Bogan Flats is a great campground if you want to get away. Great for singles and families. Most campsites are large and allow for several families to one site. They were also semi private. The sites next to the river are the best. The sites closer to the entrance and on the river offer the best shade. My site #25 was next to the water and is an excellent spot for RVs, allowing you to drive through and park. There wasn’t a lot of shade though. At this altitude the heat wouldn’t be a big deal except the weekend we went the temps were in the 90’s. It’s about a 40 minutes drive to Aspen, 20 minutes to Carbondale (and phone connectivity), and 30 minutes to Glenwood Springs. Sleeping next to the roar or the river was wonderful. Each site offers a bear box, picnic table, and campfire rings. The vault toilets are kept clean. There is a faucet for drinking water and dishes. Its a fly fisherman’s heaven. I definitely will be back!
We come here every year. The kids like to play in the reservoir and ride their bikes around it or around the campground. A lot of the sites are closer than I would prefer. You can find a few sites that offer more privacy. The negative is that there is a lot of lose dirt where you cook and eat. Also even though there is a ten o’clock curfew, I’ve been there when it’s ignored and people are partying.
The bathrooms are okay. Pretty clean. They have well water for dishes and it’s drinkable. No showers.
If you plan early for July 4th you can watch fireworks from your site.
I loved camping here. Some of the campsites require a short walk. We camped with two of our children. Our site was more secluded then other sites. I noticed that some of the sites required walking up a steep hill.
I loved that we could hear the roar of the river nearby. Added to a restful sleep. The toilets were very clean. No showers. There are bear boxes at every site. Everyone seemed friendly. I will definitely be back.