The best camping near Cherry Creek State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Cherry Creek adventure.

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FFF Urban Campsite

1 site · RV, Tent2 acres · Lakewood, CO
The Fleischer Family Farm is a small urban farm on the Colorado front range striving to provide opportunities for the local community to source delicious nutrient rich produce, cage free eggs and other cottage food items produced without the use of pesticides or synthetics. Through environmentally respectful practices, our family works tirelessly to be the community provider of quality farm products and your inspiration for continued education in knowing the life cycle of your food.Learn more about this land:The campsite is located on the eastern side of a 2 acre urban vegetable farm. You will camp on the farm property within walking distance of a grocery store, gas station, a few shops and the best local ice cream spot around. You'd never know it though as you'll be surrounded by farm, forest, and residential neighbors. The spot is fairly secluded, has chickens, honeybees and a small fire pit is on site.
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Clear Creek Getaway

13 sites · Lodging20 acres · CO
Welcome to Clear Creek Getaway! NOTE: Absolutely no smoking in the A-frames Bedding: we do not provide beds or bedding Please understand that these types of amenities cost way more providing blankets and sheets pillow’s that I need to launder every day So be prepared to bring your own sleeping pads or air mattress I can provide all for a additional cost of 40.00 for the cleaning crew For the glam dome: file:///var/mobile/Library/SMS/Attachments/cd/13/3781DC46-F036-428E-BFC5-447B16E14D54/Image-1.jpeg Roads : This is a mountain getaway so the roads are dirt. If you have Awd and keep your speed up you will make it fine. The road is a loop the backside can have rocks so please drive up in high clearance vehicles no need for crazy lifted just SUV-Trucks type We are available all year round. No power in units. All A-Frames come with a grill and propane (see photos), and there is also a solar motion light on the deck. All A-frames have heat for the winter months (propane heaters). Located 10 minutes by car from historic gold town Idaho Springs. River rafting when in season. We also have some of Colorado’s best fly fishing. Awesome hikes nearby (Gray's Peak). We are also close to st Mary’s Glacier, gold mine tours, great small-town restaurants (Marion’s pizza, Beau Joe’s) Hot springs within miles. We have portable toilets located close to the units Great views and there is an old mining cabin at the top if you find it please post your pictures! Georgetown lake 5 miles west I 70 Paddle boarding , train ride through the hills Grays Peak Fourteener 7 miles west I 70 St. Mary’s glacier 2 miles east I70 Hot Springs 2 miles east I70 All mining roads can be used for off-road purposes at your own risk. Be careful, very steep and rocky. ( Please note ) after tremendous amounts of work on the road, it seems 2wd cars cannot make it and this place is not suitable for those campers. Please do not block the road going up or the residence in the mobile home park on the front of the road. When coming from east exit 234 Dumont go left over I 70 to Stanley and then left behind the mobile home. Come from the west 235 go left under I70 at Starbucks turn right go 1/2 mile first right go back over I 70 to Stanley and harvest moon trail go left up behind mobile homes NOTE THIS IS LOOP DONT TAKE STEEP ROAD (GO TO THE LEFT).
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Lone Rock Retreat

4 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Bailey, CO
Lone Rock Retreat is 50 acres of meadow, forest, ponds, and rocky inclines at the base of the 9,000 ft Lone Rock. You can explore it all in any season. The ponds are stocked with fish and ready for paddle boarding, paddle boating, fishing, swimming, or just relaxing on the dock. Walking/hiking trails are plentiful throughout the property. Find a little peace close to civilization but not too close.
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Prospector’s Rush

