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: $20 8/2015

Latitude: 38.5409901859859
Longitude: -107.689576900558

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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

17 Reviews

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SPAR76

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

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.

Tips for other Campers:

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

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ArizonaHappyCamper

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $20.00
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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.

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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valley1

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

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $9.00
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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.

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pyrthkr

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $9.00
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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.

Tips for other Campers:

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

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The Tpyeist

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

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $9.00
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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.

Tips for other Campers:

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

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AluminumCloud

Review Count: 79
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $21.00
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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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NC Writer

Review Count: 94
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $14.00
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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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MikeandDixie

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $14.00
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This is a national park campground, so it's more rustic. Restrooms are vault dry toilets, with no running water. They were clean, but could have used more attention. There are no showers. The campsites have good separation between them and the campground is in a scrub oak grove so you have vegetation curtails between the campsites. There is a water source in each of the three loops in the campground. We had to use extra levelers to get our trailer level. Nightly rate was with a Senior Access card discount. Even with the detractors, we would stay there again We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Destinations

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $9.00
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This is a National Park, but not one of the better sites. We knew in advance that there was no water at the sites, but were surprised when we arrived with no water and no provision in the park to fill an RV water tank. Also, no dump station, so we only stayed one of the three nights we had reserved. We had a pull through site which was OK, but were lucky as many of the pull through were nothing more than a "pull over"... If you have slides, you will most likely have too little width. This campground was a disappointment, due to the water situation. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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JCLC

Review Count: 196
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $18.00
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Just be sure to bring your own water (and leveling system!), and you're good to go. Lovely location, with a nice trail to the Visitor Center from the campground that is also dog-friendly. (All the overlooks and 2 of the trails are--a rarity for National Parks!) Lots of elbow room and privacy. Great place to stay, rather than make the drive in/out and stay in town. Did not see any wildlife (except scat), but there were tons of warnings about bear proofing, so heads up on that front. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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RobinM

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $18.00
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We arrived later in the evening and were greeted by the camp host. He was very polite and told us to be careful of the people returning from the ranger talk about stars. Our site was back-in, with electric, picnic table, and fire ring. Privacy and site spacing were good, and it was a pleasant location. We would be happy to camp there again. The park is beautiful and well worth a visit. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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stbmwilliams

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

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $20.00
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The campsites are spread out and nice. There is plenty of wild life to see. The canyon is a must see. Take the time to drive the rim trail and walk around. The drive down the canyon to the dam was great and gives a much different view from within the canyon. It may not be a road for those not comfortable driving on narrow and twisty roads. Drop offs are big. Unfortunately we arrived while it was raining and fog hid the canyon until the afternoon the next day. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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rikkitikkitambo

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $18.00
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Amazing, amazing views in this park. Really tight fit for our rig but we are old pros. Loved the visitor center and quiet camping spot. Will bring the grandkids next year. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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OregonFlip

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $12.00
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We camped in loop B site 13. Completely private, surrounded by Oak trees. Site was nearly level, power for air conditioner was welcome. Back-in site with nice table and some shade. Very clean. Drive to park is steep. This is our newest National Park, visitors center very nice, drive to overlooks are wonderful. Not many people as yet. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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simonsrf

Review Count: 54
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $18.00
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We were very pleasantly surprised by the 50 amp power, sure was nice during the cold weather. This park is very tight for our 35' 5er, but we made it work. We were here early in the season and needed to trim some shrubbery to be able to park. It's very quiet, with lots of deer, and beautiful scenery. Entrance is a steep hill, take your time going both ways. We camped at South Rim (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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