Colorado State Parks With RV Camping

Colorado State Parks With RV Camping
Within the Colorado park system visitors to Coloroado's state park system can hike, backpack, canoe, kayak, river raft, fish, swim, ski, rock-climb and find bouldering problems. The Rocky Mountains, grass-lands, prairies, desert landscapes and mesas can be found in the Colorado parks. RV travelers can camp at many of the state parks within the Rocky Mountain State.

Navajo State Park

Navajo State Park is near Pagosa Springs and Durango in the southwest portion of the state. The park sits on the banks of the 15,000 acre Navajo Reservoir. Guests staying at the campground can fish, swim, canoe and kayak from the camping area. RV campers can choose from three different RV camps within Navajo State Park. Hookups include water, sewer and 30- or 50-amp electric. Pets are allowed in the park but must be leashed at all times. Fire rings and grills are at camping sites. Toilets and hot showers are on the premises for guest comfort. Guests can hike or bike the Piedra and Sambrito Wetlands Trails. Bird watchers can keep an eye out for bald and golden eagles.

Navajo State Park
1526 County Rd 982
Arboles, CO 81121

Rifle Gap State Park

Rifle Gap State Park is in Colorado's western slope and near Grand Junction. RV travelers can stay at sites that have water, sewer and 30- or 50-amp electric connections. Rifle Gap has toilets, showers, barbecue grills, fire rings, and a dump station. There are several different camping areas within the park. Many of the camping sites are on the water. Pets are allowed but must be leashed at all times. Canoeing and kayaking is possible at Rifle Gap State Park. Anglers can fish for bluegill, crappie, trout and bass. Bird-watchers can try to spot wild turkey, great-horned owls, great-blue herons, and Canada geese within the park.

Rifle Gap State Park
5775 Highway 325
Rifle, CO 81650

Steamboat Lake State Park

Steamboat Lake State Park is located in the Rocky Mountains, near the village of Steamboat Springs. Hiking trails leading to the sub-alpine and alpine of the mountains can be found in the park. Mountain bikers have miles of singletrack to enjoy at Steamboat Lake. Bass, bluegill and crappie fishing can be found at the lake, as well as opportunities for canoeing and kayaking. There are RV camping sites that have 30-amp electric connections, and sites without hookups. There are vault toilets, and fresh water taps for drinking and cooking water. Pets are allowed but must be leashed while in the park. The Routt National Forest abuts Steamboat Lake State Park.

Steamboat Lake State Park
61105 RCR 129
Clark, CO 80428

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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