Wedged between two very busy city streets. Very tight camping sites. Staff was friendly but we would probably not choose this park again especially if we were staying for more than one night. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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This RV park is behind a small motel type B&B. The park is heavily wooded, but the trees didn't cause any maneuvering issues. Roadways are dirt and there was evidence of possible mud when it rains. The park is hilly and when we approached our site it looked like it would be terribly unlevel, but when we got up to it we saw that two level concrete pads were positioned to be under the wheels. We were perfectly level. Our site was smaller than some others, but we didn't feel cramped. The road the park is on is hardly a major highway and road noise was not a problem. Bath house is modern and clean. There is no pool but there is a nice hot tub. There are no fire rings at the sites, but there is a nice central fireplace with seating. The park is at 8000 feet and the temperature was easily 20 degrees cooler than in Colorado Springs about 20 miles away. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Bristlecone Lodge is on a fairly busy Hwy 67 on the north side of Woodland Park. About 4-5 times a week the fire dept receives a call and the sirens are heard. I'd rate the Wi-Fi around B+. Up time is probably 80-90%, but the manager promised new equipment soon. Digital cable TV is probably A- and is up 90-95% of the time. Sometime in Aug/Sep DirecTV is supposed to come and install better service. The layout is a little random to miss the many pine trees. Mostly shade is the result. Satellite TV would probably not be available although I don't have a satellite. Sites would probably need some leveling for most RV's. Management is very friendly. I stayed here for 3 months at $475 per month plus $56 for electricity. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
It is difficult to rate this park because it has some excellent virtues and a few drawbacks that apply to some folks, but not all. Our site was fine but I saw a lot of sites that looked crowded. Our motorhome is a Class C so no problems navigating the roads but I'd hate to try driving a Big Rig through there. Dumpsters were far enough away from us -- but I'd hate to be the poor people who got stuck in the sites right next to them! And so on. Plenty of small pines so there is partial shade. Bathrooms and showers are new, clean and nice. Water is good (i.e., tastes good). Wi-fi is good. Great one-night stopover if you're on your way to somewhere else. We camped here in a Motorhome.
While it was fun to watch the fox and the deer amble through the park, it did not make up for the fact that this is next to a busy highway, four-way stop light, the fire department/ambulance service just around the corner, and the state highway department is right behind there, and they go to work at 7 a.m. Lots of old RV's used as permanent residences, and lots of empty fifth wheel trailers with "for sale" signs on them. Lots of men who looked like they came from the movie "Deliverance" live there. The web site for Bristlecone says $32 a night for a space, and they call their larger spaces and all pull-throughs "premium" and charge $35. The owner then told me he had changed his web site in April to reflect all sites were $35 a night. Hmm! Not so. The "premium" part of it I didn't see. Our pull-through site was off level by 4 inches and our tongue jack was at its maximum. It seems that most of the premium sites were already taken up by the permanent residences or the trailers for sale. It also is confusing that the reservation confirmation still comes back as Town and Country RV Park, not Bristlecone. The "free" cable TV is not clear and needs repair or re-wiring where we were, and there is no channel guide at the office. It did not look like they were completely ready to open for the season when we stayed there. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a great campground. No pool but a very large hot tub and community fire pit with lots of wood. Fun to sit out with other campers and watch the fire. This is not a resort but more like State and Federal campground which are more fun. Close to a lot of attractions; example one: 8 mile to the entrance of Pikes Peak We camped here in a Motorhome.
