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This is probably my best ever camping experience. It was my second visit and this time we stayed a week--longest we have ever stayed at one place. The views are beautiful. The state park is well run. The employees as well as the volunteers are helpful and they are oh so proud of the park. There is a dry camping loop which serves as an over flow area. Most of the electric sites are large and private. The newly renovated loop (75-104) was originally the overflow loop. Water and electric has recently been added. This loop, and only this loop, is tight and crowded. We were so disappointed when we saw our site. However, it had a wonderful view and the site was still much bigger than most private park sites. Next time we will reserve earlier and get a more private site on another loop. A bath house has been planned for our loop but has not been funded yet. It was a long trek to the bath house. No place is perfect but Lost Dutchmen is about as close as it gets. Hiking is wonderful in the spring!

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This is an older KOA. Management is great. Showers and Restrooms are small and old but very clean. We didn't use the meals option but it is a good perk since there aren't many choices in Grants for anything but fast food. This is definitely an overnight stop. It does have train noise--lots of trains. My low rating is based on the price--a gravel parking lot next to a rodeo arena and near a railroad track. No way would I stay there again. The managers have done their very best with it but it is not. and never will be. worth $47 a night.

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Views from this park rate a 12! This is the best camping value between Santa Fe and Denver. This was a long haul overnight but we will be back for 3 days in May. Longer rigs should avoid Loop A and ask for loops C or D where you should have no problem parking. The self service center is near Loop A. Pick up your envelop, get your self turned around and head for C or D. Loop D and Loop A are the only loops open in the winter.

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This is a great value for the area--no train or highway noise. It is clean and neat. Management was friendly. We gave the folks $20--it is certainly worth that. It is a big gravel parking lot-no table, no patio area, no fire ring and no landscaping. There is room between units to park your tow vehicle. We would stay there again for an overnight. This is not a destination park. But it is very handy when you need a good nights sleep.

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We stay at this park at least once a year. Only a few of the sites with water and hookups are on the reservation system and they aren't the best sites so we don't make reservations. We try to get there before 4 PM and usually score a site with hookups. This time we didn't. But there were plenty of dry camping sites. We got an excellent site with terrific views. We were only there for one night so it was no big deal. This park has become very popular since it was put on the review site so if hookups are essential for your camping experience make a reservation. Otherwise take the chance. If the electric/water sites are all full go to the dry sites. If you are staying more than one night you can generally get one of the non reserveable electric sites in the morning when people start leaving. The $10 rate is for dry camping. NOTE TO TENTERS--Except for weekends, holidays and spring break you probably won't need reservations.

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For $14 we got water, electricity, a large private site, clean but old bath house, nice host, hiking trails, playground, covered table, no traffic sounds and a lake view campsite all just a few miles off of I-40. If that doesn't rate a 10 I don't know what does! I think some people who have posted negative reviews mixed this NM State Park with the private Santa Rosa RV park. This is high dessert country in a poor state. Those "weeds" are what grows here. Cut them down and the topsoil blows away CO AZ and CA have fancier state parks but they charge a lot more. With the lake back up this park is once more popular with locals. Reservations are recommended if you want W&E. BTW the lake was down because of a severe drought in the SW. Drought is an act of God folks. The state park has no control over the rainfall. This is one of my favorite stopovers. We will be back.

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Nice park. Lovely fall scenery with a lake view from our site. Nice people in the office. Great overnight if you are traveling Hwy 50. If you are a fisher person or boater and want hook ups this would be a good choice. My only complaint is the shower. I really do expect a free shower at private parks. They have very limited bathroom facilities. One Ladies and one Gentlemens which are just like your bathroom at home--one john,shower and sink ( too limited for 67 sites). Most folks don't care about this but it is big with me. I would have given them an 8 if they had better bathrooms.

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The new owners,bless their hearts, have done everything possible to improve this 1960 era campground. Everything is clean and ship shape. There is a reason that KOA sold its vintage campgrounds and started over from scratch. No matter what you do to these old campgrounds the RV sites are going to be too short and tight for today's rigs. My trailer is only 22 feet and I had to park my tow vehicle in the tenting area because it wouldn't fit in the site. Even with that I couldn't reach the sewer connections. The tenting areas,however, are great especially those behind the bath house. Tenters can pitch their tents on beautifully manicured green grass and if they walk to the back of their sites they can even have shade. This is only option with hookups between Green River and Torrey. It is a clean/safe place to rest your head. Management will work with you to fit your rig in if they can.

