Cherry Creek State Park, Colorado

I have written about this campground in the past, so this review will specifically be for campsite 25. Cherry Creek State Park has a wealth of outdoor options for anyone to enjoy. These include paved bike trails that circle the Cherry Creek Reservoir or connect all the way to Castlewood Canyon State Park, sail boats, picnic areas, fishing, and playing on the swim beach. Hiking closer to the lake, educational programs, clean camper services buildings and a visitors center round out the experience. Whether you have an hour or a week, this campground will not disappoint.

Spacious site 25 with plenty of room and surrounded by big trees.

The 75 foot back-in site offers parking for virtually every size of vehicle.

On this trip to Cherry Creek, we camped at back-in site 25. The site is on the outer ring of the campground and backs to huge cottonwood trees and tangled vines that provide shade. Green grass is plentiful at this site that has a table and fire ring. Full hookups are also provided. The site is 75 feet straight back, and is easy for virtually any vehicle to enter. All sites at Cherry Creek are quite level and paved, making set-up easy for any camper. While there is some road noise since this park is in Denver, it is generally quieter on the south side of the campground where site 25 is located.

Cherry Creek Reservoir.
Sailboats in the reservoir near the marina can be rented. Sailing lessons are also available.

We brought our bikes and rode all around the campground and the lake. Since we were here later in the year than when we camped in here in 2019, the weather was much better. We did not have a thunder storm and spent ample time trying to catch a fish that never emerged. But standing on the edge of the lake and watching the sea birds and sailboats with the Rocky Mountains in the background was worth it. If the weather gets too hot, the visitors center sells ice cream to keep you cool. We attended a program from the Birding Society about humming birds that provided interesting handouts and new information that we never realized about these smallest of birds in North America.

Plenty of shade to enjoy lawn games.
Wildflowers bloom in fields around the lake. The bike trails circles the lake.

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