The Denver area is a hot spot for camping. We had tried to find a campground to stay at in the area last week and everything we found was already booked. So after a week camping near the Great Sand Dunes National Park, we were able to snag a reservation for a few nights at Standley Lake Regional Park. Keep reading for our review of this campground.
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Standley Lake Regional Park: Location
Standley Lake Regional Park is a water reservoir located in the city of Westminster. It’s located amidst homes and businesses in the suburb that’s just 30 minutes northwest of downtown Denver.
Standley Lake Regional Park: Fees, Campsites, and Facilities
This campground has 70 campsites available for reserving May 1 – September 29. All campsites are on sand and gravel, have no hookups, and have picnic tables and fire rings. There are public restrooms with outdoor showers available. While there is no dump station, there is a water spigot for filling your tanks should you need it. Nightly rates are $22/night from May 1 – September 29.
Despite this park being in the middle of a city, camping here has been very nice. Our campsite (#41) is very wide and has a nice view of the lake from our back window. Our neighbors have been very friendly as well and have a granddaughter that has been playing with our kids.
For those that rely on cell/internet to work, we are having no trouble getting signal. Both AT&T and Verizon signals are strong.
Standley Lake Regional Park: Things To Do
As with any lake, there are plenty of activities for your enjoyment. The kids have had a great time building sand castles down at the beach and splashing their feet in the water. While you are not allowed to swim in the lake, there are boat ramps, fishing, paddle boarding, and hiking. Plus you can always head into the city for all of the great events and activities the Denver area has to offer.
Where is your favorite place to camp in the Denver area? Leave a comment and let us know so that we can try out your recommendation the next time we are in the area.