Dumpy park with ugly metal corral style dividers between sites and overgrown with weeds and crowded. They benefit from being located on the east side of Wolf Creek Pass, a high altitude mountain pass. Anyone navigating the pass near dark is likely to take refuge here after nervously coming up the pass and approaching this small town. Price was somewhat good as compared to others, but literally nothing to do in this campground, no rec facilities, small store was closed when we got there, staff (older guy) wasn't too inviting. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This park is conveniently located in the town of South Fork. It is a very basic park and from what we can tell, one of the better parks in the area. The roads and sites are gravel. Each site is separated by a corral-like metal fence. The sites are close together with tow vehicles and toads parked every which way on the roads since the spaces are too tight to park your vehicle in the site. There is a small rec hall that is open to all unless it is booked by a group staying in the park. Most of the people in the park are returnees from East Texas who stay for the summer and seem to know each other. However, they were all very welcoming to us and invited us to their weekly jam session and card nights. There are weekly pot lucks. Verizon aircard and phone worked well. There is are two bathrooms and two showers and were very clean. There were two washers and two dryers and were reasonably priced. WiFi is available but we didn’t use it. The owners are very friendly and accommodating. For what you get, I feel the cost of the campground was high but this is the going rate for the area. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
New owners have renamed the park "Alpine Trails RV Park". Young couple from Texas bought the place and are putting a lot of "sweat equity" and some money into it. Nice place to stay. Near the junction. Quiet and clean. Lots of regulars returning there. We extended our stay to explore the non-Pagosa Springs hot springs in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground was recently sold (July 2009). The new owners have made many improvements in the past weeks, gone are the weeds! We have been staying here for the last 6 summers. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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We stayed here under Passport to save some money - not worth it. Although the people are very friendly, there is no atmosphere and the place is totally overgrown with weeds. This park needs some serious upkeep. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were somewhat disappointed in this place. It needed some minor attention in a lot of areas and some major attention elsewhere. I don't think the owners were ever rv'ers. Our site was not level and required a lot of boards. The electric box required some shaking before it was willing to respond. This did make us somewhat nervous but seemed to work ok afterwards. Go figure. We use DirecTV and Verizon so I can't comment on local reception. The other residents seemed ok but remember we only stayed 4 days and were off the property most of the daylight hours. I don't think in all honestly that we would visit here again unless push came to shove. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Aspen Ridge is an older park that was purchased by new owners. It is a work in progress, and the dedication into making Aspen Ridge a 1st class park is very evident. There are many RV parks to choose from in the South Fork area and most cater to long term summer visitors. Aspen Ridge is no different. The reason we would come back here is because of the wonderful people that run it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a really fun National Forest Service (NFS) campground. It has recently been refurbished and has sites to accommodate rigs up to 60 feet. At this time it does not take reservations but I had no problem finding a site on a Sunday afternoon in August. The campground was only a third filled. This campground has been closed for several years for dead tree removal and then for renovation. Like many other NFS parks in CO the record cold winter of 2013 destroyed its water pipes. Who knows when they will be repaired so bring your own water. This is a great place to overnight especially if you have Golden Age Pass. It is only 1 1/2 miles off Hwy 160 on a good wide road. There is no traffic noise. Some sites are shaded, but it is best to bring your own shade. Activities are fishing, boating and hiking. In August the campground was covered in wild flowers. Sites are very large. There are 3 loops. A loop is on the lake and is the most popular but also has the smallest sites and the least privacy. C loop is the farthest from the lake, but offers the largest sites and the most privacy. I loved this place and will be back with my trailer in 2014. We camped here in a Tent.
This is a wonderful campground for boon docking. It is nestled in a grove of evergreen trees adjacent to the Big Meadows Reservoir, a beautiful stocked fishing lake. But, they are redoing the entire campground. That includes drilling a new water well. The site's water quality has always been a problem, and this year, campers had to go off-site to get water. Sadly, the the campground will be closed for the entire 2010 camping season while this makeover is in progress. You can still fish the reservoir and hike the area's trails. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have stayed at Big Meadows Campground twice and both times we really had beautiful private sites. Very nice place for taking evening walks and enjoying nature. We travel with children and this is one of their favorite spots. We will definitely go again in the future. there is a lake for fishing. We didn't catch any fish, but the kids enjoyed it anyway. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Loved this place! We camped here three nights. There are no hookups, but the water faucets near the pit toitets can have hoses screwed onto them. This allows you to fill your water tanks before parking. The sites are heavily wooded and the camp elevation is over 9,000 feet. Sites include a picnic table and fire ring. Aspen firewood can be purchaesed from the camp manager. The sites are adjacent to Shaw Lake. It is pretty and stocked with rainbow trout. There are hiking/horse trails on both sides of the lake. We were only 3 miles from the highway and 7 miles from Southfork for shopping, restaurants and showers. Lots of wildlife. Fishing was great and we had a 10-point buck deer visit our site. This was boondocking at it's best! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Spectacular setting, very spacious, great hosts. Some sites are are nearer the lake (#1-8). The rating takes into consideration that it is a U.S. Forest Service campground (dry camping). A beautiful drive from South Fork (12 miles SW), right along the Rio Grande. Setting includes waterfalls, lakes, tons of trees. Park is open from May 15 through September 15th. