Date of Stay: August, 2016
Sites are gravel with a concrete slab and a picnic table but they are very narrow. The owner helps you back-in and is very good at directing any rig right into their site. It would be nice if the owners would have accounted for more space for larger rigs so it would be more comfortable to enjoy sitting on the patio, but when you're sitting within 12" of a sewer connection and neighbors open windows are on the edge of your concrete patio, it's not so enjoyable. Some sites have shade, others not. No wifi. Pet owners read the rules as they are very specific of what is permitted. We could not extend awnings over windows on one side of the motorhome as it would intrude on the next site. 50 amp is limited to very few sites. This park is great for its location with a city park next door, a hiking/biking trail behind it, and a free metro bus will pick you up outside of the park to visit historical Manitou Springs.
Date of Stay: July, 2016
This park is well kept and clean. Sites and roads are all gravel. Some sites have nice concrete slabs for picnic table. Staff was always friendly and helpful. There is no over-the-air television, nor cable so you are dependent on your own satellite service. There are trees but very few shaded sites. We had lots of wind anywhere from 10-30 mph so rarely were able to keep our patio awning out. Canon City is 7 miles away.
Date of Stay: January, 2016
This is an older park that needs major renovations and I would not call it a "resort" . When making a reservation extend the length of your RV by at least 5 feet so you might get a site that you might fit in. There is no privacy landscaping between sites. Maneuvering your RV is treacherous because vehicles sit in the roadway due to the limitations of each site. The recent fee increase isn't justified. Some of the amenities are appealing.
Date of Stay: December, 2015
This park was a very pleasant surprise. The staff was very friendly; we were escorted to our site. The site had a long concrete pad for our 40ft motorhome and toad and a patio lined with pavers. There was a reasonable space between sites. In spite of the concrete having multiple cracks, we had no problem leveling. We stayed here for one rainy night and did not see the back of the park but what we saw, was well kept and clean. I don't know what else is in the area to justify the nightly price of $55.00 except choices are quite limited.
Date of Stay: September, 2015
This is a very clean park. All sites are concrete pads with patio, picnic table and some nice landscaping. Roads are asphalt. Staff was very helpful and friendly. The only negative thing I can say is that the wifi was not very strong; neither was our Verizon mi-fi, so might reflect the area rather than the park.
Date of Stay: June, 2015
This park is not for motor homes. Sites are small, quite uneven, and several sites are on an angle; some 20-30 degrees! And the most important thing is the road up to the campground is very dangerous for motor homes! It's a one lane curvy, mountain road and many of the locals or employees of the park drive very fast on this road, never thinking about what they might encounter on a turn. There are no garbage bends in the campground, many picnic tables are on unlevel ground which means they are useless. There was no flat ground to unhitch our towed vehicle. One site across from us was so uneven due to tree roots that you could not park a car on it. I just didn't see any maintenance in the camp area but someone felt it important enough to put concrete bumpers in a parking lot across from the office. Tenters and small campers might like this but I would not return in anything.
Date of Stay: December, 2014
The on-site manager was very friendly. This location is very convenient to the outlet mall and popular restaurants. It's quiet and small with about 20 sites and less than half were occupied. The sites hookups are shared so you are close to your neighbor; one faces one way, you face the other direction. We had to use blocks to level our motorhome - we haven't had to use them in 2 years. Roads are gravel, sites are gravel filled in with grass. Their website said $25 for non members but when you arrive there is a sign for $30. Manager said they don't have anyone to change their website. A little too high as to the unmaintained area and lack of any amenities other than hook-ups. Not likely to return here, not enough of a savings to be worth it.
Date of Stay: June, 2014
We really enjoyed this quiet park. The park is on 3 levels; the top level is the newest and still expanding section with views of the Blue Ridge Parkway. They have done a nice job of providing landscape to help separate sites and more importantly cover the the hook-ups from each site. So when you are sitting outside of your site, you don't have to look at your neighbor's sewer hoses. The park's workers were extremely helpful as they escort everyone to their site and guide you in. Very convenient to Asheville, Black Mountain, Blue Ridge Pkwy; it's only 1/2 mile off I-40. Our Verizon mifi did not work nor did our cell phones; that might reflect our site location, not sure. We had good wifi provided by the park.
Date of Stay: October, 2013
Very friendly office staff. Great location; very convenient to Santa Fe's major attractions - the Turquoise Trail, Canyon Rd, the Plaza downtown, the Railyard - all were within a 20 minute drive. We rode the city bus once downtown which was a nice option for only $1 round trip. The sites are gravel with about 6 feet between rigs. The negative on the sites was that the sewer hose is right next to the concrete pad with the picnic table. There seemed to be about 25% of the tenants as permanents or semi-permanents. They frequented the bathhouse so you might not want to be parked near the facilities just for the walking traffic. Friends of ours stayed at another park that is a little out of town and said this was a much nicer park. Some of us rode bikes which was accessible not far from the rear of the park. Definitely would return here.
Date of Stay: October, 2013
This is NOT a big rig friendly. This is a very old campground that had about 80% permanents or semi-permanents there. Most sites were so close, there were less than 3 feet between slides. We have a 36ft motorhome and had a terrible time finding a site that we could fit in due to trees and low hanging limbs. We asked the office staff for tree trimmers, but they didn't know if they had any and then couldn't find any. We would not stay here again.
Date of Stay: July, 2013
We stayed here for one night. Staff was very friendly. Sites are gravel, pull-throughs. We were able to stayed hooked up with our toad and 40ft motorhome. On trying to depart we could not retract our jacks. We called Bowman's RV Service and they came within 30 minutes, were very efficient and helpful. If you should have a need, we would highly recommend them.
Date of Stay: October, 2012
This park was okay. We did not use any of the facilities. Sites were unlevel, some worse than others. We have a 40 ft RV and there seemed to be very few sites for a large rig. It was obvious most of this park was filled with permanent or long-term residents. Saw several residents walk their dogs but not pick up after them. There were very few 50 amp sites. I called several days ahead of time and a gentleman took my name and phone number but when we arrived, he had no record. After 30 minutes, he found his note but had not assigned us a site. He was quite confused about assigning us a site. He had sites booked for the day we were to leave and was quite confused about giving us a site because he was afraid the new arrivals would come before we left. My husband finally asked about check in and check out time and told him it should not be a problem. All systems were written on paper so it was confusing. They only took cash or check. Not the worst campground we've been and would stay there again in a pinch but certainly will look a little further out next time.
Date of Stay: May, 2012
Very nice, quiet park. They are updating power to 50 amp. Sites were gravel and we had some ant invasion but were able to control it with granular repellent spread around the outside. There are some off road bike trails in the park and a nice paved bike path right outside of the park. Definitely will return here.
Date of Stay: May, 2012
Stopped here for one night but will definitely return for a longer stay. Sites were concrete slabs, all had a view of the lake. It was a beautiful scene looking out on the water. Property next door does have roosters that were noisy day and night but the scenery outweighed their annoyance for us. The staff were extremely kind and helpful.
Date of Stay: May, 2012
This is a large park. Sites are grass, so some have ruts due to heavy vehicles and/or soggy ground. It's obvious most sites are long term campers. The sites are very narrow there was less than 12 feet between the power supply and concrete patio. Only two pull-throughs in this huge park. Very odd check in, the office staff had no idea what sites were available so told us to find a site and report to them. Be aware of traveling up Hwy 68 to get there as it is curvy, narrow and no shoulders on the road. We would not return here.