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Have decided to visit my son & his family in Denver Colorado area this summer. Will be going from here in Jacksonville Florida. Plan to leave June 1st & come back Sept 1st. Looking for advice on campgrounds in the Denver area. 30 ft. Holiday Rambler class A. Taking my Lab dog & pulling a toad. Maybe Chatfield state park. Also need one with extended stay rates. Have all the books & websites just prefer opinions of folks who have had good expierences. Thanks !

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Dakota Ridge in Golden.. VERY clean VERY neat grounds.. its a must if your staying in the Denver area.. We live in Parker and like going for just weekend get aways..
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Saying 'the Denver area' is like saying 'the Phoenix area'. Both cover hundreds of square miles. E.g., from one side of metro Phoenix to the other is a 1.5+ hour drive and 80+ mile stretch.

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I have stayed at Cherry Creek state park 3 times for 1 week each time. It is just south of the Denver city limits. Deer all over and lots of other wildlife. Have had 3 dogs with me no problem keep him on a leash and pick up after him. These are very large full hook up sites with concrete pads. I think they are quite busy during camping season. I stayed there last in Sept. 2011 the campground really is that nice and almost in downtown Denver.


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Dakota Ridge may not be the best choice for an extended stay in the summer. Per their web site they charge $900 + electricity per month.

Where is your son located? There is a possibility of other choices depending on which part of the metro Denver area in which he is located.

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Thanks, Son lives in Highlands Ranch so would like to be within 50 miles or so. Like the Cherry Creek website,sounds good . Also Dakota Ridge sounds good. Thanks for responses

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Depending on how long you want to stay, Cherry Creek and Chatfield are state parks and they have a limit on how long you can stay. You can only stay 14 days in a 45 day period. One way around is to use your name for 14 days, and then use your wifes name for 14 days with a different address. I know because I used to work making campground reservations on a part time basis.

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Cheyenne mountain state park (near Pike's peak) is absolutely gorgeous and the campground is amazingly clean and new.


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Chatfield is a great place & it's next to H.R. as well, loop D is all full hook ups for bigger rigs with a mix of back ins & pull thrus..


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As others said Chatfield is next to HR, but limited to 14 days and when you add on the day use fees for a TOAD it can be expensive. Not too far away is Flying Saucer RV park on 285 and santa FE Ave. Also another private RV park next to the Flying Saucer on Federal but cannot remember the name. Both are converted Mobile home parks and the one on Federal still has lots of mobiles and is very clean but allows no pets.


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