13 Parks near Arboles, Colorado
May 2016 - $31.00
We enjoyed a restful stay at this state park after a couple of busy weeks at another location. The sites by the lake are awesome! Great views and very spacious. We stayed in a full hookup site. We didn't use the bathrooms, but my husband said he went in and they weren't that nice. Since we had full hookups that wasn't a problem. Verizon worked well here. As we were driving into the park I had no Verizon signal, but as soon as we got to the campground, the signal was good. There must be a dead spot on the way in. I think AT&T also worked, but we didn't use it much as AT&T is our backup in case Verizon doesn't work. - Love2Camp777
Aug 2015 - $23.00
The staff was very helpful and the facilities were very clean. I found my particular campsite to be well kept and ready for me to use. I also had a very nice view of the lake and my surroundings were absolutely beautiful and very quiet. - AlAva
May 2014 - $24.00
There are sections for camping, full hookups, water/electric, or no hookups. We stayed in the full hookup section. Good water, electric, etc. There are no stores nearby except a small gas station with very limited items, otherwise plan on driving 30 miles to nearest store. Spots are well spaced from each other and view of lake is nice, providing you reserve a spot facing the lake. - 24motorhome
Aug 2015 - $27.00
This camp is located near the northern tip of Navajo Reservoir at Arboles, CO. Arboles has a state park with a boat ramp, convenience store, and not much else; it is 33 miles to shopping, restaurants, etc. The camp was very clean and the owner, Gary, was great to work with. He said the park would soon be sold to new owners. The camp looks like it was built 30+ years ago. It is probably due for some renovations. The power did not work at my site, but Gary got it working for me. The WIFI signal was strong, but had to be rebooted a time or two. The laundry facilities were closed and were never open. I stayed a week. Most of the spaces had units in them, but the camp was very quiet until Friday evening when owners showed up to fish and boat. Sunday evening it was quiet once again. Overall, a nice, quiet place to stay in a remote area of Colorado. Just keep your expectations modest. My daily fee was based on a weekly rate. - CO Traveler
Jul 2009 - $19.00
We used our passport america membership. We enjoyed the area and stayed a week. The staff was very friendly. We would stay again. - M.Register
Jul 2006 - $20.00
This is a small campground that is a bit remote and near a state park. It doesn't have all the amenities of larger campgrounds but is in a pleasant location and is very quiet. Sites are adequate for all but the largest RVs. Staff was very friendly and helpful during a tow vehicle breakdown. - RV'er
Jul 2016 - $20.00
The Cottonwood campground is very nice with paved interior roads and pads. Sites are spacious with space between the sites. There is 30 and 50 amp service as well as water, covered picnic tables and some sites have shade. Price reflects the $56 4/night price plus the $12 transaction fee. Now the bad part which is not the CG's fault so I did not deduct points from the rating. The 2 miles of county road getting to the campground is terrible but once you're in the park, it is paved. The county road is gravel with washboards and potholes. Perhaps it's better at other times of the year but it's awful now. Mosquitoes at the river were terrible. Had we known the condition of the road we would not have come. We camped in a 36' DP. - KarenS144
Jun 2016 - $14.00
It is important to know that there are several campgrounds at this state park. I chose Cottonwood because it has electric and paved roads. What I did not know was that while the interior campground roads are paved, you need to drive two miles on a very rough dirt road to get here. And once here, you cannot get to the dam or other parts of the state park. Cottonwood in near the San Juan River, but not on the lake. I will try one of the other campgrounds with electric sites next time because I hate to drive on washboard dirt roads with my relatively clean motorhome. I watched one truck pulling a small trailer do a very awkward turnaround and head back. Verizon here is 1-2 bars of 3G, which was also disappointing. Pads are asphalt with nice covered picnic tables, and water, but only 30 amp hookups. Really need to list each campground in this state park separately because they are quite different. - judy_online
Oct 2015 - $14.00
Camped on bluff above the lake. About half the sites can be reserved until November 1st when it is all first come, first served. Many sites can accommodate larger 5th wheels but some are pretty tight to get into. First weekend in October 100% full with fishermen snagging salmon and fishing trout. Several open spots during the week. Visitor center was closed a lot of the time which made it harder to determine which sites were available. There is another state campground a few miles away (Cottonwood) and it was full also during the weekend. - fander
Aug 2016 - $15.00
As stated by others, a very nice park. The park host met us as we drove in, assigned and led us to our site, then drove us in golf cart to casino for registration and to show us around. Very nice. - Gunny69
Aug 2016 - $15.00
Great elect and water pressure. Easy to get in and out. Spots are a little short if you have over 40' with tow and do not want to unhook. Site are nice but not totally level. For the price you can not beat it. Good wifi. Bathrooms are in the casino.
