Reviews for Rifle Gap State Park / Cottonwood Camp Ground

| Nice place to be

By user-5340913... on 2017-10-23. Stayed 2017-08-03 to 2017-08-05

Some really beautiful spots in this campground and the whole place is surrounded by stunning mountains. The only thing I didn't appreciate was that I paid for a full hook up site but still had to pay extra to use the showers. Also no cell service but that was a nice break. Other than that, it's a great stop and beautiful drive in!

| Nice overnight spot

By user-5391227... on 2019-08-09. Stayed 2018-09-14 to 2018-09-15

We needed a place to stay overnight but the website would not allow same day booking,so we called the reservation line. They couldn't book us either but said they do walk ins if space is avail, so we chanced it. They had plenty of nice level paved sites that fit our 35' fith wheel so we didnt have to unhook. Beautiful setting, reasonable price even with the day use fee on top of camp fee. Staff said to call them directly for same day availability (press 5 on the recording). It is odd that you had to pay for the shower if you wanted to use it though...even if you had a full hook-up site. Still...a nice safe spot. Poor cell phone signal.

| Lovely Lake

By user-4610742... on 2019-08-09. Stayed 2019-04-06 to 2019-04-07

Highly recommend. Beautiful setting, definitely worth the scenic, somewhat winding drive from Rifle township. Campgrounds are nicely situated around lake-reservoir. Deer meander by. Geese honk all hours (guess they don't observe quiet time, LOL). Watch for stickers and goose poop. Did not appear to be crowded during a mid-April stay. Advice from previous reviewer to select "5" on pre-recorded menu greatly appreciated... allows traveler to speak w Park personnel directly for site access info and same day availability. Pay showers. Unable to maintain cellular reception during stay.

| OK

By user-5272433... on 2019-08-09. Stayed 2019-06-01 to 2019-06-02

I guess I was expecting a little more room judging by the previews I saw. There are a lot more trees and grass covering areas than shown. The roads to the park are very narrow and winding. Overall though the park was nice and judging by how full it was very popular. Stayed 2 nights. Once was enough. Oh, although not the parks fault, the road (Hwy 13) leading to it from Wyoming on the west side of Co. had 5 miles of hard dirt road that was the absolute worst road I've EVER encountered. No warning except the sign right before it. Yellowstone had 2 long sections of dirt roads under construction that were nothing compared to this road.