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"No longer open weekends and holidays"

Contrary to the photo, the dump is now only open Monday to Friday 7:30AM - 2:00PM. Did not get to use it since we were there on a Saturday when the gate was locked. Should have checked the city website first, which has the current hours.

1994 days ago

Colorado Campground Woodland Park, CO
2345 days ago

"Pleasant setting in the pines near Woodland Park"

We wanted to spend a couple weeks in the area and happened upon this campground where we got very lucky and found one of only two sites with electric that was non-reservable and vacant. Many of the sites here are short and unlevel but this one was... Read more

2346 days ago

"Convenient location to Salida"

We've been in the Salida area several times but this was our first time staying here. We wanted somewhere to hang out close to town over the Labor Day holiday and the price was right. We got a great site well off the dusty main road above the... Read more

Pine Cove Campground Breckenridge, CO
2347 days ago

"Just a parking lot but right on the lake"

This is the only non-reservation campground near Dillon Reservoir, and although it's just an asphalt parking lot and sites are close, it's a great location right on the lake for putting in a kayak or SUP. There are no hookups, but water is... Read more

Heaton Bay Campground Silverthorne, CO
2347 days ago

"Great forest service campground near Dillon Reservoir"

A very convenient place to camp near the bike path and the cute towns of Dillon, Silverthorne, and Frisco. We came in without reservations and could only get a site for a couple nights but while there I booked reservations at two more different... Read more

2347 days ago

"Pleasant setting in the pines but too close to I-70"

This park is owned by the city of Denver and is touted as “America’s first motor-camping area”, built in 1918. Sites are a mixture of RV and tent-only, and not really big rig friendly as there are lots of trees, steep roads, and tight turns. We... Read more

2347 days ago

"Very nice campground convenient to Denver"

Friends had recommended we stay here to visit Denver, and we're glad we did. Sites have electric only but there is an RV water fill station so be sure to stop and fill up before pulling into your site. Dump station was fine but the vault toilets... Read more

Clear Creek RV Park Golden, CO
2347 days ago

"Great location but power issues"

We were looking for a place to camp close to Denver for a doctor appointment and managed to get a cancellation here. It's like the other reviewers said, the sites are very close and ours was not very level. We did like site #1 because it was next... Read more
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"No longer open weekends and holidays"
Colorado Campground
Woodland Park, CO
"Pleasant setting in the pines near Woodland Park"
"Convenient location to Salida"
Pine Cove Campground
Breckenridge, CO
"Just a parking lot but right on the lake"
Heaton Bay Campground
Silverthorne, CO
"Great forest service campground near Dillon Reservoir"
"Pleasant setting in the pines but too close to I-70"
"Very nice campground convenient to Denver"
Clear Creek RV Park
Golden, CO
"Great location but power issues"
"It's all about the location"
Dutch George Campground
Livermore, CO
"Nice little campground right on the Cache la Poudre RIver."
"Nice state park near Steamboat Springs"
Ami's Acres Campground
Glenwood Springs, CO
"Strange little RV park too close to I-70"
"Only dump in area"
"A decent RV park for an overnight stay or a visit to Grand Junction"
"Nice clean free dump station"
White Spar Campground
Prescott, AZ
"Great Forest Service campground just a few minutes from downtown Prescott"
Furnace Creek Campground
Death Valley, CA
"One of the nicer national park campgrounds we've stayed at."
"Nice place to spend a night or two on the way to or from Death Valley"
"Okay spot for visiting Joshua Tree"
"Very nice county park in the off season"
Catalina Spa RV Resort
Desert Hot Springs, CA
"Okay place to stay to visit the Palm Springs area"
"Very nice RV resort near Temecula"
"Just a parking lot but such a great location."
Aspen Ridge RV Park
South Fork, CO
"Good one night stopover "
"One of our favorite boondocking sites"
White Star Campground
Twin Lakes, CO
"Very nice forest service campground near Twin Lakes"
"Our favorite campground in Curecanti NRA"
"Popular boondocking area close to Crested Butte"
Vedauwoo Campground
Buford, WY
Shady Creek RV Park
Cedaredge, CO
"Quirky little park close to Colorado's beautiful Grand Mesa."
"Scenic and convenient to Yuma."
Viejas Casino
Alpine, CA
"Can't beat it for the price."
"Lovely Forest Service campground close to Telluride with great views and nice showers."
North Rim Campground
North Rim, AZ
"Nice national park campground within walking distance of the canyon rim."
"Decent RV park close to Page and Lake Powell"
Indian Peaks RV Park
Cedar City, UT
"Convenient to Cedar City, Cedar Breaks and Kolob Canyon (Zion NP)"
"We loved it!"
"Good place to spend a night while traveling along Hwy 50"
"Scenic Nevada state park with good hiking"
"Very quiet national park campground just a few miles from Lehman Caves visitor center"
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Life's Little Adventures: Salida, CO Revisited

We left Woodland Park last Monday after stopping off at Diamond RV Park for a $10 dump. Jim didn’t want to carry much water over the passes we climbed, so we detoured a few miles to fill up at the Pon...

