neighbor. Our site was all gravel. Swim beach is great.

Camping on the Colorado Plains

Great for families. Wind can be an issue, so always put down awnings/canopies and secure belongings before leaving site. Bugs can be an issue. Low lake levels and green water can be an issue later in summer season. Some sites are well shaded , others are zero shade. Check google satellite images to find sites that are good for shade. Sites are good sized. Campground kept relatively clean. Great for fishing and boating.

Best of City Camping

Close proximity to the highway. Clean level spots. Geared more towards RV camping. Pros: great views of the foothills. Lots of park amenities like horse stables, archery range, swim beach, boat rentals, hiking trails, picnic areas. Con: Orange glow of Home Depot sign at night and no shade during the day. Your camping reservation (strongly recommended) includes park admission.