(Note: The owner of this park had a serious accident just prior to our arrival. This review assumes that the facilities would be much the same or better if he was present. The cooperation of neighbors and seasonal campers suggest that the owners are good people.) The location is beautiful, mountains all around. Utilities worked fine, wifi is limited to in or near the office. Although a fishing and "off road" park it was peaceful (aside from one camper who cared less about who was bothered). A previous reviewer noted a dirt road access (CR 30). It is about the best dirt road you will ever drive in the mountains and do not be concerned. five miles past the campground is 4-wheel country. There is a lot of wildlife in the area so use caution. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a great RV park. Plenty of space between sites, friendly atmosphere and right next to a lake. Wish it was closer to where we live. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful setting with most sites in the trees as well as a few sites in an open parking lot area where you can use a satellite dish. It is a wide and level gravel road for 4 miles to reach the campground. Very clean laundry with 4 washers and 4 dryers. The owners are very friendly, we rented a jeep to drive the gorgeous Alpine Loop. We also caught 3 delicious trout in the lake which cost us $7 to fish. Would definitely stay here again and stay longer. Cell phones do not work here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park is located on the Alpine loop, dirt road for 4 miles to park on winding mountain road past lake San Cristobol. Very narrow drive around park to site, very difficult with larger camper. Sites difficult to get into and close together. No cell signal for any phone service, only spot is 4 miles back down dirt road to paved road. Wi-Fi great, only available at lodge, but works great. Lake city is a very small town, and only has a general type store, very expensive, and very limited. Closest store 45 minutes away. That was all the negatives, the positives: views were amazing, well worth all the negative. Easy access to alpine 4x4 loop. Fishing in private ponds were great, we fished pretty much everyday. and came home with tons of trout. Lake San Cristobol is beautiful! The owners were extremely friendly and helpful. The teenage girls who were very upset and crying the first day we were there because of the no cell service and the remoteness, are already wanting to return! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
As before, this is a great campground for seeing the San Juan Mountains (Alpine Loop) by 4x4, ATV or motorcycle. The Owners are great- they have genuine concern for your satisfaction. We were able to get satellite (thru the trees) from our site but that is probably not possible at all sites due to the trees/mountains. Those in the group that fished on the private lakes caught their limit (4 fish/person/day). Laundry was clean and usually busy. Showers/restrooms were clean. There are fire rings at each site which for us, could be limited due to the smoke. The Wi-Fi works in and around the lodge but can be slow. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have been going to Castle Lakes for the past 16 years and we love every minute of it. The owners have been wonderful to us every year. We started out in our own tent, went to one of their trailers on site and now have moved up to our own 5th wheel. We have not had any problems with any aspect of the campground. The view is outstanding! And the ease to take your Ranger, 4x4, or Jeep on road trips up the mountain is real nice. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the place to stay if you are riding motorcycles/ATVs/4x4s on the Alpine Loop. You can ride right out of the camp onto the loop- no need to trailer to a drop off point. The campground does have rules as previously posted- 5mph max speed in the park. Exceed the 5mph and expect the staff to let you know about it. Interior roads are dirt, 5mph speed limit helps keep the dust down and children safe. There are 2 stocked private lakes on site ($6./person/day to fish with a 4 fish limit, no state license required). We hade 4 folks in the group fish with ~ 50% catch rate on 12 to 14” rainbows and browns. Sites are spaced nicely apart with great shade. We were able to get 34ft rig into our site with slide on both sides and awning out. Picnic table and fire rings at each site. Restrooms were clean. Laundry was clean and all machines working. There is one local (Denver) channel. We were able to get Dish reception through the trees. WiFi available at the lodge. Looked at other campgrounds in the area, this one has the most shade and greatest distance between sites. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park. We would stay again. A little dusty, but with the lack of rain, it was to be expected. Owner came down after hours and helped with lack of water problem. My fault! Sites had plenty of distance between them so you didn't get the "parking lot" feel but close enough to visit with your neighbors. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
One of the most beautiful settings for an RV campground that I've experienced in 14 years of camping. Extremely quiet and peaceful. Owners are very accommodating and friendly. Trout fishing in private lake is excellent. Many sites are occupied by repeat visitors that spend 1-2 months each summer. Weekly potluck dinner at small pavillion for all campers. Very nice rigs and friendly campers. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 3 / 10 ]
