This public campground situated within a natural area, and it is surrounded by small lakes and affluent residential neighborhoods. We stayed here over Labor Day weekend 2013, and fellow campers courteous and respectful of others. Campground rules are strictly enforced. From Interstate I-25 at Exit 257 take US Highway 34 west-bound (towards the mountains) for 3.4-miles, turn north on Madison Avenue in Loveland Colorado, and follow the brown signs to Boyd Lake State Park. This RV campground offers convenient access to shopping, restaurants, fuel, flee-markets and antique stores in both Loveland and Fort Collins, Colorado. The campground is 10-minutes away from the south-side of Fort Collins, which is known for its microbreweries, Colorado State University, bicycle events, and its unique Historic Downtown. The campground is close to McKee Medical Center, Medical Center of the Rockies, the Fort Collins Harmony Campus of Poudre Valley Hospital. It is a one-hour drive to Denver International Airport or downtown Denver. Boyd Lake is normally a one-hour road trip on US Highway 34 to Estes Park Colorado, which is the eastern entrance into Rocky Mountain National Park. However, US34 was severely damaged by flash-floods in 2013. Travelers should check with the Colorado Department of Transportation before planning access to Rocky Mountain National Park via US34. Fortunately, Boyd Lake State Park was not affected by the 2013 flood. Boyd Lake is more convenient to Loveland, south Fort Collins, Rocky Mountain National Park and Denver International Airport than campgrounds north of Fort Collins. Many campground sites have shade trees and views of Boyd Lake to the east or the front-range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains to the west. Boyd Lake has a swim beach, beach house, boat ramps, and a variety of opportunities for fishing and boating. Boyd Lake campground has modern bathhouses with showers, playgrounds and a small laundry, all of which are well maintained. There are paved bicycle and hiking trails that link into the extensive paved trail system that covers all of Fort Collins, including connections to mountain-bike trails on public lands in foothills. 50-amp power is reliable. Potable water is from an excellent municipal source, with numerous hydrants located throughout the campground; almost no sites have sewer or potable water hookups. All sites are paved pull-throughs in the 40-foot to 60-foot range. Our 40-foot site adequately accommodated our 40-foot motorhome plus our Jeep Wrangler. However, travelers with larger motorhomes should select the larger sites. All internal campground roads are paved. Verizon voice coverage is a little on the weak-side but adequate. There is no campground Wi-Fi, but our Verizon MiFi connection to the internet was strong. The campground is open all year, and it is popular with local families on summer weekends. If you arrive after office hours, be sure to purchase the daily entry pass ($8 per day) at the self-service station just beyond the campground entrance; otherwise, you risk a $52.50 citation. Do not wait until the office opens next morning because this policy is strictly enforced at 8:00 AM. You can purchase an annual pass for $70 ($60 for Colorado residents 64 years or older), and thereby avoid the $8 daily access fee. The annual pass also reduces campground fees by $3 per day on weekdays. There are a few unadvertised sites with full hookups that are available for $26/day; they cannot be reserved, and they are only available on a first-come first-serviced basis. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great place for an overnight. Easy on/off from I25 but far enough that you don't have road noise. More like a manicured city park than a state park. Sites were easy to get into. If the park had been full sites might seem close but it was only half full when we visited. There is a nice paved bike/walk around the lake. Swimming beach is closed due to low water. Rate reflects Aspen Pass discount. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here just for a quick weekend getaway and enjoyed ourselves. The park was nearly empty with only 5 other rigs and one was the park host. We did not look at the bathrooms since the ones close to us were closed for the season. The bathhouse in between loop E and F were open, but we didn't look in them. The lake is still very low due to drought, but the fishing was good from shore. Not much privacy between sites, but most are large pull throughs which should accommodate most rigs. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park, but real dry this year, as the lake is down a lot. We camped here in September and the campground was close to full. You do not need a reservation but having one will get you a better site, since they now assign you one which may or may not be great. I got assigned one with bees in it, so walked around and found another that was unoccupied and was allowed to switch. We used to be able to just go in and pick a site that was unused and then go and register, which I prefer since there are several sites that do not have shade. I think it is the best place in the area to camp, if you do not mind not having water and sewer hooked up. Bathroom and showers are real nice and clean, but have to pay 75 cents for the shower. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is our park of choice in the Loveland / Ft. Collins area. The sites are large, paved, with cement pads, picnic tables, & fire rings. The ranger was a little too gung ho (for example, he made our 80 year old guest move his car from one of MANY empty sites next to ours to the overflow parking about a block away; this was ridiculous). The bad parts of camping in the CO State Park system are four-fold: 1.) The timed/pay showers make it difficult for me to assist my disabled sister with a shower. 2.) You have to pick a site unseen when making your reservation online. If you don't like it, too bad. I am very particular about my sites. 3.) You need a daily park pass ($8/day) in addition to the camping fee to camp there. We bought a $70 annual pass because it made more economic sense for us based on the number of days we were staying in the park system this year. 4.) Each park's reservation system is independent so you can't cancel one park to choose another park in the system without losing your fee. All parks use the same reservation system so this should be allowed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sadly, the 2012 summer drought has drained the lake to such a low level in August, that swimming is not allowed and the marina is closed weekdays. There were still some private boats out, but the campground was not nearly as busy as normal. We could have saved the $10 online reservation fee and just shown up. Wasn't even worth paying the $20 campsite fee plus the $8 entry, due to the lake and the 99 degree heat. Wonderful bike paths and some decent shade in some sites: we liked loop A, tho it sure wasn't level. Bathrooms were awesome for a state park, though you have to pay at least 75c for a shower. They even have a nice laundry room. Will try again next year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I believe all the sites are pull through and spacious. The park has a great swimming beach. Electric only, but you can't beat the price for Loveland. Not far off the beaten path, very easy to get to in any rig. We'll stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Dr Phil should question the designer of this CG. "What were you thinking?" Most of the sites are crazy narrow 'crescent' shaped pull throughs impossible to use for anything longer than a medium sized class C without having to go on the precious little grass. Trees are few though it appears to be an elderly CG with a few mature trees. It is a busy place weekends with most users being locals there for the use of the lake. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very lovely State Park with lake access and very nice facilities. Electric hook-up only. Booking fees and State Park Entry Fee distorts the daily rate if you are staying short term. Staying several nights would be a better value. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Colorado has a great state park system. This park is well maintained and clean but was not built to accommodate big rigs.You can squeeze one in but it isn't easy. As noted in other postings, the sites do not have water or sewer. Access to potable water is not at the dump station and is not clearly marked when you enter the park so you may want to ask about access for your loop as you pay your entrance fee. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Perhaps I would be able to rate the park better if a few key factors were improved. When we checked in we were told to pick any site we wanted without a tag, that there were plenty open (mid-week). This would have been great except the camp hosts had not pulled the old tags by 4:30PM so it was very difficult to see what was available. Also in order to get into sites on the left side of the loop, you have to go in from the left, but the site posts are in the center lane. There are very few water access points and a fellow camper had it hooked up directly to his trailer. Again the camp hosts drove by and said nothing. Fireworks were being shot off after quiet hours in late July. On the positive side, the office attendant easily refunded our site fee after we decided to only stay one night. Be sure to follow brown state park signs to entrance: US 34 West to Madison street. This is primarily used by boaters. Sites are close together, the crescent pull-through sites are awkward and little shade at many sites. Probably would be fine if you knew which site to choose. Used the swim beach and it was clean. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Always a favorite place! Swim beach was not open yet, so it was quieter than usual despite a full campground! No fire bans in effect, so campfires are OK! Showers/restrooms were clean and well maintained. Grounds were beautiful and everything was green! We will return again! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very popular park in the summer because of the large lake. If you want to stay over on a summer weekend you must reserve a space well in advance. We stayed two weeks in space 146 (F loop). I recommend the E or F loops since there is less traffic and if you are out near the lake end you still have a reasonable view of the lake. There are a couple of small shower/restroom buildings and one large one with a laundry but they can be heavily used and get a bit dirty even though the hosts work hard to keep them clean. This is a place to come if you have a bicycle as there are many bike paths that nor only cover the whole park area but also go all the way into Loveland. As with all Colorado state parks, there is a $6 daily fee to enter so consider buying a annual pass if you plan to stay in any of them for more than a week or so. This lets you come and go as you please. This is an electric only park so plan to manage both sewer and fresh water on your own for your stay. There are several fresh water taps on each loop and a main sewer dump at the entrance to the camping area. The sites here are all pull-through but were designed for an earlier era and are curved so it can be hard to position a large fifth wheel trailer (ours is 35 ft.) and still have room for your tow vehicle. Some sites are better maintained than others and the worse ones can be muddy when it rains. The A and B loops tend to be better maintained but more popular (the main shower/bath building is between these loops and that means lots of traffic by those sites). All sites have a fire ring and table and a few have some shade. Again, the A and B loops tend to have the most mature trees.
We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Totally agree with the other reviewers. This was a gem of a find! We stayed for 2 nights at this park while getting our RV serviced in nearby Loveland, but could easily have stayed much longer. All sites are paved pull-though and have electric hookups, bench and grill. Can easily accommodate the largest rigs. Flush toilets and coin-operated showers. The surrounding park has miles of hiking & biking trails, plus swimming, lake activities etc. It was only a 5-min walk from our site to the lake. Note that the park does have a $7/night entrance fee that goes on top of the reservation. Totally pet-friendly and gorgeous surroundings. We'd definitely come back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Absolutely a great park! We had a great time surrounded by a beautiful park! Sites are 20/30/50 amp only but water is available in places throughout the park and a dump station is close. Our site #18 was typical of the sites and was great! Curved, paved pull-through with plenty of room for our 33ft trailer and tow vehicle (easy to keep all wheels on the pavement despite a previous poster!). Good room between neighbors. Many sites like ours have good shade, but some have more than others. It's only a 5 minute walk to the lake/swim beach area along paved paths. Swim beach can get crowded on weekends, so get your spot early! The beach area has a pizza place and coffee shop on site. The marina is a bit small, but the shop has lots of stuff for sale. A neat thing the marina store does is they have a truck with ice and firewood that cruises the campground in the evening if you need any! Shower facilities are new and in excellent shape! This park is very well cared for and it shows! We definitely will return! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This park is a delight! We had only electric, but our surroundings were beautiful and the restrooms and showers were excellent. The grounds were very well kept and very close to a lake with great paved paths. We were in a travel trailer and would love to spend more time there. The campground hosts were very cordial. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Although the only hook up available is electricity, this park is an amazing find. There are water spigots located throughout the park so water isn't really a problem. The sites are large and all pull through. There are picnic tables and fire rings on every site. Boyd Lake is a small lake that allows watercraft of all types, fishing, and swimming. There are limited shade trees, but this is a comfortable park to stay at. As in all Colorado State Parks, you must have a day use permit for each of your vehicles. Labor Day weekend finds every spot taken by every sort of camper: from tents to class A motorhomes, but because the sites are so large you really don't feel cramped. Satellite and Verizon phone service are no problem. The park is 10 minutes from I-25. Highly recommend the park for a day or a week. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Electric only sites. You have to move to take on water, bit of a nuisance. In addition you have to pay a daily or annual pass to use a Colorado state park. As a state park it doesn't match parks in other states. Bit pricey for what it offers. Some sites, including ours, became waterlogged when it rained. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed our week long stay here. The sites are electric hookup only but they have ample restroom facilities with pay showers and the dump station is conveniently located. Interior roads are paved as are the sites. The pull through sites are strangely angled - almost like a crescent shape - which made it a bit of a challenge to fit a 40 foot motor home in a 45 foot space while keeping all 4 wheels on the pavement. Unlike the previous reviewer, we had only positive contacts with the park staff and campground host. We visited Rocky Mountain National Park, Fort Colins, Greeley and Loveland using Boyd Lake as a home base. All are easily accessible from this campground. Be aware that on top of the nightly camping fee Colorado charges a daily fee for all motorized vehicles. This includes your tow vehicle and, in our case the motor home (even though it never left the site) The fee at Boyd Lake is $6 per vehicle per day. We are staying at enough Colorado State Parks that we offset this cost by purchasing annual pass -$60 per year for first vehicle, $25 for the second. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has the potential to be outstanding; however, the management needs to address several issues. The paved spaces are ten feet wide and are all curved pull-thrus. The requirement there is that all four wheels must be resting on the pavement-- not an easy trick to accomplish. We ended up with both the front and rear overhangs of the coach hanging out over the grass. The hosts are the worst case of park-Nazi's that we have ever encountered. They literally sit at their campsite and watch everyone in the park. We parked with one outside dual wheel half on and half off the pavement (but not touching the recessed grass) and before I shut the coach off the host was at our site telling us to re-park. I would not stay here again until the sites are either widened or straightened, and until the hosts are replaced with supportive ones. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clean and convenient to northern Colorado (Loveland, Greeley, Fort Collins). Reservations needed for weekends as it is a popular local site. During the week first-come, first serve no problem. Some sites have shade trees with centralized water taps, central dump site. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice place to spend the weekend. Park rangers made their presence known, so we didn't have to contend with the loud drinking crowd as you do at other local campgrounds (Horsetooth, Carter, etc..) Sites were kept very clean. It is one of only a few campgrounds like this with flush toilets and showers. Little to no privacy and you are fairly close to your neighbor, but we like this campground as a nice, close, weekend get away. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have gone here the past two years for jet skiing. I highly recommend that water activities be done during the week instead of the weekend as it is zoo on the weekends. Since this is an irrigation lake, the water levels will drop dramatically later on in the season if it is a dry year. The end of June/early July seems to have plenty of water for water activities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
