Stayed here twice for a week each time this summer while doing business in Vail. Price is with Access Pass; otherwise, $20 a night+ reservation fee. The only show in town for camping. It is about a 10-12 minute drive to the Vail center village. We have a 32 ft RV, and this campground will only accommodate a few rigs that size. Make reservations. It is often full in the summer. At the mouth of a beautiful canyon in the forest, with rushing Gore creek drowning out a lot of the hwy noise from I-70 1/2 mile away. Sites are generally not level, but what else is new. Somehow I was able to get satellite for TV both times I was there, even though there are a lot of trees. Verizon 4G 2-3 bars, data and voice worked fine. USFS restrooms very clean. Nice host, most sites have decent privacy. Pretty A very nice USFS campground.
Love this place. 2nd time here. If you like country camping and not the typical RV park, as well as a blast from the past, this is a perfect spot, especially with Passport America. $13.50 a night, otherwise, it's $25. No,it's not perfectly manicured. The road in and around the campsites are dirt (but level). I would probably be hesitant to bring anything over 40 ft here. There are some full timers. They are nice, quiet and relatively tidy. There are some old beat up vehicles and farm equipment off to the back of the property. The views of the countryside and the Wind River Mtns are wonderful. It's all very relaxing. The showers and bathrooms are long boarded up, but the sites that you will get have full hookups, and they work fine. There is no real shade, but usually a breeze. Verizon works great- 4 bars of 4G. There is a little hwy traffic during the day (~1/4 mile away), but very quiet at night. It's only a 10 minute drive to Lander. The owners are two of the nicest people we've met on our summer on the road. They will meet you with Sadie the dog, out front when you pull in, and come say goodbye when you leave. You will hear some great stories, or they will leave you alone. Your choice. If you give her notice, she will even cook you dinner in the cafe (didn't have the pleasure). The cafe is a cozy room frozen in time. Hundreds of books and other items to browse. To me, this place is all about the experience, and it is an experience, not just a place to sleep, unless you want it to be. I was excited to arrive and a little sad to leave.
Price a little steep at $45 with taxes, but pretty nice newer park with many sites having quite a bit of space...well, for an RV park. They were doing construction on a new recreation building making a lot of noise from 8-5. (We were right next to it, so other areas might not have been that bad.) Otherwise, very quiet. It's about 1/2 mile from the main hwy, so very little street noise. About a few miles to the old town, but the newer part of town is right down the street, with restaurants, grocery store, etc. We had a little trouble getting our 3 satellites with our Dish Network, since there are scattered large pine trees around. Wi-Fi was fast, but we were the closest site to the repeater. Verizon signal strong. Lots of big rigs here and several seasonals. Everyone was very nice.
Passport America made this an affordable stay. However, they fail to mention, until you are getting rung up, that there is a $5 AC fee, per night. Also, insist upon choosing your own site, as the place was 3/4 empty and we were placed RIGHT next to another big rig, then they wanted to place us next to another one, until we insisted on a site in the back that had plenty of space for us and our dogs. Verizon signal strong. OK, with the negatives out of the way, this was a pretty nice place, especially the sites in the back, that had a little more grass and privacy. It is about a 10 minute drive to town, but that was not a big deal. For those with pets, the fairgrounds are right behind the park, so lots of room for your pooches to run, just not alot of grass out here in the desert.
Ouray is in a tight valley, so not a lot of room for RV parks. We got the last spot at this park, with just water and electric for $37 a night plus tax. The sites are REALLY close to each other. Zero privacy. ATVs/Jeeps constantly going through campground. A lot of kids. Pretty loud during the day, but quiet at night. It is walking distance to town and the hot springs (about a 10 minute walk to both). Restrooms were pretty good. Cell signal not a problem as it's in town.
Not a lot of choices in the area for hookups,but this one was the least "parking lot" like... which is what we prefer. $34 was a little steep for electric and water only, but they have showers and laundry, so we took it. We didn't get full hookups, since they have a dump station and the FHU sites were packed in pretty tight. The good.. sits on the hillside with nice views and open feel. The sites are terraced, and relatively close together, but if it's not full it's not too bad. Our site was level, which was a nice surprise. Decent tent area behind campground to walk dogs, etc. Verizon 3G/4G 2-3 bars. Long, hot showers... although restrooms were a little run down with some mold on ceiling, etc. The bad: No picnic table at many sites, water pressure poor, water tastes like chlorine, electrical surges off and on at night (I wear a cpap and that was tough), restrooms have locks.. for the men.. but not for women. No exterior lights outside restroom/laundry building. Highway noise during daytime,but pretty quite at night. Pool closed (although, not advertised) This campground was the reason I finally joined here to write reviews. It really irked me at all the things wrong here, some easy fixes too.
We stopped here after a long day from Kansas enroute to the Great Sand Dunes. It's foothill country, close to the mountains... so still pretty warm during the day, but cool at night. Only a couple miles from Walsenberg, and right across the street from the new hospital. Lake looked nice, especially for water sports/fishing. Campground pretty nice. Most spaces well apart from each other. Not terribly level. Pull throughs a little short in loop A. Lots of Pinon Pine, which are relatively short.. so satellite was fine. Verizon 3G/4G 3 bars. Didn't use showers, but they take quarters. Price includes entrance fee of $5. We'd stay here again.. nice place.