We were checking out RV Parks in the area for a future stay when we visited Blue Mesa Point. This place is very run down and unkempt, it looks more like an abandoned campground. It does have a view of the lake, but it is not that close. It is nothing like they advertise. I cannot understand how anyone could give it more than a 2 at best. We would never stay at this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at this park for 3 nights and it was great. The area is very nice and the park was clean and the people were very friendly. We had no problems parking there with our bus. Had a great time We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here with our friends who camped in a tent. We both have kids under 5 and really enjoyed the large meadows and trails. The owners told us about the Jr. Ranger program at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison and Curecanti. The owner has a big lovable black lab, which has given all of our kids puppy fever. We also rented a boat at Lake Fork Marina which is about 2 minutes from this campground. We stayed for 3 days and it was not enough time to see everything there is to see in this area. This was definitely the most family friendly and open park we've been too do far on our trip. We will camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here for a week and the natural setting is beyond beautiful. We saw many deer on the trail behind the campground. This is a rustic campground but exactly what we came to the mountains for. I had cell service through Verizon and was able to check my email and conduct some Internet business that was required. We have a 38' 5th wheel and had no trouble pulling in. They also had a spot for our friends to park their boat trailer. The convenience store came in very handy and they had great input about the boat tour and the Black Canyon. We will tell our friends about this friendly place. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
In the words of Betty Davis, this place is a dump. I have never rated a park less than a 7 before, mostly because I do my research and always choose a park that has proven itself to those that have gone before me. But this time, I was fooled. I cannot prove anything, but does anyone else find it a little fishy the way this park has been rated? Prior ratings are 3 tens, a nine, a three, and a two. And while the reviewers who gave the park a three and a two have 15 and 11 other reviews respectively, the reviewers who gave the park the tens and the nine have three reviews between all four of them! And one of those reviews was for a park that was given a five, and just happened to be right up the road from this one!! And some of the comments in one review are taken verbatim from the website. Very strange indeed. This park is, without a doubt, the worst RV park I have ever seen. Junk is strewn everywhere. When I got there, the place was devoid of other guests, except for two- some personal friends of the owners who seemed to be far more important than us, and a nice fellow who said to us, "The place sure doesn't look like the pictures on the website, does it?" None of the sites are level and some have deep ditches to avoid. Even after placing three boards under the downhill hydraulic levelers, I still couldn't get my rig level. Then, I saw the electric was only 20A after being told it would be 30A, and when I told the owner, he said, "Oh, it's really 30 amps!" All over the park is junk- rusty fuel tanks, rusty and beat up porta-potties, RVs that look like they are from the sixties, boats, etc. We were close to the office, and the WiFi was still very slow, and I couldn't get a Verizon signal, so that meant no air card or cell phone. There were two large dogs that wandered all over the property; I don't know who they belonged to. There is no way I can describe the office except to say calling it a pigsty is an insult- to pigs. It doesn't look anything like an office- no counter, broken furniture you practically have to climb over, empty liquor bottles, dirt everywhere, etc. As you enter this "office" you see an old washer and drier, and a sign on the bathroom that says, "$5.00/shower"! It is highly ironic that the first park I came across that charges for a shower has a shower so filthy I wouldn't use it if you paid me $50.00! I thought about giving the park a 2 or a 3 based on the gorgeous surroundings, but it doesn't deserve even that. The place is a blight on the beautiful landscape and should be cleaned up or condemned. We planned on staying a week but left after one day. I don't even have to say it- we wouldn't stay here again if it was free. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have just started camping in our new 5th wheel which was a big purchase after being in tents for years. This park had the most amazing views of the lake and a great trail to ride our ATV's on right behind the park. This went down to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison and was a great afternoon trip. We met some very friendly campers during our stay and shared our evening campfire with quite a few people. Their is a nice convenience store owned by the park that had all the necessities and even some fun things I didn't need: like glow necklaces for the kids. We will be visiting this park again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We had a great time! This is a young campground that is just getting its footing, but its great to see what they are doing with the place. It was a great change from cement parks and cookie cutter parks. A true outdoor experience. Thanks for making our Memorial Day weekend a blast! We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
We were going to stay just for the holiday weekend but ended up staying for 10 days. We loved this park! The views were fantastic! We used 50 amp service with no problem and changed sites after the holiday weekend and still had 50 amp service. From what we saw all sites had 50 amps or better with water and sewer hookups as well as a picnic table and fire ring with grill. This is a true Rocky Mountain gem with a rustic touch. The pay shower was clean and unlimited in time unlike the showers at the state campgrounds just below by the marina. The store was great and informative. All of the people that worked at the park were quite helpful and nice. This is the perfect place to camp if you are looking for a base to check out Blue Mesa Reservoir, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Currecanti, Crested Butte, Ouray, and Ridgeway. We drove to all of these places and were back before dark. We will go back and would highly recommend this park to all. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great view, only good thing about this park. Way over priced, no cable, Wi-Fi never worked at all, $5.00 charge for each use of shower or bathroom, which should have been condemned due to condition they were in. Our site was six inches out of level. They advertise 50 amp service but I only saw two sites that had that, the rest were 20 amp only. They tried to tell me that it was 50 but the breaker was a 20 amp. Owners were very nice and helpful but that does not offset the conditions there. Will not go there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a beautiful campground overlooking the west end and Dam of Blue Mesa Reservoir. The beginning of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. We stayed for 2 weeks and had the time of our lives. The staff was friendly and helpful. Our group rode ATV's right from camp with spectacular views. The lake was beautiful and in less than 5 minutes had our boat in the water. The fishing was fantastic and we had a blast. We would recommend this campground for a destination. Lots of fun activities and the staff knew all about the area and had all the current information. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is poorly maintained. Junk is all over the place, i.e.; old foundation pieces in the grassy areas, old cars, building materials. There are no bathrooms or laundry. There are some seasonal/permanent campers that appear to be poorly maintained. Don't be confused by the flashy web site. The campground is not worth even an over-night stay unless you get caught out in the area with no alternative. On the positive side the owners are friendly and helpful with local tourist info. We only stayed there because we had a reservation based on sight seeing in the area and their web site. Our $20 rate is the Passport America rate and definitely not worth that! We camped here in a Motorhome.