To us, this is a nice place to visit in the winter but campsites are however very narrow and small, fire pits are too close to RV's and driving through the area while staying on the paved road can be tough for some. This place looks like it is lots of fun in the summer but also looks like it could be way too congested and noisy on the weekends. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Even though water levels were down during our stays at Boyd Lake, every visit has been pleasant. The campground is clean and the paved bike trail network allows for a smooth ride. Water levels are back up since 2005 and we plan to return with our RV, tow car, and boats to get out on the water this coming summer for a couple weekend excursions. Quite and nice, just the way we like things. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Carter Lake - South Shore Campground. Very clean, waterfront with boat ramp and dock. The folks working there were extremely friendly. Our site was a pull through with plenty of room. Bushes and small tree between the pull-through sites allowed for some privacy. Fishing is supposed to be pretty good. Shade throughout the campground. Nice. Nice hiking trail in the woods, along the Westside of the lake. We will stay here again. Enjoy! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a small, clean, older park. The manager is very friendly and helpful. The park has many long-term residents, but the sites are kept clean and neat. There were many dogs, but they were very quiet. Carter Valley road is very busy starting at about 5:00AM, so lots of traffic noise. The sites are narrow, but level as in most older parks. Power is adequate, and some sites have 50A. The nightly fee reflects the monthly rate of $415/month including electric. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground was OK. Sites were very close together. Slides were almost touching. Very little space to park tow. On the plus side, this CG is not far from Estes Park and RMNP. Sites are level. We would stay here as again as a last resort. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We moved here after a bad experience at another Loveland Park and were so happy to find such a lovely little campground to spend a few days. Linda - the owner - was extremely friendly and accommodating and there is a little store attached to the office if you need to replenish some basics. The park is small and sites aren't huge, but there is plenty of room for big rigs to maneuver. There is a nice view of mountains and horse ranch with plenty of grassy area for walking pets, no trains and quiet road so it was extremely quiet at night. Roads and sites are gravel, but they are big stones so there wasn't much dust at all, and picnic tables with shade trees were provided at most sites. Wi-Fi was a little slow, but faster than our data card. There were what looked like some seasonal residents, but they were all quiet and neat - one site looked really nice! So they weren't a detractor at all. We planned on staying one night, but because it was so quiet, friendly and pretty, we ended up staying 4 nights and hated to leave. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a campground just off Hwy 34 on the route to Rocky Mountains National Park. We intended to stay in Estes Park, but after driving up there later, we were glad we stopped sooner. The roads past this campground become much curvier and are somewhat of a challenge if you are tired of driving as we were. Estes Park is a touristy town and the streets are a little narrow. Apparently there are plenty of campgrounds up there tho. Carter Lake was plenty adequate, some sites not level. Looked to be more seasonal than permanent parties here, but it didn't detract. We were so tired we didn't even ask about Wi-Fi, but I saw someone using a laptop, so it's possible they had it. There's a little "store" inside the office to pick up some necessities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We've camped at this campground a couple of times and it is one of our favorites. Great lake views and plenty of pine trees. Spot was fairly level and there's good separation between spots. There is a new bathroom with flush toilets and pay showers within this campground. Marina and store are right across the highway, unfortunately the highway can get loud at times, but not unbearable. Dump station is quite a drive down the hill. If you're considering this campground, or Flatiron or Horsetooth, the yearly county pass might be worth the money instead of the $7/day fee that is extra above the camping nightly fee. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very odd campground. This is a public campground operated by Larimer County. Beautiful view of Carter Lake from our campsite. It appears no ground keeping is performed within the campground. The grass was several feet tall. The gravel sites were washed out. It was a challenge access the pull through site in our 40' motorhome. No shower houses. The fresh water and dump station were 5 miles away at one of the park entrances. I didn't use it but I think you had to feed quarters into a machine for fresh water. Very nice privately operated marina across the street. A lovely 30 minute drive to Rocky Mountain National Park. Except for the availability of electricity, I would consider this a primitive campground. $20.00 a night was not bad, but the county also charges $7.00/day for you tow vehicle. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have been full timing for two years, and this was the first time we actually did not stay. After driving through the park and noticing the spaces were very close together and several residences that were not in great shape, we paid the cancellation fee and left. The park needs some work; spaces and the full time residences needed to be cleaned up. We made the reservation in advance as we would be attending a wedding in Boulder. Ended up staying elsewhere which was much nicer than this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not a place for overnighters. Bathrooms were more or less clean, but small. Very hard to navigate even our small 23 foot travel trailer into such a small space (12). We would not stay here again unless all other options were ruled out. The lady that checked us in was quite helpful. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great place! Friendly staff – I would have taken 2 days to wedge our 5th-wheel into Site #11 without staff help. We were just happy to get the place, since it is quite in-demand in the spring and summer. The rate shown is based on a weekly rate. It is a small park, but clean and convenient to the foothill of the Rockies and Loveland. Bathroom/showers were cozy, but clean: 4 of 5. Verizon was 2 of 5 bars. Head back into Loveland 2 minutes for the Devil’s Backbone Open Area. Great walks and glorious views! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I spent last spring and summer at Fireside RV Park. This is a family owned and operated park, and everyone was always very friendly, helpful, and gracious. I will be returning this spring and summer and am very much looking forward to returning. It is well maintained, has Wi-Fi, cable, and very clean facilities. I highly recommend Fireside!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The owners/hosts were very friendly and helpful. The RV park is idealy located for both access to Rocky Mt. National Park and Loveland. But, this is a park for long timers and not ideal for overnighters or for those staying for a week for these two reasons. The only spots are in the middle of the rather small park, so everyone goes by you, and it is dusty. Then it is quite noisy at night. Our longterm neighbor started his pickup every morning at 5:00 A.M. and idled it for 15 minutes. (Every Morning!) Then there are people coming and going all night long, slamming doors and waking us up all night long. I like the people and the location, but I would never stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Based on the review of the 42' motorhome, we tried this campground in our 45' motorhome. In my mind, "big rig friendly" means there is enough room to maneuver a big rig without stopping, turning, backing up, pulling forward, turning, backing up, pulling forward, etc. Also, "pull-thru" means the space is accessible without unhooking your tow vehicle and when you leave you pull forward "thru" the spot. In this campground, non of this was the case. We had to unhook and do a 3-point turn in order to get into the site. When we left in the morning, we had to back out of the site or run over the rock and scrape the pole that was right there. The spaces were extremely small, barely 12' between the sewer hook-up and the concrete pad they had for a patio. The site we were assigned was an "end unit" so our patio was basically in the driveway with absolutely no privacy whatsoever. Good points - hosts were friendly and helpful and Wi-Fi was the fastest wifi I've ever come across! However, sorry to say, friendly and fast wifi do not make up for tight conditions and misrepresentation so we will never ever stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I read the reviews on this RV Park before we made reservations and I would have to stay that many of the reviews are misleading. Many said that the site are narrow and small. But we travel in our 42' bus that has four slides and we had no problem getting into our site. The people are very friendly and helped us get into the site and showed us where the hook-up were. The laundry area was very clean. We have traveled from one side of this country to the other and we have stayed in parks that the sites were close (can't open your slide-out) and this park was not like that. We had a great time and would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We needed to be in the area for a couple of months and this park has the best rate. The rate is monthly with electric at .11 a KWH. Some of the sites are really close and some aren't. We are in site 8 with a nice view of a meadow with a deer that visits out the back window. The owners are really nice and friendly, and the wifi works good. The cable TV gets about 16 channels so I have my dish out. Good cell phone reception on AT&T. Lots to do in the area and especially if you enjoy sculpture and art. Rocky Mt. Park is 22 miles up the canyon which is a nice drive. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is ok for a stop over but so crowded with campers that it's like being in a sardine can. The host was friendly and helped me get into a very narrow pull through: after a forward and backward trying to get turned around so I could get into the spot. I wound up scraping the back of my vehicle with the trailer trying to turn too short. I would not recommend this campground to anyone if they can afford to stay anywhere else as the campers are too close together and parked every which-way. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed three nights in a 35 ft 5th wheel with 3 slides. Our spot was # 1 and was a little tight getting into but the owner guided me right in with no problem. We enjoyed the shaded spot and it was close to bathrooms and laundry room. There is easy access to the Rocky Mountain National Park about 24 miles away. It was very quiet with a very friendly helpful staff. I will be staying here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I was there for a month, hence low nightly rate. It is close to Loveland and 22 miles from Estes Park (Rocky Mountain Nat Park) so very convenient. They have a friendly and helpful staff. Rigs are very close together so there is not much personal space. Heavy cottonwood fluffs were coming off the trees and getting everywhere when I was there. There was a laundry available. Wi-fi worked well. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We've stayed at Fireside on numerous occasions and have found the park to be the best yet for their size. The owners are very friendly and always willing to help with whatever problem may arise. Also, they have the cleanest laundry room that I have yet to visit. Many times I've found it necessary to clean off washers and dryers before I could use them, so it's refreshing to walk into such a clean place. The visiting wildlife is exciting and often times amusing. We always feel welcome and comfortable. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We checked these out on the internet and the location was great and it looked nice. We told them we had a slide and the size of the trailer, plus the truck. When we got there they backed us into the area and we were horrified. We actually couldn't fit. Everyone was crammed into the area, and there were plenty of permanent residents. Very scary and the guy realized we had a slide and that there was no way we would fit even width wise. We were relieved as they said there was a no refund policy and we had paid for four nights. This was a family emergency trip so we should have checked them out better. I would not recommend this site to anyone to camp at in a travel trailer or RV. I can not say what the cabins were like. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We paid $26.50 per night when reserved. When we arrived we learned that we needed a Larimer County Access pass to camp. Rates are $6 per night, $80 yearly, or as we did, bought a senior rate yearly pass for $35. So our 6 day stay cost was $32 per night. Site # F18 was right on the water and is large and scenic. Electric only. There is no water, sewer, and no dump. Showers are available at Carter Lake CG 5 miles away for $2.00 for 6 minutes. They have a token machine that is cash only. No Verizon service available for our phone or data. The site and view were nice, but the lack of amenities lowered our rating. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice campground that is fairly quiet compared to its Larimer County neighboring campgrounds (Carter, Horsetooth). Most of the noise comes from the many geese that call this home, and there is some road noise from the nearby highway. Elk and deer are usually fairly numerous here as well. Cell/TV reception is minimal. In early or late season it's very likely you'll have this entire campground to yourself. The dump station is the one on the other side of Carter Lake, so it's an even further drive to get to. Fishing is about the only activity allowed on the reservoir, and the fish do often jump out of the lake. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped here last year during Labor Day weekend and really enjoyed the campground. As stated previously, since it is close to Loveland, the local folks like to come here during holiday weekends and use the campground's picnic facilities. However, at our campsite which was located right in front of the lake, this did not bother us. Some campsites are larger than others but all have very nice tables and fire rings. I have to say the vaulted toilets should've been kept cleaner! All in all: we really enjoyed this campground and have made 2 more reservations for this coming summer to stay here. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is part of Larimer County Parks, so online reservations are available. We had a pull through spot that overlooked the lake. The spot was level with a nice table and fire ring. Unfortunately, since it is a public park, you get people who aren't concerned with personal space. We had a constant stream of kids walking through our camp, and one family set their chairs down and tied their dogs up directly in front of our spot. The spots on either side of us were empty. There was some noise in the late night, but not too bad. We saw large herds of elk from our site, so that was a treat to watch them cross the hillside. We will return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We utilized the online reservation system, which is a good idea - this easy-going, pleasant but not fancy park is popular with the locals due to its easy access. We found our own way to our numbered site. The host was never in evidence this weekend. Our pull-through site was fairly level, dirt and gravel, electric only, had some shade, a permanent grill and its own picnic shelter with roof. Our site close to the bathroom resulted in a lot of foot traffic by us. There is also a lot of auto traffic as many drive to the bathroom, and sites are quite close to the road, so be prepared for dust and noise. The bathroom facilities are small for the volume of use and therefore run out of toilet paper and are not very clean. No showers. Thank goodness for having our own facilities in the MH. Fresh water only in the frost free taps by the bathroom and a couple other spots in the campground, or at entrance to county park. Most people's dogs are well-behaved, but not the ones tied out in the sun by some tent campers. There is lots of fishing in the stocked lake. Verizon signal very iffy, and we could get one local TV station on our batwing due to the surrounding high hills. Free dump on the way out by the ranger station. Cost is daily site rate plus daily county park pass entrance fee per vehicle. We have camped here before and will again due to the convenience of close location. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price is with Good Sam discount. Spent two nights here, and by coincidence had spent one night a couple years ago. No major change noticed. It is a bit rough looking due to all the permanent residents, but everyone was friendly. Office staff was very nice, but we were not escorted to our site. Our particular site was plenty long for the pickup and 37' trailer, but as with all the sites, very narrow. Many of the sites would have been very difficult to get into. Used a restroom once and while old, it was clean. Pool looked good from a distance, but didn't seem to be used much. One site near the entrance had a party both nights and my only complaint was we weren't part of it. Nice young folks. Only real noise was from the adjacent interstate. I understand the more gentile traveler may find it intimidating. I do suggest management work harder to get people to clean up after their pets. We used both dog areas and picked up several piles left behind. Also, saw too many messes along the way. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice setting with trees. A lot of RVs in the park for its size. Very close. Many permanent residents. Convenient location, reasonable price for services. Wouldn't use this park if RV over 35' due to space sizes and crowded conditions of residents parking boats, trailers, vehicles partially in the narrow streets. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I have a hard time classifying this as a campground. Most the residents appeared to be long term, the campground has the feel and look of an old trailer park. Oddly enough, this was the only park we were asked the condition of our older MH (1997, fully reconditioned last year including exterior paint and trim)prior to allowing check in. The average age of the RVs in the park seemed much older than ours and rather run down in condition. Sites are gravel and very tight. Tried using the dog run but one the the residents was there with four large (shep mix) and very aggressive dogs. All hook ups worked properly. Stayed here only because it was close to a visit destination and listed as a "Good Sam" park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Worst RV park we've stayed in (out of 33 parks so far). Rude clerk at check in. Extremely tight getting in/out due to narrow sites and vehicles parked on rows. Park was crammed with permanents who make the park look dumpy. It was so bad, we paid for 2 nights but left after first night. I'd recommend you go anywhere but here! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is mostly a place for full time residents. We were given a site in a row of full timers and if our fifth wheel was one inch longer we would not have been able to get in and out. Slide outs come within a couple inches of the trailers on either side. Basically a Walmart parking lot with hookups. The place is clean, no trash, and the people are very friendly. OK for a one night stopover, although you may think twice if you have anything longer than 35'. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park was packed with live ins. A few traveler sites were available. We almost had to unhitch our vehicle to pull out because the site was so narrow. The roads are narrow also. You can hear the interstate traffic all night; even with A/C running. Without going too far from the freeway, this was one of the few places to stay, but we will try to avoid having to stay here again. The restaurant is 1/2 mile away. We walked there. The food was terrible. We didn't eat our dinners. But the "world famous cinnamon rolls" were truly amazing. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I'm being generous and giving this campground a two - only because it has a couple of good points. Very close to and noisy I-25, but that can be a plus for traveling to nearby destinations, for vacationers like my family. Yes, primarily long term 'live in' people, but I met one amazingly nice couple up near the front. Biggest problems: the sites are on top of each other, dusty gravel roads, no shade (where we were), strange site configuration, barely room for our van even with a little pop-up and I have only once in my life seen a solid cement picnic table and benches! (in FL) OK if you're in a big RV and not going to use it, same with most of my other complaints. Also, the bath house was marginal at best. No A/C, no soap, no paper towels, small, and small shower stalls. The saving grace, for us, was the swimming pool, especially for the kids. The location was convenient enough to go to Rocky Mountain National Park, but I would go somewhere else definitely next time. The straw that breaks it for me was the office staff - they were indifferent at best and completely ill informed about the surrounding area as evidenced by both people at check in said that they 'do not know' how far it is to Rocky Mt. National Park!! That is the only reason we went there. Also, when I realized that they did not give us the code for the internet at check in, I called from my air conditioned camper to get the code so that I could search for a grocery store on my computer. When the woman in the office said she 'could not/would not?' give it to me over the phone, and that I had to come over to the office, I went in there and told her that I did not like my site and felt that we had been treated poorly. After that they came by on a golf cart and offered to change our site because they wanted us to be 'happy'. That's something anyway. But always check here first. Do not go by AAA, who gave this park a 3/3 rating. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Awful. Sites literally overlap; neighbor's awning in space assigned to us so we could not open ours. (His space clearly too small also.) Neighbor's space looks like trailer-trash, dirty, multiple LP cannisters lined up. No table; or the neighbor has it. No space for a truck. Neighbor's truck extends into our space. Unfriendly check-in. Wi-Fi very limited and constantly disconnects. And for this, $38. (Had to stay as no place else available during Cheyenne Rodeo.) Worst ever in hundreds of campgrounds. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is one of the poorest campgrounds we have stayed in!! We should have read the previous posts first. Sites are so tight your slide outs almost touch and I seriously mean that. There are lots of permanent residents in trailers. We would never stay here again and can not imagine that anyone else would. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is nice and nearly all sites are shady. The RV sites are small and very tightly packed. Because it is near the interstate highway it is very convenient but it is also very noisy with constant highway noise and heavy truck traffic. The park is pet friendly but the pet run was filthy dirty and poorly maintained and our dog refused to go inside. There are also numerous older RVs that have boards around them for skirting and seem to be permanent residents. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Like the previous reviewer I found this park extremely congested. Some of the regulars even had tents on there site to accommodate additional family members who were apparently staying there full time. The noise from I-25 was round the clock and the trees prevented getting a satellite signal. The pluses were the roads were paved and the gravel sites were level. The laundry was clean. I would probably look for another place if I'm in the area again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This "Retreat" is the recipient of my first ever "Sardine Can" award. I'm not sure I have ever seen so many RVs packed into one place except maybe at a rally. My neighbor on the left is so close, I cannot open my basement doors. We also share "our" patio space with an old permanent trailer. The interior roads are paved, and our site was level. I would guess about 80% of the park's population are seasonal residents and permanent residents. Some are VERY junky looking. There is a lot of traffic noise from the nearby I-25. There are very tall trees strategically planted to where most sites get no satellite reception, that's why there are dishes all over the place sitting on the ground. The free WiFi signal strength is poor (in the SW corner of the park at least), and the Internet speeds are abysmal ranging from 45k to 100k download speed. At least my iPhone had a good 3G signal, so I could use it for email and browsing. I wouldn't stay here again if they gave me a site for free. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was an OK campground but some of the "permanent tenents" left a lot to be desired. I could not get into the passenger side of my car during our whole visit here, due to neighbor's piles and piles of dog waste. I finally went to management and they promised to handle it. Other than that, it was a great place to stop just off of I-25. It is next to a RV dealership, restaurant, truckstop and such owned by the same people. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I would definitely recommend this park. The staff is courteous and friendly. The laundry and showers are the best I have seen. The sites are large with grass and plenty of parking. They have a nice play area for children as well as put-put golf in the summer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park with a lot of trees. Seems to have a lot of long term campers. Road to sites are narrow and site barely fit our rig and tow. We had to undo the tow in order to get out in the morning, the permanent rig next to us and in front of us where situated so we could barely make the turn out. People are friendly. No cable TV. We might stop here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is a nice campground but not worth the price if you stay only one night. They have quite a few goodies such as swimming pool and miniature golf but if you only stay overnight you probably won’t use them. The WiFi was spotty at best. We only had one or two bars most of the time and it was slow. The overnight spaces were next to the Interstate and it was noisy all night. The long timers were placed in quieter spaces but were rather close together. All in all it was adequate but about $10 too much. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground would get a 10 for effort and for staff friendliness. However, it was incredibly busy, noisy and packed out. We could have shaken hands with our neighbors through our respective windows! We were camped between two permanent residents, one of whom had hogged the communal picnic table with his African violets, radio and ashtray. It has a nice pool and fitness center. The Wifi was encrypted and was complicated for some to access. They have a permanent resident who will help you access the Internet for $20! Why make it so complex? Ridiculous. We could not get above 2 bars at the campsite and the service did not work much of the time. I personally hate campgrounds who advertise free wifi and then it doesn't work well. We would not return here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pricey but worth it. The good points: It is the best park in the area for the cost. They've got a great pool, rec hall and workout room. Lots of grassy areas and nice people, super friendly staff. The bad points; Tree shade here WILL block your satellite connectivity. They did just hire a smart networking guy who installed a brand new Wi-Fi system which works GREAT. So skip the dish and go right for the Wi-Fi, which is free. Also, sites can be really tight, even for us, in our 24' 5er. Otherwise though, we're glad we stayed. It definitely has a resort feel, and is nice splurge. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
As mentioned before, this is like being in the middle of I-25. There are relatively quieter sites in the back row, but those seem to be all long-term stay. In fact, much of the park seems to be residential. Only 4 sites were available for overnight on a weekday afternoon in late August. Sites are long and mostly narrow, with sewer cap in the back end and water way up front, making it a tough hookup and wasn't level either. They have free Wi-Fi, a pool and rec room, nice large dog run, but very small laundry and only one dumpster location for 225 sites. Office guy was so uncaring , he didn't bother offering a park map nor the bathroom key code til asked. If you really have to stay here for an overnight, be sure to go see the open sites first and also decide if you can stand the road noise. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Large beautiful trees are in the park. Sites are a bit tight, some a bit short, but the ambiance of the park makes up for that. Nice pool, family friendly, park. View of the Rockies on the I-25 side of the park. We parked toward the back of the park so the highway traffic was not a problem. From the back of the park, where we headed our motor home in, we had a view of lights across the landscape. We loved it here and will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park was so noisy I moved after first night. It felt like I was parked alongside the freeway. Wait, I was. My site was only 200' away from the northbound lanes of I-25. I recommend this park only to the hard of hearing. Also a lot of "seasonals" have taken the sites back in the trees where the sound levels don't hurt as much. Office is closed on Sunday. It is serve yourself for site selection if you arrive on Sunday but the only sites they seem to make available are "freeway" sites. My rating is based solely on the Freeway noise. The facilities are otherwise ok. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stayed four nights in July of 2005. This place is fairly well kept up, except the playground. The sites are all gravel very small and very tight to get in and out of. They also forgot to mention in their ad or on their web site that they charge extra if you use a credit card. Or as they like to say "a discount if you pay cash". Either way it is not mentioned until you use your credit card to pay. Not even when you call to make a reservation, with your card. The entire campground is very close to the interstate if the ground shaking doesn't keep you awake you will need earplugs to sleep! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We had to be in the area for about 2 months and chose Johnsons Corner because of it's beautiful photos and ratings. We had to pay a damage deposit just in case if we ran over the sewer or took out a fence. But the problem with this is that the sites are so crowded that our bedroom slide was about 6 inches from our neighbors dining/living room slide. In the evening as we were setting up our barbeque, the wind shifted and we caught the putrid aroma of the feedlot that is across the highway that isn't visible to the campground. We were not able to set up our satellite because of the trees and they did not offer cable. We paid for the month, but we had to leave early because we were literally forced inside our rig because of the nasty cow smell. They do allow pets, but they have pet restrictions and charge $1.00 per day per pet. They charge an extra charge for the phone, but I found out that all campers had to share 3 phone lines so you weren't allowed to get on the internet and stay for any length of time to allow all users to be able to use the phone. We just wouldn't go back. They charge to use the exercise facilities which were minimal at best. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Although big rigs can be accommodated in some sites, most are too short for parking a 24' 5er and a 3/4 ton truck. Separate tow vehicle parking is available but it is not convenient to your camp site. All sites are gravel and somewhat level. Satellite reception is spotty at best due to the many tall trees in the park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Good location in the city, but easy to miss the turn. Lots of trees. Several extended stay campers. Staff was very particular about the care of the grounds. They were constantly cleaning and it shows. While we were there they were doing construction on the mini golf and pool area. There are two larger areas for dogs to be on a leash. We found a walking trail that lead to a wide open area to run. That lead to a path around the water. Office staff were mostly friendly and helpful. Site size is OK. Our 44' RV fit in a pull-thru, but did not leave much room to park the pick-up. There is not much space between neighbors, either. For being in the middle of town, it was surprisingly quiet. Stayed for 3 weeks. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Loveland RV park was nice. The sites are small. The park was clean and staff was nice. We were very happy with our week in Loveland. Many shops and nice places to eat close by this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very crowded with campers parked alternating front to back. You could pass the Poupon to the guy on one side and your front door is 6 feet from the guy on the other side. When it is this tight the rules must be enforced, but they are not. The folks at our front door had three vehicles in addition to their large 5th wheel, stuff all over the patio including a queen size mattress on our picnic table. We will not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We did not bring family here, but it would be a nice place to do so. Playground, pool (very clean), putt-putt golf. Very clean area. Nice bathrooms and laundry. Only drawback is that the sites are very close together. Would definitely go back for a short stay. There are a lot of campers who are full time and working on the pipeline. In contrast to many parks where there are long-term residents, this one was clean and nice, not trashy looking like so many get to be. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I might stay here again if I paid an additional $5.00 per night and backed up to the river. The dust was unbearable and the sites are confusing. On some of the pull though sites, the first RV can pull through and the next had to back in. You were stacked very, very close. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have camped here for many years and enjoyed ourselves. However, the last few years it has not been favorable. The office hours were stated to be open till 7:00 pm, on Friday nights. We stopped by at 5:00 to get ice, and it was closed up. During the 4th of July holiday the pool was locked up at 6:30 pm, on Saturday even though the hours state 8:30. It was nice and sunny when they locked it up. This park used to have live bands, ice cream socials, bingo and many kids activities. Nothing now, it makes you feel like they don't want families staying here. Such a big disappointment, I hope with the new ownership it gets better, this was always our favorite RV campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for two nights and the park staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The one quirk that happened was that I wanted 50 amp service and received 30 amp service. The power posts are set up with 1 50 amp and 1 30 amp plug. Unfortunately, 2 RVs share one power post. One RV gets 50 amp and one RV gets 30 amp. No cable TV and forget using a satellite as the tress are many. There were plenty of activities and it's a great place for kids. Easy access and close to restaurants and shopping are a plus. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place is a hole! When I pulled in to park by at the office, this a guy in a big rush to park his huge truck almost backed our 2012 motorhome. I honked my horn and he had the gall to shake his head at me. I proceeded to the office. I asked if the have room for a 42ft motorhome, and they seem confused. After about five minutes, they told me they "think" so. After experiencing their lack of knowledge and looking at all the oil rig workers living there, we decided to move on. As we exited, we noticed the park is pretty tight with people parking their toads out in the street. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an older park as you can tell by deterioration of the amenities. Most of the sites are well shaded by cottonwood trees which of course means hit or miss satellite TV reception. Most of the sites are dirt, and of course, very dusty. The wi-fi was useless even though it had a strong signal; it was extremely slow to the point of being unusable. While we were there, the power went out in our section when it was after hours and about 95 degrees. Calls to the after hours number yielded nothing but voice mail. Thank goodness we had a generator. As others have said, the sites are too close together,and you have to disconnect your toad even though you're assigned a pull through space. It's bordered on 2 sides by very busy roads, and as a result, is very noisy. We stayed here for three days but only because it was close to the repair shop where we were having some work done on our motorhome. We will not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Staff was friendly. I would stay here again. A few notes are in order. Parking is side by side front to rear to allow a common set of utilities for two rigs. It can be a little close. Next ,"pull-through" sites are advertised. This is correct, no back ins. This has always meant to me that the site would accommodate my RV and toad WITHOUT disconnecting. However,you will likely need to disconnect your toad at the entrance. Finally my Rand McNally GPS was alerting me to Cupid Street. Cupid St is an internal campground street not marked/visible from US 34. I was looking for the street to turn and almost missed the obvious park signs. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for 8 days (had a 10 day reservation, but decided to leave early). Pros: close to shopping, shade, level pull through, and easy access from I-25. Cons: office staff not friendly, odd parking - our slide was literal less than 2 feet from neighbors slide. Rec room smelled like mold, back laundry room was old, dirty, and smelled bad. Didn't use bathroom - too afraid to go in to them. We stayed here because we needed to be close to town and may have to stay again - hopefully not. Wasn't the best experience, but not the worst we've ever had. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Pro: sites level, staff friendly, some trees, interior roads were good, quiet. Con: sites were VERY cramped, you could easily pass salt & pepper through your window to the next camper. Bathrooms were in need of cleaning, painting, and updating. Power posts had exposed screws to snag clothes/skin, and were being held up by the conduit. Water pipe was bent over. WAY too expensive for the shape this campground was in. Would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here a week while visiting family in Johnstown and Rocky Mountain NP. You can't beat the location of Loveland RV. They are right in about 1 mile west of 25 on 34. We think that for a private RV park Loveland RV was very clean. There were plenty of full timers (which you will find in ANY private RV park) but nothing looked trashy. There are very nice playground facilities in the center of the park. It appears this is an old KOA. The sites were gravel but level. While we were there we saw a maintenance man grading some sites. We would absolutely stay here again. Our only complaint is that their rate listed on the internet was different from what we were charged. We figured out that what we saw was last year's rate. It's 2011 and you have a nice website...update it. Our rate reflects a Good Sam discount. We thought that was a bit steep for the off-season, but you can't beat a clean park in a good location. The park has no cable TV but we had 51 channels off the air. We didn't use the free park Wi-Fi because we had 4 bars of Verizon 3G. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice shady park. An oasis after driving 8 hours in 100 degree heat and 25mph winds. Sites that should be singles are actually doubles (each site is 14 ft wide). For an extra $10 though you can purchase a super site. Not sure either what qualifies it as a super site! Sensible width?! Grass? There's an extra $1 charge if you have a pet. What is that for exactly? I'm not sure what qualifies this park as a Good Sam park, or a resort either. There is no cable TV available and no antenna reception either. However, all told we appreciated the shade and 50 amp power as well as the Wi-Fi. Not sure we would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
WORST bathrooms on a 14 day trip. They were dirty and had no locks, so that my daughter-in-law was afraid to close her eyes to wash her hair. Only grills were a block away in a picnic area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an older park. Getting around the park and in & out of the spaces requires caution. Otherwise, it's a good park. The electricity is very good, unlike a lot of parks I've been in. There are lots of mature cottonwood trees, which shed a lot in June, but offer excellent shade. Satellite reception is generally available. The staff are friendly and helpful. Office hours are long. Note that side-by-side sites are pull-through and you need to park at the rear of the site. Staff escorts you to the site and makes sure you are properly parked. Overall, I give it an above average rating. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The spaces for RVs with slide out are very small. The park is next to the main highway and a mall so it is a little noisy. The shade trees are very nice but can cause problems for satellite users. The Wi-Fi comes and goes. The people in the office said they have problems with their network system. The place is clean and neat in the front of the park but the back and sides need improvement. This is a good overnight spot but I would not want to spend any length of time here. Don't think we will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were surprised to find this campground next to a mall and off a main highway. Their website says they are "Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains." That is not true. Other than that, it was OK. Bathrooms could be cleaner. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I was so disappointed when we arrived in this park. My husband went to the office for our paper work. We then went to our site and the amp was too high for us. We could not use that site. We called the EMERGENCY number for another site and no one answered. (Hey! Duh, your campground is burning down and we thought the emergency number was the one to call? Just kidding.) But, if it's an emergency number, how come NO ONE ANSWERED?? We called back a few minutes later, still no answer. Ok so now we have to pick our own spot. What a joke. While my stressed out husband (driving all day) started showing signs of that, I decided to check out the bathrooms. I came back. No thank you! They were so dirty and it smelled like puke in there. There was an exhaust fan, but it was corroded with some kind of black soot or something. It was working, but not doing what it's supposed to do. I sprayed bleach and cleaner for 5 minutes and let it sit. Then, I took a shower. WE WILL NEVER come back here again. I would rather use our generator and sit in Wal-Mart, and wash with a bucket of water and soap! NO THANK YOU, on this campsite! Oh, the sap was horrible all over our windows too. Another chore to deal with in the morning. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground was once a nice place to stay but it has gone all the way down hill. Junk everywhere and too many permanents living in trashy units. Grounds are not maintained and very tight spots for the newer rigs. Management is extremely rude and the office help hasn't a clue what they are doing. I left early and will never return. I wish management would read some of their reviews -- maybe they would clean up their "resort" and attitude. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was once a decent RV park, Never a resort, as billed. Very low voltage, very spotty Wi-Fi service, few 50 amp sites, no cable and so many trees that satellite would not work in 90% of the sites. This park has become full of "trailer trash", with piles of junk around RV's, etc. Would not have stayed the had it not been for the illness of my spouse. Will not go back unless it is an emergency or last resort. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First site assigned, a permanent resident in next site had taken over the electric connection so we had to move. Electric boxes look like they could use some upgrading. The trees drip a type of sap that sticks like glue, and the cottonwood blossoms stick to it. We also had to close up all windows at dusk before the moth invasion; dozens got into the RV around the screens. Reasonable laundry. Many permanent residents. Friendly office staff. Stayed 5 nights because we had paid for them; otherwise would have moved on to someplace else. We had trouble deciding on places in the Denver area. Would be best to go without reservations, drive up and look at the different parks, then pay your money. This park is not near Denver but close enough to Ft Collins & Boulder. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park was full of moth's, which got in our car, RV and everywhere else. The cottonwood trees were snowing cotton so much that the ground was almost white. We were also parked under the shade trees which dripped sap on our RV and car. Probably the worst thing was the poor attitude of the manager. You had to unhook your car in front of the office before going to your site, even though most sites were pull through sites. They do have a big dog park for your dog. I would not stay in this park again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We did not plan this trip (family emergency). They accommodated us within minutes, and allowed us to bill every two days. No refunds. The place was pretty clean, had lots of Cottonwood trees. We didn't know we had allergies until this trip. The sap that dripped from the trees was terrible. I would plan on bringing a tarp or car cover to cover your vehicle or windows. The dog park was a really nice surprise. Even though the resort supplied waste scoopers and a trash can, some people did not pick up after their dogs. There was a nice play area for the kids, with horseshoes, and a large grassy area. This campground was right off of the I-25 freeway & US-34. Lots of shops and restaurants all around. Just walk through the nice apartment complex to the North of the campsite and you'll find yourself along a canal to walk dogs or ride a bike, and there are two nice reservoirs to hike around too. There is no cable TV as the prior management apparently left on bad terms and cut all the connections. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were very disappointed in this park. It is owned by a company that owns several other CG's and it appears this one seems to be one they take money out of but put nothing back into it. There appears to be other problems as well, especially among staff. One of the workers walked off the job and left without notice. A broken main water line left the park with dangerous water pressure problems and possible contamination issues for two days. I have had to chlorinate my entire water system on my coach and dump the water tank and super chlorinate it. And because of lack of staff the rear bathrooms / showers in the park were padlocked closed with a sign saying it was being sanitized. This left the entire park with one bathroom and shower to share among 150 or so people. The sites are tight leaving us with no choice but to park our car at the bath house. The trees have filled our air conditioning coils and screens with cotton wood. This has been a miserable stay but we made the best of it and tried to enjoy our tour in the Mountains. Never ever again will we stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A sign at the entrance says to disconnect any towed cars before entering the park. The interior roads and campsites are narrow. The sewer at our site was at the end of the site, so we would have had to disconnnect anyway in order to take advantage of the full hook-ups. Park is an older park. The office personnel were friendly enough. This was our second visit and we would consider staying again when we are in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites were tight and large trees make satellite TV a challenge. Many extended stay families. Facilities seemed clean and maintained. There was miniature golf and video games as well as a large grassy area for gatherings. Paved interior roads were a plus. The check-in staff seemed a little confused but were perhaps new and learning the system. We had a weekly rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a fairly nice park as Western USA parks go. We were here on monthly rate for 4 months, which explains the nightly rate. The park has relatively new owners that are trying to make things better. While we were here, a fenced dog park was installed. We weren't happy about the power rates, but that's out of the hands of the owners. Sites are fairly nice, and some have grassy areas. The side-by-side sites are very tight, but a few of the end sites have good sized grassy yards. I'd consider it probably the nicest park in the area. Everything is clean, maintained, and the WiFi is here but VERY slow. My PCMCIA Verizon connection was Broadband and about 10 times faster than the WiFi. If you want to connect to the WiFi, you'll need an external antenna, or to be closer to the office than the center located bath house. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Where were here a month. The Wi-Fi did not work the entire time we were here. There is abundant shade as a result of the very mature Cottonwood trees, however, they do cause a great deal of sap to drip on the coach and the car. We had to park our car in a nearby shopping parking lot. We camped here in a Motorhome.
While they seem to be making some upgrades to this old park it still falls short in many areas. The staff at the check in desk needs more training. We where given a site that was not open and had to go back for a second time to get our site. Later that day they called on our cell phone to see if we planned to check in that day--We had a site that was within 75 feet of the office. Wi fi was ok but no cable and the local tv off the antena was marginal at best. Sites are tight for a coach over 40 ft and there is not much gravel on most sites. We are not big fans of this park due to all the long term occupants but it is better than it was the last time we stayed with them. We would stay again but not if something better would become available in this area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I was a little nervous about camping here because it is in town and not gated. Not an issue. The proximity to shopping is wonderful and not an interference. The shade is welcome - love to hear the wind blowing in the trees, and the owls calling in the early morning. We stayed here for a week and would definitely return again. The side-by-side pull throughs are close. Longer stay folks in back-in sites have more room. Enjoyed walking here. Clean laundry ($1.25 wash but only cost me $.50 to dry), friendly staff. We had to park both vehicles in the extra parking area. If not for our satellite dish and the quirky hookup arrangement could have fit one more vehicle. We have a 39' 5th. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Decidedly mixed bag. Fair rates considering area but check-in process botched for all three sites. Shade trees a plus but can confirm high concentration of cottonwood dander floating about at all times. Pull-thrus available, but stuck in crummy half sites that were virtually impossible to back into. Electric on wrong side of sites requiring we man handle units close enough to plug in. Water too close to ground level to fill canteens, coffeepots, etc. Campground shoehorned between not only outlet malls but apartment complexes as well - (not necessarily a bad thing as turned out since on-site store not open late enough for ice purchase after visiting Rockies requiring the short run across road). Quiet time ended at 7:30 AM each morning with dumpster pick ups or buzz sawing tree limbs from forementioned cottonwoods. One redeeming feature was pool/playground which atleast impressed kids. A lot to offer but a lot to correct as well. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Park was clean. Staff was friendly. Thing to do for the kids. Spots were long enough. There are so many campers there it feels like a parking lot. The camp ground is right next to a shopping center, and housing development. It is good for an overnight stay or two, but it is not a camping experience. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped here on Memorial Day weekend and it was crazy. Lots of folks, but even more kids and tents. The people who run it were nice enough, but the whole park seems a little tired. And there are huge trees everywhere which can be nice, but these are cottonwood trees and they were doing whatever cottonwoods do, so there were white fuzzy things and sap all over everything. We used it as a base for RMNP and Estes Park, but there may be better places. I know there are closer ones because we passed them going into the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a super-friendly, clean, well-kept camp ground. It has two separate common user
area (at the front and rear of park), complete with laundry/ironing rooms, restrooms, showers, and pavillions with rec rooms, furnished kithens, coolers and rally meeting facility. There is a pretty rose/rock garden, mini golf course, outdoor swimming pool, playground and horse shoe pit. There is a large shopping mall behind the RV Park. Several local wineries and Estes Park are within 40 miles of the campground. The management and staff are very knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. We will stay here again. We spent 3 weeks here in a Class "A" Motorhome in 2003 We camped here in a Motorhome.
