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Denver West / Central City KOA

605 Lake Gulch Road, Central City, Colorado 80427 USA

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“camp in the rockies!”

Denver West/Central City KOA is deluxe Denver camping. We are located in the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 8,490 feet, one mile above Central City and Black Hawk, and just 35 miles west of Denver! We are within minutes of the best Colorado casinos, and are an excellent base camp for day trips to Red Rocks Amphitheater, Coors Brewery, Denver Zoo, Elitch Gardens Amusement Park, Estes Park, and Colorado Springs.Enjoy a relaxing and scenic drive over the new Central City Parkway that directly connects Interstate I-70 with Central City. You'll love the rolling hills and breathtaking mountain views that surround you.Come camp with us, Colorado camping style! Our Central City campground is not your average Denver RV Park. If you're looking for one of the finest campgrounds in Colorado and the Denver-area, we invite you to come for a visit. Our beautiful views, fun atmosphere, and family-friendly campground service will make you want to reserve YOUR spot with us for all your camping needs. You'll find tons to do in Central City! Whether your hobby is hiking, biking, ATV's, nature photography, shopping for antiques, Black Jack, Slots, or a night at the Central City Opera House, this Denver campground is minutes away from some of the most fun the Rocky Mountains have to offer. We are "Big-Rig Friendly" with many pull-through sites - all with 50-amp full hookups, Free cable TV and Free Wi-Fi.Limited Service October 19 to April 23

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21 people have reviewed this location

Ratings Summary

4.3 Access
4.2 Location
4.4 Cleanliness
4.3 Site Quality
4.4 Noise

Cell Coverage

Verizon 4G/5G

Confirmed by 9 users | Last reported on October 19, 2022

AT&T 4G/5G

Confirmed by 7 users | Last reported on July 17, 2023

T-Mobile 4G/5G

Confirmed by 4 users | Last reported on August 01, 2023
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Reviewed by
chris.surdyk

  • 4 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
September 14, 2013
Rated

excellent camp site. Amazing shower's/restrooms, hot tub's. They provide a ride down to the historic mining city where there is great food and shops.

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Reviewed by
nancybrinkmann

  • 115 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
May 18, 2017
Rated

I'm not sure why this is so expensive, but we were very tired and needed a place in an emergency. Normally we like KOA's because you know what you're getting, kinda like McDonalds.

This was a bit different. check in was fine, store has more way gifts than food, or supplies. Nearest store (Safeway) is about 15 Miles away. It's about 8500ft elevation, what has great views of the small mining town which now has casino's...That may be the draw here and also the price justification.

Sites were concrete pad, with good electrical, looks like they were just recovering from the snow as there was a big pile of gravel, and heavy equipment. Not really a kid place, more of a place to have access to the casino's IMHO

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Nightly Rate: $65.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: -

4 Access
3 Location
4 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
5 Noise

Cell Coverage Rating

Verizon 4G

  • 35 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 23, 2018
Rated

This is an expensive place to stay so we planned our stay for a month to take advantage of the monthly rate which reduced the daily rate significantly. If you like casinos this is a great place to stay as Black Hawk and Central City are booming with casinos. The road to the campsite is easy enough to get too but is steep. New road exits allow easy access to the KOA without having to drive into Central City. Visit Idaho Springs for a better downtown experience and food (my favorite is Beau Jo’s), Hidee and Argo mine tours are worth checking out.

Verizon was the best for data with 20 down and 10 up, AT&T was good with 10 down and 5 up, T-Mobile was usable with solid 20 down but upload was mostly under 1. WiFi was solid and very usable for anything including streaming Netflix except for the occasional evening.

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Andy & Wendy Hull would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $48.00

Days Stayed: 42

Site Number: 22

4 Access
4 Location
4 Cleanliness
4 Site Quality
4 Noise

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Verizon 4G

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Reviewed by
Campendium

August 28, 2018
Rated

Easy access. Very spacious sites with easy maneuvering. Very nice store with friendly staff. Two hot tubs inside (Jacuzzi?). Not great views but nice just the same. Lots of pull throughs.