7 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Central City, CO
Welcome to Prospector’s Rush campground located on a 5-acre old mining claim near Idaho Springs, Colorado. This unique rustic campground offers visitors a chance to reconnect with nature while experiencing the rich history of the area. 4WD is necessary to access our property!!! As you arrive, you'll be greeted by the untouched beauty of the Rocky Mountains and the sound of a nearby stream. The campground is surrounded by towering pine trees and a variety of wildlife (moose, deer, elk, turkeys and black bear), providing a peaceful and serene atmosphere. Prospector’s Rush campground offers tent sites and RV sites, each with plenty of space for campers to spread out and enjoy the natural surroundings. While we do not have running water on site, we do have a pit toilet. This is a true camping experience, allowing you to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life and immerse yourself in the simplicity of nature. As you explore the area, you'll discover remnants of the old mining operation, including abandoned mineshafts. You can also hike the nearby trails, or simply relax and enjoy the beauty of the starry night sky. At Prospector’s Rush campground, we pride ourselves on offering a true wilderness experience, with limited amenities to ensure that you can fully appreciate the natural beauty of the area. Come visit Prospector’s Rush campground and discover a piece of Colorado's rich history while immersing yourself in the peace and tranquility of pure nature. 4WD is mandatory!!
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Glen Isle Resort

20 sites · RVs, Tents101 acres · Bailey, CO
(If you book with us, please don’t follow your GPS if it tries to make you turn at the Coney Island hot dog stand. Glen Isle is .5 miles past the hot dog stand.) Due to the ongoing issues with forest fires in our area and insurance issues at this time, we will no longer have open wood-burning fires. Propane fires are permitted if you have a portable campfire ring, please feel free to bring your own. We do have a couple available for rent onsite. For your safety and ours: absolutely no check in/arrival after dark sets in; Around 5:15pm during winter months. 7:30pm summer There are many reasons why you would want to camp at Glen Isle Resort! Glen Isle is located in Bailey, Colorado which is the perfect vacation spot for friends, family, reunions, or a private get away. Glen Isle was originally built for an escape from hectic Denver. Once you cross the bridge into the resort, you’ll understand why it has served as a peaceful getaway for over a century. The Platte River welcomes you and divides the property from Highway 285. If you love to fish, you have a mile of the river to use at your disposal. If hiking is your forte and you desire to explore nature, Glen Isle is surrounded by the National Forest, Lost Creek Wilderness, Payne Gulch Trailhead, the Colorado Trail and many private acres for you to explore. You will find history narrates the Native American’s story where Glen Isle was once used as an Indian encampment, and numerous trees still stand today that were culturally modified to mark sacred treasures. If you seek tranquility, you will find hummingbirds and chipmunks always seeking an audience to entertain. Starting June 1st, we will offer evening activities, and campers are welcome to come to the lodge, shop in our gift shop. We also have snacks for purchase, and popcorn for our guests to enjoy. (Glorious Glen Isle was unoccupied for six years. We are in the process of renovating hundred year old cabins, and the 8,000 square foot lodge. Our camping areas have a river setting, glorious valley views, and a private setting surrounded by the National Forest. However, there is renovation and construction going on around some areas of the property. Additionally, as you can see from the map and read in a few reviews, we are just on the other side of the beautiful Platte River from Highway 285. About 75% of our guests are not bothered by the busyness of the this highway but others can be more sensitive to the noise. We want Glen-Isle campers to enjoy their experience as much as possible, so if you would like more information, please do not hesitate to ask. Our goal is to share the property with others, and to have the "happiest" campers in Colorado!) Glen Isle Resort was opened in 1901, by five original investors. In 1923, the property was bought by the Baldwin's and in the 1940's it was given to the Baldwin's granddaughter, Barbara and her husband Gordon Tripp. The Tripp family owned and operated the resort until Barbara's death in November 2012. Mary Ruth grew up coming to Glen Isle Resort as a child in the 1970's. Her favorite memories are the chuckwagon dinners, horseback riding, evening dances, movie nights, and the endless activities that never grew old. Mary Ruth grew up, married Greg, and they started bringing their five boys to Glen Isle Resort. Mary Ruth and Greg were both professionals in education, and visited Glen Isle in the summer of 2016 after an Adele concert. They found their beloved Glen Isle was being sold. After much consideration, they found the idea of not pursuing a dream to be more terrifying than looking back and wondering "why" they didn't...so they began the magical journey to purchase, restore, and bring historical Glen Isle back to life.
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Sherwood Creek Camp and Glamp

