IMHO, as state parks go, this is one of the best. Excepting for some resort things like a pool, it rivals any commercial CG that I have used. You are not in the woods communing with the squirrels, but rather in a park that has nice asphalt access roads, with large, concrete, level sites that have plenty of elbow room from your RV neighbor. The utilities are excellent, the staff is friendly and professional, and the bath houses are nice. The FHU utilities are very good. There is no WiFi but Verizon 4G cell service was good. OTA TV channels numbered about a dozen. The park is in a location that overlooks Colorado Springs. The back-in sites that are along the rim of the CG afford the best view. This is not really a destination park, but rather a very comfortable place to stage out of when doing the tourist thing in the city. I am stingy with my higher ratings, but this is easily a 10 rating and that is validated by how hard it is to get into this park. It took me three weeks of daily checking for a site cancellation until I got a site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A beautiful newer state park just south of Colorado Springs. High above the city with sparkling city lights at night and mountain views during the day. Easy access off Hwy 115. Clean facilities. Spent 4 nights here in a 40 ft rig. Full hookups are perfectly located. Lots of bike and hiking trails. Will definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects camping fee and daily entrance fee. Very nice, relatively new, state park. Facilities work as expected. Great views over Colorado Springs. Sites very comfortably spaced, easy big rig maneuvering. Web site seems to describe each site well. Surprisingly, the restrooms were clean enough but not maintained daily. Trash seemed to remain for the full week we were there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice state park. All RV sites have 50 amp power, water and sewer which is great. Camper Services building does not open until April 15th, so the laundry, store, etc. were not open during our stay. Good hiking trails and a nice visitor center. Our only complaint is that the pull-throughs (at least in Swift Puma Loop) are not usable for many rigs, including our 33' fifth wheel. We tried to use one, but they are too narrow, and the curve too tight to be able to get our rig in. I was as far over as I could be (tow vehicle tires against the tire stops)but the trailer tires would have dropped into the deep sewer pit that each site has. This would have damaged our trailer and we had to back out of the site. We noted that all other fifth wheel trailers were using back-in sites. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park is clean and well kept. Anytime you camp in a Colorado State Park there is a $7.00 car charge on top of the per night rate. They do have an annual car pass for $70.00 per year. Therefore my camping rate really was $31.00 per night. This park is new but has just a couple of sites that will hold a 40' rig. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful state park. All trailer sites have full hookups. No water or sewer available when we were there in March. Also, showers were closed as was the office at 2pm. No mention on the park signs what the fees are when there are no services except electric. I am sure this park is booked continuously during peak season. The facilities we were able to view looked new. Close to Colo Springs. This would be a destination park if interested in staying in Colo Springs for a while. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Wow! One of the best campgrounds (state, federal, and private) I've been to. This is a 50A full hookup park with Cheyenne Mountain above you and Colorado Springs below. Stellar views. There are plenty of hiking trails and access to modern conveniences in nearby Colorado Springs. However, once in a while the quiet would be broken by artillery practice at nearby Fort Carson. The nightly rate of $45 =$29/night + Colorado day pass. So if you're planning on camping in a lot of state parks in pays to buy a annual pass. We had good Verizon 4G LTE service. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Oh man, what a beautiful campground! Colorado obviously takes their state parks very seriously. Most sites were quite spacious and have great views of the mountain and/or the town. The entire park is very clean and well staffed. Maybe we got lucky, but it was also very quiet. We can't wait to come back here again someday. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was our 6th time staying at here and it is always a great place to camp! Wide variety of sites to stay in, but there really isn't a bad spot in the park. We were in site #36, a back-in with fantastic views of the city. Hookups worked great with excellent water pressure. The park is only minutes away from major attractions like the zoo and Seven Falls. The only reason it got a 9 was no WiFi and several sites have a steep angle backing in. Not a huge deal, just unhook your WD bars before backing in! We will be back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is by far one of the best campgrounds we've ever camped in. It is a rare find for a state park to have water hook-up, sewer, and a laundry facility. This is a new park and it is absolutely the cleanest park we have ever been in. There are several hiking trails for all levels of difficulty. There are several prairie dogs waiting for your arrival! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The best RV park we have ever stayed in. The only complaint that I have is that they only allow a 2 week stay every 45 days. Beautiful views from every direction. Facilities are immaculate. Even if you don't camp here, the hiking trails are worth a visit. Well marked and well maintained. We hiked as many of the 20 miles worth of trails as our bodies would allow. We even came back while camping at a different park just to hike there. We will come back here as often as we can. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is one of the nicest state run parks I think we have ever been to. While we did not get to stay, due to waiting too long to book, let me tell you about what we found when we drove out to look at the place with our traveling friends. The state of Colorado has done a great job with this park. All the parking sites are terraced which means you get great views in all directions, and I don't think there's a bad site there. The amenities are fantastic with clean and well maintained restrooms and shower facilities. The sites themselves are clean, maintained, and manicured. I liked that each site has a fire ring, and you can have a fire in the evening. The staff is attentive, seemed friendly, and professional. Above all they go out of their way to make the whole experience painless and enjoyable. While they were sympathetic to our plight, they made us feel good about trying next year. We noticed the activities boards around the park offering day and evening classes in everything from studying prairie dogs to star gazing and night sky activities. If you have not already, you will have to buy a $70 dollar seasonal pass to the park, good at all Colorado State Parks as well, and then pay the nightly fee of $7/day. No big deal and the $70 bucks is paid off pretty fast if you stay the 2 week limit. Speaking of time limits, it's 14 days in a 45 day stretch. So, stay 14 days then leave for 30 days before you can come back. The park is so popular with the good folks of Colorado and other states that you need to book early through their website "reserveamerica.com." We sure were bummed we could not stay this trip, but we hope to come back and stay for 14 days in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price reflects daily rate plus $7/day required Colorado Parks pass - if you do not possess the seasonal pass available for $70/year. If you must have shade trees, you may not be happy here. But the western sky is shaded by the mountain by late afternoon. Sites are large, nicely spaced, concrete and asphalt with full hook-ups and picnic and tent areas. There are miles of bike and walking trails. Dogs are allowed in the park but prohibited from walking on the trails. Big rigs towing, don't miss the small sign to keep left at the roundabout near the entrance. Upon our departure we were forced to turn right on Highway 115 due to an event at the military base and drove several miles out of our way before finding a suitable place to turn around. We would most definitely stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Awesome, awesome park. The best park we have stayed in within the last six months of our travels. Clean, clean, clean. Big site that brings you back to nature. Lots of trails, and beautiful views. Rangers we deal with or talked to, and there was several, were all first class, friendly, informative and very, very helpful. If we were to give an award for the best park and best staff, this park would win hands down, no question. Stayed four nights. We will be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The nightly rate is $24 with an additional $7 per night fee for the RV. The park is VERY nice. It overlooks Colorado Springs as it sits part way up the mountain and is easily accessible to town and to Camping World. Nice facilities, nice staff, nice pull-through spots. It was windy when we were here and we had to bring in the slide out, but we were in the midst of a blizzard warning that fortunately never materialized! Very nice state park! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Book ahead. State Park. Newer, well planned, well staffed. Breathtaking views, close to Colorado Springs. Did hear some "booms" from the base one night. Does get very windy at times. Private sites, fun trails to hike. This was at the top of our list of best parks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful park with full hook-ups! Nice pull-through sites with no close neighbors and great views. It does get windy though because of the location. We only stayed 2 nights but would return again for a longer stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Big Rig Friendly! Every RV site has full hook ups! We stayed in site 16, back in site with level cement pad. Views - down the mountain we could see Colorado Spring, looking up we saw the lights to the opening of North American Aerospace Defense Command - NORAD. The employees that we meet were all kind, considerate and very helpful. Roads are all paved. Public rest rooms and laundry were spotless. Walking trails were every where. We brought our pedal bikes, but the hills were too steep for us. Special care on your awnings and patio mats, the wind will come and go, sometimes very strong. We placed the large rocks we found at our camp sites on the corners of our mats, but the wind still picked the mat up and blew. If you do not have wind sensors on awnings (we do) you might take your awnings in when you leave the campground. We highly recommend this campground and we will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a quiet, lovely state park that is currently under-utilized. The sites are well laid out and most of them are very private. The wind, when it blows, tends to howl through here as you are fairly unprotected up on the ridge. The only disappointment is that, in addition to the camping fee, you must purchase a daily park pass for $7 per day. In most other state parks the campground fees are all-inclusive, so this was a bit of a surprise. Rate shown includes the daily fee as well as the reservation fee. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is one of Colorado's best state parks when it comes to facilities. Roads are well paved, full hookups available, and clean bathrooms and showers. Campfire rings are well built with a water hydrant close by to help put out campfires. The park is located about 500 feet above the city providing a wonderful view during the day and night. There are numerous trails throughout the park suitable for hiking and biking. I cannot wait to come again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
About 500 to 1000 feet above Colorado Springs and Fort Carson gives a great view of the area. Hiking/biking trails of mixed difficulties and very well maintained. One of the nicest state parks we been to. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very unique views from this campground. Overlooking the city in one direction and beautiful mountain views behind you. Nice level concrete pads with all hook-ups in the proper places. Good spacing between sites. As all other have said; This is a very, very nice state park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground was very clean; the playgrounds were well maintained as were the walking trails. The sites were very level and spacious and not sitting on top of each other. The hosts were helpful and very polite. You do hear TAPS being played in the mornings and evenings since Fort Carson is only about 2 miles away, but it is faint and you only hear it if you're sitting outside your rig. This is a great campground and a great destination for vacation. The only negative is the daily park pass that is not included in the campground price, and I think it was $7.50 a day. I thought that was steep. Be sure to book ahead as this campground books quickly in the summer. I made my reservation in January and at that time they only had 2 spots left. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice place to spend a couple of days. Our pull through site was level and spacious. It was very easy to get in and out of the park. There was plenty of room to put out our one slide. The playground area was nice for the kids. We were in Gobbler Grove and had a nice view of the town and mountain. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Outstanding campground. Beautiful views. Great trails. Full hookups. Extremely attentive staff and rangers. Loops are designed for slot privacy and views. This place is top notch. No wonder getting a reservation was so difficult. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great campground with beautiful views, very quiet. Large pull through sites or back in, level. Tent pads and fire rings are best we've seen. Staff very friendly. Restrooms, showers and laundry are spotless. Great place for single track mountain biking. 3G service with AT&T on our cell. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of the best State Parks we have ever seen. We stayed in a pull through site on the upper loop. It had a million dollar unobstructed view of the valley. The park is in the shadow of Cheyenne Mountain. (The Norad Site). The only drawback for the Park is that the State charges you an extra $7 per day park usage fee in addition to the camping fee. Your tow vehicle is free, but make sure that is it towed in, or else they will charge you the $7 for it also. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was one of the best parks we have stayed in. The sites are large and not just a parking lot like some we saw. The bathrooms and laundry were very clean. Would stay here again and highly recommend. I would also recommend to make reservations since they fill up fast. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Excellent state park! Great views, good location for visiting area attractions. We stay here every year since it opened and we will be back. The only drawback this year, was somewhat low water pressure at our site. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Paid $88.00 for 3 nights plus $21.00 for 3 day state park passes. All things considered, it is well worth the overall cost. The facility and sites are layer out to take advantage of the spectacular views in all directions.. All sites and roads are paved and concrete. All sites are level with plenty of room between sites. The showers (coin operated) and restrooms are large, very clean and well maintained. This is by all means one of the best RV parks I have stayed at. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent state park close to Colorado Springs attractions. I stayed in a overflow campsite area for a week as did not have reservations. The site was level and the view was great. Good bike trails, but pets are not allowed on the trails (otherwise would rate this park a 10). The staff was friendly and the camping sites were well maintained. Highly recommend this campground! We camped here in a Motorhome.
As others have stated, nice sites with phenomenal views. Site was level and the staff was friendly. As another comment stated, the only real complaint was the $7 per day "use fee" added on top of the site fee. There is also a $10 fee to book online through the company who is apparently handling this service. So, what is a reasonable $26 per day fee advertised on their website for a pull through spot becomes an excessive $35 per day fee for W/E/S hook ups with no other amenities. So, while the sites were very good, I will check out staying at some other location if we return to Colorado Springs. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is our third stay here and it is just awesome! The park is beginning to mature a bit, so there is some shade starting to appear, but it depends on your site location. All sites are great and I don't believe there is a bad one in the lot! We were in site #7 that overlooks the campground and our views were outstanding! All hookups were good and site had good water pressure. No wifi in the area, unfortunately. Overall this is a great spot for day trips to the zoo, 7 Falls or the many other attractions in the area. Bring a hummingbird feeder! Fun! We WILL be back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here with 2 of our grandkids in June, 2010, for 5 nights. This is a fantastic park. The camping fee includes a $6/day park entry fee. The kids loved the area--lots of wildlife, nice views. This is a great location for visiting all the tourist areas in & around Colorado Springs. You'll probably need reservations to secure a site during prime vacation time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Awesome GC with a beautiful view of the city below and the mountains above. The sites are level with concrete and gravel pads for tents and picnic tables. This was a great location for all our day trips, south to Royal Gorge North to Pikes Peek. Only complaint once you arrive you have to buy a $7 per day car pass that's not mentioned when you make your reservation online. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful park, new and clean. Unfortunately, it's against the rules to walk your dog on the trails, of which there are many. So, to follow the rules you basically have to walk your dog on the roads. Also, there are not many trees that shade the sites. If not for those two reasons, I would have given it a 9 or 10. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Great spot to camp! Beautiful views of Colorado Springs, lots of wildlife (we saw prairie dogs, turkeys, and lots of birds) and really clean facilities. This is one nice spot! The site fee is $26 but there's an additional $7 parking fee on top of that, so it's actually $33 per night. Reservations couldn't be made the same day (guess you have to reserve 3 or more days ahead) but we didn't have a problem finding a spot. We stayed during the week though, leaving on a Friday, and it was already filling up with reservations when we left, so I would recommend planning ahead! We lucked out. Showers are coin op, 50 cents for 4 minutes I believe it was, so make sure you have quarters. Bathrooms were clean. Sites are close enough together to be convenient for families, groups, etc. but far enough apart for privacy and reduced noise. Each loop of sites has a community area with a BBQ, table, etc. which was a really neat touch. Staff is a little sparse, however we were also there in an off-peak time, plus you're in a park, not an RV resort. We would definitely stay here again! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is beautiful. Overlooking the city with Pike's Peak behind you is spectacular. Sites are paved and level. Large patios and fire pits. Hiking trails and even a laundry. Deer passing by your rig in the morning. Close to everything in The Springs. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Spectacular! Some sites have incredible views overlooking Colorado Springs and the plains beyond. Wild turkeys strolled through our site every day. All sites are full hookups unfortunately the dump was too far back for us to use. No biggie. We simply stopped at a vacant pull through on our way out. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A very clean, pristine State Park with wonderful facilities. My wife and I go there a couple of times a year to get away from the hectic city life of Colorado Springs. It is a worthwhile experience for both a short stay while passing through the area or a few days for getting away. I highly recommend this State Park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
You simply cannot find a better place to camp in Colorado Springs. It's in a good location for visiting the city, but totally quiet and peaceful. The view of the city lights at night is pretty. The campsites are well spaced apart and quite level. We walked one of the trails which was well marked and easy to navigate. There isn't any shade, but the weather cools off nicely at night. We've stayed at a couple other campgrounds in Colo Springs and this is by far the best. No pool, of course, this is a state park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here for 3 days. The Park overlooks Fort Collins Army Base and Colorado Springs. Sites were asphalt and level, hookups were very good with great water pressure and good electric service. Each site had a firepit, table and tent site. Laundry and showers were immaculate. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had deer in the evening and wild turkeys in the morning by our rig. This was a great place to return after a day of sightseeing to relax away from the city. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Without a doubt, one of the nicest campgrounds in the state park system! We were amazed by how quiet it was given it's proximity to Ft. Carson. The entire campground is spotless! The only reason it didn't get a 10 was the sites were not completely level and there is a goofy incline where you back down into your site, we had site #27. It made unhitching/hitching a little more tricky. All the hookups work great and there was great water pressure. We did wonder about the half dozen sites that were roped off and not in use for some unknown reason. The entry gate said "campground full" but these sites were never occupied. Broken? The campground hosts were excellent and were very pet-friendly. We will be back! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park may be the closest thing going to Fort Wilderness at Walt Disney World, except there is no theme park. Sites, hookups, bathrooms: everything was spotless. It was almost too perfect. But, alas, there are problems. The park is extremely popular, and the Colorado State Park reservation system is about the nuttiest, most tourist discouraging system invented. You cannot reserve less than three nights ahead. There is a $10 fee to reserve. (And, there is a $6 fee if you cancel.) Anything else, you must do walk in. But, you can only walk in if: A.) You pay the state park fee; B.) You go to the office and see if a site is available; C.) If you are lucky, you can reserve for as long as that site if not reserved. But, if you have to change sites, you will not be able to reserve online OR reserve at the park until the day on the calendar of change has arrived. I needed an attorney and a flow chart to figure it all out. Bottom line: reserve ahead of time, or take your chances. By the way, the wildlife at this park is outstanding. Bears do show up, but don't let that discourage you. The bird life was incredible. We would return here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
What a fantastic park. We loved the views and wildlife. As you enter the park there were prairie dogs in abundance with their young running around everywhere along the sides of the road. We saw deer, wild turkey (mom, dad, and six babies) Beautiful areas for picnics, along with many hiking trails. If you are an early riser you can hear Reveille in the morning from Fort Carson, and then you hear Taps at night - what a treat. The Park Rangers and park employees were cheerful and very helpful. We would definitely recommend this park and would love to stay here again in our travels. Three day in advance reservations are required for a reserved space; however, we just showed up and lucked out on an empty spot that is on a first come basis. Also, we had a space big enough for our 43' Rv, with a tow. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I can not say enough great things about this park. Finally a state park that can handle a big rig and with full hook ups! We enjoyed the view from the Raptor Glen area during the day and at night. Every evening at 10pm we could hear Taps being played from Ft. Carson. The hiking trails are well marked. We saw deer, wild turkeys and lots of prairie dogs. We would definitely stay here again and again. The only bad thing is that you can only stay 14 days at a time! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What a fantastic State Park. Yes, it's pricy, especially when you add on the additional day use fees they charge (which can be lowered by purchasing a year round pass.) The turn off from Colorado State Highway 115 onto the park access road is a little tight, but after that it's easy going. Our Verizon cell phone and aircard worked and we had no problem with the roof mounted satellite dish. There is lots to do in and around the area, or you can just hang out in the park which has over 20 miles of hiking trails! Just watch out for the bears!! You will be warned about them and given directions on how to store your food, etc., when you arrive. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is by far the nicest park in the area and one of the best I have ever stayed in! Walking trails are easily accessed and clearly marked throughout the park. Deer, turkey and prairie dogs were seen daily. The views from many of the sites are incredible. When booking online they provide a photo of the site so that you can see the view you want. We stayed in Gobbler Grove #15 and could not have been happier. Sites on either side of us had equally impressive views. Bathrooms were kept clean by a constantly patrolling pair of maintenance men. Rangers drive through the area at regular intervals. As long as your permits are clearly shown you should not have any problems. We found the Rangers to always be friendly and helpful. The RV area is at the top of the park so you do have a fairly steep pull to the sites. Our site was level and well maintained. Road noise was nonexistent; the only noise you may hear comes from Fort Carson at the foot of the mountain. Reveille at 6:30 and Taps around 10 could occasionally be heard. Helicopters are regularly patrolling the base and distant bomb runs could be heard, curious but never loud. In an area with numerous choices for you to select from, many of them toward the center of town, we found that Cheyenne Mountain State Park was by far the finest and well worth the additional few minutes it might take to get to your destinations. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We absolutely love this place since moving to Colorado 2 years ago. We camp here 3-4 times during the season. Word of warning though, you can get some pretty vicious winds in the spring. There are tons of walking trails and you feel like you're in the middle of nowhere, but you're only just outside of the Springs. Another note of caution when entering off of Hwy 119 with your rig: turn wide at the road to the park entrance when coming in from town. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park. Paved pads and roads. Hookups were solid. Good valley views. They do not allow dogs on the trails. No wi-fi. No pool, hot tub or other amenities. Looks like the nicest park in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great place to camp. Sites are level and secluded with fire pits. Playgrounds are new. Scenic views front and back with the mountains to your back and the city to your front. They have a mountain bike path all through the park which is really cool. This is a really great park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If this is the campsite to compare all others too then everyone else will lose. Imagine eating dinner after sunset from your table by the bay window overlooking the Fort Carson and Southern Colorado Springs area. A million dollar view for $22 plus parking! Cheyenne Mt Park is located adjacent to the infamous NORAD base inside the mountain and across the street from Fort Carson Army Base; bringing home the current war efforts when the bugles played over loud speakers to mourn the loss of our soldiers. Deer, wild turkeys, coyotes, rattle snakes, bears, and birds all were seen or left noticeable tracks. World class hiking and biking trails inside the park (trails leaving from the camping loops). Incredible views, amazing sunrises and sunsets, clouds, fog, warmth and freezing ice all greeted us during our 10 days in October. Frankly, the state of Colorado is going to put any neighboring RV parks out of business with this park. Items of note: the rangers are a bit annoying as they make regular rounds to check parking and camping permits (3-4 times per day we had to display this info); Verizon gets a signal but you do receive heavy interference from the military infrastructure surrounding you; you are 500ft above the city so the weather is colder and a bit more variable; the park is not yet on GPS maps so print directions from their website before rolling out; and you will not want to leave and may stake out permanent residence at the park. Don't hesitate staying here if you are heading towards Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak, Manitou Springs, or Fort Carson. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Simply beautiful! Although there is not much shade, the scenery is breathtaking! To the east, you have an awesome view of the city. It's very spectacular at night! To the west is the imposing Cheyenne Mountain. I can't find a bad site in the lot. Although some are better than others, it's totally preference. The only small gripe I had was the entrance to some sites had a steep to moderate slope. A tip: unhook your spring bars before backing into one of these sloped sites. Other than that, this place is great! Close enough to the Springs to use as a base of operations to see the sights! We will be back again! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Cheyenne Mountain State Park is the example all other states should follow. All of the Colorado State Parks are well done, but Cheyenne Mountain tops them all. The campground is opened late in 2008 so all the buildings and amenities are brand new. To the east all of eastern Colorado is at your feet. To the west Cheyenne Mountain overlooks the campground. It's a bit of an up hill drive to get to the CG but nothing to worry about. The sites are all large and afford almost total privacy. Note that some of the 51 sites have a sloping driveway to enter the site and some bigger rigs may scrape their hitch upon entering. Full electric, sewer and water at every site. Make reservations early because as more and more people get wind of this place it will be very hard to get into. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The only way to describe this campground: "If this isn't paradise it close enough for me." Large, private spaces so far from your neighbor that you think the place is yours alone. This is indeed the "Crown Jewel" of the Colorado State Park system. If you don't reserve a very long way ahead you will only get a night or two before you must move. A Colorado State Park permit is required so factor that in your budget. We will return here again..and again..and again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Simply wonderful. One of the best parks we have ever been in! We were in the Raptor Glen loop on site #9 and had unrestricted view of the city. Everything one could want, except internet and cable TV. They do charge a daily entry fee over the daily site rate. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Look at my other park reviews. This is by far the NICEST campground we have ever visited – bar none!! If you want me to be picky, the water spigot dripped. Other than that, this park is about as perfect as they come. I just wish the state parks where I lived were this nice. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped in a 45 foot motor home. For a state park, this park rates at the top of the list. The campground opened within the last 16 months. There are paved interior roads and sites. All sites are 50 amp, full hookup. The website gives complete description of each site including a picture. Pay attention to the website, because different sites accommodate various length RVs. Some sites have a steep include to access a level pad. If your rig doesn't have much clearance, beware of the incline. Each camp site has 2 water hydrants, picnic table, fire ring, & approximately 10 foot by 10 foot gravel area for a dining fly with tie downs. The campground even has a camp store like a private park.There are miles of trails lead from each loop of the campground. There are ranger activities. The only thing holding this campground back from a perfect 10 for a state campground is lack of shade for those who want it. The entrance is located across the street from Fort Carson Gate 1 (main gate) on E. J L Heights Rd. The Right turn off Colorado 115 is tricky because of the curbing. Be careful. Proceed through round-about 1/2 mile to Entry Station. There is a fee of $6 per motorized vehicle unless you have an annual pass. Now drive approximately 1 mile to the Camper Services building to pay for the campsite fee unless you made paid reservation via the website. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a wonderful RV park. First of all, it is well designed providing well spaced both back-in and pull through spots. Each site is full hook up, 50 amp. There are great views of Cheyenne Mountain and Colorado Springs from all sites - the night lights view of Colorado Springs is great. Facilities are first class and spotless. Trails are well marked, varying lengths and a variety of woods and grasslands. The only downside is no WiFi - which is not uncommon for a state park; but could be added at the Visitor Center. This is one of the nicest places we have stayed, would stay again and highly recommend it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was our first visit to Cheyenne Mountain and we think it is an excellent campground. We loved our site--large, private, great views. The campground is quiet and has great trails for hiking and biking. The laundry was clean and reasonably priced. The restrooms were clean, spacious and very nice. We will definitely return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This camping area opened this year (2009). This is a typical Colorado State Park. Big sites, camp sites are not cramped side by side. I would have given it a 10 but there were no shelters over the picnic tables. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
As others have commented, this is a new campground with paved sites. Electrical is 50 amp and the sewer connection is in a recessed concrete area. The CG is very well designed and maintained. There are over 20 miles of well maintained trails that are suitable for hiking or mountain bikes. The bathrooms and showers (pay) are immaculate. The design of the back-in sites is like the spokes of a wheel, so you have good separation from your neighbors. A couple of the back-in sites have a fairly steep ramp section, so be sure to check this on the web site if this will be a problem for you. The trees are mostly small scrub oak and don't provide shade, so this CG could be hot in the core summer months. The only TV reception is over-the-air, but the Colorado Springs TV stations all have their antennas on Cheyenne Mountain, which is right next to the CG. There is no WiFi, even at the visitor's center, so you have to drive a few miles into Colorado Springs to a coffee shop. We will definitely stay here again when we are in this area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice, new campground with well kept trails and facilities. The park staff does a great job setting and moving around geo-caches for the kids; you can rent a GPS and get the latest coordinates at the visitors center. The grounds are very pretty, but you aren't completely in the wilderness with Co Springs down the hill and a housing development up and to the north. The playgrounds are only for kids up to age 5, so don't expect to amuse your older kids there. There is a 6 or 7 dollar daily fee for your car in addition to the nightly camping fee if you don't have an annual pass, and a motorhome with a toad may have to pay for the second car as well. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a new state park and all facilities reflect it. All the RV sites are level concrete pads with asphalt drives and roads. Each site has a picnic table, fire pit and tent pad. The camper services building includes a camp store. Views of the city at night are incredible. This is a great park to use as a base to see the sites in Colorado Springs. It is also a great park for local campers to use as a "shake down" trip in the spring or a final trip in the fall. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
