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Address: 21843 Stoney Pass Rd, Bailey, CO
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rough 11 mile dirt road to get there,half hour drive. went may 12. no one there. explored the shoreline. pretty lake. basic out houses. pay for vehicle and per person. caught a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Beautiful place that, sadly, is poorly maintained. Sites are pretty close together and if your neighbors are loud, you'll know! No electricity, no grills. Nasty latrines. I think this place gets a lot of traffic given it's gorgeous location but it desperately needs TLC. It makes me sad that other campers don't clean up discards--wrappers, plastic bags, fishing lines--but the... More 

1 Thank CWS67
Bailey, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

So glad management must have heard enough horror stories about the person at the front desk in 2014. We live within 15 miles and go here normally 3 times a year but after the horrible person at the front desk in 2014 we were done with Wellington. Found out they have a new person on the front desk s we... More 

1 Thank G M
Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Easy to get to from the city. A bit pricey but worth it for the convenience. The bathrooms are gross but you're camping, duh. The lake is beautiful… the hiking is decent and the people who work here are very friendly. Had a great trip and will be back.

2 Thank JoeyAlan
Evergreen, Colorado
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The only reason this review gets only a 4 star is because the restrooms need replaced and serviced better. Also a Shower house would give this place 5+ star reviews. The scenery is fantastic. If you want to camp along the tree lined shore and even fish right from your campsite and there are many sites available to do that.... More 

3 Thank Gary S
Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

rough 11 mile dirt road to get there,half hour drive. went may 12. no one there. explored the shoreline. pretty lake. basic out houses. pay for vehicle and per person. caught a couple trout, 12" to 14". Saw a sucker swimming near shore, also saw golden eagle, and deer. Manager was nice, said stocking would happen in a couple of... More 

6 Thank asthecrowflies2015
Denver, Colorado
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I have been camping at Wellington Lake since it re-opened. My dog and i love it up there. However, with new ownership this year the prices went up even higher. I had a horrible experience on September 26th. The previous night I looked up online to see if I should reserve a spot but there were so many available on... More 

24 Thank CCColorado
Parker, Colorado
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The campsite was nice, the location was really nice (only being 45 minutes west of Denver), but the facilities were disgusting. The campsite offers one fresh water spigot and you have to drive to get to it. The restrooms are plentiful, but they appear to have lacked any maintenance since they were installed. Unfortunately having a 5 year old daughter... More 

9 Thank David R
Littleton, Colorado, United States
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It doesn't seem like the management does much at all to enforce rules but if you like canoeing, kayaking, or paddleboarding, and or fishing this is a great place to go. It may be a little overpriced, but you do have to keep in mind that it is a fully stocked private lake so you don't need fishing licenses to... More 

13 Thank Krista W
Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We've visited Castle Mountain 4 times in the last 2-3 years; a couple of times with Boy Scouts groups and a couple of times on our own, and like other reviewers have said, yes, it's overpriced for what you get (no water or electrical hook-ups at the site, poorly maintained outhouses, etc.), but it's close to Denver and a beautiful... More 

11 Thank Shaiansmommy
Denver, Colorado
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185 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I've been to many campgrounds/rec areas, not only in Colorado. Here's my take on this one: High points: * Beautiful view: lake, mountains, woods - nice! * Many camp sites are right at the water * large camp sites * nice hiking trails * the lake is great for fishing, boating or any other water activities Low points: * very... More 

12 Thank mango1908

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