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Hi friends, we are looking at staying at Rifle Gap State Park in mid-June for a few days before heading out to Country Jam. Our 5th wheel toyhauler is 38' long. It seems almost all the campgrounds there have some spots can accommodate us, and we don't care about full hookups, just electric would be nice. We will not be bringing the RZR on this trip so we probably wouldn't stay in the Sage campground.

Can anybody who has visited there give me some insight on the best campsites and/or anything else we should know? We plan on booking on Sunday, the first possible day, for a Sunday-Wednesday visit, so I think we'll have our pick of spots this early. The husband likes easy in/out without too many trees close by or boulders/rocks making it difficult to swing out wide enough. Prefer pull-through but back-in is fine too.


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Posted: 12/04/17 02:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here are some reviews of the 9 parks in/around Rifle

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There are two separate camp grounds. the last time we stayed was on the lake campground, this is the first one you come to. There are shaded spots in the other campsite but it is a lot smaller. Pull thru sites are plentiful around the lake. if you are going to be there a few days it is worth it to visit the other campsite as there are good picture opportunities there.


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We have stayed in the Lakeview Loop in site 12 the last two years. It is as wonderful site: concrete, perfectly level, covered picnic shelter, full hook up. I'd definitely go there again. Great view, high above the lake, quiet. Can't say enough good about it.





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padredw wrote:

We have stayed in the Lakeview Loop in site 12 the last two years. It is as wonderful site: concrete, perfectly level, covered picnic shelter, full hook up. I'd definitely go there again. Great view, high above the lake, quiet. Can't say enough good about it.


Thank you, that site does look lovely! Good view and quiet are high on our list since the latter part of that week at Country Jam is boondocking in an alfalfa field with 30,000 of our closest friends haha! The one I was eyeing in the Lakeview campground is spot 14, which is right next to 12, so good to know that they are as nice as they look in the photos online.

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Yes, I think site 14 is entirely comparable to site 12. You won't go wrong there.

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We were there this last summer and stayed in the upper loop, didn't see a campsite that wouldn't work for most anything. We have a 38ft 5th and an extra vehicle. Great place!


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Vette Racer wrote:

We were there this last summer and stayed in the upper loop, didn't see a campsite that wouldn't work for most anything. We have a 38ft 5th and an extra vehicle. Great place!


Great, thank you! This is only our 2nd year with the big 5er so we're still not super confident with the size... so big campsites are nice!

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We live pretty close to this park and have been there (or past there) more than a few times. If I might make another suggestion: have you considered heading a little further upstream and camping at Rifle Falls SP? A little higher up, cooler, quieter (no boat noise), and more trees. Of course if you're wanting to be close to the lake for fishing or boating, then Rifle Gap is a better choice.


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I second the idea of Rifle Falls S.P. It is smaller, quieter, and has grass and shade. The only negative is my wife always sees a lot of small water snakes that come out of the creek area. At least they are small and harmless.

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