My faithful co-pilot and I made a field trip today to Colorado Springs and to this new campground that has opened inside Cheyenne Mountain State Park. These are our impressions. The campground has several different areas. "Raptor Glenn Campground" is 10 sites on a hill with great views of the city. "Gobbler Grove Campground" is 7 sites in a shallow hollow which are more private and wooded. "Swift Puma Campground" is 21 RV sites and 6 tent sites, located in an open area on a hill also with great city views. "The Meadow - Group Campground" is 13 RV sites and 4 tent sites in an open field meadow with group picnic sites connected to the individual campsites. There are numerous fire rings and tables. This campground is so spanking new, I think no one has camped here yet! It was completely empty except for some maintenance crews roaming about. We had the place to ourselves. It's situated on a gradual hillside next to Cheyenne Mountain itself. All new buildings/showers and lots of good signs. All the roads are well paved and the sites are concrete pads. There are 51 total RV sites: 14 pull-throughs, 37 back-ins and 10 walk-in tent sites. All RV sites have water, electric (30 and 50AMP), and sewer. This includes the group camp area. The group area also has supplemental water spigots in addition to the ones at the sites. There are heavy tables and fire rings with covers at all sites. While most sites are back in, they all appear able to handle at least 35 ft rigs. The turnabouts are wide and I would feel comfortable turning my TT around. The initial climb from the entrance gate to the campgrounds, is a little steep, about 10% in spots, but the roads are wide and well-constructed. The State Park is obviously a work in progress and you can see where more sites are planned. Overall this is a smaller campground, but a welcome addition to the area. Hope everyone finds this information useful. We did! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Gave it a 2 as a gift that utilities worked. We knew about no restrooms or laundry before calling, but management spoke with me before hand and verified wifi and cable. The wifi had been out two weeks and the cable, maybe much longer. Shame on the owner for purporting services they know do not exist. One dumpster for entire campground, btw. One. We stayed one night and moved to Garden of the Gods. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice place to stay. We've stayed here several times while passing through the Springs and will stay here next time as well. There are a lot of permanent/semi-permanent residents but that doesn't make this a bad place. The place is well-kept, quiet and friendly. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Closest campground to downtown Colorado Springs. Clean and well maintained with most sites having a great view of the city, as the campground is on a bluff overlooking the city. The turn into the access road to the park (Garner Street) is a little dicey due to the offset construction (turn wide if possible, otherwise you're going to ride up over a curb). Most sites are large and can handle anything a big rig could need, along with tow vehicles and extra cars. Some sites appear to be owned and occupied by long-term residents, but it is completely acceptable in the surroundings. This wouldn't be a park for the family on a vacation to see the sights of Colorado Springs, but more of a week or monthly rate stay for self-contained rigs only (no showers/bath house). Laundry room is only 1 or 2 home-type machines and we never used them. You can be downtown in minutes and enjoy the restaurants and businesses there or turn the other way and be in the mountains in about 10 minutes. All in all a good stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A resort this is not, but it does have some positives. It has easy access, good water and electric, a good location to visit Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods. Cable didn’t work and Wi-Fi was slow. The majority of sites are permanent with lots of cargo trailers and sheds beside the units. Some sites appear to have years of rubbish outside and under the unit. No bathhouse. Bottom line this is a very trashy, shabby campground and way overpriced. Would not stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have been fulltime RVers for 5 years and during this period of time we have stayed in hundreds of parks. Before reserving our site at the Foot of the Rockies RV Resort we read the reviews of all the area parks, we then visited their web sites and were quickly convinced that this park would suit our needs the best and was the most reasonably priced. Most of the older parks around can not accommodate big rigs like ours. On arrival we found the owners to be very outgoing and friendly. Our site was very spacious and level and although all of the sites are back-in we found them to have very easy access without the hassle of having to dodge large boulders or trees which are common out West. Many of the sites are terraced and have a nice view of The Garden of the Gods and the downtown skyline. This park is located on a dead end street with very little traffic (or road noise), making it fairly secure. It is also safe from flash flooding and wild fires due to its elevation and lack of trees. We enjoyed the conveniences of goods and services of every kind within minutes. There are a few contractors with equipment as well as a few military personnel who call this park home but all in all it is a quiet park without rowdy behavior. Their Wi-Fi speed is great, the water pressure is satisfactory and our EMS showed the electrical service to be robust and properly designed. The park's paved road does have a few bad spots due to all the recent rains but we were told that this issue was currently being addressed. The grounds are reasonably kept. Our rate was based on a monthly rate and we would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park continues to degrade each time we visit it. Mostly working contractors with lots of trucks and equipment. Road is getting very bad, weeds everywhere, sites lack enough gravel. We probably won't stay here again. The road traffic getting onto the street where the park is located is horrendous. The park is convenient for touring the area, view of downtown is great, and the office staff are great, however can't say much else good about it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First, the positives. The staff is friendly. It's convenient to downtown Colorado Springs, and all its tourist attractions like Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods. The services work at least as well as average. My site is level, and there was plenty of swing room to get my 40' coach backed in. Now, the bad. You just need to know what you're getting. Yes, there are lovely views of the mountains, but there are from everywhere in this town, so this is a moot point. It's the view at eye level that is far less than appealing. I'm parked next to no less than a half dozen cargo trailers stuffed in and around the next 3 sites. It's completely gravel with no landscaping whatsoever. It looks like a work camp, not a campground. Lots of permanent trailer park types with their years of collected junk all around their sites. Send me a personal message if you want to see the photo. The rate reflects two nights we got at PPA. We paid double that on the weekend. I probably wouldn't stay here again; it's just too depressing looking. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We chose this because we needed a stop in Colorado Springs. We knew the Springs would be expensive, so we chose this for "easy on/easy off" and because they took the Passport Amer.rate (50% disc). That was it's only saving grace. It's basically a two-story (hill) dirt parking lot right off the main road into Colorado Springs. People were really nice tho, and getting in & out was a breeze, so good for an "over-night" stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is close to a lot of things and staff is friendly. This is a very basic park more like a gravel parking lot with hookups. It is close to highway which is handy but noisy. Sites are close but mostly level and hook ups are modern though the sewer hook up done more like dump station so hard to get a good seal - odors seemed to get out. There are a lot of monthly rentals so not much space for overnight guests. Good for a over night in a pinch. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great campground. Loved it. Great, friendly, understanding people running the campground. Nice wide sites and roads. Quaint laundry room with reasonable prices. WiFi and local TV stations worked well. Seasonal residents friendly and welcoming. Close to everything - attractions, restaurants and shopping. Great place to tour from. Would definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful view of the town. We are on the top of the mountain and it was not hard to get there. Centrally located easy access to all sites of Colorado Springs. Just off I-25 and not real hard to get to the park but follow the map is very important. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects a Passport America discount. Staff was very friendly and helpful and found us a site large enough to remain hitched. Mostly long term residents, but still maintained. Biggest issue for us was the dog park. It is far away and the path to it was muddy with an unmarked deep hole exposed. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Paved roads, gravel sites. Close to shopping. Wi-Fi worked most of the time. Mostly permanent residents. Park is built on the side of a hill with terraced sites. Some sites are quite wide with storage trailers, cars and RV's parked side by side and others with just enough room for the RV. Don't think we will be back. Rate is the monthly rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Passport rate. 7 rating due to LOTS of full timers living here in rigs that are well past their prime. Makes the place look seedy. Gravel site with ample room. Unfortunately, it rained overnight and the site turned into a mud pit. CLOSE to downtown and convenient for mountain attractions. Be sure to eat at Sheldon's Luncheonette in the strip mall below the park. There are LOTS of other choices close by - just drive towards Pike's Peak. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park has the sweetest sisters running it. They were so pleasant to talk to and were so helpful about where to visit. The sites are flat although there is a little bit of a steep grade to get to them. But from the top you can see out to the Garden of the Gods (definitely worth a visit). I would return in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Really nice park. Paved roads with tiered layers for the RV's to park. Nice wide sites and roads. The sites are gravel, but level. Full hookups at all sites. Beautiful view of the city at night. We would highly recommend a stop here. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate reflect Passport America rate. Located on the edge of a multi-tiered hill overlooking downtown Colorado Springs. The resort’s roads are paved with large gravel sites. There's a small laundry facility, enclosed just okay dog park. The staff is extremely friendly and very helpful. We were welcomed as we drove into the park. This park is conveniently located to stores, area attractions and access to Interstate 25. It is in the city with the typical city noises and lights. There are many year round residents at this park, so at first glance one might question staying here, but everyone has been very friendly and welcoming. There really aren’t any amenities here that would support the word "resort" – it’s just a name. We felt safe and comfortable here, and would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We've been camping here for a few months. Could not ask for a better location. It's a minute from I-25, and to Old Colorado City. The sites are spacious with plenty of room for the awning or working on the rig. The friendly management and staff are walking directories, with great resources for the area. If you are visiting or staying long term, this is the campsite for central and west Colorado Springs. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Sites tiered with plenty of room to park vehicles. Picnic tables provided. Gravel sites, paved inroads, but weeds prevalent in some areas. No restrooms or showers, but we didn't need them anyway. Best park if you want to be close to shopping, medical facilities and tourist sites. Good view of city at night. Friendly and caring staff who went the "extra mile" to accommodate our needs. We used monthly rate, then Passport in Oct. We would definitely return to this park on our next visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is basically a multi-level gravel parking lot with well paved roads. Most sites appeared reasonably level. Kept clean. Hardly any grass. Small trees along the streets. No cable TV. Wi-Fi did not work. Office person was pleasant. Laundry was in a small portable building. Space and parking here was the best we saw in the in-town Colorado/Manitou Springs area parks. We would stay here again ONLY if we had to stay in town. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate reflects monthly rate. This park needs quite a bit of work. Hookups were fine but sites needed regrading and gravel. It is located on a series of terraces. We were on the top level and had a nice view of downtown. It is very close to a highway and the interstate is pretty loud. Lots of workers living full time here, but they were all quiet. No ammenaties to speak of. Very tiny laundry, no bathrooms or showers that I saw. Monthly rate high for what you get. Ok for big rigs. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have traveled around the country extensively and this has become our favorite park. It is so friendly and the manager is very helpful and accommodating. The park is dog friendly but kept clean with owners required to pick up after their pets and keep them leashed. If you need to travel with more than one vehicle and have extra trailers you are not penalized. Location is perfect, center of everything and you have city lights and red rock views. Easy access to I-25 and the mountains. Highly recommend this fabulous park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate reflects weekly rate. The best thing about this park is the location. The sites are soft gravel and not level. Many sites are occupied by younger people that go to work early during the week. There are no rules here. People let their pets run free, many sites have two or more vehicles, several have trailers taking up the last available space. Great potential, but lacking planning, funds, and management. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for a week. This is the friendliest park with the best location for Colorado Springs. Very close to downtown and major attractions make it very convenient. On a hill gives everyone a great view, and no street noise. RV sites are wide. Easy access. Manager is a wonderful, helpful lady. Very pet friendly, even was able to get my poodle groomed here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Location, location, location. This park is right in the middle of everything there is to see in Colorado Springs. You do not get any bells and whistles for the price, but we stayed busy sight-seeing, so the kids did not mind. You get more elbow room here compared to the other camp grounds in the area. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The steep inclines mentioned in previous reviews did not pose any problem. Actually, the best part of the park is that it's terraced up the hillside, so there's some kind of view from each site. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We had difficulty trying to level, but eventually got to an ok point. There appear to be a large number of extended stay people. The location is convenient to town, shopping, and I-25, which I suppose accounts for it being pretty pricey for what it offers. No restrooms or showers or pool. No shade. The interior roads are wide and paved. The park itself is quiet, but there is a lot of traffic noise. We'd return if we found ourselves traveling through and needing an overnight spot. However, we think it's a better place to live than to visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park, we were on the top tier and the view was great. Close to everything in Colorado Springs. Staff was very friendly and helpful. They even had someone there over the labor day weekend. Was having trouble connecting to Wi-Fi and they gave me the information I needed and no problems after that. Bit of a hill to get up to the site but not much of a problem. Small laundry room, but didn't need it. Would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Some steep hills to get into the park but not too difficult. Worth the pull with sites up top offering a nice view. Staff nice and helpful. The WiFi worked well. TV was local channels. The only criticism I could offer was the sites need grading. Sewer ports just installed in Concrete but the sites are below the curb making sewer connection difficult if the trailer outlet isn't high off the ground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Wonderful park with a great view of Downtown Colorado Springs. Close to everything. Normal food delivery options are available here also. Super friendly staff, very helpful. We will stay here for a very long time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Price reflects weekly rate. Newer park with paved roads and gravel sites. Ours was a little soft on one side but nice space between neighbors. Campground is tiered and we stayed on the upper level with a view of Garden of the Gods and the city lights at night. There are cables running all over the ground. High desert means lots of weeds and little grass, but there were also some pretty wildflowers. They have mowed nevertheless. We came in one evening and five deer were grazing across from the office. I do not believe there are restrooms or showers, (but they are still making improvements) so you would need to be self-contained. Very friendly owner/manager and very conveniently located. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice RV park. Price reflects monthly rate. The sites are very spacious. There is a view of the mountains on one side and a view of the city skyline on the other. This is a fairly new park and they are still working on it. The manager was very friendly and helpful. Some of the sites didn't appear completely level, but ours was. The Wi-Fi was a little slow so we used our Verizon air card. All utilities worked well. There is a small laundry which was clean and well kept. It is in the city, so there is traffic noise, but the campground is convenient to all the local attractions. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed two wonderful weeks at this new Resort Park which is still adding improvements. As we look eastward, we look down on a beautiful city and a stunning city in the lights of evening. Looking westward, the impressive Rocky Mountains rise abruptly from the plains to an elevation of 14,100 feet. We could even see the rocks of the Garden of the Gods from our site. Looking westward, one would not ever think there was a large city only a few blocks away. In addition to being a gracious hostess, Staff provided the name of a competent serviceman who repaired a major water leak in our slide out area the same day at a reasonable cost. The sites are spacious and smooth. This will be our home whenever we are in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The "4" rating is because the park has "resort" in its title: there's no way this park qualifies on that account; does not even have picnic tables. The laundry room is a shack (literally), I didn't even go in it when I saw that it had only a single vent sticking out of the wall. There is no recreation, not even a club house. The water connections are very low to the ground. The day we pulled in, it was raining and our connection was under water. I asked the manager for a different site and after hesitating for a bit we got one. It seems a good third of the people here are residents working the construction trades. You get a lot of noise from US-25. On a positive note. The park is very conveniently located. It's about a mile into the downtown, a Wal-Mart just half a mile away, and it's just a couple miles to Gardens of the Gods and Manitou Springs. The manager seemed very friendly. The sites are generous sized, no problem backing in (all sites are back-ins). If we ever came this way again, I'd probably try to find something outside of this area but, after researching other parks in the urban area, this one, expense wise: is in league with others. NOTE: Price reflects a week's stay here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park has been open two years, so has not reached full potential yet. That said, there is a great view of town yet also saw two deer running through the park. If you like large sites and elbow room; this is the place. The owners are great and even helped with a mechanical problem we had that could have ended our trip. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park has very friendly and helpful staff. Park calls itself a resort, but it has no facilities beyond a small laundry room. Expected more for the amount charged. Based on price versus facilities, unlikely to stay next time through the area. There are other RV parks in area with more amenities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here and will stay here whenever we are in this area.The manager is awesome and a wealth of information as she has been in the hospitality industry for over 20 years. She knows where to go and what to do. The park has free WI-FI and laundry facilities and because of this I believe it is a very quiet park. The views are breathtaking. We will be here every time we come to the Colorado Springs area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pros: Great location, very friendly staff, mostly level sites, relatively cheap rates (rate shown is weekly). Cons: Has a winding and steep entry, confusing space layouts, soft gravel spaces after rain (my front supports sank 6" after a rain). I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have been here for several months and find this the best place of all that we looked at. We checked out all of the places within 30 miles of Colorado Springs. The lots are level and everyone here has been so friendly and been so helpful. The area here is close to all kinds of shopping. We plan on staying here for quite awhile. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed in a cabin at this EXCELLENT RV resort. We will stay here again next year! The staff was very courteous and accommodating as due to a death in the family we had to change our reservation to an earlier date. They changed our reservation without a problem. In addition, we had a long drive on the day of arrival. The resort kept in touch with us all day and when we arrived approx. 8 p.m. someone was waiting for us. They even had already turned on the heat in the cabin! What a welcome surprise after our long drive. The camper we stayed in was in excellent condition and fully furnished including bed linens, plates, cups, silverware, pots & pans, dish towels, etc. I had not expected this and it was truly wonderful to be able to just bring in our bags and relax after a long day's drive. I highly recommend this RV Resort and we plan to stay in one of their cabins again next year as well as many years thereafter! We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
Sites were good sized. Park very convenient to Colorado Springs activities, yet you didn't feel like you were camping in the middle of a city. Great views, quiet, clean and well kept up. Manager was extremely helpful and looked out for our interests, making sure we would have a site where we felt comfortable (we have a 45' motorhome with a motorcycle lift on the back) Would definitely stay here again. If you want to be in the heart of the city, this is the place to stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a new park - still being completed. The sites consist of a thin layer of gravel over soil which is muddy on wet days. There are no picnic tables, no trees, no grass and no plans for grass. Some sites appear to have seasonal occupants and are a bit messy. The management is friendly and helpful. This could be a very nice place when it is finished - not too close to the highway and nicely positioned between Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park has spacious sites and courteous staff. Fantastic views of the mountains, Garden of the Gods as well as city views. It was well worth the price. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
This is a very new park located close to everything. The sites are gravel and do have a slope, but you will want that with the rain that falls in this area. The access roads are paved and wide, easy access for a big rig, I pulled a trailer behind a 42' big rig and was able to turn around on both levels of the park. Some steep ramps, but you are literally at the base of a mountain, so you should expect some incline. The camp hosts are very helpful and everyone camping there was nice. There are some work campers and full timers, but everything looked nice and tidy. I don't understand the earlier post stating it was a bad park, the owners were extremely friendly and helpful. Wal-Mart a few blocks away. All the usual fast food, although I would avoid the Texas Road House there, they do not know how to cook a steak like a real Texan. 5 miles to Manitou Springs and the Pike's Peak Cog rail, Cave of the Winds, Garden of the Gods, Seven Falls, all the sites are very close. Don't miss the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and the Roy Rogers Tribute tower up the mountain is included in your zoo admission. We did an Elephant encounter that was amazing, Lucky the elephant painted us a picture! Back to the park, big spaces, fantastic view, cabins available! We stayed 10 days, the week rate was $175, ($25 a night!) the last 3 days was $121.50 ($40.50/night). Stay a week or two. We will be back as soon as we can. Lots are for sale, and they eventually will be a private park. The other parks in the area had the campers packed in like sardines, this is the best place if you need space, like next to your rig for a toy trailer and pig hauler. :) We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great place with great views. New park, and with all of the rain that Colorado Springs has had it is very green. The manager was very nice and very helpful with information on the Colorado Springs area attractions. Met with others Rv'ers in the park that are working in the area and are from the Military bases, great new friends. Will come here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 5 / 10 ]
Park is still being built, but none of the sites that we saw were extremely level. They were all gravel and when you put your jacks down, it is soft ground, so the gravel shifts and you don't get an accurate leveling. Also, some of the sites have the water/sewer/electric on the wrong side. The laundry facility only had one washer/dryer and there were no bathroom/shower facilities. Sites were fairly large and wide. Owner was very nice. Nice view of Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods. Wal-Mart within 1/2 mile. Would probably stay here again, as the other RV parks that we saw in the area were like parking lots with about 6 inches of space between the units. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of the worst parks that I have ever stayed in. Let's start off with the fact that when we arrived no one was there, only a note on the door telling us to find our own site. There isn't a level site on the premises. The park is set on a hill and the road leading to the available sites it almost straight up hill. The sewer hook ups are on the wrong side on several of the sites. The cable TV coax was missing the needed ends. Most of the sites are occupied by permanent "campers". I talked to one that had been there for several months. The place was covered with weeds. We had some mechanical difficulty without coach and the service man told me that this part of Colorado Springs is not very safe at all. I would stay away from this place at all costs. We were scheduled to stay here for two night, but left after one. I complained to the "manager". All she would tell me is to let the City of Colorado Springs know I was unhappy as they designed the park. Unbelievable. The owners are trying to sell these sites. Good luck. The only reason that this park didn't receive a "1" is that their electric was solid. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Friendliest park manager this side of the Mississippi. We feel like we are being catered to as VIP's in a four star hotel. Although a new park and not 100% complete, it is definitely on the right track. With wide, long sites and Wi-Fi throughout the park (we are using our Sprint and Verizon wireless cards with full bars), there is not a bad spot to be in. Even though it is close to a major road and highway, the park is quiet at night with great views of the downtown lights and mountains and the Garden of the Gods during the day. The park is very clean as is the laundry facility. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I just wanted express my satisfaction with Foot Of The Rockies RV Resort in Colorado Springs. The campground is new in the area, and is designed to handle the new rigs, larger, longer and wider footprint with room left over. On top of this their rates are the best in the area. The management staff has gone above and beyond to make sure my experience staying here has been effortless and enjoyable. When I was having problems with my Wi-Fi signal they immediately call their consultant to see if there was anything they could do to improve the signal to my RV. The consultants came out and made adjustments to the system at least twice, that I know of, to make sure they had done everything they could do to keep me as a happy camper. Good job Foot Of The Rockies, keep it up. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Incredible panoramic views overlooking downtown Colorado Springs, the mountain range and Garden of The Gods. This very friendly RV park sits up on a hill that looks over the entire city and all of it's majesty. The park Manager is very helpful and friendly. Wider than normal spaces allow extra privacy. This park is much more pleasant than the others in the area in lot size, views, friendly staff and ease of access to the sites. Pet friendly. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 9 / 10 ]
I was looking around for a RV park that I could stay for 3 months in the summer in the Colorado Spring area and found out there are not any to be had. Then I was told about this new one called Foot of the Rockies. It has a great location to all our needs and wants I was looking for. It is located at the intersection of Highway 24 and 8th street. All the other parks I visited were very close to the highway and had plenty of noise, one had trains on the back door, I 25 out the front door and to air strips that flew over. The others were either on the highway and noisy or way out in the country. This park is not finished yet but it has the greatest view and very quiet. I am looking out at Pikes Peak on one side Garden of the Gods on another and the city of Colorado Springs on a third. This park will be my first choice when I return this area. They don't have rest rooms or washing facilities yet . We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 7 / 10 ]
This RV park is brand new as of Feb. 2009. In fact, we were the first to use our particular campsite and some sites do not yet have fully operational utilities. The number of available sites is variable as they are actually for sale with or without a portable cabin. They do not mention whether purchased lots will be available for rent when the owner is not here. The promotional material does not show a restroom/shower building nor any amenities other than the campsites (all back-ins). At this time the landscaping is unfinished and they are still trying to complete construction. The Wi-Fi, while free, requires that your browser load a disclaimer page before being logged-in which shouldn't be a problem, but for this Mac user it has taken every trick I can come up with to get and stay logged-in. The surface of the sites is covered with a dirt & gravel mixture over loose dirt that is very, very soft. If there had been any threat of rain or heavy snow, I would not have risked having the trailer sink up to its axles. In spite of the hassles, we would stay here again because the rates are low, it's very conveniently located only a quarter mile from I-25, and should be nicer when the work is completed. If you come here, be aware the connecting road to the busy city street is very tight at the intersection, especially if another vehicle is in the oncoming lane waiting to pull out. We missed by inches hooking our trailer wheels on the corner curb. Lastly, some sewer connections are on the wrong side requiring a very long hose. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I would not consider this a big rig friendly park. Not very well maintained. Friendly staff, but, in general, not a very impressive park, to say the least. We would not stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Do not expect this to look like a campground. If I expected that, my rating would be a 2. I give it a 5 because it provides a clean and tidy place to stay if you're site seeking or short duration business trip. Sites are nearly on top of one another--neighbor's sewer line is right next to our picnic/grill spot, and actually on our space. There is hardly room for vehicles and the layout makes for some interesting maneuvering to get around vehicles. Their awning is over top of their neighbor's on the other side. The park however, is clean, restrooms adequate, and the proprietor is helpful and accommodating. Most sites seem to have cement pads for the table. And the area is pretty well shaded with nice trees. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is not a campground, it is a mobile home park. Mostly permanent residents. I was disappointed in park and wanted to leave early. They would not give a refund even though the park was not as advertised. It was quiet and reasonably clean, but I would not stay here again. My RV space was small and cramped. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Paved road. Gravel sites. More permanent residents than not. Some very old run down RV units. Backs to a park that has homeless people there. Many people walking through that look rough. Our neighbor had his BBQ grill stolen. We were told by two different people that to lock up anything you wanted to keep. No security Park next to busy street that you get traffic noise from. Hard to get in/out of with our 40ft 5th wheel. Park does not look clean but that could be due to the dry conditions. Will not stay here again, to many other RV parks to choose from in the area. People in the office were nice. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate reflects Good Sam. We've stayed here 3 years in a row and find the location perfect. Just a few miles from Manitou Springs, close to Old Colorado City and within a few miles of all to do in Colorado Springs. Grocery store is up the street. The park is older and there are some full time residents but they are friendly and helpful. The staff is always working on the property. They even rake the gravel on the sites after someone leaves. The sites are level, DirecTV was good where we were since there were no trees and Verizon air card worked well. There's not a lot of places to walk the dog in the park but there is a trail right outside the gate. Not a fancy park but the location and price are right for the area. We will come back again next year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
OK park. Nothing fancy but very liveable. Previous comments apply here as well. Good central location, right between Taco Bell and McDonalds! I think rate a little high for this type of park. Should be $25-$30 dollars but rates have gone up everyplace this year. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
My Husband and I could only stay here one night but we wished we could have stayed longer! It is a very nice, clean park. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Facilities were clean, which is always a plus. The space provided for our fifth wheel was a little tight, but again, not a big concern. We will be staying here again if we come through. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The owners of this park try to keep it very neat. It's gravel sites but level with a picnic table and also a stand for a grill, which is nice. There is some noise from the road but overnight it's pretty quiet. There is a trail right outside the gate which is great for walking the dog. The location for sightseeing is perfect with Manitou Springs right up the road and Old Colorado City right down the street. Lots of restaurants & grocery stores very close too. This park is nothing fancy but it's a good location and clean. There are some permanent rigs but they are on the perimeter for the most part. We have a 40 ft & could get in easily. I'd suggest unhooking the tow before pulling in, as it's just easier. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at this RV park for over a month. The best feature about this park is that everything you need is close. A lot is within walking distance. The Park is clean and well kept. The restrooms/showers are very clean. The rates are reasonable. The Park has free local cable, (minus the refundable $50.00 deposit.) The sites are mostly dirt/gravel but fairly level. They have pull-through sites. The sites can be tight depending on which one you get or if your neighbor has slide-outs. All sites have picnic tables and grill stands. There is not much for children. No playground or pool. There also isn't anywhere to walk your dog, no grass. You have to walk your dog outside the park on the Midland Trail that runs beside the park along Fountain Creek. The Trail is a nice walking/biking trail that adds to the amenities of the park. The owners are very friendly and helpful. There are quite a few long timers there but their sites are well kept and everyone seems friendly. Some of their RV's are older and need some repair but not everyone can afford a nice, new expensive RV. I think the owners do a good job of providing a nice, clean, safe place to stay! I would of given this Park a 8 or 9 if they had a place to walk my little dog and if the sites were a little bigger. Oh well, I guess I can't have everything. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 5 / 10 ]
