What a wonderful park. We have stayed at least a month the past three years and always hate to leave. The people that run the park are super friendly and helped direct us numerous times to places and things to do. They are right across the street from a great fly shop, very convenient for us. The view is gorgeous as we are sitting in a valley with mountains surrounding us and the Conejos River is only a short walk. You will not want to miss this view and the people there. We are going to be there in July for a month or more. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed a week to fly fish and to visit family. Most available sites for RVs have been sold off and was treated as an outsider. No trespassing signs posted all over campground by the private lot owners. If you bring your grand kids be prepared to have photo ID, birth certificates, foot, and palm prints of them otherwise you will have to do a lot of explaining to local authorities who they are after they play on the campground playground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is a great location and some sites are pull through and easy to access. This is not a good place for a family to stay especially one with kids or grand kids. If you plan on staying here anyway just make sure you mingle with the other campers and the owners or you will be treated very unkind and this could be traumatic. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Peaceful setting, extremely friendly, helpful owners, lots of great day trips nearby. No cell phone service but after a day or so who cares! Excellent WiFi if you feel the need to stay connected. Backs onto national forest so lots of places to walk. River a 10 minute walk away. We will definitely go back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We came from New Mexico expecting to camp in the beautiful forest Colorado. This RV Park has no shade. We were placed in the "for sale" lots and were very disappointed. River is more distance than implied from the Campground, and the river access is a difficult hike. The park owners are very nice. We ended up moving down the street to get more Colorado atmosphere. If some money was invested into this Park for landscaping I would possibly return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is in the prettiest location in the area and could be a top-notch facility. It was, however, crowded, noisy, and there is no privacy. People actually sat under our awning in our lawn chairs while we were at the grocery store! The facility buildings are old and run down, but very clean. The showers are tiny and the shower heads are in need of maintenance. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were making our way from Denver to Tucson and decided to take US 285. This place is a nice little surprise and we will return. It is about 12 miles west of Antonito and was a KOA spot at one time. The owners are friendly and helpful and there were a number of longer term campers there when we visited. The river is about a half mile away across the field behind the park and is a good place to fly fish as far as I can tell. If you want quiet, this is the one for you (also dark - you will rarely see the night sky like you do here when it is clear!). There is a very clean laundry and Wi-Fi service. Be warned: cell phones do not work here but the owners will allow you to make calls on their land line if necessary. The national forest is right up the road toward Charma (the railroad is not running all the way there these days due to a mysterious fire that damaged a trestle on the route). There are pull through sites but they can be a bit tight for larger trailers.
We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We enjoyed three QUIET nights here! The owner was very nice and appreciated our business. First night here, we were one of three rigs. The last night, we had the CG to ourselves. Sites are level, gravel, with small shade trees between each site. All are pull-throughs. A plus: no fire pits between sites so your neighbors could smoke you out! They have spotless baths/showers, miniature golf, rec room, books, videos. We will return!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We loved this campground! It is situated in an incredibly beautiful high valley at an elevation of 8,440 ft. You can walk across Forest Service land about 100 yards, to the lovely Conejos River, which is popular for fishing. The temperatures in the height of the summer are moderate. The new RV sites on the south side, where we stayed, are spacious and have unobstructed views of the forest. We were able to use our roof-top satellite for TV. There is no cable and no antenna TV reception. These great sites are for sale, however, so eventually there may be none available to rent. The older sites are smaller, closer to the road and do not have the great views that the newer ones do. It is very quiet and peaceful at this campground, a perfect place for a long summer stay. However, there is no cell phone reception. You must drive to Antonito, 12 miles away, to be in the range of any cell towers. The wonderful and accommodating owners, allow you to use their landline phone to make calls and to receive emergency calls. Although there is Wi-Fi available in the office/recreation room, it does not reach the sites, which is a major inconvenience. Most of us much prefer working on our computers in the comfort and privacy of our own rigs. The lack of Wi-Fi at the sites and the lack of cell phone reception are the main drawbacks to this otherwise perfect campground, which is why I can’t rate it a '10'. But the scenery is beyond beautiful! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Conejos River RV Park outside of Antonito CO is a very nice area. Roads and pads are all gravel. The one I had was very close to level. Traffic flow was good. Some of the sites have shade. The staff was very friendly. You can walk from the park to the river. The Wi-Fi does not cover the entire park and you may have to go to the office to have a good connection. There are several tables in the office that you can use as desks. They said that in 2009 they were going to improve the Wi-Fi. Office also had a small game room and nice sitting area with magazines and books for swapping. The park was very clean and well maintained. Very quiet while we were there, we would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
An older park. The showers and the bathrooms were pretty clean but are in bad need of updating. The mosquitoes were terrible. There was no access to the river. On the positive side, the sites were nice and there were lots of trees. The people were friendly. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is in a convenient location to ride the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad and also in a good fishing area. The sites are pretty level and the owners are very nice. Not too many 50 amp sites and no amenities other than a free DVD movie exchange. AT&T cell phone service is spotty to say the least, but their Wi-Fi was working very well. The rate shown reflects a AAA discount, which is the only discount they offer. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an older park in Mogote. Roads/sites are dirt/gravel. Level with good spacing between. Power and water were good, cell (AT&T) was too weak to use. Owner has a cell booster in club house you can use which works well. WiFi was good, campground is clean with some grass. Mosquitoes were very bad, the owner was spraying. