Date of Stay: September, 2010
We stayed here while we golfed the Four Mile Ranch Golf Club. It is a well run campground and the management was very competent. The restrooms were some of the cleanest I have seen. The showers use tokens: 1 token for 7 minutes cost $1. The entry road has fence posts which every 50 feet or so in the middle and sides which creates a narrow pass through. I guess they do this to control speed. We would stay here again. You can see the Royal Gorge Bridge really well from several places in the campground including one of the hiking trails. The putt putt was fun and there is a fenced dog exercise area. There are some good tent camping sites available as well.
Date of Stay: July, 2010
We stayed in the McKindley Loop which is primitive with no electricity or hookups. There are two other loops that do have electric. The setting was incredible. The McKindley loop is up on a bluff and has amazing views of the valley lake and mountains. They could use a dumpster on the loop and more showers. There are only two showers per sex at the marina building and cost $1 per 4 mins. The showers and bathrooms at the marina weren't as clean as we've seen at other parks but they were okay--the main reason they rated a 7.
Date of Stay: June, 2010
Mobile (free) dump tank emptying service was nice especially with a longer stay. The setting on the river was nice but you didn't have a clear view of it. The manager and staff were helpful and pleasant. The bathrooms were very old but clean, considering the age. The 30 amp service was at the front of the site requiring an ext cord--available from the office at no charge. The sites were crowded together and we had to keep our windows closed at night to keep out the campfire smoke from adjacent sites. There is a new bike trail outside the campground which goes into Carbondale which is a nice feature.
Date of Stay: May, 2010
The park was not bad especially for the price. The location was good but it was very close to Hwy 50. Traffic noise was noticeable. It was right next to the Arkansas River which was nice. For fly fishing it was only OK water near the campground, but there are lots of easy access up and down Hwy 50. The pool was not open and was supposed to be opened while we were there. The people who run the place were very nice and helpful. The store at the campground had limited selection but had the basics. We stayed in a water/electric only pull through site. We used the camps dump station which was not easy to maneuver into. I could have pulled into one of the vacant pull through sites with sewer and used that if I wanted. I did not have any trouble using the dump station like the other reviewer did.