Will be staying here again. - neilontheroad
Jul 2016 - $15.00
The campground is neat, clean, spacious, and the camp host is very helpful. The park is full every night and there are only 24 sites, so reservations are wise. Trees are few and far between and as all sites face west, the afternoon sun shines in everyone's door. The bathrooms and showers are inside the casino indoor pool area and it gets very crowded during the day. The casino is friendly with good food and is next door to the Southern Ute Museum which is a good experience. We would stay here again. - Daiseydog
Aug 2016 - $41.00
Stayed 2 weeks - 18 miles east of Durango. Well managed and maintained park. Mostly short term residents but a few long term but you would never know it. Park accented with hundreds of flowers attracting countless hummingbirds - had 5 at one time at our feeder with others jockeying to get in. Ample space between rigs. Hookups in good working condition. Had a long pull-through with sufficient room to park our truck. Spaces and wide roads are gravel - dust not a factor.
Trout stream runs through the park with several ponds - great fishing and swimming for kids. A large meadow at the back of the park with a yak and an alpaca (?) that you can feed. No fenced dog area but most people were letting dogs run in the meadow. Management protective of the grass and will get you to move your mat or vehicle if they are on the grass. Portable fire pits are available although limited - ask for one. Highway is close - did not present a noise factor for us although some rigs were parked much closer to the road. Large grassy area by the office for tents and playing Frisbee.
Gas station, grocery store and restaurants are only two miles away. Brenda's is great for breakfast. Downtown Bayfield is small with a few places to eat and several bars. Wi-Fi and television were excellent throughout the park - had no problems. Park is quiet. We experienced a lot of social activity. There are big trees throughout the park - not every unit has shaded - no trees in our space (#37).
East check in - staff friendly and helpful. Owner lives at park - very friendly and available. When coach next to us was sprayed by water from sprinklers owner apologized and personally wiped down the coach to owner's satisfaction. Limited RV supplies in office. Ice available. There is a well-stocked RV supply and repair shop in Durango along with Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Albertsons and other well-known stores.
Highly recommend - will return with our 23-footer. - Camino Travelers
Jul 2016 - $43.00
Gravel roads, gravel pads, blotchy grass, very dusty from vehicles, near highway, lots of road construction workers, many junky RV's. 1 trash container for entire park (overflowing). Picnic table next to neighbors sewer connection! Bayfield has little to offer... - AZ Maximus
Jul 2016 - $41.00
This is indeed a wonderful RV Park. The grounds are immaculate with freshly planted flowers and grass patches to give it that homey feeling. The creek has a swimming hole and fishing open to everyone. They escort you to your site and the staff is constantly circulating the grounds to make sure all is well. I had a low tire and the owner quickly got out his high pressure air pump to get it back up to operating pressure. The sites are roomy with a convenient grouping of the utilities in the rear. Close enough to Durango to take in all there is to do there as well. - Good Vibes
May 2015 - $25.00
This is a nice small campsite, alongside the San Juan river with relatively easy access even for big rigs. The campsite offers good fishing from the bank, trees and picnic tables. There is no wifi and our verizon just about worked. We would have given this site a better rating but unfortunately the park doesn't allow fire rings, charcoal BBQ;s or camp fires, unlike the local state park campsites nearby. Only propane grills are allowed. The owner is fastidious about the grass alongside each RV slot ( sand) and wont let you leave chairs or camp equipment out on the grass in case it damages it. We had to put all chairs, coolers and grills away each night. When we stayed in May the grass alongside the RV was watered daily each morning. - Hilary & Tony
Oct 2012 - $25.00
This was a find! Small pretty grassy park beside the San Juan River, most sites have shade trees, all have colorful picnic tables. Three or four riverside sites have electric & water but no sewer, $5/day more. Friendly owner. Downside: no cell phone or wi-fi coverage. Upside: quiet, peaceful, lovely with river, trees, rocky plateaus. Fishing in river onsite or in lake about 8 miles away. Decent restaurant with wi-fi a few miles down the road (Abe's). Officially in Blanco, actually in Archuleta community close to Navajo Dam State Park, between mile markers 6 and 7 on Hwy 511. - cmcwbl
Jun 2013 - $4.00
Camped here for 3 nights, nice clean campground; has two restrooms, one on each side of the campground. Clean but has no showers. You have to drive to Navajo lake campground to use their showers. Some sites have electric and others do not; as well as shelter over the tables. The tables could use a little more maintenance, as in being power washed. There is no water at the sites. Water spigots are located throughout the campground so you will need either water jugs to haul to your trailer or a very long hose. The price we paid reflects the New Mexico State Park camping pass. - abqtravler
Aug 2012 - $14.00
Been coming to this campsite for years. Love it, pretty private, paved spots with shelters, grill and fire pits. Some sites have electricity, and others are primitive. The sites do not have water at them. The water spigots are in the middle, and a will need a container or a very long hose to fill up your trailer. The park is pretty well clean, restrooms were clean. The only downside I have with it, is that the concrete tables under the shelters need to be power washed. They are grease spots on them from previous campers. - abqtravler
Jun 2011 - $14.00