5 sites · Lodging, Tents24 acres · Nederland, CO
This forested and open meadow property is located on a seasonal creek 2 miles from the quaint mountain town of Nederland, Colorado. A short drive to both Boulder & Denver and situated in the picturesque Front Range, Nederland has convenient access to skiing, mountain biking, hiking & camping, including many points of access to the Continental Divide. The property is within walking distance of Boulder County Open Space and Indian Peaks Wilderness trails for endless biking and hiking adventures. Sites are private and secluded. There is a 20-foot tipi, a quaint treehouse, and a tent site camp that can be rented separately or together for larger groups. Toilet, picnic table, and potable water all available onsite. We have endless hiking, biking, and mountain fun activities onsite and nearby! Space for camper vans as well! We look forward to hosting you soon.
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Serenity in the Foothills

12 sites · RVs, Tents3600 acres · Conifer, CO
***NO BOOKINGS ACCEPTED UNTIL YOUR CAR INFORMATION IS PROVIDED*** Basic car information will help us ensure you and your party have no issues driving on our forest roads. YEAR LONG FIRE BAN- propane fire rings are allowed Welcome to Serenity in the Foothills. Located an hour west of Denver, this 3600 acre ranch features 12 spaced out campsites that offer quite a bit of privacy. There are tons of trails/ roads to hike and bike around on, as well as many amazing views. Resort Valley Ranch was combined from around 15 homesteads by the Corbin family. You will see lots of relics and evidence related to those homesteads across our property! Please do not disturb any artifacts or relics on our property, we are very conservation minded with the history as well as the natural beauty of the area. Come enjoy this hidden private jewel in the pines of Jefferson County, Colorado! We want to ensure your vehicle and trailer won't get damaged while commuting to your campsite. Please read about our campsites and make sure the one you pick works for your car/trailer. -NO fifth wheels (ALL sites). -Maximum length of trailers is 22ft(Select campsites) -Trailers must have adequate clearance: 8 inches or higher with no low hanging plumbing. -Sites 1, 2 : 4WD/ SUV- Short camper trailers only (12 foot max) -Site 3 : 4WD/SUV vehicles only -Sites 4-12(excluding site 11): 4WD/SUV with good clearance are recommended as well as trailers (22 foot max) -Site 11 : 4WD vehicles only. If your trailer is bigger than 22 feet, our sister camp-site Resort Valley Ranch may be able to accommodate you. (Also located on Hipcamp) **When booking, please include basic information about your car/ trailer clearance to ensure that your campsite you've selected will accommodate it!**
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Rustic Creek Ranch

32 sites · RVs, Tents160 acres · Bailey, CO
The 160 acre ranch was homesteaded by my grandfather over 100 years ago. He was an engineer. The plan was to use this property as summer grazing for his cattle. The cows were wintered at the other ranch about 10 miles away, which was homesteaded by my great grandfather. Because my grandfather could survey, he made sure the property lines zigzaged up the valley so the small creek was in the middle to provide water for the animals. He chose well. It is a beautiful, quiet place with elk, deer and wild turkeys. There are tons of wild flowers in the summer. Columbines, the Colorado state flower, wild roses, paintbrushes and lots of wild chokecherries. With nice views of nearby mountains, open pastures, evergreen forests and aspen groves, it looks like it did 100 years ago. Plus, there are a couple of ponds for your dogs to cool off in. Since the first cattle, the ranch has also been home to goats, chickens, horses, and now alpacas and llamas. And of course the Great Pyrenees ranch dogs. I had a house built a few years ago and live on the property full time. The ranch is surrounded by Pike National Forest with the Colorado Trail connecting the property in a number of places. Some of the highest ranked mountain bike trails are nearby. There are lots of places on and off the property to hike, mountain bike and ride your horse. On a clear night you can see thousands of stars and hear coyotes howl. For a drone video of the ranch check out: YouTube's Midsummer 2020 Flyover. Elevation 8,000 feet, Average Summer Temperatures: Days 60-80 f, Nights 45-60 f, Sunshine Average 73-80%, Colorado Trail Segment 3, USGS Maps: Windy Peak & Green Mountain quadrangles. This is the official info. Basically, the weather is usually similar to the Denver area - just 10 degrees cooler. About 8 miles away is the small town of Bailey. It has just about everything you might need: small grocery store, gas, laundry, art gallery, a dollar store, hardware store, camping and sports equipment, brew pub, winery, a few restaurants, potable water station and more.
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Apollo Ranch