As our second RPI park we were quite impressed. The first left us a little worried about what we had bought into. This one however, was definitely an upgrade. The showers were clean for the most part however the showers near the outdoor pool were more like a pressure washer on an excellent day. The showers near the indoor pool were much more user friendly, although they did not drain properly. There is no real cell phone service in the area, however they do offer a land line for making important out going calls. Internet service is provided through Tengo-Internet; and not one of the best providers. It is geared down to less than 100 MB per 24 hour period to which you had to pay $2 per day per computer / device. Plus $1 a day for "cable" although you only receive 4 channels. The check in manager (a older female) was rather rude and "short". All in All, I would recommend this park and stay there again if we travel through the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We came in under RPI and bought a membership to get access to ROD and AOR networks. This is a nice park in high desert vegetation across the street from Blue Mesa Reservoir. Resort has lots of activities, 2 pools, billiards, mini golf etc. They serve meals 4 days a week which is a nice break from cooking. People are EXTREMELY friendly. Public allowed and you may get a break on camping costs by attending a presentation. We love membership camping; you may too. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground with many amenities. Close to town, close to Blue Mesa Res. Had a great time. Campsite was fairly level for a back in. Got here at night in the rain and had very little trouble hooking up. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is acceptable but needs some renovation. Nothing major; just routine maintenance to sites, hook-ups. We stayed here with ROD membership. Good spot near the Blue Mesa lake. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I was expecting more. Sites are uneven, the "natural grasses" they are trying to grow are sage brush. Cellular reception is very bad. Unless you like to fish not much to do. Could be really nice, but it isn't. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This has to be one of the very worst campgrounds in Colorado. The Office and Pool area are the only things that are nice. The park is out in the sun and Sage Brush with no trees. The sites are eroded and unkempt. The sites are a powdery dirt and you better have lots of leveling material as they are not even close. Your neighbors are about 15 feet on either side of you with no privacy at all. When the wind blows the dust and dirt do also. It is very depressing to stay here. The management has done nothing to enhance the park. They are only interested in selling you a time share: Ha Ha. I cannot imagine why someone would pick this park again after spending only one night there. I have never had such a bad RVing experience. Also when we asked about Tengo internet we were told: no limit. Then on the second day of paying for internet we were locked out as using too much bandwidth. So money spent was money wasted. It is not a friendly place for dogs because there are stickers EVERYWHERE!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park with view of Blue Mesa Lake. Our site was level and had concrete pad for picnic table. No ATT even with booster. Their wifi at $2 a day got the job done but was slow. Large park with only one 24 hour bath house and it had showers that never got very hot and had to keep pushing button. Staff was nice and helpful. Would most likely not stay here again due to bathhouse. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The $6 rate reflects a Western Horizon rate of $4 per day plus $2 for internet. Internet via Tengo net was REALLY slow, but we were able to retrieve e-mail. The site we had was level and had a nice view of the Blue mesa reservoir. AT&T is non- existent. There is good 50 amp power and great water pressure. The park does need work, BUT it was also on the verge of closing for the season. We would gladly return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Appreciated the reviews prior to arrival as they influenced our check-in requests. End of September there were only 20 units in this 350-unit park. We could drive around and pick our spot. I faced west (into afternoon sun) to lower entry step height do to sloping sites. Not a big deal in our evaluation. Do need long sewer hose which I had. Lots to do in park: mini-golf, two pools and hot tubs. Because of the timing of our visit, there were few planned activities. Staff friendly and pleasant. We took several day drives to see the geology and fall colors. Would come here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our stay was under ROD and the rate listed was for optional cable and wireless internet. As noted in other reviews cable TV was limited to 4 Denver network stations. TengoInternet service has been changed to allow a fairly good amount of use daily and we only maxed out one day. This is much better than the last time we "tried" to use TengoInternet at another WH resort. We were in a site at the front of the park and had minimal but usable Verizon signals for both voice and internet. The site required some leveling but not more that would be expected at many parks. The vegetation in and between sites is natural for the area. Overall, we had a great first experience at Blue Mesa and would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The Rate shows $10, but because it was an ROD Membership Park, we had no charge. Kind of a ways from everything unless you are a fishing person. Very pretty park and lodge. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful area with a view of a lake across highway. Huge sites: long and wide. Wonderful place for families: has horse rentals, outdoor games (min golf, shuffleboard, basketball, fishing pond etc). Nice smooth surfaces for walking and biking. I was in this park on a Western Horizon membership: $3 plus $2 for electric and $2 for cable TV (4 channels). Probably most people aren't here to watch TV so that was OK in my opinion. Lots of activities in the Club House: looks well organized and well maintained. Pleasant and helpful person at check-in kiosk at gate. I definitely would return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Another mixed bag Western Horizon joint. The main clubhouse is nice but was taken over by families and rowdy kids in the pool and hot tub. Sites are ugly, back-in, with dirt & overgrown scrubs, and totally unlevel. Absolutely no Verizon cell nor Internet reception. "Cable TV" from park gets you 4 network channels. Supposedly free visit charges for electricity, cable, and if you want the unreliable Tengo Internet. Pretty setting by Blue Mesa reservoir but park has never met its potential. WH membership is a joke. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very pleasant staff. Hot tub was clean, and we had it all to ourselves. We were there during the early springtime, so can't imagine it with 350 campers. Our site was not level and had a hard time getting level and able to reach the utilities. When mentioned to staff, they were very helpful and said we could pick any spot we wanted. We stayed here for a week, on ROD for free. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Granted we stayed very late in the season. However, the first space were assigned was so unlevel our right rear wheels were about 9" off of the ground. AND we had about a 18" drop from our last step to the ground. We scouted around and they agreed to move us to a slightly more level site. We still had a 12" drop from the last step. MOST spaces are not level. Dryers DON'T dry. Will NOT stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you have been drawn into the WHR membership system, BMR is among the best of their resorts. The staff and volunteers are nice people and the Gunnison area has a lot going for it. We like to visit the towns of Crested Butte, Lake City, Crawford, Montrose and Gunnison. This is one of the best parts of Colorado to visit in the summer and fall, especially if you like to fish, hunt, hike, take photos or get away from the crowds and relax. On the down side, WHR are a predatory company - get your lawyer to review your contract before you sign and be prepared for endless up-selling, changes in t&c, restrictions on use etc, etc. BMR has a nice facilities but most sites are not level, you will need lots of sewer and water hoses and the TV is restricted to 3 or 4 channels. There is virtually no cell phone service, you are 12 miles from town and shopping, the Wi-Fi is worthless and it can be a very long walk to the showers. Most of us love it anyway and just hope that WHR can survive until we can't drive. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park is not as manicured as usual. There's overgrowth of weeds and shrubs in the sites. The power was adequate for one AC unit, voltage meter read borderline, but the climate was cool,and we got a shady spot. They are leaving ads on RV windows to get members at the table to sell more upgrades,ONLY an additional $4500 from existing members to add to our perks. NO THANK YOU. These Western Horizon parks are going downhill fast; actually, a staff member told us that their parks are all for sale.Question, why try to sell more perks to members when you are trying to sell the place anyhow? We are quickly losing our faith in the WH system, as we move along,and are finding less desirable parks than we did 8 or 10 yrs ago when we got into the program. We will NOT stay here again. Seeking newer upgraded memberships with newer parks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy access to park. Some tight turns to our spot. All hookup is at the back of the rig, so check before you un-hook. Staff seemed very friendly. They had a full schedule of activities. No cell phone service in the park. Few trees and desert landscape. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Western Horizon: Ponzi scheme? We recently visited WHR in Gunnison, CO in 2009 because we received a package with our new camping trailer from the dealer in Denver, offering 25 “free” days of camping from WHR. The initial stay was also supposed to include a free dinner, horseback ride, tickets to the Gunnison Pioneer Museum and a free gas ticket. Our initial reservation could include up to 5 days/4 nights but we reserved a site for 3 nights only since we were very skeptical about membership campgrounds. We have never attended a sales presentation at a time share or membership campground, because of all the bad publicity and things we have heard from friends about the high-pressure tactics and deception, but figured why not try one since we have driven by the Gunnison, CO facility for years and were a little curious about the 25 day free camping offer. Should have gone with our preconceptions! It was early in the season and we had our choice of sites. The check-in personnel were pleasant and the views from the campground were nice so we were still somewhat optimistic. However, the next morning we had our sales presentation and everything changed! The only “facts” presented by the sales lady were that “everyone here is like family” and that camping here is much cheaper than other campgrounds such as the KOA in town. We mentioned that we wanted to become more familiar with this and other WHR resorts before buying a membership, and our intention is to use some of the 25 “free” camping days during our upcoming trip to the NE USA and Canada. She immediately tried to discourage that idea. She informed us that we could use only 5 of the remaining 20 days per WHR region, there must be 30 days between each stay with at least a 30 day advance reservation, and we now could no longer stay in their biggest Western Region because of this stay. She said we definitely would not pay their usual membership rate of $12,000 so we should buy at today's special introductory rate of $7,500 available only today. She had not presented any details about WHR membership or members cost to stay or even given a tour of the facilities. She just wanted an immediate decision and check for $7,500 now. When I said I will not pay anything during this visit and not until I could find out more about the membership and other WHR campgrounds, she decided to end the sales presentation. I asked for the additional night promised with the WHR package we got with the new trailer, and was advised it was not available since there are limited promotional sites available although the 300+ site campground was mostly empty. The free horseback ride was not available since the horses were not here yet. The free Pioneer Museum tickets were not available since it's not open yet. (We often drive through Gunnison and would have used them later). Also, the free dinner was rescinded since she had only the $250 gas coupon application and was "out" of the $200 gas coupon application. Gas coupons are practically worthless because of the extensive restrictions. We left the campground a day early. Other observations picked up during our visit: At check in we were given a paper listing the new surcharges members must pay starting this year due to the Recession and needed to stay open. Those included a Reservation fee, TV fee, 50 amp service, etc, etc. The sales presentation lady was IRATE that we had this sheet and quickly grabbed it from us saying only members could have it. Obviously she didn't want us to know about the new surcharges. We heard from someone in town that this facility had changed owners just last year and possibly back in 2000. Cable TV (extra cost) provided 3 channels: ABC, FOX and a religious station. Cell reception was spotty and only 1-2 bars was available in the front of campground. WHR is 12 miles from town: a nice public campground is across the road on the shore of the lake. They seem to be selling concrete pads with storage buildings in spaces that will be dedicated to members willing to pay the extra price. This will reduce the available campsites to "regular" members. They rent sites to other membership groups such as Passport America, further reducing available sites to WHR members. Everything is in disrepair. There are many park model trailers around the perimeter of the grounds that have rickety decks and sorely in need of exterior stain and interior carpet. They are asking for volunteer members to fix up the place. The campsites are very dusty and with any rain will become very muddy! Their clubhouse provided cooked meals but you have to bring your own dinner service! Security consisted of an unmanned entrance station with a card on a string that opens the entrance gate. Desk personnel indicated the card is here 24 hours. We visited that KOA and town and found they charge only $33 for full hookups in beautiful grassy sites with full Cell service and "real" cable TV. Summary. Why would anyone buy a membership in WHR? Their sales practices are extremely deceptive at best (no surprise). With the new surcharges, it will likely cost members at least $15/day to stay here with the amenities that should be included with a membership and surcharges and the daily rates are sure to increase. They can't keep operating and meet increasing maintenance needs unless they get new members. Without those new members how can they get the needed money except for increasing fees to members, selling more and more sites to full-timers and opening up sites to non-WHR members. They must oversell memberships to get cash flow which also leads to overcrowding and full conditions just when you want to camp. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
We stayed here under our RPI membership - fee was $10 a night with additional $1 for Wi-Fi ( which was pretty slow and spotty in it's connection ) Our Verizon cell phones & internet air card did not work here. Nice amenities including indoor pool & hot tub that were still open - the outdoor one was closed during our visit in late September. Nice laundry room and clubhouse. The parks setting is stunning and the access to Curecanti National Rec. area including the Blue Mesa lake is very convenient (literally right outside the entrance gates ) Roads are paved, sites are not and we found most of them to be fairly unlevel. There is a section of the park dedicated to permanent residents - mostly RV's but a few park models. A lot of the sites had a 'weedy' look to them - not sure if this is natural vegetation or just poor maintenance. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park and very well kept. Sewer hookups are at the rear of the sites so extension hoses are needed. The park has kept the natural vegetation so sage plants surround all sites. WiFi is available all through the park. There was no cell service in the park. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Some of the reviews had me a bit worried, but we found this to be a nice place to spend two weeks on my rod.The site was level,the new paved roads (with no speed bumps) were wide and easy to get around on. The view from the park is awsome.The wi-fi is all we payed for. The wild flowers were a nice touch. We have found that western horizon parks are quality parks.We will stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were there on ROD and therefore given a site that was facing south, it was very hot. We noticed we were the only ones in that row having to face that direction. The reservations were messed up, the management were not professional and the workers were clueless. They catered to the local regulars. The site was so short the door opened up against a fence, it was not level at all and the worst part was that the weeds were literally knee deep all over the entire park and at every site. The new pool was nice. We will not return to this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park, probably the best of the Western Horizon parks we have been to. Great views of Blue Mesa Reservoir from anywhere in the park and very convenient access if you want to fish this body of water. The sites are very long but most are a little unlevel. Also bring plenty of sewer hose as I needed a full 30 feet to get to my sewer connection. Nice facilities and a lot of activities but a store would be a nice addition since this park is about 13 miles out of Gunnison if you forget something. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Enjoyed our stay. Nice indoor swimming pool and a nice (small) outdoor pool and sauna is being installed. The landscape is much like the desert area around but comfortable. Sewer and electrical/water is a stretch. Had to use a lot of hose to make the connection. Also an extension cord for the electrical: no big thing. Staff is nice and accommodating. Hard to take a walk around the park because of the uphill climb from one end to the other. Maybe I need to lose some more weight and make it easier. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here under a Resorts of Distinction (ROD) membership. Was relegated to one of two designated sites for ROD, both of which were very unlevel. When we requested a more level site (many were available), was flatly refused. Roads need much work; there are many ruts and potholes. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a membership campground and we are Western Horizon members. This is our home park and we really enjoy going here. We stayed in the cabins for years until we bought our travel trailer. With few exceptions, the staff has always been very pleasant. The indoor pool is nice, and there are always plenty of activities. The park is closed during the winter, due in part to the fact that it is a wintering area for a local elk heard. My only gripe is that repairs to worn areas seem slow at times. The putt putt course could really use a face lift. Though they say that WiFi is available throughout the park, two experiences have indicated that the signal is very low at cabins and sites near the teen center. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed a week and enjoyed our stay. There were trees on most sites and some shrubs at most to give your patio some privacy. The tables were pretty new and the patios were concrete on most of the sites. We like the activities that are scheduled and the get togethers. This part of Colorado is arid and you cannot expect much landscaping. The length of the sites was actually larger than most and most had about 20' between you and the next units. We are WH members and this is the best one in which we have stayed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here at the bargain Coast To Coast rate of $8. Very large RV park. Streets were pretty rutted and because of its size, very impersonal. Only stayed one night. Place was OK, but did not really like it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This has to be one of the very worst campgrounds in Colorado. The Office and Pool area are the only things that are nice. The park is out in the sun and Sage Brush with no trees. Sites are eroded and unkept. The sites are a powdery dirt and you better have lots of leveling material as they are not even close. Your neighbors are about 15 feet on either side of you with no privacy at all. When the wind blows the dust and dirt do also. It is very depressing to stay here. The management has done nothing to enhance the park. They are only interested in selling you a time share: Ha Ha. I cannot imagine why someone would pick this park again after spending only one night there. I have never had such a bad RVing experience. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were turned away when we arrived, because we were not Western Horizon members but Passport and Sam's Club members. The management made us turn around and leave!! There was no negotiations or anything, rude people. Lucky for us there was a State Park 1 1/2 miles away off Hwy 50 (That was a nice park $10/night). Be careful and call ahead. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a Coast to Coast, RPI & Passport America park. It is on US-50 overlooking the Blue Mesa Lake. They have put all their money into a clubhouse, pool & other buildings. They have put nothing into their roads or sites. Sites are gravel/dirt and have a patio. Most are not level. Roads are gravel/dirt, have potholes and are very dusty. Laundry & showers were clean. We would not stay there again because of the bad sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stopped for a quick overnight visit on a recent vacation to Colorado. The campground was RV friendly with paved loops and pads. Most of the sites are back-ins. There are no trees in the area but a nice view of the stars at night. The wind picked up at dusk. The bathrooms had flush toilets and were in the classic NPS style from 30 years ago. There was a dump station with water hose for tanks. There were pay showers located elsewhere in the park. There didn't appear to be much to do here if you didn't bring a boat. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This campground is located on Blue Mesa Reservoir. We stayed in Loop D which has electric hookups. Potable water is available near the dump station. We had a back-in site. Most back-in sites are long and wide to accommodate boats and trucks and trailers. There is a single loop road which was paved as were the sites. The loop road was a little narrow. Pullthrough sites were not very long so if you have a large fifth wheel you might not fit properly. We had two sites during our stay and our first site required some side-to-side leveling but the second site was better. The bathrooms were old. Showers are located near the marina. I took one look and decided not to use them. They were old, smelled and weren’t very clean. Electric was on the low side. Verizon aircard worked but was slow on National Extended network. Verizon cell phone worked on Extended network. The campground is right off Hwy 50 so there is traffic noise during the day but was very quiet at night. The dry camping sites were also large and could probably accommodate almost any sized rig. We would stay there also. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is in a beautiful area. However, it seems more for boaters and fishermen. I had expected to be able to take the kids down to the lake since the campground is right on it but there was no access. Also, the showers are pay showers and are located at the marina which was a good 1 mile walk from our campsite (D 23). Our site was electric only so it was not really reasonable to try to do our showers (family of 5) in the RV. We did not want to break up camp to drive to showers nor did we want a 2 mile round trip walk to shower. We left the next morning after our arrival rather than stay as we had planned. We would not return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a NFS park so you may use your Golden Access card for discounts. This park has 30 amp power, no water and no sewer, but dump station with fresh water is available. Some sites are too small for big rigs. Some sites need to have the brush cut away from the front of the site to facilitate backing into the site. There are a few pull-through sites, not all of which are long enough for big rigs. (We have a 40 foot toyhauler.) There is a marina here and a great restaurant. We rented a slip at the marina and the managers at the marina, while friendly, were very disorganized. Fishing in this area is good. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
National Forest Service Campground, on East end of Blue Mesa Reservoir, 16 miles West of Gunnison. A loop has full hook ups, B, C and D have none. Dump station with potable water on site. We dry camped with solar and generator in B loop. Marina and small restaurant here as well. Friendly hosts, nice mesa views, water views. Low vegetation, few trees, very windy. Our loop was empty except for us. Loop A with utilities was full. A nice, inexpensive stop for touring Black Canyon, no daily fee. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This place is one of the nicest campgrounds we have stayed at in Colorado. There are tables, swings, easy chairs at at most sites. A big plus is the grounds look like a golf course. Grass and lakes (with trout) great fun for kids. Its off the highway about 1/2 mile and is very QUIET. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My family and I have camped here several times. We like it very much. It has big spacious spots. Friendly staff. We stayed here before they rebuilt the building for the restrooms/showers, and we didn't mind the bathrooms before. They were old but they were clean. Now with the new bathrooms: the park charges you not only to stay at the park AND the park pass, but now they charge you to take a shower as well. They should not charge a person staying in a tent so much, if they are going to charge for taking a shower. Some people may not think that's a big deal, but after coming here for so long with the setup they had before, to now paying the same for a tent site and with the addition of having to put in more money for something we got for free before, is a little frustrating. I don't think that's going to stop us from staying here again, because we do like the area. I would have given it 10 stars if it wasn't for that. We camped here in a Tent.
Staff was very friendly. Nice grass-covered spots. Excellent shower facilities. And by the way, there is no charge to take a shower, as one reviewer had stated was the case in 2010. Excellent laundry facility. This campground is close to town, yet quiet. There seemed to be quite a few vacationers staying here for a week or longer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great location for fishing and hunting trips. While we were there saw tons and tons of people with trailers of 4 wheelers, etc. Park has lots of amenities. Probably the most I have ever seen. From paddle boats, bike and trike rentals, decent fenced in dog area and fishing pond which they charge by the inch, not a catch and release. However on that note, go to the Wal-Mart in town and get a fishing license for the day or 2 day and go literally across the street of the park and fish the city stocked pond. We do not fish regularly at all and was just doing it for fun with the kids. We took the advice of the kid at Wal-Mart with bait and we must have caught like 15-20 trout in like 3-4 hours. It was so much fun. Park is also very close to Blue Mesa Reservoir. The park does have a lot of trees just not many around the sites. We did not have a fire pit at our site, others did not sure if they belong to the park or not, we didn't ask. Oh sites are 95% grass, only exception is where long term residents have killed some of the grass with extended stays. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We would not stay here again. The sites are way too close together and with the shared hookups you wind up with your patio facing your neighbor's patio. At this price? I don't think so. Watch out for the soft ground back around the sites numbered in the 30's. Also, the ponds could be nice but are not maintained and are full of algae, trash and scum. The location was good for Gunnison and the surrounding areas. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park was clean. Sites were grass/mud. Units shared water & sewer connections, Our unit was so close to my neighbor's unit I could not open my awning. I also thought the rates were too much for services received. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Basically, we liked the park, and thought that the staff was very friendly and helpful. The park was very clean, and the campsites were very nice. It was a pleasure to actually have grass under our feet outside the Motorhome, instead of dirt, gravel, mud, etc. The only thing that they need to improve on is the "Pet Run" fenced area. It is not maintained, and you wonder if you are going to run into poison ivy, etc. within the fenced area. If they would address this problem, and mow it like they do the rest of the park, this would be an absolutely great place to spend your RV time in. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our family enjoyed our visit to the Gunnison KOA. The park has lots of grass and trees--though the sites themselves are not particularly shady. It's located on the edge of town, so it's convenient to pick up groceries or eat a meal out. The bathrooms were cleaned daily during our stay, but they were kind of dark. I would highly recommend this campground for families. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
The previous rater said it all nicely. 9 months later his write up is quite accurate. I would only add 14 channels of free air digital TV. The fishing pond is well stocked with large (15") trout. Made for a bargain supper. The rate shown reflects a Good Sam discount. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Price approximate. I have been RVing for a long time and I will be hard-pressed to find a more friendly and helpful park owner. In fact, everyone that worked there was very congenial, and they are great animal lovers. The park may be more expensive than others but the area is beautiful. The park is very well maintained. There is a large off-leash dog area, a fishing pond, paddle boats, bike rentals, laundry and showers and kabins. There's a large tent area as well. The grass is thick and plush and comfy on the naked toes. The mild summer weather is fantastic and there are a lot of area restaurants to eat at. Wi-Fi strong and stable. Our Verizon and Sprint cells had strong signals with no problems. I was a little concerned because we lost signals to both en-route there, but the park is strong and the surrounding area is strong/ok. I would highly recommend Gunnison KOA. I think we found our "summer retreat". We camped here in a Motorhome.