This is a nice campground used mainly by those fishing the nearby San Juan River. There isn't anything nearby to do. However, if you drive 15 miles to Aztec we would highly recommend touring Aztec Nat'l Monument. This campground has a two mile dirt road to it which would be very slippery if raining. The campground itself has paved roads and sites. There are some electric sites but only water spigots placed here and there. There is a dump station and flush toilets. The sites are reasonably spaced but because of the tree overhangs there aren't many for big rigs. However, Site #4 would accommodate you. - nbi600
May 2014 - $16.00
First, the previous review said that this is close to I-10, which is in the southern part of New Mexico - not even close - this park is in far northwest NM - more than 300 miles away! The reason to come to Navajo Dam is FISHING on the San Juan River! This is not a resort, but a park with nice level pull thru spaces, good utilities, a store, gas station, restaurant and flyfishing shop located close to the river. It should be noted that the community of Navajo Dam has three flyshops, so most folks are here to fish. Rate is for an eight night stay. We will return. - ronboett
Jan 2014 - $30.00
This park is fairly easy to get to off Interstate 10. It is basically a gravel parking lot, as most of the parks are in the western states. The lady at the desk was very pleasant and warned me about the forecasted low temps and advised I use the on board water to prevent my hose from freezing. The park was just an overnight stop for me. I will stay here again if I am in the area. - bones1941
Sep 2012 - $21.00
Yes, this is a basic site, and it's gravel and level, but for fishing this is a great location. Only reason for not 10 on rating (basic). We used Abe's for fishing and excellent guides. Restaurant close. Internet is "throttled" but only because they are limited in band width. Few bars on AT&T and Verizon. But staff was very accommodating and helpful with cell & internet service. Would stay here again. - ClaireOKC
Nov 2012 - $1.00
Pulled in on Thanksgiving Day; no one was around. Phone didn't even work; tried to call and got disconnected. The other reviewers are right, it's pretty much of a dump with long-termers that looked like oil field workers. As it's the only park in town open during the winter, I went on to the next town. - Old Mountain Man
Sep 2010 - $20.00
We have stayed at Durango RV park for four different summer vacations from 2001 to 2010, and it's always good to return to a safe familiar place. It's like our home away from home. We tow our Jeep and take full advantage of the trails and views within our daily range. We have enjoyed the scenery on US-550 dozens of times to Silverton and Ouray and if you're really brave, don't miss the Alpine loop. If you're really really brave, test your Jeep's endurance and driving skills from Telluride over Imogene Pass to Ouray. Enjoy the scenic trails in LaPlata Canyon. Visit the Telluride hydro plant and the Ames or Ouray hydro plants. At the end of the day, have dinner at the Silverton Brown Bear or the dozens of restaurants in Durango. Durango RV Park has lots with trees and shade and a mountain view where you can see the weather conditions all the way to Engineer Mountain. Your camp site is a private and quiet place where you can enjoy your lawn chairs with no bugs and no smoke from campfires. Enjoy the hummingbirds, flowers, farm, mining and industrial antiques at an old-iron lover's paradise. Easy access to shopping at Aztec, Farmington, Cortez, Durango, Bayfield or Ignatio. It's in the middle of it all with low monthly rates, friendly hosts, an easy path to DirecTV or Dish Network, DSL phone connections, laundry and mail. If you are into skiing or other winter fun, they are open all year. - oldengine
Mar 2009 - $28.00
This is more of workers park with many permanent type trailers. Folks where friendly and no bathrooms at the time. - User664
Jul 2016 - $58.00
Selected KOA because we passing through and had't made plans. Our site was close to the main highway and very noisy. However, we were told that when we called for reservations. The air conditioner blocked out the noise. Don't really like KOA because they have many amenities we don't use and don't want to pay for. This one had great, very helpful and welcoming staff. They take you to the site and help you get situated. Wifi was very poor. That seems to be the standard for KOAs. They are located approximately 6 miles east of Durango. - Graciela
May 2016 - $35.00
Great staff. Pleasant and helpful.
As a tent camper I could not have been happier. I asked for and got the spot closest to the store/showers. It was just about perfect with a nice pad for my tent and tarp. Showers and restroom were spotless with good water pressure.
The view from the west side of the campground is spectacular.
To top it all off, the apple pie and ice cream made the perfect end of day desert.
Excellent WiFi, but I was right next to the store.
If I am ever in the area again I will stay there. - Charlie 123
Oct 2015 - $45.00
I liked this KOA. Our site 42 was long enough to stay hooked and level gravel. There are large boulders alongside the site as others mentioned but they weren't a problem. Sites are about 20 foot apart, a little close for my liking but normal for KOA. They have five 50A big rig pull thru sites, including the one I stayed in. Then they have 14 big rig suitable sites, some 30A and some 50A in another section with more shade. Smaller sites are spread around the hillside. They have cable TV if you can hook up to their free digital box -- I didn't need it since my satellite worked fine. Satellite will be hit & miss with the trees. The staff was friendly and they escorted you to your site, which is especially good since there's a honeycomb of roads. Their free wifi worked okay but I was pretty close to the main building too. My only real complaint here was the dust raised by patrons driving too fast on the gravel roads. ATT had a weak 3 bar 4G signal while Verizon struggled to get even 1 bar. - Danno