Our group spent the weekend here, sight unseen. I'm told the immediately prior owners failed within a year. Also told that it was a great Jellystone park at one time. The pool water, while cold, looked clean. Granddaughter said there were lots of critters, but it is miller season. The jump bladder was wonderful for kids. The meeting room was small but pleasant. I feel justified in saying that the new owners are overwhelmed. They don't understand rigs need to be parked so their hookup points are on the side where the power, water, etc., are. The grounds are in need of extensive grooming beyond just cutting the weeds. The sites were level. Dogs were leashed, save for the owners' which walked about. Folks with cutesy dogs were upset by the burrs, and one of our guys, used to both mountains and desert terrain, got a bad cactus sting. The water system failed for about 18 hours. Prior owners have completely failed to maintain the property, but the current ones have a potential winner. But I would have felt more positive about their chances had I seen a half dozen or more workers performing meaningful maintenance and rehab while we were there.
Price is with Good Sam discount. Spent two nights here, and by coincidence had spent one night a couple years ago. No major change noticed. It is a bit rough looking due to all the permanent residents, but everyone was friendly. Office staff was very nice, but we were not escorted to our site. Our particular site was plenty long for the pickup and 37' trailer, but as with all the sites, very narrow. Many of the sites would have been very difficult to get into. Used a restroom once and while old, it was clean. Pool looked good from a distance, but didn't seem to be used much. One site near the entrance had a party both nights and my only complaint was we weren't part of it. Nice young folks. Only real noise was from the adjacent interstate. I understand the more gentile traveler may find it intimidating. I do suggest management work harder to get people to clean up after their pets. We used both dog areas and picked up several piles left behind. Also, saw too many messes along the way.
Price reflects group discount. I gave it an 8 instead of 10 for two reasons: Small sites and work in progress, literally. It's going to be a 9 soon when pools are readied and the events room and dog run, which looks like a winner, are complete. But while we had plenty of room, it was only because there were so many vacancies. We parked our truck in empty sites. I can't imagine how crowded it's going to be in a month. Sites were level, grounds were spotless and staff was wonderful. One of the nicest campgrounds we've encountered and the only one we've seen within walking distance of several "wellness" shops! Ahh, Colorado! But a great location to see the sites.
Very nice campground, but we won't be going back soon. The facilities are quite nice. Very clean, all pull-through and ample length and width. Dog park has grass and there is a large tented area that is the nicest I've seen. We don't use park showers often, but the cost was $1 for seven minutes. Not unreasonable, as they have to haul in water. I would have rated it higher, about an eight, were it not for the attitude of the owner, which was apparent from the second we entered the office. Heard he took over two years ago. Reminded me of some Army sergeants I encountered years ago. Flat affect. If dogs bark, you get kicked out. If dog messes and you miss it, $50 fine or kicked out. Sign telling you to turn in your neighbor if they don't pick up after their dog so he can ask them to leave. See their website for a complete, exhaustive, long, humongous list of rules. Jeez, lighten up! Life is waaay too short! Group rate.
Rate reflects monthly rate. We spent a month here and have signed on for three months next year. The park is very clean, and while it's not an overnighter with showers, etc., there are spotless bathrooms in the public buildings. The large pool and hot tub are little used so you can enjoy the privacy. Staff is great, no one is looking over your shoulder and many activities are run by the campers, nearly all of whom have ATVs. Nights are quiet, folks are friendly.
An outstanding value. Recreation area appears shines. A computer is available here. It had everything but a pool. We had plenty of width to extend slides and park another vehicle and trailer loaded with our ATVs next to us. Heavy duty picnic tables were like new. I've paid twice as much for less.
Just Don't! Grossly overpriced. Several test holes for drainage were about 15 feet from our slideouts. At 7 p.m., without warning, a skid steer (tractor) backfilled the holes sending billows of dust against our rig. I'd just had my TV detailed. Took pictures of a guy standing right at our trailer giving directions to the machine operator who came within ten or so feet from us. This went on for nearly a half an hour.
We stayed here on our way to Gold Canyon, and on our return. The camp workers are very friendly, we went to dinner with them the first night. Everything is clean as can be, a good dog run, and a pretty setting. You might want to call for directions as the entrance pops up on you and you could pass it. If you're looking for action, go to NYC. A fine place to relax for a few days.
Rating would have been 9 if Wi-Fi worked at our site and they had a pool. Rate reflects weekly rate for our long pull-through. Plenty of shade trees so we had no need for our awning. Site was clean and level, if a bit narrow. Very nice staff, prompt check-in with reservation. We stayed with a group of nine rigs, all campers were happy. Huge dog run was great and users kept it clean. Very nice pavilion with electrical outlets for hotplates, etc. Recycle bins everywhere. Ice/wood delivered to site on request. Located on highway about 23 miles east of Estes Park and RMNP, and comfortably west of the city of Loveland to give a nice rural feel to it. Big Thompson River borders the park and sounds pleasant as it roars along. Can't think of a negative.
We arrived at this spotless park about 6:30 p.m. A sign on the office door said to pick a spot and he'd see us in the morning. We took a large, level spot in a row loaded with really big bucks rigs. Don't know the attraction, but we walked a hundred yards to the restaurant at the top of the entrance drive. I don't think it was connected to the park. The food was very good, but entrees were in the $35 dollar range. Back to the park, the manager was very friendly when I walked over to pay up. Seeing all those big money rigs as we drove in, I thought this place was going to be a fortune, but it was the least expensive of our trip at $32! Wi-Fi was very good. A good, quiet place to stop.