I agree with the previous reviewer that this is one of the better KOA campgrounds. The fishing and boating ponds and other decorative structures provided a wonderful ambiance to the park. And the fall colors around the ponds were just amazing. All hookups worked as advertised. Restrooms/showers were clean. We will return here again even though we noticed quite a few other RV campgrounds as were driving in and out of Gunnison. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The owner and his staff are very friendly, efficient, and constantly work to take care of the guests and park. It shows. Park is mainly grass and they really baby it. Many amenities to keep people busy and happy. Nice store also. We had a back-in that had to be 100' plus. Our site was wide and level. The ponds were nice to walk around and had swings and benches to use scattered around. I am not big on KOA's usually but have enjoyed 3-4 and this was one of the best! My only negative for our 3 nights was not the park's fault but our site was near the shower rooms and we had a steady flow of guests walking by our table going to/from showers. Again, not the fault of park; just rude and inconsiderate people! We loved the park and will go back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is over rated for what you get. It’s pricey. All sites are on grass and odd/even sites face each other. The sites are very close and our awning was almost touching our neighbor’s awning. There is no cable TV and no shade trees. They cater to short term stays for premium sites. We stayed for a week and were told they could not give us a large premium site. However, we saw people stay here for one or two nights without reservations. Our Verizon cell phone and wireless internet card worked fine and so did our satellite dish. We visited the Black Canyon NP (1 hour drive), Crested Butte (1/2 hour drive) and Curecanti NRA during our stay. We would stay at another local campground if we were to visit Gunnison again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Agreed that it is VERY tight for the larger rigs here. I'm in a 20' class B, so can pull into that quieter and somewhat more open area. All grass but I like that, very well maintained and completely level site (74). The Wi-Fi works fine. A little bit noisy from road noise and the nearby small airport, but not bad. Very acceptable fenced off-leash dog area with some grass and trees. Sites do have trees but shade doesn't happen till early evening. Nicely maintained park with friendly hosts. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park has very narrow, grass sites. The connections require one unit to pull in and the neighbor to back in, this combined with the narrow issue has you door-to-door, right on top of your neighbor. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very clean, friendly park. Close to airport, but no traffic while we were there. Internet connections in the lounge/laundry room. Washers & dryers worked well and were very reasonable. Store was stocked well & staff very friendly. The only reason I did not give this park a 10 was because site was grass/dirt and rutted. The site we parked in "shared a yard" which we don't particularly enjoy, since you can't choose your neighbor or their pets. Would stay here again, but would probably upgrade to premium lot. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very friendly staff, who are anxious to please! In late May, there weren't too many others in the campground. We held a small Rally for Heartland owners, and we were all thrilled with the service we got! They took the time to set up a meeting tent, and cooked our group breakfast Saturday morning! There was lots of room for our large 5th wheels, all grass. Next to airport, that got one plane everyday from Denver, about 2:00PM. It was hardly noticeable. We will be back next year!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We spent one night here the Wednesday before Labor Day and had a pull-through site in the middle of the park. The site configuration was a bit confusing since there are supposed to be 54 FHU and 60 pull-through sites. I can not say that there aren't 54 FHU, but I don't see how there are 60 true PT sites. The only way there are that many PT sites is if you drive off the park roads and go behind or between other sites to "pull-through". Our site would not have been a PT if the site in front of us had been occupied. I also had difficulty situating the RV in my grassy, ill-defined site because of the awkward location of the hook-ups. Other sites I saw, especially the back-ins, did not appear to have this problem. A lot of these appear to be extended stay sites. The WI-FI worked fine for us, but that may be because the park was only half full. There is no cable, but most sites appear to be satellite friendly. It's a nice enough park, but I would definitely want a different site next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an extremely nice KOA. This is an example of an older KOA being continually modernized for new, larger RV units. It is located near the town of Gunnison, making it easy to four-wheel the area. I would recommend if you have a large motorhome or fifth wheel to reserve the double-wide spaces in the middle of the campground. These are long pull-throughs on grass with lots of room between sites. The owners/managers spend a lot of time on maintaining the grounds and sites. Flowers are everywhere. With the spectacular view of the surrounding mountains, this campground is hard to beat. We would definitely come back to this campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our first visit to this park. It came highly recommended by a friend. We are here for the summer and we are so glad we took his recommendation. The setting is beautiful and the grounds are immaculate. Beautiful freshly planted flowers at the entrance. The staff is so helpful and friendly. The owner cut wood for us to lower our jacks onto and helped us park. The electricity is a flat rate based on 30 or 50 amp. We are very close to downtown Gunnison. The cell service here is great, and so is TV reception. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed our one night at this KOA campground. Our grandson fished in the trout pond (you pay by the inch) he caught a couple and was really excited about it. Our granddaughter took a paddle boat ride in the other pond and she enjoyed that. It is a nice park and the people were helpful and pleasant. We were not crowded at all where we parked and the lawns were beautiful green. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is adequate, but nothing to brag about. The sites are very close together and they share hook-ups. Because of the shared hook-ups, you face your neighbor and are extremely close together, so not much privacy to be had. Luckily, the first night we stayed we had very nice neighbors and the second night the site next to us was empty. We did not use the restrooms and showers but I did check them out. They were smelly and rather dirty, making me glad that we had accommodations in the motorhome. There were a couple of teens that rode their loud off-road motorcycles into the campground on several occaisons and then they parked them inside of one of the rental cabins! If you plan to rent a cabin here check to see if it has been used for motorcycle storage! The free wi-fi was was sporadic. This is not a horrible campground, but it's definitely not a great campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great campsite. It is quiet and well kept. The owner was tending the shop and was very kind. He let my 2 children fish in the trout pond for free since it was the end of season. The park is across from the airport, but we only heard one plane during the time we were there. The landscaping is beautiful with lots of flowers. One of the nicest parks we have seen. Will stay there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Of all the KOA's that we have stayed in for the past 10 years of camping this was by far the most disappointing. It was rated high in our Woodall's book so thought we were safe, the sites are grass and are narrow, narrow with the utilities placed so that you are forced to face your neighbor door to door, thank goodness we had friends with us. The staff was semi-friendly, didn't really seem to care, the facility seemed clean but we did not wait around to see, we left after one night and will never stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a beautiful grassy KOA in the heart of Gunnison. Friendly, helpful staff and immaculate restrooms and showers. Pet friendly with a new enclosed pet run. Quiet and safe and in a pastoral setting. It's close to the airport but plane noise is not a problem. There's an ethernet hookup in the office and also the WiFi works at the office. Hopefully the WiFi will be parkwide next year. Verizon cell phones work great. About the only thing (other than not having an internet connection in our coach) I'd like to see changed is to widen the space between the sites. Some of the sites position you too close to your neighbor. I'd highly recommend visiting Gunnison and staying at the KOA here. We would definitely stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This KOA has some electrical problems. When we plugged into the shared electrical box our camping neighbors electric went out. The staff could not find the problem so we requested to be moved so the other RV could use the only working electrical plug. One of the plugs in the site we were moved to wasnt working either but we were the only ones hooked up to it so it didn't matter. This is a smaller KOA from ones we've stayed at in the past. The owner and staff were friendly and helpfull. The grounds are well kept. All sites have grass - there isnt a designated "parking" site for RV's just pull up on the grass and hook up. There is a pond with a lighted fountain. That's the reason for the "water front" mark above, there are campsites along one side of the pond. There's a shaded dog run for pet owners who want to allow their dogs to run off-leash. A small game room with a pool table. A fishing pond - .40 charge per inch for caught fish (**you HAVE to keep what you catch**). Cable tv is not offered but tv reception wasn't a problem. Campground is next to the Gunnison airport but it's quiet at night (after 10/11pm). A small store is located in the office but it's not well stocked with grocery items, it's more of an expensive souvineer shop. This KOA serves as a good basecamp for exploring the Gunnison and surrounding areas. We would consider staying here again because the staff was friendly and the grounds were well kept. The only draw back to us is that your RVs front door may be facing the neighboring RVs front door AND have an RV behind you with your shared hook ups between you. This type of set up gives you very little room or "privacy" since you and the RV your facing are sharing camp space. The staff seemed to be alternating sites to keep crowding to a minimum, but some RVers weren't so lucky. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an nice rural RV Park, about 8 or 9 miles out of Gunnison, across the road from Blue Mesa Lake. We paid the Passport America rate, with an extra $2/night charge for an extra wide site. We got the wider site so we could socialize with fiends who were also staying in the park. The gravel sites are level, and the hookups all work and are readily accessable. There are trees in the area, making the park attractive, but they are placed so we had no trouble getting satellite access for TV. Telephone service with Verizon was poor. There is a hot spot, near the office where telephone calls can be made. Internet via Verizon MiFi, did not work, and the park wi-fi was very very slow. I found that using that service, I was unable to reach some Internet sites requiring passwords. We would stay at this park again, but the poor telephone and Internet access was very annoying. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy access off the highway between Gunnison and Montrose, but no significant road noise. We were there for 3 days, and it was a great "base camp" for our ventures to crested butte, Gunnison, black canyon, and the recreation area. Close to the lake if you are a boater. Nice staff. They had kind of a weird setup where the pads were really long, and had connections on both sides. The intent being they could park short/medium sized rigs back to back. It wasn't busy, so that wasn't the case for us, but for some reason they still had us back in, even though the other half was empty. Internet was slow, but they tell you that upfront. Overall I would stay there again We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
If friendly office staff would make a campground, this place would be a 10. It is on the side of the hill above the Blue Mesa Lake. It is ten miles West of Gunnison. The roads are dirt! The dust is nasty. They stress driving slow to hold down the dust. Our site was gravel and somewhat level as it was terraced into the hill. The utilities were reliable. One strange thing we thought was that it cost $2 to take a shower. 8 quarters in a slide box like a washing machine. I thought showers came with camping! The Wi-Fi is really iffy if you are parked very far up the hill, and our Verizon air card had only one bar. We did stay connected but slow was an understatement. Many campers stay for months at a time, and lots of sites had park models on them. Some were not very new and generally less inviting. They did remove one of the older ones while we were there. The road to the West was mobile homes. There was a pavilion in the center of camp, that had country music singers on the weekend. They were quite pleasant, and we enjoyed the music. Something we didn't expect! This is somewhat of a fishing camp however. After all its on a lake. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites are large and plenty long for any towed vehicle; but have trees in the way of running slides out. The management is friendly and helpful, but we never did manage to get the local 5 TV channels. They blamed our cable wire, which has worked at ever other site around the country. The roads within the park are very dusty, although the site itself has gravel. It is located 11 miles west of Gunnison itself. It is not lakeside at all. In fact it is across the highway from a state run campground that is on the lake. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great park for anyone that enjoys mountain activities, fishing, boating, hiking. We will spend probably a month here. The rate I put up is their daily rate I think. Someone mentioned their WiFi was not too good here, that's quite true but remember where you are in the higher elevations. Phone service isn't that great either, but both are doable. This park hasn't a lot of amenities but the staff is great and the quiet is wonderful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Older park, sites are pretty level. Nice view of lake from sites. Owners are friendly have convenience store, along with propane. Wi-fi was very slow. Fisherman like to stay here and get up early to start the day. If we come through here again we will stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Older park (camped here 20 years ago) so it shows some age. On a hillside overlooking Blue Mesa Lake but sites are mostly level. Lots of fishermen on weekends. Across highway from US parks and boat ramp. Staff is friendly and helpful and store has tackle, some groceries and drinks. Propane on site. Roads are gravel, sites are gravel and grass with shade trees. Sites are located east-west, you can see the lake and mountains from rig in many cases. WiFi is very slow. This is our 3rd time here and we will return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Only stayed one night but wish we would have stayed longer. Quiet location and dog friendly. Small water canal that ran by on both sides of park. The park had many activities that sounded so fun we wish we could have joined in the fun. Loved this RV park We camped here in a Motorhome.