3 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Bennett, CO
5 acres with a 50-foot-long asphalt pad with Water hook up and 50amp, 30amp, or 20amp electrical hook ups. TWO RV sites that will accommodate up to 38 foot camper/travel trailer/fifth wheel. If you happen to be traveling with horses, we can accommodate two horses if needed. Two large 25x22 pens with stalls available for additional charge of $30 per pen with 12x12 stall. Heated automatic waterer. First bag of shavings included. Secure and gated property. Plenty of room for Horse Trailer parking. Great view of Pikes Peak! Easy pull through spot. Country vibe and only 35 minutes from downtown Denver. Five minutes off I-70. Very little light pollution for wonderful star gazing. Great local Diners close by and amenities including grocery stores and fuel stations only 5 minutes away. Dogs are welcome!! Off Leash area provided!
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Historic Homestead Barn Yard

1 site · RV1 acre · Edgewater, CO
Learn more about this land: This site is on an 1889 Homestead property located West of Denver and East of Golden. The camping space is a 1/3 acre field adjacent to a barn and barn-yard with goats and chickens who love to interact with people. It is near (walking distance) the communities of Edgewater, Wheat Ridge, Lakewood and Denver. You can also walk less than 1 minute to a bus stop which will take you to East to downtown Denver, West to Golden, connects with the Light rail, airport and points in between.  Just 5 blocks away is a great neighborhood bar and grill, a beer garden and a bakery. Many other dining, pub and brewery options just 10 blocks away. Popular Sloans Lake park is 12 blocks away and quieter Crown Hill Lake/Park is about 20 blocks away. We have free WiFi, basic 20 amp electric service and fresh water on a fill-your-tank basis. We offer a monthly rate at a 40% discount ! And we also give you some of the fresh eggs from our chickens!
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Tuff's Ranch, LLC

20 sites · RVs40 acres · Bennett, CO
As long as Tuff can remember, he always wanted to be a farmer. At the age of 3 years, his appetite geared only towards eggs which prompted his mom to adopt some chickens. After hatching his own eggs, raising baby chicks, and growing fruits and vegetables, Tuff embodied a true farmer and rancher by also raising cattle and alpacas. In October of 2021, Tuff moved to his own acreage and ranch located in beautiful Bennett, Colorado. Tuff's goals are to educate more people about the importance of farmers and where the food on their dinner plates comes from. In 2021, Tuff started a nonprofit animal rescue (501(c)(3)) business in addition to maintaining his ranch. Learn more about this land: A cattle ranch in beautiful Bennett, Colorado that is owned by 10-year-old Tuff! Chickens, alpacas, cattle, horses, emus, goats, and pigs to see and play with! 5055 S. Kiowa-Bennett Rd 5055 S. County Road 137 Conveniently located at I-70 exit 305 Kiowa-Bennett Road (Eastbound) and I-70 exit 306 Kiowa (Westbound). From Eastbound I-70, go south (right) through the flashing caution light (about 7.7 miles). The first gate on the right is where we are located! From Westbound I-70, go forward through the stop sign. Turn south (left) on Kiowa-Bennett Road. This will take you OVER the Interstate. Continue south through the flashing caution light (7.7 miles). The first gate on the right is where we are located! https://maps.app.goo.gl/6ptL8Hn9zAdYcqobA ​ Please park parallel to the highway against the fence, facing the barn and Outpost. (720) 263-2279 You can view all of our product offerings at http://www.TuffsRanch.com Please come see us whenever you can safely arrive. We live and work here, so the posted hours are not set in stone. We are extremely laid back and mellow; hopefully, you will be able to relax and enjoy your stay here, too. We do ask for check out by 0900 M-F since we do homeschool Tuff. Thank you! Farm-fresh eggs are available! Beef, chicken, and pork have limited availability. Goats milk soaps, snacks, and meatsticks, are available as well. Feed the cattle and chickens!
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Boulder Tintype Ranch

