Cherry Creek State Park Campground, is a beautiful state park just southeast of Denver Colorado. The roads into the area are excellent, and the park is very easy to access just a short drive off of Interstate 225. It is only 15 minutes from Denver (depending on traffic) and is close to the Denver Tech center as well. Being on the southeast side of Denver, it would be at least 40 minutes from the foothills if you plan on heading up into the mountains.
There are fuel stations and grocery stores 5-15 minutes away, and any other convenience of a larger city within a short drive. It is a very nice state park, so you of course have easy access to nature as well. We frequently saw deer walking around the campground. There is a large lake for boating, and a fantastic bike trail system within the park as well. During the summer there are many daytime visitors, which can cause a line to get into the park. There is virtually no city noise when in the park. No train lines, or airports nearby. It is actually very peaceful considering how close it is to a larger city. Being near the mile high city, elevation is of course over 5,000 feet. There are residential neighborhoods and also commercial property in the surrounding area, but when you are in the park you feel like you have gotten away from it.
All the internal roads are wide, well maintained, paved asphalt surface. All RV sites are concrete pads, with natural surface areas between most sites and frequent mature trees. The sites are well spaced and don’t feel crowded. The campground is divided into 6 main loops, and 3 other small loops for group gatherings. There are about 150 sites total. About half of the sites are pull throughs, and the rest are back in sites. RV sites are mostly full hook-up with 50amp electricity, but ‘basic’ sites don’t have hook-ups and are more geared for tents. There are about 30 sites that only have occasional water spigots no electricity. The group campsites have some electricity and water spigots, but are not RV sites.
This RV Park is big rig friendly, especially if you get a pull through site. Colorado state parks limit your stay to 2 weeks at a time, and it is likely in your best interest to consider the purchase of a state park pass if staying more than a week in a year. Campground closes the majority of the sites at the end of October, reducing from 6 loops, down to only 1 in November.
There is a beautiful lake and nice trails within the park, but it doesn’t have amenities like you find at private campgrounds. The two restroom/shower buildings are both fairly new and in nice condition, and one of those buildings also has a laundry room. There is also a ranger station within the campground that is open during business hours.
- Level concrete pads with lots of nature around, very peaceful
- Proximity to Denver for conviniences
- Entry into the park can sometimes take a long time because of all the day use visitors to the park
- Can be challenging to get reservations as it is popular
Nightly rates $178/week (but need to have state park pass as well)
The State Park Campground does not accept mail or packages. You will need to send to a local post office, Fed Ex, or UPS shipping location and pick it up.
We don’t believe they have wifi at the campground. We use our own data with Verizon and T-Mobile, so we didn’t try their internet. Verizon and T-Mobile both had 3-4 bars of LTE signal so connectivity speeds were good.
Being a suburb of Denver Colorado, you will have access to all Denver area attractions, which we imagine are a draw for many of the shorter term visitors. As the name implies the campground is within a State Park. There is a wonderful bike trail system and a large lake within this State Park, so there are a large number of daily visitors.
This is a very nice campground in Colorado, which is among our favorite states. Roads in the area are great quality and easy to access for large RVs. Campground is very well maintained with large, level concrete pad sites, and natural surroundings. This is a regular favorite for us when visiting family in Colorado.