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a one-night stop for us. The hosts were friendly. The campground was not completely full. We had a nice 50amp campsite where the hookups were just fine and the rates were very reasonable (AAA). It was in a peaceful area. I could see hanging out here for awhile and using this as a base camp to explore the area. It was not fancy but it was our type of campground since we don't use the pool and others amenities such as this. We were invited to take part in a potluck but there was no pressure. It was just a really nice friendly little campground with nice folks. We would recommend it to others. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sites are in a meadow with dirt roads, so when the wind blew it could be very dusty. Some sites were shaded with big trees. Some sites were close together. No TV, we used our satellite dish. We camped in a 5th wheel while friends stayed in a cabin. The cabin was very clean, well stocked, and had Direct TV. A good location if you want to ride the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad out of Antonito. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We enjoyed our week-long stay at this campground because of the natural setting, large trees around the exterior and grassy meadow in the center. The ambiance was rustic and pleasant. It was almost the end of the season so we had the place almost to ourselves. The owners were very pleasant and helpful. The free WiFi was good for several days but then was down for more than a day. The facilities could use some updating, i.e. adding more pull-throughs, 50 amp hookups, cable TV, and updated restrooms, showers and laundry. Potholes in the entrance driveway should have been filled. Overall, however, our stay was quite enjoyable. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
For us this was a great campground. I stress campground and not RV Park, as it has no pool, limited playground equipment and no cable. However it is quiet, grassed and treed, satellite friendly and has excellent WiFi. The owners are very nice. We have thought of spending a month or two here in the future. It is 5 miles away from the station for the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad. It is a good jumping off point for many destinations in southern CO and northern NM. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A FAMILY FAVORITE! We stay at Ponderosa almost every year for the past 4 years, in both tent and pop up. We love the people here, the river, the fishing, EVERYTHING. For the fourth of July they have a bunch of activities including a fund-raiser rubber duck race down the river. We would like to keep it our secret, but they deserve all the attention and the success in the world! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is awesome. We moved from another campground down the road and were so happy here. Most of the sites are covered by pine trees. There are some awesome riverfront sites that are so beautiful. Some other reviewers complained about bugs, but we did not encounter them at all. Host and hostess are great: he wants everyone to have a good time and catch fish. The fishing at the campground is pretty good and for a ways up and down the Conejos River. After a distance, it is fly only. We were discouraged that there is no sewer, just a honey wagon, but it worked out just fine. My in-laws stayed in one of the cabins, they are pretty primitive, but do have a full fridge, full oven, and microwave. No sofa/couch, just table and chairs made it a little hard to relax. We will definitely return to this campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We absolutely loved this campground! The owners are very nice and accommodating. Jack knows all about fishing in the area and was very helpful. The sites are dirt with some gravel and it rained the time we were there, but it was not very muddy. We did get excellent Wi-Fi reception from our site, which was close to the antennae. There was no TV service without a satellite, but it is so beautiful there, who needs TV? The scenery is spectacular and the weather a welcome relief from the Texas heat-it was high 60's or low 70's during the day and 40's at night. We loved this campground so much, we made reservations for 2010, but there were very few dates available from which to choose and almost no choice of campsites. Jack said they stay booked over a year in advance and I can certainly see why. If you are lucky enough to score a reservation, you will not regret it. We did not stay in the cabins, but I understand they are nice as well. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a small private campground on the Conejos River in the southern most area of Colorado. The owners are excellent and are experts in placing you in tight spots. The river sites offer a beautiful setting for relaxing for a few days. The river is stocked on a regular basis and you can fish right off the back of your site. This is a popular, rustic campground, that is well run. The non river sites are tight but people do not seem to mind. There is a honey wagon that will come around upon request. The first time is free and each addition visit is $7. Jack and Cathy, the owners, have a loyal following of campers that often stay for the summer and some into fall. There is a relaxed family atmosphere here. We have been here twice in the past two years and will go again when we need our mountain fix. Reservations are difficult to obtain because of the return campers. So repeated calls may be necessary. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a beautiful campground. Not as much private space as we like, but a very nice campground. We stopped without a reservation and we were lucky to be able to spend one night. There was a nice walking area to walk our dog and we had a picnic table for cooking out and enjoying the evening. We would definitely go back and make reservations to get a spot right on the river next time. There are lots of bugs, so you need to dress appropriately and have a supply of bug spray. Friendly owners, doing a great job. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Absolutely gorgeous location for a campground. Our front window looked out on the Conejos River. It was a little tight driving through the park, but the owner directed us into our site. He was very friendly and helpful. Even though we were only there for one night, we would like to return for a longer stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The scenery and atmosphere in this campground is without equal. It can be a bit tight maneuvering, but I have seen several large Class A's and even a 40' 5th wheel so anyone can fit. There is excellent trout fishing on site or one can drive in any direction and be on a stream or high country lake within minutes. The hosts are among the best in the business. They will know you by your first name in no time. Lots of repeat customers in this place. No live ins but a few who stay a month. Ponderosa is only open from May 1 to Oct. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Have stayed in this campground for over 20 years. It can be a bit tight on manuevering, but the staff will be happy to help on parking. They are continually making improvements on the RV sites. No sewer hookups, but you get one free dump by the staff with a portable dump station each week. Extremely friendly staff and they have been working on this campground for several years. Each year one can see more improvements. The setting is beautiful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.