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Radium (Kremmling)

10 miles from Green Mt Reservoir going north on Hwy 40 is Trough Rd…on your left. Taking this and following the signs to Radium (watch for a sharp turn around on your right) will get you to a couple of camping places that revolve around rafting the Colorado Headwaters (Blue River). We went to the Radium Recreation Site that is within site of the very small “town” of Radium. Colorado River Runs Rafting is here. This campground is $6 a night or a day use area on the river. We had my parents 5th wheel that is 30 ft long. There were plenty of RV, tent and 2 group sites. This is BLM land and I believe you call the Kremmling BLM office for reservations of the group camping. No hook ups, pit toilets, picnic tables…no shade. For some reason we were the only ones camping there on a Friday night. There is a train that comes through a few times. Campground is clean and has some great views. I highly recommend rafting with Colorado River Runs and Ian! We caught up with Ian and because this was a spontaneous camping night for us (on the way home from Steamboat) he offered to bring us firewood and also let us know that the only place for groceries was 5 miles away at Rancho Del Rio. We bought frozen burritos, Jimmy Dean sandwiches and raviolis for $33!! Ah well, if we’d been a bit earlier there looked to be a nice little restaurant. Kremmling was about 30 minutes away.

On the way to the campground we saw another small campground by the river. It was full…I would have liked to stay at this one and I’ve included pics of it.

P.S No cell phone coverage! Pay phone at the campground…$1 for 10 minutes to Denver!

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The other campground…

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Jackson Lake

We chose Jackson Lake for it’s proximity to Denver and because it had a group camping area with RV hookups. This was a church weekend that included a wide age range as well as many different camping methods. This site also had a nice covered pavilion for our group meal. There were pros and cons to this location. Nice large area for camping with hookups and lots of privacy was certainly a “pro”. It also had a nice bathroom facility, a great group fire pit and easy access to the lake. Plains camping is very different from a mountain lake, however! It was really warm and then we ended up with a pretty strong string of storms. The lake had a nice little beach area near our site…..but it was realllllly green!! The kids didn’t mind much. Speaking of green, there were the toads! Lots and lots of toads at night….like covering the ground in a moving carpet! Nonetheless, it is an option for a group that worked out pretty well. I prefer the mountains, but not opposed to exploring the outdoors of the whole state! This is a Colorado State Park…..which there are 42 of BTW. Perhaps we will make a point of visiting them all!

Getting there from Denver: East on I-76. Take the second Wiggins’ exit (Exit 66). Turn left (north) on CO 39/CO 52. Drive approximately 9 miles. Drive ½ mile past Goodrich to T-intersection. Turn left onto County Road Y.5. Stay on County Road Y.5 (It will turn north after a couple of miles.) This will take you past the south side and into the main park area on the west.

Jackson Lake State Park

 

 

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