Campground located about 10 miles from the heart of Lake City. This is a great campground if you intend to ride four-wheelers on the Alpine Loop. If not, I would not suggest staying here. Campground hosts are just not 'people' oriented. We were screamed at LOTS for pulling into the RV park too quickly (5mph is too fast for them). We have also seen them yell at kids on their bicycles for going too fast (?). This is their home and business but it always feels like you are invading 'their space' when staying there. Just not a homey feeling and I do not recommend. I have stayed there twice. Once in 2001 when it was the only site available for part of our trip and onve with my in-laws in 2004. Both experiences were the same - less than stellar. Be careful with their Jeep rentals. they do not put 'off road' tires on them - street tires do not do the job on the Alpine Loop - too slippery. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nestled in the mountains above lake San Cristobal on the road to Cinnamon Pass. Quiet privately owned park with beautiful tree shaded sites with full hook-ups at about 9000 ft. elevation. Large lodge with some dining in season, jeep rentals, horse back riding, lots of family activities including trout fishing in their private lake for a fee but no license required. Only drawback is 4 miles of good gravel road to campground. We camped here in a 1998`
We camped on a grassy site. Very nice owners, free coffee in the morning, campfire in the evening. Very clean toilets and hot showers. This was our third time camping over here, always feel very welcome. We do recommend this campground, the atmosphere is great! We camped here in a Tent.
We called a few days before our intended arrival only to find that the CG would not be open till a few days after we were passing through. The weather was still unseasonably cold so the water was not turned on but if we wanted we could come but no water, no sewer. No problem for us. We always travel prepared for at least a couple days of unexpected dry camping. We enjoyed a stay of being the only people there & got an excellent rate because all services were not available from the very accomodating owner. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Owners are very accommodating to your needs, have really nice warm shower and laundry rooms, marshmallow bonfires at night, and propane grills available for you to cook on. A very laid back atmosphere and a good value. Very ATV friendly. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
We paid by the month, so was cheaper. This is a small, very clean campground. Though campsites are close, you have plenty of room between rigs. Gravel sites and driveway with picnic tables and grass area (Floyd keeps grass mowed. Friendly neighbors, nice, clean shower/bathroom area with hand-washing soap and lotion provided. Laundry room looks clean (did not use). Owners are very helpful and friendly. Campfire at night and free coffee every morning. Convenient to Alpine Loop, Slumgullion Pass, Deer Lakes, Lake San Cristobal, many hiking trails, day trips to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (beautiful), Slumgullion and Deer Lakes area, Telluride & Ouray, Crested Butte, etc. ATV or Jeep (rentals available in town)access to amazing views on the Alpine Loop! 2 blocks from Post Office & Visitor's Center (lots of good information and handouts. A few blocks to town where there are many stores/gift shops, restaurants, churches, museums, etc. So much to do and see! We will return someday and will stay at Elkhorn again when we do. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We picked this campground on an emergency. The owner bent over backwards to help us back in our limping motor home & even offered tools if needed. They were very friendly, offered lots of info on the area & seemed to be everywhere cleaning and sprucing. Immaculate restrooms & laundry. Free morning coffee on the deck, great cable hook up, pet friendly & Wi-Fi reception. Only drawbacks: sites are tight and no play equipment for kids. We would recommend this campground to anyone! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This a small park in Lake City. It is in town, but is very quiet. The owners are friendly and helpful and keep the campground clean. The sites are close together, however, most of the people stay for the summer and are very considerate. The Wi-Fi and cable worked well. We had a good signal on Verizon. It is a beautiful area and a charming town. Stock up on groceries before you come. It is expensive to buy supplies. One can walk to the town, grocery store and to Hensen Creek which is more like a river for exceptional fishing. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this small RV park in Lake City. The owners are kind and hospitable and take pride in running the park. The restrooms and showers were exceptionally clean. (I believe the owners cleaned them several times a day.) It's right in town, which meant we could walk or ride our bikes to the parks and shops. There isn't any shade to speak of for the majority of the sites, but this is typical of most of the RV parks we've stayed at in the state. The sites are pretty close together, but, again, this is typical of the RV parks we've visited in Colorado. Overall, I would highly recommend this park and we will most definitely visit again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Great place to escape the heat in Texas. Cool, quiet, close to town. Easy bike ride or walk to grocery store, restaurants and shopping. Wi-Fi strength excellent, good selection of cable TV channels (too much to do to watch TV). Owners are very hands-on and were out making sure everything is clean and customers are happy. Campfire every night and fresh coffee and breakfast bread in the mornings. Lots of beautiful hummingbirds, occasional deer wander through. