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Black Canyon Gunnison Nat'l Park, Colorado

South Rim (NPS Campground)

Black Canyon Gunnison Nat'l Park, Colorado



Black Canyon Gunnison Nat'l Park, Colorado
Phone: (970) 641-2337

Sites: 57
Recent Rate: $22 9/2016

Latitude: 38.540990185986
Longitude: -107.68957690056

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) no
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers no
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

25 Reviews

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

We made a reservation in the B loop for our 36ft travel trailer. This site required us to park parallel to the road on the gravel shoulder of the road. Because the road was somewhat narrow and the shoulder was narrow it was difficult for us to maneuver and we were unable to open the slide out completely. We had 50 amp service which worked well. There were no other utilities. No dump station in park. There was no cell or Wi-Fi service. We were able to pick up local channels with antenna. Despite all of these inconvenient things, this is a beautiful park and well worth the problems of the campsite. Numerous deer wandered through our campsite and each site was separated from its neighbor by oak and other shrubs. The night sky was glorious and allowed viewing of millions of stars and the Milky Way. There are two trails which allow leashed dogs, a rarity in a National Park. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B004
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Stop at all of the overlooks on the south rim. The boat tours sponsored by the park service was well worth the 25 mile drive out of the main part of the park. Be aware of that if you wish to visit this with your vehicle and trailer that the parking is over 3/4 mile regular parking and trailhead. The hike to the boat launches strenuous but well worth the effort.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great park. We stayed in Loop B which offers electric hook-up. The camp sites are clean and ours was easy to back in to. The park is gorgeous. We would plan an extra night next time. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Loop B-20
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Spend a day exploring the South Rim. If you can add an extra day, the North Rim is supposed to be worth the extra day.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

Drydocking with fire ring and picnic table. We just fit into a spot on loop C along the road but had to back it into the spot to snug up against two short "bumper" posts in the ground. Pit toilets, no water in latrines but you can get water for bottles, not for your RV. It is a fairly steep drive in and out for about 5 miles. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C24
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Morrow Point Boat Tour that leaves Pine Creek on the Gunnison River in Curecanti NRA just East of the National Park. Must call for reservations!

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Our site was pull-thru, close and parallel to the B-loop road. It was on an incline so front-to-back leveling took some effort. We were shaded by beautiful Gambel oak, and the area was frequented by mule deer. Water is trucked in. The only tap in the area was a water fountain with spigot for filling water bottles. There is no wifi, and our Verizon hotspot couldn't find a connection But it's a national park; who needs wifi? We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B18
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground, very clean. Lot spacing places your neighbor nearby. Gravel pads featuring a fire ring and picnic table. Deer wonder through all day long. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Loop B
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Catch a ranger talk at the amphitheater.

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Review Count: 75
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is your basic NPS campground. Great location but this one was not kept up. I know the in thing is to keep things wild and vegetation natural, but there is a fine line to staying in the woods and becoming one with the woods. Our site was not level and was hard to get it level but it worked. It was fine and we would probably go back. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Great view of the canyon. Rangers were extremely helpful. We pulled in late and two rangers helped us find a spot and get situated. Sites are dispersed among a scrubby forested area. I wouldn't recommend taking any huge rigs here, branches stick out over the road. Overall a great stay at a very cool park. Be sure to check out the ranger talks at the nearby amphitheater. The canyon is breathtaking. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Loop D
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites well-separated from each other by dense scrub oak with sparse overhead cover. Stayed in Elec-only site on loop B (50A hookups) power stable at ~122V. Water hydrants are located near entrance to each loop--water is trucked in, so filling of RV tanks from hydrants is not permitted--good idea to come in with tanks full. Sites gravel and fairly level. Pit toilets were clean and well-maintained. Excellent proximity to the vistas in the national park. No Verizon cell in the campground--good 4G signal starting at about mile marker 5 a few miles outside the park entrance. No firewood in the park--the store at the turnoff from Hwy 50 to the park does sell wood. Strict and rigidly enforced rules on leaving any kind of food container or cooking gear outside while site is not attended (bears). We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B Loop
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

~10 miles to Montrose, Walmart located on US550 in town.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a nice campground. The only problem was I called to see if they had water available to fill our fresh water tank and they said yes. When we got there, they only had a drinking fountain so we had to go 4 days using bottled water. There were deer everywhere and it was very quiet and peaceful. Be very bear aware in this park. They had a "problem bear" alert while we were there, and although our neighbors told us the bear showed up twice the night before we got there, we never saw him. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Loop B site 18
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The Black Canyon is so beautiful. Take the Portal Road down and do all the scenic overlooks on the Rim Road. It's well worth it!!

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in the loop with electric; very good 50 amp. There is no dump station and no where in the park to fill rv tanks nor is it allowed. Pit toilets and a water spigot in each of the three campgrounds. Our spot was very spacious and plenty long for a 38 foot wheel, truck and jeep. The road is narrow so there is very little swing room. The picnic area was shady and private. Many of the pull thrus are along the road and many of the back ins are for the smallest of rv's. Tent campers have many good choices. Lots of deer in the campground snacking on the bush and snoozing in the shade. The evening ranger programs were very good and well attended. It is a beautiful park and well worth a visit. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
21B
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

We were lucky to get the last electric site since we didn't know they now take reservations. Our site was roomy and level. Lots of areas to walk dogs. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

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Review Count: 82
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

A quick overnight stop that allowed us to vehicle tour the south rim the next day. Fee station was closed and ranger at Visitor Center was just closing as we arrived but had us come in and gave us the info we needed. As with most state, regional and national facilities; sites well spaced apart from your neighbors. Only one wood block under one corner to get completely level - probably could've done without it (I know you folks with levelers laugh every time I write this part of the review!) Electrical steady per my surge meter. Nice and quiet in the evening. Awoke to deer grazing just across from our site. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B14
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Loop B has electric. Dumpsters are near the self pay fee station.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

Only A and B loop open before Memorial Dayish.

Sites level, but cramped.

Loop A no services, vault toilets. B loop has electric hookups.

Some larger sites. We enjoyed being here, very quiet. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
B 21
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Black Canyon Visitor Center is half a mile down the road. Amazing place.

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Review Count: 79
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Built for visual privacy from your neighbors to the sides, the back- in sites now have trails to the other loops reducing privacy. Additional sites have been added as pull-through-up sites along each loop's road. Some sites had cell phone connection, we did not. Good Verizon connection was available in spots on the South Rim Road. We will return. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 111
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects senior pass. No reservations after Labor Day, just first come-first served, and the electric sites seemed to fill by 6 pm midweek, mid-September. The campground and the park exceeded my expectations and I regret not staying another day. The vault toilets were OK, and the site had a living area a couple of steps below, for picnic table and grill. The ranger offered a two mile full moon hike plus other programs in the morning at the visitor center. Strong antenna TV signal, but we got no AT&T cellular. I would return. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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