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Old 04-14-2016, 10:40 PM   #1
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Denver in June... Cherry Creek state park?

I need to go to Denver for a conference in June. The hotel is OUTRAGEOUS and a couple of other attendees are willing to split the fuel and campsite costs.

Cherry Creek state park looks nice and is close. Basic sites are $20. There is a transit station to catch a train downtown just a mile or so away. There are still a few sites available for my dates as well. I think the sites available were in the cottonwood grove loop. Does anyone have any experience with the park/campground?

Is there another campground that would be better?

I don't need hookups... have a solar system, and just need a place to fill water tank on the way in and dump on the way out. The trailer is a roo 19 hybrid so I don't need a big site either.

Thanks!
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Old 04-14-2016, 10:55 PM   #2
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The cc campground is nice with newer clean facilities (bathrooms, showers, etc). It is centrally located by the light rail train that will take you downtown. The lake will be right nearby if you want to lay on the beach or fish. We have camped there many times and we only live two miles away. Made a great place for first time shakedown trips and quick get aways. My only gripe was the noise. You probably won't have an issue. Our first camper was a popup and you could hear every helicopter flying over (centennial airport is on the south shore of the lake) and every Harley Davidson roaring down Parker road to the north. After that we got a hard side travel trailer and I don't remember hearing any noise the last time I was there. Would recommend it. let me know if you have specific questions.
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Old 04-15-2016, 12:25 AM   #3
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I'd camp out at a Wal-mart parking lot for nothing if I were you.
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Old 04-15-2016, 10:36 AM   #4
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Thanks for the detailed report Scooter!

With the canvas bunkends on the hybrid, it may well be a bit noisy. If I really wanted to be out IN nature I would head for the mountains, but mostly looking for a way to avoid the hotel and being close to the train will save a pile on 4 days of parking fees downtown I imagine.

The others that are planning to chip in for the fuel for towing would never go for the parking lot thing, and it would be nice to have a fire to relax by in the evening and a grill to cook on.

There are two sites left that look like they have a lot of trees when looking at google maps. Maybe I will pick one of those to help knock down the sound a bit.

Thanks again everyone!
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We were there in late Aug in 2013 for 1 (or was it 2??) nights and it was pretty empty at the time. It appeared to be a good campground but we didn't use any of the facilities since we were visiting with my cousins that I hadn't seen in many years so we weren't there much. But it was nicely located for shopping, etc.
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Old 04-15-2016, 11:09 AM   #6
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They have tons of shade trees, huge cottonwoods that provide loads of shade. One thing I will put out there, you will need a pass to even get to the cg. We just were there with a boat and a day pass was $9 per vehicle.
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Old 04-15-2016, 11:39 AM   #7
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Cottonwood trees on the Cottonwood Grove Loop... who wuda' thunk

I did see the vehicle pass cost. It's a bit higher than our state parks but still far cheaper than a hotel. The other's that are splitting the cost will help pay it and they are flying in, so won't have cars to pay for.

It will cost the same for 4 nights at cherry creek AND the extra fuel to tow from the midwest, as ONE night at the darn conference hotel. I don't know how people can afford to stay there... must be a lot of businesses cover the cost for the people that they send. Plus I can buy groceries and cook my own food instead of having to pay to eat out. Oh... and the minibar in the camper is not only cheaper but BIGGER
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Old 04-15-2016, 01:18 PM   #8
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The $9 entrance fee also applies to the campground. So add $9 per day to whatever the campground rate is. Most expensive state park I have ever stayed in with hookups. And the ONLY private campground nearby (which I give 1 star to) is the same price. When asked why they told me "Where else are you going to stay?"
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Cherry Creek

Stayed there last fall. Even with the park entrance fee it was a good deal. Sites had full hookups and concrete trailer pads. Close to downtown and metro station.
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We have stayed at the Cherry Creek Camp Ground for several nights, and it is a good place to stay. Very clean showers and facilities. Highly recommend it.
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