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5 Access
4 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
4 Noise

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AT&T 4G

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 06, 2019
Rated

This is a great place with good access to Denver and the mountains. This KOA is under construction as of July 2019. On July 4 Central City puts on a great firework show that can be seen for the RV park. The drawbacks to this campground are the Wifi is terrible (They told me its in work to fix) and Verizon, our only cell service is just as terrible. When this park gets completed it will be good.

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roadtripper184680 would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $75.00

Days Stayed: 4

Site Number: 64

5 Access
4 Location
5 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
5 Noise

Cell Coverage Rating

Verizon 4G

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Reviewed by
Campendium

June 26, 2020
Rated

These sites are expensive, between $75 and $80 in the spring of 2020. The back-in sites are a bit better than the rest, but everyone is camping in a big, gravel lot. They've improved the "parking lot" vibe by putting in nice cement patios with nice furniture and full-sized grills, but without trees you are right next to your neighbors (I've been closer to my neighbors at other campgrounds, but this was still pretty close).

With that said, you can't beat the location. It's right up the hill from Central City, and fairly close to Denver. But if you want that mountain experience, this isn't it.

Everyone was very friendly, cell service was great, and they have propane on site. Just choose your site wisely.

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Nightly Rate: $80.00

Days Stayed: 4

Site Number: -

5 Access
4 Location
5 Cleanliness
3 Site Quality
3 Noise

Cell Coverage Rating

Verizon 4G

AT&T 4G

T-Mobile 4G

Reviewed by
JKJenn

  • 199 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
January 07, 2021
Rated

This campground is conveniently located near Central City, Idaho Springs, and Golden Gate State Park.

Our site was fantastic! It featured a concrete pad and patio, a wooden deck with table, umbrella, and Adirondack chairs, and a swing. The Aspens and mountain views were the flourishes that made this an awesome stop.

We chose this site because we needed a site with wifi and cabel not far from Denver and where we could catch up on laundry.

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JKJenn would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $75.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: 033

5 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
4 Noise

Cell Coverage Rating

Verizon 4G

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Reviewed by
Campendium

July 25, 2021
Rated

this koa is a short 7 miles from I-70, just west of denver. the road up to the site from I-70 has 6-8% grade. it’sa new campground that’s very well organized and has everything you need (except a little shade). loved the pad with separate patio, deck chairs/table and umbrella. the shower facilities are clean and free. there’s $5 pancake breakfast.

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This reviewer would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $70.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: 22

4 Access
5 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise
  • 12 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 02, 2021
Rated

We stayed overnight here because it was close to I-70. The campground was clean, and the staff was nice. The view was beautiful. Might be a little expensive for what you get, but for the convenience to the highway and ability to get in and out with no fuss, I was ok with the price. The site was level, had convenient locations for all of the hookups including multiple sewage locations in the event your rig has front or rear outlets (or both).

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roadtripper4021321 would stay here again

Nightly Rate: $73.00

Days Stayed: 1

Site Number: 47

4 Access
4 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

Cell Coverage Rating

Verizon 4G

Reviewed by
kristen.morgan

  • 5 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 04, 2021
Rated

Definitely a top 5 KOA!

Wifi was EXCELLENT! (Good since cell is a bit spotty/weak)
Playground was excellent!
Pancakes and pizza were both excellent!
Sites were spacious and clean and scenic.

The location is a bit out of the way - this is not that close to Denver - 40 min drive but if you want to be out in the mountains it’s lovely. The nearby towns are quirky - this casino city thing was not something we expected. But nearby are hikes, state parks, mountains, gold mines, and general beauty.

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kristen.morgan would stay here again

Nightly Rate: -

Days Stayed: 5

Site Number: 44

4 Access
4 Location
5 Cleanliness
5 Site Quality
5 Noise

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AT&T 4G

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Denver West / Central City KOA

605 Lake Gulch Road
Central City, Colorado
80427 USA
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Back In RV Sites Count
26
Last Nightly Rate
85.0
Longest Vehicle Length Reported
38.0
Lowest Nightly Rate
48.0
Max Length
60ft
Pull Through RV Sites Count
18
Season End
October 6
Season Start
April 26
Sites Count
74
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