Friendly owners which are very laid back. This is not your normal run RV Park. But I will stay here when ever we are in the area. Park could be greatly improved by making the permanent residents clean up around their sites. The Park has great access to the surrounding area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is more like a trailer park the a campground. This place is more then half full of permanent trailers.It is looking run down and old. The whole place needs a face lift. There are nice people living there but a lot of junk laying around. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The other reviews were right. It's shaded by well spaced trees, the price is decent, but it is populated by many permanent and semi-permanent residents--only three sites left for shorter stays. Sites are level gravel with green grass and picnic table, roads are hard packed dirt but not dusty. The pool is small and old, but clean and warm enough. Wifi worked fine. Lots of dogs and leashes are not strict. Toilets are old but clean, but the shower floors are creepy. Okay for a stop over, or to stay a month or two, but not great for a few days of recreating. We stayed only one night, then went looking for better facilities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We returned to this RV park again and stayed for 3 months at $240.00 a month. The summers are great with lots of trees, and the fishing is good and free, no license needed. The spots have good dish reception. WiFi is free, the pool is nice, put-put golf course is fun for kids. I'll be back for the winter snows. There was no pet charges. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park with lots of shade, big yards in some, some hook ups are back to back, very quiet, lots of wild life. We stayed here a month. The hosts were very nice folks and they are making a lot of nice changes. There are fish in the lake and fishing is free and no license required. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was almost full because a group had arrived. I do not understand why this park attracts so many people. It is likely because of the cheap price, proximity to freeway, and ample shade from the July heat. The bathrooms are quite old and there are only 2 toilets, one of which was clogged. The electricity went out in our row but fortunately the maintenance man came right out and restored the power. I was able to watch TV using my rooftop antenna. The wireless internet was not strong but did work. The pet area is a joke but the adjacent shopping mall has a large grassy area that can be used. The people staying here were friendly and that made my stay seem much more comfortable than it otherwise would have been. The office staff was also friendly and you are made to feel welcome there. Would I stay here again? I would probably look for a newer park with cleaner bathrooms. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is an older park so it is almost totally shaded by very tall native cottonwood trees. It is big rig friendly in that the trees are pruned up, but the spaces were apparently designed before RV's had slide-outs so that you may be able to hear your neighbor cough if you are in "adjoining" slide-outs! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Since we stayed at Loveland RV Resort last summer we understand it was bought by the same management company that owns Dakota Ridge and several other parks in the Front Range area. We thought Dakota Ridge was excellently managed so we would like to believe that any shortcomings of this park have been repaired. We "loved" this park, but some might find it a little on the old side. It was probably originally a KOA and the restrooms and facilities are all well-worn. But it had some nice character - fully shaded, beautiful rose bushes and peonies and the sound of children playing miniature golf, or in the pool and old-fashioned events like pancake breakfasts made this a charming stay for us. Some of the tenants have obviously moved in and settled in for good and there are a few "down and outs", but for the most part everyone was pleasant. The sites are inconsistent - there are beautiful ones with lawns and others next to the dump station without trees and broken pads. Note the cottonwood trees provide wonderful shade but they make a mess on your motorhome and in a wind storm can bring down big branches. The dog area didn't supply doggies bags, which I think is a necessity to help lazy pet owners to pick up after themselves, but I more often walked out the back entrance to the open space trail that runs along behind the town homes immediately across the road. It is quiet and a nice walk with pleasant views of fields, ponds and mountains. They have a propane station, two laundry facilities and they are supposed to have WI-FI but we never were able to get a signal. At the time we were there the store really had nothing in it to buy. Just empty shelves and the one-time promise of hand-dipped ice cream. They also have a video game area but we never used that so can't comment on it. Next store is a huge outlet mall area. When I didn't have the car it was nice to be able to walk to Target, Paneras Bread or Cracker Barrel, but of course it doesn't do much for the aesthetics. That and the horrible roadwork going on in front of the park was always inconvenient. That said, downtown Loveland was charming and we recommend watching for the free movies they show once a month down at the historic theater. The price is also excellent - both winter and summer rates are some of the most reasonable in the area, so worth checking into. The access from the interstate is also quite good. We plan on staying there again when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We moved from Johnsons Corner to this park, big mistake! Both parks had bad qualities. While we were there, there are quite a few people who live there year round and the manager allows them to stack junk around their trailers and it looks very trashy. While we were there, I was coming home trying to get into the park and the police had the entrance barricaded with the yellow tape, so I park on the access road and hike in and ask one of the people in the sheriff's department what was going on and that I was staying at this RV park. I was told, that one of the RV'ers who was living there decided to commit suicide, by the police. Swat team-1, RV'er-0. Later when I and other campers were talking with the manager, she stated to us, "Those people are outta here!" I was like well of course, they carried him out in a body bag! Needless to say, we left. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
First site kept tripping 30 amp. Yes we are 50 amp but I know how to use 30. Late arrival, but fortunately office was closing when we had the problem. Put us on a 50 amp back in by the river. Had to drop the dinghy but not a big deal. Cable was all staticy. Payed a DOLLAR a day for WIFI why bother? EXTREMELY limited Verizon service. Booster at pavilion. (claim new tower in works.) We camped here in a Motorhome.
Be advised that the campground is located about 10 miles west of the interstate. There is a tight turn coming out of the campground. Campground is on Big Thompson River. Some sites are riverfront. Sites rather close together. Staff friendly. Some shade. Walking trail and fenced dog yard. Clean restrooms and laundry. Had to pay an extra $1 a day for WI-FI. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We enjoyed our stay at this campground. I quoted the passport america rate. We used this campground as a base camp for our exploration of the Eastern half of Rocky Mountain National Park. It had a good dog run, friendly staff, clean restrooms and laundry, and a lovely walking path around the park. The river sites were really nice, but we opted to stay in the 30 amp water and electric pull through site, which was more affordable. I would stay again if in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Pros: Nicely shaded; nice playground; mostly level sites with plenty of room for slides and awnings. Cons: RV sites are too expensive for what you get; only six washers and dryers available for all these campers with four in one building and two in another ($1.75/wash, $1.25/50min/dry; dusty dirt roads they occasionally water down; we were told there is AT&T cell service, but for Verizon, you have to hang around the playground pavilion and that is hit or miss; you can pay for Wi-Fi service ($1/day) but it is slow. Our Jetpack did OK, but we were near the pavilion - in fact that is why we are leaving early - just generally lousy phone and net service here. If you have switched your life to the the Internet, you have got to have decent Internet access! I would not camp here again! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground has a NO REFUND policy. In my opinion, this is because once you pay and drive in, you will want to leave. It has been said that the roads are dirt and gravel. Well, they're 99% dirt. Dust everywhere. The permanent section is a dump, with trashy trailers and motorhomes. The first night we were there, five sheriff's deputies took away our neighbor. The front office personnel are rude and impolite. We had to leave three days early because of a family emergency. They refused to refund the difference and said the manager was unavailable. We will never go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here occasionally over the years and like it. We were guided to our river site and helped back in. Site was dirt/rocks but level and deep so we were back form the road. They have made some improvements and cut some trees to open it up more. Roads are dirt and gravel. When dry and the wind blows, it can be dusty, which happened one day. The next day it rained and there were a number of puddles in the low spots in the road and one area where the water ran down the road and pooled. So some maintenance could help. But the staff was great and treated us well and answered all questions. WiFi was from Tengo Net for $1 a day and worked fine at our site. My wife's AT&T cell phone worked fine at our site and my Verizon phone worked okay when I walked to the hotspot-the pavilion. Quoted price was with PA discount. We will return as we believe this is the best choice in Loveland. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is one of the few Colorado campgrounds that honor Passport America members in July. We stayed here 3 nights..best deal we've found. They have river sites, but we weren't fortunate to get one. Maybe next time. Very friendly staff. Big cottonwoods shade the sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
For wooded sites about 4 miles west of town, choose this park. Quoted rate is PA river site. Beware that camping along the river is considered "premium" and costs about $15/night extra which we weren't told when we registered. We were entertaining family, so didn't mind paying extra for the river view. Fire ban was lifted the day we arrived, so enjoyed a campfire. Nice fenced dog park. Large permanent resident section, but doesn't distract from camping. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an older park with lots of different prices for the different types of site. We took a pull-through with 30 amps and no sewer. Under Passport America it was $16 per night. You are guided to your site as you would never find it on your own. Lots of mature trees and shade. Clean laundry room with working machines. Power was a bit low in voltage. Water was decent. There is cable, but some of the channels were fuzzy. There is Tengo Internet for $1 per 24 hours. Not a bad price. I've seen much higher. This park claims to have AT&T service only, but it doesn't. They have put an antenna of some sort in the playground for Verizon users. I was able to get 1x on Verizon and an intermittent 3G that was not very useful with my Jetpack. I did have voice service, and I guess, that's what's important. The park has a rule that you cannot leave your pet in the RV if you are gone. Our toy poodle got to go with us to Rocky Mountain National Park. It's a clean park and the maintenance is good, but too many kids riding bikes up and down the road in front of my RV. This is a "family" campground so every night we dealt with the acrid smoke of campfires. Management was very friendly and helpful. I don't think I'd camp here again because of the campfires and lack of decent cell phone service. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I can't see why anyone would rate this place above average. It's dirty, dusty, and the trees needed trimming years ago and they dripped sap all over my toad and coach. It's way too expensive for what you get. I will not go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Access off highway 34 is a bridge span across the Big Thompson river so be prepared for a tight turn if coming from the west. Rate shown is with Passport America discount for a site along the river. We had an escort to the site. Our site was a level gravel back-in. A table, fire ring, and a big shade tree were on the site as well. Some cable TV channels were a bit fuzzy. Wi-Fi provided by Tengo. It costs $1 for the first night. It was very slow at first, but got better later in the evening. The park roads were dusty upon our arrival, but staff watered them down well later on in the day. I would return to this campground if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Old, rustic Park approx. 22 miles east of Rocky Mountain National Park. You have to be led to many of the pull through sites by the staff since they back up to other sites, but not a problem. Roads and sites are gravel and well used. Staff is friendly and all services work well except cell phone and internet which for us were only available at the office and we were very close to it. Lots of permanent residents but quiet. We stayed a week and would return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate reflects off-season and Good Sam discount. Rates are considerably higher during the summer and holidays. It seems management doesn't know the length of their sites. We were assigned a site that was way too short and it seemed to annoy them to put us in a longer site. This campground now has breed restrictions on dogs. So even if your dog looks like a certain breed, you will not be allowed to camp. Because of this prejudice we will not come back to this campground. There is only cell phone service up by the office. The internet is Tengo ($1 a day), but pretty slow if you are very far from the office. A bit of road noise from Hwy 34. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We returned to a beautiful FHU back-in riverside site with private deck overhanging the pleasant river, and private campfire and “front yard”. Pleasant and very helpful office staff. Gracious owner authorized this repeat customer a discount due to a past inconvenience. A quiet and well run park. Bathrooms clean and cute little office store. Utilities all good. Verizon service very poor here due to the hills, but we don’t come here to be on the phone all day. Good recycling options provided. Tengo WiFi $1/day and not the speediest at times, but we were given a complimentary 24 hours by office. Bathrooms clean and cute little office store. An easy trip up the canyon to visit Estes Park. We didn’t bring our dogs this time but they are very pet friendly. We will return. We camped here in a Motorhome. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our stay at this resort was truly less than pleasant. Management does not seem to communicate with one another. One will tell you one thing and someone else will come along and tell you something else. The "front yards" are joint / shared. You and your neighbor share the same area as they face rigs toward each other as opposed to all the same direction. Their "water front" sights are barricaded with trees making the river inaccessible from many of the RV sights. We have a pair of service animals and were constantly harassed about them and yet we watched other dogs run lose in the park. Internet is by Tengo Internet provider, which you pay $1 per day per device; half the time it did not work. There is no cell phone service nor do they provide a way to make calls. They say they have a hot spot yet I could not access it either. I would not recommend this park and as there are a dozen or more really nice parks in the area there is plenty more to choose from. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Riverview is a lovely RV Park as described by others here on this review site. We enjoyed walks around the large property that offered shade and lush grass. Our dogs enjoyed a large, fenced dog area for playtime and river access to cool off in on warm afternoons. The sites were a bit close together and the staff was just fairly friendly. All and all, our experience was a good one and we would stay here again when in the Loveland area. We loved the cycling and hiking as well as the proximity to both I-25 as well as Estes Park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This place worked out great for us. We had a back in site but because no one was behind us when we arrived, we could pull through. As said before, there is no Verizon cell service unless you are outside on the patio by the office. We have a Verizon air card and were not able to use it, but their Wi-Fi was great! We were also located near the office, so this is probably why it was so strong. Also $1 for 24 hours is very reasonable. There is a little noise off Hwy 34 but at night it's not bad. The campground was extremely quiet otherwise. They try hard to keep the dust down and the staff is helpful and friendly. It's 11 miles from I-25 but okay for what we wanted to do. It's right on the road going to Estes Park & Rocky Mtn Natl Park. We were able to get satellite even though there were trees. Just a lucky spot. Site was gravel but level, and interior roads are wide enough for our big rig. Nice trail in the back for dog walking and very dog friendly. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again, but would ask to stay in the same space. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our site backed up to a big creek. So, even though the park is adjacent to the main road heading to Estes Park and quite busy, the roaring creek drowned out most of the sound. Very level sites with lots of shade. As a result, portable satellite did not work. Cable was the only downside. Very snowy. Price was right compared to some of the Estes Park parks and proved very handy to major stores and restaurants in Loveland, yet close enough for day trips to Estes and Rocky Mountain National Park. Would definitely stay here again but would call to see if they had fixed their cable yet. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Price based on Good Sam and fee for Tengo internet. Good news - site was shaded and level. Bad news. Only phone reception is a "hot spot" by the office which is same as picnic table area used by people for card games, coffee in the morning, etc. and they really don't want you there. WiFi was off more than on for our 5 day stay - one time for 24 hours. Staff gets really surly about it all. Says it really works fine but cannot, even themselves, find any of the towers on their office computer. I need it for personal and small business - so trust a place when I make a reservation and they say it is good. Water pressure went to nearly zero the morning we were leaving. We just left. Would not return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Quiet, well maintained, pet friendly park with friendly and helpful staff. Sites are level and can accommodate big rigs easily. You must use caution upon entering or exiting the park, especially if towing as there can be heavy traffic on highway 34 in both directions, and you must allow plenty of turning space to clear the railings on the bridge leading to the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is beautiful. It is located along the banks of the Big Thompson River and you can camp with the river in your back window. It's one of the best camps in Colorado. If you get an opportunity, stay here on your way to the Rocky Mountain National Forest! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground has good playground for kids. Driveway can be dusty, but they use a water truck to wet it occasionally. We camped when High Park Wildfire was burning and staff answered questions and kept us informed. Close to Big Thompson Canyon Hwy 34 route entrance going into Estes Park. River sites on gravel only, no grass. Small cabins did not have A/C when we arrived so relatives cancelled reservations in cabins upon arrival. Before our 9 day stay ended, they had installed window unit A/C's. Good campground to base from and drive to Rocky Mountain National Park or surrounding towns. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Price was averaging standard weekend prices with five days at the Passport America rate for a 50 amp site. We had a back to back, back in site which was quite narrow. There are back in riverside sites which are more expensive. The park has gravel roads, but they water the roads once or twice a day. We were there during a period where the temperatures reached 100 degrees, and the power went out two days in a row, the second day for about 8 hours which was brutal. However, an electrician was called out and the power was repaired with no further problems the rest of our stay. The staff was helpful and friendly. No local channels available by antenna although there is cable. AT&T signal but no Verizon except for sitting on the patio behind the office. Tengo Internet available for a fee. We would stay here again. I lowered the rating a bit due to the problem with the electrical power. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate based upon using PA and GS discounts, 7 nites. Great fun, family park. Dog friendly. Almost every spot has shade. Helpful staff. Wi-Fi strong. Half of park along Big Thompson River. Easy access to Loveland and Rky. Mountain Nat. Park. Dislikes: $1 per day per device Wi-Fi fee. $1.75 per load of wash. Pricey snacks. All pull throughs are companion style (you face each others' door). Lacked a pool. Overall, definitely worth returning to. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park is gravel with fairly level sites. The middle of the park is for permanent residents only. I felt like the park grounds need a good going over. Park is located about 40 minutes from the Rocky National Park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were led and aided into our back in FHU site on the beautiful river. They have continued to improve this CG with additional landscaping, paths, and an expanded dog park. It’s always a pleasant stay here. We didn’t use the bathrooms or laundry, but really enjoyed the site’s new private deck over the riverside. The WiFi is Tengo now and is not free any more, but is only $1/day. WiFi strength and speed was OK. Verizon cellphone access was a little improved over previous visits but still rather weak. We will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here with our camping group. We were escorted to our site and also assisted when backing into our site. Large campground, great place for families, convenient to Rocky Mountain National Park and Loveland. There are many individuals that camp here year-round. They have a large meeting room. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed in the off-season of March when much of the park was shut down, but I could tell it was a NICE park. I enjoyed peace & quiet, good electricity and clean facilities. I plan to return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here with our camping club. They were very nice and escorted us to our site upon arrival even though it was a pull-through. Later I saw the same person escorting and assisting new arrivals backing up into their spots so next time we will request a back-up spot since those are by the river. They had a big meeting room for us to use. The park has cabins as well. 25 minute drive to Rocky Mountain National Park / Estes Park. We will come here again next year! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Seasonal visitors seem to have the best sites. Some places can be tight for big rigs. Lots of trees so satellite is hit or miss. Very busy campground with people coming and going en route to Estes Park. Only about 1/2 hour to 45 minute drive up the mountain to the park. Next time we visit the area we will probably take the rig into the town of Estes Park and find a campground closer to everything. Surprisingly this campground does take Passport America during the week so we were able to get a reduced rate for a few nights. We may or may not stay here again in our motor home. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our second stay here. Last year I had reported that the Internet access is terribly slow on weekends. I am happy to report that they have upgraded and it now seems adequate. If you need Wi-Fi you still need to be near the front of the park. Cellular service is still marginal for both AT&T and Verizon. All around, a great park; one of my favorites in Colorado. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our second stay at this park. The staff is always friendly and helpful, the park is clean and well maintained, excellent location for Rocky Mountain NP and Estes Park. This park is quiet and secure. The only negative is the TV service, it's basically unusable, the signal quality is very weak in all the sites I asked about. Other than that, this is a splendid RV park. I'll stay here every time I'm in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Just after we checked in and our transaction was completed, we were told that the sites in the back of the park usually got internet reception best in the morning and it was iffy as the day wore on. We didn't internet at all: ever. Also, the park had lots of full timers and most were in the back. I don't mind them if their sites are clean, but the one next to us had storage buildings and still had junk outside. The sites by the river were close and back in sites, but doable. We would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is conveniently located on Route 34 22 miles east of Estes Park, 2 miles before the Thompson Canyon entrance. We stayed here a week and were able to use our Passport America during the week and Good Sam discounts on the weekend. We almost didn't stay because Verizon cells or Mi-Fi only work in one spot near the office. We tried it for one night and the Wi-fi the RV park provides works well being only a little slower at night when everyone logs in. We were on the site closest to the Verizon sweet spot so we could walk over and use our cell phones. We stayed the whole week and enjoyed the location for conveniences in Loveland and the RMNP area. The bathrooms/showers were clean and worked well. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rating would have been 9 if Wi-Fi worked at our site and they had a pool. Rate reflects weekly rate for our long pull-through. Plenty of shade trees so we had no need for our awning. Site was clean and level, if a bit narrow. Very nice staff, prompt check-in with reservation. We stayed with a group of nine rigs, all campers were happy. Huge dog run was great and users kept it clean. Very nice pavilion with electrical outlets for hotplates, etc. Recycle bins everywhere. Ice/wood delivered to site on request. Located on highway about 23 miles east of Estes Park and RMNP, and comfortably west of the city of Loveland to give a nice rural feel to it. Big Thompson River borders the park and sounds pleasant as it roars along. Can't think of a negative. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is great, Close to Rocky Mountain National Park. The office was very helpful and very friendly. Someone will escort you to your site and help you back in and tells you where all your hookups are located. Had great Wi-Fi service all the time I was their, cable TV (even though I did not watch it as the beautiful red cliffs that I could see from my campsite was all I wanted as I relaxed outside and listened to the river just to the back of my trailer. Very relaxing! The campground was very quite even on the busy weekend. Enjoyed the breakfast on Saturday morning and the music that night. I will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We think for what you get and the small RV sites this place was over priced. We have camped a lot of places in the area and this would be a choice but a last choice. I know it isn't their fault but it was so hot when we stayed and next time we will make the 20 mile drive up to Estes Park or in the canyon where its cooler. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park does a good job for what it is: a place with FHU reasonably close to RMNP. It is a big park with good management, clean, safe, and with good activities. We enjoyed the Kiwanis pancake breakfast on Sat. a.m. and the blue-grass band on Sat. nite. The dog run is huge and has grass that is alive and green. My only down side is that sites are fairly close but the neighbors we had were middle-age couples and quiet. We have stayed there before and will again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We must have visited this park on a bad week as our stay did not reflect the last few reviews. We were on a week long stay with a collage student that needed Wi-Fi for collage classes. Our spot was at the back of the park and had no service. The manager of the park was quick to explain that the Wi-Fi service was not charged for and there was no guarantee that it would work, even though we had called ahead to check specifically about this. Ad was quiet rude about it. With the help of another woman in the office that was interested in helping we did manage to get another spot close to the front and could log on to the Wi-Fi, only to find out that we had almost no water pressure. We will not stay there again! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The Park is well-maintained. The staff is friendly and helpful. Tthe spaces were too close together. There was only enough space between our slide and the person next to us for the width of a picnic table. We felt like sardines in a can. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Staff was very friendly and helpful. It sits at the base of the foothills just outside of town. The Big Thompson River runs right along the edge of the property with many spaces right next to the river. Wi-Fi worked well and the speed was good. Cable TV signal seemed weak on several channels. Being just prior to the Memorial Day weekend, the place was spotless and well manicured. Many shade trees throughout and each space seemed to have plenty of room without being too close to neighbors. We were in a nice pull-through with our trailer. AT&T coverage was very good – four bars. Bathrooms & showers were older, but were spotless. Staff dropped off some firewood for us to use. I checked the water pressure, and it showed 60 psi. It tasted good with a charcoal filter. We were here for two nights. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We arrived just as the office was closing, and the office personnel were in such a rush to leave that we did not receive the free WiFi code, and the escort to the site was a hurried affair over roads that need a bit of maintenance. Once here, it was a level site under very tall trees. Cable TV worked just fine. It's 10 miles from the interstate, but well worth the drive for the quiet. Next morning, the office staff was very curt that the office was closed (they were training the seasonal help that day), and bordered on rude until we reminded them that we still needed to pay, then they made a sudden about face in manner. Nevertheless, this park meets our requirements and we would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Just an observation of PA members, they seem to complain about everything, want a half price rate, and a 10 star park. This was a very nice campground that is just on the outskirts of Loveland. The staff was very nice and courteous and always helpful and friendly. We were escorted to our site as the layout is a bit of a maze. Our site was level and we had plenty of room for our 40 foot rig. Nice playground for the kids. We would see deer in the mornings. The dirt roads could use a little maintenance, but considering it rained 9 out of 10 days we were here, not much could be done. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This one was a Passport pick that I now regret. It is on the outer edge of a medium sized town where neither of the terms rural or foothills would specifically apply. The access road is dirt and has pot holes in it. Sites are dirt or gravel with very little space between many of them; mine included. There is an area for RV storage that is a part of the C/G and it distracts from the esthetics of the place. It also appears that there are more than a few long term residences. The office staff was competent, but was curt and had the personality of a brick wall. I got the impression that they didn’t appreciate the fact that I was getting a discounted price. The Wi-Fi was the speed of a dead turtle at a time when there would be very little broadband use of it. Verizon cell coverage was zero. One can read the other reviews and figure out that it would be a flip of the coin as to whether or not you would want to stay here. I won’t do it again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We moved our rig to this campground because we wanted to be rural and be in the foothills. It was quiet here and we got to see some wildlife. Staff was friendly, internet worked good. Bathrooms were older but as clean as they get. Roads plowed during snow storm. We stayed for a month, thus the low rate. We would come here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is very nice RV park. We stayed here for 5 days exploring Rocky Mountain NP and the surrounding area. This park is a great location, it is quiet and peaceful at night. We could hear Elk bugling at night from our site. We had a long level pull through. The site was laid out very well, hookups in perfect working order. We were escorted to our site and the staff helped line me up. The office staff was very helpful and knowledgeable of the local area. If I go back to Loveland, I'll stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We called Riverview the day before we wanted to stay primarily because it is a Passport America park. We were told by phone that they could only reserve a site with a Good Sam discount but that when we arrived they would give us the PA discount. Upon arrival the office refused to honor the PA discount. The office wasn't even apologetic for the misrepresentation by their employee, they just said "No PA discount". Had we not just driven 8 hours we would have gone to another park. Wi-Fi is slow (5.5 Mbps) and disconnects from the Internet frequently. The park does not appear well maintained. Park has many full timers. Some sites have reasonable spacing, but most, including the pull throughs, are simply too tight. There is little space between the slides of RVs in adjoining sites. Overall, the sites are very cramped, with a few exceptions. The park offers "river" view back in sites. The "river" is more like a stream but it doesn't matter anyway since the bank is so overgrown with trees the view is mostly obscured. Avoid this place. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We called Riverview the day before we wanted to stay primarily because it is a Passport America park. We were told by phone that they could only reserve a site with a Good Sam discount but that when we arrived they would give us the PA discount. Upon arrival the office refused to honor the PA discount. The office wasn't even apologetic for the misrepresentation by their employee, they just said "No PA discount". Had we not just driven 8 hours we would have gone to another park. Wi-Fi is slow (5.5 Mbps) and disconnects from the Internet frequently. The park does not appear well maintained. Park has many full timers. Some sites have reasonable spacing, but most, including the pull throughs, are simply too tight. There is little space between the slides of RVs in adjoining sites. Overall, the sites are very cramped, with a few exceptions. The park offers "river" view back in sites. The "river" is more like a stream but it doesn't matter anyway since the bank is so overgrown with trees the view is mostly obscured. Avoid this place. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Price reflects PA and in our opinion a pretty good deal considering the proximity to Estes Park and the other options in the area. The grass/weeds were mowed when we were here. Dog run was huge and bags for clean up were provided. The roads are dirt so it got pretty dusty, but that is pretty typical for the Rocky Mountain area. The restrooms were clean and private: each with a shower, toilet and sink. We used the laundry and it was clean. We would stay here again if we got the PA discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Restrooms and showers were very nice. Lady in the office seemed a bit pushy, but okay. We had a riverside backin which was nice hearing the river, but since we don't like dusty dirty places to park we will not be back and can't rate it very high. And as I look at the past review, I realize it is a Passport American park, so could have paid less and maybe it would have been worth the price, but not $38. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice shady park with level sites. They watered the gravel roads down each night to keep the dust down, and we appreciated that. We stayed 5 days, using the park as base camp for Rocky Mt. Natl. Park. Very crowded on week ends, as lots of locals come out from Denver. Wi Fi was slow; cable TV was terrible and could hardly be watched until about 9:30 at night when it suddenly cleared up for a while. We had no sound on many of the channels. We reported it to office for 3 days. Finally someone came out and said it was fine, that it was our cable at fault. Gee, what a surprise since our cable worked fine at the park before and also the park we went to afterward. Laundry machines were good, but the room was so narrow that there was only room for one person at a time. If someone was unloading the dryer, you had to ask them to step outside in order to get to the washers. Despite this, we enjoyed our stay and would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We used this RV Park as a base camp while exploring Rocky Mountain NP. We really enjoyed our stay here and found this to be an excellent full service RV Park. We avoided the river front sites and ended up with prime back-in site, which we were able to use as a pull-through. A 30 amp site was sufficient for us because we were beneath large cottonwood trees. The trees did block Direct TV for us, but the RV park's cable channels worked out well. The Wi-Fi was excellent and performed without problems. The sound of Big Thompson River is a pleasure and though this is a large RV park it was very quiet. Access roads are dusty and there are many long term seasonal residents here. There was many open sites on the weekdays and were told the place is full each weekend. Our rate reflects the Passport America price, Sunday through Thursday, and we extended our stay by night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a rustic park that is being allowed to go to pot! We stayed for a month, having made reservations 6 months prior. The only site available for us upon arrival was in the back among the permanents, site 134. It is almost ghetto quality back there, we asked several times to be moved but there never seemed to be a vacancy. We were not able to use the awning due to large trees too close and we could not sit outside next to the coach due to large tree roots. To sit out, we had sit next to the dirt road. Our site became very muddy during rains, we asked for some gravel and were told we would be put on the "to do" list. Never happened. If you are a permanent, you can change your oil, wash your vehicle and make noise before 7:00 am by starting and warming up diesel trucks, if you're not - you better watch out, as camp rules change with the mood of the owner. The grass was not mowed once while we were there. The workkampers are friendly and would like to be helpful but are not allowed to. The office staff can be very rude or nice, depending on the day and time. We only stayed because of family obligations but we will never return. This campground is highly overrated by travel directories, We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here 5 nights in a site on the Big Thompson River. Staff were friendly and helpful. Our site was shaded, comfortably sized for our 40' RV with 4 slides, level. Had good WiFi and cable TV was available. This is a restful campground and we hope to return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We live about 10 minutes from this campground, but love it. The water spots are great and hidden from the nearby road. The water noise drowns out any traffic and makes it very relaxing. We had space #5 that people have said was horrible. We didn't mind it. Yes it is tight, but the water is behind the rig, and being next to the water was wonderful. The staff was friendly. Late checkout available, and they delivered the firewood to the site. Couldn't ask for more. The grounds are very dog friendly with a large off leash area. WiFi was great and strong, but that was near the buildings, so it may be worse further back. The cable TV was definitely a letdown here. Was very poor quality with limited selection. They know about the problem, and should tell you upfront, and offer a discount. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a sad old park in desperate need of TLC. There are too many full time residents so it is more of a trailer park than RV park. The grass and weeds needed mowing, and the trees needed trimming. We would not stay here again; it was very depressing. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Okay place, glad for PA rate: paid $15.56 for W&E site. Cable TV would not work due to earlier rainfall, they claimed. WiFi was useless til after 10pm; crowded park with a rally group. Grassy, wet site not level but quiet and shady in the back of this park. Place has potential, but needs improvement. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price reflects Good Sam discount for 2 adults. They charge $5 a day per extra adult. We ended up paying $41.73 per night. Sites are long and grassy. The grounds needed mowing. This is our 2nd time here and both times it rained, making the roads very muddy. The longer sites are in the back of the park where several campers are stored. This could be a beautiful park with a little TLC. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was quiet at night, no road noise. Had good WiFi. There is a park for kids, but not much else for them to do at the campground. Conveniently located to Loveland for modernity and Estes Park/ Rocky Mountain National Park (no mountain driving with trailer). We found it a good base for daily activities and to come back to sleep at night. Bathrooms were clean and there were a couple larger shower areas for families. Laundry area was nice. Most sites opened to small stones and weeds/grass. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is a pretty darned nice RV park. Were it not for the Internet issue (below) we would probably have become a monthly. With lots of big old trees and river frontage, this place is beautiful. It sits in a bottom so you hardly ever hear the highway, but there is plenty of mud in wet weather! The water is pure. The store is exceptionally well-stocked. Plenty for kids to do. Clean and well-maintained except for the monthlies, who need to be more diligent about keeping their area neat -- and quiet. Wi-Fi is well-engineered with good signal everywhere and Cellular signal is plenty adequate for voice; unfortunately the Internet connection to the outside suffers greatly all day Friday and running through the weekend. If it wasn't for the fact that my job requires high-speed Internet, I would probably just move there and live out my years. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed for a month. They never mowed our site the whole time we were here and it was needed when we got here. Grass was up to the seats on the picnic table before we left. Spaces were side to side and so tight we could not open our bay doors all the way or use our awning. The monthly fee was only for 28 days, we had to pay full rate for the other days, which was not told to us ahead of time. WiFi was marginal. The location is good to explore Estes Park, Rock Mountain National Park and Loveland. Office staff was friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price reflects Passport America discount. Poor WiFi and poor Verizon coverage but the campsite was level and full hookups worked well. Park has many trees and a beautiful river. Office was very friendly. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for close to three weeks. Given the choice, we would probably never leave. Well, maybe by winter. Watch carefully if approaching from Loveland, as the park is on the south side of the river, over a bridge, and well treed. It's easy to miss, and a sign nearer the road would help. That said, it is a gem of a park. It's an older place, with gravel sites, which are reasonable size, and fairly level. We had a site along the Big Thompson River, which was literally 15 feet behind our coach. Beautiful (if sometimes messy) mature shade trees. Wi-Fi was excellent, with good bandwidth for uploading pictures to friends back home. Washrooms and showers were immaculate. Office staff was friendly and helpful. The park was generally quiet and peaceful. Short of modernizing, (i.e. re-surfacing the roads and sites, etc), there is not a thing to change here. And to be honest, I don't think I would even want that. It's an RV park, not a new polished RV resort. We absolutely loved it, just exactly as it is. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very nice park. Plenty of room to back in, drive into sites. Shade trees, well kept laundry. The Wi-Fi worked very well. Can't say enough about this park. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Pretty park located just a few miles from the Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park. Has lots of aspen trees for shade. Beautiful river views on a lot of the sites. Has nice folks in the office. Some sites are a bit narrow but we had no problems getting in and out. We would definitely stay here again. Rate reflects our 50% Passport America discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Camped there for three days at the Passport America rate of $20 per day. Office staff was mostly friendly but busy. Well maintained level grass sites. Lots of tall mature trees in campground. We were assigned their most sought after site which was a corner site next to the Big Thompson River. We would stay here again for certain. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The management was extremely friendly and helpful. We found the map to our site just as they promised, because we arrived after office hours. We easily registered the next morning. Our site backed up to a lovely river with nice shade trees. The sites were a little tight, but a very good value in this region near Rocky Mountain National Park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
We liked this park: decided to try it out even though we live only 10 miles away. The bathrooms were the cleanest we've ever seen. The staff were friendly and helpful. The kids really liked the Karaoke. The dog park is a nice thing to find. Our site was a full hook-up in a shaded area. THe Wi-Fi worked great. We'll be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 6 / 10 ]
This is a very nice campground right beside the Big Thompson River. We called 2 months ahead to reserve a spot by the river. We told them that we have a 33 ft travel trailer and have extensions at the back as well as the side. They gave us site #5 and we were told it is a very nice site by the river. When we pulled into the park, we were very shocked to see the site. It was very-very small and narrow. Our sewer connection were probably less than 4 ft away from our neighbor and since it rained the second day we were there, we had to extend our awning out. Our awning was less than 2 feet away than the next RV. It was weird because they put a pop-up camper on site that was larger and wider than site #5. I wish the staff will make note of this and not put big rigs in this site. The other sites looked fine. The park and the playground were very nice and clean. Wi-Fi signal was very strong and reliable. I was able to stay on it for quite some time finishing up some work. I would come back again and will request a specific site next time. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park has a very comfortable feel to it, even though most of the sites are close together and some are hard to get in to. We enjoyed our stay here and would not hesitate to go back. The price shown is a Passport America rate. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The staff was very helpful and we were escorted to our site. When the tree next to our site had branches hanging too low the fellow who escorted us immediately went to get a tree trimmer and came back and trimmed the tree. The pull-through sites are a bit close (two feet separated our slide-out and the next door neighbor's slide-out) and share adjoining utilities; and if the park were full, it would be very difficult for big rigs to exit. While we don't have a dog, the fenced dog run was the biggest we have seen and very nice. The roads are dirt but they water them frequently to keep the dust down which was nice. The power and water pressure were adequate. We stayed under Passport America for five nights and Good Sam for one night so the price was the average per night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was the first time I camped here and it was exceptional. An employee met me at the office and escorted me to my site, then guided me in to the space. I was in space 19 by the river. We had plenty of room for our RV and our toad in the space. The area was clean and well maintained. I had a minor problem with my RV while there and went to the office to ask for assistance. Someone was at my site within 20 minutes and solved my problem within about 5 minutes. There is very friendly staff. They came around later in the evening and made a check of my hookups to make sure everything was done right. I will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you're a little nervous about mountain driving, as we are, this is the campground for you. It's right at the mouth of the Big Thompson canyon, before the twists and turns start. Very convenient to Loveland, which is actually an interesting town because it's something of a center for the arts (especially sculpture). Beautiful trees in the campground, lots of shade, right on the river: which is wonderful. We thought the staff were reasonably friendly and helpful, and unlike some other posters, we didn't feel there was an overemphasis on rules. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 4 / 10 ]
Five years ago we became RV campers and this was one of our first campgrounds. We remembered it fondly and decided to stop again this year. Either the place has gone downhill or we didn't know much then (probably both) but we were very disappointed. There are some great things about the place (the river is great, lots of trees, good WiFi) but the negatives were disappointing. There are lots of rules - no canopies over our table, no portable pens for our dogs - small sites, an unkempt feel. We like rustic, but the weedeater would improve the overall look of things. We had site #5, right on the river, beautiful but very small site. The only outside place we had was directly behind our rig, about 10 feet between the back of the RV and the river bank. Luckily the sound of the river (which was loud enough we had to speak very loudly to each other) drowned out the sound of the traffic on the highway just above the river. I know the owners need to have rules to avoid lawsuits and complaints, but there is a middle ground somewhere I'm sure. Mostly the people are nice, but seemed to be always watching to make sure you're not breaking any rules. We don't need a lot of TV, mostly news and the weather channel, but the cable TV was really bad, in and out, with very few channels. I don't think we'll come back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great sites right on the river. This was a quiet and restful campground. The sites were large and the facilities were clean. Staff was pleasant, and they accept several discounts including Passport America. The only thing that keeps this from being a ten was the cottonwood that was in full spray when we were there. This is definitely a keeper park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park at the base of the Rockies. Beautiful view. It had rained a lot and the roads were very muddy. We were at the back of the park and the wi-fi worked great. Very quiet and peaceful. The rate is a Good Sam rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has two personalities. It is a large park, with a number of permanents and seasonals. The former have their own part of the park, and the seasonals are intermixed with transient sites. During the week the park was partly full, quiet, and - unusually for a RV park - the WiFi was not only reliable but provided good throughput even during the evening hours. On a weekend night, the second personality showed. The park filled up, including tent sites with multiple vehicles. Noise levels increased dramatically, including music and barking dogs. The WiFi service also collapsed under the extra load. We would stay here again, but only during a weekday. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