Life's Little Adventures: Colorado Campground, Woodland Park, CO

In 2010 we spent a couple weeks near Woodland Park, CO at South Meadows, a forest service campground just a few miles north of town. We liked the area and it’s only 57 miles to our friends’ house in L...

Life's Little Adventures: Still at the Reservoir

Despite the parking lot setting and close neighbors, we decided to spend our 14 day limit here at Pine Cove Campground on Dillon Reservoir, given the beautiful lake view and all there is to do in the...

Life's Little Adventures: Chief Hosa and St. Mary’s

On Wednesday we headed 20 miles west of Denver, climbing up to Chief Hosa Campground near Evergreen, CO, at an elevation of 7,700’. Billed as “America’s first motor-camping area” and opened in 1918, t...

Life's Little Adventures: Bear Creek Lake Park, Lakewood, CO

Bear Creek Lake Park is a 1,600 acre park centered around three lakes in the foothills of Lakewood, CO, about 15 miles from downtown Denver. It contains a popular campground, and when I made reservati...

Life's Little Adventures: Golden, CO

We spent four nights at Clear Creek RV Park, just a few blocks from downtown Golden. The park is run by the city, although they definitely charge private RV park rates, as we are paying $43/night for...

Life's Little Adventures: Search results for dutch george

It was 134 miles and two passes from Stagecoach State Park to our next destination, the Cache la Poudre River Canyon. We didn’t hook up the car since we would be doing high elevation climbing, first 9...

Life's Little Adventures: Search results for dutch george

It was 134 miles and two passes from Stagecoach State Park to our next destination, the Cache la Poudre River Canyon. We didn’t hook up the car since we would be doing high elevation climbing, first 9...

Life's Little Adventures: Stagecoach State Park, CO

We spent four nights at Stagecoach State Park, 16 miles south of Steamboat Springs, in the verdant Yampa Valley on Stagecoach Reservoir. This was our first time at a Colorado State Park, since we don’...

Life's Little Adventures: Glenwood Springs, CO

After a last minute change in plan Wednesday due to heat, we ended up in Glenwood Springs at Ami’s Acres Campground, where they had one last site for four nights to get us through the weekend. It’s a...

Life's Little Adventures: We Bagged Zanja Peak

  Okay, so maybe it wasn’t Mr. Whitney, but after a three week hiking hiatus it felt like it to us. We did climb 2.7 miles with 1,000’ of elevation gain to Zanja Peak (elevation 3,533) from our camps...

Life's Little Adventures: Yucaipa Regional Park, Yucaipa, CA

  We had a very good week in Hemet. Played pickleball every morning for at least a couple hours and met some really nice people. Also had a great visit and lunch with George and Tina at their lovely...

Life's Little Adventures: A Short Move to Hemet, CA

  We spent 12 nights at Jojoba Hills, maxing out our allowed 28 nights per year, and we didn’t do one single hike. In fact we didn’t even walk much, but we did play pickleball every day and loved it....

Life's Little Adventures: Slots and Ladders

  On Tuesday we hooked up the car and took the long and winding road from north to south through Joshua Tree National Park. Our destination was the south overflow camping area on Cottonwood Springs Rd...

Life's Little Adventures: Return to Joshua Tree National Park

  We left the Mojave Preserve on Easter Sunday and headed south to Joshua Tree. Not wanting to to try and find a site in one of the crowded campgrounds (with no internet) we opted for the BLM area nor...

Life's Little Adventures: Furnace Creek Campground, Death Valley National Park

  This is our second time visiting Death Valley, the first being the nine long, cold nights we spent here in late December/early January of 2009/10. It’s a little different this time around. Much lar...

Life's Little Adventures: Hole-In-The-Wall Campground, Mojave National Preserve

  After leaving Pahrump we decided to spend the weekend back at Silurian Lake, where we stopped on the way to Death Valley a couple weeks ago. It was much hotter this time, low 90s, but we survived by...

Life's Little Adventures: Silurian Dry Lake

  Yesterday morning was still quite windy with intermittent drizzle, so we waited it out and by 11 the wind had died down and we decided to leave Catalina Spa to make our way towards Death Valley. Co...

Life's Little Adventures: Two in Tillamook

  We’ve spent the past two nights next to the very small airport in Tillamook, Oregon at the Port of Tillamook Bay RV Park. Not much to it, $10/night for just dry camping in an open field, but it’s...

Life's Little Adventures: Afton Canyon BLM Campground

  Since we didn’t leave Ridgecrest until 11 yesterday, and didn’t want to drive 250 miles to Las Vegas, I found a BLM campground, Afton Canyon, about 37 miles northeast of Barstow, just about halfway...

