Mesa Verde is a wonderful place to visit. We really enjoyed it but the campground was just okay in my opinion. The good - full hook-ups, clean restrooms. The down-side - trees and brush no taller than a camper so no real shade, the showers were 1/3 mile walk each way from our site in the Ute loop. What we really liked was the Far-View tour that we took. It was great and well worth the money.
This was a very pretty campground. We liked the spacious sites with lots of shade and privacy. The campground host was very nice. Also, this park allowed us to make a 1 night reservation even though it was a weekend. The only reason I did not give it a 10 is the showers. They were very old and in poor condition. The lights in the women's did not work but there was glass block window that let light in during the day. The showers were very small with the exception of the handicapped stall. The drains were barely flowing so shower water was standing on the floor.
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.
This is a nice campground. We had site 71 and decided it was the second best site with the best site being 70. These are back-in sites at the end of a cul-de-sac style drive and so they were wider at the side and back and gave us more room than the other sites we saw. We also had a great view of the Animas River (while site 70 was empty) which runs through the campground. They have great, free trolley service into Durango. Staff was helpful and friendly. Showers were clean and nice but there was nearly always a line for the women even with 2 shower houses. Laundry facilities were nice and clean. We would stay again.
We stayed here while visiting the north rim of the Grand Canyon and chose Kaibab because it is the nearest campground with utilities. The showers are clean but they are pay showers. $2.25 to start the shower and each quarter thereafter gets you 40 seconds more time. The reason I rated it a 6 is the chemical toilets. In their defense, they do tell you ahead of time that is what they have. For any who are not sure, they are porta-potties. They told me they have theirs hooked to a sewer so I expected better. The truth is the toilets were too full and splashing up was a problem. Because of that, we would not return.
We stayed on the Cottonwood loop which has only 11 sites. This campground is in a beautiful location right on the lake. We had site 8 which has a shade tree. Most of the sites did not have shade. The restrooms/showers are new and clean. The showers are set up as pay showers but they are NOT. Don't put any money in, just turn the shower on. We did not figure this out until after we has put $2.50 in. I felt the camp host should have filled us in but he did not have any contact with us, although he was around. That was the only down-side to this campground.
This is a small, older campground that we really liked. We stayed 1 night on a trip with our 3 kids and dog. It has easy on/off access to I-70. The owner was very nice and helpful, even went to the store to get ice for us because she was out. We stopped at the grocery store down the street the morning we left. It was a nice store and the people there were very pleasant.
While this campground is nicely wooded with clean restrooms, our visit was tarnished by the rudeness of the management. We were taken aback several times by the lack of even common courtesy toward campers. We would not choose this campground again.