Older park, could be improved on. Small, narrow un-level dirt pads. There are picnic tables. Big Rigs did seem to manage though they are parked mostly in the center spaces. We had space 38 which backed up to Fountain Creek and afforded some shade. WiFi was very slow (Tengo) most of the time. Cable TV worked well. Laundry was large, clean, 6 machines, and inexpensive. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Campsites are very close together, and the site we were given was the most unlevel I have ever had to deal with. We reserved a pull through site but got one we had to back into, with no apologies. The park is surrounded by busy roads, and it's very noisy. The 7-8 creekside sites are mostly taken by long term renters. Some of the long term renters (seems like there are a lot) stay in fairly run down RVs. There is nowhere for kids to play or to walk the dog. We had to walk the dog on the sidewalk outside the park. Lots of homeless people hanging out, sleeping, drinking along the sidewalk - taunting the dogs. I asked a woman in the office if she could call the police or anything. I'm not sure she spoke English or could understand me. I'd really like to know what they consider a boutique (which they say they have). Their office is in a trailer, where they also sell a few miscellaneous items. But there is nothing like a boutique, as defined in the dictionary. I will never stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Restrooms & showers are clean. Shower stalls are small. You can't control the water temperature. The showers are push button for ladies and some men's showers. Must push button often to keep flow of water. Water temperature determined by the park along with the water flow. The rating is because of the showers. Currently restrooms have no heat so when it is in the 40's and 50's at night the restrooms are cold and still 40 or 50 at 10 or 11 o'clock in the morning regardless of the current temperature. Except for the showers probably would have given it a 6 or 7. The location is good for sight seeing. The sites are level and on hard dirt and gravel. The sites are average in closeness, with slides they are closer. Park roads have speed bumps but are paved. Escort to site. Some sites are double with trailers back to back. Internet is okay. There is a little road noise during the day but it is quiet at night. Owners are okay. The park maintenance is okay. They do check on things when you say something about it, but do not necessarily feel it needs to be fixed. e.g heaters in bathrooms. We stayed a month plus a week because there is a lot to see and do. Will not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price reflects Good Sam Discount. Older park but the family who owns it keeps it up. Staff was helpful & the woman who checked us in was very helpful and friendly. No language problem as mentioned in a previous review. Watch the roof line of the rest rooms when pulling in. We could see it had been hit before and we barely missed it. Some long term tenants with older rigs. Walking the dog was outside the park on the trails. Okay since they are close. Location is wonderful. Blocks from Old Colorado Springs and close to Garden of the Gods and Manitou Springs. Highway 24 can be heard but quieter at night. Across the street is Rudy's BBQ, which we love in Texas. Great to see it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Would you please pass the mustard? Good thing the RV next to me didn't have a slide, our slides would have been about 3 feet apart. Other than that, I found this RV park to be decent enough for a short stay in Colorado Springs. The check in person was friendly, but also vocal about the rules and regulations. I was here for an event at the Academy, didn't get to check the restrooms and laundry. Sites fairly level, didn't have to go too far on the stabilizers. Gravel/dirt sites. Park is close to a busy highway, but didn't notice any road noise. On the night before you check out, they leave a note reminding you that it's your last night. Gee, the park wasn't even full. Internet was through Tengo, didn't try to use it. Verizon Air Card (4G) worked fairly fast, although signal dropped occasionally. Cable worked OK, just basic network channels and a few "junk" ones. If you don't tow a car, and want transportation, Enterprise can deliver a car here. Or there is a bus with frequent service that goes right by here. Good well known "chain" grocery store a block away, as well as banks and restaurants within short walks if you don't tow a car. I would stay here again, despite the "pass the mustard" situation. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Overall I thought this park was pretty good. Staff were polite and helpful whenever we interacted with them. Highway noise is not bad even though Route 25 is close by. Location is convenient to some good restaurants and plenty of sightseeing attractions. (Vietnamese Garden, which is within walking distance, rocks!) We checked in late however, and found that the prior occupants of our assigned site had dumped their black water tank on the ground. Yes, Ew. Because the office was closed, we just selected a different site -- upwind -- and advised the office in the morning. They were very apologetic and cleaned up the mess promptly. The bathhouse is older but clean. Showers are the water-saving kind where you have to press a button about every 10 or so seconds to maintain water flow. This worked fine though and the water was plenty hot with good pressure (actually a little hotter than my usual shower). Wi-Fi is through TengoInternet and worked very well. The only thing that might make me hesitate to stay here again was that there was a neighbor on another lot (a permanent resident judging from the looks of his site) who had dogs which were tied and/or caged outside to bark and whine for hours. We had to complain to the office before anyone spoke to him about it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Yes, I agree the campground is very close to downtown Colorado Springs city and the sites, but the staff and the campground it selfs needs a lot of improvement. The staff are oriental and most of the time their teenage daughter is working the front desk. There is a language barrier and I had to repeat my question 5 different ways to get my point across and she still had to call someone on the waikie-talkie to help. The men that work can sometime be harsh in their tone. The free Wi-Fi is very, very slow and throughout the day will kick off several times. I haven't met one friend person that works here yet and I am not nor have I ever been accused of being a difficult person. There should be someone who can communicate correctly with the public and be an adult. Also, on their web page, the rates on there are not the correct rates. When I asked about the increase rate change, the response I received from the lady working was the website is not revised. Evidently! I believe that is false advertisement. I will be moving on to a better campground. There are a lot better ones in Colorado Springs. And the noise is horrible. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What this campground has going for it is location. Close to Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs, Pike's Peak Cog Railway; you can walk to Old Colorado Springs and it's convenient to fast food and other restaurants, drugstore, Safeway and not far from Wal-Mart. Also, the park personnel are friendly and helpful. What's bad about it is extreme traffic noise and tight spots, narrow and short. There is a small concrete pad with a table, but the parking spot is mostly dirt with a little bit of very small gravel, so you track the rocks in on your shoes. We would probably stay here again because of the location, but some regular gravel spread around would be a big improvement. Wi-Fi and cable worked well. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
As other reviewers have noted, this is in the city. That means it's accessible to Old Colorado City but it's noisy. There is barely a blade of grass, courteous people on check-in, Wi-Fi is fee (not free) and the restrooms are adequate, but strange. You have to punch in a code and turn a special knob to get in; the shower stall I used was tiny and the shower activator is a push-button on a timer. Won't come here again, ever. Will check RV Park Reviews in the future! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Friendly folks but the campground was fairly quaint for lack of a better term. Pretty noisy from the highway as there was no barrier to the sound of big rigs coming down the hill and general city traffic noise. The restrooms/showers were marginal. If I'm greeted by spiders I'm not usually a happy camper. Though we were planning to stay in the Springs for a few weeks, we moved on after a night. Too bad though, with a noise fence and some sprucing up, it could be a much nicer campground and it is otherwise excellently located, convenient to the things we were there for. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Dirty and noisy.Very close to two major intersections.Sites were small and close together.Appeared to have quite a few resident campers whose sites were not well maintained.Staff was friendly.Would rather stay in Walmart parking lot than stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an older park surrounded on three sides by roads with heavy traffic, so it's not quiet. \Rates seem high considering there aren't many amenities. Spaces are average but park roads are narrow and there isn't much room for wide turns. There are quite a few full-time residents and some of these lots are junkie. This place is okay for a night or two but probably not where you'd want to spend more time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Big rig friendly, I don't think so. Very tight, cramped sites. Not very level. Busy highway within a stone's throw with quite a lot of emergency vehicular traffic. Really have to be on your toes to find the entrance. (Between McDonalds and Taco Bell.) Made to seem worse and set up and take down was in rain. As said by others, kind of pricey for what it offered. Was here for 2 nights, would not have wanted to stay very much longer. Not sure if I'd use it again. Didn't attempt to use the Wi-Fi, rather used my air card which worked well. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This Park is not very well maintained,& sites were not level. The Park has mostly full time people living there, with run down unsightly units. It is very close to a main highway, so the traffic noise was very constant, and hard for sleeping. Quite pricey for what they had to offer. They have a small sign at the sidewalk, which is not easy to see, hence we had to go around the block twice as we did not see the sign. Would not stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Tight, congested, urban RV park, mostly RVers, short and long term. Many large DPers staying. Live creek adjacent to park, but unable to hear because of urban setting. Park does refill propane tanks. Rigidly efficient management. Located east of Manitou Springs, close to Garden of the Gods, etc. WIFI available only as extra charge $$. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park is very close to restaurants and attractions. Park staff is very friendly and helpful. They were able to get two spots together in one day notice at 4th of July. Unfortunately we were not able to camp here. The spots are too close together for our 31 foot rigs with the slide outs. Many of the spots are occupied with full time residents, and most of the rigs were in need of repairs. Navigating through the park was next to impossible. With no space to park a tow vehicle, at your site, most vehicles were in the two roadways through the park. One couple even had to move their truck so we could get past. We paid for one night but ended up leaving before we even set up and went elsewhere. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a great park. We stayed 4 days in motor home. Had a level site with cement pad with table on it. Also sites have fire ring. They cook breakfast and dinner (great barbecue). Staff was very friendly and helpful.We had a guide to our site. Only drawback is you are a little close to your neighbors when you have a site near the stream. Roads are not paved other than that it would get a 10.We will stay again when we go that way. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Older park with lots of long term residents, with RVs that are in need of repairs (tires that are flat, etc.). Staff was friendly, and there are several fast food places within walking distance from the park. This park is well off the Interstate but still has a noise problem because it is adjacent to a major local road. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
You have couple one lane blacktop roads in park. All sites are some what gravel and close to level. Most people on outside ring live here full time and never move. Two rows down center are for people who come and go. Park sits on Fountain Creek. Lots of road noise here 24/7. Staff was very helpful at check in. A great location to see Colorado Springs. Tons of good places to eat close by. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground was really nothing special. I would not stay here again. Next time, we are going to try something a little more expensive and will, hopefully, have a better experience. The park was not well run and needs some physical improvements. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park has been under new management since last year. I'm a full timer there and thouroughly enjoy it. Cable will be back within a month, the wireless signal is great from all sites, and the new owners are working hard to ensure that it's a park people want to visit. They don't tolerate drugs or violence in the park and are quick to help when asked. There are no more fences up around sites (haven't been in 3 years that I've been there), and they now have cabins as well. Fountain Creek runs through the park, and while currently there is tent camping and a few creek side spots available, the city of Colorado Springs is going to make a river walk alongside the creek so those spots will disappear by the end of the summer, I think. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
I really liked the price and the location of this campground. The campground is right behind one of the 2 main Colorado Springs "strip of shops" that you can walk down. You are close to all of the fun stuff in Colorado springs. When I travel I like to stay where I can see the owners of the campground actively watching over stuff. They know what is going on better than anybody. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Friendly staff, but all dirt sites and roads throughout park. Showers were very clean but
extremely small. Water temperature in showers is "fixed", women's showers have a big button you have to push and hold to turn the water on. Appear to be
lots of permanent campers. Stayed one night and moved to another campground. Would not stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 5 / 10 ]
Great Location for base camp to see the sites in and around Colorado Springs. Super helpful friendly staff. The access and sites are extremely narrow and the trees are badly in need of trimming. Some had to be trimmed just to get us to and into our site. Once in our site we had enough room to open our slides but not the awning. We were so tight on the side with the sliders that the only way to access that side of the coach was to crawl under the slides due to permanent fixtures including a fence erected by our neighbors. The real problem with the campground is that it is mostly seasonal both of our neighbors had fences so even getting access to the hooks ups was made more difficult. We had made reservations months in advance and confirmed we had requested two sites together and told no problem since we were traveling with another couple and would be in Colorado springs for several days. But when we arrived we were told that they did not have two sites together. Once settled in between two seasonals every thing worked out if you discount the seasonals behavior. When we left we had to get the camp staff to knock on trailer doors to get vehicles moved so we could pull out of our site. The staff tried but had little success so we unhooked our dingy and backed out and went down the other lane where the staff was able to get vehicles moved. Very poor pet facilities. They have a form that must be signed relative to pet restrictions. Just the typical stuff .The seasonals seem to operate from a different set of rules. We will look elsewhere next time our travels take us to Colorado Springs. But there isn't a better location. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Fantastic park. Friendliest staff and cleanest restrooms of any park we stayed at this year. Will definitely come back for a longer stay. Very convenient to all local attractions. Restaurants within walking distance. We camped here in a camper.
We stayed for 3 nights. It is a great location for lots of great activities. Clean campground and bathrooms. Friendly helpful staff. Some nice sites. Many of the sites are packed together tightly. We were first given a site where our trailer door would have been literally 10 feet from the bathroom door (needless to say, we moved). Narrow drives and tight turns make for tricky back- ins. Wi-Fi was useless; it never worked the whole 3 days. We would stay here again due to the great location. We would try to reserve one of the better spots. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 5 / 10 ]
Sites are very close to each other. ATT does not work on regular basis here, and internet is very bad. Office says they are working on the internet but same thing said last year so not hopeful. Does have decent location close to Manitou Springs and pools so kids like it. Arcade games work about one third of the time. Cable is only few channels and our connection was poor. Tight turns for big rigs and limited number of big rig site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Helpful staff. Great location near local attractions such as Garden of the Gods. Poor ATT coverage (but I did not rate them down on that). They advertise free Wifi but it is barely usable at the best of times and often completely unusable. If you need to get work done while traveling, as I do, you will have to drive to a local coffee shop offering wifi. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park would be a solid 9 except for two things: the bizarre placement of utilities in some sites (our neighbor's sewer connection was less than 3 feet from our steps and our sewer connection was on the other side of a tree, under our neighbor's slideout...and we could not reach our sewer connection without moving our rig and then when we did, we couldn't reach our electrical connection) and the fact that the water pressure would suddenly drop to just a drizzle without warning, which is no fun when you're in the shower and soaped up. It did come back on strongly in a short time, though. In most sites, there is adequate room between rigs, but some look tight. The park was packed the entire time we were there. At some sites, it was difficult to park cars, so there was some encroachment on the road. Two pools, one was for adults only. A small hot tub at the family pool. There is a nice playground and good access to a biking and walking trail. About a two-block walk will take you to a free shuttle to Manitou Springs. Two laundries, one large and one small. Machines were a bit expensive. Laundry and bathrooms/showers were immaculate. Another problem is turning left into or out of the park was there is a lot of traffic on the street. Cable was good, but Wi-Fi frankly stunk. Occasionally it worked fine, but frequently it apparently was overloaded and I couldn't get on or would get kicked off. You can't depend on it. Many children riding bikes and skateboards around the park; you have to watch for them when you are driving. Convenient to both Manitou Springs and Old Colorado Springs. We would probably stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park was beautifully maintained and had large sites, well kept. The main problem we had was the 50amp service was extremely poor. I have an Electronic Monitoring System (EMS) in my coach that will cut all power to the coach if there is a problem with the power. If I used the microwave and any other appliance the voltage dropped below 103Vac and cut the power. I reported the problem to the office but it was a weekend and no one could look at the problem. I again reported the problem on Monday. Finally a maintenance man came to look. He did not get out of his Golf Card and told me "Well no one else reported the problem". but I will check. Of coarse nothing was done. I again said the problem was not fixed. Basically I was told there is nothing that could be done. Because of this problem I had to switch to using propane for the water heater, refrigerator, had heating that I use 20 # of propane. This problem ruined an otherwise nice camping experience. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Of all the RV parks we drove by, we picked the best one in the area. The staff was very friendly. The connections were fine as well as the Wi-Fi. The park is just a quarter mile from Manitou Springs that has interesting shops, restaurants and many natural spring fountains. The park is very close to Garden of the Gods, and you can see Pikes Peak from the park. The only problem I had was parking our pickup. There was no room for it at our site and other neighbors were partially on the park road. If in the area again we would definitely stop here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great Campground! We avoided this location a few years ago after reading many negative reviews. On this most recent trip, we needed a last minute campground and thought we'd try it. It was great. The sites were spacious. Very clean and well kept. The staff was friendly. Dinner and breakfast were available for small fees on the days we stayed. Even had musical entertainment one night. Only 2 negatives. The concrete pad sitess shown on their website are the "premium" sites and it appears they only have a few of those. We were on gravel, but it was OK. Second, the shower area, even on a mild summer night, was like a sauna. By the time you completed your shower and dried off you needed another one because it was so warm in there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I can’t be nearly as generous with my rating as others have been for Garden of the Gods. After being very clear during our reservation that we were a 45’ motorhome and towing, and we would rather go elsewhere if they didn’t have an appropriate site, we were assured their “executive pull-through” sites would be fine. When we arrived we asked if we should unhook our jeep, but were told it would be no problem to tow it to the site. The site turned out to be between two trees which the guide waived us into only to find that a motorhome does not bend in the middle. We stopped before doing any damage to the coach, but the hitch was solidly crimped and could not be released. The attendant tried to help by stamping on the release lever and bent it flat. After sending him away and much subsequent effort to unhook, back out, and re-enter from a different direction, we found that the site was far too sloped to be able to level (it was off by feet, not inches). The space between rigs was so narrow that our picnic table had to be partly underneath our neighbors slide. And after being hooked up for about 30 minutes, one line of our 50 amp service failed and turned all of our electricity off. With the August heat our pets would have been in real trouble if we had been away. All this I might have expected for a $25 park, but our charge was $57 per night. Water and sewer were fine and the in-house barbeque was good. But we won’t stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here over Labor Day weekend. Although the camp was full, it was still calm and quiet. We were impressed with the overall cleanliness of the park, as well as the super friendly and helpful staff. The park normally features a Sunday morning all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast for $3 dollars, and did this every morning for the holiday weekend. Two swimming pools, laundry, and an old time inexpensive arcade were great. Sites were reasonably spaced with trees and a concrete pad for the picnic table. Located within walking distance of Manitou Springs, with an adjacent walking/biking trail to town. This park was great! We camped here in a Motorhome.
A nice park with very nice and helpful employees. Some of the spaces are not very level so be sure and bring lot of blocks, etc. We had to use over 12" at the front of trailer for the stabilizers. We noticed many that used way more than we did to get level. The park is very near old downtown, and close to grocery stores, and about anything needed. Lots of shade, and we will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very well located for activities and "site seeing". Only one small (expensive) laundry room, but everything was very clean and well maintained. We will happily stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
For anyone who rated this campground under 4 stars you are the people who complain about everything. The staff are very nice and helpful. We were able to stay and not unhook our 26' trailer. Everything is well kept. This is not a bad part of town and yes there are children here and children are noisy but not terrible just children enjoying camping. Our site wasn't level but the staff got us some wood to level it. No big deal. They have nice big pools (heated) that clean. Live music ( we came on a Saturday, chicken fried steak and BBQ and pancakes for Sunday's that are only $3.00. We are only staying 5 days but hoping to come back next summer for a month. We camped here in a Motorhome.
You do not expect a lot of space when you come to a resort/vacation area like Garden of the Gods, but this park makes the best use of what it has. It is extremely clean, neat, well-shaded. Facilities are pristine and excellent from laundry to bathhouse. The park has been completely redone since we were here last nearly a decade or so ago and I hardly recognized it. The staff is very accommodating, helpful and friendly and one even went out of her way to help me find the 2nd laundry room I didn't know existed when the main one was all in use. This truly is the nicest park in the area and we will be back! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I was happy they were able to accomodate me at the last minute. There were some great things here. It is very convenient if wanting/needing to walk. There are stables next door that we used for a family horseback riding trip through the Garden of the Gods. You could walk to Manitou Springs with little effort. We did laundry here, and the facilities were quite nice and inexpensive (compared to other campgrounds). We have AT&T, and had 0 service. Wi-Fi didn't work for us either - at all. So, between AT&T and no Wi-Fi, we would NOT stay here again. The sites are VERY close together. I was surprised the camp store doesn't sell milk, bread, etc. My kids enjoyed the pool and the pancake breakfast (on a Sunday). Also, the water pressure at our site was terrible, and was the only time on a two week trip that we had issues. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were very impressed by the cleaning staff at the campground. We stayed in a Family Suite and it was so clean and floors shiny!! The staff, in particular the head of housekeeping was so pleasant and friendly. She made sure everything was very clean, and she even made an effort to have it ready for us early! We really appreciate her. We love this campground it is our favorite - a home away from home!! We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
A very nice, quite park right next to the Garden of the Gods . Very quite and peaceful. My wife likes that it is next to a bike trail and running trail that goes for miles and miles. Very large shaded lots. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The front desk is very friendly and helpful. All the amenities are excellent. The BBQ is terrific. The sites are a little small and the Wi-Fi is very unreliable, but we had a great time here. It is close to parks and walking trains. We enjoyed staying here and will be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First the good: The company the campground allows to wash and polish your RV is GREAT! The front desk is friendly but there is a lot of confusion in this very buys place. All amenities/utilities were good, no problem (in my site) for a 40ft back-in. The bad: No satellite coverage unless you can move your dish around on the ground, some sites had the dish almost in the road to get around the trees. Sites are very narrow and wifi is a total mess. Noise from the outside road is loud and 24/7. The neighborhood is a little sketchy and the week I was there a killing happened on the sidewalk a couple blocks away. The campground is very kid friendly, I have never heard so much crying and screaming while the parents watch, which starts at 7am and goes till after dark. My new 40ft Class A was the fourth wall of the neighbors fenced-in playpen for three in diapers and one under 10. I will not stay at this campground again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a community oriented place! Lot's to do and see in Colorado Springs but you could also just hang out at the RV Park and have a really good time. BBQ dinner for purchase was over priced for what we got and it smelled better than it tasted. The ribs were tough. Great staff serving the pancake breakfast. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice place but needs some work, but they ARE working on it. Wifi is poor, at&t cell service is BAD. Won't hardly work, not dependable. As i said it needs work but they are trying. Nice people. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for 4 nights recently, and it seemed like forever. The park is dirty, crowded, and totally misrepresented as to what it has to offer. They pack everyone in here like cords of wood. They have asphalt streets and gravel/dirt parking sites. There are no level sites here! Bring lots of leveling blocks! There is a constant odor of sewage in the air from people either not using their sewer hoses or broken sewer connections. Counter staff is well-trained to be less then helpful, and while constantly smiling when you talk to them, they are really very rude and less then helpful. They seem to advertise that you are in "Garden of the Gods," but we were not even close to the park. I guess for people with kids and dogs it's perfect - for the rest of us it's a dump. We won't ever stay here again. My advise for everyone would be to go elsewhere. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here for one week in their executive sites. The sites are approximately 30 yards off of business route 24 and just a little further away from US 24. Paved streets but gravel parking unless you have an executive site. There are only six of those. Traffic noise is horrible. There was a constant smell of sewer gas coming from the spot next to us. Reported to them, but it was never fixed. Trash receptacles were overflowing. Can be tight in spots for big rigs. Front office people were rude and could not care less. Some sites are not level. One shower facility was totally backed up with standing water on the floor. The brochure shows sights of the Garden of the Gods, but you will never see that from this park. Will never stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The office staff was helpful. You have very little to pick from in this area of Colorado. While the campground was conveniently located to the Garden of the Gods park, Pikes Peak, Seven Falls, and other sites....it is somewhat difficult to get into and out of...even without a camper. I had hoped for my 50 bucks a nite that I would be able to use the many amenities that are listed on their website...however, both pools were being redone...and we had no access to the hot tub. Also, the dog run was being torn down and located next to the campsite sewer system. When the wind was blowing from the north, you could certainly smell the horse stables that are located on the north end of the park...this made it unpleasant to sit outside and enjoy the cooler temps. Pikes Peak is "visible" in this campground...but, NOT worth the high prices. I would stay here again...if I had to...but, would most likely move on up the road to other locations. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Price reflects group discount. I gave it an 8 instead of 10 for two reasons: Small sites and work in progress, literally. It's going to be a 9 soon when pools are readied and the events room and dog run, which looks like a winner, are complete. But while we had plenty of room, it was only because there were so many vacancies. We parked our truck in empty sites. I can't imagine how crowded it's going to be in a month. Sites were level, grounds were spotless and staff was wonderful. One of the nicest campgrounds we've encountered and the only one we've seen within walking distance of several "wellness" shops! Ahh, Colorado! But a great location to see the sites. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stayed longer than expected due to snow. Very friendly staff. The owners are upgrading every aspect of the park. New asphalt was being laid whilst we were there. It is close to all tourist sites. Would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent staff, BBQ dinners and pancake breakfasts are just a few of the extra special features that make this campground feel like a high end resort! Clean laundry facilities and bathrooms and a great playground for the kids. The Midland Trail, paved for cyclists and walkers, extends into Manitou Springs and east to downtown Co. Springs. The outdoors activities are endless in this town and everywhere we went was dog friendly! The nights were quiet and the sites were well spaced, level and offered locations of tree shade as well as sunny pull through sites. There is something for all ages in this area and our stay at Garden of the Gods Campground was a so pleasant that we ended up extending our time out to 2 full weeks. We couldn't have been happier! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great location near Garden of the Gods & Pikes Peak. A little traffic noise but not bad. Great meals served as scheduled. The BBQ was great. Clean with friendly staff. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Old CG that is way overrated. Tengo Wi-Fi was slow; but that's normal for Tengo. I do not know why CGs use Tengo. Tengo certainly is not customer friendly. Opted for 2nd highest priced site and it was not level. Picnic table was right next to sewer drain for next site over. I would not stay here again; I would choose some other option. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground was nice, and personnel were friendly; however, we thought it was kind of pricey. And there was no cable at our site for that price. Our site was level and well groomed; however, our picnic table could have used some work. The showers and washrooms were very clean; however, the shower valves did not work well and the water was either too hot or too cold. After some practice, we got them to work. The facility is very dog friendly with plenty of room to walk your pooch. Wi-Fi worked well. Campground is also very close to Pikes Peak. Overall we will stay again. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
We paid extra for their best sites. We had a concrete pad with a little concrete area for sitting. It was a pull through site. This park has every type of site from RV to cabins. The pool was nice, but the spa was closed. Wi-fi worked perfectly. There was a little street noise where we were located. Further into the park the noise could not be heard. Many large trees. Gravel access roads. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Like some previous reviewers, we found the lots to be less than level. We didn't have any trouble getting level, but saw the neighbors really struggle. Our chief complaint was that the reservation department charged us for two nights instead of just the one we requested. While the staff did get it corrected, it required several calls and a fax of our redacted credit card statement. We also had low water pressure the next morning, so much so we couldn't use city water. We will use this park again, but not use our credit card here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great location to visit Garden of the Gods, Old Colorado, and Pike's Peak. A little disappointed in the site. Could not get level without front tires coming off the ground. The sewer hook up was right near my neighbor's front door. I think the price does not reflect the amenities or the quality of the park. I would stay here again if the price was lower. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice, large, shaded, professionally run park. Strong Wi-Fi, playground for kids, two pools, one for adults only. Concrete pad at motorhome steps. Nice area for dog walking just outside park (city pathway). Would definitely stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place has a family pool and an adults-only pool. Very cool! If you don't want to listen to kids (or parents yelling at kids), you have a choice. Short trip to Garden of the Gods park. We found the staff very cheerful and helpful. A little tricky pulling out onto the roadway, but we'd stay here again. Lots of shade, though it is never that hot in Colorado Springs. Untouched by the recent fires. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was our 3rd trip to this campground and will be our last. We asked for a spot with privacy and were put on the end of a row facing the busiest street in the park and the propane tanks. Who doesn't want to be on the busiest street in the park when you have small children? Our kids couldn't play outside at all. We asked about moving but they said the whole park was full. The lady in the office didn't even go to the computer to see if something was open: just said, "No we are full." The next morning there were at least 6 spots open that we could have fit on: and I didn't even walk through the whole park. The pool was dirty. One of the laundry rooms had no machines. We learned this park is under new ownership. The only improvement we saw were some new picnic tables. We had been on the road for a month: staying in at least 15 parks in our trip. This was by far the least impressive. We have such fond memories of our first trips here. It's really disappointing now. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground has a great location close to attractions, a good grocery store and restaurants nearby. The new executive sites are great; although, a bit close together. Other sites are very close together and many of them are not level. The wireless Internet is weak. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground with easy access to Garden of the Gods and other local attractions of Colorado Springs. The bathrooms were extremely clean and well appointed, with nice benches in the showers to place your items while changing. The only complaint was that the campground tends to place campers in adjacent sites when that is really not necessary. It would be nice if they placed people every other site when the place isn't full. This would give a little more privacy. The sites were small, but well shaded. We'd consider staying here again if visiting the area in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice campground for just kicking back or seeing the sites of Colorado Springs. The spaces are not as level as they could be, but did not present us a problem. The park is clean and quiet. Getting in and out of the park is tight, but I was able to get my 40 foot RV in after unhooking the towed. The staff is friendly and suggested sites we might want to see. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is evident the management of this park takes a lot of pride in it. They are friendly, efficient and cooperative. This was never more true than during the recent Waldo Canyon fire which caused so much devastion in their area. We had made our reservation about a week before the fire and were concerned about even attempting to get there and if they would be open if we did. We called three times over a three week period for updates and they were always courteous and informative even though they were probably fielding dozens of these types of calls daily. What patience they must have. There have been (and continues to be) significant changes to the park. It is well maintained and monitored. It is pet friendly. There is a separate pool for adults with a hot tub. They are close to attractions and easy to access. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We asked for a site with cable and did not get one. However, the campground is exceptionally nice with a great location. The site was large with shade trees. Would choose this campground next time we are in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The campground is very neat, quiet, and clean. The hosts were nice and helpful. You can't get any closer to the Garden of The Gods itself. They do charge for each additional person over two per site, which is common. My only complaint was they didn't want my 19-year old daughter in the adult pool even though she was with my 22-year old son and his girl friend. I would stay here again. Be sure to eat at nearby Moe's Diner for some good food made from scratch. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stay here several times a year and in the past couple of years have been very disappointed, however we just found out that this campground was going through ownership changes which included being bank owned for a time. The new owners just took over and apparently have some improvement plans for the near future. The workers were very friendly and and the vibe seemed to be different this time. I am looking forward to seeing what the future holds for this campground as it is one of our favorites. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for 10 Days and had an awesome time! The staff and management is super friendly and helped us with everything we needed. They gave us tips on what to do in the area and even coupons to go up on Pikes Peak! The best about this park is that they have an adult-only pool (as well as an family pool) so that everyone can really enjoy their stay! The management just changed 3 Weeks ago and they are cleaning everything up at the moment and I have to say I can't wait to come back and see the park once everything is finalized. The sites have room so you are not cramped in right next to another RV which we really enjoyed. It is located just a few minutes from the Garden of the Gods which we hiked several times and one of my most favorite places. We will definitely come back here :) We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed there last Summer and have plans to go back in July this Summer. It is Quite and is close to the things we enjoy, IE Old Colorado Springs and Manatu Springs . This year we got a space with evening shade. Oh and they have a pancake breakfast that is worth the money. We camped here in a Motorhome.
