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Retired husband and wife with Aussie terrier and Jeep Rubicon toad. Long trips in the summer to escape the Vegas heat. Future plans include Canada, Alaska and the northern states.

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Second time staying at this RV resort. Still not crazy about it but it is so darn conveniently located. You can jump right on the 101 loop or I-17, and Costco is right out the back gate. Entrance and registration area is easy to navigate. Paved, wide roads. Last time we had a back in site wedged between park models, which is how the majority to the sites are. Hated it. Whoever thought this was a good way to lay out an RV park needs to go back to design school! This time we managed to get a pull thru site in the middle, which was better. Level, gravel sites with a small patio. Utilities worked fine, but no cable. How does a place get a triple 10 and not offer cable? A small bench at the site but no picnic tables. I hate the showers. There is no bench or hooks, and you literally have to walk thru someone else's stall to get to yours. The restrooms are nice and were always clean. Lots to do for those that like to hang around the resort. You have to "rent" a remote to use the back gate. $40 deposit, and $35 is returned to you at the end.

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A really comfortable, clean, well laid out RV park. Wide gravel roads lead to level gravel sites. Utilities worked great. Good water pressure. Great cable. Some shade trees and shrubs. Long pull through sites in the middle have a small concrete patio. Staff was friendly. Registration area was easy to navigate. WiFi worked great. Restrooms were beautiful. Spacious toilets and showers, hot water and good shower head. End of the season so not sure if they have picnic tables but they put them away already.

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Can't beat the view, setting and location. With that said, it's not a great RV park. Red dirt, dusty, muddy, narrow roads, lots of tent campers to clog up the restrooms, no pet area. Staff was not very helpful. Failed to give us card key for restrooms at check in. Not professional. Wicked speed bumps on the road leading to RV park. Utilities worked fine. Cable was good. WiFi was barely adequate. Sites are narrow, most not long enough for tow without parking sideways. Shade trees. Grocery, gas and car wash just down the road, part of the Goulding's other businesses.

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This, as we've often seen, is an RV park with two personalities. The lower section consists of tight, narrow roads with tight, narrow, shady sites. The upper, tiered sites are huge, 120 feet long, very wide, nice picket fences separating the sites and a wide open, sunny view of the surrounding hills. These are the premium pull thru sites. Much nicer, less shade, more expensive. The entrance area is a bit tight but not too bad. Staff is friendly and helpful. The host will lead you to your site. The entire RV park is gravel, from the roads to the sites to the patio areas. The sites are level. The utilities worked fine, but we had an issue our first night. The water line froze. Never been in freezing conditions before and didn't realize the RV park had electric heat tape on the elevated water tap. Problem was, it wasn't plugged in and we didn't know better. Live and learn. Would help to keep it plugged in or advise guests on check in to monitor weather and plug in as necessary. Water pressure was o.k. No cable but great over the air. Satellite reception iffy in lower section, great in upper section. We had no problems with WiFI, worked well for us. The restrooms were great. Moen, American Standard and Kohler fixtures, spacious toilets and showers, ceramic tile from floor to ceiling and really hot water. Nice pet area with pond. Great location just one half mile from turn off to Mesa Verde National Park.

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We stayed a week. The season was ending here the second week of October and the park only had a dozen sites occupied. We had a patio side end spot which was awesome. We had to pay $18 extra for use of the 50 amp service. HUGE grassy patio area with picnic table, two shade tress and a flower bed. The patio was so huge that RVers tended to walk through it on the way to the trash, the only down side. The sites are pull through and arranged so that you share the utility side and share a patio, unless you get one of the end spots and have the patio to yourself. The interior roads are gravel, wide and easy to navigate. The sites are gravel and level with grass patios and picnic tables. Each shared patio has a nice large shade tree. The utilities worked fine. There is no cable and just a few over the air. Satellite reception was good. The absolute star was the WiFi.....killer. So nice to see an RV park commit to good WiFi. Management was nice and very helpful with suggestions on what to do. Even had free Colorado state maps. The restrooms are very nice but the water in the shower was not hot enough. Very convenient to everything. A little highway noise but not too bad. Beautiful starry nights.

