Beautiful state park. Very well maintained. All facilities were clean and in excellent condition. Camping sites were large and well spaced. We attended the National Dutch Oven Gathering here. The park staff were very involved in helping with the event and organized an "Adopt a Chef" program where the general public was adopted by one of the dutch oven cooks and learned to cook a recipe with all the ingredients being provided by the program. Very enjoyable weekend. We will definitely return.
The sites are a mixture of pull-throughs and back-ins with adequate space between sites. I was assigned a pull-through and was directed to travel around the loop to the right in order to pull in with the utilities correctly positioned. The road through the loop is bi-directional and too narrow in my opinion for multiple rigs traveling opposite directions, but this wasn't a problem when I arrived in our 20' trailer. Portions of the park are being repaired due to severe flooding in 2013 and therefore closed. This really only impacts the walk-in tent sites and a picnic area. Both were still accessible for hiking. The river and the falls are clean and the water is crystal clear. In places I could see 10-15 to the bottom though the majority of the water doesn't appear to be this deep. My dog loved playing in the numerous puddles in the bedrock. This State Park is just minutes from the airport and not much further from downtown Austin. Very easy to find and yet isolated except for the occasional jet taking off/landing. My only complaint was that the restroom nearest my camp site did not have showers though there were showers on the other side of the loop. Not really a complaint, but in general this is an old state park and the trails and facilities reflect the age. Maintenance appears to be generally current, however the hiking/bike paths were rough in places and I didn't feel comfortable riding my bike on them. They are definitely better suited to mountain bikes rather than my recumbent that I brought with me.
Fantastic campground. The owners were very pleasant, he backed my TT in for me. Located next to the Durango-Silverton train tracks, so you can get some great pics of the train as it comes and goes. Bath/showers were cleaned well each morning. We will definitely return the next time we are in Silverton.
Very nice, clean campground. Great for a night or two. As others have stated there is a nearby train that toots its horn a bit, but it didn't bother us at all. Would definitely stay here again when passing through.
Campground is located at the end of Tunnel Road, so virtually no traffic noise. Beautiful views. Campsites are generally small, and the road through the campground is tight. I pulled a 20' travel trailer through it, but this is probably the largest that could get through. I had to back my trailer about 30' to get into my site, but once there the site was extremely roomy. Wildlife was abundant, including deer that wandered throughout the campground and a random bear or two. Bath/shower was clean every morning, but of course the campers had it filthy by nightfall. I would definitely stay here again. It was my wife's favorite campsite of the 5 or 6 that we stayed at on this vacation.
They couldn't get the sites any smaller or closer together. Personally, I will never go back. My 20' travel trailer barely fit in the space and I had to park my tow vehicle across the site partially in the road or give up the use of my awning. There were some good things about the campground. Laundry facilities were clean with plenty of washers and dryers. Showers were clean but they are located at the main office rather than in the actual campground. The only purpose of not locating them at the campground is they wouldn't be able to charge for their use (2 free showers per night per paid campsite) by those not camping in the campground.