We checked in on the 10th of July, having reserved for three nights, extended to a week. We met up with a relative as planned, and the owner gave us a side by side site, which was great. Our site was blacktopped and level. Laundry was clean, reasonably priced. There was a single evening campfire, which I prefer over individual ones. There was some highway noise. Owner well known for her homemade pies, and breakfast was available. Each roomy site had its own trash container which was emptied frequently. Staff was owner's family, very nice ladies. Best features were lots of trees, so many I don't think Dish/Direct would work. Wi-Fi was very good. And, it was only about two miles from the entrance to Glacier, with several touristy shops and restaurants along the way. If you need a pool, etc., for you or your kids, there was a KOA across the way that ran roughly ten dollars more per day. Good mix of tenters to six figure rigs. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
Pleasant staff, but none too informative. The failed to tell me when making the reservation that I was getting only electric and water. Very narrow site, although I told them I had slides. My "drive through" site required entering at an angle, as there was a storage shed where I should have pulled in. Had to pull to the right, up against the picnic table to miss the cottonwood on my left where the slides were. Wi-Fi is okay, but took a trip to the office to ask how to escape the welcome page. On sign-in I was handed a piece of paper with nine letters on it and a note that it was NOT a password. No other info. Trekking up to the office I learned I had to register with the site, make up a name and password, then use the 9 letters as a "code." Sounds a bit like another password, doesn't it? I've used dozens, maybe hundreds of hotel, motel and RV park Wi-Fi's but never one this complicated: given without any instruction. Staff needs to communicate.
Made reservations and arrived after closing. As promised, an envelope with map and site was on the office door. Couldn't get the shore power to work, moved, in the dark and rain, to two other sites and ran into taped over plugs, failure to pass our EMS system check. Finally knocked on owner's door. He sent us to a particular site. It worked, but was partially smashed. No doggie pickup bags, just a scoop. Coffee at 8 a.m., nothing else available. Grounds were well kept, construction going on nearby but noise doesn't bother either of us. I got the impression the owner was a bit tightwaddish. Just my impression. I wouldn't recommend it nor trash it, either.
We had stayed here last year with a camping club and enjoyed it, as we did this time. Will be there again in June. Very friendly and helpful staff. A nice cafe is across the Interstate and a hardware store and very nice grocery store are just over a mile away.
Very nice staff. Accommodated our need due to not fully equipped new trailer. Very nice guy escorted to site. Clean, quiet. No businesses near. Chinese food delivered every day, pizza on weekends. Would stay again.
Park located one hundred yards from busy RR tracks, 300 yards from I-25. Amenities not offered yet, but rate doesn't reflect that, plus there were a multiple of waivers and warnings on check-in. Clean grounds. Cordial staff. Long walk to showers was not a concern to us. Nice dog run, but no one picked up and it's a mess. May be good for extended stay with kids, but it's your basic tourist trap. $43 after discount and with tax. Would rate higher if it was $32 plus tax.
We stopped here for an overnight eastbound on I-40. It was very clean, all that we saw, maybe even a bit sterile. We may have gotten a discount off the $38 rate, I don't recall. My first impression was that they had a few too many rules, but staff was very helpful and guided us to our site. Our site area had no shade, but other parts of the park may have. I see it checked already as shaded sites available. We didn't see the pool or restrooms, but judging from the office area and the grounds we did see, they are probably clean. Also, we ended up needing some work done at Camping World directly across the Interstate and they did not hesitate to extend our checkout time as needed. Actually, I'd like to stay here again and take a longer look at the entire park.
This was our second or third overnight at this casino park. It's fine for an overnight, maybe a couple nights for gamblers, but with no pool, shade, camaraderie, I can't see why one would stay longer, unless you were a worker. It's very clean. There is a sort of club room with showers and restrooms, which we once used. It could have been a bit cleaner, but that's why we try to use our own facilities. It's maybe a quarter mile walk to the casino for dining. A shuttle is available, but half the time you'll end up walking after a lengthy wait. There's a large truck stop across from the casino that also has a McDonald's. So if you need an overnight while traveling I-40, this is a good stopover.
We would not rate this campground a 10 because we've stayed at newer, fancier, pricier, cleaner, quieter parks, but never have we enjoyed one any more than this one. The lady who showed us to our site by the RR tracks was not only very friendly but volunteered her nursing knowledge for us. And the other guests were very easy going and comfortable to talk to. There was a diversity of income levels present judging by the trailer and tent sites. We try not to use showers/restrooms and didn't here, so can't comment, although the laundry was fine. Many campers had come there for years. One couple told us they'd come for some very long time, like 35 years or so. I can't think of a gripe we had, although some might be bothered by train traffic. Personally, it reminds me of my childhood, and I sure wasn't awakened by it. There was also overhead air traffic, commonly encountered in the west where it's just a long way to the next big city. We stumbled onto this park and enjoyed the pools so much we extended our stay. Surely will return if we have the opportunity.
We arrived on a Sunday and check-in was quick and easy. Access to the pull-through site was the easiest we've encountered and required only a bit of lift on the trailer door side to level, although the sewer opening is darn near uphill. Otherwise, it's very nice for a park this size. Tons of shade, plenty of space for the largest RVs. Our water system was down on arrival, so we used the $2.75 showers, which were satisfactory. The clothing shop, grocery store and laundry are quite nice. AT&T cellular service can be had only at the hilltop by the tent sites. Dinner cruises (raft or lake) reservations must be made by 1 p.m. Tonight is our fourth and last night and we'd return again.
As others who have commented, it's a bare bones park with fair rates, particularly considering it's here or nowhere. Staff is very friendly, the food isn't bad. But the water at our site, on the back row, maybe #12, a back-in, was so bad it plugged both our external filter on the hose and the interior filter under the sink. Completely, as in no water flow. Additionally, not knowing what had caused the failure, I filled three gallon jugs from the spigot. The next morning the silt had settled and the lower third of the jugs were solidly rust colored.