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Monday, April 28, 2014

Rifle Gap State Park part I

Hi all,
I guess we are trying to make sure life is an adventure. We had moved to Rifle, Co and pulled into Shady Lane RV Park. We thought we would stay here maybe a week as they had a decent rate of $125 a wk. As we pulled in we knew this was a mistake, it looked like a campground where old rvs go to die. Of their dozen or so sites most looked to be permanently placed and a couple units had residential doors somehow affixed.
 Thank goodness they had not taken reservation and money over the phone because there was no way we were going to stay here long. Wendy and I are not the real picky type for a day or two but for a week this wasn't going to cut it. We setup and drove out to the state park to see if we could get in.
 So later that day I told the Shady Lane owner that something came up and we would need to leave in the morning.
 So off to Rifle Gap State Park with a collective sigh of relief. Why we didn't come here right away is Ray trying to be cheap- I know that's hard to believe.) We got the pick of the campground sites and took a site with the lake view out our big window.
 Rifle Gap S.P. is just beautiful Colorado country. About 7 miles north of Rifle it is set along the shore of Rifle Gap Reservoir, a pretty 300 acre lake. The lake is good fishing and a high rec area with scuba diving, wind surfing and skiing popular. The campground features 89 campsites though the bigger loop was not yet open.
  We stopped at a rest area by the Rifle Gap and read a story of a artistic couple who tried to span the gap with a huge orange curtain. The curtain was  put in place by thousands of feet of steel cable. It took two attempts and 28 months to put it up and then was up only 28 hours as 60 mile winds were destroying it. It was 365 feet high and 1250 feet across.
With little to no internet at the campground, we are at the Rifle library and with so much in the area we will divide the post into parts 1 and 2 posting both today.

1 comment:

  1. Good idea to make a move to another park. We've used the 'have repairs to get done' excuse at times :-)