Warning! If you have a big rig: check your site before you pay! Site was beyond too small and should never have been assigned to a 38" motorhome. We learned a lesson here and will not stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is not a resort. You better have all your skills to back into your spot. Very dusty and noisy. Would look for a better park. Too far away from Pikes Peak Train. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here for ten days over the fourth of July. Big rigs may find it a little tight. The staff was very friendly and helpful. There is very little to do at the park but it is very close to town. We used it as a base to sight see the area. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground meanders through a very large stand of mature Ponderous pines. The elevation is 7800'. Near busy route 67 but noise was minimal and overall it was very quiet and peaceful. We visited during the week so the park was pretty empty. Apparently the weekends are quite active as all reserved spots were spoken for. We had one of the two paved sites which are very long. The rest of the sites are gravel. Leveling was a bit of a challenge but our automatic levelers won the battle. There are no hookups but water spigots are located throughout the campground. Vault toilets but no showers. Our Verizon internet worked in certain spots so we were able to get online. We didn't try our satellite but doubtful it would have worked with all the trees. The campground is across the road from the Centennial Trail which is a 15 mile round trip hiking/biking trail. Beware - the route towards Woodland Park is uphill (mostly gradual) so the return is well-earned reward. Our rate reflects the National Park Senior discount which is 50% off the normal rate of $17.00. We would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground has lots of trees. It was tough to get level and have room for slideout. The park is close to town. The showers looked decent because they were individual rooms. However, we did not use them because they were not heated. Wi-Fi was poor. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here at Passport rates for 5 nights and 7 nights at weekly rate. This is the third year that we have stopped here. The climate is great, good shade, good hookups. The staff was friendly and helpful. I played games at the club house with other guests [seasonals] that welcomed me to join in. It rained a few days while we were there. The maintenance men on tractors and box blades regraded the drives very nicely. The whole place was well kept. The bathrooms were always clean. The Wi-Fi was the best I have ever experienced in a RV park. We will return here if in the area again We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is probably the best park we've stayed in. It lies in a wooded area and feels more like camping than being in an RV park. Our spot was a little tricky to back into due to some trees, but ours was the anomaly in our loop. The other spots looked easy to get into. It was clean and well-maintained, the staff is friendly, and the residents (all refugees from Texas who come here every summer) were friendly as well. The Wi-Fi was by far the best we've ever encountered. Strong signals and very fast. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground is built on a tree covered hill so maneuvering is an issue. Our pull through site was fairly level so I didn't have to use blocks under the tires, but did have to raise the legs a bunch to level front to back. And I had to pull in twice to get the trailer positioned correctly so the slide missed the trees on both sides. When finally done there was 3-6" of clearance. There isn't any pavement anywhere so when the roads are dry there is some dust, especially from those who don't follow the speed limit. Many seasonal residents, most are friendly, some not so much. They appear to have the larger sites so the rest are average. No cable and I was told that over the air was poor. Fortunately, our roof mounted dish found the satellite so we had TV. Many other residents had their dishes grouped together where there was an opening in the trees. WiFi worked very well for us. Staff was friendly. It was mostly quiet since we were away from the highway, except when emergency equipment left the station across the highway. We may return if in the area, but try for a better site. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The daily reflects the rate for an entire month. This is a wonderful campground situated in the middle of a pine and aspen forest. The pine trees are old and very tall, providing lots of shade with no low hanging branches. The down side to this is that satellite reception can be a challenge. When making a reservation, let them know if you have a dish and what kind (roof mount or tripod), and they will try to place you accordingly. One of the nice things about the park is the wildlife. During our morning walks with the dogs, you very often come across grazing deer. Unfortunately for us, there is no fenced in dog area to let the dogs run, but then there is a great bike/hike trail just outside the park entrance that runs along the road in both directions, and even goes all the way back to downtown, so everybody gets some exercise. The water pressure and electricity are excellent, but you have to pay extra if you want to run your air conditioning. Considering that most days were in the 70s and nights in the 40s, it is not a big deal. Over the air TV reception is also an issue; it is not that it is bad, it is just non existent. There are no repeaters in Woodland Park for Colorado Springs stations. The washrooms/showers are kept clean. There is also a full recycling container for paper, metal, plastic and glass. On the down side, the internet is slow (I’ve seen faster dial