Before we go on with our gripping travel tales, just a quick review of the campsite we stayed at in Loveland, CO.

Link to campground here: Boyd Lake State Park

  1. Site Quality = 4/5
    Very nice sites here. All are long, curved pull-though concrete pads and have electric hook-ups (20/30/50 Amp). Nice separation between campers with grass, bench and grill. Only small ding is that pads are a tad tight (width-wise) and not all sites have shade.
  2. Facilities = 4.5/5
    Top marks for facilities here. There’s flush toilets, kept nicely clean and coin-operated showers with excellent pressure. Central dump station and potable water on-site too.
  3. Location = 5/5
    The park is beautifully located right next to Boyd Lake with direct access to swimming beach, water, biking and hiking trails. There’s even a small store at the swim-beach, plus playgrounds and grilling areas at various points around the lake. You’re also just ~1 mile away from central Loveland and a quick 20-min jaunt from Fort Collins with all the shopping you’d ever need.
  4. Pet Friendliness = 4.5/5
    The park is pet friendly and there’s miles of hiking around the lake to walk doggie. Only slight ding…you can’t (officially) let fido swim in the lake.

Overall Rating = 4.5
BONUS ALERT =
An oasis of green and water right next to Loveland

Summary: We were pleasantly surprised by this gem of a park. It was just meant as a place to park for our 2-day stopover while we serviced the RV, but we ended up loving the place. Located ~1 mile from Loveland, it’s beautifully situated next to a large lake (only 5 mins walk from any campsite) and surrounded by miles of hiking and biking trails. All the sites are level, concrete and have the bonus of electric hook-up. We were able to sit at our campsite and watch the sun set over the lake while Polly played in the grass. If we come through here again, we’ll definitely stay longer.

Extra Info: AT&T cellphone and Verizon wireless card both worked here. Sites $20/night, but you also need to pay $7/night for Park Entrance fee. 148 sites, reservable online.

Typical campsite. Curved concrete pad with bench & grill

View of our site at the end of Loop D

View of the loop opposite our site

Hiking/biking trails next to the lake

Early colors of sunset over the lake (view from the RV)

4 Responses to SP Campground Rating – Boyd Lake (Loveland, CO)

  1. rvfulltimers says:

    I love the hiking trails in these parks you rate. I don’t hike much here because of my fear of bears. I cannot wait to get out there and camp more! :)

    • libertatemamo says:

      There’s a few bears and such in some of the areas we go too, but no grizzlies down south :) We hiked in Alaska years ago and remember the grizzlies really well. Our guides had guns on them just in case. So, I know what you mean.

  2. Dave says:

    Boyd is cool too as James Robb in Fuita. Boyd has all the civilization right there but you can feel tucked away from it all. Albiet the views to the east of the freeway and airport remind you it is there! We have gotten the Eurovan to Boyd as a Maiden Voyage for us. It was great and it is close to home for us.
    In Colorado Trinidad, Jackson and Golden Gate are all excellent SP’s with great facilities. Check with me for Nebraska sites as well and there are many quality place there as well and along with Wyoming.

    • libertatemamo says:

      We definitely loved the feeling of seclusion we got in this park….and so very close to the city too.
      Thanks for the tips on the other SP’s in CO.
      Nina

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