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice RV Park. The owners are extremely courteous and helpful. This park in is the small town of Lake City. You can walk to many restaurants and stores. The Wi-Fi is very good. All utilities worked well. Our Verizon phone said "Extended Network" but worked well. There is a laundry that was clean and well kept. We didn't use the restrooms or showers so cannot comment on those. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent park, which is close to town. An easy walk or bicycle ride to the historic area. Three blocks to great food at Restless Spirits. The owner of the park went out of his way to make us happy. Had a very good time here and would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park with grassy sites and picnic tables at each site. The owners are extremely helpful and friendly. The park showers, bathrooms and laundry are exceptionally clean. Coffee is served daily on the covered deck and baked goods 4 times a week. The atmosphere is friendly with a communal campfire in the evenings where everyone gathers. Tent sites are grassy and shaded. We really enjoyed our stay and will certainly come again. They have pull-through spaces and back-in spaces which are easy to get in and out of. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our second stay at this quiet, lovely park. We enjoyed bike rides to historic downtown and the wonderful nearby bakery. The owners provide coffee and homemade breakfast bread every morning on the patio. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground and restroom/shower facilities were extremely clean. The owners were very courteous and helpful. My wife and I will go back to stay here again. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Quiet, shaded park 4 blocks from scenic downtown Lake City. We rode our bikes all over town. Took the jeep to go fishing at Deer Lakes and sightseeing. Hummingbirds, mule deer and marmots to observe. This park recently changed ownership and they are working hard to make this a great park. We will return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was an outstanding experience. The facility was clean and in 100% working order. The owners were always here and ready to help in any way. Mornings saw him with fresh hot coffee and her baked goods on the table outside the office. This created a great start to the day! We highly recommend Elkhorn. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
We have been going to Lake City for about 20 plus years. This is the best RV Park we have ever stayed in. Beautiful setting, great owners, abundant wildlife, walking distance to town. We will be returning for many years to come. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
This RV park is quaint, quiet, and quality. What a rarity in the RV world. The owners could not be more conscientious. We have already booked spaces for the 2010 season. Truly a jewel. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
This was a wonderful place to stay. We came out with three toddlers for the Summer Solstice race. The host was fantastic about having coffee out at 5 am for all of us runners. Restrooms were immaculate. Camper Cabins were great for the family. Thank you for a fantastic visit! We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
[ 9 / 10 ]
This park is perfect for a group, because there is a large deck where you can grill, eat or just sit and talk. Our group included two RVs, three tents and one in a cabin, so it was nice to have a "common" area. The bathrooms are very nice, and it was easy to walk or bicycle all over town. The owners were very nice and accommodating. The complimentary coffee and quick breads on the deck each morning was a great way to start the day! Deer and marmots were a regular sight. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park was clean and owners were very friendly. The donut breakfast and pot luck dinner was nice. Lots of 4-wheeling. We did not like how crowded everything was. We were so close to our neighbors that we could not open our awning and had to park our car so close to the camper that we could not open the door all the way. Our site was a gravel parking lot. We will look for other arrangements next time in Lake City. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This CG is in a beautiful setting, though you cannot see the river from there as it says on their website. That aside there are plenty of +++ like the nice owners, social atmosphere, good utilities (except the cable signal is very bad), level sites, good facilities, convenient location and cool elevation. On the other hand, this is one tight place. Our site, for a 40 footer, should have been for a 35 footer MAX. No place to park our toad except for on our porch. In all fairness, most of the other sites were OK in that regard. But still the sites are mostly very close. A select few are very nice and spacious but were occupied by "yearly returnees". Overall, thumbs up and we'd come back but only if we could get one of the better sites and that would mean booking way ahead on the calendar. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park with fantastic, clean bathrooms. There is a pavillion where you can grill or just sit. Nice owners who work to make your stay nice. Only downside was there were a lot of mosquitoes when we were there. Still a great place, though. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The sites here are very close together and the cable TV was poor, at best. Sites are relatively level. Maintenance of park is excellent and restroom/laundry facilities are very clean. We stayed here three weeks and would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very nice campground. The hosts were super people. Would of helped with anything that you needed. They really care about their business and it showed. It is so peaceful and has good walking and hiking trails. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First class operation with wonderful owners. We were on the upper level - kind of tough to get to but just 3 wonderful sites. Very helpful with local info and all. We will be back! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Would have been a 10 except the Wi-Fi did not reach into the campground beyond the first couple of trailers. Manager couple did everything possible to make our stay comfortable. They were the best!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Quiet scenic location. Close to Lake Cristobal for fishing etc. Hiking is excellent. The owner couple are the best. Lower sites enjoy the sound of a small waterfall that he created from the natural spring that flows down the mountainside. Sites are well spaced and the park is elevated so all sites have nice views. Free Wi-Fi and store has a small stock of RV supplies. Definitely will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Tents ARE allowed in sites 15 and 16; this is where they put tenters, tent trailers, or truck campers. We can attest to the restrooms and showers being spotless, as is the rest of the campground. This is a place we've camped at 5 different years, and are looking forward to returning to in a travel trailer. The store has a great selection of unique gifts, as well as a few camping and RV supplies. A recently built covered pavilion with 6 large tables and two propane grills for campers to use, and there's a weekly potluck that draws almost everyone in the campground. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Fabulous RV Park just one mile from Lake San Cristobal and about 4-5 miles from the heart of Lake City. We have camped here 5 times and love it more every time we visit. There are hiking trails that begin in the campground and lots to do in the area. The hosts, are the best campground hosts I have ever, ever met. He is retired air force and has two sons still serving. There is a store on the property and they do Jeep rentals with discounts to RV park guests. In my opinion this is by far the best campground in the area! Monday evening pot luck dinners are great, and Friday morning donuts and coffee are pretty awesome too! We definitely will return - soon! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Located on the Alpine Loop South of Lake City. Fairly new camp ground, active owners have different activities that they get guests involved. Has Jeeps for rent, gift shop, pavilion, fire rings and picnic table at each site. Bathrooms and showers outstanding. We camped here in a camper.
Nice quiet campground against the bluffs a couple blocks from downtown. There is a nice covered deck overlooking a grassy yard to sit and sip your complimentary coffee and quick breads in the morning. They have a group fire pit, laundry and cabins for your non-Rving relatives. Owners are a warm, friendly couple ready to share their town. No website but they do have Email firstname.lastname@example.org Excellent location to explore surrounding mountains by foot or jeep. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a primitive campground just at the start of the road up to Cinnamon Pass. You are at over 9500 feet at this campground. The only facilities are pit toilets. We stayed here in our motor home and it was a challenge getting it level. But we did with some patience. There were mostly tent and trailers there but a few of the sites can accommodate a big rig. Just make sure your water is topped off and the holding tanks are empty. We enjoyed our stay. It was relatively quiet and the sites were spaced well apart. With surrounding mountains and spectacular views this is a great place to spend a few days. It is still close enough to Lake City to run into town for a meal or to make an ice run. If you love 4-wheeling you'll love this part of Colorado. And this campground provides as much as you can expect in location and relaxation. Don't forget your jeep when you come. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park was nearly full, so we were lucky to have gotten one of the last sites, which was roomy enough compared to other parks in the area, especially those in town, that shoehorn you in. Clean bathrooms, attentive staff. Only used it as a base camp while we were off to experience the sights during the day, so no comment on the "RV park experience." Only drawback is they only take cash or check, no credit cards. Tough if you want to reserve a space while you are on the road a few days out. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
