This is a National Forest campground about 2 miles south of Lake George, CO. There are no hookups or dump stations. There is a hand pump water available near the campground host's spot. As far as dry camping locations go, this is one of the best that I have been to. The spots are well spread out. Nearly all spots but #20 have ample shade. There is a nice trail on the west side of the campground where you can hike up to see Eleven Mile Canyon. There are only one or two sights available that accommodate larger RV or trailers. Our spot was #19 which could accommodate our 30' Class C with no problem. You could easily put a 40' RV in the spot. If you are going to camp in a smaller trailer, there are a lot of slots that will accommodate you. The camp hosts were very nice and the vault toilets were very clean (probably the best I have ever used). Access to Eleven Mile canyon is about 1/2 mile north of the campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The long gravel driveway kept the highway noise to a minimum, so sitting outside was quite pleasant. The roads and sites are all gravel. Our long pull-through site was terraced into the hill with a few others. We did need a couple blocks to level left to right. Larger lower flat sites were also pull-throughs for larger motor homes. Tent sites were close to each other but made private with bushes and trees. Many RV sites had shade, we did not. The bathhouse with old-school showers with double shower curtains were very clean. The campground has only one bathhouse/restroom building. The laundry had 4 top-load washers and 4 front load dryers -and was not busy. The recreation room had a large TV and pool table. Hot free coffee is provided all day long. Nice hosts provided over 15 weekend breakfast choices. Beef brisket dinner was smoked, but cut too thick. Eating at ice cream social and root beer floats were a nice way to wind down watching beautiful sunsets. One evening, a team of horses pulled wagon rides for no cost. We enjoyed driving the beautiful Cottonwood Canyon and fishing along the headwaters of the Arkansas River. Looks like a nice place to enjoy river rafting on the Arkansas and other Colorado rivers. Good Verizon phone and MiFi connections. We would return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Sites now can be reserved online. The long gravel road to the campgrounds is in many places just 1 car wide and with guard rails along the river, but everyone was courteous and we drove through the 3 tunnels with ease. The pull-through sites are basically wide areas in the road, so we chose a back-in site. Many sites have a tree for shade. This is a quiet campground, with little noise coming from the reservoir campground above the dam. The campground hosts were very nice and as we were leaving suggested other places in Colorado to see and fish. No Verizon phone and MiFi connections. We will return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
There are nine separate and distinct campgrounds in Eleven Mile State Park. This review is for North Shore Campground. Dry camping, no hookups. Pull through and back-in spaces. There are five loops, two of the loops are close to the marina, the other three loops are farther down. All loops have a good view of the marina or the reservoir. The rangers tell me that people prefer the "farther away" loops to be "away from it all." I stayed in Loop A, which directly overlooked the marina. Each spot has a very nice picnic table and fire ring. However, there isn't a lot of privacy between the sites. I highly recommend site 246 in the "C" loop. This site overlooks a small cove (kind of romantic!) and has the most privacy, but that's not saying much. There are also some good spots in Loops D and E that are right on the reservoir. None of the sites have any shade. Caution, it can get very windy here! There is one dump station (that serves all nine campgrounds within Eleven Mile), but there is no rinsing hose there. The toilets are all "vault" type. Verizon Air Card (4G) worked a little sluggish. Verizon cell phone and Verizon wireless land line (I have both) worked good here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pros: Pretty lake view. Cons: Sites can be very uneven due to site pads washing out. Needed to leave early for a long drive home, and found a dump station gate locked at 7:15. Unbeknownst to us, the dump station gate is not unlocked till 8:00. Never came across this problem in all of my camping. There was no water to clean hoses at dump station either. Plan accordingly. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The views of the lake and surrounding area are great. However, the park needs some serious upgrading. The roads within the campground need to be repaved. In the section of the campground where we stayed there were no showers and the toilets were vault type. There are apparently some showers and flush toilets at the campground entrance which was about 1/2 a mile from our section of the campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a state park on a beautiful reservoir, however, unless you have a site on the outside of the loops, you have very close neighbors. There is very little grass and no trees, just mostly dirt. The sites are not very level. When we camped here, the campground was full, with lots of kids and dogs. There is a weak Verizon signal and no available channels via the antenna. It is a remote area, without grocery stores or reasonable fuel. That said, it is a fishing/boating paradise with the "dream stream" just a short drive away. It would be a wonderful place in the off season. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is our fourth time to camp at Eleven Mile St. Park. We stayed 9 days. It is convenient to the S. Platte River and several great trout fishing lakes in the South Park area of Colorado. The state park is well run, with very helpful rangers. The Rocky Ridge facilities - pit toilets, central restrooms, showers & laundry are very clean and maintained. The Rocky Ridge Campground has 3 loops with electric only (no water or sewer connections). The other loops have no connections. RVer's must fill their water tanks before setting up and then refill by hand if they run out of water. We used our RV shower, sinks & potty sparingly (there is a pit toilet in each loop). A little inconvenience is worth the beautiful area and lakes. We will be back next summer. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We're fulltimers, and Colorado has pretty much out-priced us. $16 for a dry camping spot plus an additional $7/day for a park pass for a total of $23 is just too steep for no hookups. We hiked the parks trails and found the directional signs had been torn off the posts. The campground dirt roads were very rough and tight for our rig. The weekenders made the dust a real problem. The views and solitude make this a place worth another consideration for the price. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Probably good if you like water sports, but lack of shade and trees mean the only view you have is the reservoir and neighboring campers. The kids enjoyed the playground. Real windy. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Breathtaking views if you stay in this campground. However, the road through all five loops is steep and dicey with turns. Pull through and back-in spaces. Loops A, B, and D have the electrical connections. Electric only, no sewer or water. There are water faucets and pumps located sparsely throughout the loops. However, the water faucets are rather close to and practically located inside some of the camp sites. The way the water faucets are situated, someone could get "territorial" with the faucet, or you will feel like you are intruding on a camp site if you want water. There is one dump station that serves all nine campgrounds (within Eleven Mile State Park), but there is no rinsing hose there. Caution, it can get very windy here! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The $24 rate does NOT include the price of either a pass or a daily fee for a motorized vehicle. If you are a motorhome towing, you can now (started in 2010) get a free pass for the towed vehicle. You will be on County Road 92 for about the last five miles to the park entrance. This road is in *terrible* condition with many, many potholes and sand on the road margins creating ripples, humps and bumps. We were keeping the speed of our 40' coach to about 30 mph or less. The interior roads of 11 Mile SP (Rocky Ridge campground) are good to poor. The sites in Loop D (at least) were very unlevel. Still, the views are nice and it was so quiet at night, we had trouble sleeping (we were primarily camping near Interstate highways for the previous two weeks and used to traffic noise). We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is in a beautiful location. The views are great. There is lake access where you can take a kayak, canoe or a power boat. There is a file mile hiking trail. We did have cell service and WiFi with our Verizon service. The roads into the park are in terrible condition with lots of washboard and potholes. The pull through sites are large and each has a picnic table. The availability of water is limited. There was no water in D loop. The dump station has no water so you must use your outdoor shower to rinse. The restrooms and showers are in the main registration building, a long way from your site. Also has only 8 showers for the entire campground. There are pit toilets in each loop. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is filled every weekend from Memorial Day until it closes the day after Labor Day. There is a friendly and helpful host. My high rating is for the tent sites--probably the best in the state, the scenery, the large camp sites and the hiking trails. This is a Forest Service campground. There are no hookups. There is a dump at a nearby campground. The RV sites are widely spaced, but there is no shade. Rigs over 35 feet will have a hard time fitting into a site. There are 360 degree spectacular views. Fill your water tank in advance. The only water on site is hand pumped. Reservations are available and required for weekends. The vault toilets are clean. There are no showers. This is a place for people who love camping and the outdoors. Man made amenities are in short supply here. The nightly rate is with a Golden Age pass. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a forest service campground. There are no hookups. The 3 pull-thru sites are on the creek. However, they are really just wide spots in the road. That said they are private and pretty special. Most of the other RV sites are short and open with no shade. But they have wonderful scenery 360 degrees of it. All have picnic tables tables and fire rings. It is the tents sites that justify the high rating--they are actually a 10 plus. The hiking is also a 10. Wonderful trails!! Trail rides are available just down the rode. Horses are in good condition and gentle. To reach the camp ground take Hwy 24W make a right on CR 77 (less than a mile from Lake George). It is paved. Follow it for 13 miles. The last 7 miles have lots of pot holes. The campground is poorly marked so starting looking for it on the right when you pass the little white school house (looks like a church). Turn right at the end of the white fence just pass the old school. Roads in the campground are good. Tent people will need reservations for the 8 walk in sites. RVers probably can get in without reservations during the week. This campground is full every weekend. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Showed up without reservations with 37' RV for Elk hunt. Very nice owners. Easy pull-through full service site allowed for trailer, tow truck, and brothers truck behind. Our easy access site did not have trees, but many other sites did. Will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the best park I have ever been to. The owners and managers are very friendly and helpful. It is clean, shady, and comfortable. The potluck dinner on Saturday night is fantastic. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is not a fancy RV park by any means but it is the only one in the immediate area and a pleasant surprise to encounter. Sites are mostly grass or gravel and there are plenty of shade trees and a large open grassy area. Restrooms are clean and basic with a "summer camp" feeling-painted cement floors, cold water only for the hand basins and home made decorations. There is no laundry room, TV, Internet, or other amenities of that type. There is an on site host who was very helpful. The check-in was easy and the owner friendly and pleasant. We will definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.