We had stayed at this park years ago until it closed to short term campers. We were so glad to hear it had re-opened. Kudos to the new owners, they are doing a great job of customer service and park upkeep. We stayed here on Labor Day weekend with the park being pretty much full but they did a great job of managing the number of campers. Check in was very smooth. Departure from the park was managed very professionally with 3 people in the parking lot as we exited processing folks so we didn’t have to leave our vehicle (this was probably only a holiday weekend process). We stayed in the upper loop where fires are not allowed but that was ok with us. The upper loop has a little more elbow room between sites. Water and electric were consistent. We had a trailer with off-road toys which they provided a space for us to park it in (there was a small fee for the extra vehicle/trailer). The only reason for the 9 vs.10 rating was that the Wi-Fi needs some updating. This is the best park in town and we are already looking at next year’s calendar for a return visit!
We stayed in the South side. Very large, level, nicely landscaped sites with great water supply (use your regulator) and premium cable. The Wi-Fi was good inside our rig. Restrooms and pool were immaculate. The customer service at the front desk was lacking (the reason for a 9 vs 10). You can get an AARP discount but you have to initiate the request. First day into the office we were not greeted with a hello, welcome or ? The north side guests are not allowed to use the south side amenities which creates some animosity. The park was relatively quiet, you are as far away from the highway as you can get in Moab. We would stay here again.
Probably the nicest park available in Estes but it needs some TLC. Don't know if it is the hard winters or just poor workmanship but the blacktop roads will jar your cupboard belongings. The sites are larger than most in Estes but not level. We placed 4x4 blocks under one end of the picnic table to level it. Showers, restrooms and laundry room were clean and working properly. Other facilities (store, club house, etc) were closed for the season. We had good cell phone service (Verizon).
Outstanding customer service! Every park manager/owner should spend a day at this park to see what customer means. We were greeted as we pulled into the park, escorted to our site and then shown another site which we liked better so we were escorted to that site. The sites are a little close (the only reason for not giving this park a 10). The restrooms were clean. The local paper is placed on your doorstep each morning. Manitou Springs business/historical district is a few blocks away (walking distance). There is a stream that runs through the park. Bordering the south end of the park is a great city park with walking trails, pond, etc. We appreciated the no fires allowed (nice to be able to open our windows and breath clean air). We had great Verizon cell phone reception. We will stay here again when in the area.
The road from Mora has been updated and is much improved. If you are reserving one of the electric sites, select either end site for the greatest space. The park is in need of funding and attention. Water is not working at the group area or the south campgrounds which is where the dump station is. Impossible to clean your tanks correctly without water when dumping. The long term project plan for the park lists relocation of the dump station 3 years ago but that hasn’t happened yet. The rest rooms were mostly clean but the shower head provided a trickle at best. There is no cell phone service here and the pay phone was not working. We got Verizon service by driving about 5 miles back toward Mora or driving into Angel Fire. The woman at the camp host site was very friendly and regularly walked the park seeing how everyone was doing.
As before, this is a great campground for seeing the San Juan Mountains (Alpine Loop) by 4x4, ATV or motorcycle. The Owners are great- they have genuine concern for your satisfaction. We were able to get satellite (thru the trees) from our site but that is probably not possible at all sites due to the trees/mountains. Those in the group that fished on the private lakes caught their limit (4 fish/person/day). Laundry was clean and usually busy. Showers/restrooms were clean. There are fire rings at each site which for us, could be limited due to the smoke. The Wi-Fi works in and around the lodge but can be slow.
A nice Campground! There are very Clean Restrooms and Showers. We had a pull-through site that allowed us to have our 34ft motor home and 18ft toy trailer connected with room for our Jeep to also park at the site. The pool was clean. The office personnel were friendly and helpful with our questions (restaurant suggestions). The dog walk area is a nice off leash fenced in area. The fresh water does have a slight sulfur smell to it (just the area supply).
This park has seen better days. In past years the camp host’s were on top of goings on at the park. This year there was a new camp host who rarely ventured out of his 5th wheel. The rules were not enforced – a campsite next to the playground which had 3 RVs in it, had loud music playing all day and into the night (~ midnight it finally stopped). Same site had generator running most of the time, day/night. Many locals using the park for picnic/fishing but are not required to pay the day use fee’s nor are they prevented from occupying the camp sites during the day. This makes it appear that many of the sites are full but then in the evening, they are empty. The Dump station has not had water for rinsing in at least 2 years which makes it useless if you want an adequate dump. We did not see the ranger in 3 days? The lack of presence by both the ranger and camp host will quickly allow this beautiful, once quiet park turn into a place to avoid.
Great Park! We had a site on the stream, (price reflects stream site). From check-in to departure, the owners and staff go out of their way to ensure you are comfortable. There is no cable (one local channel out of Albuq.) and we were unable to get the satellite tuned in due to the trees and mountain setting. WiFi (free) worked great from our site. Pool was clean and refreshing. Restrooms were clean. We did not use the laundry. Sites are larger than most parks in Durango area. If you are looking for quiet, mountain setting, this is the park to stay in Durango. Will stay here again.
This is the place to stay if you are riding motorcycles/ATVs/4x4s on the Alpine Loop. You can ride right out of the camp onto the loop- no need to trailer to a drop off point. The campground does have rules as previously posted- 5mph max speed in the park. Exceed the 5mph and expect the staff to let you know about it. Interior roads are dirt, 5mph speed limit helps keep the dust down and children safe. There are 2 stocked private lakes on site ($6./person/day to fish with a 4 fish limit, no state license required). We hade 4 folks in the group fish with ~ 50% catch rate on 12 to 14” rainbows and browns. Sites are spaced nicely apart with great shade. We were able to get 34ft rig into our site with slide on both sides and awning out. Picnic table and fire rings at each site. Restrooms were clean. Laundry was clean and all machines working. There is one local (Denver) channel. We were able to get Dish reception through the trees. WiFi available at the lodge. Looked at other campgrounds in the area, this one has the most shade and greatest distance between sites. We will stay here again.
Staff was friendly and helpful. The sites are mostly gravel with some dispersed trees. Restrooms were clean. Sites seemed larger for back row 50 amp sites. This is one of nicest parks in Deming. We have used this park in past and will continue to when we travel through this part of I-10.
We really enjoyed our stay at this campground. From the moment we pulled onto the property, we felt like we were at friends. The host’s escort you to your site and ensure you have everything needed. Then a number of times each day, the hosts and owner came around keeping the park clean as well as friendly discussion. The pool was clean. If you are able to get a creek site, these are similar to a state park with vegetation between you and your neighbor. The hummingbirds were abundant- we had to fill 2 feeders each day. The only reason for not rating this park a 10 is there is no cable and your satellite wont work due to the mountains. You can pick up 1 local channel with your antenna. There is no WiFi but you can connect to a modem at the office area. This is the nicest campground in Durango.
We enjoy staying at this park. Staff is pleasant and helpful. The sites in the trees are closer together, cooler as they are shaded, can be a challenge to get your rig level and you may not be able to dial in satellite signal. The livestock odor from the north side can be a factor. The week we were there, they were working on the game room and had it closed- kids saw this as a negative. We will probably ask for a site in the open area next time as these sites are a little larger- not as cramped feeling. Still one of the nicest parks available in Durango.