Golden, Colorado

Dakota Ridge RV ResortOther reviewers at

May, 2015

The Lowe’s overall rating = 6 out of 10 stars

Overview of Dakota Ridge RV Park
A small trail ran up the hill right behind our coach, with a decent view from the top
Dakota Ridge RV Park
The sites at this park are definitely not spacious, and some were in bad shape

Noise level and overall “feel” of the park?
This was a fairly busy place, with folks coming and going a lot.  It had
a “crowded” feel to it, with sites close together and narrow interior
roads.  The staff was friendly and professional, and they led us to our
site upon arrival.  Other folks staying at the park that we talked to
were friendly and it seemed like a nice place.

Road and site access/type?
Paved interior roads.  Most sites were concrete, but a few were paved
and in terrible shape, like ours (M35).  The manager told us the
paved sites were scheduled to be rebuilt by the end of the year.

Spaciousness/levelness of sites?
The pads at most sites were adequate in size and appeared to be close
to level.  Spacing between sites was fairly tight, and site length was
not impressive.  There was little space along the sides of the pads to
walk or set up chairs.

Utilities and WiFi/cell reception?
Full hookups, the 50-amp service was strong, and water pressure was
good.  Our Verizon signal to the phones and hotspot worked well.

Picnic table and/or fire pit?
Table only.

Facilities – bathrooms/showers/laundry room?
This park excelled here.  The laundry room was large and clean, with
7 washers, 8 dryers and a nice folding table.  The bathrooms and
showers were modern and clean.  The showers had hooks and benches
for needed goodies.

Pet and/or kid friendly?
There was a path along one side of the park for walking dogs on-leash,
and no area for them to run around.  There was a pool for the kids, but
it had not yet been opened when we arrived.

Bike/walking trails nearby?
Behind our site was a short path up a hill, and at the top was a good
view of the Denver area.  There were other short paths from there that
could make for a decent walk.  Really nothing for bikes, though.

Grocery stores and other services nearby?
Golden is not a large city, but with Denver right down the road it was
not difficult to find any services that might be needed during a stay.

The main issue for us was that this park was way overpriced for what
it offered.  I would rate it as a $35-40 dollar park, not $50!  It was
pretty much the only privately-owned park in the area, and we had
to be there for RV maintenance and airport access reasons.  It would
be a fine place to stay for a couple of days on the way through, but not
as a destination (try Cherry Creek State Park about 24 miles away for


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