When you first drive in, campground looks old and seedy due to what appears to be a lot of long term users. Beginning in October, staff has limited hours. They are only on site in the afternoon. We did feel safe here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is in a good location for touring the area. We had a premium site so there was adequate, but not great, space between the sites. There is some freeway noise, but it is tolerable. There are a lot of trees so shade is provided. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Had water pressure problems during our stay and at first they denied having any problems and then tried to blame our water filter, which was after our regulator, and then the regulator itself. Only when a camp worker put a gauge on another pedestal and it showed the same 20 psi as our regulator. The most upsetting is that it happened again in a couple of days and you guessed it, they never heard of the problem even though it was the same person we talked with. An expensive park in a run down section of town right next to a really run down trailer park. Interior roads are narrow as everything is crammed together. We will try and find another park on our next visit to the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is fundamentally a very good park. I found the Wi-Fi to be very good but I was very close to the HQ building. The park is in an older section of the city and the interior of the roads are tight as well as distance between rigs. If you are exiting the park to I-25 I would recommend continuing through the park exit down Pikes Ave to 31st street and then take a right through two sets of lights and then a left on Cimmaron which leads to I-25. There is a dangerous blind curve if you take and immediate right out of the park to get on BL US 24. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very clean campground. If you have kids or pets this is the campground for you. Lots of activities, breakfast and dinners held several times a week. Pools and playgrounds for kids. Convenient for seeing the sites. Close to Manitou Springs and shopping and restaurants. They put us in a back-in in a far corner of the park. OK site, but the large trees prevented our satellite dish from working. Cell phone iffy, no cable TV, but you can get local stations on the antenna. We probably would not stay here again, prefer a more country setting rather than right in the city. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This may be the best park in this area. A little pricy, but it is all about location. The park is 98% full. Reservations are recommended. There are lots of families and kids. We used it for a base camp for jeep adventures. Spaces are a little unlevel for larger rigs is the only reason I did not give it a 10. We will stay again next trip. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I can't complain too much as it did meet most of our needs. Two pools; one for everyone, one for adults only. Sites are level and do have enough seperation on most areas. We spent the majority of our time seeing the sites and as such did not use most of the parks facilities. NOTE: Tangonet is the WiFi service. It is limited to one (1) computer ONLY for free. And even though we were situated less than 50 FT between two seperate towers we seldom were able to get a useable connection speed to the internet Would return again as it does appear to be one of the best in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We found the park to be very nice. The staff was very friendly upon arrival. The location was very convenient to many helpful locations in town. We did have a unfriendly encounter with an old man that appeared to be a night watchman and wanted to complain on departure but found it less stressful to just let it go. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A really nice park in a great location. All aspects of this park were nice. We would certainly choose this location on our next trip through the area. We especially liked the walking distance to Manitou Springs,and the Red Rock Canyon area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was our second visit to this park and we will probably not return. There was nothing really wrong with it, it just isn't someplace we would go back to. The bathrooms were clean, but the pool was really dirty. The "store" was very poorly stocked, but the playground was nice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We checked in early and thought it was so nice. Little did we know we would be surrounded by tents full of kids! They totally took over the restrooms. The Restrooms need cleaning. We don't know if that was due to the kids. It is very close to town. The staff was friendly upon check in. We left a day early to return home it was so crowded. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I was told the park was in bankruptcy and because of this some of the facilities are a bit run down. It is a great place to see the sites around Colorado Springs. I would stay here again. It is a little expensive for the park at this time. Satellite reception does not exist at most sites. Verizon and AT&T work well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
For the price I was not impressed. I have stayed at parks that charge less and had a much nicer site. The sites are gravel and it appeared that most were level. I did see some motorhomes with their front wheels off the ground. Water pressure was adequate, power was good, and there was very little noise at night. I was given a back in site for a 43 foot MH and I was just off the the roadway. Older park that could use some renovations. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As mentioned by other reviewers, the park is packed and maneuvering is tough especially during a long weekend. Crowded spaces. Two major roads run parallel to each other, Hwy 24 and Hwy 24 business generating twice the road noise. CATV only has 13 stations. Way overpriced for what you get. Glad we didn't stay longer. Seems finding a quiet, spacious campground in the Springs is challenging. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was one of our favorite RV parks. It is in a great location with large trees, paved streets and cement patios. The cable and WiFi were great. Laundry facilities and showers were spotless and efficient, although you do have to wait a long time for hot water in the shower. The staff was helpful and friendly. We would consider spending the summer months here. We loved Colorado Springs as there is lots to do. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park has friendly, helpful staff. This is a great location to several of the attractions in Colorado Springs. Biggest drawback is the uneven sites. We had a pull through for our 40' DP and toad. We spent almost 2 hours trying to level it and keep the tires on the ground. Several blocks and boards later we succeeded. Laundry was clean and equipment worked well. There was a BBQ for dinner one evening with live entertainment. Our location gave us front row viewing. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a typical big park in a highly touristy area. The sites are on top of each other, especially for big rigs. I had to be quite careful not to run over the sewer connections. Our lot was not even close to level, and required the full length of our leveler jacks to be even near level. The bathrooms were cleaned every day, but with so many folks using them, they suffered from sand being tracked into them. On a positive note they had food catered into the park for evening meals, which was a nice touch. It is just too many folks jammed into too small an area, otherwise nothing is really wrong. I sighed with relief however, as I pulled out. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our first stay in Colorado Springs. We were disappointed with the park from the get-go. The prices are outrageous for a gravel site. We had trouble with backing into the site with little help from the park attendant who didn't seem to know what he was doing. The Wi-Fi didn't work and when it did, it was very slow. Some of the park staff was pretty unfriendly and many of the other guests were as well. We will not likely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The Good. Clean Showers and minutes from all attractions. The Bad. Very tight spots, lots of road noise and high fees. This has been my worst stay yet. The spaces are extremely tight and the road noise never stops. If you don't mind the noise and hearing every word that your neighbor says, then you might like it. The front desk folks are very friendly and they show you to your tight spot, so good customer service. I would suggest staying at the state park nearby as the sites are much bigger and road noise is no where nearly as bad and half the cost. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This RV park is very clean. The roads are asphalt, not dust. There are quality wood picnic tables. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The restrooms and laundry area are clean with tile floors. The lobby area is large & spacious. There are 2 computers in the lobby area to access your email. The park is quiet. There are 2 pools, one family and one adult. We would stay at this park again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Though this park is in a terrific location, it is over priced, and they do not give any discounts for Good Sam, AARP or anything else. The space between rigs is tight with your neighbor's sewer line right at the picnic table. The staff was very friendly and helpful. But for what you are getting, it should be $15 less per night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Not recommended as this is an over priced old park not equipped for today’s rigs with arrogant management. We missed the park because an exiting Motorhome was blocking the low level entrance sign and had to drive through 3 miles of the congested tourist trap street until we were able to turn around at a rotary. After paying $300 for a week, we were then directed to our site where we had to back uphill 150 yards, carefully avoiding the vehicles parked in the road, into our inadequate sized site at the dead end. Except for the smallest cars, there is no room for parking at 98% of their sites. The redeeming factor was that the sites around us were too small to be used so the population density around us was low with no traffic and we parked in an empty site as did most of our neighbors. Utilities all worked fine but no cable TV at our site. The Wi-Fi worked well most of the time. The final insult was a note taped to our door the day before we were scheduled to depart reminding us checkout time was 11 AM and that our card will be charged $3 for every hour we were late. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is a great location if you are looking to do some day activities around Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs. It has some descent shade trees in many sites. The pool was nice. The park was generally quiet in the evenings. Internet was free, but painfully slow. Office staff was very friendly and helped us out with a few things when we asked. I would like to see it a few bucks cheaper, but we would stay here again if we came back to the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
You can't beat the location of this park smack between Manitou Springs and Old Colorado City. The park is very clean and the staff are friendly. We didn't even need to exit our rig to check in and someone assisted us to our site. Two pools, one adults only were well kept. The park also has a nice play ground and game room. The roads are TIGHT and in several sites there is almost no where to park a vehicle. However $42 (+$3 extra a night for an additional "adult" 7 year) was the cheapest site they have and for that much money I was un-happy with a few things: The park has a tent area but they let people set up tents in RV sites. The free Wi-Fi was very slow or did not work. I used my air card most of the time. As I said there is very little parking at some sites and no overflow parking that I saw. We'd stay here again but not without looking around first. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Found out when we checked in, that a plumbing problem had our camp cabin unit, was out of service. They upgraded us to a Mountain Suite! This is definitely the best park to stay in around Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs. We checked out several parks in the area and we were so glad we chose this one. It is literally right next to the Garden of the Gods and the views there are amazing! Would definitely return to this park! We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
Park is in town, close to many activities, shopping. Roads are paved with gravel sites. Many shade trees. Power, water were good. Cell strength was weak (AT&T). Laundry was clean. Full recycling. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice quiet campground with plenty of shade. The bathrooms and showers were very clean and well maintained. The store closes early, so make sure you have ice when you check in. They have an adults only pool and jacuzzi, which are centrally located. Overall, a very nice place to stay, and we hope to go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
When we made our reservation only back-in sites were available due to the Memorial Day weekend. Not our first choice, but since we were staying for 14 days, not a big deal. On this site, the park is listed as having cable, but that is only for a small number of Premium sites. Our "Deluxe Back-In Site" didn't qualify. The location of trees to the rear of our site prevented us from using our dome-mounted satellite TV dish. Park was busy over holiday weekend, but settled down after that. They have a separate 21 and over pool--great idea! Facilities were excellent. Good power, water, and Wi-Fi signal. Clean restrooms and showers. Excellent food options brought in by outside vendors during the week. Very good BBQ and breakfasts at reasonable price. Location is excellent to most of area attractions and I-25 gets you North or South quickly. We paid $42 per night (weekly rate). We camped here in a Motorhome.
The location is excellent, it's ten minutes to everything you want to see in Colorado Springs. The personnel were the most enthusiastic and helpful of any encountered during our travels. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is probably the best of the RV parks in Colorado City. It is clean, pretty well organized, and has all the amenities you would want in a resort. While the pool and other summer amenities weren't open while we were there, I can see where this would be a great summer stop. There are separate pools for adults and family. Probably the best part of the park is that it is close to Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, Manitou Springs, Seven Falls, and so many other great attractions in the area. Some of the motor home sites could be seen as a little narrow, but for us, it was not an issue as we were doing a good deal of touring the area and didn't use the awning. And from our site we had a great view of snow covered Pikes Peak, which beats out the awning issue!!! We will definitely stay here again while in this part of Colorado. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was located within 10 minutes of every place we went to in Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. The park and bathrooms were very clean. Yes, the park is in their off season until May which meant most of the amenities were closed, as was the case with all of the parks in the area. In fact, they are the only park in Colorado Springs with a pool, which is why were going back in the summer! We will definitely be back! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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This campground has a pool, but it was not available. The hot water for showers had to be left on for a long time to get any warm water at all. Management did not have an answer except to run water. WiFi is free only on an office computer, other wise it is $3.95 a day. Overall I feel if they are going charge full price for sites, they should have everything available to use. (No pool.) We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We went to this campground and found the sites were so close together. When we went to talk to the management they acted like they were doing us a favor to talk to us. They do have a few amenities but the staff was not very helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Overall a decent campground. Sites were of a decent size, red rock gravel under large trees. Lots of wildlife visit this park. The park is very close to Manitou Springs and of course the Garden of the Gods among other attractions. We were unfortunately there when most of the campground amenities were closed for the winter. The restrooms/showers were fine but the hot water was slow in coming and not every shower was equal in terms of water temp and pressure. The laundry facility was excellent. The water was good tasting and the staff was friendly and easy going. We would stay at this campground again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Bathrooms were clean - hot water a little slow - laundry very nice - the least expensive of all the places we have stayed. The staff is very friendly and very helpful. We had a problem with an extra propane tank having a hole in it and they were very helpful and seemed very interested in helping us find the best solution. The problem was resolved and the maintenance people went out of their way to assist. The campground is all gravel but our lot was very level. We did have full hook-ups and cable - we did not use Wi-Fi because you paid, however, our AT&T GMS worked fine. It is a little run-down but from of the looks of other area campgrounds, was probably one of the best. We would stay again if ever in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
All sites were hard packed gravel, and fairly easy to level up. Picnic table provided was old and in a spot less than 7' by 7'. This park is near Colorado Springs attractions and as such does not offer any discounts and few amenities. The store was meagerly stocked; for instance there were 3 tee-shirts, some crackers and sausages. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an older park that does need some updating. The sewer connections in the ground are too close to where the camper has to park. Plus there is almost always a sewer smell. They say they have Wi-Fi, but you do pay for it, unless you want to take your computer to the office each time you want to use it. There are very few sites with TV cable. Now the plus about this campground is staff is friendly and helpful. Restrooms and showers were clean. We probably would not stay here again. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
It's one of those bigger parks stuffed into a smaller park size. It was a bit tight for us to get our 40' coach and tow around and into the site. Our particular site was fairly out of level and required some jockeying around to get somewhat level. Also, the on-site "store" is nothing to speak about. If you need any items, even the most basic, better stock up before you arrive. They have a nice pancake breakfast but of all the breakfasts we've done at parks, this was one of the more expensive. The park is a bit tricky to find as it's a bit off the beaten path. The road construction near the park only made matters worse. Exiting the park is a bit of a trick too as the big rigs must travel through residential neighborhoods to get out. Neighborhoods with lots of low hanging tress and no clearly marked street back to the main highway. On the good side, the park is clean and seems to be well maintained. It's in a great location for a base camp to visit many of the attractions on the West side of The Springs. We'd stay here again without much hesitation. Even though it's not ideal, it's probably the best RV park in this particular area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were a little disappointed in this RV park, although if I would have read more of the reviews on this site I wouldn't have been surprised. First, check-in was smooth, and the staff is friendly. The first surprise was when I went to hook up the advertised cable TV, I couldn't find the connection. I went to the office to inquire about this and was told that although cable TV hookups are available at some sites, most of the park is not wired for cable. Obviously, our site was one of those that did not have cable. I think their site and brochure should state that cable TV is available at "select" sites. Similarly (as stated by other reviewers), they advertise Wi-Fi. It is true that Wi-Fi is available but it does cost extra ($4.95/day). Our site was not level and, yes, the sites are very tight. We had to settle for a back-in site, and although our RV is only 28' there wasn't a lot of room in front and back to maneuver to try and get our RV level. Side-to-side, the sites are also very tight. The good news is there are trees for shade, but they can definitely restrict your ability to open your awning, like it did us. Our site also slanted from back to front which did result in our sewer line going slightly uphill. Probably our biggest complaint is that although their rules state "tents are not permitted on your RV site", that didn't stop the staff from assigning the space directly behind us (right out our bedroom window) to campers in a tent. Like I stated earlier, the site was not real long so the tent behind us was extremely close. Although the campers in the tent were not overly loud, just the simple fact that they were in a tent meant we could hear them talking when we were in our bedroom and trying to sleep. There is a tent area in the campground, but this tent was nowhere near that. The location is good and close to several of the main tourist attractions in the area, but they definitely need to make it more clear what amenities are available and adhere to their own rules (i.e., no tents in RV sites). We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at this campground for two nights recently. We paid for a premium site, but were very disappointed with the site. It was in the shade and near a ugly-looking stream. The site was unbelievably small for a "premium" site. In the back was a tree that prevented us from going all the way back. On the one side was a tree so we had to go even further forward to allow the slide to come out; on the other side was another tree so we couldn't put out the awning. The "heated" adult pool was heated by the sun to a cool 68 degrees I would guess. Some other premium sites were nice, pull-through sites or at least good-sized and level. We wouldn't have minded the site so much if we weren't charged for a premium. The location is good. There was no cable TV at the site I was at. There is WIFI but it is a paid service--not included in the price. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Found this park to be in a great location for a vast amount of local attractions. Pet friendly and includes both an adult pool and spa as well as a family pool, both very well maintained. Most sites seemed wide enough for any slide/awning combination. Met with management at check-in, and escorted to site, all seemed very professional and helpful. Would visit again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 8 / 10 ]
It is an ideal location. The site was small for a premium, but had a concrete pad and all the amenities. We did not find the small site to be a problem since we were out most of the time, exploring the area. The kids liked the pool, the staff were friendly. The campground is within easy access to Manitou Springs, Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods. There was a great Mexican restaurant right across the street. We would definitely camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park was located off of Colorado Ave on the way in to Manitou Springs. We chose this campground because of the reviews and the location (only 5 minutes from Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak Cog). The staff was very helpful from check in to departure and the park was very clean. We had an Executive site and even extended a few nights. We'll definitely stay here again when traveling through the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here for a week. I thought the sites were too close. The area we were in smelled like sewage at some times during the day. They had almost nothing in the camp store. Wi-fi was an extra charge and did not work well, and the price for what we got was high. I am not sure that this was the not the case in other campgrounds near by. It was convenient to local attractions. If you are looking for a less cramped campground, I would recommend staying a little ways out of town and get more for your money. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Crowded sites with no privacy - road noise. Expensive for what you get. Convenient to Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak. Heard some grumbling from other campers about a change in ownership and decline in service? We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park was very clean and well managed. The staff courteous and helpful. Most sites are narrow and packed tightly together, making access difficult to some sites. However, the cleanliness and location of this park make it a great choice for the area. It is located within 15 minutes walking distance to the Garden of the Gods Trading Post, and south entrance to the Garden of the Gods park. Pike's Peak is also just 10 minutes away by car/RV. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Unlevel sites and the sewer line had to run uphill, so when we drained the tanks, we had to lift up the sewer hose to get it to empty. Lots of trees so difficut to get satellite TV and the cable is pathetic with 12 channels and bad picture quality. Very tight for big rigs with lots so narrow, we could barely get out the slides and open the awning. Big pile of dog crap at our front door one morning. No dog run, so many take their dogs into the picnic area, where people eat when BBQ and breakfast is offered. I would not stay here again. High prices for very little. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There was nothing "Premium" about our pull through spot. First off, there are lots of tight turns to get in here and we had to unhook the toad to park. Second, the sites were way unlevel, so there was not enough suspension travel in the coach to get level. Third, the site we were in didn't have 50 amp power as billed. We spent an hour troubleshooting the coach for electrical problems after contacting the park people. Then one of the other park guys says, "Yep, that site only has 30 amp service to that 50 amp plug." Would have been nice to know going in. Since I left early the next morning, I called them about the issue; still no call back from them after 5 days. There is no way this park is a 10. Or much more than average. We camped here in a Motorhome.
