Date of Stay: October, 2007
We stayed here with a group 0f 12 RVs from our camping club. The Park has recently expanded by almost double and we were in the new section. The landscaping of the new section was still being worked on and the cableTV was not operational in that section, although the WIFI worked well. The sites are average size and, in the old section (#s under 50), very nicely landscaped with many mature trees and blacktop/cement pads. Didn't have much interaction with the staff, but those I had were great. They have also added a building with good-sized meeting rooms which makes it attractive to RV clubs, so they can have meetings. Another club was there when we were. Didn't seem to be much there for kids. Didn't see any playground or pool. This park is ideal for folks visiting the Mayo Clinic and want to stay in their RV during that time. They have a shuttle bus to the Clinic from the campground.
Date of Stay: August, 2007
We have stayed here on a couple of occasions since our daughter and family live in the area. The campground is clean and well run. The staff are friendly and helpful. The sites are good-sized and some are on the lake, although most of the lakeside sites are seasonals, of which there are quite a few (close to half?). The lakeside sites, in the site#100 range, are on a fairly steep hill and could be a problem for big rigs. When we were there, the park was full - so call ahead for reservations. We will stay here again.
Date of Stay: July, 2007
Park was nice sized and had many pull through sites. The grounds were well maintained as was the pool. We did not use the restrooms or showers. They had full hookups, cable and WiFi, although the latter was not free ($7 for 24 hrs.). The camp store was well-stocked and had fast food to go. Staff were friendly and helpful. The sites were generally narrow, but accessible to big rigs, however there were quite a few season/yearly residents, whose RVs were not necessarily in good repair. OK for an overnight stop - probably wouldn't stay there much longer.
Date of Stay: June, 2007
Typical KOA: clean, decent accommodations and reasonably well run. The sites were not large, buy easy for a big rig to pull through. Full hookups were provided. Most sites have some shade which is good because it is out on the prairie. Pool was average and hot tub was a residential model house in a small building - not very inviting. If they had WiFi, we did not hear about it. The only computer access we observed was a modem connection in the main office. We stayed here one night en route to Colorado and it was fine and served the purpose.
Date of Stay: June, 2007
The park is in a great location - at the entrance to Rocky Mt. National Park. It is a large, well-run campground at the foot of the mountains on the outskirts of Estes Park, CO. There are a couple of shady sites, but most are in the sun. The hot-tub was not operational while we were there ("waiting for parts"), but the pool was nice and well used. The staff were very helpful and available. Evening programs (slide shows, music, karaoke, bingo, etc.) are provided almost every night. The city has a shuttle which stops at the campground and drops off most places in Estes Park. Restrooms are clean and well stocked. Many pull throughs and easily maneuverable by big rigs - most unit there were large motorhomes and fifth wheels, with a few smaller units and tents. The only complaint was that the WiFi was "hit or miss", available in the morning while in our rig, yet later in the day, one would have to go near the office and make the connection. We would gladly return to Elk Meadows.
Date of Stay: June, 2005
Their listings give the impression they are on a regular lake in the area. In fact, they are on a small weedy lake with one canoe and 2 paddleboats for rental and no boat launch. Swimming is not available and I doubt that fishing in this "lake" would be possible. There are many excellent lakes in the area for fishing, swimming and boating. If this is not a concern, the camp is excellent overall and the owners were very nice and accommodating folks. (We just had the sense this park was on a significant lake. )