4 sites · RVs, Tents2 acres · Boulder, CO
Welcome to our charming 2-acre farm nestled in East Boulder, just minutes from town. Our location offers proximity to decent walking trails, a bike park, and shopping, making it an ideal stop to restock on your way to or from the mountains. Fresh eggs are available for purchase. First come first serve. Feel free to park anywhere along the fence by the pond - that is where it is most flat - although please note there is no access to the pond itself. It’s our neighbor’s property. Perhaps the most unique offering is the opportunity for tintype portraits! All Hipcamp guests save 10%. Our host is a tintype photographer specializing in antique portraits made with silver on metal plates. Whether it's a portrait of you and your rig, a couples portrait, or a family portrait, the possibilities are endless. Check out "The Tintype Company" online for more information. TheTintypeCompany.com Here's what you can expect: The good: Easy in and out location Affordable rates Fresh eggs for sale Beautiful view of the mountains Summertime creek on the property Tintypes! The not-so-good: Some road noise (pretend ocean waves) Limited shade Maximum stay of 2 nights Please be aware that our chickens roam freely during the day. Non-aggressive dogs are welcome but must be leashed if they pose a nuisance or danger to the chickens. The chickens will not run from your dogs and are therefor easy to kill. Please don’t let that happen!!! We will hold you morally and financially responsible to the tune of $250 per chicken killed or injured.
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The best camping near Cherry Creek State Park guide

Overview

About

Situated in Aurora, just outside of Denver, Cherry Creek Park is a popular spot for cycling, hiking, fishing, target practice, swimming, and water sports—plus there's a marina with boat and jet ski rentals. The most unusual park feature is its model airplane flying field, Suhaka Field, with two paved runways. While the park’s urban location means it gets a lot of day-trippers, it’s also a fun place to spend the night. The Cherry Creek Campground has a mix of tent and RV camping plus hot showers, laundry facilities, and an amphitheater.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. You can reserve one of the 135 campsites through the Colorado Parks and Wildlife online reservation system or over the phone. 
  2. Reservations can be made up to six months advance. Same-day reservations are also available on the phone or online, but not in person.
  3. Summer weekends fill fast, so book early or keep checking online for cancellations.
  4. Only the Abilene Loop remains open from November through March.  
  5. If you’re struggling to secure a reservation, there are plenty of alternative options in the area, including lodges and Hipcamps.

When to go

The park is at its busiest in June-August, and can get very crowded, particularly on weekends. May and September are good alternatives, with warm temperatures but fewer people, especially during the weekdays, when local children are in school. November through March is the off season and while one loop of the campground is open, many of the services and facilities are closed. Snow is not uncommon in winter months, so be prepared.

Know before you go

  • The park is located in a suburb of Denver, and there are plenty of spots to pick up food and supplies within a few minutes’ drive. Firewood is available for sale onsite.
  • Cherry Creek State Park often reaches capacity on weekends and vehicles without camping reservations will not be allowed to enter if the park is full.
  • Campers must have both a camping reservation and a separate Colorado State Parks Annual Pass or a Daily Pass (for parking). Park passes are available online and onsite.  
  • Dogs are welcome, though they must remain on a leash, except for in the designated off-leash area.

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