21 Parks near Bayfield, Colorado
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
Jun 2013 - $35.00
We have camped here on two different occasions and definitely will camp here again. The park is well maintained, the staff is very friendly and helpful. Most of the sites are shady and several have great views of the lake. It is a great place for family gatherings as they have RV sites, tent sites and cabins. The restrooms and showers are are clean but there is a charge for the showers. Through no fault of the park the WiFi was down (provider outage) and there is a small fee if you want to use it. This park is a little remote so cell phone coverage for Verizon was a little spotty. The lake provides really great fishing. Early in the season it is high enough to use their boat dock and they have boats for rent. Later in the season the water is really low but fishing from the shore provides really ice rainbow trout. - Rsothen
Jun 2011 - $32.00
This is a very rustic campground, kind of like a National Forest Service campground except without the dust but with the nice addition of having full hookups and lots of trees. They’ve done a good job of graveling the roads to keep the dust down. The lake and river were extremely high making fishing along the lakes shore difficult unless you have a lake site. We were told when driving to the park NOT to go over the dam, that the south entrance to the park was difficult. We came in on the 501 going along the western side of the lake, and it was a very good dirt road, hard packed and not rutted. Later in the week we drove our jeep out through the south entrance of the park, and it was very rocky, steep, and rutted. The inside of our motor home would have looked like a tossed salad. If towing a car, you may want to unhook after coming off the main dirt road because that’s when it gets dusty coming down the last section of the hill. Our car looked like a sugar cookie. We were informed that no one is allowed to use their AC, luckily it wasn’t hot, and there was always a breeze coming off the lake so it didn’t matter. Also, ask them where the electrical box is located. You may need an extension cord since some of the boxes are located on the opposite side of where your power connects to your RV. No problems with the voltage, water (used our regulator), and sewer worked well. Our site (27) was level, and we were able to get our dome satellite in. Verizon cell and Mi-fi wouldn’t come in, even using our antenna and signal booster. Verizon will work along the west side of the lake. The parks wi-fi was very weak at our site, and I had to go to the pavilion to get a good signal. If I could change one thing about the park it would be wi-fi throughout the park. It really was a pain after a while having to tote my laptop up to the pavilion every day. While here the campground was never full. I can imagine it would feel cramped if it was full since there are a lot of sites. This was a really nice relaxing spot, and we never saw one mosquito. We would enjoy staying here again. Nice staff and a lot of happy campers. - jannie5
Jul 2010 - $33.00
This is a very nice campground situated on the banks of Lake Vallecito and intersecting with the Pine River. We booked a year in advance following last year's visit. This trip we were a little disappointed because the wild flowers and awesome landscaping had declined. Also, there were deep ruts in the roads and at some camp sites with standing stagnant water. It is still a beautiful park, but dropped from a 10 rating to an 8. It is very remote, quiet, but that also means it is a long drive to get any supplies or visit the nearest town. - User1479
Aug 2015 - $19.00
Lots of trees, very quiet. Near Durango and San Juan Nat'l Forest. - Sam P
Jul 2015 - $37.00
This is such a friendly park. We just finished our third summer there and made plans for next summer for 1 month. We have met some of the nicest people there. The owner, Dave, makes brick oven pizzas to order on Fridays which are fantastic.
It is like a one big family. Great weather, lots of trees and you are about 3 mins away from the lake and about 25 minutes away from Durango.
Only complaint is that the cable tv isn't that good. It maybe because of the mountains and channels are very limited.
They are adding a new laundry room.
There is a breakfast almost every Saturday which is very reasonable and there is all sorts of things to do at the campground. Bands come and play, pot luck dinners and they have a great area for kids to play. if you enjoy camping don't miss this campground, you will be delighted! - bruce g
Jul 2014 - $25.00
We stayed here for a month. The park was very busy but we had a nice site in somewhat crowded conditions. There are a lot of seasonal park model residents. The people were extremely friendly and thee are a lot of activities like pot lucks, Saturday breakfast and other events. The access to the the beautiful lake, surrounding Colorado areas like a Durango, Silverton, and Ouray made this a great place to spend a summer month. Weather was beautiful. WiFi worked pretty good most of the time. Would definitely return and recommend a stay here. - Redbird One
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
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
May 2016 - $30.00
Close to Vallecito Reservoir up against the National Forest at an elevation of close to 8,000 feet. Beautiful, Clean, and quiet campground. Forest type setting. Friendly staff. Good free park internet system. We camped in a Motorhome and would stay here again. - GaryK
Aug 2015 - $38.00
This a gem of a park. Its set in a beautiful pine forest with lots of granite features. The location is really nice as it is close to Vallecito lake but far enough away that you don't have to hear the traffic or have the congestion around it. The roads are gravel and are level. The sites are gravel with a concrete patio. They have a nice hall, office store and pavilion. There are concerts on Saturdays from local players and many events during the week. The workamping crew were very friendly and helpful. There are a few sites that are tight to get into. Check with the office when making a reservation on site details. - DVCard85
Jun 2015 - $31.00
We found this park to be very beautiful and nice. It is set in a wooded area with many trees. The staff is excellent and area attractions are close by. Durango is 25 miles away and a very pretty drive. We are looking forward to our next trip up here in September 2015. - lapazjim
Aug 2016 - $46.00
This was our first RV trip as a family and everyone had a blast! The site was very clean and the staff was extremely nice and helpful. They gave us two sites because they were each a touch small. Roads were wide and easy to navigate. Pool was clean and decent size, but we didn't use it. Each RV site appeared to have plenty of room. VERY quiet at night and peaceful.
