21 Parks near Bayfield, Colorado
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
Jun 2016 - $43.00
We booked a big rig site and paid the 53.00 deposit for it 3 months in advance and when we got there we were told they were full and they don't guarantee sites? Anyway we ended up in a 50 amp pull through site #73 that was barely long enough for our 40' Motorhome.
This may have actually been a blessing because you have to drive down a gravel road into the park that goes right by the front of the big rig sites and the dust clouds created by people entering and leaving the park blows right into the Big Rig sites. There is a fence on the other side that helps keep the dust down on the north side of the park where we were.
The sites other than the big rig sites are very tight as they are double sites that alternate facing on the hook up side so you are just feet apart.
The WIFI was non-existent. The cable TV was good. The roads were tight but manageable as long as you drove slow.
If they would just pave the road coming into the park it would make a big difference. The dust was unbearable.
The staff other than giving away our site was very pleasant and helpful.
There is also a good percentage of full time residents.
That said this is the best park in Durango. We looked at all the others and they were just gravel lots with hook ups.
Alpin Rose did have nice grass between the awning sides of the double sites. - HolyMackrelAndy
Jun 2016 - $48.00
Easy to find about four miles north of Durango off 550. As we arrived a person came out in a golf cart and lead us to our site. He said get setup & then go and take care of the finish paying Our site was a pull thru 50 amp. No problem getting to any of their sites. Nice office with store. They had a pancake breakfast every morning for $8.50. Good Verizon service and their wi/fi was okay. Would stay there again. - Kempscamp
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 - $55.00
This campground left us with two feelings. Firstly, the campground is lovely, set in nice grounds that are well kept and pretty with gardens, etc. Unfortunately the couple running this camp seem to be unbending in their ways and officious to the point where we and other campers were moved part way through our stay, another camper had to move and his original space was not taken before we left. We wasted 3 hours of one day trying to determine our shift and hook ups because the staff are too scared to make decisions without the owner. We were also charged the top rate for a 50amp even though we are only 30amp, however the mood in the office was not worth raising the issue with. The office closes from 11am to 1pm and if you are not out of your site by 11.03am you are charged $30 fine. 2 days we had to wait till 1.30 for office to open so we could pay for our sites as they could not do it all in one transaction despite being their requirements. - Kiwigirl
Jun 2016 - $30.00
We had probably the best site in the park. Shade trees all day. Nice quiet campground. Wifi was typically iffy. No fires which was a bummer. Staff was friendly, but kind of strict about checkout time. - Tayloriver
Jun 2015 - $40.00
Very quiet and isolated site. Not more than 5 min from Durango. Behind a ridge in a valley which means the sun is not baking directly in the windows and you don't hear noise from town. The wifi was weak and I got weak signal on my Verizon wifi box but that is not why we go camping. If you need wifi stay at the Koa in town. Plenty of trees and a fantastic pool for the kids. Will stay here again. No fire rings but you can rent one of those fire in can things or bring your own. - scottykrug
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
Sep 2015 - $43.00
This is our second stay at this campground. We returned because of the trolley just outside of the campground which takes us to town for 50 cents! Also, the train that travels through several times a day. Campers and train riders wave to each other...what fun! Sites are close but we were lucky enough to stay in site 58 for several days. Laundry was clean. Owners/workers were helpful and pleasant. The one thing that would make this campground perfect is if dogs were permitted to be walked across the tracks. - susie-q
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
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
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 2016 - $32.00
Incredible campground. One of our favorites so far. The owner is a very personable man, and helped us settle in. The sites were level and large enough for our 43' 5th wheel. Nice spacing between sites. Absolutely family-friendly. They have a yak, an alpaca, an excellent tree swing (huge!), fishing, and a swimming hole which the kids found quite fun. We were far enough away from the highway that we heard zero traffic. The restrooms and laundromat were clean and nice. Only 30 minutes from Durango, so a good way to experience it without having to stay in over-crowded campgrounds. Fire rings are available to use, but they only have a few, so bring your own if you want to be sure to have a fire. They just completed paving the entryway into the campground, so it was a smooth, easy ride into the campground. We would definitely stay here again! - RVerFamily
Oct 2015 - $35.00
This is a lovely park-like campground with 2 ponds, walking paths, and artistically designed flower beds. The overall setting is idyllic. The sites are adequately sized and placed with attention to suggest a sense of privacy. The overall effect is a competently run and well cared for RV park. - Tonita
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 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