Denver West / Central City KOA

605 Lake Gulch Rd Co Rd 6

Central City, CO 80427-0771

Reserve: 800-562-8613

Info: 303-582-3043

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Tent Reviews

Aug 09, 2014
Aug 07, 2014
Aug 07, 2014
Aug 06, 2014
Tent site great. Bathrooms good size and clean. NEED better directions especially for those coming in at night
Aug 06, 2014
Staff is very friendly. Came and stayed for one night as we were traveling through. Showers clean and warm. Tent camp sites are shaded and not on top of each other. Would stay here again when traveling through next time.
Aug 01, 2014
The tent sites in the wooded areas are really not camper friendly. You have to walk up a hill to transport camping gear. The female hostess was rude and snotty and definitely not hospitable. It rained the two nights that we were there and we checked out three days early. When I walked by some of the other staff they did not even smile or acknowledge that I was a GUEST there. NEVER AGAIN!!!


Sorry about the rain.
Jul 31, 2014
Mama bear and two cubs visited the camp. Free lift to Central City. Supper friendly staff. Great campground.


Thank you, please pass on the word about us, it was wonderful having you.
Jul 30, 2014
Jul 30, 2014
This KOA was not a good choice for us. It is miles away and UP (almost +4,000 ft!)from Golden, CO. It is inconvenient to go anywhere from the site. Also tent site was up a hill from car parking and so we were hauling stuff up and down the entire time. Finally, there is no dog run. It looks like one is planned though. On a good note, Mike is a happy talkative and astute camp manager.
Jul 29, 2014
If we had been in an RV I may have ranked this campground higher but this is not a place for tent campers. It seems to be more of a pitstop than an actual camping ground. Our tent site was right next to the bathhouse and at all hours of the night people would drive up and go to the bathroom. Great spot for passing through in an RV, not camping in a tent.
Jul 28, 2014
Nice campground but not a lot to do there with families
Jul 28, 2014
Everything was great and neat! Glad they allowed children in the hot tub and internet was good! Just unexpected the driving from highway to KOA was much further than I expected.
Jul 24, 2014
Jul 23, 2014
My wife was very impressed with the whole experience. Thought your kampground and staff was the best. We all had a great time there. thanks.
Jul 21, 2014
Smaller then use to and crammed in feeling great location and facility though. Everything was great and staff very pleasant and helpful
Jul 19, 2014
Jul 17, 2014
The employee were friendly and the facilities were over all clean. The problem I have is with the people staying in the camp site next to us. They were openly using illegal drugs and discussing inappropriate topics for my young children. They put on a drug induced light show that my 8 year old son wanted to watch. I should not be forced to explain the behavior to my children.
Jul 14, 2014
This is a fantastic KOA - easily the best I've ever stayed at. The owners are clearly competent and caring people; the tidiness and full-featured facilities are clean, welcoming and inviting.
Jul 14, 2014
Jul 11, 2014
Jul 11, 2014
Tent site is too close to the road and entrance parking. Also, guiding signs inadequate on extremely steep and difficult to navigate roads. That said, the facility and services themselves were the best I encountered in my 20 states journey.
Jul 09, 2014
Jul 06, 2014
Jul 05, 2014
The staff was wonderful and the campsite looked great! I had a great time and would gladly go back.
Jul 03, 2014
brought church youth group for tent camping and it was fantastic!! pizza delivery on friday night after setting up camp made for a great stressfree evening
Jul 02, 2014
This was my first stay at a KOA, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. As a senior woman camping alone I felt very comfortable and safe. I enjoyed the General Store. The prices were good and there were some really nice things that you just don't see. The restrooms, rec room, and showers were very clean. The staff was friendly and enthusiastic. The other campers I met were nice. Thank you!
Jul 02, 2014
Would have been better but a drunk lady screaming kept everyone awake for over an hour. Would have been nice to have security or someone stop it earlier.
Jul 02, 2014
We had a great stay! The facilities were well maintained & kept extremely clean. The couple managing the place were great & very helpful. Not as senic as we were hoping, but a great stay.
Jul 02, 2014
Jul 02, 2014
We love that it is clean, has several amenities and close enough for a get a way and far enough to relax. We wish there was an exit off the Central City parkway instead of the winding hills down and up to it through Central City.
Jul 02, 2014
Wonderful site. Amazing staff. A pool would be nice but very good time. Thank you all.
Jun 15, 2014
Beautiful campground! Cleanest campground I've ever stayed in for 30 yrs of camping! Spotless baths, showers and laundry area. Tent spots are landscaped so nice and not packed all together! Friendly people! All around awesome KOA!
Jun 03, 2014
May 31, 2014
clean campground and friendly staff. WiFi, hot tubs and cable.
May 09, 2014
I stayed in a great tent site. The facility was very clean and well-maintained. I arrived after hours, and my reservation package was waiting for me. This is a beautiful campground and I would definitely stay here again.
Apr 22, 2014
Beautiful location.
Jan 04, 2014
We appreciate the clean restrooms and acomodations.
Oct 06, 2013
The refund policy is non existant. the host was not around during busy hours. left for whole morning while not opening things up that guests were paying for. biggest impression made is they just want your money. did not feel like a campground . will never stay at a koa again. will make sure everyone i know doesn't go. will stick to statr and national parks.
Sep 29, 2013
new Tent Sides are not so good, on the Top, lot of Wind,
Sep 25, 2013
This koa was great! Not at all as far from denver as it appears. Super nice owners, beautiful tent sites.
Sep 24, 2013
We drove 19 hours and got to the campsite earlier than expected. Upon our arrival we were told that we could not check into till 2. The man that was working there never got ahold of us, and told us that all the other sites were taken, which was not the case. There was one other tent that had showed up. Basically we could have gotten set up camp earlier than 2 o'clock.
Sep 11, 2013
Sep 10, 2013
Sep 09, 2013
Sep 04, 2013
Sep 03, 2013
Very clean, nice staff, lots of amenities. Overnight host should have handled the arguing campers the night of 8/30 instead of our tent neighbor calling the police.
Sep 02, 2013
It was a bit more out of the way than we had thought it would be, but the service was great, the bath house was clean and well maintained, and the owners were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend the all you can eat pancakes!
Aug 31, 2013
Aug 25, 2013
The campground was clean, with nice views of the mountain tops outside Central City, CO. Convenient location for day trips into the mountains and to see local attractions. Not much space, however, so this is more of a base camp than a destination.
Aug 22, 2013
Loved the hot tubs on the cool nights.

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