Date of Stay: September, 2013
This is a National Forest campground about 2 miles south of Lake George, CO. There are no hookups or dump stations. There is a hand pump water available near the campground host's spot. As far as dry camping locations go, this is one of the best that I have been to. The spots are well spread out. Nearly all spots but #20 have ample shade. There is a nice trail on the west side of the campground where you can hike up to see Eleven Mile Canyon. There are only one or two sights available that accommodate larger RV or trailers. Our spot was #19 which could accommodate our 30' Class C with no problem. You could easily put a 40' RV in the spot. If you are going to camp in a smaller trailer, there are a lot of slots that will accommodate you. The camp hosts were very nice and the vault toilets were very clean (probably the best I have ever used). Access to Eleven Mile canyon is about 1/2 mile north of the campground.
Date of Stay: July, 2013
We camped here over the the 4th of July weekend. The location is close to the Stevens Creek launch point at Blue Mesa Reservoir. The pros: - Very close to the lake - Friendly staff - Clean restrooms - Well-stocked store The cons: - Showers are pay and require $2 for about 10 minutes worth of hot water. - The WiFi is not too bad, but they only give you a password for ONE device. Do not download a lot of data or they will cut you off. They have limited internet options due to their location and they will monitor you if you download too much content (such as watching a moving on Netflix) - Cell phone service very limited (Verizon) which may be good or bad depending on if you need the service or not - The sites were not very level (property is on the lower side of a hill) - When we were there, there were a lot of flying bugs (not biting, but annoying) and not something that the owners could control.
Date of Stay: May, 2013
This is probably one of the best Colorado state parks that I have visited. We used this park as our base camp for activities in the western part of the state. The park was very clean and was very modern (for Colorado state park standards) with 20/30/50 amp, water, and sewer hookups. Sites are level and concrete with a variety of pull through and back-in spots. Cell phone coverage is kind of spotty at best (at least with Verizon) which may be good or bad depending on whether or not you are trying to get away from it all. There is full cell phone signal down by the dam. I would definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
This is one of Colorado's best state parks when it comes to facilities. Roads are well paved, full hookups available, and clean bathrooms and showers. Campfire rings are well built with a water hydrant close by to help put out campfires. The park is located about 500 feet above the city providing a wonderful view during the day and night. There are numerous trails throughout the park suitable for hiking and biking. I cannot wait to come again.
Date of Stay: August, 2011
The views of the lake and surrounding area are great. However, the park needs some serious upgrading. The roads within the campground need to be repaved. In the section of the campground where we stayed there were no showers and the toilets were vault type. There are apparently some showers and flush toilets at the campground entrance which was about 1/2 a mile from our section of the campground.
Date of Stay: September, 2010
We were looking for one last camping weekend before the cold started to set in. Based on the previous reviews, we chose to stay here. We were not disappointed. The property is very clean and the staff very friendly. We had a very nice, wide back-in spot (#32). The location is about halfway between Colorado Springs and Penrose/Canon City. We would definitely stay here again.
Date of Stay: September, 2010
We went to Lake McConaughy for Labor Day weekend and all sites by the lake were full. Luckily, this campsite had spots available. They have very nice long pull-through sites (big enough for a big rig and tow vehicle plus some). The staff was very friendly upon check-in. The location was quiet except for the occasional freight train in the distance. The location is about 1/2 mile south of the I-80 and we didn't notice very much traffic noise. We would camp here again.
Date of Stay: June, 2010
This resort is on one of the coves of Grand Lake of the Cherokees. We came here with my parents for a jet-ski vacation. The resort does have a fishing dock as well as a ramp for boats/jet-skis. They also have four slips for boats (free if you are a guest at the resort). We stayed in a section that only had water/electric (30 amp) hook up, but was fine for us. Plenty of shade trees in this section with large sites. These sites were closer to the water as well. They do have about 20 or so pull-through sites with 50amp service. The staff was very friendly.
Date of Stay: June, 2009
The campsites here are usually very spacious. However, there seems to be a lot of sites that are not level whatsoever and we were stuck in one of these this time. As with other Colorado state parks, you need to pay the $8 fee to reserve sites online. Usually this system works well for reserving, but on this last visit, our original site was double-booked. We were not impressed to say the least. The camp hosts were very friendly in resolving this issue.
Date of Stay: May, 2009
As others have stated, this campground is fine for an overnight stay. The staff was friendly to us. The bathrooms were ok.
Date of Stay: May, 2009
We recently spent four nights here. The owners have recently reopened this campground. It is situated in the SW area of Lake Eufaula near Crowder off of Highway 69. They do have lakeside campsites available with a very nice view of the lake. They also have two boat ramps in the park and and a nice area for swimming, fishing, and jet ski load/unloading. The staff here are very friendly and eager to help out. My only complaint is the bathrooms. They were built in the 1960s and need to be updated and maintained a bit better. They are about 1/3 mile from the lakeside campsites (thus an additional bathroom/shower would be beneficial). I would visit again.
Date of Stay: September, 2008
The pros: The staff was very friendly. They also provided free WiFi service. We had a back-in slot that was actually double wide. This allowed us to park our motorhome, vehicle and a jet-ski (campsite not far from Lake Pueblo) with plenty of room to spare. They have a cafe onsite that offers reasonably prices meals (we ate breakfast and it was very good for the price). The sites seem to be fairly level. The cons: Very close to interstate and a main rail line as previous reviewers have posted. Pricey in my humble opinion ($46/night before taxes). The exit off the interstate to get to the campground is under major construction and can make it hard to make the correct turns (especially in the dark!). A lower price and proximity to the interstate would have raised my rating.
Date of Stay: July, 2008
Jackson Lake is a great state park for fishing and water sports. We went here for the 4th of July weekend to do some jet skiing. The site has a lot of various sites (some with electric and some "primitive"). Sewer dump is at the park entrance. There are various water faucets around the park where you can fill up your water tank before you settle into your spot. The marina is fairly well stocked with food/goods. Gas was about $.40-$.50 higher per gallon compared to the city. My Verizon Wireless card did work although signal was very low.
Date of Stay: June, 2008
This is more of a park for fishing. We mainly went to "get away from it all" for a weekend.
Date of Stay: September, 2007
This is a very nice and quiet campground. We stayed here late in the season starting on a Sunday. There were only four sets of campers. The staff was very friendly. This may be a difficult campground for very large motorhomes as some areas are very tight. We did fine in our 30' motorhome towing a vehicle. The Wifi has good saturation throughout the park and was very reliable. We would definitely stay again.