The one thing we didn’t anticipate after we arrived in the Fort Collins and Boulder area was the restrictions on overnight RV parking and the inaccessibility of dispersed camping. We did quite a bit of research to find economical campgrounds in the area and ended up spending three nights at Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont, Colorado, 44 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park.
RV Camping at Boulder County Fairgrounds
When we arrived at the campground, it was about a quarter full. With 96 sites, we were able to have our pick and ended up in site #2. This is a pull through site for larger RVs equipped with water and 30/50 amp hookups. The site was large enough to accommodate our 29′ RV and tow car so we didn’t have to park the Jeep in a separate area. The site did have a few dips which required the use of leveling blocks.
The cost for a no hookup site is $15, electric or water is $20, electric and water is $25. The pay station accepts credit cards or exact change if paying with cash. The sites do not have sewer hook ups although there is a dump station for campers (it was closed one of the days we were there). The facility does not have wifi but there are plenty of restaurants and grocery stores nearby which was convenient, many within walking distance.
The facility has very clean restrooms, well stocked with toilet paper and individual showers with locking doors. The showers were also clean and had very hot water. We noticed that the county used inmates to clean the bathrooms every morning.
Dogs are allowed on a leash and many campers had dogs with them, including us. There is some grass but mostly gravel and dirt that has weeds with thorns that got in all our sandals so keep an eye out for your furry friends paw. One thing to note, there is a humane society next door and their volunteers walk the dogs around the area all day.
Overall, we really enjoyed our three night stay. The location made for a great basecamp to visit the Rocky Mountain National Park and stock up on supplies before heading down to the Air Museum in Pueblo, Colorado.
$15 dry camping, $20 water OR electric, $25 water AND electric
Pull thru and back in sites
Dump facility on site
Restrooms and showers
Good AT&T cell service