All in all, this is a nice place to set up home base if you're planning on spending some time in the area. It is very clean, has lots of great amenities (barbeques, ice cream social, internet in the office, etc). The people were all very nice and check in was a breeze. I have three beefs: Our site was far from level (very far), the sites were quite small and cramped (some of the fifth wheels didn't fit and hung out in the road) and the cable TV did not work. For the price, those things are issues with us. Save the few bucks and skip the premium site. It wasn't that premium. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our second time at this park and our family had a great time. Our grandkids love the pool and my wife enjoys morning swims in the adult pool. You can't beat the catered meals, with the most expensive being only $7. The park is very clean and the staff is always friendly. We've made reservations to return later this summer. Keep up the great work! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a very nice park. Very large with lots of amenities. We had to have two people move their vehicles so we could back into our site and our vehicle sits out on the road some, but other than that we had no problems. The site was a little unlevel but most are. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were in one of the new pull through sites. This was a premium site and the cost was $49/night, plus tax. This struck us as very steep for what you get. WiFi was available at an additional charge of $4.95/day. Our Verizon Wireless card worked great. The pull through required us to disconnect the toad because it was short. Our sewer connection was 3 feet from the adjacent picnic table and our slide was over one side of that table. The neighbors slide on our door side was over our picnic table. His sewer connection is right beside our table. Our satellite connection worked good. There are no fire rings in the area around us. We have a slight view of a mountain. The park is fairly close to route 25 and is easy to get to. It abuts a main road but seems quiet. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We found this campground to be well maintained and convenient to the entire area. During the week days the park is quiet and on the weekend (Memorial Day) it was packed with a lot of youngsters. However this was never a bother because the majority of the kids were very well behaved. We stayed an extra day and would certainly stay here again! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here a month Oct 2008 and month in April 2009. This campground has improved very much with new owners in last two years. This is one of our favorite places. Staff is friendly and helpful. Nice place to walk our dogs, and lots of shade trees. Safe campground. Had plenty of room for our big 5th wheel. Our dish worked well there, with all the trees. We paid a month rate and was also a winter rate. Under old owners this campground was packed like sardines with small narrow sites. This has much improved. We would recommend this campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The good news is this park finally got cable! The bad news is that red stuff on the "decorative red gravel" gets all over your RV and it's hard to keep clean! The red gravel is a nuisance! As for the cable, currently it is installed in rows B and C. The cable is limited, just some networks, Travel, CNN, Discovery, Weather, and some "who cares" channels. Each RV spot has a picnic table and fire ring. The spots in Row A are against the fence which backs up to a busy road. Those spots appeared quite narrow and small. I was in Row B (considered a "Deluxe" site, also "back in"), and I could still hear some road noise, but it was not too bad. At the time I checked in, I was told that the "pull through sites" were not available. That would be Rows D, N, and M. Those sites are "Premium" and are extra long. At the time I was there, it appeared to me that their "Premium" sites were being converted to "back to back" sites because there was evidence of "recent ground disturbance" down the center of Rows D, N, and M, dividing the rows in half. In those rows, the electrical poles had two sides with two connections, same with the water spout. A contractor was there doing some "sewer work" on Row D. Who knows? There are two laundry with rest room areas, but at the time I was there, only the one near the office was being used, and it required a code. The one on the other end was locked, did not appear to require a "code", and appeared to not be in use at this time (off season). The washers in the office area have three different prices, depending on whether you want cold ($1.25), warm ($1.75), or hot ($2.25) water. However, the washers were those great front loaders! The dryers were those huge commercial type ones. The sign says you get 5 minutes for each quarter, but that wasn't true. It was actually 5 minutes for the FIRST quarter. Subsequent quarters added 10 minutes. $1.25 gets you 45 minutes and I dried three washer loads on that. However, some of my clothing got a bit "fried" when I used the "hot" setting on the dryer. The price I am showing is for a "Deluxe" site during the "off" season. The park has a pay phone if you need one. I was told WiFi is free if you come in the office, if you want it at your site, it's through Tengo and you pay. However, from my site in the upper part of Row B, I was able to detect an unsecured wireless on a sporadic basis. I'm not sure if this unsecured wireless belonged to the park. When I couldn't get that signal, my Verizon Aircard worked well. There is a public transit stop with frequent service right outside the gate for those that don't tow a car. The campground staff told me that Enterprise delivers rental cars to the campground for those who need that option. It was good value for the money during the "off season." I don't think I'd want to be here during "high season." We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent a week at the park. Since it was winter most of the sites were out of service, so we had to back down a small road to get into our site. The WiFi is not free at the site and we did not want to go down to the office to use the internet. They do have propane at the campground and will even pick-up and deliver tanks that are removable. I do not know if I would stay here again for the price. it costs too much for too little in the winter. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Good, quiet location. Pull-throughs not yet available for use. Front desk friendly. Given tour to select site and escorted once we made our selection. Had a perfect view of Pike's Peak out our front window. While they list Wi-Fi as an amenity, there is an additional charge to use Tengo. They should change it to Wi-Fi "available" to indicate extra fee. Unbelievably they do not have cable TV. We would definitely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park that looks like it has been upgraded in the past few years. The staff were friendly and knowedgeable on the area. Streets are paved and they have two pools, both of which were closed for the winter by the time we arrived. Sites were gravel and they told us there would be new picnic tables in the spring. We plan on coming back next summer to make use of the pools and the dinners. We enjoyed our stay at this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We agree with the previous review. The park is very nice to look at, but falls very short in the details. We had to go out and buy additional lumber to be able to level our RV. We noticed several others with wheels off the ground in order to be level. The coach next to us had Hydro Hot. The sites were so narrow that I had to close our bedroom window because the fumes (and noise) from the Hydro Hot came right through the window. This is the highest price we have paid since we left home in May, but it is far from the best spot we have had. Even with a discount, and none are offered, this campground is too expensive for the experience provided. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had stayed there years ago, and remembered it as being nicer, but we were disappointed this time. The sites are not very big, they do not have cable. Wi-fi is available but you have to pay extra. They were almost arrogant that they DO NOT offer any kind of discounts. The lady said Good Sam, Trailer Life, AAA, etc all rate them but they don't give any discounts. We were gone for 5 weeks and this was one of the most expensive campgrounds we stayed at, and they had less to offer than many cheaper parks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is conveniently located near Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods Park and Manitou Springs. Interior roads are all paved and the mostly-shaded sites are either gravel, dirt, or a combination. This is a popular park for families with children when school is out, and there are ample recreation activities (game room, pool). Pets are welcome but folding pens are not. Most sites will not be satellite-friendly. There are sites of various different sizes, with the majority being smaller ones that would handle rigs up to 30-35’. Sites are relatively close together; our patio awning and the neighbor’s window awning almost touched. Some sites won’t have room for a rig and separate vehicle; parking spots for cars and trucks are sprinkled throughout. Very few sites are pull-through, and most sites will be difficult for leveling. We had a site near, but not immediately adjacent to, the road but did not notice much in the way of traffic noise. Prices are surprisingly high, and probably reflect the scarcity of good choices in the area. Access to the park is via Colorado Ave (parallel to US-24), making an immediate right through the gate to the registration area. We only had interaction with the staff upon registration, and they were friendly enough. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Staff were friendly and helpful. Park has ample sites for any size rig. Sites were laid out to give you space to put out slides or awning. Picnic tables are at each site and the park was clean. It has a playground for children and a pool and tennis courts. It's close to Garden of the Gods but its still a lot like a huge parking lot. It is the best of all the campgrounds in Colorado Springs, We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you are staying in the Springs area this is a nice park. Things to do for the kids especially lots of other kids to play with (in the summer). The park is a little tough to get to, since you have to drive through Old Colorado Springs to get to it, so traffic is a factor. I opted for an "upgrade" and got a pull through. I would suggest you save your money and get a back-in. The premium sites are closer than the back-ins and we had to back out due to the trees and packed in sites (our left slide hung over our neighbors picnic table). Everything has a price here (no cable but good TV reception), wi-fi is pay as you go and so on. Two laundermats were clean as were the several shower houses. If you need to be close to the local attractions it's a good place to stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park very close to Garden of the Gods and Manitou Springs. Short drive to Pikes Peak as well. Park was in excellent shape. One of the best we have seen so far. Only two areas of constructive feedback would be the gift shop (very limited, which meant you needed to drive to a local store to get anything), and the dirt base of some sites (instead of the gravel base of most sites). We stayed here twice in a two week period, and specifically requested a gravel site on our 2nd visit. We usually stay in KOAs, and could notice that the staff was less friendly than what we see at the KOAs. However, this is an excellent site overall, and I would use it again as a base camp for my time in Colorado Springs. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is at the seedy end of the tourist strip of Old Colorado City and Garden of the Gods area. Somewhat difficult to find because the road forks off to the right at an odd spot in the high traffic road, then comes to an abrupt stop sign that is the length of a big rig, and then you cross a side street to enter the park's driveway. To boot, the check in lanes are at a 45 degree angle, which is navigable but bizarre. The sites are nicely landscaped with gravel and modestly shaded. We saw many big rigs and felt relatively safe until we started to set up. Even though they appear to be, the sites are not level. The park had many children under 12. The rig next to our site had 5-6 kids playing on our site as we pulled up. As we set up, 2 unattended children were playing stick-ball with large red rocks that landed on other rigs. We pulled up our jacks and left. The staff refused a refund and did nothing about the children. After a very unpleasant argument ensued with management, they conceded and refunded the fees. It was a very testy situation and I would only recommend this park for families with children who run loose, parents that refuse to attend to their children, and campers who enjoy heated and lengthy arguments with management over refunds. Overall, this park has all the curb appeal without the service or security. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This older park has a fabulous view, but the sites are very narrow and short. They were almost impossible for the fifth-wheelers next to us to park their towing vehicles and not block the roads, which are paved. Your picnic table is right over your neighbors' hookups. No ice at the office. Would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Another old 80's RV park struggling to fit the big rigs in, but failing to do so. Also, terribly uneven spots, where many cannot level despite automatic systems. A new park area, where food is served, but no vegetarian selections (in Colorado, yet). Well located, but not a big rig friendly area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice Urban campground located in some trees. We were parked next to a noisy creek and noiser road in a "premium" spot. We had plenty of space in our premium spot, located amongst the huge and beautiful Class A campers. At first they parked us in a "deluxe" spot and we had to let the office know our reservations were for a "premium" spot. Fire pits are only allowed in certain few areas (not ours). It was too cool to swim, but there was a separate pool for adults and an adult hot tub available if desired. The bathrooms are clean, but had mold and yuck in them. My kids loved the rec area, playground, and the dinner/breakfast options at the outdoor dining area were tempting. We would stay here again, even with the price, because it is so close to the Colorado Springs attractions. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
There are different classes of sites with different prices. Premium big rig sites are farther apart and have nicer landscaping than the rest of the park. Perhaps the people who like this park got one of those sites. We are completely self-contained in a 20' Roadtrek but were given a tiny site jammed in amidst the tent trailers and small pick-up campers. The rear window of the RV behind us was about 12 inches from ours so that we could see right into their rig and vice versa. I have never had such a small site in all my many years of camping in RV parks!The park has WiFi but charges $4-$5 per day for it. The clerk did not explain why there was a difference in the rate. Overall, she seemed rushed and condescending, as though she was doing us a favor in letting us park there at all. We will never go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Staff was very friendly and helped guide us to our site. Laundry room was clean but had a few non working machines. Showers were clean. The pancakes on Sunday morning are the best you can get. The sites are small and hard to back into. Not really enough room for the truck. Wifi worked well at site. Wish wifi was free ($15.00)/week. Nice shade trees everywhere. I would recommend this park. They have improved it a lot since 4 years ago. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is located in the midst of the Colorado Springs attractions. As a result they charge top dollar for their campsites. It is a nice and clean place but many of the sites are very close together. From the campground you can walk to the Garden of the Gods. They also have very good and reasonably priced meals available every evening at their clubhouse. We had BBQ that was catered by Howard's BBQ, a popular local restaurant. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The camp was clean but way too expensive. The sites are too close together. We had to step over the water hose to the next camper to get to the back of our camper. Was there with a large group and lots of the reservations were not correct. I had called 5 or 6 times to make sure that mine was correct. I had requested that I not be right with the group that I was there with and I was put in a site right among. I would only recommend this camp in case of a needed place to stay. They do not accept any discounts (Good Sam, AARP, or Passport America. They could get more business if they did. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Top notch! We stay here often and you cant beat the manicured grounds or the super clean bathrooms. The only draw back for us is, there is limited fires in the whole resort. Very centrally located. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This park is under new management and has been cleaned up and improved. Very nicely landscaped and very clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The park is located close to Pike's Peak, the Garden of the Gods Park and other points of interest in the Colorado Springs area. While it is wooded and nicely landscaped, it is a urban park. The sites are rather close together. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is the most pleasant looking park in the immediate area, with very easy access to Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak and the other attractions in the area. We were here in the off season, which was good since this campground is TIGHT. My husband, who is very adept at backing our tiny 25' trailer into spots, had to do a lot of wiggling to avoid trees. We checked in after hours and they had us in a spot next to a run down permanent trailer, but the next morning they were happy to let us move to a better spot. Both spots were difficult to maneuver into because of the trees planted six inches from the roadway, but the sites themselves are a good size. Also, had it not been the off season, I'm not sure where we would have parked our tow vehicle, since we had to park it in the empty spot next to us (with park approval). Staff really friendly and helpful. The bathrooms are old and could do with a redo, but they are clean. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a nice park in a good location for visiting Garden of the Gods Park or Pike's Peak. Only 5 minutes from the park and 15 minutes from Pike's Peak entrance. Sites fairly level, required some blocks under one side, though, but not bad. Some interior roads are a bit tight with trees, but if you take it slow and careful, you can get around. Wifi worked well at my site, but I was very close to the office. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Excellent park. Some friends told us that Garden of the Gods CG was being renovated so we wanted to see what was going on here, since we had camped here before and enjoyed it. Great improvement, especially the new pull throughs and park areas. Staff was phenomenal, very accommodating and they really understand what hospitality is. Highest marks: you can't go wrong with this park! We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 1 / 10 ]
This park is nothing special, even after they have worked on it. It is not worth $45 a day for sure! We will not be back at this campground again. We did go every July 4th for several years. New owners bought it and raised the rate. This is the most expensive RV park in the area. Wouldn't mind paying if it was worth the price. No patio, no place to park the tow vehicle. gravel site. Last time we stayed there we were next to office. We could not put our awning out. Trees within a inch of our slides. Took us awhile to get into our site. This site was much too small for our big rig. We were next to a busy street that was the entrance to campground. We had our reservation for about 8 months. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
They are under new management and making much needed improvements, 50 of the small sites have now been turned in to a park area with grass. Also pull thurs are being added. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
I just had to write this review to say that we had an excellent experience camping at Garden of the Gods Campground. My husband and I love the Colorado Springs area and love to go camping in the Colorado mountains. We had a really nice, big site and loved the beautiful mountain views and all the trees. It was easy to check-in at the park because we had booked our reservation on-line. We found the staff to be super friendly and helpful and especially liked the new manager - apparently, the park has a new owner who is making some nice improvements. The campground was clean and had great park areas, picnic tables and barbecues. The nightly dinner socials were so nice, too. We are planning on going back to the campground in September or October to experience fall in Colorado Springs. Now that we have discovered rvparkreviews, we will spend some time reading reviews on other parks in other states - thank you. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is great. We understand it is under new management and they are making many improvements including large premium pull through sites with BBQ grills. We enjoyed the many activities including the ice cream social and live music. The staff is so friendly and helpful. Can't wait to go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at this park after staying last year. Apparently the park has been sold and a new owner is taking over. The park is in town and while the sites are small, the views are incredible and being so close to Garden of the Gods, restaurants, and golf was a huge plus for us. We had a chance to talk to the new manager, Beverly, and she definitely knows what she is doing but is way too busy. Lots of plans for making bigger sites which is much needed. The park looks dated so I think a new owner could do nice things. We like the area so we'll keep going back as all the other parks in the area are pretty pathetic. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I have mixed reviews for this campground. The facilities where nice and clean, restrooms, laundry room, game room, etc. Staff was friendly and the ice cream social and items were nice idea. Escort to campsite was nice idea as well. Really I only have a couple gripes about this place. It is too bad it is basically in town, and the sites are way way too close together. Our site was at the end of a row, so the camper next to me had their awning out, and was almost touching my camper. On the other side I would sit on one side of the picnic table and my back was 6 inches from the road that seemed to constantly have diesel trucks running back and forth on. No room for tow vehicles either. Overall it was not fun place to stay. If you are passing through for the night, or plan on being off site-seeing and not spending much time at the campground, then it will be fine. Except then the price will be high for the little time you spend there. Mostly very large rigs there, however that has nothing to do with the campground, it's just we have a 19' travel trailer and felt like a minnow in a ocean. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Just stayed there for the first time, and I'll be back for sure. It is right by Manitou Springs and Old Colorado City, and from our site (or any site in the park) we were looking straight up at Pike's Peak. Unbelievable. Great park and staff, and a great value. I understand it is under new ownership as of last week, and although they are going to keep much of the park the same as it has been, they also have some great plans to make this an even better park. It is great now, so I can't wait to come back and see what they do with it. Everything was very clean, staff was great, and the VIEWS are unbelievable. Loved it! We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 7 / 10 ]
We have visited this park a few times before. Depending on which area of the park they put you in, it can be a good or bad experience. This time we had a slot that was not on the perimeter of the park and was, overall, very quiet. Since we visited after Labor Day, they had closed the indoor hot tub, but the pool was still open. The park is near historic Manitou Springs and close to other attractions in the Pikes Peak area. Most sites are not too level. The roads are paved, but sites are gravel. They do have WiFi access, but we did not get a good signal where our site was. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the most expensive campground I've ever stayed in at 38.00 a night. The employees were all extra nice. The spaces were very close together. I wouldn't stay there again because of the price. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was a VERY rundown park. The bathrooms had newspapers on the floor with some water. The laundry room had lots of clothes on the floor. The campsites were very close together. The sites were very small in size. Not even big enough for a travel trailer. The pool was always crowded with people. The campground was located next to an area of homes. I would only recommend this place as a last resort. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A very large campground. Fortunately, we were there in May, so most sites were empty. Sites are very narrow and many are situated in such a way that you have neighbors on three sides. Not the place if you are seeking a secluded atmosphere. Very near Garden of the Gods attraction and Pikes Peak. Free WIFI was excellent. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
"Family" type campground. May be good if you have kids but not good for older folks who like
peace and quiet. Overpriced. Would not stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Paved streets, mostly shaded sites, all back-ins, difficult to park big rigs. Very friendly, helpful staff. Food plates available some mornings and most evenings. Ice cream and watermelon socials with entertainment. Nice arcade room, swimming pool was very popular. No pet runs and walking pets was awkward and sometimes embarrasing. We camped here in a camper.
[ 4 / 10 ]
This campground is really crowded with small sites. The tent sites are pathetic. The stream along the tent sites had lots of trash and old tires in it. The women's bathroom in the section we were in was flooded with overflowing toilets all but one day of our 4 day stay. On the flip side, the pool and playground are very nice and the campground employees are very friendly and helpful. With a little help this could be a great campground. Managers need to pay attention to changes that need to be made. The location is great and there is potential for this to be a really good place for family camping. We camped here in a camper.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Most sites sort of small for big rigs. All back-in sites. Nice park, quiet, and convenient to Garden of Gods and other tourist attractions. Internet room with 3 phone lines - free. Small store with limited food items, RV supplies, T-shirts and gifts. Rates depending on season. Very popular park - be sure to call for reservations. We camped here in a camper.
Friendly staff. Dirt roads throughout with a few rough spots here and there. Sites are gravel and hit or miss: many are not very level and in some sections are very close together. The strangest part is the unpredictable hookup locations. For some sites you'll need a long cord and/or hose, and you may share a post with the adjoining site (so too bad if you both need 50 amp). Some fire pits are so close to the roadway to be basically unusable. They did give us a bunch of site options to choose from once we got there, and we eventually found one we liked. This was our alternative campground for the area, and once we got over our initial disappointment, it wasn't bad. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice, large park. Full hookups, no cable. Wi-Fi is fine but park is at 20% capacity right now. Gravel drives, no pads but each site has a picnic table, some shade. Easy access off I-25. Fairly remote from business areas (south of Ft, Carson). May Museum a must see if you are intrigued by extremely large insects. Will be here for almost a week. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Superlatives fail me for this park. It has everything going for it. Great people run the place, really friendly and helpful. The location is incredible. Something like 1,000 acres on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains with miles and miles of hiking trails, amazing wildlife, and sunrises are incredible. The May Museum at the office is one of the world's best. This is one of my very favorite places on earth to visit. The scenery, people, wildlife, and campsites are just wonderful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a family owned park, and they are wonderful hosts and fantastic people!!! The park is rustic, which is nice and clean, and extremely quiet and "homey"! The location of hookups are odd, but they will be renovating the park this winter while they are closed. They told us they plan to perform many updates in the park. We certainly look forward to returning to see all the improvements and visiting the awesome family! We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you are looking to be surrounded by nature and do not have the need for television or internet this is a nice place. The starting rate is affordable, but then they tack on prices for an extra person, using air conditioning and more. They like to charge a lot of extras. We did not attempt television because they told us what to do if we had satellite, so no satellite, no television. They state to have wi-fi, but dial up is faster. I make a living online and my wireless card that is typically slower was faster. They have lots and lots of rules, but do not enforce them. They said you don't need air conditioning, but during the day you do. They say keep your dogs on a leash, but people letting their pets run loose and no one was monitoring them. Oh there is a $1.00 per guest per day if you want company, serious!! I couldn't believe this one at all. Roads are narrow and dirt, the sites are unlevel and you will spend time driving around trying to figure out which site will be the easiest to set up and get level. Other places were booked up or too far away otherwise I probably would not have stayed here. I don't plan on making this the place I stay the next time I am in town for what you pay, I could have stayed at a nicer property and had everything I needed. The staff is nice, but the rest is not worth the money. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice friendly staff. Huge park with many seasonal sites occupied. Dirt roads (no gravel) are rutted badly in places. Electric and water are shared between sites. Extra cord and hose are needed for many sites. Extra charges if you use your A/C or have more than two people. The "fishing lake" is not exactly as advertised either. Park has lots of potential but in bad need of a little maintenance. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is a treasure. With miles of hiking trails, stunning views of the plains to the East and the Rocky Mountains to the North and West it has a lot going for it. There is a small lake they keep stocked with several species of trout. Fishing from a granite rock on the shore of the lake will provide some memorable moments for any family that loves to fish together. The campground is spacious with a lot of sites to choose from. Campfires are permitted and firewood is available at the office. Wildlife abounds in the RV park. Turkeys run through, rabbits, deer and more can be seen as well. The May Museum of Natural History is at the bottom of the hill where the RV office is located. This museum houses one of the world's most comprehensive insect collections. It has to be seen to be believed. The insects are from all over the world and include specimens of some of the world's most stunningly beautiful butterflies. Between the miles of hiking trails, the peace and quiet, the incredible natural history museum and the park's close proximity to Colorado Springs/Pike's peak and more there is much to like. My wife and I will be back for sure. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We paid for 2 nights but left after staying only one. Office was not yet open when we left and we didn't care about getting a refund. This RV park is listed in Woodall's directory and I certainly wonder why. Extra charge if you use your AC. The RV park's website and their listing states that 4 TV stations can be picked up, but we couldn't get any stations off of our antenna. It is tranquil with lots of trees, but the sites are rutted and un-level, the WIFI is available only at the laundry (and we couldn't get it to connect there)and the road up to the RV park is very narrow and winding. This is a large property that has allot of potential, but clearly needs money put into it. If you're looking for peace and quiet, this is the place for you. If you need a level site, WIFI and TV, best to stay elsewhere. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Greeted by extremely nice person checking us in. Didn't appreciate extra charges to run the a/c. In the same breath we were told they were on water conservation so laundry room was closed! And the only spot for wireless Internet was in the laundry room. Stayed the course and tried to find a suitable spot for our 40 ft coach with no help from the staff. Sharp uphill turns to get to the RV area. Rutted out sites, very unlevel and complete dustbowl. We loved the location of this park, but it is in desperate need of attention. Great potential. We left without even trying to get a refund. Clearly they need the money more than we do. Just hope they use it to fix up this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Lots of space, which is the only thing this park has going for it. Be prepared for extra charges in the summer for AC, and dry wells to complete your bug museum experience. P.S. have a good surge protector ready. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Called in May for reservations -- would not take a credit card to hold a spot. Yet when we got there the only UNRESERVED sites available were unlevel, inconvenient, hookups were too far from the camper, ruts in road and narrow roads with tight turns. We looked for a suitable spot but did not find one. Park needs lots of work. Were told the grandfather who owned it died and a daughter/granddaughter were trying to run it. Would not take visa - wanted a check. After spending about 1 hr looking for a site with no help from the owners, we decided to leave and go elsewhere. Don't understand why we could not make a reservation yet all the good spots were reserved when we got there -- called several weeks ahead but still no reservation! Would not recommend - most of the RV's there were unlevel despite many blocks under the wheels! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Even through most of the complaints you read here are more or less valid it is still the second best campground in Colorado Springs. The nearby state park is best. The rest of the local parks are just crowded parking lots near main roads. Golden Eagle is spread out over a very large area. I have camped at Golden Eagle twice. The sites in the back part of the park are larger. The tent sites are excellent and well away from the motor homes. The dirt/gravel roads are great for bike riding. There is a large grassy area near the play ground for games. There are 2 small lakes and a "bug museum". There are 2 lakes. Behind the lakes is an old RV rally area that is now used as an off leash area for dogs. This camp ground is a wonderful place for kids and dogs. There is a challenging 5 miles hike. If your main goal is to enjoy nature this is a good value for the money. If you are looking for a place to take Brownies/Cub Scouts for their first tent camping experience Golden Eagle is prefect. However, if you love KOAs you won't be happy here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a nice park, kind of out in the boonies, bathrooms, showers, and laundry room were well kept. You do have to watch for bears, people in office were pleasant. There are very tight turns to make, we were here a week and seen 3 people wreak on either trees or rocks, if your not experienced with your haul don't come here, the sites are difficult to find numbers and nobody offers a escort to your site. We felt a little bugged there, office staff was always knocking on our door, weather to ask if we were leaving on our set date or was our electric working properly, you have to pay extra to use your air conditioner, seriously! The road to go back to park could be marked on highway better, but if you miss it there is another one you can take, you have to trust your gps. Kind of pricey for what they offer. But remember those tight corners. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped here on a July weekend and the place was packed with people. There are some long-term summer residents, but overall it was FULL of families just having a good weekend of it. People were quite friendly. However, the sites are relatively small, roads are rutted by stormwater here and there, the sewer connects are far away from where they need to be. Power and water supply were fine. Overall, this is a rustic campground that needs a major overhaul in terms of infrastructure. The staff was more than friendly. There have been bear problems near the dumpsters, but we never saw any bears. Entry drive is a hairpin turn, but that did not seem to stop any big rigs. Sites were sometimes level, sometimes not. Could be a challenge if you don't have blocks. We would not camp here again, however. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice park, quiet, love it. In the mountains, but close to town and Fort Carson. Yes, the road are dirt and the rain does wash them away, but for the price and the view, and the location, will stay here again during the summer of 2011 We camped here in a Motorhome.
Roads washed and rutted. Sites poorly marked. Side by side parking meant somebody got stuck with 30 amps. Layout of sewer and electric meant you either had to have long extension cord or long sewer hose. In fact we had to move in order to dump. Don't waste your time here. It is terrible and there are so many better ones available. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Although this park is in a nice area backed up against the front range mountains the sites them selves have not been kept up well at all. Many are overgrown with weeds and when it rains water runs everywhere including right under the RV. The electric outlets, sewer and water connections are located in the wrong place. Without extra 30 or 50 amp extension cords you won't be able to reach the electric power plug. The campsites themselves need major upgrades to accommodate newer larger RV's. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I liked the location of this park. It's about 10 miles from Colorado Springs, up in the foothills just south of Cheyenne Mountain. There's an abandoned road leading several miles up the mountain that serves as a hiking trail. The trail doesn't appear to be used often, so if you're looking for a little solitude in the forest, you've got it. The park itself, however, leaves a lot to be desired. I had to find some extra cinder blocks just to level my 20 ft trailer, and when it rained, which was nearly every afternoon, sand washed over everything. The Wifi is only available in the laundry, which was open 24 hours, but the doors wouldn't close completely, so it got very buggy in the evening. The worst thing about the park for me, however, was the barking dogs owned by one of the fulltime residents. Despite rules against it, this person had three large dogs that were kept outside most of the time and they barked incessantly. I originally intended to stay a month, but left after less than three weeks because of the noise. Another resident was a younger person who had noisy parties. Overall, there's nothing here that would encourage me to come back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
To call this place rustic is probably being too kind but it does have its charms. It is located on a pretty treed hill a little south of the Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs. It is well off any major roads so is very quiet. That is the good part. The interior roads are dirt - uneven and rutted - as are the sites themselves. The utility layouts are haphazard. At our site, billed as a full-hookup pull-through, the sewer connection was in the usual place but nothing else was. The electrical box was way up front on the right and the water was way up front on the left. The electric box was shared with the adjacent site and had only one 30-amp and one 50-amp outlet. That was not a problem because the other site was vacant but if both sites needed the same service it couldn't be done. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A beautiful mountain setting with lots of trees. Although their website says that they have multiple "lakes", they are actually ponds that are mostly dried up. The electric is shared between RVers, you may need 50' of power cord to plug-in. The sewer hook-up is also questionable. Some sites had the sewer hook-up where a 20' hose would work, but some sites such as the guy next to us needed 3-20' (60' total) sewer hoses to connect. The sites where most of the BIG Rigs went are not even close to being level. Park is in severe disrepair with dusty rutted roads. If you have very low standards, this RV Park will be fine for you. We will never stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A beautiful mountain setting with lots of trees and nice lakes. Park is in disrepair with dusty rutted roads. Electric is shared between sites (one gets the 50 and one takes the 30). Sites uneven but spacing is good. I will not stay here again. For a family group looking for a mountain get away that was somewhat primitive it would work. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A large park which is the home to some permanent resident campers (Colorado Springs is very expensive). It was curious to see small fences surrounding some of the outfits. Restrooms and showers were clean in the morning. Plenty of space between sites, and a wonderful view of the surrounding mountains. Close enough to enjoy the sites surrounding the city, yet far enough away for a meaningful camping experience. The playground was rather poor and needed substantial updates. Only drawback was a large, loud party in the rally area one evening that continuted late into the night. We got even by honking our horn as we passed the rally area via the access road early the next morning. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
In mountains above Colorado Springs, great scenery. Every night bears come to the dumpsters
to feast (host encourages this so bears won't bother campers) - this made us real uncomfortable but they were fun to watch. CG roads in poor condition so drive slow. Bathroom closest to our site closed entire time we were there- had to drive to other bathroom. Some sites are pretty small (tent?) and others are close together. Private lakes stocked w/fish. Nice walking paths. Good place to have base-camp while exploring Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, and Colorado Springs in general. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Fellow at the desk was friendly and helpful. Sites really tight, but I looked at it as a "challenge" to get in/out. Water/electric/sewer hookups all-good, site we had was only a bubble-off - others (mostly seasonal/long-term) not so much. All gravel - not dusty. Facilities well-maintained and seemingly clean. Right on highway, so is noisy if your windows are open - don't count on using your awning/ground-cover/lounge chairs. Decent park for an overnite, or a few days if you're visiting Manitou Springs / Pikes-Peak / Garden of Gods / etc. - if you don't have expectations other than a level spot and hookups. Drive-by of another campground just up the road convinced us we'd made the better choice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed 3 nights but the park is really small. Lots of old rundown full time campers. Dog park is a joke. A dirty small walkway that is full of dog waste. I told the manager about it and not sure if anything done. Adjacent street has trash. Would not stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The fellow who runs this campground is very friendly. We paid to have internet; but couldn't get on, so he cheerfully gave us our refund. This was a busy campground with some other over night, weekly and seasonal campers. It was clean and well kept. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
$18.00 rate is Passport America. Office staff friendly and probably helpful. I didn't ask for any help. This CG has the smallest spaces I have ever encountered: My slides were about 24" from my neighbor's on each side and my awning was within 6" of my first neighbor. My second neighbor (very large motorhome and toad) was so underwhelmed he left immediately. My pull-through was not long enough for both 36' fifthwheel and my truck. This park would be nice if it had half as many sites. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate is weekly with tax. Restrooms and showers okay. No real dressing area with each shower. The site was level. No need for boards to level, ground surface was gravel and well used. The site was long enough with side by side utilities. Site access and park roads were okay. Didn't use internet. Road noise during the day, but not a problem at night. There were some lights throughout the park. Managers were friendly and the park was maintained. We stayed two weeks to take a break from traveling. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have been on the road for a month and have had 2 bad RV parks this one is the worst. They said they could accommodate a 45 Ft MH. I hope we can get out of here tomorrow we are in very tight quarters. No grass which is okay but c'mon we are suppose to be having a good camping experience. Also can smell sewer around campsites the rate is $35 per night. Cable and Wi-Fi extra. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The male resident manager was very friendly and helpful, the female was not! The bathrooms were clean, but the day we left, the shower drains had backed up. When I asked the woman for more toilet paper she acted annoyed and complained people were stealing it! The campground accommodated large rigs but was a bit tight. It was convenient to most attractions. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Extremely small sites - very hard to get in & out of. Barely enough room to get slides out. Wish I would have read the reviews first and we would not have stayed there. Will not stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park has TINY spaces, and is extremely noisy from the major highway it sits on. After squeezing our small (16') travel trailer into the site with no maneuvering room, we were squeezed against the small picnic table on the driver's side of the trailer and the neighbor's sewer hookup on the passenger side. There was 6 feet between my trailer door and the sewer connection for the next "space". We had to take a picnic table from an empty space, since our space didn't have one. We had reservations for two nights, but were so disgusted that we left after only one night. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a gravel parking lot with utilities sticking up. There are no site markings, so park close to utilities and hope your neighbor can maneuver into next site. They are extremely tight sites. It is very noisy and next to major street. We do not plan to stop there again. Cable is advertised. The neighbor had only connection in use. The host gave my husband a splitter and told him to hook it up himself-unhook neighbor, hook up splitter, hook up both sites. The Host also said to be sure to return splitter. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites on this park are too close together. It was difficult to back in because of the way the cars of other campers parked. Of all the parks we stayed in our 6 week journey, this was the worst campground, and it was the most expensive. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Way too tight, you can touch the unit next door, right on a busy street, noisy, dusty and not very clean. Would not recommend staying there, another site off 25 much nicer and a lot more room. Arrogant staff and management, dog park was filthy, never cleaned. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good location for local attractions. Yes, it is cramped and this is mostly a no-frills place. But if you're just looking for a safe place to park and will spend most of your time site seeing and using this place only to shower & sleep it's a decent place to stay. It's quieter than you'd think. Also, I think it's only fair that you pay for the actual electricity you use, especially if you're not a utilities hog. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
The managers seem nice, but they are forced to charge ridiculous charges by the owner. They meter your electric use (for even one night). They charge an additional $2 fee for back ins and $4 for pull-throughs, another $3 for cable. The overall fee is fine, and I wouldn't mind paying more, but don't nickel and dime me to death! They park the rigs as tight as they will go, and it is just a rock parking lot with hookups. Oh yeah - if you want cable ask them if they have this issue straightened out yet. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Web site says large redone sites. Ya right, only if you do not have anyone parked next to you. Access and egress is very tight and crowded especially when full. Park is essentially a dirt parking lot with hookups. If you have slides there is barely enough room to get between the rigs to hook and unhook and then one at a time. Restrooms/showers lacked privacy for the the showers if more than one person was showering, though they were nice and clean. Only thing going for the place is it is convenient for the attractions and the host was accommodating though not overly-friendly. It is a typical tourist area facility. If they could figure out a way to charge for the air we breath they would and it's over priced for what you get. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites were extremely small. Our slideouts were only inches for our neighbors. We dould not open our awnings. There is no room to sit outside. It felt like we were camping in a parking lot. If the rigs on either side of us had not left, we would have been unable to get our motorhome off our site. It may be better for small RVs, but definitely not the place for large ones. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This may well be the worst park I have ever stayed at. It is very crowded and the pull through sites are not big enough to fit our a 37 foot RV and a car. Had to unhook the car in order to get out of the space & then back out to a street to re-hook. Streets were full of pot holes. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Personnel very helpful/patient. I was very sorry for the added work we caused; but this place was a short street off hwy 24, dirt road and not good for a 40'+tow. No room anywhere, and I'm not sure about a pull through. The location reminded me of an empty lot they added hookups to, and called it an RV park. Lots of workers and their dogs, and a great monthly rate. Sorry. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is a very crowded parking lot. We were there a few nights to do some sightseeing so we really didn't care about the facilities. What I want to point out is the helpful staff. They went out of their way to rearrange things to allow us to extend our stay without changing sites. The price shown is the Passport America price, and there is no limit on the number of nights you can stay. There is a small dog park that our dog enjoyed. We would stay here again because it is convenient to the attractions and because the staff was so helpful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It is entirely our fault that we stayed here and subjected ourselves to the tight space miseries discussed many times by previous reviewers. It was late in the day and we preferred this situation to overnighting in a Wal-Mart parking lot. Otherwise we would never return. The owners really need to reconfigure this park and allow at least another five feet between spaces. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A dirt parking lot is what this campground amounts to. It is tight, there is no room to maneuver. Directory listing says WiFi and cable is "available". WiFi is $4 a day — but that is a calendar day, not a 24-hour day. If you check in late in the day, you only get a few hours for your money. Cable TV is available, at extra cost, but it is only available at every other site. We definitely would never stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 2 / 10 ]
If you are looking for an RV parking lot with hookups, this place may be OK. However, the previous reviews do not exaggerate the tightness of the spaces. Since our motor home is small, I thought we would be alright in a pull through space. What happened is they allowed rigs 75-80 feet long to park on each side of us. We lived in a tunnel for 3 days. During the parking process, the motor home pulling a trailer came within inches of our rig in order to get in to the space. The 5th wheel with a motorcycle on it's bumper hit a tree while backing up to make the narrow space. We camped here in a Motorhome.