3 nights at Passport America price of 50% off. Sites are cozy but we had no problem getting 37' backed in. Our site was next to office so WiFi was excellent. Trees blocked our rooftop TV dish so we used their 20 channel cable OK. The park was full this weekend with 2 club groups here plus weekenders. 25 miles from Rky Mtn Nat Park. Sprint air card and cell phones didn't work at park but did 4 miles east entering Loveland. An OK park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We did not like this park. The river sites are very short and back-in only so fine for a fifth wheel but a waste for a bus or Class A. We had a pull thru site. The sites are all dirt (most of the gravel is gone) and very close together. Also the pull thrus are all buddy sites which we didn't like one bit - no privacy at all. The sites are also short so there was no room for our SUV once we took it off the trailer. There is no mountain view. They have many permanent residents. The office staff did work hard to find us a spot that we could fit into because someone else had given our reserved site away. (It was supposed to be a bit bigger for our size.) Wi-Fi was nonexistent - we used our air card. Satellite was fine although there could be problems in other sites. Didn't view the laundry. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful setting especially if you are on the river. It is worth the extra money. Most of the sites are very close to each other and there are a lot of long term renters. The staff were very helpful and courteous and even cut half a tree down for us to get our motorhome into the space. There was a dog park, walking trails, playground, family/group settings. The ladies at the front desk were very helpful and nice as well. This would be a great place for a family to camp. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We made reservations to stay at this campground as an overnight stay before driving into Denver to see our son off on a plane. Upon arriving late evening we were pleased to find posted at the office a map with directions to our site with a friendly note stating they'd see us in the morning after 8:00 am. The site was fairly level, clean, shaded with trees and next to the river as requested. It was raining hard so the interior roads were a little muddy with lots of water runoff. In the morning the office staff was friendly and helpful with advice on best roads and time to allow for in getting to the airport, which is about an hour away. The dog run was one of the largest we've seen yet. Nice tent area in back, very spacious campground for walking. Many interesting carvings can be found around the grounds out of tree stumps. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Our 2nd visit to this nice and peaceful park. We were escorted to our site on the lovely river. Office and all staff were extremely pleasant and customer-oriented. Our back-in full hook-up site was gravel and quite level. Sizeable trees at back of site did not interfere. Entire facility clean and well-maintained, nice landscaping. I see multiple new young trees planted. Restrooms very clean. Nice playground for the kids. Pet-friendly and has fenced dog park. Roads dirt/some gravel, but watered daily to successfully control dust. Fun activities included dog parade, karaoke, Kiwanis pancake breakfast Saturday morning, ice cream social, church service available Sunday morning. No wild parties or clientele here. A couple kids did ride their ATV slowly, but unendingly around and around and around the roads all day long. Appreciated the recycling bins in addition to the trash. Grocery supplies limited at small store. WiFi signal usually ok, bit slow at peak times. Absolutely no Verizon cell phone or Kindle signal. Voltage always stable per our voltage meter. Water pressure got a bit low at check out time. Rate is peak season daily for 2 people, minus 10% AAA discount, plus $1.50/kid under 17/nite. We already have plans to stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here before but it has been a number of years. We were checked in quickly and guided to our river site. Employees were very friendly and helpful. Sites are gravel and it wasn't hard to level our trailer. Roads are gravel/dirt and can be dusty but they do water them daily. Park is well maintained and this work was going on each day. A number of the cottonwod trees have been removed over the years which has opened up the park, making it feel more spacious and helping us to use our satellite. We stayed three nights and the price reflects the Passport America discount. We will return in the future. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were here 4 nights. Facilities are in good condition and well maintained, clean. Staff are very friendly. We were guided to our site, turned out to be small for our RV and via radio we were switched to a larger site. Pads are gravel, roads are still dirt but graded and watered down when the wind is blowing. Rate was based on PA membership. Small store with (limited) food, souvenirs, RV Supplies (better stock in summer months). We will call here again. Near Estes Park, without the resort pricing. The Big Thompson River was too high to pan (for gold). We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
This is a nice camp on the Big Thompson River. The check-in is efficient and friendly, and we were escorted to and into the site. We had a river-side back in site where we able to receive satellite TV as their cable has 20 channels only. The large cottonwood trees give nice shade. The sites are a bit narrow but adequate. Price we paid is a combination of weekly and daily rates with Good Sam discount. Wi-fi worked well. The main problem with this park is the roads need to be re-graveled, they are basically hard dirt now and the passing vehicles raise dust. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The office check in was efficient. Friendly staff. We were escorted to our site, and given competent aid to back into our riverfront site between very large trees at the head of the site. The many mature trees did provide wonderful shade during our stay. Our site was a little narrow in that next-site-over sewer hookup was under the edge of our awning, but that site was not occupied during our visit. The unoccupied site also seemed to offer access for multiple visits by other campers to walk into the riverfront – a little interruptive of our perceived privacy. The narrow site did delay our use of our sewer hookup on departure since we did not want to gross out our neighbors during their outside breakfast. Some sites to the east seemed wider. The noise of the river water was wonderful and the CG seemed very natural feeling. We had a picnic table and concrete fire ring. The free wireless internet was strong, fast and worked well. My Verizon phone did not find a signal. The cable TV had 20 channels. The bathroom was clean and comfortable, real mirrors not polished steel. 3 bathroom stalls and 3 shower stalls in the men’s. There was a Kiwanis pancake breakfast planned Saturday morning 0730-0930, which I unfortunately could not get my kids up in time for. The younger kids enjoyed the playground and the scavenger hunt. The campground atmosphere was very pleasant. Our rate for full hookup riverfront site includes $1.50/kid/night. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate is based on combination of weekly and daily back in site. Thinking the riverfront sites would be full, we stayed in an interior back in and rarely had neighbors. They were back to back sites and since most were empty we actually pulled through as did most others that entered these sites, which is not an option if they are full. Sites were fairly close and this worked fine for us. The only river access is from one of the tree lined river sites. If they are full you cant get to the small river. TV and WI-FI worked fine and many trees provided plenty of shade. It appears that the park is right on the edge of cell phone service. It worked maybe 5% of the time, but just up the road it worked fine. They have a nice enclosed off leash dog run and a small walking trail around the edge of the park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were greeted by a friendly staff. There are a number of full-timers living here and the campground is clean and well kept. There are a number of limited sites near the river and there are a few 30 amp sites only. It is located about 40 minutes from Estes Park and the Rocky Mountains National Park and 15 minutes from Loveland. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Helpful management, easy access for big rigs with some long pull thrus. Clean restrooms and laundry facilities. Overall the park is more like a campground setting, not very pretty with mostly weeds between sites with some gravel. Large trees will block satellite in most areas. Would stay here again though, as it was quiet and close to town, Estes park etc. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We enjoyed our stay (3 days) at this park. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We had a river site which was very relaxing and quiet. If I am ever in the area again I would return to this park!!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful park on the Thompson River, waterfront sites available, nice dog run area, staff very helpful, nice. In the foothills of Colorado, easy drive to state parks, and other locations. Currently I am long-term at park, that is why the nightly rate. Would come back here again We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Every once in a while you come across a park that is special. You need to stay here for a few days or longer to explore the Big Thompson River, Estes Park, and the Rockies trails and scenic roads. Our site backed up to the river, and we loved sleeping with the windows open and the sound of the river behind. This park also has a large dog run, and this was great for socializing with other dog lovers, and for the dogs to get a chance to meet and run together. More parks should have this. There were events constantly, and it is great to dance under the moon and stars even if it is Karaoke! We loved this park, and we will be back for longer! Techies: WiFi was great but cellular can be an issue. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our second stay at this fine facility. Staff are friendly and helpful. Park is clean and orderly. In June, however, the large cottonwood trees can cause "blizzard" conditions. All utilities work well. One thing that bears mentioning. The ONLY cellular service that works in the park's location is AT&T. All others: nada! We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a nice park with lots of big cottonwood trees. We didn't know anything about the park when we made our reservation, but if I were going there again, I would ask for a riverside site. They were large, lots of trees for the most part and of course, on the river. We were up near the office in a smaller space but it was OK. They have a water truck that keeps the dirt roads watered to keep the dust down. This is a busy park with lots of folks coming and going so the water truck was a plus. Friendly and helpful staff. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice location. Sites are too close, but we were very pleased during our stay early season-if the campground had been full we might not have been so pleased. Fires next door would have been within feet of us. Spacious, clean restrooms and separate showers that were the nicest we have ever encountered in a campground. There were rooms with a stand up shower with glass door and sink, mirror, bench, GFCI outlet. Maybe a third of the campground is seasonal, but they are in a separate area. Riverfront sites are not but most of the rest are pull through. This is the last campground before you start up the canyon towards Estes Park or Rocky Mountain National Park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Driving into park it looked crowded as sites were close together. Further in, the sites were larger and we had a fairly private spot. The showers were the largest we have had and had a huge dressing area. it was quiet and very peaceful. We will return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a lovely park that near the Rocky Mountain National Park. The drive on Hwy. 34 from Loveland to Estes Park is beautiful. We love this campground because you back your rig up to the Big Thompson River. The sound of the rushing river is like being in heaven! Yes, the park has dirt roads, but they do spray it down to keep the dust down. That's no problem. Beautiful cottonwood trees provide plenty of shade along the riverside. You need to request a river site if you want to be on the river. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our family really enjoyed this campground. There are permanents here but it is a clean park, not trashy like some. The office staff are very warm and friendly, however they were training a new woman at the desk and she was a bit brittle to the customers. The WiFi works best in the rec center. We enjoyed our stay and would return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Besides the fact that Colorado RV parks are old and crowded (most were built in the 80's or earlier), this place was a mixture of trailers (no Rvs allowed), privately owned cabins, and RVs. The setting is very pretty, but the park is dirt (with some gravel), large trees (some ill-placed), and very impolite office help (I encountered three during my stay). I would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We saw this park in Motor Home magazine and gave it a try. Sites are small and it's dusty. Cell phone (Verizon) had no signal in the park. Not what we would consider a destination park. I doubt we would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We really liked it here. Our site was perfectly level and all sites are shady. The river running through the park is beautiful. There's a playground, large fenced in dog walk area and basketball court (no pool, that's a bummer). We felt secluded even though the park is very convenient to any store and restaurant you could want. We ended up staying longer than planned because we liked the place so much. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Friendly and courteous staff checked us in and guided us to our site, making sure we got settled in nicely. We had a back-in site right on the river which was beautiful! The sites were a little close together, but that was more than made up for by being on the river. We enjoyed feeding squirrels and visiting with neighbors. The Kiwanis held a pancake breakfast in the park on Saturday - excellent quality and quantity and nice folks too. Beautiful cottonwood trees gave shade. Easy access to Rocky Mountain National Park and restaurants in Loveland. We certainly would go back again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Our second time at this park. Sites are close together but as this is an older park. Wi-Fi is available this year but has a weak signal. I just went to the office with the laptop. Have visited other parks here and this is the best one, in our opinion. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Extremely friendly and helpful staff. We had a back-in site right on the river so it was nice to leave the windows open and listen to the water flowing at night. They do not allow any rv's older than 15 yrs. old but there are some permanent mobile homes set up in the park that are fairly run down. My only real complaint was that we did not have cell phone service while there and I normally have service just about everywhere we go. As we had no service and there is no phone at the sites, I felt somewhat out of touch with our family. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lots of shade. Sites level but too close together. Probably because it is an older park. Well situated to Rocky Mountain National Park, outlet mall, general shopping. WIFI available for a fee. Would return to escape the heat of the southwest. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This RV Park is more rustic with rock and packed dirt as the site base. Sits next to the Big Thompson River 22 miles down stream from Estes Park, and about 3 miles west of Loveland. Some residents fish the river. Sites come is all sizes including shaded, wide and long for the big rigs. Staff is very friendly and are mostly people who also seasonally live in the park. There are some permanent residents in the center of the park but no RV older than 15 years is allowed. Three cabins and several tent sites are available. LP Gas services are provided including external bottles for extended stays. Many of the residents are repeat customers that come back every year and are welcomed with flyers distributed to every RV. Old fashioned kid's playground with merry-go-rounds, tall slides, tall swings, and jungle-gym. Specific pet area for walking. Covered picnic area. Recreation and Game rooms. Receives a lot of weekend campers, especially on the river front sites. A very pleasant and quiet park to stay in. I have been there for over a 3 months in 2004 with a Long and Tall Motorhome fitting nicely on a shaded site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Not a bad park, large staff and helpfull. A lot of seasonals. River sites are on the river but you really don't have access to it due to embankment. The biggest drawback is if you are in the area to visit Rocky Mountain National Park, as we were, it ended up being too far away from park for daily ride into park, at least 35 miles away. Better choice for rv parks for visiting RMNP is Estes, Colorado. We would not stay here again as there are nicer parks for same price in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
When you first drive in the site, you are greeted by very friendly folks. And it doesn't stop once you setup camp, you have a fantastic feel the whole time you are here. We went as a camping club, and they were very helpful in keeping us all together. They also made sure that the kids didn't get too out of hand, out of respect for those who didn't have any. And they did this is a friendly way. You would see the water truck go through the site on a regular basis, to keep the dust factor down. They would also chase down vehicles that were going too fast, to also keep the dust down, and help keep it safe. Very large shade trees, that helped during the hotter portion of the summer. Also had large forest fire going on in the area, and they kept folks up to date that didn't receive current news. The only thing that I can complain about, was the dry factor. But they had no control over this, since this is mother
nature's area. And when we left, you are met at the exit, and asked if you enjoyed your visit. And the last you see is a smile and a wave goodbye. What more can you say. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 5 / 10 ]
This camp has a 'permanent' RV area with 'no thru traffic', right in middle of the camp. also, some other trashy areas around the campground besides the trashy looking 'permanent' area. about 40 sites back up to Big Thompson River. We camped here in a camper.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Very friendly staff. A nice, rustic CG that backs up to the Big Thompson River. Lots of well-trimmed trees. More like "camping" with conveniences. We camped here in a camper.