This popular Denver metro area park is surrounded by beautiful rolling foothills, expansive reservoir and abundant wildlife. The park includes camping, a full-service livery, miles of hiking and biking trails, a popular lake, the Chatfield marina and one of the most popular hot-air balloon launch areas on the Front Range. Great Blue herons nest within Chatfield from March through September near the southern border of the park. Four camping areas boast 197 sites. All campsites are surrounded by grass, are within walking distance to the lake and have picnic tables and grills
Posted by: TrailAPI
on December 2, 2012
ADA Fish. Access, Beach (Swimming), Biking, Bird Watching, Boat Ramp, Boat Rental, Boating, Camper Services Bldg, Comfort Station, Cross Country Skiing, Dog Training Area, Dump Station, Firewood Available, Fishing, Group Campground, Group Pavilions Available, Group Picnic Area, Hatchery For Fish, Hiking, Historical Site(S), Horseback Riding, Hot Air Balloon Launch, Ice Fishing, Interpretitive Programs, Jet Skiing, Laundry, Laundry Facilities, Marina, Model Airplane Field, Model Airplane Flying, Parking, Pay Phones Available, Photography, Picnicking, Playground, Sailing And Sailboarding, Showers, Skating, Snack Br Concession, Snow Shoeing, Snow Sledding, Stables, Store (Retail), Swimming, Telephone, Toilet, Pit/Vault, Water Skiing, Wildlife Watching Opportunity
Electrical hookups, Pets OK, Sewer hookups, Water hookups
From $20/night to $26/night peak season with full hookups. Group sites $124/night.
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Reviews of Chatfield State Park
Reviewed by Scott Ganschow on January 14, 2019
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Note: This is for winter camping at Chatfield only.
Chatfield State Park is open for camping year round, however, only the C-Loop is open during the winter. Each site has an electrical hookup, and some of the sites have tent pads. If you require a dump station, one is available at the Roxborough Road entrance to the park. Cost is $36 per night, maximum stay 14 nights each 45 day period.
The reservation office is only able to take fees for the night you come in. You have to put your name on a list, and the campsites are released at 1pm based upon availability. You have to make reservations on the Reserve Amerca website. You can reserve up to six months in advance, and you must register at least three days in advance. The website is not very user-friendly. It does not display a list of available sites, nor the length of time a particular site is available. You have to search by site, and keep changing the days you are interested in until you find what you want. The registration office can look that information up for you, but cannot make the reservation for you.
The sites themselves are decently sized, and are quite private, despite seeming close together.
There are multiple bathrooms around the loop, however, in the winter, only the main restroom building is open and has men's, women's, and a family bathrooms. The building also has showers - .50 cents for first three minutes and 1 1/4 minutes for each additional quarter. It also has a laundry room - $1.75 per load for washers, and $1.25 per load for dryers. There is a water spigot behind the building.
Overall, it was a pretty cool winter camping experience, and we wouldn't hesitate to come back.
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