Life's Little Adventures: Croton Spring Backcountry Site, Big Bend National Park, TX

  We arrived in Big Bend National Park yesterday afternoon, and even though it’s mighty hot, we are glad we came back. When we were here in December 2008, that was our first real exposure to the vast...

Life's Little Adventures

  Our month in Cedaredge, CO is quickly winding down so before we leave we wanted to get in a little more hiking up the road on Grand Mesa. One of the first and best hikes we did there was the Crag C...

Life's Little Adventures: Viejas Casino, Alpine, CA

    We left the heat of Yuma on Monday for a 150 mile drive west on CA I-8 to Alpine, where we are spending three nights (the maximum allowed) in the parking lot of Viejas Casino. It was a very wind...

Life's Little Adventures: Matterhorn Campground, Telluride, CO

  After leaving Navajo National Monument we entered Colorado, where we were planning to hang around Cortez and Durango for awhile. With the heat we knew camping without hookups was not an option, so...

Life's Little Adventures: Last Days at the North Rim

  On Friday after lunch we moved a quarter mile to the North Rim campground, where we were lucky to have gotten a very nice pull-through site on the perimeter. For a national park campground it’s bet...

Life's Little Adventures: Grand Canyon North Rim

  We’ve wanted to visit the North Rim of the Grand Canyon for years but our timing was never right, so this year when we decided to spend part of the summer in Colorado, we discovered that the North...

Life's Little Adventures: A Good Week

A Good Week Please excuse the layout of this post since I'm writing it directly to Blogger. Windows Live Writer is down and it seems impo...

Life's Little Adventures: Washoe Lake State Park, Nevada Via Lake Tahoe

  It was another early departure for us on Tuesday, hooked up and leaving Glory Hole Recreation Area before 9:30. Based on advice from a friend we decided to head east on 88 over 8,600’ Carson Pass a...

Life's Little Adventures: Cave Lake State Park, NV: A Nice Find Along the Loneliest Road

After our night at Bob Scott Campground near Austin, NV, we continued east along Hwy 50 with nary another car in sight. By the time we reached Eureka 60 miles later it was time for a break so we stopp...

Life's Little Adventures: Great Basin National Park, Part 2

  Great Basin National Park’s slogan is “Half the park is after dark”. So we followed the instructions I received that morning to gather at 7:30 in the Summit trail parking area, elevation 10,000’, f...

Life's Little Adventures: Great Basin National Park, Part 1

  Having the distinction of being one of the lesser visited national parks seemed like reason enough to join the 90,000 people a year who come to Great Basin. That in comparison to Great Smoky Mounta...

Life's Little Adventures: The Loneliest Road

Back in 1986 a Life Magazine article was said to have named US Highway 50 through Nevada as “The Loneliest Road”.  After this a AAA spokesperson said "It's totally empty. There are no points of int...

Life's Little Adventures: Park Sierra, Coarsegold, CA

    We’re spending five nights at Park Sierra, another SKP park in Coarsegold, CA, about 25 miles north of Fresno on the way to the south entrance of Yosemite. Our Lazy Daze friend Lorna has had a lo...

Life's Little Adventures: Glory Hole Recreation Area, Angels Camp, CA

  We headed out of Yosemite by 9:30 on Thursday morning with the threat of rain and/or snow looming overhead. Our new mifi device was waiting for us at the post office in the Mother Lode town of Sono...

Life's Little Adventures: Surprised By Sequoia

  With a much nicer back roads drive through citrus groves on Friday, we arrived at Sequoia RV Ranch in Three Rivers, CA by early afternoon, giving us plenty of time to spend the rest of the day in S...

Life's Little Adventures: Kings Canyon National Park

  We spent three nights at the Azalea Campground in Kings Canyon, typical of most national park campgrounds. I called ahead to be sure we would fit into the sites and was assured that it would not be...

Life's Little Adventures: March 2015

  It’s been a good first week in San Diego. Eight different breweries/brewpubs, a multitude of fine tasting beer, and the company of friends. It’s been enough to make us like our little piece of conc...

Life's Little Adventures: Saddle Mountain BLM, Tonopah, AZ

  We’re back in the boonies of Tonopah, Arizona, where there is plenty of quiet, scenic BLM land near Saddle Mountain for dispersed camping. And we just happened to find Debbie on I-10 in Phoenix, so...

Life's Little Adventures: Torrey, Utah

  Late Thursday afternoon we arrived in Torrey, after almost leaving Sophie  in Provo as she made another great escape while we were getting ready. That poor cat really needs a home on a farm where s...

Life's Little Adventures: Kodachrome Basin State Park, Cannonville, Utah

  We ended up spending three nights at Kodachrome Basin State Park, near Cannonville, Utah. Although we tried to find some dispersed camping on nearby BLM land, there were quite a few RVs on the choi...

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