20 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
Sep 2016 - $17.00
It looks like some have permanent or summer homes in the park, but everything is kept just beautifully. As soon as the people next to me left the other day, there was a gentleman there checking the site to make sure it was left in clean condition. I tried to sign up for another week, willing to pay full price. No sites available. This is a lovely, quiet park that is convenient to everything, yet far enough away from everything. The scenery is beautiful. People at the park couldn't be nicer. I'm very disappointed to be hitching up tonight and I'll be happy if I find a park half as nice as this one. - joanofarc
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
Oct 2016 - $15.00
We stayed here 4 nights on Passport America rates. We had been driving a lot and my wife wanted to rest for a few days before continuing. This was the perfect place. Luxury sites with excellent wifi. The nice camphosts showed us all around. We used the exercise room, pool, hot tub, restrooms and showers. They were all immaculately clean and neat. The smoke smell and some meals were our only drawback. The BBQ ribs were not smoked (probably pressure cooked and baked with BBQ sauce added} tender but not BBQ. Surf and Turf buffet, surf all fried and roast beef over cooked ( well done) Coffee and Lattes and muffins as well as the pancakes were very good. Overall we were very pleased. We would come back here again. - JAWS
Oct 2016 - $15.00
Great RV park!! All sites are paved pull throughs. The park hosts could not be more welcoming and helpful. Check in was a breeze, though it is done in the casino at the hotel registration. The are laundry facilities at the casino's hotel. The location of the park is great for exploring this part of Colorado. Would not hesitate to stay there again. - Sheila B
Sep 2016 - $15.00
This is a Casino RV Park, but was a great location for getting to Durango and the many sights to see in the area. His year they honored PA rates for 2 weeks. The Hosts told us it will only be offered for 1 week in 2017.
You must make a reservation as they were fill the entire time we were here. - Stormtrooper
Sep 2016 - $39.00
Great service; good store. Wonderful site near front of campground & office. Spotty wifi but "magic" table on patio outside of office proved to have better wifi service. Offered free Saturday night on KOA Appreciation Weekend. Special treat: owner maintains vegetable gardens with fresh herbs for the picking and free vegetables in the office when available. (My chef-husband loved these perks!) - BShearer
Sep 2016 - $41.00
This was an overnighter for us but enough time to determine that this is the BEST rv campground we have ever stayed in. The front desk person put it so well... This park serves as a standard by which you will judge all others. And he is spot on. The bathrooms and showers were spotless down to the corners. The grounds are well maintained. And the full-time gardener offers taste treats at no charge. Every single employee cares and it shows.
You will not be disappointed in your decision to stay here. A great value.
When returning at night watch carefully for KOA driveway. There is no turn lane off of Hwy 160. - loopy1954
Aug 2016 - $48.00
We stayed here for five days while visiting the Durango area. This is a well kept superb CG suitable for longer stays. Our site was a level pull through with neighbors a bit closer than usual for the KOAs we have visitied. That said we did not feel cramped and used the charcoal BBQ and picnic table at our site regularly. The CG is located about 9 miles from town center. We experienced some road noise from I-160. The management has obviously put allot of effort into making this the best CG possible. Breakfast is offered each morning as well as great pizzas made in the office (delivered to your site). Pool, herb and vegetable gardens along with a playground, two laundry areas are just some of the amenities available. Lastly, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the large fenced in dog exercise area. - Russ60
Oct 2016 - $25.00
We had a major sewage leak inside our rented motorhome. We called two days prior to our reservation date and asked to cancel due to the sewage inside our motorhome. Blue Spruce campground said no and was not concerned about our problem. This was off season so I am sure they did not rent our site. A letter sent to them with the documentation from the RV dealer about the sewage was ignored. - California Flash
Aug 2016 - $41.00
What a find! This was a spur of the moment change and we think we were lucky to get a site. Very shaded, pine trees all sides. Level site for our 32' rig. Staff very helpful. Saturday morning pancake breakfast!!! We already have reservations for next August. - donw78025
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
Oct 2016 - $40.00
Nice park. Three of us were in 45' coaches and each our sites were just long enough. Towed parked next to coach. Very tight.
