A young couple took over last week and seem to be hard working and enthusiastic. There are lots of shade trees, everything seems clean and neat. There are a lot of people that stay for the whole summer. Good fishing nearby. We plan on a longer stay the next time we visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There is a younger couple managing this campground who are in the process of buying it. They were very friendly, and suggested one of their nicest sites for us to stay in. What a beautiful place! Lots of trees, a river, and a large fishing pond. Our sire was mostly level, only a slight adjustment. I walked the dog around the entire park and I think every site there is nice. Of course the ones that next to the lake and river are the most desirable, but how can you go wrong here? Lots of water and shady trees. Pet friendly. Courteous, friendly, and helpful hosts. We'll be back for sure! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Contrary to the previous review of June 2012, we found the management of this campground to be sorely lacking. The owner is an absentee owner most of the time. There are too many "work campers" who are here taking advantage of the "system." The campground is for sale, so maybe if an on site owner were to come on board and "clean house," so to speak, that problem would be resolved. The campground in itself has the potential to be a real jewel. It is conveniently located near shopping, golf, fishing, etc. which keeps it as popular as it is. Also, there are many shaded sites, which is nice in the summer months as it does get pretty warm during the day in this part of Colorado in the summer months. The campground could use some updating of the water system also. The water often comes out brownish from the faucet, so use bottled water for drinking, making coffee, etc. Also, the water pressure gets very low at times: don't know why. Anyway, if the place were to sell, and positive changes were made in the above areas, this would be a definite "10." We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very well managed campground. That was obvious upon entering. Clean and neat. Management was definitely 'on top' of the situation! Lot's of regulars who were friendly. Some complained about Wi-Fi but we had no problem. Hook-ups were in the proper place and worked well. A small and quaint town with good restaurants and weeks of sightseeing available. Somewhat unique grocery store with all the basics plus a lot more. Major shopping was about 15 miles away. Town is quiet after 8pm. Don't see how you could go wrong here. We loved it and will return if possible. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice RV park, well maintained and all of the facilities were spotless. Parks Wi-Fi was strong. Our Verizon cell and MiFi service was iffy. Propane is available at a reasonable price and located in an easy access area. Water, electric, and sewer worked well. Very nice staff and the campers there were friendly. Owners really care about their customers and are eager to please. Trees along the pond area blocked our dome satellite so we used our portable dish. We have stayed here twice and would return again in a heart beat. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful campground. It's well maintained with great access to the stream. We were in site 48 (not waterfront). Site was at the end of a row, which was great until a large motorhome was parked next to us so close that we could not sit at the picnic table in our yard. It was close to town and convenient to pick up supplies. Would stay again next trip. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
As others have mentioned the park is clean and the people that run this place are friendly, as were the other campers. It's nice to be near the Dolores river and the location to town. Now here is why I gave it a lower rating. The water pressure was very low sometimes below 30 PSI, and I went and checked other sites that were vacant and the pressure was the same. At the time we were here the TV was horrible as well as the Wi-Fi. Near the southwest part of the CG, right behind site 11, there is a sewage treatment facility. When the breeze was right you could detect a sewer smell as well as the noise from the pumps. But all in all, we would stay here again if in this area. We just know what to expect. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful area with park next to ponds and river. The park is very clean and maintained. The RV staff was very helpful and friendly. The only down side to this park is that a many of the sites have water and sewer on one side with electrical on the other side. This can be tough on big rigs with electrical bay in front of the rear wheels. The San Juan area is beautiful and a drive up 160 is a must. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great location just outside of Dolores. Easy access off the roadway. A very clean, well kept, rustic RV park. Camp hosts are very friendly and helpful. Any camper's requests are immediately addressed. Variety of spaces to accommodate large rigs (pull through), those desirous of cabins, and those who who like to tent camp. There are recreational activities, clean showers, restrooms, laundry, general store, cable TV, Wi-Fi, newspapers, phone service, etc. Very quiet with little road noise. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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The new owners are great will go out of their way to make your stay great; have a problem just ask. We had a pull through with double slide out . Walked the whole campground and it is spotless,some great back-ins for the summer. We will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It is a great little campground. We had a pull through site that was located close to the main road. We could hear some road noise. The Campground was very clean. The campground located on the north side of Dolores. It is a good location for doing the tourist stuff. The only negative was no newspapers available. We had to drive to town every morning to get one. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Office staff seem pre-occupied with computer work when we had questions. Not rude but not very helpful. Sight was clean but gave us the 1950's feel.Would not go back. Wi-Fi was not available the days we stayed. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice park under new management. Sites are easy to access and roads are well laid out. The bathrooms and laundry are clean. The office staff is friendly and helpful, and there are many seasonal residents, who welcome everyone, and all are welcome to the Saturday night campfire. The Wi-Fi did not work. It was by the river for fishing access. I would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We love this park!! Under new ownership and they are the best. After a slow start with cable and wi-fi (through no fault of their own) they are finally on track. This park is very clean and the staff is incredibly friendly and willing to do what they can to make you happy. Laundry facilities are excellent. We didn't use the showers or restrooms but if the rest of the park is any indication they've got to be the cleanest. We've been here about 5 weeks and plan to come back for the month of September. The people here are incredibly friendly to all who come. We highly recommend this park to anyone looking for a place to stay either for a day or two or long term. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park under new management. Sites are easy to access and roads are well laid out.The bathrooms and laundry are among the cleanest I have ever seen. The office staff is friendly and helpful, and there are many seasonal residents,who welcome everyone, and all are welcome to the Saturday night campfire. We will absolutely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful park. I was told that many people summer in this park & I would love to be able to stay the season here. Such nice people - the owners & the visitors. So many pretty sights to see in the area too. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
CG roads and sites are gravel but some sites have concrete patio areas. Access roads are wide enough for big rigs. Site quality varies considerably. The best sites are back-ins along the river which are long and well separated. Unfortunately these seem to be taken mostly by seasonal residents. Overnighters get less desirable sites. A few sites inhabited by "permanent park trash" with the usual junk strewn about. Staff friendly and accommodating. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a forest service campground. The road to this campground is paved and in good condition. Quite a few of the campsites are along the Dolores River and some of them are big enough for large motor homes. Some of the sites could accommodate 40' motorhomes. The sites have a picnic table and a fire ring. There are 5 electric (30Amp) sites. 15-E is a first come electric site. There are other first come non-electric sites available too. The sound of the river can be heard throughout this pretty campground. Sites appeared to be fairly level, water faucets located around campground loop and trash pickup is provided. TV satellite reception (dome) might come in at some sites, but probably better with a portable dish. This appeared to be a nice quiet little campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The pull-through sites are narrow and very close to the loop road. We had to put an orange cone out as our slide was right on the edge. No water hookups and all the water spigots in the park, including at the dump station, are plain ends - no threads for attaching hose to fill water tanks! Very inconvenient! Park Hosts were very nice and sympathetic regarding water connectors, but could only offer access to their spigot at the host site. Other than these two items, the park is nice and was a good stopover point for visits to Mesa Verde and other tourist sites. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
West of Dolores about 8 miles where the campground is on a hilltop with a nearby overlook grand view of surrounding mountains and lake reservoir. Campground has paved sites and roads. There are several toilet houses without showers and several non-threaded water faucets scattered about campground. Dump near entrance. Fee $10 with Golden Passport. We saw several deer and jackrabbits. Nearby, toward Dolores, is the Anasazi heritage museum-center which is a 10+ excellent exceptional museum beautifully setup. Should be a AAA GEM. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is NOT House Creek Campground which is another campground along the McPhee Reservoir. There are 2 loops, Juniper and Pinyon and they both have electric and non-electric sites. There are back-ins and parallel sites and they all appeared to be wide enough for 4 slides and to park your car. We had power issues in the Pinyon Loop (power was around 94 volts) so moved to Juniper Loop where the power was at 120 volts. The electrical boxes looked like they were new and we had no further issues. Water faucets are scattered around the loops and they are not threaded. A dump station is located near the entrance of the campgrounds and has potable water. It’s an attractive campground with plenty of space between sites. Not all sites are level some are on a slightly downhill slant. Each site has a fire ring and the picnic table is handicap friendly. We had to use our cellphone antenna with the booster to get a strong enough signal for Verizon. Didn’t have any problems getting our dome satellite in. The park is far enough off the main highway for some peace and quiet and a good night sleep. There’s a camp host in each loop and they’re very nice people. This campground is on the reservation system but there are plenty of first come electric and non-electric sites. There were quite a few sites unoccupied over the Memorial Day Weekend. Camping rate for an electric site was $10.00 with the Golden Age Pass. We would stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
