Buena Vista, Colorado

Buena Vista KOA

Buena Vista, Colorado



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

Sites: 93
Recent Rate: $50 6/2015

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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $2.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 2.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • 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 yes
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 yes
  • 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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • 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) no
  • 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 no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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26 Reviews

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StephenK

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Unless they recently moved the campground, I'm not sure about the "September, 2014". KOA is at the end of county road 302 which is a wide, rut filled, dirt road, quite a distance from the Arkansas river. It is a basic, no-frills campground with a big playground for the children. Kinda' level, gravel/dirt sites, 30/50 FHU, marginal landscaping, token trees but widely spaced and quite long pull-throughs. Over-priced. No pool or spa but there was a game room (we didn't check it out). Dirt roads. Staff was friendly. We camped at Buena Vista KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Buena Vista, Colorado, was born from the "gold rush" which didn't do very well. El Paraiso Family Mexican restaurant highly recommended. Hiking trail at the end of Main Street (moderate difficulty) was fun.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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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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