Black Hawk Activities


Introduce a little variety to your next Black Hawk trip by taking advantage of one of the many nearby scenic campgrounds. It’s a perfect way to unwind for a weekend or a week: spend some time outdoors, then kick back and have some fun at one of our  many casinos.

Golden Gate State Park – Reverend’s Ridge

Reverend’s Ridge Campground has 97 sites and accommodates trailers, pickup campers and tents. Facilities include flush toilets, shower and laundry facilities and a dump station. Some facilities are closed during cold weather months. Fifty-nine campsites at Reverend’s Ridge have electrical hookups. Non-electrical sites are $14 per night, and electrical sites are $18 per night plus the vehicle park pass. Each site is limited to a maximum of 6 people. View the Reverend’s Ridge Campground Map.

Reverend’s Ridge office is located off of Gap Road. The office is open seven days a week from Memorial Day weekend through September 30, Sunday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00p.m.

Phone: 303-642-3856

Whispering Pines KOA

The Denver West KOA campground has many RV sites for you! They are considered “Big-Rig Friendly” with many pull-through sites – all with 50-amp full hookups, cable TV and Wi-Fi. The campground’s amenities include a clubhouse, hot tubs, mini-mart, souvenir shop, laundry and showers. They are within easy driving distance of casinos, the Red Rocks Amphitheater, Coors and Budweiser breweries, the Denver Zoo and many other attractions.

You’ll enjoy the family-friendly campground service!
Whispering Pines KOA, 605 Lake Gulch Road Central City, CO 80427

Phone: 303-582-3043; 1-800-562-8613
Visit the KOA web site.

Kelly Dahl Campground – Roosevelt National Forest

Situated in a wooded setting adjacent to the Peak-to-Peak National Scenic Byway. The campground provides the visitor with spectacular views of the Continental Divide. Other historic sites nearby include the Rollins Pass (Moffat Road) abandoned Railroad grade. Four-wheel-drive roads can be found in the Tolland to Apex to Idaho Springs area.

Kelly Dahl is the closest Forest Service campground to the city of Boulder. Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash at all times. It is usually among the last of Boulder Ranger District’s campgrounds to fill up on weekends; however, reservations are recommended, especially around major holidays. Full-service camping is generally available from Memorial Day through mid-October.

Our Daily Fee: $16 per site per night

Reservations Accepted: Sites #21 – 46 are reservable from Memorial Day weekend through mid-September.

Services: Picnic tables, fire rings, grills, water, vault toilets and trash services are provided. There are no electrical hook-ups, dump stations or showers. There is a playground suitable for small children.

Sites: There are 46 sites that will accommodate tents and campers, trailers, and motor homes. A maximum of 8 people are allowed per site.

Maximum Vehicle Length: 40′

Location: Drive approximately 17 miles west of Boulder on Colorado Highway 119 to the town of Nederland. Continue south on Colorado Highway 119. The entrance to Kelly Dahl Campground is located on the east side of the highway at mile-marker 22, about four miles south of Nederland and approximately two miles north of Rollinsville.

Visit the Kelly Dahl Campground web site.

Columbine Campground

Columbine Campground is located about 5 miles from Black Hawk at an elevation of 9,200 feet. The campground is situated in a grove of aspen and lodgepole pine. There are forty seven sites in the campground. Forty three are suitable for RV camping and 4 are more suitable for tents. Most of the sites are heavily wooded. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring or grate. The maximum vehicle length that can be accommodated is 55 feet.

The roads through the campground are dirt. There are 6 water hydrants and 4 restrooms. One of the restrooms will accommodate disabled persons and is located on the lower loop. Camp sites in this campground are reservable. The season for this campground normally runs from late May through mid-September, depending on the weather. Bears have been known to frequent the area. Check with the Forest Service for the current fees.

Phone: 303.567.3000