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We were fortunate to have reserved an executive pull thru site, which we found to meet our needs very nicely. These eight sites have a flat, concrete pad and concrete patio, picnic table, landscaping and are spaced nicely. The rest of the RV park didn't look nearly as nice, with gravel sites, tight spacing and no landscaping. The RV park is wedged between Old Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs right on Business 24, so it's busy and probably not the best area of town. As mentioned in the previous review, there is a mobile home park next door that is very run down, but it isn't visible unless you walk out of the park. The utilities worked fine although the water pressure seemed very low. The registration queue is spacious and staff was fine. The interior roads are a bit tight. The RV park is a mix of everything from tent camping to park models, cabins and a small motel unit. It is a great location, with Garden of the Gods and the Pike's Peak cog train five minutes away. The restrooms were nice and kept clean.

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I gave this a ten for one simple reason. I left my wallet on the hood of my Jeep (I'm famous for stupid things like this) and it managed to stay there unbeknownst to me until I swung out of the RV park and it went flying, again unbeknownst to me. One of the staff saw this happen, retrieved the wallet, left it at registration and called my cell (which was in the rig, another good move) to tell me they had it. Got to Camping World, which is five minutes down the road, at which time I couldn't find my wallet and realized what I had done. Huge panic but a very happy ending, one I am extremely thankful for. With that said, I'd otherwise have given this place an eight. I hate that they won't accept mail and packages. I hate how they park the rigs so they share the patio area, and not a large patio area at that. If that's not your cup of tea either, I'd suggest one of the corner patio sites at the back of the park. We had K-14 and were very happy with it. I hate how the perimeter sites are too small for many of the RVs they park there so all of their toads are parked IN the street and it makes for navigating your rig a challenge. I love their showers. Spacious, real hot water and the shower head must be the same one firefighters use. I love garbage pick up in the morning. I love its convenience to Golden, such a cute town, and its proximity to Denver. The utilities worked fine, the WiFi was O.K., not great, and we had very good satellite reception. The sites have concrete pads but many of them are not flat. They had 7-8 TV channels listed in their brochure, not sure if it was cable or over the air.

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A bit pricey for a no frills KOA used mainly as an overnighter along I-80. About five miles from Cheyenne, seven miles east of I-25. Pilot Truck stop right across the road from RV park. Roads and sites are gravel. We had to park our toad sideways at the back of our site. Utilities worked fine. Cable, but a number of the channels didn't work. WiFi was not very good even with us being parked under the repeater. Little shade. Dusty and windy. Restrooms were nice with private showers. Decent pet area.

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This is a destination RV park where a family can enjoy the many included amenities without ever leaving. If that is your plan, this is a great park and worth the money. If all of those amenities have no interest to you, you will be paying a huge premium staying here. The entrance is long and paved and a security guard checks you in. The registration area is large and staff is friendly. a host takes you to your site. The interior roads are gravel and narrow, made worse by cars parking in the road at the perimeter back in sites. We had a corner spot with a huge paved patio, wrought iron furniture, fire pit and BBQ grill, but no grass. There is a concrete pad large enough to get a big rig situated on it, but the front and back of the site is gravel. The utilities worked fine. WiFi was not great. There were many restrooms and they were very nice with very spacious showers. The lake is nice and you can walk your dog around the half mile perimeter.

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We stayed here two weeks and had a fabulous time. The entrance, especially the second one if coming from Hill City, is very impressive. We were in a very long pull through site in the Line Camp section. Very nice, level, gravel site with a very large grassy patio area with fire ring and picnic table. We looked out over a huge meadow, one of several in this very spacious RV park. The utilities worked good and we were able to get good satellite reception. The Line Camp section has little to no shade. Lower Ranch is much the same and the other sections are much more forested. The pool is beautiful and there is SO much open space. There were two gas pumps but neither worked. Propane was a rip, charged $18.50 for 2.5 gallons. Restrooms were very nice, but only two for the entire RV park so you'll be walking a bit unless you're staying in Base Camp or Upper Ranch. The RV park is on a well and the water was a bit cloudy. They allowed RVer's to park extra vehicles, trailers and ATVs on the grass patio area and on the edges of the meadow, which is a bit unsightly for neighbors. WiFi stunk. Don't let the promise of possible coverage influence your site selection since we couldn't get much better coverage sitting in front of the office.