Large tree next to each site which blocked satellite reception. We did get a fair number of OTA stations.
The park is next to the narrow gauge train tracks. Not a problem because the old steam train runs in the late morning and later afternoon. It was fun seeing the Silverton train go by.
Utility hookups were convenient. Sites were quite level.
Office staff (owners) were very courteous and helpful.
We would stay here again. - JoeVinnie
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Nice location overlooking the Animas River. Convenient trolly service from Campground to Durango. Site wasn't very leveL but was adequate. - GuySR
Aug 2016 - $42.00
This park consists of gravel sites with some grass and a lot of very, very tall trees. In fact the trees blocked our satellite as well as most of the other campers there. They do NOT have cable. We were able to get a few TV channels over the air. The sites are buddy sites, meaning you will be parked head to tail with a close neighbor on your utility hook-up side and sharing your patio side with another neighbor. It was a little tight, but we were able to park easily with a 42' motor home. We disconnected the towed before going to the site. The narrow gauge train that runs from Durango to Silverton passes through approximately 4 times a day: twice in the morning beginning at 8:20 am and twice later in the afternoon around 5:30 pm. We wished there had been an off leash dog park. The only place to really walk the dogs was near the train tracks. The WiFi was pretty good at our site, but we were parked close to the bath house/laundry where the WiFi antenna was located. We received a 10% discount for paying by check. They seem to prefer that although they will take credit cards as well. - Cairnsrock
Oct 2016 - $38.00
Nice site, great views, dog park is huge and they can walk around. Cable worked well, wi-fi a little less so, but Verizon Card worked well. Loved it and will be back to this one. We stayed for 5 days. - Bl0ss0m
Oct 2016 - $48.00
This is a nice park in a good location, The staff are friendly and helpful. The water pressure is good. Wi-Fi generally is good. The cable TV - not so much. There are only 12 channels. Overall opinion is good - but it is pricey. Especially given that they are already in "Season shut down" mode and some of the amenities are not available. - rv time
Sep 2016 - $40.00
We stayed a week and overall everything was positive and we enjoyed our visit. As others have said, we were taken to our site as we arrived and checked in after we set up. Everyone was friendly and we had a nice level shaded site near the office. Shared hookups are not our favorite but it worked out just fine. We would visit again. - bellsharbor
Aug 2016 - $17.00
We camped here for 4 days. You need a reservation which was easy to do by phone and the staff were friendly and helpful. There are 6 sites with water and electric (30amp), no sewer. You need to have an extra long water hose as water is shared. The sites are in a gravel area, all back-in, fairly level. There are no facilities, no bathrooms or showers, no dump station. The area is right near the facilities dept which maintains the fairgrounds and they work all hours so it can be a bit noisy. The Durango community recreation center is next to the fairgrounds, we were told you could use these facilities (gym, showers) for a daily fee. The fairgrounds is about a mile or two from historic downtown Durango. You can ride the trolley ($1 per ride) into town as the stop is across the street from the fairgrounds or you can walk on the Animas River trail which is behind the fairgrounds and easy. We felt like this was a bargain compared to the private campgrounds in the area, and a lot closer to town. We would definitely stay here again. - mohocamper
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
Aug 2016 - $45.00
Small, quiet RV park comprising 5th wheels and motorhomes. Close to Hwy 550 but noise is not much of a nuisance. Lacks amenities and dog area is sub-par. Host is very helpful and cooperative. Lack of RV parks in the area keep prices high and amenities minimal. - Durangoan
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 - $45.00
Very nice park in great location just north of Durango. Bob, the park manager, was super friendly and helpful. The park is small and quiet and well maintained. There are no restrooms but we got a free pass to the hot springs across the street and used the showers after a nice soak in the tub and swim in the beautiful pool. We would definitely recommend this park to others. A plus is a nice market just across the street. - NormSenn