For the most part a nice clean park but very tight for a large rig. We had probably the largest site in the campground and it was a little too small for my liking. Very friendly people though so it made it enjoyable. Some of the sites were so tight with the slides out, there was only about a foot between the neighbor's rig. If the site we stayed in is not available I don't know if we would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I love this park! The sites are all level with nice, big trees. There are no pull-throughs, but the roads throughout the park are so wide that it's not a problem. Several security lights are spaced throughout the park which is nice for walking pets after dark. The laundry room is spacious and very inexpensive. There are several camp hosts who take turns running the office as well as working around the park, and they are all very friendly and helpful. I will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park, no where near Blue Mesa Reservoir though as we thought. This is a large park and much more metro than what we like. All the amenities were good and if traveling this is a good place to stop but not really a destination. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
They say they have Wi-Fi, but we were unable to access it from our site. It was very spotty service. They pack in trailers and pop ups 2 to a space, so it is somewhat crowded. The pop up next to us was asked to relocate so the park could put another pop up next to them, but the price remained the same. The site we had was nice until the trees started dripping sap onto our RV, toad, and everything else underneath. We will not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were in a premium site, number 111, and were very pleased. We had a private patio, fence between us and the next site and a gas grill. The regular sites are a little close which is why we chose to pay the extra for a premium site. The campground is well kept and the staff are friendly. The laundry is clean and reasonably priced. We would stay here again. Be sure to review the site map when picking your campsite since some of the sites are very close together. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Wanted to stay at least 4 nights here, but left after three. Very close-to-your-neighbor sites; you can step on their sewer connection as you sit at your picnic table. The tent sites are in front as you come in, really distracting. Mosquitoes were too intense to enjoy sitting outside, as the park is adjacent to the river. Lots of children! A minuscule spot next to the garbage bins and the highway for walking dogs. Very busy place, staff was pleasant. Perhaps a better bet in the off season? We won't stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We understand that this campground has been under new ownership for the past year. Those folks who have stayed here annually say that it is a tremendous improvement. The owners are very involved with and caring toward their campers. The facilities are excellent and their were a number of activities including a 4th of July BBQ while we were there. They have excellent wifi. We stayed here for a week. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have traveled all over the USA and Canada in our motor coach and Mesa RV Resort is one of the best RV parks we have ever visited. The owners, Allan and Ivy, are friendly and interesting and pour their hearts and souls into the place. It really shows because the place seems loved. Their seasonal guests must love the place as well because they also take care of the grounds. We have a 43' rig and had no trouble maneuvering. The water pressure was great and we had very clean 50 amp power. Our site even had a hot tub which our boys enjoyed immensely. All of the people we met where friendly and helpful. The park is located close to Gunnison without being in town and is surrounded by lakes, ranch land and park land. By the way, Gunnison is wonderful! We hiked in the mountains, rafted on the rivers, mountain biked and even did some off-road four wheeling. Allan and Ivy's son Andy was nice enough to teach our young boys how to shoot bow and arrows. This RV resort has our highest recommendation. These folks run a great business and we look forward to returning again and again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
We arrived here with zero expectations, and were pleasantly surprised. We were in Gunnison for the adventure. Even though this place did not offer cable TV, antenna worked just fine with about 5 or 6 channels mostly news. It was centrally located to all that one might want to do. The Wi-Fi was one of the best we have used in a campground. The lake to the west and town to the east, all within a few miles. Very friendly people running this place, as well as the work campers. Electric and water pressure perfect! We will/would return here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a beautiful RV resort with new owners who live on the premises and manage the park as a family. They are incredibly hospitable and accommodating to all their guests. We highly recommend this resort and will definitely return. Check out the park's website; it is the most informative and best website we've found for any resort nationwide. Activities are planned throughout the summer and the folks here are so friendly. I would recommend it for a great summer destination. This proved to be a very positive experience for us, and we will definitely stay here again. Whatever problems might have existed in the past are definitely history; this is an awesome destination resort. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Quiet, pretty place in ranch country conveniently close to Gunnison. Wonderful hiking trails, biking, SUV trails, fishing, lots of history abound. You could spend a month or longer just exploring some gorgeous country. New managers pleasant, helpful, cheerful. Workampers great, down to earth folks. We loved the place. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Mesa RV Resort is under new ownership and management. We found the grounds to be beautifully manicured with flowers, trees and shrubs in abundance. The laundry / restrooms / showers were pristine and well maintained. The staff was friendly, helpful and worked diligently to assure a pleasant visit. The campground offered a variety of site amenities including “luxury” sites, which had privacy fences, patios, and propane grills ~ some had hot tubs! We chose a “Patio” site which consisted of a nice size concrete patio on a beautifully shaded lot. “Standard “ sites were available which had a grassy area rather than a concrete patio. We visited over the July 4th holiday when they have their annual rubber duck race in the little brook that run through the park. We also attended the free cookout that evening. This park rates five stars in our book. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice trees and grassy with clear areas for satellite access. No playground area. Extra charges for everything. Management not friendly (eg. threw away someone's flowers in order to mow). Rates changed with manager's whim. Would not stay there again even though it's the prettiest campground in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great RV park, close to town. The managers are very helpful, friendly and welcoming. Lots of social activities: potlucks every Sunday, a lecturer for social hour every Wednesday, a stitching/crafts afternoon every Monday. Nice dog park where people socialize as well as the dogs! Most of the sites around the perimeter have mature trees; the rest have a grassy areas, picnic tables and newly planted trees. The park is very clean and the clubhouse is as well. We camped here for six weeks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great park located in a residential area. It has gravel roads and sites but that was not an issue. We had site 21 which was a back in site at the rear of the campground. It had a creek and some grassy space at the back of the site. We preferred this over the pull through sites. The park is quiet and Wi-Fi was adequate. There were dogs, but there was little barking and owners seemed responsible. The bathrooms were spacious and very clean. The laundry was clean and reasonable, but only 3 washers and dryers so there was usually a line. The campground has weekly potlucks and Wednesday night happy hour. Location of the campground was great. If they had cable I would have rated it higher. You could get the major channels over the air. We were here for two weeks. The nightly rate reflects a weekly rate and tax. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a well laid out and maintained park in a residential area of Gunnison. Gravel sites and roads are crushed granite. Very dusty when the wind blows. Friendly campers and managers. Clean dog park. Wi-Fi was good. Will return. Rate is $510 monthly rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of the friendliest park I have been in. The two ladies that checked us in could never be beat for hospitality. The rate is 36 dollars but there is room and state tax added on makes it about 40 dollars a night. The campground is very clean and well maintained. I would stay here again if traveling through the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park on edge of town, close to shopping, etc. Roads and sites are gravel with grass between pull-throughs and behind back-ins. Sites were level, easy to get into, wide roads and broad turns. Power, water, and cell (AT&T) was good. We would recommend this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The fact that it's a 55+ over park is great! The park is very quiet, and located at the end of a subdivision. The park managers are very nice. The manager/husband had to come out to see our dog when we checked in. They have a little putting area for those that like to golf/putt. Sites are level with a green area for your site. From all appearances, the park looked relatively new. The manager/wife was planting flowers in a small garden while we were there. We also liked the fact that our check-out time was 1:00 p.m.. We didn't feel like we were rushed to get out the park. We would definitely go back again if we're in the area. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
