Cherry Creek State Park, Aurora, Colorado

We scouted this place out and found a few things appealed to us about it. The location and proximity to downtown Denver, its "camping" feel, and the easy access to public transportation. We do not tow a dinghy, and with our plans to see the Rockies MLB team in action, we needed a park or resort that would offer close proximity to the city. Cherry Creek State Park offers that along with its beautiful setting and flurry of activities. This park offers a wide use of day use and camping activities, so be prepared for a slow check in process at the start of a weekend. The park includes a lake which in winter can be used for ice fishing and in summer boating and fishing. Boat launches are located in two areas of the park. If riding horses is your forte, then bring your own or rent a horse at the on site stables and enjoy the miles of trails within the park. There is a swim beach, model airplane airfield, multi-use trails, picnic areas, off leash dog park, and a Family Shooting Center
to practice your aim with pistols, rifles, and shotguns. The park also hosts weddings, sailing regattas and more throughout the year. While at camp, you would never know such an assortment of activities awaits you as it is serene and quiet. Just a short walk, bike ride or car jaunt away you will find the shores of the lake ad the wetlands. Campsites are often shady, offer plenty of space, have paved pads, hookups, picnic tables, laundry, and Wi-Fi. You do not have lake views from sites, but the trade off is a quieter camp. We didn't spend much time at our site during our one night stay, but we enjoyed the scenery of the campground and its potential to offer a relaxing weekend away from the city. Just about a mile from camp you will find access to the public transit system. You can either drive your dinghy there or walk or bike along the paved multi-use path. From the station, trains will take you on an approximately 30 minute ride into the heart of the city. This was the perfect set-up for us to access downtown Denver and Coors Field. The campground is open year round.

Best Sites: All
Poor Sites: None
Hookups: Electric, Water & Sewer
Potable Water: Yes
Dump Within Facility: Yes

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