Buena Vista, Colorado

Buena Vista KOA

Buena Vista, Colorado



Buena Vista, Colorado
Phone: (719) 395-8318

Sites: 93
Recent Rate: $44 9/2014

Latitude: 38.8155776497041
Longitude: -106.091494560242

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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) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • 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 ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • 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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

25 Reviews

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AluminumCloud

Review Count: 78
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites now can be reserved online. The long gravel road to the campgrounds is in many places just 1 car wide and with guard rails along the river, but everyone was courteous and we drove through the 3 tunnels with ease. The pull-through sites are basically wide areas in the road, so we chose a back-in site. Many sites have a tree for shade. This is a quiet campground, with little noise coming from the reservoir campground above the dam. The campground hosts were very nice and as we were leaving suggested other places in Colorado to see and fish. No Verizon phone and MiFi connections. We will return. We camped at Buena Vista KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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AluminumCloud

Review Count: 78
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

The long gravel driveway kept the highway noise to a minimum, so sitting outside was quite pleasant. The roads and sites are all gravel. Our long pull-through site was terraced into the hill with a few others. We did need a couple blocks to level left to right. Larger lower flat sites were also pull-throughs for larger motor homes. Tent sites were close to each other but made private with bushes and trees. Many RV sites had shade, we did not. The bathhouse with old-school showers with double shower curtains were very clean. The campground has only one bathhouse/restroom building. The laundry had 4 top-load washers and 4 front load dryers -and was not busy. The recreation room had a large TV and pool table. Hot free coffee is provided all day long. Nice hosts provided over 15 weekend breakfast choices. Beef brisket dinner was smoked, but cut too thick. Eating at ice cream social and root beer floats were a nice way to wind down watching beautiful sunsets. One evening, a team of horses pulled wagon rides for no cost. We enjoyed driving the beautiful Cottonwood Canyon and fishing along the headwaters of the Arkansas River. Looks like a nice place to enjoy river rafting on the Arkansas and other Colorado rivers. Good Verizon phone and MiFi connections. We would return. We camped at Buena Vista KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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KBernstein

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is under new ownership. This was one of our favorite campgrounds. Then last year, the old staff and owners became unfriendly, the maintenance was not done, and the cleanliness suffered. We actually quit going. Then, in July, the campground was sold. The new owners and their new staff are happy, fun, attentive. Things are being cared for and everything was clean and neat. We will be back!! We camped at Buena Vista KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Always Glamping

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed our stay at this KOA. The staff was friendly. We had a nice terraced pull-through site with a view of the surrounding mountains. The campground was well maintained although a little on the worn side; could do with a little updating and polishing. We really liked it's proximity to town and would not hesitate to stay here again. We camped at Buena Vista KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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John - Tx Hill Country

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

We rarely stay at KOAs, in fact we try our very best to avoid them due to their high prices and usually narrow and crowded sites. However, once in a while it's the best we can find in an area to accommodate our 65' overall length. This KOA has a few water and electric only sites and a few full hookup sites very few of which could handle our length. The interior roads are dirt, but they treat them to keep the dust down. Our site was terraced to the point that we couldn't swing out our large passenger-side bay door, it hit the dirt before it opened fully. There was okay maneuvering room for us but we were near the entrance. The fenced dog run is tiny so don't plan on playing ball with your border collie here. They have six washing machines of which only two of them are hot water, the other four are cold water only and they are expensive - $2.00 for a load. The six dryers are $0.50 for 15 minutes. The laundry room was very clean and the machines were well maintained. There is a rustic restaurant near the horse stables that was open from, I think Wednesday to Sunday, but we didn't have a chance to try it. By the way, the horse operation is operated by a contractor and not the KOA owners. This is a busy KOA in the summer season and you better make reservations or be disappointed. We camped at Buena Vista KOA in a Motorhome.

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Wally & Margaret

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

The 50 amp sites did not work. We had to wait hours until the owner managed to replace the breakers, which had never been done in 9 years, according to him. He blamed our coach for the problem; yet we had no problem at another KOA the day before. The owner was also VERY difficult when we asked if we might stay beyond checkout time. we were told we could not, nor could we park our coach on the very edge of the property and allow the generator to run to keep from losing food in the refrigerator since we are all electric. We camped at Buena Vista KOA in a Motorhome.