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We found this little park the last time we were in South Fork staying at another park. This park is funky but comfortable. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of some of the larger parks. It’s very small and far enough off the road to be quiet. Most of the other parks in the area are situated right along the highway. The majority of RV sites are located behind the cabins. The interior road and sites are gravel. Water pressure was at 50 lbs., no problems with the power or sewer. Sites have a picnic table and are wide enough for all your slides and awning. Extra parking for boat trailers, tow dolly or vehicle trailers. Our Verizon cell and MiFi worked well and we were able to get our dome satellite in. The parks Wi-Fi signal at the back of the park was weak and we were not able to connect. We had the very last site (#16) in the back of the park. It wasn’t quite level but we didn’t have any problems leveling our motorhome. We opened up to the views of the San Juan Natl. Forest and being at the end of the park you forget there are other people around. There’s a little gazebo with electricity for a get together and a group fire pit. (At this time there is a fire ban). The owners here have a cute little sandwich shop (located in the middle of the park) with outside dining. They use their own smoked meats and serve homemade Cole slaw and potato salad. They’ll even pack you a sack lunch if you let them know the night before. Bathhouse has one toilet and two showers. Although they smelled clean the shower grout needs to be scrubbed and bleached. We’ve never used the shower facilities in any park where we have stayed and to be truthful the bathhouse needs to be updated. The laundry room has 1 large capacity washer and 1 dryer. The price is a total of $2.00 to wash and dry. Each Friday there’s a farmers market in the Visitors Centers parking area located at the junction of Hwy 149 and Hwy 160. They feature local produce, baked goods, jewelry and other crafts. The nightly rate is $25.00. Site #16 is $28.00 with a private fire pit. We were charged $25.00 since there’s a fire ban right now. Weekly rates are $140.00 and monthly rates are $335.00 + electric. We didn’t see any mosquitoes while we were there. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Another great trip to Fun Valley, our 11th. Can’t imagine why anyone thinks the work campers are unfriendly unless they assume all retirees are old grouches. Most all have worked there for years and are very friendly and helpful. Roads are paved, sites are grass and/or native soil covered with spruce needles. Many on site activities including stocked trout ponds, miniature golf, paddle boats, float on the river, bike rental, nighttime entertainment, C&W dancing some nights, grocery, large clean staffed laundry. Some things to be aware: The name is Fun Valley Family Resort. They rent to families only. And it is a "gated" park. Only registered guest may enter. There is an even mix of families and retirees, with many of the retirees bringing their grandchildren. The park is large, about 3/4 mile end to end and on both sides of the river. It is an old park (1959) with 400+ RV sites laid out when RVs were much smaller. Sites range from quite large to tight. Some sites in the trees seem somewhat haphazard but that is because they simply put them where the trees were not. No reservations taken and no sites preassigned. You check in, drive thru until you see a site you like, and park there. During very busy times you may not be able to get a site you would prefer. Last week of June to end of July can be very busy. If there is a lot of rain, some of the sites can be somewhat muddy for 2-3 days. Sites in the trees are mostly 30 amp, sites in the “meadow” are mostly 20 amp. WiFi is weak, but available. Unlike most RV parks, there are always people out walking, biking, jogging, fishing, visiting, etc through out the day. So it always appears busy. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We were not allowed to enter the park to evaluate whether or not we would want to stay here in the future so my review is based on what I could see and experience as far as the check-in desk. The lady that "helped" me was a little rushed and seemed aggravated that she had to interrupt her conversation with a co-worker in order to help me. She barked that I could not enter the park to preview it, citing "security concerns". Sites seemed quite crammed in viewing the park from the road, and it looks like an enormous complex. When I got back in my care to leave and as I turned around to exit the parking lot, two security guards leaped up and rushed toward me as if I was going to enter the park without their permission. Good grief, dudes. I know you are retired with nothing else to do, but chill out. I can say with absolute certainly that we will not camp here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our rate includes a week of square and round dancing but does NOT include the "food package". The "just camping rate" looks to be about 25/day plus taxes. Assortment of sites: "parking lot", treed, level, not so level, etc. Located in spectacular valley, on a river (South Fork of Colorado, I believe). Park has stocked private fishing ponds at additional cost. A mixture of 15amp and 30amp power (some of the posts have 50amp plugs but they are not hooked up. It's a long drive from here to anywhere. Nearby towns are small and prices reflect the lack of serious competition and the short season. Our only reason for going to this park is because of the square/round dancing but lots of non-dancing campers return year after year. Beats me why, but maybe they know something I don't. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It's a beautiful location but the facilities are totally run down and the showers are just gross. It would almost still be worth going if the people who run it and a lot if the staff weren't so grouchy and rude. They advertise Wi-Fi, but you can only get spotty service at the front office. The RV sites are not paved so it is either dry and dusty or wet and muddy. The restaurant food is poor quality and run by the rudest people. Won't go back. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Rate reflects nightly rate for a square dance week of 6 nights. Dancing and food is included. Restrooms & Showers were clean and the water was hot. There is no air conditioning or heat in restroom. Site was level on grass. Boards needed because on grass. Park site size is okay, but can be a little close. The access is off US 160 down a curving hill. Park roads are dirt and gravel, but not a lot of dust. Didn't try the Internet. Park is quiet and there is adequate lighting. Owners are nice and the park is well maintained. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Cranky staff- overpriced food & things are pretty run down. It seems that no upkeep has been done in the past couple years. There's lots to do which is nice but usually crowded. Wi-Fi doesn't work 90% of the time. Many of the workers are not friendly & seem almost annoyed when you ask for help or need service. Fun Valley needs a face-lift & some new energetic help. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pros: a lot to do, easy to find, very friendly staff, pretty setting,close to alot of attractions. Cons: They don't take reservations so you have to drive around to find a spot you might fit into,tight and closely spaced, more 20 amp sites than 30 amp sites and these are generally to ones that are open unless you get lucky. All in all it was a good experience and I would come back. The Wi-Fi worked most of the time and we even had ocassional cell phone service which isn't bad for the mountains. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A great place to stay. Plenty of things to do for the family. Very family friendly. Some of the sites are very cramped. Many sites do not have 30 amp electrical hook ups. The Wi-Fi is spotty at best. We could not connect for the four nights we were here. Highly recommended. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Price is so high because it included all meals and square dancing. Restrooms & Showers are clean. Site was level on grass. It is fairly hard with room for a forty footer and towed. Swing room can be limited and hookup is side by side which can lead to narrow living space. Park is right off 160 below the road. Main park roads are paved with the site roads dirt and gravel. It is a very quiet park. It backs onto the Rio Grande River. There are lights in places but the clear sky and moon provide the rest. Staff is friendly and the park is well maintained. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were at this park for 2 months. All of the workers are very nice. They have activities going on all the time. The park is very peaceful and very secure. A great place for kids to enjoy themselves. We will definitely go back, and hopefully for the entire summer. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Tried to stay here, but they would not even allow us to enter to check out the details of the park. From the road, which is the only way to preview it, it looks like RVs are packed in like sardines. I knew the original founders because I live in their hometown and they were much more accommodating folks. Current staff and owners act like they are the only place to stay and have a very arrogant attitude, as if everyone is just dying to stay there. Park appears to be well maintained and clean. Numerous activities are available, but could not view or evaluate any of these. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were here for 9 days in early-mid June. What an awesome place. Our entire family had a great time. It was getting crowded towards about the time we left. The food in the diner was great and fairly priced. We found everyone very helpful and friendly. Highly recommend the trail ride if you have time. Cell reception was very poor (AT&T), but that's not the fault of the campgrounds. We would return for sure. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A lot of the people camping at Fun Valley had been vacationing there every year since they were children. They knew other campers and had wonderful memories. They saw the place the way it was 30 years ago and didn't seem to realize that it had become old and rundown. I don't think the owners are putting much money back into it. The workers are people who spent many years vacationing there and are now retired and want to spend the entire summer there. If you notice the other reviews, many have been going there for years. There is a lot of potential to the place and I'm sure in it's day it was the best. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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Back in 2003 we camped at Fun Valley and loved it. We always wanted to return, but we heard the park had run down. This year we decided to go back and we were glad we did. The resort was in great shape and wonderful. Our ten year old daughter never dreamed that Fun Valley had so many things to do. It's nice to go to a place that still has family values and doesn't stick you with high prices. This place will be a annual summer time stop for my family. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
This campground is in a lovely setting and has nice friendly people. There are a lot of things to do in the park, however through the summer it can be very crowded, especially with kids. The rental units are not very well maintained and we do not recommend them. The camping facilities are nice, some are too close to the road so the road noise is unpleasant. The electricity available to campers needs to be updated, it is a problem in some areas. There are no good restaurants or grocery stores within 50 miles. Other than these issues, we found the park to be in a beautiful wooded area with many activities. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Wonderful family oriented park with tons of things for kids to do. No reservations are taken and no money paid up front. You find a site and stay as long as you want, paying when you leave. Wonderful food, which you can charge to your site. Sites are very close together, our slide was almost touching the slide beside us and we couldn't put our awning out until the people on the other side left. It rained quite a bit and some of the sites were real mud holes, particularly in the wooded areas, which have 30 amps. Cable TV is available only in a part of the park, and it really isn't too good. Wi-Fi can be used at the lodge. It can be difficult to find a site with 30 amps, most of the open meadow area with cable is only 20 amps, which is OK if you don't need AC and are very careful about what you are running. There are many 3rd generation campers here, lots of grandparents bringing grand kids. Entertainment most nights, usually country and western. Gorgeous scenery. We will definitely come back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Fun Valley is a campground for all ages. You can do as much or as little as you like. I did notice a few areas the could use attention: the trailer area and the cabins could use some sprucing up after all these years. We have stayed in all accommodations through the years. Our last in a TT. We like a little rustic feel to a place, and the staff is very friendly and helpful in every need. Children are safe to be adventuresome. Fishing, horseback riding or soaking in the beautiful views can be a memory for life. Come and experience. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This trip was visit #5 for us and we are going back this summer. Most of the staff are retired and staying in the park. We love the location. The fishing is great and there is something for everyone to do here - horseback riding, paddle boats, ping pong, pool tables, "tubing" on the river, family friendly shows, miniature golf, bike riding, horse shoes, they even have a tram that runs all over the park to take you to and from everything. They have something for everyone to do here and the weather is always wonderful! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Fun Valley is a great family RV resort. The sites are all gravel or grass and they are a little close together. The park is in a perfect location on the South Fork of the Rio Grande river which flows though the property and has many beautiful huge trees. On top of that there are a dozen or so small ponds that the park stocks with fish. They have a miniature golf course, paddle boats, horseback rides, an arcade and outdoor and indoor game area. They have a cafeteria that is open for every meal every day. The downside is that it is almost too popular and things get very very crowded in July. They have a policy of not turning anyone away. If the sites are all taken they just put you in a pasture until one becomes available. They also do not take reservations. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Fun Valley has been my families annual summer vacation spot for over 20 years. I am grown now and the next generation is taking over the tradition. As a child, Fun Valley became my second home. I look forward to visiting every summer. My heart felt at home there. The people there are wonderful. I have never been to another place that is as warm and hospitable as the people at Fun Valley. There is a ton of stuff to do; horseback riding, putt putt golf, paddle boats, fishing ponds, innertube the Rio Grande, dance, play at the arcade, ride the train, or hike. I am sure that I am forgetting lots of other things. My grandparents used to square dance there with a live band. Oh, and they have a great place to watch live bands. I am looking forward to sharing this place with my daughter now. I am returning for the first time since she was born. She is now eight years old and even though I have told her about this place and shown her pictures she has no idea what she is in for. I can only hope that she feels the same way that I did about this place. I am sure she will. There is no place on earth that I would rather be. Anyone with a family should visit this place. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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The name says it all. Fun Valley is truly a fun place for young & old. Trout fishing, trolley rides, horseback riding, bike rental, paddle boat rental. Hiking, tubing, mini golf, shuttle to regular golf, live music & entertainment. They also have a well stocked store, gift shop, gas station, snack bar, restaurant, game and activity buildings & much more. The food is very good and reasonably priced. WI-FI is available only near the office. The location is very scenic and is on the south fork of the Rio Grande River. There are also 18 well stocked trout ponds on the property. We came planning to stay 3 days and ended up staying 12 days. The nightly rate listed reflects a discount on stays of 5 days or more. The many older work campers were the friendliest & most helpful we have encountered anywhere. There are a few negatives, some electric sites are only 20 amp. & many of the sites get very muddy after rain. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Fun Valley is a wonderful family campground. First the positives: They have many many activities, several fish ponds on site that are well stocked with Rainbow Trout, a miniature golf course, horseback rides, a cafeteria that serves 3 good meals a day every day, a snack shack that makes hamburgers and ice cream, a small convenience store that sells grocery's, fishing tackle, RV supplies, ice and fuel, an arcade for the kids and beautiful landscaping with a stream right in front of the main building and many tall shade trees. The negatives: If you want to park close to the activities the sites are very close together, the electricity gets weaker the farther you are away from the buildings, and there is no Wi-Fi. It is also quite crowded mid summer but the crowds thin out after August 15th. All in all it is an excellent destination where you can spend weeks if you want and enjoy Colorado. It is in a beautiful beautiful location. I highly recommend Fun Valley. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We come for a square dance week so things are different than normal. There are multiple camping areas. We end up in the one near the square dance hall(Aspen Park) which is full hook but only 30 amp but mostly 20 amp. Restrooms and showers are in other areas so you have to walk a ways. Showers are large but the water pressure is weak. Restrooms & Showers are clean. Sites are grass and fairly level and when it rains you can get stuck. Some roads are paved but in between sites are dirt and gravel. There is no internet. Very quiet park with lights around. Owners are great and the park is well maintained although the grass may need cutting. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Simply put, Fun Valley is a Colorado camping icon. I have spent one week each summer at Fun Valley for the last 25 years and each time is a wonderful experience. There is something for everyone, young and old to enjoy. Features include trout fishing, mini golf, a rec center, gift shop, bike and intertube rentals, a nice restaurant, snack shack, and lots of Cottonwood-shaded sites for any type of RV. If you come to Fun Valley once, you will certainly be back again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
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Great family oriented park. Our fifth straight year and love it more each time. Lots of great activities for kids of all ages, paddle boats, miniature golf, "real golf" outings to local golf courses, bicycles, horseshoes, stocked trout ponds + the river and many local lakes, horseback riding, regular entertainment in the Funatorium or the dance barn. Great cafeteria type restaurant with good prices. Grocery store, fuel, propane, laundry on site. Some of the friendliest people you will ever meet. This is a very large park with side by side pull through sites in the large open meadow, or there are many treed sites along the river at either end of the park. Most of these treed sites are back-ins, but some are pull through. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Wonderful place to spend some time with the family. They have all the amenities for the kids like mini golf, paddle boats, fishing ponds, ice cream shop, etc. The people running it are very friendly and helpful. The country style dinner was wonderful and very inexpensive. We would certainly be back. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Spent ten days here with my wife and daughter and we had a wonderful time! I highly recommend this place to all family oriented RV'ers. We will definitely make a return trip soon. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
