The staff makes up for any negatives this park has. Staff is warm, welcoming, friendly and hardworking. Very family friendly park that has hayrides, pancake/French toast breakfasts on Sat/Sun for $5, movies, ceramics, scavenger hunts, heated swimming pool, arcade, mini-golf, horseshoes, swimming pool available. Lots of kids and pets but most very well behaved. Sites are terraced and close together. Gravel and somewhat level. Each had tree, fire pit and picnic bench. No cable available but strong Wi-Fi. Restrooms were clean. Trails and streams run through park as well as ravine with flowers/bushes so feels like you are in the mountains. About 3 miles to town. Check in sells t-shirts, groceries, firewood, basic necessities and had DVDs. Negatives were no concrete pads, people walking through campsite (not parks fault!), and small sites pretty close together. We saw and drove through several other RV parks and I would recommend Jellystone over them.
This is a beautiful park with excellent upkeep and a very strict staff! I think you will either love it or hate it. They charge for everything but they are reasonable. $1 per day per dog; $10 refundable deposit for key to park security gate (refundable, so reasonable); $5 per day for extra vehicle(s); $10 deposit for key to public bathroom/showers (refundable, so reasonable). The staff is friendly but a stickler for the rules. You basically have to register everything. Your motorhome/travel trailer/vehicle/car hauler/pets/guests/use of public toilets. I called via cell phone for WiFi access code & they told me to walk to the office to get it?? Couldn't they have asked for license or other verification? Be ready for a helpful guide to meet you at the gate to take you via golf cart to your site. Be ready to verify and tag every dog, cat, car, trailer, axle, friend you come in with. And, be ready for a beautiful and serene park that is beautifully maintained with spaces that back up to the river if you choose. Each site has trees, picnic table, fire pit, BBQ grill, cable, full hook-ups. The park has tennis courts, bridges across river, playground, putting course, gift shop, cabins for rent, laundry, gated security and amazing views of mountain and river. I hope this helps!
Nature lovers are going to thank me for this one! We stopped in here on our way home and were so sad we only had one night to stay! This is formally the KOA North. It is 12 miles north of Durango. If you like to "rough it" in your motorhome or travel trailer, this is the place to be! It is right on the river and well maintained by super friendly staff. Check their website for full amenities, but I saw a coffee bar, a cafe (I think only used for free pancake breakfast), a heated swimming pool, trash pick-up service, a nice store with gift shop, cabins for rent, a playground, movie of the night poster and of course the spectacular river views. Rates vary based on a pull-through vs. back-in site, and the river proximity. We backed into a river space and slept with the windows open and enjoyed the sounds of the river 8 feet away, all night long. Downsides for those of you who are picky. The sites are dirt and are not super level; pets are $5 per day; more than 2 guests per site are charged (even children, see website for fees) and spaces are a little tight to get into. We stayed here in a 37.5' motorhome and got into a 35' back in space. I'm only sharing this park with you because I want it to remain open for years to come so we can go back and enjoy it as it is choice river frontage.
We were passing through on the way home and stopped here for the night. Very nice man in office let us choose our site so we went to the back away from the road (the pull throughs are on the road side). We backed in to a gravel site and had a nice concrete "patio" area with a patch of grass to cook out on and enjoyed the lawn, trees and stars. There are a few (5 I think) construction type trailers in this park but they were clean and nothing around them to junk up the place. We were there on a Saturday night and it was super quiet. Lawn areas are well manicured and park itself was clean and well kept. It is a circular park so great for walking after sitting all day when driving. I think it was a nice, clean, well-kept place to stay for 1 or 2 nights.
We liked it so much here, we stayed an extra night even though we had to move to a different space the last night. Very clean with newer picnic tables, nice fire pits, all spaces concrete. Some not so level as this park is on a side slope down toward the lake. It only adds to it's charm! Beautiful trees and very well maintained property by mostly young friendly employees. Laundry was clean, restrooms were clean, and beach is right across the street. Beach has rentals of jetskis, kayaks, paddleboats & also parasailing, catamaran and paddleboat cruises. We camped here in a 37 ft. motorhome and some maneuvering is needed but it is manageable. The higher spaces are much quieter. We loved it!
They gave our 37' motorhome a travel trailer space. We had to either back in to access hook-ups and lose our ocean view or pull in and have limited hook-ups. We pulled in and I saw 2 dolphins the first morning! Nice office staff gave us 10% off for the mix-up which was the same as our Good Sam discount so not really a discount. This is a huge parking lot but it does overlook the ocean! There is a very rough path down to the water & beach that can be navigated by climbing through some large rocks. Office gave coupon for cab ride to Fisherman's Wharf. $30 to get there & $35 for return.
A good place to stop if you are passing through on Highway 50. Park charges $2.00 per pet but has a dog run (dirt) and doesn't mind walking them as long as they are leashed and kept off the grass. All sites are level and concreted with full hook-ups. Park filled up by 8:00pm.