BE AWARE: There are some discrepancies on the prices as far as what the website says, what ReserveAmerica says, and what you find out when you get here. There are only 4 sites with full hook-ups and you have to pay $25/night for these. There are also about 16 electric only sites. When you make a reservation through ReserveAmerica, they only collect the basic fee; be prepared to pay for other services when you get here. This is a very nice, quiet park in beautiful SW Colorado. Even on a summer weekend the park was almost empty. The host was very helpful and sells firewood and ice. A short drive down the hill is the reservoir. About 6 miles away is a convenience store where you can pick up bait and a fishing license (It's the Phillips gas station). Dolores is small and Cortez is about 12 miles away, do try to come with all you need. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is the new McPhee Recreation Complex, run by the USDA Forest Service (not the old House Creek campground which is on the other side of the reservoir). The sites vary in size, but some are large enough for 40' MH. Boat ramp is a short drive from the campground. Campground has nice trails with incredible views over the reservoir (500 feet below) and some Colorado peaks. Only four full hookups, 16 with electric and some with water. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a wonderful campground in the San Juan Forest near Delores and is very convenient to Mesa Verde National Park. There are only two sites with full hook ups. These rent for $25 a night. Eighteen sites have electrical hook ups and cost $20. Sites with no hook ups are $15. Golden Passport holders get $7.50 off. Reservations can be made and are recommended for the full hookups and for people who just have to have electricity. The park rarely fills so you stand a good chance of getting a site without reservations. There are flush toilets and pay showers. Each of the two loops have hosts who are very friendly and helpful. I loved this campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We really love this park. Beautiful location, great staff. On the river, wide spaces, some with grass. Tables, fire ring, free firewood. Neat custom of having guests paint rocks (paint in the office) and leave them in the rock garden. Only complaint was the Wi-Fi. Weak, and often down. It was a problem throughout the park, no matter what device you were using or location in the park. We will definitely return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Easy well marked access from the main road. Well maintained gravel roads with level gravel sites located adjacent to the Dolores River in the beautiful San Juan Mountains. Utilities are conveniently located and worked properly. The sites are all under trees with many having quality grass between. Quiet setting with fishing, hiking in the area. This is one of the finest RV park we have had the pleasure to stay in. No cell phone coverage but the Wi-Fi worked kind of great, satellite TV worked fine. Free fire wood with a fire ring at each site. RV camping the way it should be! Pet friendly. It’s the totality of the camping experience with mountain setting, spectacular views, sounds of the river and quiet setting, friendly and helpful staff and clean facilities. We will be back!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped here on the 'maiden voyage' in our motorhome. We picked a winner right off the bat. We only stayed 3 nights and then came back later in the summer for a week. Very serene and peaceful with roomy sites. Staff is wonderful and enforce their campground policies, which is very refreshing. It's a distance from the bordering small towns which we liked since we came to relax and enjoy the natural beauty. There is a little camp store that is well stocked with soft serve ice cream and freshly made (by the owner) cinnamon rolls on Sat. mornings. We've booked a site for next year already. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We've stayed here twice and are very pleased with this RV park. The sites are large and very nice. Most of the sites are right along the banks of the river. It's a ways to the nearest town but they do have a small store on site that has a lot of the basics. We are already planning our next trip back here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Easy well marked access from the main road. Well maintained gravel roads with level gravel sites located adjacent to the Dolores river at 8100 feet in the beautiful San Juan Mountains. Utilities are conveniently located and worked properly. We have stayed here several times since 1989 and each time the owner makes improvements when we return. The sites are all under trees with golf course quality grass between. Very very quiet setting with fishing, hiking and biking in the area. No phony baloney tourist stuff-water slides, miniature golf, zip lines, fancy over priced restaurants with bad service and mediocre food. WalMart and other business are 35 miles away. This is the finest RV park we have stayed in. If you have a bucket list of places to stay-add Priest Gulch. The negatives: no cell phone, cable or off air TV coverage but the Wi-Fi worked great, satellite TV worked fine. Free fire wood with fire rings at each site. Its RV camping the way it should be! Pet and kid friendly. It’s the totality of the camping experience-wooded mountain setting, spectacular views, sounds of the river and quiet setting, smells of pine and fir, friendly and helpful staff and perfect facilities. We will be back!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an absolutely beautiful campground. The Dolores River runs through the middle, with spaces on both sides of the river. Bridge was under repair during our visit, so the far shore was vacant. Although we arrived with no reservation, we were given a space on the river front (late season). The park was only about 1/2 full for this mid-October visit. The showers and rest rooms were clean and there was plenty of hot water. Laundromat was also clean and roomy with a folding table and a rolling basket to move laundry around. Note that the Dolores address is a little misleading, since the park is 25 miles (past Stoner) up the highway. I would definitely stay here again -- though I'll come a little earlier in the year, as it was freezing overnight (catching us by surprise) leaving me with a frozen water hose (that defrosted in our RV shower). We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is immaculately groomed & cared for. We've never been in a cleaner park with owners that oversee the smallest of details. I've also never been in such a nice laundromat - it even had an ironing board & iron (that I used). The sites are mostly level & most have their own little grass area. Don't miss the cinnamon rolls on Saturday morning - little heaven on earth!!! The river runs right through the park and it's gorgeous! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a beautiful campground with the Dolores river passing through the middle. Lots of spaces on the river and each has a fire ring with free wood available. Sites are spacious and restrooms are clean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Really great campgrounds, nicely wooded with lots of shade and well spaced campsites. We stayed two weeks and it was absolutely beautiful. The campgrounds even provides free firewood and the Dolores River runs right through the campgrounds that has good fishing and great atmosphere. There is free WiFi that worked fairly well, but did have a problem the last day we were there, however, there were lots of thunderstorms there every afternoon. We will stay here again and recommend this site to all. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is one of the most beautiful RV parks we've stayed in. The spaces are nice and wide, and each one has a fire pit (the park provides firewood). Plenty of trees, shade and grass. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I agree with all the other comments, but the campground should not be rated down because of other campers attitude. This can not be controlled by the management if they are abiding by it's rules. As for satellite coverage I can see roof top antennas having a problem, but if you have a carry out or a portable dish and enough cable you should be able to get reception. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I'll echo all the wonderful things people say about this park - it's indeed a lovely, well-kept campground. That being said, there are a few caveats, some already mentioned. No cell service. OK, I can live with that. The Wi-Fi is fine, though I really resent paying $20 for a week on top of $37 a night for a site. We're on a site across the river and up against the mountain, and we think we're the only ones who were able to get satellite reception since we're using a Carryout. Those with rooftop dishes are blocked by the trees. The laundry room and bathrooms are spotless. There's only one bathroom building, and it's not close at all to the tent sites, so if you plan on going in a tent, be forewarned about your long walk to the bathroom. You can fish, and even catch fish, from the river, as long as there aren't kids playing in it with their inner tubes as there have been for several days. But there's plenty of wonderful fishing upstream. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Although this campground touts itself as "family friendly," that was not the experience we had. Management was friendly, but there are apparently many senior citizens who stay here long-term during the summer. Our kids (age 11 and 15) and ourselves received glares from many of these folks, even though they were not being loud or obnoxious. I've never stayed in a place where the people were so unfriendly. We won't be back again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great campground, well kept and clean,. All spaces had a fire ring and well spaced. Staff very helpful. Wi-Fi was a pay site and not good reception. No cable but we are camping and enjoying the area, not watching TV. This is a good place to relax. We stayed a week and would have stayed longer but didn't have reservations. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Loved this place!! Great location on the Dolores River with unlimited free firewood for campfires. A cute little area to paint your own river rock, so bring paints for the little ones. The bathroom/shower area was always vacant. There were plenty of washers and dryers for use. Nice shaded large sites with a security gate. It was awesome!! WiFi was $6.95/day and terrible. Don't go if you need the internet. No cell phone service (you're in between two huge mountains). It's a great campground! Just go to the grocery in Cortez before driving the mountain roads to camp. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
You can read the other reviews for a description of the campground. IMHO it is a little over priced for what you get at 37 a night plus tax. We had gravel and very little grass. The wireless internet connection is a rip off at $6.95 for 24 hours. They send you a e-mail explaining that the wireless is like cell phone service and can be spotty at best. I suggest for this price that could add a few more connection points around the campground to improve service. We did not let this affect our good time but will not be staying here again We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at this park for a month. It is a beautiful park in a great location but could be improved upon. There is much mud and standing water in the back of the park. No phone service at all which is a serious safety issue! No cable service, and limited dish service due to the trees. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Fantastic park to stay! Very scenic, right on the Dolores River. Most river sites have grass in between. People that work here are very friendly. Quite a few folks that are staying for several weeks. Quite a few expensive rigs camped in there! Pretty nice to sit right along the river in front of your fire ring in the evenings! We'll be back! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a great park for camping. Sites were large, shady with nice, grassy areas on our site and firepits. A great place to get away from it all. It was not for us, however. Wi-Fi was available for $6.95 for a 24 hour period, $19.95 for a week. Pay phone available and office phone available for $.25/local call. It had only been open for a few days, so benefit of doubt given here. Wife says her shower was hot. Mine was luke warm at best in two trys. And, even knowing it was quite a ways from any town, it was too far for us, as we enjoy going out to dinner, that sort of thing. We moved after one night and were told that the rest of our reservation would be refunded, tho I didn't expect it. We'll see. We consider ourselves travelers as opposed to campers and moved to town. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Just an absolutely beautiful campground in a beautiful location. The host are very nice but book early because there are a lot of spots already taken by campers that stay all summer every year. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park was recommended to us by friends and we were going to stay July, once here we decided to stay all of August too. Well maintained and very clean. Nice river running through park but it requires a Colorado fishing license. Wi-fi was a little expensive and no cell phone service. Store is pretty well stocked and you can get an afternoon ice cream. Close enough to many sites to use as a base camp. Great hiking trails around the park. At over 8,000 feet is nice and cool. Wish they had a hot tub. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our favorite campground! The hosts are extremely pleasant and accommodating, and the setting is just gorgeous. The campground is meticulously maintained. The WiFi signal is strong. Be sure to book your space early as it really fills up in July and August with Texans trying to escape the summer heat. Many people come back year after year for a month or two. It is about 45 minutes from Telluride, which is a lovely day trip. The Dolores River runs right through the campground, and the fishing is decent. Bring supplies as it is a half hour drive to the WalMart in Cortez. There are several trails around the campground which are great for walking dogs. The campground provides free firewood (contributions accepted). We will definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is one of the nicest parks in a rural setting we have ever stayed. Well manicured and owners are RVers themselves and know what we want. I was told by regular returning guests that the owner always tries add something new each year to upgrade. We are already anticipating returning next year and staying at least 2 weeks. We planned to stay only 3 days but ended up staying 6 days. All sights have full hook-ups and are nicely spaced. We stayed there in a fifthwheel. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We loved this campground. There are lots of sites on the river and the sites have space between them so you aren't jammed against your neighbor. Good fishing in the river. Owners are very willing to please. The restrooms are very clean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful setting in the mountains north of Dolores. Sites are large and half of the sites backup to the river. Many of the sites have large grassy areas in between each RV which gives nice separation and adds the the beauty of the park. Laundry room was very clean and they have paid WiFi. No cell phone reception and you need to go to Dolores or Telluride and stock up on groceries. It's a 20 mile trip to Dolores. Excellent park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a nice park to stay. We were able to visit Mesa Verde and Telluride and do some fishing using this as a base. The scenery was very nice and we enjoyed our stay. Pack in some food with you because there are no places to eat closeby and also not a grocery store for about 15 miles (at Dolores). The campgroung had a few supplies such as soft drinks and bread . Security is good as the place had a gate with a code to enter. We stayed about 4 days and the owner was at the sites checking out things frequently. They even let me wash my RV while I was there. Not all sites
are river sites and most of the riverfront sites do not have 50 amp service. This place fills up and you have to call early to get a good site in the summer. Only negatives were we did not have a cell signal anywhere nearby and they had no site phone service, also they did not have sufficient parking around the office area for rigs and other cars. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
We rolled in later than planned on a Saturday afternoon and the staff were still very pleasant helping us get situated. Once registered they led us to our site and assisted with the parking. When asked if we wanted help setting up the rig, I said no and they smiled and went about their way. There were 4 families and we were the first ones there due to an unbelieveable number of things going wrong. The next 2 families finally got there and they were cared for just as I was. The final 5th wheel came in 3 days later, were set up in almost the original spot, and were forgiven the
missed days lot rent. The camp grounds are at 8100 feet, so the scenery is beautiful, and the nights cold. Several places to fish in the area make this a good base for dropping a line. The camp is very clean, and some of the long term stayers mow their own grass with a mower provided by the cg. The only reason I brought the site down from a 10 to a 9 is because of no pool, and I'm getting too old to sit in a Colorado river that runs through camp. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
This is a very beautiful campground. We stayed here for 5 days. Unfortunately, we were not at the campground much because we were off sightseeing. Very quiet and peaceful with the river running directly behind our trailer. There are a few cabins also. Would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Located up forest route 535 on a paved road this pretty campground has some sites with 30 amp power. Some sites are more out in the open and others are along side of the West Dolores River. We stayed in site #1 (non-electric) which was along the river and very private. It was a huge site with a picnic table and fire ring/grill. We loved this site and it was on the reservation system. The site faces south and we were able to get our dome satellite in. Didn’t see any mosquito's, just lots of butterflies and hummingbirds. The camp hosts, were friendly and very knowledgeable of the area. The bathrooms are located at the far end of the campground. Water is available with a threaded faucet and there is trash service. The closest dump station is Dolores River RV Park in the town of Dolores or Priest Gulch RV Park which is just off of hwy. 145, 35 miles north of Dolores. No cell service here. Great campground!! We camped here in a Motorhome.