This is a very nice, clean park. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The sites are a decent space between, except that they put two coaches next to each other, facing opposite ways, which is kind of strange. But it is a city park, so there are not many amenities but it is a good location for touring the area. It is somewhat out of town so it requires driving into town for groceries or restaurants. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very well maintained park. The sites backing the green space are certainly the premium sites. Verizon worked very well here. It is quiet and has large sites making backing in easy. They have a fenced in dog run which is quite large and grassy with toys and water! It is a short drive to downtown Gunnison, and a 3 block walk to a beautiful walking path along the Gunnison River. It is in a very quiet residential area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I was a bit pessimistic when we arrived at this park. It was mostly gravel that looked like it might be dusty and very little grass. Dust turned out to be not an issue and the park was very quiet and pleasant. Big-rig access was very good. The back-in spaces at the end of the park had a bit more space. The pull-through spaces in the interior were pretty tight. They had a patch of grass each, but shared as a result of the alternating pull in directions. Management was pleasant and helpful and the park was very well kept. Mosquitos were an issue at sunset but not at other times. We would return to this park if we were in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is a few blocks from the main part of town. If coming from the west on Rte 50, as we were, it is easy to miss the left hand turn that leads to the park. There is a sign on the right that says the park is 3/4 mile which we thought meant further down the road. Actually, you should turn at the next stoplight. Being off the beaten track, this is a quiet park. Very nice that you are able to wash your rig, car, toy, etc for $10.00 including the power washer. Utilities worked fine. Wi-FI kicked us off on a frequent basis, but generally you could log right back in. Many monthly renters, but all sites appear well kept. Pull throughs would be tight if the park was full. Easy ride to Crested Butte which is a friendly, laid-back town with lots of hiking and biking trails. Convenient to the Blue Mesa reservoir. Major dings are the high rate and the intermittent Wi-FI. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Clean, quiet RV park with friendly staff. We were in site 24 which was a back in next to a horse pasture (no flies) with trees and green grass. Watched the deer behind our motorhome and around 6:30ish at night we watched a red fox that would trot across the pasture in the early evening. For $10.00 you can wash your rig and car and the park will lend you a power washer. The drive to Crested Butte was beautiful and the wildflowers were stunning. The road up to Taylor Reservoir offers another day of wonderful scenery. Lots of places for picnics along the way. We looked at the majority of parks in the area and felt that this was the nicest park. We would stay here again in a heart beat. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Adult park (over 55) with large sites close to city shops. Managers are extremely friendly and helpful suggesting places to go while here. This is a non-profit city park and they are always looking to upgrade its facilities. We stayed for a week. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is run by the City of Gunnison, and you must be 55+ to stay here. It is located in town. Don’t use Mapquest or mapping programs for directions but rather call for specific directions. Our mapping program did not pinpoint the location correctly. We enjoyed our stay here. This park was a great find and probably the best in the area. The pullthrough sites are mainly side-by-side hookups and rather close together. The back-in sites are roomier and not side-by-side. The roads and sites are gravel. Each site has a picnic table. There is a small rec room with TV, book exchange, puzzles, small kitchen and games. There is a covered patio with picnic tables for the potlucks that are held. Most of the people are returnees but were very welcoming. There are 3 washers and 3 dryers all of which were new and reasonably priced. There are two showers which were very clean. Free Wi-fi is available but we did not use it so cannot comment on speed. Our Verizon card and phone worked well here with Broadband access. We camped here in a 32’ fifth wheel and we would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is one of the best laid out parks for big rigs that we have seen. There are lots of pull-through sites and the roads are wide enough for the "swing" of larger RVs. There are also back-in sites around the perimeter. Roads and sites are small gravel and level. Power and water pressure are good. The management is friendly and very helpful. We enjoyed the Sunday night hamburger and hot dog get-togethers and also the Thursday night pot-lucks. There are lots of day-trips available from here (we had a Honda Goldwing trike.) Also many of the people staying here had their ATVs and took trips from here. Fishing and boating in this area is great. This park is about 4 years old. There are some people that stay here all season, and a lot of others just passing through. Very quiet at night. Some sites have lovely manicured grass and all have picnic tables. We liked it so much that we made reservations for next year. Because we are full-timers, we really enjoyed being able to wash our rig. However, due to some people's refusal to pay the $10 fee for washing, this privilege will not be available in the future. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Level campground that is made of granite gravel. Mosquitoes in sites near trees. New managers, take their job a little too seriously. Be ready to get "chewed out" for the slightest misstep. Staff was helpful, but woman manager needs to learn how to treat her customers. After all, we DO pay her salary. Would not stay here again, would drive to another town if necessary. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a very nice campground, had a very nice staff that was dog friendly. All the sites were flat and open. Each site had a nice grass patch for dogs. They don't offer Wi-Fi but Verizon will work. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is basically a large gravel lot with small grassy areas with picnic tables between sites. Sites very close to level with a number of nice long wide pull throughs with back ins around the outer edge. Mature trees on three sides of the park. Have seen deer in the park. Area is newer and is well maintained and clean. They have put in a small chip and putt area. Well off US 50 with very little noise but not real well signed. Nice laundry and shower area. Good basic shopping in Gunnison. Manager lives on-site. No separate dump site. Manager. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park has senior in its name: it is not senior. Also, it seems like several people who stay here are related somehow. I do not know how, but some spots which are occupied are able to have the spot next to them for their vehicle. These spots are never assigned to arriving campers. There are several pets which are not leashed and several owners do not pick-up after their pets. One site was allowed to use the narrow grass strip (common area) as their own and their 3 pets, instead of using the end area with table assigned to them. The site next to them was utilized by their satellite dish! As far as I know no-one admonished the rude campers. Some of the related folks do not go around an occupied site but walk through others paid spaces. The work campers keep the park as nice as possible and work hard; however all paying customers should have equal rights! We camped here in a Motorhome.
