This very nice state park, located right off I-25 in Longmont, offers full and partial hook-up campsites.
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Overall Rating: 4.5/5
Price per night / Discounts: $36 / E sites are $36. FHU is $41. Colorado charges a daily fee (usually $7.00) in addition to the nightly camping rate. If you are staying in the system more than a week, it is worthwhile to buy an annual pass which costs $70.
Campground website: St. Vrain State Park
Our Site #: 11, 26, 76, 86
Privacy Rating (how spacious and private do the sites feel):
4.5/5: The sites here are very large and well spaced. There is not much in the way of vegetation, so many of the sites don't have any natural barriers between them, but, given the amount of space the park offers, we never felt we were on top of our neighbors.
Location Rating (accessibility to points of interest or to major highways):
4/5: This campground is located right next to I-25, which is both a benefit and a drawback. On the one hand, it is an extremely convenient place to stop for a couple days while traveling this busy artery. On the other, however, the campground is right next to the highway and you will hear traffic noise all day. It didn't bother us but for people looking for a more peaceful and quiet camping experience, the location so close to the interstate is not great. Otherwise, Longmont has all of your necessities within easy reach and is just about 25 minutes from the larger city of Boulder.
Site Quality and Big Rig Accessibility Rating (utilities and accessibility of campground hook ups):
5/5: Sites are very large, concrete, level, and all utilities were well placed. The loops are easy to maneuver and the sites are easy to access - some are pull offs and some are back-ins. Some loops offer FHUs, while others are electric only. However, there are plenty of water spigots placed throughout those loops, so even if you need to refill, assuming you have a long enough fresh water hose, you can likely reach one of the spigots right from your site.
Technology and Customer Service Rating (online resources, reservations, and staff):
5/5: We booked our own sites online and customer service was always friendly and efficient. There are a lot of patrols by the rangers. I'm not sure if this is in response to issues with campers or they're just bored, but we definitely noticed a significant number of rangers driving around every day.
Internet Availability Rating (Verizon coverage or campground wifi):
4/5: No wifi but AT&T worked well.
The only real downside to this park is its location right next to the highway. There was a ton of traffic noise which took a bit away from the experience, but otherwise, it's a fantastic park. The sites are large, level, and provide plenty of space between neighbors. There are FHU sites in addition to electric-only sites. The ponds that can be found throughout the park are just beautiful. There were tons of fishermen at the various ponds every day, there are walking paths around each of them. We really enjoyed this park and would absolutely return.