"Will you be breathing any of the campground air while you are here? That will be $3 per person". This is a slight dramatization of the attitude displayed by the owners of this campground. Everything you would normally get included on other campgrounds will cost you extra here. This is the first time ever that we have had to pay for metered electricity on a 30 amp hookup. If you want a 50 amp hookup you will still be metered AND pay an extra $2,50 per night for this priviledge. The campground is a glorified carpark and it is very noisy since it is right next to a very busy road. Our neighbours paid $43 for an overnight stay which is almost criminally expensive. We paid "only" $15 per night due to our Coast to Coast membership (The campground is a "Good Neighbour Park) but if you want things like Wi-Fi, cable or any of their other extras, you will soon pay way more than $15. If you want to wash any clothes while you are there, make sure that you are all done by 5pm, because then the owner/operator close the door to this facility. Next time we stop in Colorado Springs overnight we will stay at Walmart. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has VERY Narrow sites. I opened my shade one morning to see an RV slide less than 18" from my window. We stayed in the park because it was convenient to the places we needed to visit in Colorado Springs. They also charge $ for every extra: $3/Day for Cable TV, $4/Day for WiFi. We would find somewhere else for another stay in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is just a large gravel lot with hookups and tight spaces. It is right next to a major highway so the road noise is bad. Staff was pleasant to work with, especially when we checked in and our site was still occupied. We wanted a satellite site but they are limited due to the large trees so we just used our TV antenna as cable was $4 a night more. So was Wi-Fi, so we went to the local library. I don't believe we will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very small tightly packed RV park. If you like the sardine feeling this is the place for you. Every amenity like Wi-Fi, cable etc is extra. The staff are the only thing this park has going for it. The staff is great! You are close to Old Colorado City and downtown is just minutes away but the parking lot feeling is hard to digest. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very workable urban RV park with minimal amenities. It is conveniently located to Colorado Springs business and tourist attractions. It is the only place that we have found in the Springs that has both W-iFi and cable TV. Both worked very well. This is not a "hang out at the campsite under the awning" place. It is a very functional, centrally located RV park. The staff were friendly and helpful. We will stay here again in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Over priced for a large dirt parking lot with power, water and sewers. Sites were very close together. They charged extra for everything. Including children, dog, WiFi, cable and 50 amp. This was convenient to attractions but its dirty dusty interior road and sites were slightly better than dry camping. The owner and staff were friendly, but did not make up for being overpriced, dirty and noisy. Stay here only if you have no other choice in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites are very close, but they seem to get the bigger rigs in the larger pull-throughs. I had paid for a premium site which was suppose to be larger than the one we were given, but we enjoyed staying here anyway. Very convenient and we would stay here, again. WiFi worked great: excellent connection so did not mind paying the extra $4.00 per night for it. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Welcome to Camp Add-On, where they get you with extra charges. It's $4 each for cable, WiFi, pull-throughs,etc. for an urban parking lot with no features and next to a busy road. Only reason to stay here is Passport America half price ($26 in our case) or if you need this location by Manitou Springs. Mgr. was nice, restrooms and laundry clean, and WiFi works well if you pay for it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Convenient location and a fair price for the region. Owner and staff were helpful and knowledgable about area attractions. WiFi connection was among the best that we have experienced. Cable worked well. Spaces are somewhat small but adequate. We spent four nights and would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I am just posting this review to let everyone know out there, what problems I had with this RV Park and that I ended up cancelling my reservation because of their attitude. Anyway I booked through a travel website, to stay here in August at a reduced rate with a Passport America Discount. The discounted rate was booked, confirmed and paid for by Mastercard and I received a receipt online stating I owed a 0.00 balance. The RV park didn't honor rate and it was like pulling teeth to get a refund without being charged for a cancellation. They didn't honor the rates they had listed on the reservation site and then they made it out to be my fault and they said they had the right to refuse service to anyone and they would cancel my reservation for this reason if I didn't pay the additonal amount that they wanted to charge me. Their customer service is lacking and I feel this is internet fraud. Anyway, I hope this review saves anyone else from staying at this RV Park and having to pay more than they should, not to mention having to deal with these people they were not pleasant. Happy Rving and stay clear of this one. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 6 / 10 ]
Facilities were very clean: laundry, restrooms, showers. Owners/employees were VERY nice, friendly and helpful. Convenient to most major attractions. However, it is an RV parking lot NOT a campground. Sites were very close together on a gravel lot. If you are only looking for a place to park and sleep while visiting the area, then, this is fine. But it is not a campground for the camper looking for the whole camping experience i.e: a place to sit out and enjoy the evening, cooking out, fire rings, picnic tables, grass, etc. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Basically a dusty parking lot next to a VERY busy road. Was so noisy we had to run AC unit all night to drown it out. Helpful owner but very expensive for what you get IMO. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground is convenient to all downtown areas and quite near local tourist attractions,
i.e. Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods. Easy on/off interstate and only CG I found in area that had cable TV. Owner Ed Prenzlow was quite helpful as was his
friendly and knowledgeable staff. Would definite stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park but many long term campers in all the best sites. Cons: Surge protector tripped twice in my camper not sure why. Water pressure low at times. No AT&T service. Cable TV OK but fuzzy. Dump truck route next to park who start work early. Pros: Nice landscape park with room between sites. Mule deer visit park regularly. Good strong Wi-Fi. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We spent a week here and really enjoyed it. The park is located in a beautiful mountain setting and is well maintained. We had a terrace site that did not have cable TV but was told that they are working on it. Other sites have it. Could not get my sat to work but problem was on my end not theirs. The owners are working to make this a first class RV park and it shows. Lots of wildlife wondering through the park. This park is about 18 miles from Colorado Springs which was OK with us but might be a problem if you want to be closer to town. No stores close so make sure you have what you need before arriving. The camp store has very limited supplies. Overall we loved the seclusion and beauty of this park and will stay there again. Would even like to workcamp there. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We selected this park based on reviews and they were all true. This is a beautiful park, well maintained with nice sites for our 40 footer. We were camped on one of the 'terrace' sites, level and wide for slide-outs. Staff was very accommodating and helpful. Some distance from Colorado Springs, but well off road and nice and quiet. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent park for the value. We camped here on site 83 (a nice pull thru site). Electricity and water pressure were good. We could get Direct TV but no local antenna channels at our site. Good Verizon cell signal but only got a 3G Verizon MIFI signal. All sites are level crushed stone. Grounds are kept quite clean; some Juniper tree shade at most sites. Rate reflects a Passport America 50% discount. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed at this park before and it continues to be one of our favorite destinations. The staff is very friendly and go out of their way to assist to insure a pleasant stay. Sites are very spacious and the park is situated out of the city, but within easy access of shopping and area sights. The grounds are very well kept, wifi is very good and most of the sites now have cable. The park has increased their water storage capabilities and the water pressure was very good. Good clean 50 amp power source. To address previous comments: The majority of parks will not allow you to wash RVs or vehicles! The washouts due to the heavy rains were not in areas that caused any problems for entry or exit into the sites or the park. We will definitely stay here again next year. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The $38/night was a weekly rate. While the campground management appeared to be busy adding additional camping sites, there are things they could have done better. For example, 2 of the 4 dryers were broken, there were large washouts from previous rains, the campground office hours during this time of year were completely random, WiFi coverage was spotty at best, and they watered the plants early every morning with a noisy tractor. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price reflects Passport America. The park is a bit off the beaten path. Beautiful setting very quiet and clean. The park roads show signs of heavy rain ruts. Unhook your toad at office area. There are some tight turns. Our site on the hill was plenty big enough and satellite friendly. All hook ups properly positioned and working. Deer and a huge buck would frequent our site. Our experience with the Wi-Fi was terrible. Staff and owner friendly and helpful. Not allowed to wash RV because their water is trucked in. Camping World approx 40 miles south and Costco approx 40 miles north. Over all very nice park would definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We are Passport members and found this campgrounds in our Passport book. The park is very well maintained. The staff is a 10 plus. Very friendly and helpful. The sites are very big and spacious. Cellular service is marginal. We have Verizon. If your looking for a quiet, peaceful place, this is it. Very relaxing. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a gorgeous park. Immaculately laid out and maintained with beautiful landscaping. The area is beautiful, as well. Sites are very large, level and easy to get in. The staff is friendly and helpful. Our rate reflects Good Sam (GS) discount which they honored even though they are not a GS park. With all this said, we will probably not stay here again, as it is a little remote for us. They have a Colorado Springs address, but the park is about 10 miles south of the city proper. A lot of older people (we are older too) so might be a little boring for the younger set. We are very active, so we found ourselves leaving the park for the day to find activities which called for a lot of driving. But if you are looking for a super quiet park where you just want to relax - this is it! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is about the best RV park we have ever stayed at. We were here last year, and it only gets better. The owner comes by and checks on you. The staff is a 10, WIFI screams. We had some serious thunder storms, and the staff was out fixing any roads. We will be back next year for a month. Pure and simple, it just does not get any better. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful park with a very nice staff. Our family of four really enjoyed our time here. I read about the trucks that drive past the park in past reviews, and although we did see a few of them, they weren't loud at all and didn't bother us at all. We really like the separate bathrooms behind the office area. The sites are very large. The park is located approximately halfway between Canon City and Colorado Springs. If we return to the area, we will definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Mountaindale is probably one of the best campgrounds that we have stayed at. We are a full time RV family with two kids (13 and 12) and two small dogs. We look for family friendly campgrounds, but also quiet ones too! We stumbled upon this campground when another one overbooked us for the holiday week. We had to stay at another one for a week and the owner did what he could to help in anyway. We were supposed to move to another spot half way through our stay (there for a month) but he ended up even making it so we could so in the same spot for the entire time. Pro's: Very, very very quiet, Friendly wildlife (deer, wild turkey's, and the occasional bear in the evening will visit), Family friendly, LARGE sites with a lot of room in each site, DIRECT TV offered for an additional charge, Fenced dog park, very clean bathrooms Con's: Spotty Wi-Fi (our Verizon phones and Mifi did not work here and their Wi-Fi was spotty at times and slow depending on how many people were connected in with - if you have Verizon it will not work in this campground unless you are up by the laundry room or on the road into the campground, No Cable - advertised as cable hookups, but none available (but they do offer Direct TV for an addition charge, No family activities planned. The Pro's outweigh the Con's so much at this campground. The owner is wonderful and you will see him doing hand's on work and getting to know the campers. He likes to talk and is very nice and friendly to everyone. This is one of those campground where they will leave you to yourself and enjoy the experience. Our rate was based on staying for one month! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here 6 nights and agree with the previous positives reviews. We stayed in site 43; level with picnic table, fire ring and shade trees. All sites are gravel with rock terraced landscaping. One of the prettiest resorts we have stayed at. It is a minimum 30 min drive to any local attraction, but that was a positive for us as it is in the foothills with good views. Reservations were very good with the staff providing recommendation for local attractions. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This Camp/RV Resort is awesome! Very friendly and professional staff! Property is well maintained and clean! All the facilities are very well kept and clean! The camp sites are large and spacious giving each unit ample space and privacy. Nestled at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains the view and wildlife are wonderful. This camp resort can most certainly accommodate all types of camping from tents to large motor homes. This was our first visit to this area and camp resort. We are already planning on coming back next year for a much longer extended stay. Thank You, to all the Mountaindale RV Resort staff ! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is very spacious park. The sites are large with plenty of room between them. A very large storm, locals say the biggest in 10 years, came through and flooded our site #75. It is the same storm that brought a tornado to Denver. After the storm cleared they were on the spot and brought in new gravel and we were back to a great site. They continually apologized for the storm! We will keep this park high on our return list. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Cannot say enough good things about this park. It is fabulous! Sites are large and each are unique. The owner is constantly updating and making sites larger. Hard to find a bad site here. It's a bit out of town, but that made it so quiet. Takes about twenty minutes to get to stores. Very near to Cheyenne State Park for loads of hiking. We stayed a week and loved every minute! Will make a point to stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Outstanding park in a scenic location. Large easily accessible sites with good space between them. Owner is very friendly and always working to make the park better. Very pet friendly with a large well maintained dog run. The park is 15 mi south of Colorado Springs but believe me it is worth it compared to the in close parking lot campgrounds. We are already working to see when we can return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very beautiful place and after staying two days, we will be making plans to return to spend a week or so with our grandchildren. The park has a fenced in dog-park where we were able to let our dog off-leash. If you want to spend some quite time in the mountains be sure to consider Mountaindale. We had no difficulty accessing the park in our 40ft Class A. The free Wi-Fi worked well, even when our Verizon hot spot didn't. The rate we paid reflects our Passport America discount. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was the second time we stayed at this camp ground. We stayed in August and were thrilled with the campground. This was by far the best campground we have ever stayed in. We returned in September for a month's stay. All personnel were very friendly and accommodating. Sites are extremely large. We are returning for three months this year (2013). We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
First off, this park is not in Colorado Springs. it is probably 10-15 miles Southwest of town. That being said, it is a really nice park out in a rural area. The entire park is crushed rock which leads to a small amount of dust. The Wi-Fi and cable TV was some of the best we've used. The staff were very accommodating. Rate was PA. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Price reflects the rate for one free night after staying seven nights. We have visited this campground previously and each time we come back improvements have been made. About half the sites have cable TV hookups at this time with the rest to be installed during the next year. Registration staff is very helpful and friendly as are all the staff. Owner is very involved with day to day operations. Sites are very spacious and level. Park is only 14 miles to nearest grocery store and Camping World is not much further. Centrally located to all the "must see" things in the Colo Springs area. Easy access for any size rig on well maintained roads. Abundant shade and wildlife are available at no extra charge! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We love this park. This is our second visit and hopefully we will return. The ONLY reason we didn't give them a 10 was the lack of cable up on the hill and spotty Verizon service. Certainly not reason enough to keep us away. There was cable down in the main campground. The visits from wildlife were priceless and in our estimation what made it really special. The owners and staff were great. Laundry was clean and reasonable. Nice dog area. The sites are roomy and level. They don't pack you in like sardines. Just don't go there in great numbers in September as that is when we visit. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Extremely nice and friendly owner. Red gravel sites with non-existent grass. Nice wide sites with fire rings at each site along with full hookups. Voltage was adequate. Website states "clearly marked trail." No trail to be found as there was many big piles of dirt all over the place where the "trail" was supposed to be. The hot tub was VERY nice, but they drained it and cleaned it on Friday night, so it wasn't available all day/night for Friday, but we used it a lot on the weekend, and it was nice and clean. They were appologetic about the unannounced draining, and we appreciate that. The location is 18 miles from town, so bring what you need! Yes, they truck in water, so be considerate and not use too much in this arid part of Colorado. One of the better campgrounds in the Colorado Springs area, and we will be back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Friendly office staff: they drove us around so we could pick out our site. Red rock gravel roads and RV sites which means no dust. Lots of evergreen trees for shade; very large sites with a picnic table & plenty of room for your tow vehicle. Clean showers/toilets; laundry with 4 washers and 4 dryers costing about $3 to wash&dry a load of clothes. They must truck in their water so the pressure is OK but not great at times. Wi-Fi was fair to good. They have a resident deer population which wandered the park at will begging handouts and head rubs. Our major complaint was the park is located 20 miles from Colorado Springs so groceries and restaurants were a long drive. We would stay here again! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A beautiful park with the largest and widest sights that we've ever seen. Deer and wild turkeys visit daily. Lots of shade. Hot tub was inviting. Verizon data and phone service not available at site, but was available at or near the office. Wi-fi at sight worked most of the time. There is also a free phone at office for your use. Laundry was inexpensive. Nice and quiet, and a friendly staff. We will stay here any time that we are in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
About a 30 minute drive south of downtown Colorado Springs, but unlike many of the RV parks here, you have a bit of breathing room between the sites, whereas some of the parks right in Colorado Springs have the rigs packed in like sardines. Full hookups, and sites were level. Bathrooms snug, but clean. Quite a few deer, including 3 young bucks, roaming the campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice little park about 16 miles South of Colorado Springs. Granite rock roads and sites, and it does a nice job keeping dust down. Sites were wide and long. Utilities were good. Not all sites have cable: numbers 1 through 52 do, 53 through 86 do not. It seems most come here for the season and are very friendly. We would come back if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is outstanding!!! Clean, roads were perfect, wildlife was everywhere. We will be back next year for at least 2 weeks. The staff was outstanding, and if you want to know about Bears just ask them. It just does not get any better. This should be the standard for RV parks We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our 5th time to stay here. Large sites. All roads and sites have excellent (clean) coarsely crushed granite. Beautiful setting. Excellent dog walking available; also, fenced dog area available. No AT&T cellphone service, but we find that to be a plus; service is available nearby. Very good Internet service, so we rely on email and iPhone data/texting to stay in touch. Passport America rates available except on Friday and Saturday nights. Clean and very reasonably priced laundry facilities on site. Very friendly staff. Will continue to stay here whenever possible. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great place! Entire park is covered in pretty red gravel so very tidy. We saw a number of deer roaming through the campsites. Only drawback is that it is 18 miles from nearest store, but no worries as we just planned for it. Would stay there again anytime, just a really great place. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The $20 rate is for a monthly rental and does not include an additional charge for electricity. I am hesitant to write this review for fear of not being able to find a spot the next time we want to visit. This place is what all RV Parks should be. We were parked in the best site we have ever had in a private park. Huge. No hassles. Level. Excellent hookups. The staff members were very friendly and extremely helpful. The enclosed dog park was big enough for our medium sized dogs to actually run. Lots of places to walk dogs on leashes. Our site, even with great shade, had a clear view of the southern sky so our satellite worked well. Our Verizon coverage was OK, but we did hook up our booster. The wildlife in the area wander through the campground every day. Such a great place to sit on a lawn chair and enjoy nature. Our huge site was on a terraced hill with beautiful landscaping. Our fire pit was actually a couple steps down from the site on a separate terrace. This is our favorite private campground from five years of RVing. We have already reserved a site for next year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Would stay here again in a heartbeat. The nicest park we have stayed at so far. The entire park is graveled so there is not any dirt or mud. Sites are level and elevation changes between sites are attractively landscaped with rock walls. Lots of pine trees with good shade. However, we had sufficient sight line for our portable satellite. Restrooms and showers were individual rooms each with a shower, toilet, and sink and very clean. Nice laundry. Owners were very nice and friendly. Location was south of Colorado Springs and off the main road so it was very quiet. Drive to Colorado Springs only took 20 minutes to the southern edge which had good shopping and restaurants. Passport America rate was honored for entire stay (3 nights). Wished we had come here sooner and could have stayed longer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We found this site after looking for the top 20 most beautiful RV sites in America. Mountaindale was in fact beautiful with deer and fawn roaming around daily. The sight of the herd of bucks was incredible and we got lots of video footage of deer that said good night each night. Our site was a pull through site with cable TV available. However, we did not bring a cable and the owner was quick to loan us one. He was by far the most friendly and helpful owner I've met and this world would be a happy place if all could imitate his customer service abilities. We were impressed to see him up late at night guiding new coming campers who arrived after dark to ensure they got into their campsites safely. (Who does that? Mountaindale management does!) We had our dogs with us and Mountaindale offers potty bags for their customers as well as a little play yard to let your pets run free. My husband and I enjoyed the hot tub during our stay and utilized the washer and dryers. The facility was super clean and convenient. On Saturday night, the campground hosted an Ice Cream social with a variety of delicious flavors. With all the great things offered, I hate to even complain, but I feel is important to know. Some of the available campsites sit along a road that seems deserted enough until first thing in the morning comes along, and truck, after truck, after truck travels the road to haul rock. It's a non stop deal 7 days a week, with a little break on Sunday. I felt it was a distraction to the peace and quiet in the mornings. But, the noise would be less if we had been farther back in the campground. I personally could not stay connected to the Wi-Fi and would rather it not be available than struggle to hold a connection. But, I was one of the rare visitors who didn't have a problem using my cell phone to make calls. This campground is well kept and very beautiful, but I want to escape all evidence of being in the city when I am camping and the trucks deemed a disappointment to my R&R. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a very nice RV park which is evident the minute you pull in the driveway. The sites, for the most part, are large and mostly level. The laundry only has 4 washers and 4 dryers and one of the dryers was out of service. Lots of trees and could not use the dish but the cable TV was fine. Wi-Fi was a bit spotty and cell service is difficult. You should know that this place is way out of Colorado Springs and SE of the city in the country. This means it is quiet and the area is very nice. However, the AF Academy is 45 minutes away and downtown Colorado Springs is about 25 minutes. If you are OK with this then this is the place for you. We would stay here again without question. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice, commercial campground. The setting is scenic with lots of big trees. The bathrooms are kept very clean and Wi-Fi is excellent. Most sites look to be level, but the first one we were assigned was not, but the staff quickly assigned us another one that was level. Hookups are good with good water and electric. Sewer connection was convenient. Some sites have cable TV, although ours did not. But a view for the satellite was good. My only ding was the first unlevel site and since I'm old fashioned, I was put off by the multiple facial piercings, tank top and tattoos of the woman at the desk. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Exceptionally clean park. Has a great clubroom with gigantic wide screen TV, fully equipped kitchen, clean showers and toilet facilities. One of the nicest parks we've stayed in on our vacation. Highly recommended. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is just an excellent Park. The staff is very helpful and friendly. A phone is provided in the lounge area for guest use as the cell service may be spotty. We had site #89 which is an "upper" site. Sites are large and clean and have fire-pits. Their web-site is also very handy as you can check out the various sites by clicking on the site and seeing a photo and description of the site. Clean dog run area. WiFi very good. We did not find the twenty minute drive to Colorado Springs to be an inconvenience. In fact the calm and quiet Park is a big plus. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I found this campground through fabulous online reviews and I want to echo them. This was the best campground we've ever stayed at. The bathrooms are individual with a shower, a toilet, and a sink. They were always clean and working. The sites are gravel and well drained from the constant summer afternoon rains. There is a lot to do around the campground and the cabins looked nice too. They are pet friendly and have a fenced in pet walk area plus a nice playground for kids. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Fantastic campground, beautiful views, clean well landscaped facility. All sites are large, but there are some very large sites available all with big Ponderosa Pines on them. Has friendly staff, is nice and quiet, and there are no lights at night which made star gazing awesome. Would most definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park. Friendly people and very helpful. Only complaint is that we had to move 3 times because we made our reservations last minute. But they were very accommodating. Deer, turkeys came through the park almost daily. A lot of wild life to enjoy. They are making some sites wider for the 2013 season and that is needed for us with 40 ft and 4 slideouts. Already have reservation for 2 months next year. Can't wait. Could use larger laundry room with more machines. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We spent 6 weeks here and the cost reflects a monthly rate. This is a great park. The owner continues to make improvements. Since our last visit some sites were expanded and are just huge. We were in two separate sites during our stay. One of the sites, while quite wide, did not have much room between us and the site behind us. WIFI is adequate. There is no cell service without a booster antenna. However, the park does have a telephone available at no charge for campers. The owner and staff are friendly and accommodating. A family friendly place without question. We will definitely be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Our eight nights at this park were exceptional. On a rating scale of one to ten we would give it an eleven. It is a beautifully laid out campground. The sites are shaded and extraordinarily spacious. Each one is like an island oasis surrounded by hand built rock walls with small pocket gardens. This is the cleanest and best maintained campground we have ever been to, as well as the most tranquil. Everyone, including the managers, owner, staff and long term residents were friendly, welcoming and helpful. All of them take pride in their campground and we felt immediately at home in their midst. Although a twenty minute drive from Colorado Springs and its attractions, it is well worth the trip to stay here. We hope to be able to return in the future. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is very clean and nicely spaced out. We stayed in one of the pull-through terraced sites and there was plenty of room between us and our neighbors. It looked like some areas of the campground had sites closer together. Deer wandered through the campground nearly every day we were there. The people in the office were helpful. The only complaint I have is there is no cable TV available, but we knew that before reserving there. We stayed for a week and would return if we're in the area again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Old campground that has been rebuilt with about 1/2 as many sites. Roads and sites are gravel but unlike some all gravel campgrounds they did not use different color stone to delineate roads and sites, so never sure if on site or road. We were here for a rally and then extended over Memorial Day. Owners were nice and we enjoyed our stay. No cell phone or MiFi, but they had Wi-Fi. OK for a 45ft coach and car, and we would return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We ordered and were confirmed a pullthrough site, but we got a back-in. Site is OK, but why so clumsy? Due to high winds, there were no campfires allowed, but the natural fire ring looks great! Beautiful trees, and only birds can be heard in the morning. Whole campground is very clean and well taken care of. Nice, helpful personnel. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We loved this campground for our visit to Colorado Springs. They have a spa but no pool. Children loved the big playground and pets loved the fenced dog-run. Deer pranced around the RV every day. Cellphone signal is marginal but the free Wi-Fi worked well as did Skype. Most campers were using satellite dishes for TV. Don't miss the fun hike up the hill behind the campground - wildflowers, cactus flowers, spectacular views of snow-capped mountains, tanks racing around Fort Carson, ranches and a llama farm. Juniper Valley restaurant across the highway is open Fri-Sun for family-style chicken and ham dinners. RESERVE EARLY or you won't get in. The campground is about 12 miles south of the city in a quiet valley. SR-115 is a wide highway with passing lanes, a fuel stop at the junction of US-50 and it feeds in to the SW side of Colorado Springs near the zoo, the Broadmoor and Cheyenne Mountain parks and canyons. We loved this daily drive through red rock countryside. We looked at a bunch of other campgrounds and would definitely stay at Mountaindale again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
