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07/2009
rating [ 10/10 ]
This park is a big rig park catering to coaches. There were one or two gas Class A type vehicles staying while we were there. This park is exceptionally well laid out. There is a wide concrete drive throughout the park and very wide 40' by 60' concrete pad campsites that are very level. There sites are very well laid out with a private storage building at each site that looks like a log cabin. There is also a covered area attached to the front of each building with a nice table and benches to sit on. The riverfront sites are nice and far enough from the highway that road noise is not an issue. The park is well landscaped and very high class. Although there is no playground for the kids my four children seemed to have a great time here. There are some wonderful amenities at the park if you plan in advance. The park host needs advance notice if you want to have campfire so that they may follow city ordinance and notify the fire department. If you would like to have a fire they have two fire areas available, one down by a nice covered picnic area by the river. The park even supplies wood for this purpose. There is also a very nice patio on the rear of the park office that overlooks the river This is a huge deck that includes an exceptional layout of deck furniture, swings, a bar, and a large stainless grill and cooking area that may be reserved ahead of time for you and your friends to use. Attached to this area is an indoor common area with checkers and a few other simple games along with a television and some workout equipment. The workout equipment includes a mat, step, treadmill, health rider and an ab machine. This area is also available by reservation. I don't believe that they charge anything extra for the use of these amenities. The park could be considered expensive at $74 with tax per night. But every seventh night is free and the amenities at this park are well worth it. On top of these amenities you will also find that the park is only about 1/2 mile from Pagosa Springs Downtown. The Fireside Cabins next door are owned by the same family and are very nice as well. We will definitely visit this park again.
07/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a great park right on a nice stretch of the river in Chama. This park is much nicer than any other in the area. The park owners are extremely friendly and accommodating. The riverfront premium sites are level, spacious, and give a great view of the river. They have 50 amp connections, water, and sewer. The riverfront sites are set up for motorhomes where you may pull head in to use those big front windows for a view of the river. The laundry and bathroom facilities are exceptionally clean. There are fire rings at each site for a camp fire and split wood is available at the front for $5 for a good size bundle. This place is kid friendly and so nice that we decided to stay an extra night.
07/2009
rating [ 4/10 ]
We stayed at this location for two nights while visiting the Great Sand Dunes and enjoyed the Medano Pass Trail in our jeep. The campground is clean but set up and designed by someone who had never camped before. There is a nice lake in the park but there are no waterfront sites and hardly any sites with even a far view of the lake. There are no sites with sewer connection or water connection though there is a water connection in each section of the campground that can be used to fill your freshwater supply. There is a dump station available. The Colorado State Park people need a lesson on how to use common sense. If you are in a motor home with a tow vehicle you will pay a parking pass each day for each vessel with a motor, this means that you will pay for the toad and the motorhome as well as $18 a night for the campsite. There is a 50 amp connection. This means that you are paying $30 a night for just an electrical connection. If you are in a big rig I would recommend staying at a private campground locate near the entrance of Great Sand Dunes National Park and skipping this park. Also, the mosquitos are horrible in July and you will need a healthy supply of bug spray.
07/2009
rating [ 9/10 ]
This was a very nice park with gravel sites right on lightner creek. The sites were not the most spacious but not cramped either. The park owners are very nice and accommodating. There is plenty of shade and the kids had a great time building rock dams in the creek. The ice cream socials on Tuesday and Friday are a great way to meet other campers and for the kids to make friends as well. We used this campground as a home base to do the Durango-Silverton Steam Train and to hit all of the jeep trails around Silverton, Our, Telluride, and Lake City. The campground is only a few miles from town but makes you feel as if you were in the back country of Colorado. We have a 38.5 foot motorhome and were well accommodated although you want to make sure that you have an 50 to 30 amp adapter if you're in a big rig. With the climate in this area it is no problem to get by with one a/c unit. We stayed for five nights and had a great time.
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