up), but this is ‘supposedly’ dependent on where in the park you are located (so they say). It is also hard to make the initial connection. Although an open system, the maximum number of allowed users is larger than the available pool. I suspect that the mortar and brick neighbors are taking advantage of the open system and also most RV’s have at least 2 smartphones and/or computers. On the bright side, the Verizon 4G reception is very good (we have an external antenna on the roof) so we used the air card most of the time. Another negative, if you are parked in the lower back section, there are houses that border the back of the RV park. They have dogs that bark a lot, at everything, howl late at night and early in the morning. It is annoying. We were here for a month and all in all, we would definitely stay here again. The rating would have been a 10 if it had not been for the internet. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park, but lots of trees, made getting our 40 footer into sites interesting, also may block satellite reception. Internet from CG was spotty. Sites need to be adjusted for level, we stayed in site 171, wheels were almost off ground to level. Lots of seasonals. AT&T was marginal, data non-existent. We would return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The lady at the front desk was HORRIBLE and rude. I don't know what her issues are, but each visit to the main office was unfortunate and filled with bad information. The roads through the campground were adequate, but the sites themselves are pretty close to each other. The claim that "No AC is allowed" is not 100% true. You can opt to pay an additional amount each day to run your AC - but of course the lady at the desk repeatedly told us, "It's 8500 feet elevation, and you don't need it; plus 30Amp service won't support it!" But of course we know that's not true, and it was 110 degrees, so yes, the AC was needed for our family. Overall a decent place, but the lack of facilities and high cost, combined with horrible customer service make me give it a 7. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed four nights on Passport America. Interior roads are dirt and pine needles with a very little bit of gravel. Lots of ruts and trees to get around with a 60 ft truck/trailer combo. Was an adventure getting into and out of the site. One of the rules here is you can't use your A/C or electric heaters. Great electric power, good water pressure and no problems with the sewer. Wi-Fi was hit and miss. Very quiet. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here one night for a stopover. It's a lovely wooded campground with several seasonal long term campers who take great pride in their campsites. The long-term spots are spacious and nice. However most of the short-term sites are ridiculously close together, and proximity to trees makes positioning an issue. We could not use the sewer hook-up at all because of the location of trees. The bathrooms/laundry/shower were impeccably clean, though not all that large for the size of this campground. Very quiet location. For an overnight it was adequate but we would never use it for a destination. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Large campground with shaded sites that are a good distance apart. Extremely clean restrooms and showers. Showers are each in their own little room, allowing for added privacy. Staff very friendly and helpful. They gave us many pointers on things to see in the area and the best time of day to visit each. We stayed in a tent site that wasn't level, but staff assisted us in leveling our truck. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
This is a somewhat rustic but pleasant summer park in the Colorado mountains. The park is located within walking distance of the small town of Woodland Park. For all the HOT WEATHER RV's, this park will be an answer to your prayer in the hot summer. The only negative for annual RV's is NO bird feeders of any kind allowed in park due to visiting bears. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Pleasant woman in office found us a nice spot for the weekend on short notice. We were given a map to our back-in, 30 amp, FHU site. We did have to use about 5 blocks in front to level our 30 ft Class C, to leave good room for the toad in front. Very peaceful, well-kept campground about 8500 feet in altitude. Dog friendly and people do pick up after their pets. The campground is rather heavily treed. We don’t bother with satellite, so not a problem for us. We could get 6-7 local TV channels over the air. No cable TV available at our site, but we had consistent dependable clean water and electric and a well-situated sewer. Multiple free Wi-Fi channels were available and easy to link to, usable although not blazingly fast. The Verizon access was very good. The very clean 4 bathroom/shower facility was plain and older, and busy from use by the approximately 135 sites indicated on the map. It was far enough away from our site that we never actually used the showers. I saw 4 washers and 6 dryers. Multiple longer-termers are here, but mainly noticeable by their nicely kept plantings and more-developed sites including some decks. No loud parties or ATVs ripping around. A little road noise was perceptible during the day but in no way troublesome for enjoying sitting outside. A good base for visiting the area including the town of Woodland Park about 1 mile to stores (nice bike path to town) and the surrounding area including Garden of the Gods and the Cog Railway. Their only discounts are Passport America and active military, neither of which we had. I enjoyed the serene pines and fresh air. Just a really nice quiet, clean, down-to-earth feel here. We would likely return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate reflects the family and friends rate. We stayed here as guests of friends who are campground hosts, they were really wonderful in finding us a spot during a very busy season. The park is very shaded, so finding a spot for satellite TV antenna location could be a problem, but hear the cable TV works great. This park is very quiet, and convenient to local services. Lots to do in the Woodland Park area! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Price is Passport America for 5 nites. Large campground. Put us in the loop with long timers. Sites are close together, but you have full hook-ups. Pines and aspens galore, very cool. The Wi-Fi is awesome, 4 & 5 bars most of the time. Everyone is very nice and helpful. 18 miles west of I-25, very big climb to get here, but it is worth it in the long run. Would stay again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Diamond is an excellent campground! The staff was very friendly and helpful and I noticed they do an excellent job of trying to leave empty spaces between the lots that are occupied. They have numerous free WiFi connections to select from and the majority of the lots are very level even though the big campground had a little hill on the backside. This is a great campground to park while you visit the Woodland Park/Colorado Springs area as many of my neighbors were doing. It's far enough from civilization to prevent worrying about somebody messing with your camper/RV while away. In the same light, there are no streams or rivers or much else to do in the immediate area. (We like to walk everyday so had to settle for walking around the campground a few times.) We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Wonderful campground in a very beautiful setting. Everyone was very nice and the park was very pet friendly. We had our 2 kids, who loved the play park and 3 dogs which enjoyed their long walks. Just try to get a spot away from the electric company, since there was a horrible smell from the freshly sealed electric poles they had in the storage yard. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Real mountain RV park, but very easy to get in. Staff was very helpful. We had a pull through next to the bathhouse. The site was not level, but it was a nice spot with a lot of trees and shade. We stayed three nights using a PA rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Diamond Campground and RV Park has extremely clean showers and bathrooms, and plenty of shade trees around the sites. It's easy to navigate into the campground and very quiet and relaxing. Everyone we talked to was pleased with their camping experience and so were we! We decided to stay a few more days then we originally planned. We had easy access to internet and full cellular service (AT&T). Water access is convenient and Buddy the yellow lab mix appreciates you throwing his stick when he sees you. We think he's a host dog. We camped here in a Tent.
Areas of the park needing upgrading. Areas with 30 amp service in poor condition. Did state they were in the process of upgrading to 50 amp a little each season. Several permanent RV's in the park. Annual seasonal sites of repeat returning customers littered with unsightly piles of possessions (should require a storage shed). They work daily on interior roads filling in ruts. Use of satellite TV/internet reception difficult. Sites are tight for larger rigs and difficult to maneuver. Staff very friendly. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
In the middle of the night we had an emergency with our infant. We went to the camp host to find out where the nearest hospital was located and to let them know our older children (including teens) were going to be staying. The camp host was rude and stated she didn't know where a hospital was located. Luckily we had noticed an ambulance service just down the road so we went there and they helped us out. There was lots of "stuff" around many of the camping sites that made it look run down and dirty. The road through the campground was rough with ruts. The bathroom/showers were filthy, and the dumpsters were full when we arrived and were never dumped the 4 days we were there. It did attract bugs and a variety of other wildlife. I would not recommend this location and will not return. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 1 / 10 ]
If you want satellite, cable TV and level sites, forget this campground. Lots of ruts from recent rains. They were nice enough to give me a refund because I was unhappy and dissappointed. The campground seemed to be mostly seasonal residents with lots of old stuff sitting around that never moves. We won't be back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
I reviewed this CG two years ago and nothing has appreciably changed with respect to the facilities, amenities, and services. It is basically electric only. The site count listed is for all type accommodations but there are only a handful of RV sites. Those can accommodate a 35-40 ft size RV, but it isn't what I would call big rig friendly. With those issues in mind, it is at best a 7 rating which is what I gave it. That said, if you want something other than sub division camping, cool temps, peaceful solitude, and a fantastic view then this is the place and that rates a 10+. The drive to the CG is up the side of the mountain, but the wide gravel road is very well maintained and a fairly easy drive. It presents no issues for any type RV. All be it slow, I found it to be a nice scenic drive. There is a nice sized lake available for fishing. The office sells or rents the equipment if you did not bring your own. Voltage was good, but then I was the only one there. Satellite signals are unobstructed. There is no WiFi and no VZW cell service. Tent campers can enjoy either open or a few shaded sites that provide some space from the neighbor. There is plenty of property to do biking or hiking. It is a great place to just chill out. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is in a National Forest. A short portion of the road is uphill and curved but fairly easily managed even with a toad. The final two mile portion of the road to the recreation area is gravel/dirt but it is flat, wide, very well maintained, and clear of overhanging trees. The campground and sites are also dirt/gravel. RV sites will handle up to a forty feet rig. Well shaded, primitive tent sites are located through out the recreational area but not near the RV sites. The cost for one of those is $15. Almost all sites have a fire ring and picnic table. You will also share the camping area with a few cabins. Privacy for RV, tenting, or cabins is not an issue. I assume the facility is pet friendly since it’s in the middle of the forest. Satellite signals are not blocked by trees and a half dozen TV stations can be received by antenna. Amenities include paddle boat rental, three fish stocked lakes, bike rental, hiking and biking trails, and several picnic pavilions. A couple of the pavilions have electricity and group size grills. Basic recreation equipment rentals and inexpensive daily fishing licenses are available at the office. Verizon cell service wasn’t available and there is no Wi-Fi. There is no dump station, the water pressure was low, and the bath house showers are coin operated. Those deficiencies affected the campground rating. But, I would return because this is a place to enjoy peace and quiet, the absence of city lights, the outdoor mountain environment, and the inexpensive recreational facilities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The only reason I did not rate this campground as a 10 was the terrible wash boarded 3.5 miles of gravel that led up to it. Pull thru sites 14, 16 and 18 are some of the best I've seen. Hiking is wonderful and fairly easy--not straight up or down. This campground is for those who want an outdoors experience. Fishing is wonderful. The camp ground sits about 400 feet above the lake. There is a trail down to it plus a great trail around the lake. I plan to go back. Reservations are required on weekends and a good idea for week days. I camped in a 30 foot travel trailer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a nice shaded park with very large sites. There are a lot of double sites as well. The Camp hosts were excellent, they made very loud drunk campers pack up and go. They kept the park very clean and went above and beyond to make sure you were having a good time. The Pit toilets were very clean. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Stayed here 3 nights. Good place to get out of the heat since it's above 8000 ft elevation. Reservations needed on weekends in summer. Host was friendly, helpful and on top of things. No hookups, but many water spigots throughout the campground. Didn't check the rest rooms. Very peaceful, especially during the week. We'd stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a fully contained campground, meaning you use your facilities. Everyone was very nice and helpful. This was our first experience with this and I can honestly say it was a great experience. Over the top hospitality from management! If you are looking for a play ground this camp doesn't offer that but there is one a couple blocks away that works out well for the kids. Thank You Woodland RV for a great stay!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Would not try this one ever again. I made reservations for 50 amp but when I got there he said all the 50 amps were taken. I tried the 30 amp, which has always worked in the past, but at this park when drawing only 10 amps I was only getting 100 volts. In the interest of not loosing all of my electrical equipment I told the owner and he said it was the best he could do and that it was alright if I went some place else. Later that day I found that he had charged my credit card $25 and was not going to give me a refund. I the interest of saving your expensive equipment don't stay here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very clean RV Park. You can tell the owner and managers take great pride in their park. All spots have gravel, many are shaded, many have great views of Pikes Peak, and pretty level also (although larger RVs may some problems on some of the smaller lots). No restrooms or showers. Very close to all the great restaurants (the Chinese Restaurant right beside it is one of the best we've ever eaten at) and shopping. Will stay again and again! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Extremely friendly owners--big rig friendly-nice big sites-clean and well laid out--nice place to stay and relax while enjoying the beauty of the area--would definitely stay here again We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground is located conveniently close to Downtown Woodland Park. The Eleven Miles reservoir is about half an hour west of the campground. Tents are not allowed and there are no public restrooms/showers offered. WIFI signals are very strong and free. The owner and managers were very nice. Our site was given to another family but they gave us a couple of other options. The sites are mostly close together but comfortable enough for us to sit out at night. Campfire is not allowed unless you bring your own fire ring with a cover. There are some permanent residents but they are placed all the way at the back of the campground.The campground also offered the best view in town - you can see Pikes Peak from here. It is also close to grocery stores, gas stations and Dinosaur Museum. All in all, its a very nice and clean campground. Might come back again next year considering the rate is pretty decent. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.