The Durango-Silverton steam train line runs right through the campground, but the conductors are careful to keep whistle noise to a minimum in the morning (first train comes through at 8:40 am). There is a trolley that picks up for regular stops all the way to downtown. We were not charged when we used it.
Lots of hiking and activities in the area. Durango is a great town with very nice restaurants and friendly people. Train passes right by the bathrooms and laundry facilities. Great picture taking spot! Laundry machines were very reasonably priced and change machine was right there. We will most certainly be back next season! - Super58d
Jul 2016 - $53.00
Fun place to stay. We travel in the summer with our teenage grandson and we select places of interest for him and us as well. The trains added an extra dimension as they pass thru in the morning and evening. It is close to a trolley stop for trips to town and is in a very shady cool place with lots of trees. Our grandson enjoyed the pool and of course running into town for dinner on a couple occasions. I would not hesitate to stay here again when in the area. We had no problem negotiating the roads which are gravel but watered daily to cut down on the dust. - k-n-r
Jul 2016 - $42.00
Very excellent location. I didn't care for the alternate facing campground causing our patio area to be facing the neighbors patio area, with little privacy and sense of established border. - User3476
Aug 2016 - $40.00
This is our third time (maybe fourth) to stay at Alpen Rose..WE LOVE this RV park. The sites we have stayed in are always nestled in lush trees, providing great shade and atmosphere. The whistle of the famous Durango-Silverton train off across the highway is an awesome sound. The staff is helpful and friendly AND we always catch a couple of trout for dinner! - ginger2you
Jul 2016 - $48.00
Nice park just on the North side of Durango. Took about 10 minutes to get into the heart of town. My site was pretty sloped and required me to use about 16 levelers as well as raising my tongue jack pretty high to just get the camper level. Cable signal was strong (about 8 channels), WiFi was strong (they give you password), and cell reception was good (we have AT&T). All you can eat chuck wagon breakfast was cooked every morning, it smelled great but we did not feel like paying the extra $8.95 per adult (I think children were $5-6). Self-service dog wash available for $10, trout pond available (looked pretty stocked) but you have to keep what you catch (no catch and release) and pay $4.80 per fish, and a pizza place is located in the office and open everyday until 8 PM. Washer and dryers were open until 10 PM and run you around $5 to wash and dry one load. They have a nice above ground pool (open until 8 PM) but the playground was limited to two swings and a tether ball. I would stay here again. - Ian B
Jul 2016 - $55.00
.Well managed park. They meet you on arrival and take you to site before you register. Big rig area very nice. Smaller rigs are placed in amongst heavy tree cover. Doubt Sat. service there. Internet surprisingly good. Very knowledgeable about local attractions. Very pleasant helpful staff. - Freshtracks
Jan 2016 - $17.00
The first time we stayed at the fairgrounds we had to use a long cord for electric. It was a 50 amp site. The staff was great. The next time we stayed here we had a 30amp site and we were able to use a normal cord for electric. The staff was good to us the second time too. I have a self contained motorhome so I have my own restroom. The fairground is like a small dirt parking lot. There are no picnic tables or fire rings. I would stay here again for a short visit to explore Durango. The price was good. - Seize the Day RV Adventures
Sep 2015 - $18.00
Six sites, all gravel so a bit dusty, located in Durango, so very convenient for us as we were there for visiting friends and attending the Cowboy Poetry gathering. Some sites have a long run for water/electric service. Great value compared to other parks in the area. - Bill Strong
Sep 2015 - $17.00
This campground is definitely not for everyone. There are no picnic tables, fire rings, WiFi, bathrooms or showers. It is just a flat piece of property within the La Plata Fair Grounds. The closes dump station is at Santa Rita Park.
There are a total of 6 sites located between the Arena and the maintenance building. The electrical boxes and water spigots are located at the back of the "odd" numbered sites (sites 1, 3, 5).
The "even" numbered sites share the electrical box and water spigot with the "odd" numbered sites. The "even" numbered sites will need a very long electrical cord to reach the utility box. To reach the water spigot we needed approximately 50 feet of hose. You will also have to provide your own water splitter.
The electrical box contains 20/30 amp service. The electrical voltage was very strong - hovering about 125 volts.
The entire lot is on packed dirt and gravel. It rained heavily over night but the ground absorbed the water.
The Animus bike path and the Park and Recreation building are next door. There is a trolley on Main Ave ($0.50 per ride) that will take you to downtown Durango. The Park and Recreation building has several types of pools, a fitness center, basketball, etc.
Verizon Air card and phone reception was good. The maintenance shop closes around 11:30 PM and opens around 6:30 AM. It was very quiet during our stay.
If you are looking a very basic campground that is very close to Durango, this is it.
We would come back to this campground if we were in the area. We have a 32 foot 5th wheel. - adsaxs
Jul 2016 - $44.00
Small Park 4-5 miles from town. Super friendly & helpful manager. Gravel sites, with grassy lawns between. Small but adequate laundry room. - Larry Bond
Jun 2016 - $44.00
We love this smaller RV park. Staff perfectly accommodated our RV and motorcycle trailer, even helped me pull in so I fit. Nice grassy sites with shade trees and a healthy discount for the hot springs across the street. He took the time to explain the sights and make recommendations on what to see and do - concierge service! We will surely stay here again on our next visit. - MarkR
Jul 2015 - $45.00
We had a great view of the mountains and the train but most sites did not. I could never get the WiFi to work. Bob was supper nice and wanted us to enjoy Durango and our stay. Good water pressure. Site was gravel with a grassy area for the picnic table. - BorntoCruise