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Pueblo KOA

Pueblo, Colorado

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I am a contract Registered Nurse, one of the 'permanents' that some other snooty reviewers disdain to camp next to. I am NOT permanent, as are many of my neighbors who are doing contract jobs in Pueblo area. We are working professionals (plumbers, IT, health care professions, etc.). I reviewed this park a few years ago while passing through the area and I must strongly disagree with those who report this park to be 'run down'. The new owners have improved the grounds since I was last here, including a beautiful rabbit-fenced native plant garden at the entrance, better water system to the sparse trees I saw here last visit, (the trees have gotten BIGGER), and I NEVER see trash on the grounds when walking my dogs day or nite. The people complaining about 'bad roads' going to the property are exceeding the speed limit for the frontage road...just sayin, the road is just fine if you do the speed limit. Those folks describing 'difficult access' from the north are also blowing down the freeway off ramp too fast to plan the sharp turn (180 degrees) onto the frontage road that leads back north to the property. Eighteen wheelers negotiate the freeway under pass (concrete tunnel) just fine, but there can be some finessing the passage as the intersection has gotten busier with drivers from Pueblo West wanting to go through the tunnel to go north. The level gravel inroads are raked regularly with a small tractor, giving a very neat appearance. I have been here a month, and, yes, there is traffic noise, but the campground is next to a busy freeway?!? The people I have met at the campground are very polite and friendly. I was extremely lucky to get a spot during the state fair days, and, even now the campground stays fairly booked with over nighters heading south for the winter. All the services are working as expected, water, sewer, electric, cable. I've stayed in campgrounds that were 'run down', and this does NOT deserve that description!

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Arrived in April, before trees leafed out, and worried about proximity to noisy traffic. Trees fully leafed now (end of May), and the noise is minimal. Rate reported is daily average of $215.70. The # of spaces quoted may be closer to 100 because of numerous maintenance issues that park management is actively addressing. The park was a mobile home park, with the odd hookups those entail (water at the front of site, sewer at the back?) Find a site, overcome some leveling problems and ENJOY this park! Longer term residents are the friendliest I've met, all employed, early to bed, early to rise folks. Laundry on site: 4 washers, two dryers (one dryer always broken). Ladies shower/bathroom had no ventilation, walls and surfaces CONSTANTLY wet, and had no soap or paper towels! Dog friendly, a lazy dog owner was NOT friendly. Mgmt 'reminded' the lazy turd-leavers to shape up with a notice sent to all pet owners. Grounds are immaculately clean and management seen constantly working to improve them. Overall, this park is PERFECT for access to Denver or short jaunts to the mountains (30 minutes to Idaho Springs!)

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Campground is tucked against the western slope of hills lining Hwy 24. Rate quoted is daily broken down from a week paid ($179.42). A few sites have trees, grass is sparse, not unusual for high desert areas. All sites are terraced, since the campground is above grade of Hwy 24. Firepits at each site have a grill and wood is available at the office. Owners live on site and are VERY friendly and helpful. Escort to site was appreciated. Camp store was well stocked for camping supplies and cute locally produced gifts. North/South winds through the canyon keep traffic noise minimal. There is not much between sites, but late in the season this wasn't a problem (few campers). Picnic tables are new and there is adequate gravel at each site. Cement on the basketball court looks new, too. At sundown, deer and bunnies browsed 4 sites away, untroubled by me grilling outside. Owners also report a resident bobcat who is very shy, but still a good reason to keep small pets leashed. WiFi signal was very strong and speed was the best I've ever had at a campground. More campers using the service may affect that, but I got 4/5 bars and 44-56Mbs, enough to stream a Hulu show, because there is no cell or TV signal here (no cable). The camping cabins look new and are very tidy looking from the outside. I enjoyed the peace and quiet, being backed up to the western slope of the hill. Overall impression? Tidy, family-run, pleasant hosts, quiet, GREAT WiFi!

     

Pueblo KOA

Pueblo, Colorado

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Park is off I-25, with road noise audible when wind from the east. Noise inside park is nil. Very quiet at night and during the day. Grounds are spacious, with a HUGE fenced dog play area that rivals that of some city off-leash areas. Unfortunately, some lazy dog owners have left pet waste un-scooped in the off leash area, and on the nature trail behind the park. Nature trail is a long walk through a cactus filled couple of acres: very pretty at sundown, with numerous quail scurrying around. Coyote-bait dogs should be leashed on this walk! Managers/owners are VERY friendly and welcoming.

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Campground is off I-25, with road noise barely audible. The grounds, bathrooms, laundry room are spotless and immaculate. The only annoyance is the overpowering fragrances from spraying devices, candles and other scentables. If you have asthma or chemical sensitivities, stay OUT of the office and laundry room, and the bathrooms to some degree, too. Smells were OVER powering! Campground is very quiet at night, pet friendly and the staff pleasant and efficient. Only other issue was sites are not level in two planes (front/back, side/side), so you should have lots of lumber to level out, and this applies to those with jacks, too. Grocery store in Co City is well stocked, not busy, and staff very friendly, a nice change from shopping in bigger cities.

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This is the newest of the RV parks on Hwy 24. It is quite a climb up to the terraced park, but pretty none the less. Management was honest about WiFi problems. Signal was great (strong), but many users slowed bandwidth to 1Mbs: pretty much non-existant WiFi at that speed. The back in site I got (no pull-throughs) overlooked Hwy 24 and a trailer park below. The hwy noise is consistent with most urban parks. I wonder if the other side would have been quieter? Management are eager to please, having just called me to 'apologize' for the trouble I had getting rig out of the park past numerous 2-4 year olds on bikes. I had intended to do laundry, but stepping around the temporary deck to get to the office/laundry area creeped me out. I have had two joints replaced and am afraid of falling over the construction debris.