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Wonderful campground. New. Manicured. Highly visible hosts and park rangers. Easy on/off I-70. We had a leaky water connection, contacted the host and it was fixed within 15 minutes. This campground is in the town of Fruita and very convenient to Colorado Monument. Most of the sites have shade Except the ones near the entrance where the big rigs are. If you are over 40 feet you may not get a shady sites. The tent sites are wonderful and several are on the lake and very private. We would gladly stop there again.

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One of the best campgrounds I have ever stayed in with wonderful scenery, hiking trails, showers, paved roads and pads. The place is spotless. Rangers and volunteers are plentiful and helpful. Twenty one dollars is the basic rate with electricity. There is a $7 a day use fee. If you don't want to pay the use fee and use the CO state parks frequently buy a pass. This park is filled every night during the summer. Once school starts overnighters can generally find a vacant site. The park is very convenient to Highway 24--4.5 miles away from the Divide intersection. Since this is a destination site, if you are planning to spend more than one night, make reservations. We have been here often and have never encountered a dirty restroom. Note for tenters: Walk in sites are almost always available BUT they live up to their names. They are beautiful and private and a long ways from the parking area. So if you don't want to haul your gear you might want to reserve an electric site. Most have tent pads.

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This is a wonderful NFS campground with large shaded private sites, some on the river, plus Mogote rarely fills up even on 3 day weekends. In Colorado, campsites on any weekend are tough to come by. This makes Mogote a wonderful place for spur of the moment camping trips for those of us who love dry camping. There is no cell phone service in the campground or the canyon. So if you can't live without your phone this is not the place for you. We went to Antonito to check our calls. It was no big deal for us. In fact it was a relief to be off the grid. Activities in the area are fishing, hiking, and biking, and just kicking back.. There are 2 other NFS campgrounds nearby--Elkcreek CG and Aspen Glade--plus several private campgrounds. None have cell service. This is a remote area. But if you love getting back to nature Mogote is hard to beat. It is not the best NFS campground I've been to but it is darn good. There are 2 loops. Topside sites 1 -21 are large with shade on most sites. Many are pull-throughs that can handle most rigs. The lower loop, sites 22-41, is tighter, heavily forested and near the river. Sites 24,26, 28-30 are river side. Be advised there are mosquitoes on the lover loop. There are no hookups but water is available for filling tanks at Site 3. There are composting toilets, dumpsters, and water on both loops. You can dump at the private park next to Mogote. This was my second trip to Mogote and I will be back again.

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I am not a fan of private parks. But this one is great for visiting Santa Fe. This is a small KOA. Staff was great. And the park is very convenient to Santa Fe without being in the hustle and bustle of the city. I would stay there again. It is a place to park my rig and lay my head. Nothing is cheap in Santa Fe.

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This is my kind of campground--large private sites great views and out in the country. But it is very convenient to Arches, Dead Horse, and I-70. It is on the same road as Dead Horse State Park but half the distance from the main highway. Most sites are back ins but they are large enough for big rigs with lots of wiggle room for those who are backing impaired. Hookups are way down on my list of amenities. If they is important to you then opt for one of the many private parks in Moab.

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Very nice campground. Tent loop has larger sites and more privacy than RV loop. This campground rarely fills up, but RVs should have a reservation for weekends--its a long way down if you can't find a site. I was in my trusty tent and had no trouble finding a site on a Saturday evening. Beautiful setting. Nice hosts were highly visible. I would certainly camp there again if I was in my tent. Probably wouldn't take my trailer there.

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We camp here twice a year. We love the privacy, views and the price. This place is a real bargain. Actually it is by the side of a mountain but it is easy to get into; roads are wide and paved and sites are roomy for vehicles under 30 feet. Those larger can get in most sites but it may take a little work. Like most public parks sites aren't perfectly level,however, in the 5 years I have been camping here I have never had any trouble getting level. Park is well maintained. This is a great place to stay for a night or a week. You won't be able to beat the price anywhere else in the area.