We had a terrible site! It was supposed to be 50' and wide but was a shared driveway with the next site and barely had room to park our truck. Site and road was rocky (not gravel) and tough to walk on without twisting your ankle. Waist high weeds were about 6' from our door side so we had little space to sit in. Mosquito's were thick because of the weeds. Owner charged us $31.00 at check in and handed us a brochure about the park. When I read it, it said all sites were $28.00. Next morning, I went to office and asked her about it and she said we had a "premium" site. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A great park. Beautiful scenery, deer walking through the park in the morning, chipmunks and birds everywhere. Some sites on the river/stream, but difficult access to water. Quite a few long-term campers, but all were very friendly and sociable. The sites were level, campground clean, neat. Wi-Fi available with a small charge. Clean bathrooms. Will definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here four nights. This park has quite a few regulars that return here every year; so, everybody seemed to know and be friendly to each other. We fit right in. They had a potluck dinner one night and live music on a another, we were invited (but not pressured) to join right in. We enjoyed the music. Bathrooms were heated and clean. WiFi was SLOW! My advice is to use the free high speed internet at the coffee house in town (but my Verizon card also worked. It was slow too). At times, the area was full of deer. I enjoyed my coffee one morning with a deer eating clover at my feet. The famous Alfred Packer Massacre site was nearby, but it was not much to look at. There's good fishing at Lake San Cristobal (just below the park). The nearby 58-mile-long "Alpine Loop" Jeep and ATV trail is a must see! Would I return? I'd be there now, if I didn't have to work. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Older, quiet park. Deer wandering though. Mostly retired campers who were for the most part friendly. Wi-Fi is available for a FEE, but it is reasonable & is fairly reliable. I could see where large rigs might have a hard time getting in and out. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
What a great campground. Fishing on site, deer prancing through in early am. Friendly staff, clean restrooms/showers. Even a musical jam fest on Thursday evening. Friendly, clean and laid back. Enjoyed ourselves and look forward to our return. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This is a pretty rough campground. The roads are dirt with some stone and rock mixed in. The whole campground is arranged a bit haphazardly. We had probably the best camp site available. Mostly because it was out of the way at a weird angle. It was large and covered with gravel. We were warned about not leaving food out because of bears. However, one of the neighbors put out corn everyday to attract deer, birds and other animals. I don't know if bear like corn or not but it worried us a bit. Most of the sites are close together and not long enough for a longer 5th wheel and tow vehicle or motor home and toad. There was extra parking available in the campground. WiFi was slow and buggy. We finally just gave up. According to the instructions, online game playing or any sort of streaming was not allowed. I don't know how anyone could stream anything at the speeds we were getting. We did have a nice fire pit and enjoyed sitting out by the fire. Even though it was late July the temp at night was in the high 40s. Perfect for us. And the night sky is amazing!!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
High on the southern 'cliffs' overlooking Lake San Cristobal, this "no frills" campground offers excellent views and that often-elusive "peace and quiet!" Providing a convenient "base" for sight-seeing, fishing, or "four wheeling" any of the areas spectacular four wheel drive roads, Wupperman Campground is an excellent alternative to commercial campgrounds. We camped here many years ago when out two sons were young and the "remote-nest" of Wupperman gave them more of a true outdoor experience than they would have. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This county campground is spread out in various spots along the south side of gorgeous Lake San Cristobel. I stayed at the loop that was right on the waterfront, but other loops were perched higher on a bluff. No hookups and only pit toilets, but there was 1 dump station. Picnic tables had seen better days and it didn't appear that cleaning fire pits was one of the host's duties. But, despite all this, it is one of the most scenic camp sites I've ever stayed at! I launched my kayak literally 20 feet from the RV and the lake was calm and peaceful: only a few small fishing boats and another kayaker on the water. My dog enjoyed swimming from our site as well. I was able to get both ATT and Verizon cell service here, but not 3G so don't expect lots of speed. Overall, a lovely spot to stay a few days. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a bare bones campground run by the Hinsdale county just outside of Lake City on beautiful Lake San Cristobal. We camped here for 5 nights and had a wonderful time. We caught trout everyday and had a great spot on the Lake. There is water to fill your camper and a dump station, and a very friendly camp host who are just the best. This is a beautiful part of Colorado the lake is located along the Alpine loop, and Lake City is a nice little mountain town. There is a great bakery on the way into town, and if you like fudge they make it homemade at the Sportsman's outdoor shop. Lake City is a bit of a challenge to get to but really worth the drive. The campground has spots right on the lake, or on a bluff overlooking the lake. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.