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Agile Gal

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Very friendly staff. Beautiful setting with rock formations on the grounds, and awesome mountain views. Nice clean and well-maintained showers. (Though they did run out of hot water one night.). Impressive laundry facility. Some sites have shade. Quiet, with almost no traffic noise from Hwy 24. Staff was very accommodating in helping us find a site with shade and electrical hookups to suit our needs. We camped at Buena Vista KOA in a Motorhome.

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Old Mountain Man

Review Count: 53
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

I like this park and stayed here twice this year. My partner does not like it; something about the way the horses are treated. I don't know anything about horses. The owner is a Texan and his BBQ on summer weekends is to die for. In fact ALL of the fixings at the cook shack are (say this with a Texas drawl) "real good". Spots are wide as are the access roads to them. Most sites share a single shade tree with adjacent site. Wi-Fi and Internet are fine. Good cellular reception. This is not a high-class resort with paved roads for blue-haired ladies. It is an Old West type of place for dudes, 4-wheelers and people who like to put their hiking boots down onto Real Dirt. Excellent place to spend a week if you're an outdoor recreation enthusiast. We camped at Buena Vista KOA in a Motorhome.

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Sphiaad

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

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground is very unattractive with dirt, sand, and weeds. Owner was rude when we were trying to tell him why we were unhappy. Stated he didn't want to "hear any more complaints". He should probably be in a different line of work. We left early and lost the fee for the second night, but would have probably stayed if we had been offered a better site. The only good thing about this KOA is the view of the mountains and the people who work there, with the obvious exception of the ungracious owner. We will never stay here nor recommend it. We camped at Buena Vista KOA in a Motorhome.

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AZSwede

Review Count: 128
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

(Rate reflects KOA Rewards Kard discount) I used to rate this as one of the best parks we have ever stayed; but have to diminish that. The view is to die for; main reason we stay there. The staff was "just OK" - some very good and others with a "could care less" attitude. We used to love their hot tub; no longer there, and we miss it after hikes. Laundry room clean, limited folding table, etc area - and cold water wash only. The thing that got to me was that the sewer for our site was uphill so that I was trying to dump up about a foot! At first the pressure dumped some but could not truly dump the tanks. On top of that they put and extension on it to make it even higher! We would go there again as we feel it still is the best place in town. We camped at Buena Vista KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Ken Trivette

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Nothing but dirt and sage, but the views are the best we have found in a campground in Buena Vista. They only have 1 50 amp, so bigger rigs will have to use 30 amp. No problem with using dish. Sites could be more level. We camped at Buena Vista KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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gamana

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

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a dusty park with very few trees. Most of the sites are electric and water only. The water has an unpleasant sandy taste. There is a horse trail ride center within the campground. The horses are tied up short all day, in a small feed lot, saddles on, in the sun with no shade. They are left in the same feed lot at night. I will no go back or recommend this campground for this reason. We camped at Buena Vista KOA in a Motorhome.

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mikey11

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Amazing location overlooking a couple mountain ranges. The camp really wasn't open, they did us a favor by letting us stay which we appreciate. Great people! The camp store is quaint with all the basics. The WiFi worked well and the electric was good. Great place! We camped at Buena Vista KOA in a Motorhome.

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tabber386

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $51.00
Overall Rating:      

The views of the mountains are spectacular. My cabin looked across the valley and it made it worth it all. Many sites are tucked away among boulders and the few trees. Very rustic, but nice. Also, one of the only campgrounds open this time of the year. The shower rooms were heated and very clean. The host was incredibly nice and helpful. We camped at Buena Vista KOA in a Campground Cabin.

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chili7

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

I echo the review two below this one. Beautiful location, lots of activities and good food. Bathrooms and showers were clean and most of the staff was nice. The female co-owner, however, is overly aggressive, nastily rude and simply should NOT be in this business. When we arrived she was loudly berating a female customer who wanted to exchange sites with another customer and both parties were in agreement. She loudly complained about the extra paperwork, etc, etc. It didn't matter who was in the office, she just kept going. When one of the Dads in our party went to check out the store with his son, the son picked up one of the animal hats and tried it on, she yelled at the kid to put it back. When the Dad explained he was trying it on to see if it fit, she said he had to buy it first. Who buys a hat without seeing if it fits, he asked. You heard me, she yelled back. She left no opportunity to be mean and nasty untouched. As nice as this campground is, we won't be back because of her. She just put a damper on the entire weekend and there are other places in the area with great owners who know how to treat their customers. We camped at Buena Vista KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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