Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Boyd Lake SP, CO - 08/27/13

Tuesday – August 27, 2013

We departed the Buffalo Bill State Park campground in North Platte, Nebraska at 10:20 a.m. (CT). this morning.

We had a wonderful time visiting the Union Pacific Railroad’s Bailey Yard and the Union Pacific Museum & Depot Display at Cody Park. Time for us to leave the hot humid weather in Nebraska and head for a cooler climate in the mountains of Colorado.

We arrived at the Cottonwood Shores Campground in Boyd Lake State Park in Loveland, Colorado at 3:00 p.m. (MT). We will spend two nights here. Our purpose in stopping here is to visit a model railroad museum in Greeley, Colorado about 17 miles from here.

The campground has 148 paved pull-through campsites with electric hookups. There are three restrooms with flush toilets and pay-showers. The showers are coin operated; $0.75 for the first 3-minutes and $0.25 for each additional minute. One of the restrooms has a laundry facility. There are two washers and two dryers that cost $1.25 each. There is one dump station available. The campsites are close together, offering very little privacy between campers. Small shade trees are dispersed throughout the campground providing minimal shade to the majority of the campsites. There is a wonderful paved walking/bike path that circumvents the park. The campground borders a boat marina and a decent size lake that accommodates jet skis and powerboats.

This is our first time camping in a Colorado State Park and we were anticipating a more rustic type campground with an abundance of shade trees and more privacy between campsites. It did however, serve its purpose as a base camp for our two-night stay.

Camping Fee: $20.00 per day camping fee plus $8.00 per day state park entrance fee.

Total miles traveled today: 256

Tomorrow another adventure begins.

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