Buena Vista, Colorado

Arkansas River Rim Campground & RV Park

Buena Vista, Colorado



Buena Vista, Colorado
Phone: (719) 395-8883

Sites: 36
Recent Rate: $33 6/2015

Latitude: 38.9009818
Longitude: -106.1735659

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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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • 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 ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • 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 yes
  • 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 ?
  • 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) ?
  • 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 yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • 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 no
  • 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 yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

18 Reviews

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Fitzjohnfan

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for 3 days and the park was adequate for our needs. The sites are near the road, but we didn't notice any noise. The sites were very clean and the road looked to be "groomed" occasionally. The WiFi was free, but was very spotty. Verizon cell coverage seemed OK. Not much to do at the park, but OK place to come back to after a long day of site seeing.

It is big rig friendly. A large 45' prevost motor home parked at one of the drive through sites near us with no problems.

I asked if they had discount for FMCA, and manager didn't know what that group was, but gave me 10% discount anyway. We camped at Arkansas River Rim Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Lots of great fishing, rafting, and shopping in town.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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User2475

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Positive, it does have great views. WiFi is nonexistent and would only work if you went to the office. There was no river access as the river was high. The tent camp sites had the river views and sound. Lots of road noise. The one washer and dryer was in the small women's restroom. One of their ads in a Colorado magazine talked about ice cream socials and BBQ's. There were none and we were there over the 4th of July. We would not stay here again, but we loved Buena Vista. We camped at Arkansas River Rim Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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rvrounder

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

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

No access to the river. RV sites way too close together, dirt parking lot, and not much else. Laundry room is in the ladies bathroom. What are men who does laundry supposed to do? Wii was useless unless you were in the office. The one good thing I can say is it was centrally located to the things we wanted to see. I would not stay here again. We camped at Arkansas River Rim Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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User3429

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice location with gorgeous views. Enjoyed the river noise in the background. Needs a little TLC. We camped at Arkansas River Rim Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Charles j

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Park is on a bluff above the Arkansas river, so the river sound is great. This park has potential, but looks a little junky at the current time. We would stay here again, as we love this area of Colorado. We camped at Arkansas River Rim Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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CarrieBearie

Review Count: 101
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Price reflects weekly rate. CG was basic and mostly OK with nice view of mountains. But we didn't find the owners to be particularly friendly or welcoming, the sites are all pretty close to the road so not too quiet (better at night, of course), and our water hook-up was located at the neighboring site and on the wrong side, requiring that we run our hose under our rig and use our secondary hose (which had been used for grey water before so made us a little nervous, had to drink bottled water for that stay, etc.). This park is further north than most (other than Arrowhead, which really didn't get Verizon signal so was out for us) but still in a good location for most activities in BV. Our Verizon signal was good here. River access is so-so. The AR River runs right behind it, and there are paths down, but they are fairly steep. And since I forgot to mention restaurants in my other 2 BV reviews, I'll say something here. Quincy's has a great deal for filet Mignon and prime rib - very good! K's Dairy Delite is always super crowded (right on main drag), but the food is just so-so, and it takes forever to get your food!! We would NOT go there again! Asian Palate was OK - kind of pricey for Asian that's a little under par (too bland). Jan's was good for a good price. We camped at Arkansas River Rim Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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shelliedoug