As others stated, great family campground. Lots of activities for young and old alike. Secure enough that kids can be allowed to entertain themselves while the older "kids" relax. To keep things quiet and relaxed, they do have some rules about noise after hours, no riding 4 wheelers or motorcycles around the park, etc. RV sites range from open areas with side by side parking to sites back in the trees and along the river with more separation. Very good meals in the restaurant. Easy drive to other sites such as Creede, Lake City, Wolf Creek Pass, Pagosa Springs, Sand Dunes, Cumbres & Toltec Steam Railroad, etc. They do not advertise and have no official web site, although there is an unofficial one where you can get a phone number. Do a google search. It is all by word of mouth, and apparently there are a lot of mouths spreading the word. Many families have been going there for years and years. We have been there the 1st week of June the last 3 years and will be there again this year. We have been staying in cabins, but plan on a 5th wheel next year. We have been trying to get a cabin later in the year, but it is almost impossible to get a cabin. They are rented a year in advance, the day you leave from the previous year. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
What a fun park. It is very rustic and sites are close together, but the overall facility is geared for everyone having fun. This park offers plenty to do for everyone including river tubing, horseback riding, putt putt golf, fishing etc. We camp at this park as often as we can. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had such a wonderful time at this park. The work campers who run the park are retired folks from all over, but mainly from the TX, OK, and surrounding states. If you are looking for nice, friendly hospitality, this is the place! Cabins, trailers, and rooms for rent. Tent, and RV sites. The stocked ponds are stocked twice a week! Our kids had a ball fishing. You will not find this listed in any trailer magazine. They are a well kept secret. Most people who stay here are repeaters. Also, they don't take credit cards. However, you can bill most all activities to your site number and pay in one final bill when you check out. We found this to be quite convenient. Please don't pass this place up. You'll miss a treasure! Putt-putt golf, paddle boats, bike rental, arcade, grocery, laundry, restaurant, snack shack, domino room, funatorium, square dance/round dance hall. They rent to families only. Probably more I missed. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
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This is the ultimate family type campground. Park has a security gate at entrance and no one gets in without a pass. Excellent in park roads. 3 good meals a day at reaonable prices in the restaurant. 17 stocked trout ponds and 1 mile or so of the South Fork of the Rio Grande river in park. Horseback riding, mini golf, horseshoes, hiking and nightly entertainemnt available. Grocery store gas and propane available in
park. We camped here in a camper.
New mgmt, still a little unorganized, tried to charge us above the original price agreed. Fortunately, we had the email showing the price we agreed to. Wifi never worked, they kept promising it was being worked on but nothing ever happened on it. We requested 50 amp, but they only have four sites out of 50 that have 50 amp and they were occupied, one by a smaller trailer that was using 30 amps. Bathrooms, showers and laundry are NOT ADA accessible (25 years into the law). A fellow camper was in a wheel chair and could not use them. Over all, great visuals and nice location, but for the price, I expect better. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This Cg was a nice peaceful overnight for us. It was only about a third full, with mainly retired RVers from Arkansas and Texas. It was grassy, clean, and quiet. Owner was very friendly and we will be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stopped because we were tired already and this area was beautiful. The campground was not the greatest but we had a nice experience overall. The managers even lent us a BBQ and were very nice. We did not use the showers or bathrooms, but I did check them out and they looked clean. The laundry has good prices compared to other campgrounds we stayed. There are no facilities for kids but we only spent the night and left very early so it work out for us. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have been staying here for the past ten years, usually on an overnight stop to our main destination near Creede. Staff has always done above and beyond to welcome us weary travelers at anytime we have shown up. Nice peaceful quiet place nestled in the "Wolf Creek" canyon just before South Fork. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is used by the older generation that come back each year. There are people that have been coming here for many many years. Wi-Fi is only available near office but is free. Not much for kids or younger generation to do. Great ATV/Jeep trails in the area. Management is nice and willing to help. DON'T get the site next to the "sewer pump", No. 9 I believe, it will smell, you will NOT be happy there. Saw the cabins, great here although we didn't stay in one. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The neighbors were great, we really enjoyed meeting some interesting folks. The park, however, is well past it's prime. The management isn't friendly and they turn off the WiFi if they feel it is being used too much. The cable TV didn't work and the bathrooms/showers aren't clean. Overall the park could use a good sprucing up and a new attitude for the grumpy owner lady. The setting is absolutely beautiful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park. Off the highway, so a bit of noise, but really not bad. Mostly grass sites, some are pretty sweet and shady are held by seasonal renters. Nestled in among the cliffs heading to Wolf Creek Pass on US160. There's horseback riding and ATVing run out of the office and professional quilting equipment. South Fork is 6 miles and the National Forest is 200 feet away. The air is cool and it rains some. There is a nice laundromat and showers. The water is a bit on the brown side, so bring an extra filter and the pressure comes and goes. Quiet, inexpensive and quite beautiful. I would stay here again. I am here for over 1 month paying $320/month plus electric. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very convenient for a stop over. Right next to Rainbow Grocery which has almost every thing you might need or want: food, automotive, sporting goods and RV supplies and prices are not bad at all. Right in the middle of town at the intersection of US160 and the road up to Creed. Surprisingly quiet. Filled with people from Paradise, TX that come every year for the last 40 years. Country/Western music jam session are frequent. Club house with pool table. Friendly owners that guide you in and help you set up. It's pretty tight - all back in spots with rear hookups. I had quite a stretch to make with my sewer hose, ended up moving over a couple of feet so I didn't have to go under the RV. I would camp here again only out of convenience. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rainbow RV Park is a small park located behind the Rainbow Motel/Cabins and is within walking distance to Rainbow Grocery Store. Most folks are from TxX, OK and Kansas. There are several musicians and jam sessions several times a week. There is a rec, hall w/pool table and WII/entertainment/exercise--also a cabin for the several quilting ladies to do their sewing/quilting in. All in all a very pleasant place to stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here a couple of weeks last year and stayed here a month this year (2012)and will probably stay here again in the future. This is an older park established in the 1950's I think, and was in a Chevy Chase movie "Vacation" made in the 1980's. Facilities are older but kept clean and usable. The WiFi does not reach all the campsites but an air card (Verizon)takes care of our needs just fine. A river on the south side of the campground has a good brown and rainbow trout population. They stocked it every two weeks while we were there with rainbow trout. Watched them stock in about five different locations (holes ?)in the stretch of river below the campsites. Most of the hosts were very friendly and helpful. Laundry facilities were acceptable, showers and restroom facilities were older but clean and working. We would return to this campground as it is a good central location to this part of Colorado. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed for a week at this park and enjoyed the area. The river is within walking distance and stocked for fishing. Wi-Fi is extremely unreliable, but cell phone service was good with Verizon. Camp hosts were rather unfriendly with the exception of one. Owners very pleasant. We would probably stay here again if going through Colorado. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an older park that caters to the fisherman. There is a river downhill from the park where they stock one hole with trout. The sites are quite narrow and nearly all of them are back in sites. Our neighbor had his awning staked down and the stakes and ties were into our site. There is a loop road on the west side of that park where I could not make the turn with my 38' motorhome. Luckily, I had unhooked my toad beforehand so I was able to back up and make the turn. I had made a reservation for about a week and then had mechanical problems so I called and changed the reservation to fewer days. They had charged my VISA with one night's stay and then sent me an e-mail showing the corrected reservation days and that I owed just over $2 more to complete our payment upon arrival. When we got there they charges us about $23 more. I quizzed them about the discrepancy and showed them a copy of the e-mail and they said there was a computer error and an employee error and would not honor the quote. Because they wouldn't budge on the difference and wanted to keep the money, they lost a possible repeat customer. I will not be back to this park. There are lots of other choices in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The staff is some of the nicest, most helpful we had ever experienced. We couldn't ask for better. The park, overall, very nice, but sites could use a little dressing to match other parts of the park. There are great grounds, open areas to access nature and river that flows by below for possible fishing. There is skiing close by. The nearby town of South Fork doesn't have much to offer, but is a good central location to access lots of other areas in southern Colorado. We stayed a week and would definitely stay again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very friendly folks. Campground right on Rio Grand River that is stocked by the park. Excellent fishing. Large meadow for dog walking or exercise. Plenty of group activities organized by full time activities director. Most of the campers here have been here before and keep returning. We will definitely be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites are closer together than I prefer, but area was still quiet at night. Upper sites are very close to US 160, but lower sites were shielded from a lot of traffic noise. Had good WiFi when we arrived but experienced some problems later on in our stay. Manager is very pleasant. It is a short walk to Rio Grande and fishing. Park says they plant the river, but a Colorado license is required. There is a table at each site but only a community fire ring. Only very basic supplies are available in South Fork. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very friendly campground. It is convenient to fishing the South Fork of the Rio Grande (just a very short walk). The campground has a very nice private stretch of river. The sites are very close together. And the cable consists of just a few stations. The sites away from Hwy.160 are better as the road noise is slightly diminished. It is quieter at night. We traveled with our dogs and there is a nice meadow to walk them in. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
A very nice location along the South Fork of the Rio Grande. You can’t see the river from a number of the sites but it is an easy walk. Sites are close to level. Small grass areas by most sites and fairly exposed location without much shade. Wi-Fi is a secured type. The office staff very friendly. It is close to the highway but it is quiet at night. The sites are closer together than I prefer, but we would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is located right on the Rio Grande River. Excellent evening activities and very friendly folks. Some of the sites are very close together and reservations need to be made several months in advance. Clean and very well maintained. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed here for 6 weeks during the Summer Months of June, July. Walking distance to South Fork of Rio Grande River with Park stocking catchable sized fish. Hiking Trails and lake fishing very close. Owners are terrific. Pets welcome. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has some good points and bad points. South Fork is located just east of Wolf Creek Pass, a nice place to stop and rest. There is no over the air TV reception. There is good water pressure and electric. The Wi-Fi was mediocre, sometimes descent speed and other times just plain slow. All the spots were well shaded. The RV park is a few miles east of ‘downtown’ South Fork along US 160. With the park being 'down' from the highway, there is no traffic noise. The park has some nice quiet riverside sites, where you can sit and watch the Rio Grande flow south to Mexico. There is a rarely used railway line that runs along the highway, that makes for a nice dog walk. About 100 yards down the line, there are railway cars parked, but it makes for a nice walk outside of the park. The road leading in the other direction leads to a small number of streets with homes, that is also a nice walk. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We enjoyed our stay at this park. Nothing fancy here except the beautiful river, but it's a very pleasant park. We only stayed three nights, but lots of the folks there stay a month or even the whole summer. No cable TV and no channels available via antennae, so unless you have a satellite dish the Internet is the only possibility; luckily the Wi-Fi is good most of the time. We will be back to stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The forest fire missed all of South Fork and the entire town and this RV park are open for business. This campground has some monthly sites available for about $15 per night. The bathroom and shower houses have been completely remodeled and are great. The park hosts are the nicest people. Evenings are cool and the daytime temps are about 75 degrees. Many fishing areas and four-wheeler trails are open. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This Park is situated between Highway 160 and the Rio Grande on the east side of South Fork. The cottonwoods give plenty of shade. We were lucky to get a river side spot for one night. All facilities are nice and clean. Did not try the Wi-Fi because my iPad with AT&T 4G performed perfectly. Caught a brown trout with my fly rod, making it a perfect stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park for a week's visit. Wi-Fi is terrible. If this is factored in with the price, they should give a discount. Nice clean laundry room. Managers are very nice. Several full season residents, but they keep their sites clean. Sites could use a sprucing up with some new gravel to cut the dust. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great campground, beautiful setting. It is very treed and shady, but even big rigs should not have a problem with clearance. The folks who run this place are great, very friendly and helpful. Will stay here again if we make it down to South Fork. If you can get a riverfront site, do it, the sites back right up to the river. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were in a riverfront site and it was a nice setting. The park was very nice but the riverfront sites were extremely dusty. Most of the gravel that was in the front part of the campground was missing from the river sites. Our particular site also required some work to level. Overall, a nice campground that could stand some improvement. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Managers and staff are awesome here. Went out of their way to make sure all was right. The park is nice, we were in site 41 backed right up to the river. No problem with cottonwood trees or mosquitos. Power and water were good. We did not use the Wi-Fi,have Verizon aircard, cell phones worked good. We would stay here again, but would be careful on what site we chose. Some sites are very tight. Was amazed to see a large motorhome backed in to a site with two huge trees not 10 feet apart. Our site was large and level. Only issue was for other campers to get to the river, they had to go right through someone else's site. No dedicated path to river. Not so much an issue unless you have a gang of loud little munchkins heading to the river. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed here 8 days. Clean park. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Lots of friendly folks. Lots of trees in most sites, so bring your portable dish as there is no antennae or cable TV, and trees block your dish. However, park staff came second day and pruned limbs to get dome satellite to work. Quiet. Some regular activities in the summer such as breakfast, etc. Gravel sites are level and adequate length. Good electrical, water, and sewer hookups. Will come again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I’m sure this park would be more desirable once the cotton wood trees finished seeding and the mosquitoes were gone. It is the only park we found with trees but I think I would rather be elsewhere next time so we wouldn’t have to deal with constantly cleaning our basement air conditioner’s grill because of the cottonwood seeds. The mosquitoes hunted in packs and we weren’t anywhere near the river. Anyone near the river will need a blood transfusion by the time they leave. Most of the sites were gravel, except ours. We dealt with dirt blowing in our face when it was windy and a muddy mat when it rained. The Wi-Fi was worthless but our Verizon cell and MiFi worked well. On a good note the laundry room has 7 washers and 6 dryers and very clean. There is propane on site but you couldn’t get a big rig in there to fill up. Good for filling your BBQ bottles. Nice friendly staff and an RV repairman on site. Rainbow Grocery Store to the west of the campground and in Del Norte to the east (about 13 miles) there’s another grocery store. There’s a fenced in play yard for the kids with a swing set. All the campers were friendly and as other reviewers have mentioned a lot of them are return campers that come back each summer. I didn’t notice a bunch of “yard junk” as another reviewer mentioned because I was busy combating the mosquitoes. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The people here are tremendous. The battery in my Jeep died and the owners drove me to the nearest place to get a replacement. Such service! Even though South Fork Campground does not have cable TV, there is plenty to do outside the RV. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park with lots of shade and nice river side spaces. It was easy to get into, clean, quiet and the managers were very nice and helpful. It is the only park in the area with lots of shade trees. All the trees were trimmed so there was no danger of overhanging branches damaging our motorhome. I would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a very nice campground for an overnight stay. There are pull through sites, as well as back ins and river sites. It has friendly managers and is a very clean and scenic park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is our 3rd year at this campground. It has more shade and bigger sites than others in the area. The campground hosts are "people friendly" and make everyone feel welcome. I read a previous comment about the campground that mentioned those of us that are seasonal and all our junk. We have signs with our names, solar lights, screen rooms, bird feeders, flowers, etc. that help to make the park appear homey and friendly. And, true there is a RV repairman with his sign out in the park, but, he is very busy and it is handy to have someone come to your RV to do repairs instead of driving to Colorado Springs, Pueblo or Denver. He is busy in all the area and has helped many of us RVers. We have recommended this campground to our friends and they are as pleased with their stay here as we are. We are here for the summer and will return next May. Great Place! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