So many improvements in the last 2 years. Large sites, trees, views, wildlife. Great people running the park. We enjoy the peace and quiet. The clubhouse is very nice and comfortable for a group. We camped with a group of 10 motorhomes and have made reservations for next year. Lines are in for cable TV. Spotty cell service. 2 accessible Wi-Fi options. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice quiet site, convenient for Colorado Springs and Canon City area attractions. Wi-Fi OK but no cell reception. Phone provided in lounge to make free calls. Lounge room has huge TV and kitchen attached for guest use. Laundry small and machines could do with upgrading. Staff very friendly and helpful. Changes to sites have been made this year to make them better, and more changes are being made to accommodate larger rigs. We stayed a week, rate reflects Passport America and Good Sam discounts. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We just overnighted (and on a cold, rainy night, so that might color things a bit) and can see the potential of this place. We needed hookups and laundry, so we got a spot that's usually reserved for a permanent resident that happened to be open, right by the laundry room. So, we didn't experience the big sites. Laundry was really small for such a large park, we thought. There is a fenced in dog run (small), which we used and appreciated. Nice folks at check in. Great location for us, coming from US 50 and heading up to Denver area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice campground. Believe the good reviews. They are always improving. Our original stay was going to be for 4 nights. It was so nice we stayed another 3. We will go back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park 15 miles from Colorado Springs. Quiet pretty setting. Water pressure high and quality good. No cable, no antenna reception, no cell reception, Wi-Fi good. Gravel roads and large, mostly level red rock sites. Friendly staff. Fires allowed depending on weather conditions, rings provided. A little far from I-25 for an overnight but a good place for a longer stop. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nicely presented, very spacious sites, most with fire rings, pet park, play area for kids, friendly and helpful staff, large club house, pool table, computer room and many more amenities. Highly recommended. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a wonderful campground. The owner was very helpful and friendly. The site we stayed in was very level, we did not need to use any leveling blocks. Nice gravel sites and roads. When we stayed there they were working on getting cable TV hook ups at all the sites. Nice park with a dog run with lots of shade. We are planning on staying here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Spent two nights here and will definitely go back. Very nice campground with large spots and nicely landscaped. Had a great time. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
We are long-term campers who arrived at this park June 28, 2011. The park is well maintained and one of the nicest we have stayed in. It is out of town and off the highway so there is no highway noise to spoil the solitude. The hot tub is an added bonus and a wonderful place to star gaze. The management have gone out of their way to make our stay comfortable. Our neighbors have been a herd of deer and a flock of turkeys that both visit daily. If you are looking to get away from it all, this is the place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
This park is outstanding. It is a bit out of town but offers you fantastic views and rustic atmosphere. The sites are level and long as well as being spaced nicely to give you privacy. The park is almost all rock with many trees to offer shade and mountain setting. Very quiet and dark at night to do star gazing. Campground hosts are very friendly and helpful. Wi-Fi is average. The downside is that cell phone service is very spotty. We originally came for 4 days and stayed for 2 1/2 weeks. Great place. I would highly recommend if you are coming to Colorado Springs. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice campground in a gorgeous foothills setting that also happens to accept Passport America; the rate shown is the PA rate. The sites are large and shaded, but we had no problem getting satellite reception. The roads and sites are a think layer of gravel; we had no problem using our jacks and the site was quite level to start with. The sites are very large and provide lost of privacy. There is free Wi-Fi running off of a T1 line so it is very stable. The owners/managers live onsite so someone is almost always available. The only downside is that there is virtually no cell service; there is a free wire line phone in the TV room that everyone can share. If it wasn't for the phone service issue it would be a "10." We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a unique park in that you can actually see the sites on their website and pick one that you like. We were up on the hill and liked the little yard area that each site had. The entire site was gravel. The sites were a tad short for big rigs but they made do by parking their trucks etc. sideways. The owners were very nice and even hosted an ice cream social for campers. The park is centrally located to many attractions in the area. Wildlife abounds. We would stay here again. One channel on the TV so bring your dish or you can rent one here for a monthly charge. Nice laundry available and it is reasonable. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice clean out of town park. Nicely manicured and landscaped. Friendly staff. Only two negatives stood out for us, and unfortunately are out of the park's control, but they bring our overall rating down. 1) There is zero cell phone service. You have to drive towards town to get a signal. We travel while still running a business so this was tough. 2) There is a busy quarry on the same road so the truck road noise was constant all day. Too bad. Such a nice place. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Large sites, quiet, well kept park, helpful staff. Used Passport America discount Monday to Thursday. Cell phone service minimal, but good satellite TV. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wonderful, friendly staff, cleanest sites I had seen, dog park, private showers, restrooms were always sparkling, they bent over backwards to accommodate us, and we felt like family. A great place to stay a day or a month, we'll be back next year! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Mountaindale has to be one of the finest RV Parks in Colorado. Large, spacious, level sites, with many pine trees. The free Wi-Fi works great. Park is quiet, well maintained, clean, friendly, and the Saturday evening ice cream social is very good, as is the free coffee and donuts on Sunday mornings. This has become our summer home as we are full timers and love this place. Deer wander through the site, people and staff are friendly and helpful. You cannot find a better place to stay with your RV. Awesome! The only thing we can add about staying here is that Life is Good! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
50amps, sewer is good, water @ 40 psi. The Wi-Fi is good. Cell phone service is none on all providers. Sites are nice gravel/red stone. Lots of room between sites. Site was level and long enough for large RV's. This is the best campground in the area. It is a ways away from town but unless you have to be downtown this is the place to stay. Others are close and crowded. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a great park! Love the location nestled out of the way among big trees. The sites are all gravel but it's the nice kind that doesn't make dust. We used the showers. They were clean but cramped with very poor shower head and the drainage needs a little work. Awesome Saturday night ice cream social! Everyone was very friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Best RV campsite/park we have ever stayed in. Really nice large, shady site. Plenty of room for big rigs. Clean, quiet, out of mainstream traffic with deer sometimes walking unconcerned right through camp. All lots have been leveled and covered with red granite gravel which does not appear to make any dust at all. This was a Premium lot with a low price. Great personal contact with staff. Will definitely stay here again when traveling through this area. No television except personal satellite. Good Wi-Fi. Back-in spot was easy due to size of lot. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Mountaindale is 2 miles off Hwy 115 about half way between Colorado Springs and Canon City. Spaces are LARGE, level, and nicely graveled with plenty of room for parking. Each site has a picnic table and 50 amp hookup. Throughout the park sites are nicely terraced and pretty flower beds are welcoming. There is a small store for necessities, hot tub, playground, restrooms with showers, laundry, and a dog walk on site. Excellent Wi-Fi in the park. Only minor negatives: TV reception is non-existent without a satellite receiver and there was no AT&T phone service. We will definitely stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Our pull through, premium site was excellent with a view of the campground and high plains through the trees. Entire campground was very well maintained and the staff was responsive to our smallest needs. Everyone who works at the resort is friendly, courteous, and hard working. It's a pet friendly resort. People cleaned up after their pets and there were no barking dogs. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great campground. Spent 2 nights. Staff very helpful and friendly. Looks like lots of recent improvements have been made - each site is neatly landscaped. Nice pines throughout the park provide shade while allowing good satellite reception. Check with the park staff when making a reservation for a site that will allow good reception.We will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is well kept, clean and friendly. the sites are level and not to close to each other. We would have rated it a 10 if we had been able to use our normal TV (No sat in rig yet) and could not use AT&T phone. All said this is one of the better parks near Colorado Springs area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is our second visit to this park. The first being six years ago. On this trip we stayed for 9 days. The owners have vastly improved this park. Sites are all crushed granite, terraced and most are shady. While we were there they were planting flower gardens at the bases of a number of the terraces, for a very nice touch. The Wi-Fi is good, a little on the slow side. As others have mentioned the water pressure is low, this is probably due to the fact they haul all their own water in for the facility. Restrooms and grounds very clean. There is a large dog park, however the fence used has rather large opening at the base. The other issue for us, they do not restrict by breed and there were some large aggressive breeds in the park during our stay. We did not have any cellular signal with AT&T. Had to go down the road about a mile for a signal. The drive into the city for groceries or to get to the sights of the area is not really an issue. The only negative issue we had was with the long term and cabin residents. They did not seem to understand that the 5mph speed limit pertained to everyone. We definitely plan on coming back to this park again, and will not wait 6 years this time! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice park with spacious, well laid out terraced sites. Very friendly and helpful staff and on site owner. Water pressure is low and there is no cell service, but there is a free phone in the office. 20+ minute drive to shopping. Many birds and wildlife. We would return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Our rate reflects a week with a Passport discount: 50% off Sunday-Thursday and 10% Friday-Saturday. We made a last minute reservation and lucked out with a premium tiered spot. The nice thing is that these gravel sites are end to end, rather than side to side (with great spacing) so you aren't looking into your neighbor's windows. One side is a treed hill and the other is a gravel patio area overlooking the tent sites. Nice fire pit but unable to use it due to a fire ban. For the most part, very quiet. It was a little noisy on the weekend as the park filled up with families. Wi-Fi worked pretty good although it checked out every now and then. We were able to get 1X on our Verizon cell phone but it was a weak connection and fairly useless. The water pressure was low and we often had to use our water pump. Large trash bins but make sure you've done your workout first: the lids are extremely heavy! We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful park. We had a single night to stay. We had reserved 5 nights, but could not stay more than the one due to the very limited availability of the internet, no AT&T cell phone service, and no cable or over the air TV service. The sites are very nice and large. All gravel with very nice manicured trees (Cedar and Pine) The hot tub is small, maybe 4-6 person but there are no age restrictions so your young kids can join you. At the time of our stay, fire restrictions prevented ANY outdoor fires and the sewer connections were 30 feet behind my connection when properly situated for electric and water. Those who wish to stay here should also be aware that it is located 20 miles south of Colorado Springs on 115. This may be a drawback for many who want to sightsee. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Had a wonderful stay here over the 4th of July weekend. Not a single vacant spot in the park, but it was still pleasant, with sufficient room between RVs and a nice layout overall. The staff was very friendly and efficient, and the park was well-maintained and clean. Pet friendly, we have two large spinone dogs that were welcomed. We would stay here again the next time we are in the Colorado Springs area, and highly recommend it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Mountaindale was our first stop on an 8000 mile, 7 week trip which included 12 campgrounds in 7 states. It turned out to be one of the finest campgrounds we stayed at from Colorado to Canada. We drove straight through from Chicago to Colorado Springs and in Nebraska called ahead and told them we would be arriving around 10:00 pm. To our surprise we found not only our reservation at the office door but a young lady on a 4 wheeler. She greeted us and lead us to our site. She kept it lit while I hooked up as after 17 hours, sleep is all I wanted. Upon wakening the next day I found what I could not see the previous night. It was an absolutely beautiful park: well maintained and spotlessly clean. The site was HUGE and we were on the top tier over looking the park. The way it is set up is like a theater, so your views are unobstructed. We had originally planned to stay in town but after reading reviews decided on Mountaindale and it was the best decision. It is a short drive south of Colorado Springs and worth every mile. It is close enough to all the attractions but far enough away to be a peaceful retreat. The staff is so nice and more than accommodating. There was a mechanic onsite who answered two questions about issues that arose with my motorhome. There is a Camping World close by also. Deer frequently visit and hummingbirds are everywhere. I would give this campground an 11, and I will definitely be back and for an extended period next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Everyone was extremely friendly and went the extra mile to make sure you had everything that you needed. Great base camp to tour Royal Gorge area on one side and Pike's Peak area on the other. You will love this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We got the Passport America rate. This is really a very nice park but we're spoiled. There is no cell service, but they provide a free land line for use by the campers. They have no cable so make sure you get a site which has no trees above it if you have satellite. Our site had a tree limb above the dish. The signs on the office explain what to do if you encounter a bear or a mountain lion, but it's not clear that those animals know how to respond in kind. The Wi-Fi is very robust. The personnel are extremely friendly and accommodating. We would not stay here again, but would recommend this park with the above caveats. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate is Passport. We drive the 30 miles out of our way between Santa Fe and Denver because it is so unique. This is a lovely, outdoorsy park. We like the premium tiered sites with tree tops on one side and a pine covered hill on the other. On one stay here I was taking a walk and came within several feet of what I thought was a large dog. It was a deer! And there are hummingbirds everywhere. Supposedly there is a resident fox one of the summer residents feeds, but we have not seen it. The restrooms and showers are small and in a trailer type building. During the years we have stayed here the landscaping has been continually upgraded. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here in Aug. of 2010 and liked the park. So we booked a month this year. When we pulled into the park, OMG!! The owner had been busy updating the sites. He had removed some sites and enlarged the rest. He has added rock boarders to all the sites. It is wonderful! We have booked 5 months next year. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a very nice park in the mountains. I made a mistake and did not realize that it was about 15 miles outside of the city of Colorado Springs. Other than that the park was great. Full hook ups were available and the staff was helpful and friendly. Next time we would stay in a closer RV park to the city. Otherwise we had no complaints with the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We took our new (to us) RV here for the first trip because it is close to home. The women who checked us in and brought us to our site was friendly and professional. The sites are nice and ours was just slightly off level. The restrooms were nice and clean. There were lots of folks with pets, including us. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
An absolute must-stay if you RV into a 100 mile radius of Colorado Springs. The owner and his staff are friendly and courteous, with a helping hand to make sure your set-up is easy and quick. The grounds are clean, landscaped, full of trees, wildlife is plentiful and fun to watch. There are dog walk trails and a dog play-yard. Children playground, walking and biking trails w/incredible views. The close proximity to all things shopping, dining, sight-seeing is perfect and still far enough off the main highway to have total peace and quiet. There is a well equipped lounge with large TV, fireplace, full kitchen, game room, computer room. Cabins and RV's are available for rent. Satellite TV is available. We will not consider any other park in a 100 mile radius - this, by leaps and bounds is the best in area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What a delight! Was only going to stay 1 night and stayed a week because of the campground's beauty and friendly staff. Beautiful premium site. Secluded campground and quiet. The owner and the staff were friendly and helpful - felt like one of the family. Excellent and reliable Wi-Fi. Came here from Illinois for a week in the Springs and next time back this will be my camp ground of choice. Won't even consider another in this area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First off I posted this on RV.NET before I came here. There were two responses on RV.NET where they had the same problem. All of this is IMOP. The first thing I want to say is Mountaindale is a nice campground. The second thing is the office staff is friendly. The third is the office staff doesn't know how to track their reservations. One year ago yesterday our group was camped at Mountaindale (our 4th straight year). I placed a deposit down for 10 sites for Oct 14 - 17, 2010. We were given the sites and meeting rooms I requested. I was in contact with the Mountaindale staff throughout the year with no indication there were any problems. As I was in charge of this camp out, I had assigned rigs to their site and notified Mountaindale who was going where. As the year progressed, we needed more sites than the 10 we had. Mountaindale took the additional reservations and assignments. I called Mountaindale on Fri. Oct. 8, 2010 to verify our reservations. The Mountaindale staff member read the assignments to me and I verified they were correct. Then on Sunday Oct. 10, 2010 I received a call from Mountaindale (I was out camping at the time). I was told there was a problem with our reservations. Another group had been given reservations (prior to ours) for 11 of our 14 sites and they were reassigning our sites. Other members of our group called Mountaindale and got stories from - the other groups reservations had not been logged in their book to it was a computer problem. How could this have been a computer or booking problem when their own people had read our reservations back to me 2 days prior. While we were camping there this weekend we learned Mountaindale had screwed up reservations for two other groups this same weekend. We were told we would get a 15% discount because of the problems. Well, we didn't 15%, we got a 9% discount. While we were using the meeting rooms, we had people from other groups come into our room and say they had them reserved it for their group. One of our members said this had happened to them 2 times before with other groups they were members of. I don't have any suggestions when dealing with Mountaindale as I had contacted them 6 days prior to our arrival and everything at that time seemed Ok. 98% of our member said they will not recommend or return to Mountaindale (by their self or with a group.) We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was a great campground in a rural setting with deer grazing next to the motorhome. Did not have AT&T cell phone service there. There was no cable, and because of trees we couldn't get our satellite dialed in, but there was great wi-fi. However, we stayed so busy in the area, visited Pike's Peak on the cog railway and the Garden of the Gods, we really didn't need any TV or phones. We definitely would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here a number of times with our FCRV group. Nice park ,owners are wonderful, most sites are very good. We stayed here last September 2010 with 12 rigs, we made reservations the previous February so our rigs would be together. When we arrived they had given over half our spots to other campers and put half of our group all over the campground. They couldn't understand the problem. That will be the last time for our group. Beware if you stay here with a group, who ever does the reservations down there doesn't have a clue what day it is. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
They recently installed a T1 and the WiFi communication is excellent. We had either excellent or very good signal strength and speeds typically between 24 meg and 36 meg. Speed would drop to 8 meg but only under heavy usage. Owners are very friendly and helpful. Most sites are very long with plenty of side space. Well maintained, nice shade trees. Park is graveled but there is very little dust because of the granite gravel used by the park. Camp does not have cable TV and this is the only drawback. We would have rated the park a 10 if cable had been available. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were looking for one last camping weekend before the cold started to set in. Based on the previous reviews, we chose to stay here. We were not disappointed. The property is very clean and the staff very friendly. We had a very nice, wide back-in spot (#32). The location is about halfway between Colorado Springs and Penrose/Canon City. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park exceeded our expectations after browsing the web site and comparing to real life. The quiet serene atmosphere generated by the surrounding pine trees that whispered throughout our stay was one we will never forget. The staff was very accommodating and frequently asked if we needed anything or would answer any questions about the area that we had. If relaxing to the sounds of nature is what you are looking for this is a must stop. Many of the RVers were return guests and we can see why. We also will plan return visits. We camped here in a Motorhome.
At first glance this looks like a nice place to stay. The pine trees drip sap all over everything. The management allows their dogs to run without any restraint. They constantly run out of or are very short on both water volume and pressure. The internet connection is terrible. There are many other campgrounds much closer to the attractions. I spent the better part of 3 days getting all of the sap off of our vehicles. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A lot of the sites here were close together, but the staff was friendly. Laundry was clean. They have DVDs that you can borrow as satellite reception is limited in some sites. Had to ask for a table for our site as they do not have enough tables for every site. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
What a breathe of fresh air this camp is. Mgmt could not be nicer or more helpful. A few permanents but they are all so friendly. Camp is very remote, among pine trees but nicely spaced wide sites. WiFi worked perfectly although Verizon cell service was positional. Some sites are better for satellite than others but mgmt will advise you of those sites. We were in site 35, absolutely perfect for a big rig. We love this camp and will return often. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park in the cool pines. Some of the sites are a bit uneven as was ours. The people are very friendly. Our only complaint was there was a lot of road work being done and it was quite noisy during the day with the semis going up and down the road. But loved the Saturday ice cream social. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an exceptional RV Park striving to provide excellent service. We stayed in one of their spacious unique terrace sites, which appear to be new or have been recently improved. Access lanes are solid gravel and so are the sites. There is an assortment of trees and some sites are shaded. The WiFi worked without any problems. There is a scenic mountain trail offering great views of the valley. Deer came by our site each evening and it was very quiet. We would of liked to stay longer and will likely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our group of Harley riders stayed at this campground for a week. Some of us brought campers & others stayed in the cabins. All accommodations were excellent. The staff went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed to have a wonderful visit. Everyone was very friendly, and it was noted by all in our group that the campground was very quiet, even though there were many children present. Bathrooms & laundry facilities were clean and adequate. The lounge area was nicely furnished although we never used it. Our only complaint (and it is very minor) is that the Wi-Fi was better accessed closer to the office and we were in the very far end cabin. However, that didn't detract from our fabulous trip. We enjoyed our stay & the central location for all our rides around the Colorado Springs area. We recommend buying groceries/supplies before arriving as it is 20 miles in either direction for a store. We highly recommend this campground and would stay here again! We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
This park is clean and well maintained. The roads and sites are well covered in gravel, so even when we arrived in a rainstorm, there was no mud to speak of. WiFi was usable and free, the playground was well maintained, but my older boys (9 & 14) got bored quickly. The park was crowded, but all the campers were well behaved. Keep in mind that this is 16 miles from Colorado Springs and not close to any stores/services, but this keeps it quiet. The semi-permanant residents kept their sites very clean. Price is for water/electric only. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Price reflects Good Sam discount. They charge $2 per person after 2 adults, so we paid $ 37.71 a night for 4 adults. The park is rural and beautiful. We arrived after dark and the roads were not well lit or marked. One of the residents came out to direct us. The office was supposed to leave a map on the door for us, but didn't. Other than that it was a beautiful quiet place. Sites are gravel and level with good hookups. Picnic table at our site. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate is with Escapees discount and includes taxes. Park is in a beautiful wooded area and has good facilities. WiFi is erratic but with several hubs showing, I was able to get connected. Cellular service is unusable. My only complaint is that the electric service where we were parked was poor. The voltage was 113 to 117 until we tried the air conditioner. Then it dropped to about 101 to 105, dangerously low. I suspect the wiring here is just not heavy enough as even a a few lights dropped the voltage noticeably. In mild weather, this is a nice place to be and we will probably return someday. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is beautiful and well kept. The sites are very large, level, and beautifully landscaped. The campground was very quiet and peaceful. The bathrooms and showers are immaculate (private shower with toilet and sink). The owners and staff are terrific people and extremely helpful. We stayed here for 3 nights and wished our time allowed us to stay longer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is located about 15 miles south of Colorado Springs. The drive in and out of town is beautiful. It is very well located for visiting the sites in Colorado Springs and Canon City. The park itself is very nice and the owners are very friendly and helpful. The reason I rates it a 7 is due to the lack of water pressure and sometimes water. They constantly truck water in to keep up with the demand. My experience with the Wi-Fi is that it was iffy and slow when you could get logged on. There is basically no cell service in the park. Occasionally you might hit a sweet spot but you better not move an inch in either direction. We would stay here again short term, but not the month we stayed this time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This area was nice, but the grounds were very dusty. Our site was #51, and was unlevel, but off the beaten path, so it was better than the main bundle. Units in the 70's+ were premium, and very level, but little shade. The staff was very nice. Bathrooms were clean, but didn't fill the soap at all during the entire weekend. No mosquitoes!!! Lots of hummingbirds. There was a bear at night, but no other signs of wild life. It's very close to attractions in Colorado Springs. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the third summer we have stayed at this resort. We are full-timers and travel around the country, staying in many RV resorts and Campgrounds. Mountaindale is one of the finest destinations we have found. Large sites with full hookups, friendly staff, quiet, with wonderful weather. The ice cream social on Saturday evenings gives you a chance to meet other RV'ers. They also serve donuts and coffee on Sunday morning. We have not found anywhere with larger, nicer sites. This is a wonderful place to stay. We normally stay for three months at a time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Mountaindale was a beautifully wooded campground. Meticulously maintained with wide pull-through sites, nicely graded in brick colored rock chips. Very helpful and friendly owner and staff. Open, spacious, secure dog play area. Store supplied with adequate needs. The family center room has a big-screen TV, big kitchen, large meeting room and internet room. Hot tub was also available. This is one of the best campgrounds we have ever visited. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We chose this RV Park as it was centrally located between Canon City and Manitou Springs, so we could drive to each and see the sights. Price is for a deluxe site with Good Sam discount. Level, gravel/dirt sites, with picnic table and fire ring. No TV, no cell phone reception, Wi-Fi was intermittent and weak. Very quiet at night, we saw foxes in the campground and heard coyotes nearby. Not much of a campground store, so bring lots of supplies. Staff was helpful and friendly. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Passport America price. Grounds have many mature trees, thus require consideration when selecting a site. #47 was a little short for a 38' MH and tow, but it had open skies to the South. WiFi is very iffy and Verizon was too weak for MiFi. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park, away from the crowd. Large gravel level sites with fire ring. Sprint WiFi card wouldn't work as well as cell phones but campground WiFi did OK for us. Great staff! Big sites, not bunched up to your neighbor. Extended our 4 day stay to 5 day stay. Wish we had time to stay longer. Will have to come back soon. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is 16 miles from Colorado Springs, so you are going to be driving alot to see the site, eat out or buy food. The staff was friendly. We did enjoy the park but we would not stay here again because you have no Verizon cell phone or internet service. They offer free Wi-Fi but it did not work for most of the time we were here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park. Owner has worked hard to make it very attractive. Laundry room acceptable with 4 washers & 4 dryers @$1.00 each. There were deer and foxes around - lots of fun. Wireless was reachable at our sites, but was not as stable as we would have liked. Warning - Verizon cell and broadband are very bad contrary to Verizon's coverage map. Net10 Trac phone also got very bad signal. Good little store. Pool room and spa on site. We camped here in a Motorhome.