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Because we enjoyed this area so much we extended our stay for almost a month. We are from Arizona and were looking for a cooler place to get out of the heat so this was a great option to park our 40ft toyhauler and enjoy the beauty. The owner was so accommodating and even offered his personal flatbed trailer to us so we could haul our quads to a riding area close by. We also ended up staying longer than originally expected and the owner was very helpful in making it possible to keep our same spot and not have to move to another space. We didn't use the restrooms so I can’t comment on their cleanliness but from what I could tell they looked clean to me. There is a washer and dryer for use but they are both located in the women's bathroom and wasn’t very convenient for my husband’s help. There is only 1 washer ($2.00 a load) and 1 dryer (.75 cents) which made for a long laundry day, but considering the owners love and care for this park, I was willing to overlook that small inconvenience. They also offer free Wi-Fi, and even though there was no cable TV we were able to pick up some local channels with our antenna. As far as spacious room between each RV spot there were a few spaces that were extremely close but we were in space 12 and had plenty of room for our patio setup. Also we had trees for shade which makes this park even nicer. Hwy 24 that runs right in front of the park was a little noisy at times ( running a loud fan at night helped allot) but having the river close by and the beauty of the mountains in our view it made this park a winner for us. The park is located about 5 minutes north of downtown Buena Vista and wasn’t a problem at all for distance. All and all I have to say that the owner and his pride for this park made our stay one of our favorites. Everything is kept so nice and clean and his willingness to accommodate whatever needs made him a class act park owner. Thanks to the owner for such a pleasant stay, we plan on coming back again someday!! We camped at Arkansas River Rim Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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donleeown

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Not a fancy place but clean, exceptionally level, well managed and has a view to die for. The owner is on site and is one of the best you will find. Rest rooms are older but clean. Could use a bit more privacy for shower stalls but the pluses of the park outweigh any small negatives. No better place in B.V. and we will be back. Extended our stay because we enjoyed the area so much. We camped at Arkansas River Rim Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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JimNLiz

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We needed a place to stay for one night on our way to our next destination. We thought this one would be nice as it is situated on the Arkansas River. Boy, were we sorry. This park is all rocks and gravel with a few scraggly trees. The owners are not the nicest and the price was outrageous for what we got. We will not stay here again. We camped at Arkansas River Rim Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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RivetPacer

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

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Had some friends put together a group trip, they were tent camping we were trailer camping. I have stayed in Buena Vista before and were unhappy with our stay here. The public bathrooms and showers were awful, not cleaned in the two nights three days we were there. They had area rugs hanging over the shower stalls that you had to put down and pick up each time, they were never cleaned either. The RV sites were very tight and somewhat close to the highway. The tent site was great and only a few minutes to the river. If you are tent camping, this is a great place but I would not recommend it if you plan on using the public restrooms during your stay. We camped at Arkansas River Rim Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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rollingRV

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

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

We are staying here monthly until we can buy a house in the area. Been here 2 weeks and the owners and very friendly and helpful. Cellphone does not work very well but it could be my phone. TV channels do not come in clear and sometimes lots of static. We rent a lot of movies. Well kept park. We camped at Arkansas River Rim Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Gearitis

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent park, easy, laid back and great owners. I had stayed many times when former owners were here. It was great then; it is better now. Clean, well patrolled, accommodating. They keep a well kept eye on what is going on in the park. Will be back many more times to come as long as these owners have it. We camped at Arkansas River Rim Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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RoadWarriors2

Review Count: 69
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Wide open lot adjacent to Rte 24, but fairly quiet at night. Snug sites. Only one washer & dryer, and bathrooms need a little TLC. Buena Vista is a lovely town with friendly folks. The route here takes you through the San Isabel National Forest - breathtaking views. Good area for gold panning, whitewater rafting, hot springs, jeep tours. We camped at Arkansas River Rim Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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sharp camper

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

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here for my Mother's birthday. Because she is 72 and doesn't tent camp it at her age, we got a camping cabin. It was small, but very cute and very clean. The bed was very comfortable. The grill on the porch, picnic table, and personal fire ring really added to our camping experience. The one we stayed in was above the river and had a great view. The bathroom and shower was clean. They could use another shower or two, but other than that, it was a great experience and I'd stay here again. The employees were very nice and friendly and helpful as well. We camped at Arkansas River Rim Campground & RV Park in a Campground Cabin.

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CowgirlCreations

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Laid back campground. Very low water pressure and weak wi-fi if far from office. Not many amenities. We camped at Arkansas River Rim Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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