As others have said it is basically a large packed gravel lot. A number of the sites have small grass areas and there are a lot of young trees in the park. Large mature trees on two sides of the park. It is well away from any major traffic noise and very quiet. It is a fairly new area and it shows. Access is excellent and sites are real close to level. All hook-ups functioned well. No cable tv but I got all the major networks off the air. No in park store but access to town is good. Good strong Wi-Fi. Staff lives on site and is very friendly. Nice small clubhouse with covered picnic area. Sites a bit closer together than I prefer. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This new (opened in 2007) campground is for seniors 55 or older, so naturally it's a pretty quiet place. It's off the main road (and not yet on many maps) but only a quarter mile from downtown. It's basically a big dust-free crushed-granite field divided into lots with big trees on two sides of the campground perimeter and newly-planted trees throughout that will provide shade one day. Sites are spacious and level with a picnic table and perhaps a patch of grass. The new clubhouse has a game room and is very clean and modern. Free wi-fi signal is strong. Occasionally deer appeared behind our rig. I'd give it a 10 if it had a pool or spa. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground was a great new find for us. New owners who are lovely and anxious to please their patrons. Very clean and well kept. There is a very small lake and stream. They took great care to spray for mosquitoes so our initial concern over that became a non-issue. Some areas of this campground are more crowded than others.The area around the small lake has larger spaces. This was a great location to explore Gunnison and Crested Butte. We will definitely return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stayed here last year and came back. Still the best lil' RV park anywhere -- except for the wifi. You had best bring your own cellular Internet connection device. And they have the best price anywhere. One low price for everyone, no "camping club" membership B.S. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed our 3 week stay here. Gravel pull through site on the end with nice shade trees. It seemed to be pretty level. We had no trouble getting set up. There was grass and cement patio with picnic table. New owners were really improving the campground the whole time we were there. Quite a few couples there for the summer. We are in our early 60's and found that the majority people were our age or older. We were not on the side with the little lake, tents, and playground, so this could be the reason. We found it very quiet. Nice bike path right down the road that takes you into Gunnison and all the nice shops. Owners loaned us a cable tv cable when ours was not long enough to reach. One evening they provided pizza and musical entertainment for everyone. Very nice office and gathering area with lots of tables. One room was set up for Wii, I think. I was a little laid up with a hip problem, so did not get to explore as much as I wanted. Laundry room was nice and only cost $1 a load. The only reason I would not give this a 10 rating was because there were only wifi spots. We think they were working on getting wifi everywhere. We had site 48. We stayed here in a 34' Class A. No trouble getting in or out. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground, especially compared to the cramped KOA in Gunnison. We had NO problem maneuvering our 40' coach in and out. Maybe the dense shade canopy makes some feel closed-in. I don't know, but we really liked the shade. Overall, very nice workers, good utilities, large level sites. The only downside was that some long-termers(workers?), and there were only a few, were allowed to let their sites get very junky, unkempt, and their pets ran around off-leash. We like this area and will be back next year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a really great site in the back next to a pond where we enjoyed watching the family of ducks. The park is clean and well shaded. Our 40' coach maneuvered the turns easily. Park is under new ownership this year. Owners and staff were very friendly. We enjoyed the cookout with band. Wi-Fi needs work. Great location. This is the best park we have found in Gunnison. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice location close to Gunnison and Crested Butte. Lots of shade trees and friendly staff. Lots of longtime summer residents who added a nice benefit of experienced conversation about the local area and beautiful flower gardens that attracted a ton of hummingbirds. New owner was friendly and responsive to all comments (there was no wi-fi at our site due to the trees, which he was honest about, but good wi-fi was available at the pavilion). He's worked hard to revitalize this park and done a good job. They provided a free pulled pork dinner with a band that was great and over 100 people supported it with desserts and side dishes. A nice way to have everybody meet and enjoy each other. Recommended. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A nice RV park with lots of shade and a very friendly and helpful staff. The only downside was that you had t o go to the laundry/shower to get Wi-Fi. We would stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Our 5th wheel is 39' and we're towing with a crew-cab, long-bed truck. We fit into the park, but just barely. Navigation through the park and into the site was VERY difficult and required the help of the park escort who inched us through every turn to make sure we didn't hit any of the trees. Our site is fairly level, gravel with full hookup. Sites are very close together and our truck barely fits crosswise in front of the RV. Base rate was $33, but we paid extra for 50 amp and extra for cable. We weren't sure we could get the satellite signal through all the trees (LOTS of TALL TREES), but we did. Mid July temps in the low-mid 80s compared to the 100 degree heat-wave in most places around the country. Gunnison looks like a cute little town with lots of shopping. Several grocery stores and Walmart within about 3 miles. Very friendly and helpful staff. Due to the difficult navigation and tight fit, I don't think we'd stay here again with this large an RV. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We arrived during the rain, and the campground was not appealing; however in the light of day it did look better. The roads are gravel and dirt, and the rain made it very sloppy. The pads were gravel and grass, and it was okay if it was not raining. The owners are new as was apparent at check-in. They messed up our reservations twice, but we were able to get our original 6 nights stay at a site with cable after much time spent waiting at check-in. The office workers seem nice if a bit unsure of the procedure for assigning campsites. The cable TV was good, and the campground was quiet for the most part. We heard a few barking dogs but only for short bursts here and there. It was very quiet at night except for our last night there when we could hear music from the adjoining trailer park. The location is great. It is close to town and on the North side so if you plan to visit Crested Butte you do not have to drive across town. It is a short drive to Wal-Mart and City Market. They have cottonwood trees that offer shade. We could not get internet at our site, #47, so I had to walk to the office for internet, but the signal was strong there. They have a billiards table and game tables in the office building. We would probably stay here again if we could get a cable site. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Decided to check out Gunnison on our way to Zion National Park. Needed the road atlas to find this one, as our Garmin Nuvi couldn't locate it. Great place. Quiet and remote, but close enough to head into town. Staff was really outstanding. Very attentive. 'Old school' playground, but the kids loved it. Laundry room machines good. Good size lots, plenty of room for truck, chairs, awning, etc. Game room, and 'social hall' was great. This is a really great campground all around. Glad we found it. Highly recommend. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO FIND THIS CAMPGROUND AT NIGHT! If it is your first time here, be sure to arrive well before dark, and proceed s-l-o-w-l-y down County Road 11 watching for the entrance on your right. This is one of the finest RV campgrounds I have ever been in, and highly recommend it to anyone who isn't a heavy Internet user (no Wi-Fi except around the office, though the cellular reception is quite good). Large, mature Cottonwoods (hint: don't come when they're shedding) make it a place of beauty, and shaded all day long. Part-time pond on the property. As former full-time RVers, owners are very friendly, helpful and understanding. I would give it a "10" except for the fact that I *never* give anyone a ten. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice shaded (really tall and big leafy trees), level sites. Owner drove us around to let us pick our site, then provided escort to site and help backing in. Utilities located where they should be, all in good repair. Just overall a well maintained park. We were in the back of the park, so Wi-Fi was marginal, but office/lobby has several big tables where we were welcome to set up and log-in as needed (free). Owners said they had a place to wash truck and trailer if we wanted to. They also sell propane on site. The entrance to the park is a bit awkward due to tree locations, but a slow careful approach will get you in safely. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A very nice, well kept park with lots of shade and grass. A small stream flows on one side. Its a couple of miles north of town and very quiet. Owner was nice and helpful. Quite a few seasonal campers and a nice clubhouse. WiFi only available near clubhouse. Cable TV only in selected sites. Campfires allowed. Sites are more than adequate in size. Extra $ for 50 Amp. AT&T & Verizon work fine here. Lots of rules and a little pricy but all in all, a nice park for a few days stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a find. This place is great. The staff is friendly and helpful. Breakfast every Saturday morning and the food is GREAT. 10 acres of land with 94 full hookup sites, 6 tent sites, 4 pop-up sites & 5 cabins. There are about 40 full timers but they are friendly. 50 sites have cable and 20 sites are on a stream. Close to town. Trees everywhere. Only drawback is you have to go to the main lodge to use the wifi. I would recommend it any and every body and I will come back again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Probably the best bet in Gunnison. Just far enough out of town that you feel in the country, however, only two miles to groceries, gas and Wal-Mart. Easy access to all area attractions and a quiet shady campground. Easy to find and staff is very helpful. Sites are level and might be a bit crowded for some, but not necessarily that close. Lots of rules, but when you run a campground of this size, you probably get some folks that need some guidance. Would definitely recommend this campground and anytime in the Gunnison area, this would be the one to use. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A pretty place in the trees, nice for Gunnison but seemed expensive. Stayed one night for $34.72, no discounts. Clean restrooms, quiet area. Got parked in a tight site between cabins, not too thrilled. We camped here in a Motorhome.