When there are paved pads and roads its always nice and everything worked as it should. I would stay here again for sure but if you need to get online make sure you have a card for your computer. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Had a great time here. Park has friendly people, was clean and dog friendly. A great place to stay. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
[ 10 / 10 ]
We stayed in the Wilderness Cabin. It was wonderful! We have never "camped" or been in Colorado: it was all magical. We saw all the sights plus returned home to a beautiful and clean campground. Everyone here was extremely helpful and friendly. I can't wait to tell my Houston city friends of such a find in Colorado Springs. My grandkids will love coming here too. Can't wait to see everyone again! It was off season so we had warm days and a weekend of snow: just fine. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
This place has the country setting about 10 miles from anything which is my type of camping. We were in a premium site which means a pull through that has parallel parking. Lots of room at all sites. Roads are dirt with gravel sites. I thought the park layout was innovative since it's in the Foothills. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice campground and the people could not have been nicer. They do not sell propane but when we asked they offered to take our tank and have it filled when they were taking theirs. As previous reviews have stated it is some distance fron Colorado Springs but it's worth it for the isolation. Several campgrounds we noticed near the sights were very crowded and near busy roads. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here over the Labor Day weekend. It was very clean, and everyone was friendly. The rates were excellent. There was Wi-Fi throughout the park. It's close to all the attractions. Also was very quiet. We would stay here again. The park provides a phone service to any where in USA: free! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here on the recommendation of a friend. We usually prefer public campgrounds but found that most of the state parks in the area were booked for the week we wanted to stay. We were very pleasantly surprised by this park. Very reasonable rates, exceptionally clean facilities. One evening we wanted to buy some firewood at the camp store but found out it was closed for the evening. An employee who lives on-site, unlocked the storage area to the wood pile and simply asked that we take care of the bill the next day once the store opened. Good, honest people. We were able to reserve one of the premium sites that overlook the rest of the park. A bit out of the way from the Colorado Springs attractions but that was okay. Thank goodness we have satellite because their is no off-the-air TV reception. Weak to non-existent cell phone coverage but the Wi-Fi enabled us to keep in touch. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My wife and I and our dog spent 4 evenings at this campground and in their stated worst site. We enjoyed the experience very much. It was actually refreshing not to have cell phone and TV signals. A real vacation. We spent daytime hours sight seeing and not in camp. Evenings and mornings were very quiet. Campground is well maintained and management and staff were all very pleasant. The campground was quite full, 3 large groups were registered. We interfaced with at least 2 of the groups and had many enjoyable discussions. The Denver Airstream group were most enjoyable and invited us to a few of their functions. The campground is about 18 miles south of Colorado Springs, but we found that preferable to being in town. Our home is in the middle of 22 acres so we enjoy nature and out of the way. They have very clean shower and bathroom facilities, a computer area, pool table room and meeting room. All were maintained well and used quite heavily by the campers. We would definitely stay in this campground again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Maybe because we were paying 'full freight' our expectations were higher. On the good side, the park is very clean, sites are reasonably sized, and the owners are friendly. On the down side, there were barking dogs and music audible across the park during a weekend day, with no apparent attempt to enforce the noise limits. Sites near the road will get noise from trucks headed to a nearby quarry. Sites were freshly graveled, but not very level. WiFi service was highly erratic and failed completely for one evening. This is not really a good site for visiting Colorado Springs, being so far south of town. We would not stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Absolutely amazed when i pulled in! The grounds are constantly maintained and it's unusual to NOT see the owner out working! After over a year of travels, I've yet to see the public area of any camp furnished like this one. The lounge is as comfortable as a large living room, the game room was built with adults in mind, and the camp even furnishes three (3!) computers in it's own private computer room. I hated to leave. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a beautiful little campground in an out of the way area of Colorado Springs. Everyone who works here is super friendly and helpful. If you could get any tv reception I would give it a 10. You have to have a satellite dish if you want any tv. But other than that, it is perfect as far as I am concerned. The sites are all crushed stone and they vary in size. Some are very large. We saw all sized rigs in here. It is about 10 to 15 miles from most of the activities in Colorado Springs, but it is nicer to be out here than in town. It is not far from the Red Gorge area and Canon City. It is very quiet. There is a computer room with 3 computers, and another area with tables and chairs and a pool table. If you are in the area I would highly recommend this campground. The wifi is on and off, but if you go to the computer room it is super. We stayed on Passport and you are allowed 4 days with Passport and that is only during the weekdays, not the weekends. But they give a 10 discount to Passport on weekends. Then I think they would let you go on the passport rate again during the next week. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed as a Passport member for 16.50 plus tax. Because of it's distance from I25 I would consider this more of a destination park. The park is beautiful and well kept. Would stay again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We spent 9 days here, and it was just wonderful. The scenery, accommodations, the staff were all excellent. We even saw deer walking through the park. Would come back again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
People are more friendly than most people I met across the country. There are deer running though the camp and some are so friendly they eat out of your hand. The owner has done an excellent job on improving the camps and keeping it clean. If I have to visit other nearby states like Wyoming or Colorado, I will stay at this camp and travel to see other points of interests instead going to other camps. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Thank goodness for the all gravel spots among the trees. We had rain for 4 days. Most spots are in the trees. Poor phone reception, no Dish reception and very limited TV reception. They did have fair Wi-Fi reception. Seemed to be kid friendly. Sites were not as big as advertised. They were level. Water pressure was good. I'm not sure if we would stay here again. I think I would stay closer to I-25. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Clean and quiet. Well maintained. Staff friendly and accommodating. Large level sites with picnic tables and rock fire pits. Lots of tall pine trees. Many wildlife roaming through the park. One of the best we have visited. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is located 14 miles south of town (near mm 30 on Hwy 115) and the turn off is well marked. The park roads and sites are gravel with pine trees around. It is well maintained and staff is friendly. No cable TV. They will give you a satellite site if requested. We could not get a Verizon cell phone signal in the park. We had a site that was a bit of a problem to level the rig and it appeared many of the sites had some leveling issue. The wi-fi speed was uneven, sometimes it slowed to non-existent and much of the time it was OK. We were there on a weekly rate. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here twice and have enjoyed both visits. The workcampers and staff are well organized and friendly. They give you an escort to your site and the sites are kept up nicely. We camped up on the hill in a pull through site and the Wi-Fi seems better up there. We enjoyed the deer that came through the park. We will definitely come back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Located about 14 miles south of town on Hwy 115. Very nice area. Hiking trail up the mountain. Our site was slightly unlevel, but not a major problem. Washed gravel sites and most are shaded to some extent. Lots of deer around, even two bucks fighting in a vacant site near ours one evening as we grilled out. We stayed two days and had no complaints. Wifi worked fine at our site near entrance. As other poster said. No large playground of amusement park nearby, but a very nice park to use as a base for exploring the area. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Good signs made this easy to find. Friendly, attentive service. Escorted to our site. The premium sites are very nice and some are quite large (and most are satellite-friendly.) Overall maintenance very good and trees are trimmed. Lots of seasonal campers here, but plenty of non-seasonal back-ins and pull-throughs available. Playground for the kids and picnic pavilion available. As a bonus, they are a Passport America park so we paid $18 per night for three nights. Overall, a fine place to spend a few days. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I struggled to be fair in rating this CG. The CG advertises that it is family friendly, but our opinion is this CG is aimed towards the senior citizens crowd. THEY seemed thrilled with the CG. We pulled in late and went off to find our site, which had no site number. We figured it out by process of elimination. We pulled into the site and our camper was angled down towards its back and our truck was angled towards its front. There was a crest to the hill. Looking from the side you would be seeing an obtuse angle. Those with a TT will know that this will force the ball back into the brake in the trailers receiver, so disconnecting the truck from the TT was just not possible. We moved in the morning to the smallest site we have ever stayed at. So, if you are in the senior citizens crowd you’ll love it, but if you have school age children pass. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very friendly management. Set in large ponderosa pines. All gravel as grass is non-existent. Very nice place, quiet, clean. No highway noise. 1 miles south of Colorado Springs, 33 miles from Royal Gorge. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We really enoyed our stay at the park. The park was always clean and everyone on th staff were very friendly and polite. They help us out with all the local attractions and directions on how to get here. I would recommend this RV Park to everyone. It was truly extremely worth the stay and very relaxing. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park w/friendly staff. About 15 miles outside of the springs. We did two nights so did not have full hookups. The short term pull-through sites are in front of the office so there's a fair amount of traffic. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This rate is a Passport America rate. The setting of the park was beautiful compared to others we saw closer to Colorado Springs. The staff was very nice. We were escorted to our site even though it was easy to find. The site was gravel (and fairly level) as were the roadways. Both the roads and the sites were narrow. On our site we were not able to access satellite. We received one TV channel. But the setting was great! Evidently there was a bear in the campground but we did not see it. WiFi was good and free. The campground is about 2 miles off 115. It takes about 30 to 40 minutes to get to any attractions if not longer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Loved this park! It was beautiful here with wonderful cool weather and spruce and pine filling the park with their aromas. We were in a premium site where we had plenty of room. However, I noticed that some of the sites were pretty close. If I were coming in a motorhome or big 5th wheel with slides, I would make sure I was going to be put in one of the larger spaces. Gorgeous area. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Office staff was very helpful. Dick showed us to our site. He also gave us good info on area. Campground was clean and quiet. Bathes were clean and private. It is half way between Canon City and Colorado Springs. You can see all the sights in the area easily from there. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is so much better than parks closer to Colorado Springs. The sites are good size, the people are really friendly and it has a good proximity to a zillion scenic and tourist things to do. The "premium" sites up on the hill seem to be the best for big rigs and people who want even more space. We were in #83 which worked well for us. One other point, for people who want to overnight in a cabin on the property, this RV Park has some really nice small cabins available for one or more nights. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is halfway to Canon City in the foothills off US 115. Signage to campground was good. Good area to park and register. Office staff was friendly and efficient. The site is fairly wooded with ponderosa pines. Access roads are well maintained but narrow in some places. Mainly gravel solid large pull-through sites with full hook-ups. Electricity was solid but water pressure was a bit variable. Resident mule deer around the park. Very quiet. Excellent location to visit the many attractions of Colorado Springs and Canon City. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As my husband was away on business right after we checked in, I was nervous about being alone. I mentioned that he was gone to the staff and I didn't have to worry as the staff checked up on me every day. The campsite we had, #37 was large enough for both our motorhome and car hauler. The campsite was quiet and clean. Everyone is so friendly and willing to help. The ice cream socials are a great way for you to meet your fellow campers. We will go out of our way to stay at this campground again next year, and will recommend them to all. Great place! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a somewhat remote park in a pretty mountain setting. It is about 15 miles south of Colorado Springs and any shopping so pick up your groceries before you go. The remote location make is a very tranquil place. There is no highway, train, or other noise to disturb the peace. There are lots of trees. The sites are spacious and the staff is very friendly and helpful. The only thing that some might consider a negative is the distance from attractions and shopping but that is what makes such a pleasant place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice folks running the park, but we were hoping for something more scenic than what we found. On the plus side, it was clean, quiet, and offered nice facilities (store, laundry, recreation, etc.) It's centrally located if you are visiting both Pike's Peak and Royal Gorge (as well as Manitou Springs and Cripple Creek) - as we did. Roads can get a bit dusty and your wifi signal may be rather weak depending on where your site is. Overall, a good "base of operations" for a CO Springs area sight-seeing trip, but not a destination park. We would go back and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to families or seniors. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I used RV park reviews to find the nice park in Durango and was pleased with it. Then my family and I drove to Colo Springs and found Mountaindale with great reviews. I was very pleased with the friendly staff. This campground has many beautiful trees. I got a nice, shady and level space. It was difficult to get sat TV reception, due to the amount of pine trees, but it just took an additional 15 minutes to dial it in. My space #79 was absolutely huge and shady. It was over 45 feet wide and 80 feet long. My experience was great. Don't know why someone wouldn't find this a great park. I will come back next time I travel with my coach through Colorado. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Upon arrival the the office had two customers in front of my family. The older lady behind the counter must have been having a bad day. She did not smile once while our family waited for over 45 min for her to check in the two in front of me. When it became my turn. She was very short with us. She took our money told us the site number, my wife asked where it is and she handed us a pamphlet and did not say another word. This place also is not a place I would recommend taking children to the staff treated my children as a imposition not a guest of their campground. My site was very sunny no shade which (I requested upon reservation) the site was also very small and cramped. Upon reservation I was also told that on Sat night they had a Ice cream special 1.00 a bowl, they decided not to do that also. I would not recommend this place We camped here in a Motorhome.
Best park in the Colorado Springs area, wasn't our original choice but after reading rv reviews we changed. We then rode by and through all the other parks, the reviews have it CORRECT, the rest of them are urban jungles. This park is a bit out there, in mileage from the 'downtown' parks, but it is worth the trip. No cable, 1 TV channel with antenna, satellite depends on your site, WIFI was great. Much, much better than what the others offer!!!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
There have been many good reviews, so I will not elaborate. We could have spent more than our 2 weeks here as it is so quiet and cool. We did have to move from our first site, as it was booked. However they did all they could to find a good site for our second week. We had the request for satellite sites, so the possibilities were limited. It was good to have a campground between attractions in Colorado Springs and Canon City. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is by far one of the most clean, beautiful, and well run campgrounds my family and I have stayed at. The staff and owner make sure that each and every person receives individualized attention. There is an amazing family atmosphere throughout the entire park. Everything was truly delightful!! My family and I are looking forward to returning next year! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The campground is in the pine forest, great interior road. Owner and staff are friendly and very helpful, make you feel at home. Free computers use with T-1 feed and speed along with WiFi. Hiking to the hill top offer fantastic view of the Colorado east plain. Great location to see Colorado springs attraction. This is one of the few campground offer booking on a specific site, since all the sites are unique due to the forest setting. Nice web site to check out before booking. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice campground in a peaceful, quiet setting. Sites and roads are gravel but well maintained and our site was so level that we had no issues setting up. Staff very friendly and helpful-I had numerous questions as this was our first visit. Does not offer cable and we could only get one TV station so a satellite would be a necessity if you want to keep up with news. WiFi worked great. We only had a water/electric site so I had to dump the tanks which was a chore as the dump area is not level. We will camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
If you like a campground type RV park with lots of shade trees, rock fire rings and an open roomy feel, this is a great choice. It is located several miles south of busy Colorado Springs in the front edge of the mountains. It is located in a peaceful country setting away from the main highway. We slept with the windows open and the A/C off and enjoyed the cool Colorado nights-it was that quiet. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The facilities were well kept and clean. Use of the Hot Tub required a reservation-a great system other parks should adopt. Many of the in-town Colorado Springs RV parks here are of the paved and packed design near busy city streets so this was a real find for us. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Very nice setting in the tall whispering pines. Owners and mgt were very nice and accommodating. Ask about trimming limbs so I could open my awning and they responded immediately and took off the limbs. Very friendly environment and met some great folks. Hope to return with grandkids in future. Really nice clubhouse for playing pool and socializing. Open year round by the way. Very relaxing visit, if not the most relaxing stop on this two week trip. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very nice campground with helpful and polite staff. They gave us Passport America rates with out being a Passport campground. The reduced rate sites are a little close but still nice. The only draw back was that it was a forty minute drive to Colorado Springs and 50 minute drive to the Royal Gorge. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Located well off any major highway, we were impressed with the rustic nature of this campground. Though rustic, with lots of trees and beautiful mountain views, our site contained all the amenities we needed. The campground was clean and well attended. Showers, restrooms and laundry were always spotless. David, the owner was always gracious and accommodating. Mountaindale is located about a 20 minute drive from most of the great attractions in the Colorado Springs area. Would we visit here again? You bet! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a great, hospitable campground with abundant shade available for the RV. Although they had no pool, their spa/hot tub was available. The location is beautiful. We liked it so much we extended our stay. We paid the Passport America rate. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Wonderful staff. Hosts were extremely helpful. Arrived late and in rain. They were there and guided us into the parking space. Stayed 3 days. Went on to a reunion. Left it one day early and went back to Mountaindale as it was such pleasant experience. Thank you to the staff for having a clean, pleasant, restful and quiet place to stay. I'm a Passport America member. I would recommend this camp to anyone. It is off the road and great. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park for us people but could have been more pet friendly. The staff was very welcoming and friendly in regards to pets but the environment could have been better. We were only to walk our dog on the perimeter of the park where there was no grass and there was a lot of cactus around. There was a nice trail that lead up to the top of a small mountain but it was lined with cactus that was unavoidable. We would stay again if passing through but not for long term. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park, only complaint I have and other campers that I spoke to was, they allow the children from the full timers to ride their atv's all around the campground. They are also not careful in the way they ride them. One day this went on for about two and a half hours straight. If I had wanted to hear atv's all day I could of stayed home, not to mention all the dust it creates in the air, so much for sitting outside and enjoying the outdoors. Also did not see any wildlife because they were scared away. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were with a group here. Everyone was very nice until Saturday. Most everyone had left but couple were still here including us. We had checked with the staff 5 times to affirm our departure day and time. We were leaving Sunday instead of Saturday and this had been secured many months ago. I also confirmed this when we checked in. Saturday one of the staff came by and told us we had to move for that night because someone had booked someone in our site. I said if they did that then the new people should be moved to another site. They said no we had to move for our last night. We said we would just leave. We started packing up. The lady came back and said we could stay in our site. I said no because by that time we were packed and ready to go. The owner was not there that one day and he called me yesterday and apologized to me and said we should never have been treated this way. I will have to think hard and long about staying there again. Also the girl that made the mistake on their computer also called and said she was sorry and it was her fault. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We enjoyed our stay here, very nice campground in a nicely-treed rustic setting at 6000’ elevation. Sites spaced as generously as possible, considering all the trees. They have a tiered rate structure and tiered sites. We stayed in one of their “Premium Terrace” sites over the week preceding Memorial Day as well as the Memorial Day weekend. It was their top row and it was nicely secluded overlooking the campgrounds and nestled against a reddish rock bluff. The owner and the staff were very eager, helpful and solicitous – bending over backwards to accommodate the guests – very nice. The small office store was nicely stocked with basic needs & supplies. The sites were nicely landscaped with rock boundaries & walls; each had a fire ring and table. Most of the sites seem to be big-rig friendly – ours certainly was, we easily fit our 37’ fifth wheel & F-350 dually pickup. Now the bad news. The water pressure fluctuated between low and lower – we checked it with and without the filter, made no difference – it was still low. The roads were made of crushed red rock which was either dusty or muddy, dependent on the weather. The free WiFi was iffy at best but we had to use it as we received no signal at all from our Verizon card or phone, even with the Wilson Trucker antenna. The owner did not follow the leash law, which was a bit disconcerting – too many times we found the large, friendly dog running loose and looking lost (although I’m sure he wasn’t). We hit the place at peak season and found it to be bit pricey – but I suppose that’s to be expected during a summer holiday week in Colorado. We wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again, it’s a great place for a home base to see the Royal Gorge, Pikes Peak, the Air Force Academy, Garden of the Gods, and Black Hawk Canyon. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very pleasantly surprised with our experience. The owners and staff were wonderful to work with. This is an older campground, but the owner has put a great deal of effort into updating the location. The park is within 15 minutes of the south end of Colorado Springs, but you feel like you are away from it all. (We completely lost cell phone service.) Our younger kids enjoyed the playground, and our teens liked the pool table, dart board, and computer stations. They rent movies in the store, but you can watch any of the selection for free on the projection screen in the clubhouse. We are going again for Father's Day weekend. The downsides: The hot tub was not working during our visit, and the water pressure seemed low at times. Both were minor issues. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great, peaceful and secluded RV park in a wooded area. Very friendly and family oriented. Clean. Did not feel crowded. It was nice to not be on concrete and in the city. The spot was level. Half price with Passport America We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We spent one night here over Labor Day Weekend. They accepted our 1 night reservation without any problems (unlike other campgrounds who want to force you to reserve 3 nights on holiday weekends). Even though they were full, the place was clean and pleasant. Very nice location and setting. Staff welcoming and friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I just wanted to let you all know that this campground is a great place to stay. They are 14.3 miles out of the city on the 115. It is in the trees and mountains. The folks that run it are really nice. Free wifi is included 4-5 bars at all times. A nice strong signal. No cell signal but the campground phone is available for incoming or outgoing calls. They have several cabins and a hot tub. It is very peaceful and it is not far from several of the local attractions. There are several full hook up sites and several water with electric. There is a dump station, nice clean showers and bathrooms, a play area for your kids and a volleyball court and horseshoe area. Laundry facilities are good. There are rv rentals, and sites have grills and firepits. They also have a lounge with a big screen tv, a computer room, and game room with a pool table. In the office there is a store with lots of essentials available, Including ice cream (my favorite). If you are in the area you should definitely stop here. They are on the Passport America network. There is also an advertisement in their brochure for Escapees RV club, so I assume they may offer that discount also. It is open year round. There is a golf course is near by. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
[ 8 / 10 ]
This park is a very quiet place to camp. The campground is in the woods. It has a great view of the mountains. The bathrooms have no air conditioning, but it has heaters in them. There is no traffic noise. The sites are gravel but full-hook up. Plenty of room for slide-outs. A very nice park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very friendly Hosts. cleanest campground I have seen yet inside and out. More room than most between sites, very impressive. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Stayed 2 months at $425/mo. Wonderful, helpful owner and staff. Gorgeous wilderness-type location. Family atmosphere, yet quiet. Well designed for privacy. Very clean facilities. Pet friendly, rules well observed. Good roads to town. Walks and short hikes are nice, some biking possible. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed in one of the premium terraced sites. Very nice. Cabins look nice, also. The non-premium sites near the camp office looked crowded. Wi-fi worked fabulously. It's a couple miles off the road but easy to find and very quiet. The one negative was the hot tub wasn't working and we were kind of looking forward to it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful, wooded park. Very large sites, not stacked as cordwood, as a lot of campgrounds seem to be these days. Attentive and helpful owners and staff. Total quiet. Each site has its own fire ring and wood is available at office. Clean restrooms and showers and plenty of laundry capacity. We will stay here again. We stayed in our motorhome. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground! We stayed in one of the premium terraced sites. Wi-Fi worked great. The owner was very helpful in guiding us to our site. We were very disappointed that during our entire stay, the hot tub was out of order and pad locked. As mentioned, the park is just off the beaten path and very quiet which is always nice. It is very easy to get to either Colorado Springs or Canon City on highway 115 which has very little traffic. We stayed here in a motorhome and would stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed at the premium sites and was very pleased. Great Internet connection and lots of room between campsites. When we saw the sardine can like RV campgrounds in Colorado Springs, our family was very glad we decided to stay here. The hosts were great and the sites were perfect. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent park with a VERY friendly staff. Owner was very friendly and welcoming. Our two year old son enjoyed the playground and seeing the camp fox and rabbits. The general store has ample items and the campsite is wooded and very clean. It is an excellent stop if heading through Colorado and it is a nice detour off of I25. We will definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were there for one week, very nice campground, owner goes out of his way to make your stay enjoyable. They are constantly working to improve the park. Very nice spacious terraced pull-throughs available. Abundant wildlife present. They were in the process of upgrading the wi-fi, so connections were not good all the time, however they do have computers available with internet access in the office. Have stayed in other parks in area but would recommend this one. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A must stop while in Colorado Springs. Very helpful staff that goes out of their way to make your stay a pleasant experience. Is a Passport America park. Beautiful mountain setting with a variety of sites to please all RV'ers. We personally liked the terraced sites where you park in a line front to back, giving an excellent view of the mountains and the park. Very quiet, clean and spacious park. Within 25 miles of tourist attractions. Also has Wi-Fi phones and DirectTV for an additional charge. We came with the intention of staying a week and spent a month. Will definatally return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Nice remote camping. All gravel and not all level but good setting centered between many attractions. Close camping but not too bad by todays standards of parking lot campgrounds with RV's 20 feet apart. Shady country setting. Good access road. Good strong WIFI. Friendly staff. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice camp with shady sites. Computers available in the office for internet access. Clean restrooms. Pavilions available for group use. Friendly staff. Only downside is the layout in some parts of the camp is a little strange and you can end up driving through empty sites to get to other sites. Not a big deal. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The owners are going out of their way to please the RVers, on week ends there was ice cream give a way for 1$, good location, family oriented. Most of the sites are shady. We will come again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I have camped here yearly for the last four years, under new management the last three years and owners have done wonders improving the grounds with new pavillions, play areas for children and new level sites. We will be returning often. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here for a week in August of 2003. Quite a few permanent RV's (some quite run
down). It was a good place for us since we basically slept at our camper and then went to all the area attractions during the day. Didn't seem to be in the nicest part of town. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 4 / 10 ]
Says big rigs welcome but there is a lot of trees that needed to be trimmed to allow the larger rigs in. Problems with electric, but they say that will be taken care of. Quite a few long termers as the housing is expensive in Colorado Springs. OK for a overnighter. We camped here in a camper.
We used this park as a temporary one night stay to find another park in the Colorado Springs area for a week's stay. Its an older park that has seen better days. The grounds are overgrown with weeds, the lighting is for the most part, not functioning. Lots of permanent trailers and residents. The trash dumpsters were overflowing. Located close to the airport with the plane noise very noticeable. The staff was pleasant, helpful, and understanding. AT&T and Verizon worked fine. The advertised WiFi was non existent. The hookups were OK but the sites were very narrow. Might be an OK park for a 1 night enroute stay, but only if you couldn't find something else. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here for 9 weeks at the monthly rate of $450, and a weekly rate of $183. I read the other reviews and can't deny them, however I found the park OK or we wouldn't have stayed as long as we did. It's not that they don't try to keep up the park, because their frequently working. Everyone has a different standard. The owner and help are very friendly and helpful. If you compare this park to the ones on the west side of town, it's not too bad. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed at this park because it was convenient to family members in the area. Park was not well maintained and sites were very close together. It backs up to Peterson AFB and you hear taps, retreat and revielle each day. While it did not bother us, our neighbors complained about it. Appeared to cater to permanent campers. We would only stay here again if we are visiting the same family in Colorado Springs. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This place is a joke, being called an RV Campground. It's more or less a small, junky and dirty mobile home park that at one time was probably a nice campground. It's been invaded by temporary workers that follow construction projects and the sort. It's extremely messy and I wouldn't recommend this be listed at all as a campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park was so dusty and bad we demanded our money back. They did comply with the request. Would not recommend this except as last resort. We camped here in a camper.
[ 3 / 10 ]
Mostly dirt, voltages were low (they are rewiring), One septic system with problems and the sewer lines are PVC (thin) stubbed out at ground level and ours was cracked. With a slide there is not much room for a picnic table. Dump on site and trash was everywhere with no one making an attempt to pick up. Several of the water lines did not work, may have been frozen as the faucet is just below ground level with fiberglass batting stuffed in the hole which could be hard on your stomach. View is not bad though. It is overpriced for the amenities. Another example of a tourist facility that the owner/owners take most of the money out and do not put any back into improvements unless forced to. We camped here in a camper.