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Cherry Creek State Park RV & Campground Guide

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Situated near the heart of Denver, Cherry Creek State Park offers a lot to see and enjoy. During summer, swim in the 880-acre reservoir, or fish, bike, hike, and explore the park. During the winter, you can still fish - though it will be ice fishing! Cherry Creek’s proximity to Denver means you can also explore the town and the nearby mountains while making the park your base camp for your adventures. 

They say in Colorado - if you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes! Spring, summer, and fall can bring chilly morning temps, beautiful sunny days, and afternoon thunderstorms...or hail. Winter can feature a snowstorm and a blindingly beautiful sunny day, all in just a few hours. Check the weather, and if you’re venturing far from your RV for the day - pack plenty of sunscreen and layers!

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Weather
Spring 58-73 F
Summer 86-92 F
Fall 57-82 F
Winter 47-49 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Cherry Creek State Park

The RV campgrounds at Cherry Creek  State Park have electricity and dump stations and are pet-friendly. If you do choose to use an RV, consider renting one from RVshare.com, where you can find exactly what you need at the perfect price for your budget. All rentals come with nationwide insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a world-class team dedicated to helping you succeed. You can rent an RV at your home and drive it to the park, or if you’d prefer, you can fly to Colorado and then rent an RV there to head to the park. 

Flying Saucer RV Park

Flying Saucer RV Park is urban camping - close to the freeway and 10 minutes from downtown Denver. The park is along Bear Creek, with riverside spots for guests. 

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wifi: yes

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: riverside spots, showers, laundry

Dakota Ridge RV Park

In the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Dakota Ridge RV Park is close to Golden with its shops, restaurants, and the famous Coors brewery. The campground is also near a river where people flock during the summer to tube, swim, and paddle. 

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wifi: yes

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: showers, laundry​​, pool, hot tub, clubhouse

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What to Do at
Cherry Creek State Park

Inside Cherry Creek State Park

There’s plenty to do as you explore the mountains and forests at Cherry Creek State Park. There are activities for any time of year - swimming and boating in summer, and ice fishing and snowshoeing in winter. Here are some of the activities you can do inside the park:

Biking: With 12 miles of paved trails and 35 total miles of trail, there are plenty of places to bike around the park! Most of the terrain is flat, so it’s a great place for a family ride. Birding

Birding: Watch for bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, and songbirds as well as water-loving birds who make their home around the reservoir. Bring binoculars or a telephoto lens to capture the birds in their habitats. 

Boating: There are public boat launches, and motorized boats are allowed on the reservoir. Canoe or kayak...or take a boat out for fishing, waterskiing, or just a day on the water. 

Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing: The same trails you hike in summer are available for skiing and snowshoeing in winter when conditions allow. 

Horseback riding: The 12 Mile Stables at Cherry Creek offer trail rides, day camps, riding lessons, and hay rides. 

Outside Cherry Creek State Park

Since the park is near downtown Denver, you’re perfectly situated to spend a day in the city...or with a short drive, you can be in the Rockies enjoying a day outdoors in the mountains. 

Restaurants

After a day of hiking, fishing, and other outdoor activities at high altitude, find a great place for a bite to eat!

Denver Biscuit Company

Slathered in gravy, turned into cinnamon rolls, used as a bread alternative in sandwiches...who knew there were so many ways to serve a biscuit? This breakfast and lunch place has all those and more. Or just try a plain ol’ buttermilk biscuit topped with housemade honey butter.

Type: Breakfast, Lunch

Location: Denver, CO

Avanti Food & Beverage

Avanti isn’t just one restaurant - it’s seven! The collective eatery is best described as an upscale food court - seven restaurants rotate in and out of the building, which also houses two bars and boasts a breathtaking view of the downtown skyline. 

Type: Various fast-casual foods

Location: Denver, CO

The Cherry Cricket

This Denver burger joint consistently tops lists of best burgers in the country, and has been a Denver staple since 1945. Choose from ground beef, turkey, or bison burgers and customize it with toppings (the smoked cheddar is especially tasty).

Type: Burgers

Location: Denver, CO

Shopping

Larimer Square in LoDo

“Denver’s Most Historic Block” has a variety of independent boutiques featuring clothing, jewelry, spa products, and more. The area is also home to several renowned restaurants, bars, and other places to have a cup of coffee and people-watch. 

Location: Denver, CO

Sightseeing

Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Visit the iconic concert venue and see the rocks that give the place its name. Pop in to The Shiprock Grille for lunch, or head to the Trading Post for unique souvenirs and to see the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. When there are no concerts, visitors can hike throughout the park, or test your mettle by running the challenging amphitheater steps. Prices are free to visit the park and museum. Concert ticket prices vary.

Location: Morrison, CO

Denver Botanic Gardens

The 23-acre gardens have a conservatory with tropical flowers that thrive year-round, along with several other themed gardens. The Children’s Garden has water features and is the perfect place to let kids run off some steam, while learning about how things grow. There are water gardens and local plants as well. Keep an eye out for the original Chihuly glass sculpture on display. Prices are $12.50 for adults and $9 for kids.

Location: Denver, CO

Coors Brewery Tour

See (and sample!) traditional brewing in the largest single-site brewery in the world. This 30-minute tour shares the malting, brewing, and packaging processes, along with the history of the brewery which has been in operation since 1873. At the end, sample some brews in the Hospitality Lounge...and grab some sodas for the kids. Prices are $10 for non-Colorado residents over 21 ($5 for residents).

Location: Golden, CO

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How to Get to
Cherry Creek State Park

From downtown Denver, take I-25 S to I-225 N. Exit Parker Rd. and head south. The park is on Parker Rd.

Entering Cherry Creek State Park

Like most state parks there's a fee to enter Cherry Creek State Park:

Cherry Creek State Park Per Vehicle : $10.0

Visiting Cherry Creek State Park is sure to be a memorable trip. There’s so much to do there! The park’s proximity to a big city, as well as to the Rocky Mountains, means that from urban adventures to hiking and climbing, there’s something for everyone to do! While you’re out and about, don’t forget to tag us in your social media posts or send us a photo and some details at [email protected]. We may just feature your story on our blog or social media channels. Happy camping!

Frequently Asked Questions About Cherry Creek State Park

What is the climate of Cherry Creek State Park?

Cherry Creek State Park has a semi-arid climate. The area gets lots of sunshine, and it has low humidity. Dress in layers to stay comfortable, especially during the quickly changing non-summer months.

What is the best time of year to visit Cherry Creek State Park?

The best time to visit is mid-June to early September, especially if you want to take advantage of the popular boating activities. The pleasant weather during this time of year is perfect for getting out on the water.

Are pets allowed at Cherry Creek State Park?

You can bring your pet to Cherry Creek State Park. It even has a fenced 107-acre dog off-leash area (DOLA) where your canine can roam unrestrained as long as they are supervised.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Cherry Creek State Park?

The park does have deluxe full-hookup sites for RV travelers, including 20-, 30-, and 50-amp sites. A dump station is also available, but it is closed during the winter season.

Is Cherry Creek State Park accessible for disabled visitors?

Yes. Cherry Creek State Park offers disabled parking in popular areas. There are handicap-accessible facilities and campground sites. The park also has wheelchair-accessible trails for guests.