When we drove in it looked croweded and trashy. The first thing you see is a mobile RV repair guy's sign at his space. The park was full of seasonals from Texas and Kansas that come here every summer, so they put out a lot of yard junk. Our site was large and okay other than small debris on ground, ie: butts, fish hooks (!), pop tabs, tent grommets. It needed a good raking. There is hardly any grass, mainly gravel and dust. Quiet at night. Site backing to the river would be best. The managers were nice. RV parks in South Fork are pretty crummy, but this was the best. We would stay again in the Autumn after the mosquitos and seasonals have gone. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I like this campground because it has trees and is next to the river. The people working here have done some work on the park since we were last here. The laundry room is real nice and the playground has shiny new paint. The bathrooms and office have a new roof. The best part is the people and campers were very friendly. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We just stayed here one night, but enjoyed it. The grandkids played in the river. We had a riverfront spot, which was extra, but worth it to us. A shady, nice park. Staff was friendly and helpful. We didn't use the laundry, but it looked clean. Definitely will stay here again, longer next time. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground, friendly people. The only problem is the mosquitoes!! They need to spray occasionally. The staff is great, laundry very reasonably priced. Sites fairly level. Wi-Fi is okay. Not a whole bunch of bandwidth to let several on at a time, so you sort of take your chances. Lots of trees, but we lucked out with a spot to use the satellite. We'll come back!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were located in space 39 on the Rio Grande river which was nice and spacious. The river access makes this the nicest park in the Southfork - Creede area. The principal objections we had were as follows: (1)our reservations were messed up and we heard this problem echoed by other occupants, (2)the park needs a good tree thinning in order to improve access, and (3)some stray dogs were in the area. The new managers assured us that the kinks in the reservation system were going to be improved. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park is located about 3 miles east of town and is off the highway and down a slight hill so there was little road noise. About half the sites are in the trees or along the river and there are about 15 nice pull-through sights in the middle of the park that are in the open so you can use your satellite. The Wi-Fi worked good and the staff was very friendly. The laundry room was newly refurbished. The sell propane and firewood. This is a nice, quiet campground to spend a few days or all summer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is older and appears to need some refreshing. Even the entrance sign needs to be replaced. Many sites are too close together even on the river. The river sites are the nicest sites but are basically dirt sites with some gravel and hookups. The campground personnel were friendly and helpful. Wi-Fi was fine. The laundry room was spotless with new machines and open 24 hours. There was a problem with loose dogs roaming the campground from the house trailers adjacent to the campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped one night and were lucky enough to get a riverfront site. It is very pretty to view outside your rear window. The park is a little old and tired but has shade trees. The people managing the place were nice and showed us to our place. It has washers and dryers. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We had a river front spot for several nights. This place is great. The staff is friendly and helpful with directions. The campground has lots of trees and was very quiet. We used the laundrymat/TV room by the office. The office has great internet access strength. The laundrymat was clean with lots of machines. You have to make a day trip into Creede. The town is small and has that wonderful mountain town feel. Try Mountain Man Tours for a river rafting trip, we loved it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very scenic, well-run campground. There are many trees, and it is right on the Rio Grande. There are quite a few sites right on the river. There was a friendly, helpful escort to our riverfront site. The park was quiet, and the other campers were pleasant and friendly. There was reasonable space between the sites. It did not feel like a parking lot on the river, although the pull-through sites were closer together. The (free) WiFi signal was intermittent on the river sites, but strong closer to the office. There was a nice area to walk and exercise the dogs. Definitely the nicest park in the South Fork/ Creede area. We will certainly stay there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a nice location right on the river. Lots of trees and shade. Rained a lot while we were there which left the roads very pitted and challenging to maneuver. Hosts were nice and helpful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Quiet campground with several sites right on the Rio Grande River. Lots of shady spots, somebody checking things frequently. Laundry room was very clean, we did not use showers and rest rooms. If you like walking there is a shady, quiet residential area right next door. The small town of South Fork is 4 miles West where you can find just about anything at the Rainbow Grocery and Hardware store. We would stay again if looking for full hookups in the area. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Primitive next to the lake with no amenities. Nice fishing and views though but typical of primitive facility with portable toilets and no other real facilities. About 18 miles from Elko, NV though so you can go into town, and only about 10 miles from the store in Spring Creek, NV with restaurant, and small shopping center. Cool if you're wanting a close place to go to the lake! We camped here in a Motorhome.
A small RV Park/Motel/Cabins all in one. Nice sites and friendly staff. Not a lot of ammenities, but you're here to enjoy the mountains, lakes, rivers, not sit around the campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.