Boyd Lake State Park RV & Campground Guide
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Boyd Lake State Park is a Colorado natural space located near Loveland and Greeley. Between the land and the expansive lake, the park covers around 2,000 acres of space with plenty for you to experience while you're there. Whether your interests lie in hiking through the park to explore the flora and fauna or swimming around in the water, you should be perfectly content when you take a trip out here. Given where it's located, Boyd Lake State Park is actually fairly cool through most of the year. Even the hottest times in the summer months rarely pass 90 degrees. Naturally, this also means that the winters can get fairly chilly, though seeing all the snow covering the gorgeous terrain of the park is a unique joy in and of itself.
Spring 35-63 F
Summer 56-85 F
Fall 37-65 F
Winter 18-43 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Boyd Lake State Park
When out and about in your rental RV, you'll eventually find yourself needing a place to park at night. Complement the convenience and luxury of your rental with a quality RV campground that will make you feel right at home; the following three options reviewed here are perfect examples of just that.
Boyd Lake State Park Campgrounds
Boyd Lake State Park has its own set of 140 paved camping pads that RVers can use with a reservation. These spots go for $36 per night and come with electrical hookups only. In addition to all the other things that you can experience while at the park, camping here offers amenities like bathrooms and showers, picnic areas, fire rings at every campsite, and plenty more. Pets are also allowed here as long as they're kept on a leash and you clean up after them.
Riverview RV Park & Campground
Riverview RV Park & Campground is located in Loveland and provides a nice balance between a more suburban community-style park and the luscious forests and greenery. Rates start at around $50 per night and include full electrical, water, and sewer hookups as well as free Wi-Fi on-site. Showers and restrooms are available as is a large dog park and a children's playground.
Loveland RV Resort
Loveland RV Resort makes good on its name by offering plenty of luxury to those lucky enough to camp with them. All sites include full hookups, the basic price being $58 per night with an additional $3 fee for oversized trailers. Free Wi-Fi comes standard with your stay, and propane refills are available. The resort offers amenities ranging from the more standard options like restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities to the more exciting like a swimming pool, playground, game room, an on-site mini-golf course, horseshoe pits, and volleyball areas. Public storage space is also available for rent if you have anything you'd like to keep there for an extended stay.
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What to Do at
Boyd Lake State Park
Inside Boyd Lake State Park
Boyd Lake State Park offers campers and visitors alike a wealth of things to do when they're on the grounds. Given that the central lake takes up much of the area of the park, activities like fishing, swimming, boating, skiing, and more are all very popular. You can even go skating when the water freezes over in the winter, though you should obviously defer to the rangers as to whether or not the ice is thick enough for this. Hiking and biking are also fun on the many trails surrounding the lake.
Outside Boyd Lake State Park
The area surrounding Boyd Lake State Park has so many things for RVers to do. Whether you're in the mood for a hot meal, some souvenir shopping, or a fun activity or notable sight to see, there's plenty of things out there. Check out some of these great restaurants, stores, and places of interest while you're cruising around on your vacation:
Doug's is a local diner with a lot of heart and a lot of talent in the kitchen. They feature delicious breakfast favorites like omelets, huevos rancheros, hotcakes, and nearly overstuffed breakfast burritos along with juicy burgers and hearty sandwiches for lunch. One of the best things about them is how you can customize your portion sizes; most things on the menu have the standard option as well as a smaller, lighter version for less money.
Type: American Diner, Mexican
Location: 532 N Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80537
Nordy's Bar-B-Que & Grill
Nordy's Bar-B-Que & Grill is a delicious barbecue joint proudly boasting to be some of the best in all of Colorado. This isn't just bluster, however, as their food is more than a match for even the best Texas recipes. Pork ribs, brisket, smoked sausages, and more all come out juicy and smoked to perfection. They are complemented by their baked beans, macaroni and cheese, fried catfish, and other amazing menu items, all of which you can get on their weekday lunch buffet.
Location: 4360 St Cloud Dr. Loveland, CO 80538
Colorado Cherry Company
The Colorado Cherry Company is a fun little shop specializing in homemade cherry pies. Stop by to grab yourself a sweet treat, check out the merchandise, and converse with the family of owners that has run the shop for going on four generations. They even have a cafe inside the Stanley Hotel if you're looking for a meal with your fantastic pie.
Location: 1024 W US Highway 34, Loveland, CO 80537
The Promenade Shops at Centerra
The Promenade Shops at Centerra are a series of businesses located in a large shopping center. If you're in need of some new clothes, jewelry, toys, sporting equipment, bath items, or just about anything else, you can find them here. If there's something specific you're looking for, the major brands here are likely to have it, simplifying that last-minute souvenir shopping experience.
Location: 5971 Sky Pond Dr., Loveland, CO 80538
The Loveland Museum is an accredited museum in Loveland filled with all kinds of obscure and interesting art pieces. Created by author and art aficionado Harold Dunning in 1937, several of the pieces you'll see on display here come from Dunning's original collection with production dates as far back as 1919. If you're interested in appreciating some good art as well as learning about history, this is the place to go.
Location: 503 N Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80537
Benson Park Sculpture Garden
The Benson Park Sculpture Garden is a large collection of sculptures by various artists. Anyone with a good eye for art will be able to appreciate the fun diversity in pieces as well as the craft that went into creating them. To make this spot even greater, the second weekend in August each year is the Sculpture in the Park Show & Sale. During this event, tons of new sculptures are brought in for display and auctioned off, with all proceeds going toward purchasing new sculptures for the park and improving the area as a whole.
Location: 29th St. between Aspen and Beech Streets, Loveland, CO 80537
How to Get to
Boyd Lake State Park
To get to Boyd Lake State Park, you'll want to start from Loveland as that's the shortest route from a major city. First, find your way south and get onto US-287, which is known as South Cleveland Ave. within the city. The trip down should only take around three miles. After that, turn left onto County Road 14 and follow it for another two miles or so before turning onto County Road 11, taking you to your destination.
Entering Boyd Lake State Park
To get inside Boyd Lake State Park, travel a short way down Country Road 11 to the gate. The park is open for day use each day from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fishing from the bank is open at all hours.
Boyd Lake State Park Per vehicle : $10.0
At RVshare, we take pride in our love of nature and the outdoors. That's why we can proudly recommend Boyd Lake State Park to any of our RV campers reading this. If you decide to take a trip out here for your next vacation, we know you won't regret it. If you'd like, send some of your vacation pictures to [email protected] or tag us on social media so that we can take a look at what you got up to while at the park. We might even feature your photos in one of our blog posts in the future.
Frequently Asked Questions About Boyd Lake State Park
The climate of Boyd Lake State Park is cool and dry. During summer, the temperature ranges from 53 to 89 degrees. During winter, it can drop as low as 18 degrees, with significant snowfall.
Any time between May and September is a great time to visit Boyd Lake State Park for activities like fishing, swimming, hiking, and biking. Alternatively, winter is perfect for ice skating and skiing.
The Boyd Lake State Park Campgrounds feature a total of 140 designated RV campsites with paved camping pads. All 140 RV sites feature electrical hookups and access to various amenities.
During your visit to Boyd Lake State Park, you might spot bobcats, skunks, red foxes, coyotes, elk, mule deer, mountain lions, black bears, weasels, and many amphibians and reptiles.
Pets are permitted at the park, but they can't go on the designated swimming beach. Pets must be kept on leashes and cleaned up after at all times.