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Old 01-31-2016, 01:34 PM   #15
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I lived in CO for 25 years and could get an aspen leaf park permit for $10 , $5 for a second vehicle per year. They allowed me to camp for $4 per night Electric fee from Sunday night to Thursday night and 1/2 price plus $4 on Friday and Saturday. Then they started to go crazy with the pricing. That along with the change in attitude in the state caused me to sell out and move out of state. The high country was a great place to live back then!
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Old 01-31-2016, 01:55 PM   #16
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When we renewed our Michigan plates we had an option to add a $11 State Park pass they offer for the MH. We don't pull a toad, but you have the same option with your car. What I don't like is the reservation fee that's added to the camping fee. What happened to the taxes I paid?
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Old 01-31-2016, 02:17 PM   #17
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In Colorado you need a pass for your vehicle and all towed trailers, campers, & vehicles are free if in towed when entering the park.

For those that tow in a toad for driving around town when camping they offer a FREE towed vehicle pass, so you can come and go in the toad while camping.

Here is a link on the facts:

Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Park Entrance Pass Information
This is correct. We camp in Co state Cg all the time and were down in Chatfield last August. You buy the annual park pass for your RV then get a free pass for your toad. Buy your pass from the Ranger and I do believe there are discounts for seniors.
Chatfield is a great park-not our most scenic by far but convenient to Denver. Lots to see and do there.
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Old 01-31-2016, 08:30 PM   #18
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I would call the main office in Denver for the best answer. Each park set fees based on the volume and needs for improvements. It's possible a park has different fees, but not fee structure.

If you call the park directly you might get a volunteer who might not under stand what you are asking.

You want to reserve a campsite and along with that you need a park pass.

As a different topic ask about the case where you setup camp and want to take a toad to town for supplies. Ask about the free pass.
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OP: Why not just call the Colorado state parks to get clarification on what is exactly needed?
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Old 01-31-2016, 09:55 PM   #20
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Colorado does not require a Park Pass for a towed vehicle. The Annual Park Pass saves the cost of a daily pass which can cost $9 or so a day. Cherry Creek and Chatfield are very nice parks, but also heavily used during warmer weather. Getting a camping spot in the winter months usually isn't difficult, but summer time is another story.
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We stayed at several Colorado state parks last summer (2015) and we only needed the annual park pass for our truck. No one made us get a sticker for our travel trailer.
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You buy the annual park pass for your RV then get a free pass for your toad.
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Colorado does not require a Park Pass for a towed vehicle. The Annual Park Pass saves the cost of a daily pass which can cost $9 or so a day.
Unless something has changed since we stayed there in November, I agree with these two posts. Get a sticker for the RV and the park will give you a paper sticker for the toad at no additional cost.

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What I like about state parks is that when they fill up, they help keep people out of all the best boondocking sites.

When we did our first trip in the US six years ago we soon decided that after a couple of visits, the various state parks were often pretty poor value for money compared to county parks and forestry service and BLM sites.
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We spent about two months in Colorado last year. Bought the State Parks pass for the RV, and boy do they want that permanently stuck to your coach windshield... Yep, toad got it's free pass, but did get the pass.

While not inexpensive, and yeah $6 reservation fee is rough, especially if only staying a few nights. We found 4-5 different State Parks we stayed in, to be well maintained. I felt that the Cheyenne Mountain State Park was a real bargain. Great views, well laid out. We also enjoyed our Rocky Mountain National Park stay too.

All of these were less then the cost of say Dakota Ridge RV park, by at least 50%. And yeah, we also stayed in the Elk's, which was a bargain in comparison!

No real problem with the overall costs on our visit to Colorado last year...

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We stayed in Ridgeway and Rifle Falls with our motorhome and the Jeep got a free sticker. The parks were great. If you enjoy natural surroundings they can't be beat.
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Made a reservation yesterday for a state park in Nebraska. Add NE to Idaho and others who now requires campers to also purchase a day pass to get into the park/campground.

Kinda leaves a bad taste in your mouth. In Oregon, if you purchase a campsite, that receipt is your also your day pass for the day. No other pass is required.
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What I don't like is the reservation fee that's added to the camping fee. What happened to the taxes I paid?
Blame Reserve America. Here in Ohio they charge like $6.50 or so for a Reservation Fee. Reserve America is contracted to supply the software, and computers to the state in exchange for being able to collect the $6.50 per reservation. It's a win / win for the state, because someone else handles reservation for them.

About 10 -15 years ago the state also want to start a yearly Ohio State Parks usage / entrance fee. But enough of the campers wrote our state capitol against it. In return, the state started raising the overnight camping fees faster. 2016 they range from $22 to $32 for a electric only site. Full hook-up $30 - $40....
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These extra-vehicle fees are confusing.

I know that about 10 years ago, we stayed at a Colorado state park and their policy was that any motorized vehicle had to have a paid vehicle pass, in addition to the camping fee. The result was that a truck pulling a trailer had to pay for one vehicle pass (for the truck), but a motorhome pulling a toad had to pay for two vehicle passes (one for motorhome and one for toad). It was patently unfair.

They changed that, to the current system of vehicle + trailer = pay for one pass, and motorhome + toad = pay for one pass.

I still bristle at paying for a vehicle pass in addition to camping (or, in Texas, paying a per-person entry fee in addition to camping), but at least Colorado quit double-charging the vehicle fees for motorhomes pulling a toad.

But it's still confusing, as the OP found. I'd prefer that the camping fee include one camping unit and one vehicle, but then people who walk in with a tent would have a reason to complain.
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