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Bring your bug spray. Lots of bees and mosquitos at all hours. Nice comfortable RV park. Nearby train blows its horn pretty good around 12:21 a.m. Much of the park is permanently occupied. Lots of trees make satellite reception iffy. No cable. We had a beautiful, long, level end site with a patio side grassy area large enough to hold a concert. The roads and sites are hard pack dirt and recent rain had messed them up a bit but they were good with filling in with gravel and rock. We lost power twice. Really low voltage readings. Not sure if RV park doesn't have enough capacity during peak times. Water pressure was good, not great. We were able to get good satellite reception at our site. Park is nicely maintained, the office area is very nice with lots of flowers and the pool is very inviting. Restrooms are dated but we're fine and clean.

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This review is influenced by the poor weather. It had apparently rained heavily the day before and the roads and sites were a mess. Our site was a mud bog with little streams running through it. We have a big rig and were placed in the B section, which are pull thru sites with no site development at all. Just a dirt spot, a few weeds for grass and a picnic table. Sites are long but fall off on the ends. There are other pull through sites, thinking the A section, that are nicer but shorter and share a patio. The one thing that made this stop good was killer WiFi. Utilities worked fine. Restrooms were clean. No cable.

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We have stayed at 90+ RV parks and never once has it been a State park. Either they couldn't accommodate large rigs, no full hook ups or vault-only toilets had us looking elsewhere. What a totally wonderful surprise. The park is beautiful and the campgrounds are thoughtfully laid out. We stayed in the Plover loop. More open and sunny than the other loops and also a longer walk to the restrooms. The Plover loop sites are carved out of the sides of the road and are long, level, spacious and pull through. The sites are hard pack dirt. Some have views of the lake. The utilities worked great, the water pressure was fine and the satellite reception was prefect. The restrooms are as nice as any private RV park.

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An otherwise lovely stay at a lovely park was ruined when 48 hours after departing we received an email saying they were charging us an additional fee for damage to the site we stayed in. Despite nothing in the regulations against placing a portable satellite dish on the grass, we were penalized for doing so because it yellowed the grass. After a ten day stay and paying over $450 CD, we thought this was petty and unfair. The satellite dish was open and obvious on a corner site and staff had every opportunity to suggest we move it to another location off the grass. With that said, this is a beautiful, well maintained RV park with a lovely setting just off the Bow River. There is a mile long off leash walking/bike path along the Bow River with access from the RV park. Our site, #114, was a wonderful corner site with a large grassy patio area and privacy shrubs. The sites are a bit tight on the driver's side with mature trees making it a little challenging to get slides out. Patio sides are spacious and there is a gravel cutout for toad if need be. Sites are gravel and level. Utilities worked fine. Habitable tents were allowed in addition to RVs at sites and made for overcrowding to neighboring sites. Wide, paved interior roads. No cable, 5 over the air channels and WiFi that worked well except it bumped you off constantly. Restrooms were nice but $2 per five minutes for shower was ridiculous. No highway noise. Close to downtown and shopping.

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Based on ratings and reviews, we we're expecting much and that's what we got, so it was fine for an overnight stay. Staff was friendly. Sites were gravel and mostly level. Utilities were not so good. We had to go under our rig and to the adjacent site and share their pedestal to get 50 amp. Receptacle was a good 3 feet off the ground and horizontal, not vertical, so we had to prop our cord/surge protector on the picnic table to hold the weight. Sewer was accessed under a plywood cover. Water pressure was about 35 psi. No cable or over the air. The shining star was the WiFi: awesome, and what a surprise. The bathroom was old and needs work.