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Snowy Peaks RV Park

Buena Vista, Colorado


30430 US Highway 24
Buena Vista, Colorado 81211
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 86
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 38.86049
Longitude: -106.14558

Elevation: 8035' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access no

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

If you are staying here for the first time, and your stay is short, you may think that Snowy Peaks is overrated and overpriced; that you can find something better in the area. If you stay longer you might change your mind. The place grows on you. It's not fancy, but it's functional and the location is fabulous. Everything is gravel and it can, at times, get a little dusty. The sites are level, but they're not roomy. When the park is full, which it usually is between Memorial Day and Labor Day, your neighbors will be close at hand and you'll likely share your yard/picnic/fire ring area with them. The four private bathroom/showers are a little tight but clean and functional. The laundry is serviceable but a bit cramped. The WiFi is spotty and slow when the park is full but improves significantly with fewer guests. Snowy peaks is not cheap. Stay a month and you'll pay north of $40 per night, plus electric. Yet many people come back year after year and stay the entire summer. A primary reason is the location; about a mile north of lovely, downtown Buena Vista on U.S. 24; halfway between Salida and Leadville. If you want full hookups and city conveniences in the Arkansas Valley you will be hard-pressed to find something better than this solid, shady, well-maintained park. Snowy Peaks is definitely worth a try. We camped at Snowy Peaks RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Great burgers and beautiful outdoor seating at House Rock Cafe downtown. The local brewery, Eddyline, has two locations in BV that serve excellent beer and good food.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $56.00
Overall Rating:

Our stay was good. The sites were wide and staff very helpful and knowledgeable about the area. Park is well maintained. All utilities worked great! We have stayed here before and it just gets better each time. We camped at Snowy Peaks RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
49
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

The good. It is in town and the park is laid out well. 42 bucks a night is ridiculous for a water and electric site. Nice people but when you are told there is no discounts because it is "summer", it's time to move on to another campground in the future. There are some good things about this campground, but totally overpriced. They know they can get it. We camped at Snowy Peaks RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
98
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
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:

Get out and explore the area. Town of Buenaventura Vista is very nice.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed overnight and really enjoyed our stay. The park is very clean and well laid out. The atmosphere is extremely friendly and the staff is very helpful. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Snowy Peaks RV Park in a Tent.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

My wife and I have been to this park several times, it is our favorite in Buena Vista. There are lots of trees, the spaces are plenty long, and you are right in the hub of activity for the town. The folks who run the place are very friendly and helpful. We would gladly stay there again, and again! We camped at Snowy Peaks RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Make sure you visit the towns of Leadville, and Salida! You won't regret it.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $51.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed here overnight. Gravel pull-through site was long enough, but tight from side-to-side. In fact, the tree on Site #8 needed trimmed back. The turn into the site was tight and the tree on the passenger side left scratches. Sites are door-to-door facing. Got situated on the site and they only have one 50 amp per the two sites that are back-to-back and the other RV was plugged in. Went to the office to discuss/complain and they have no other sites available, but offer me a Two-30 amp conversion to a 50 amp plug (which was available on the site post) but charges a $75 refundable fee when the conversion plug is returned. Our reservation was made over 2 weeks ago - it wasn't like we just pulled in. I complained enough that they did not charge the $75 fee. Their men & women's shower/restroom up by the clubhouse was a single unit for each, which was too few for this large of a campground. We camped at Snowy Peaks RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $52.00
Overall Rating:

We wasn't happy with this campground. 1st off they make you park your camper near the camp yard and then they don't allow mats etc on the grass. We set up a canopy for shade because the picnic tables are not shaded. They mowed the grass on a day we were gone. We came back to our site and our canopy was removed and place in the gravel drive. A storm had just come through so we were lucky they hadn't mowed our area yet. They left a note on my sisters door about having things on the grass. Nothing in the rules about canopys but they tossed it aside anyway. We had been there several days and they had not said anything about it. We would have gladly removed it for them to mow if they had only asked. Our biggest complaint was our view. We had paid for premium sites thinking these would be the best. Instead our beautiful mountain view was totally ruined by a long row of storage rv's. Many that looked like they belonged in a junkyard. The other side of our site faced the dumpster that had no fencing to hide it. Lastly, don't expect great cable service on these sites either. Half the channels never worked. They are like sorry, not our fault. It's the cable company's problem. Really disappointed in this park and wouldn't recommend it unless just need a place to park. Don't waste your money on these premium sites. We never could figure out what sites they claim to be their luxury sites. We camped at Snowy Peaks RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
61
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

We would have rated this campground higher but a few areas needed improvement, they don't seem to have enough bathrooms for the size of the park, the dump station was too close to camp sites and the Wi-Fi was non-existent from most places in the park (even with multiple antennas). With the dry climate in Colorado you expect the campgrounds to have good roads, there was way too much dust and not enough gravel on the roads. Price point was high and no discounts i.e.. AARP, AAA, Good Sam... We camped at Snowy Peaks RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $73.00
Overall Rating:

We were late and had to stay in their 'Luxury Spot'....truly outstanding. A bit expensive but it had a wooden deck, a gas Bar-BQ and a lovely grass yard with a huge tree. Most lots have nice grass...The park has gravel roads so there is a bit of a dust problem. Some road noise with windows open but the road is not a major road... The staff could not be more friendly and helpful. The Office has some basic supplies, like a micro 7-11...It is very close to the Arkansas River but no immediate access. Minimal Wi Fi...Would stay again (at the same expensive site :) ). We camped at Snowy Peaks RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
54 LUXURY SITE
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

THIS IS LOCATED IN ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PARTS OF COLORADO, ALONG THE ARKANSAS RIVER. KNOWN AS THE SWITZERLAND OF COLORADO THIS VALLEY IS HOME TO SEVERAL OF THE HIGHEST MOUNTAINS IN THE US (14,400 FT IS THE HIGHTEST). ALSO, THE MT. PRINCETON HOT SPRINGS IS NEAR BY AND IS A 'MUST'. THE PARK IS VERY EASY ACCESS OFF OF THE LITTLE HIGHWAY. NO INTERSTATE NOISE!! Only a couple of miles north of buena vista where there is abundant shopping...

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

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

Park is very well kept. It has nice green yards which are well taken care of. Owners and staff are friendly and very helpful. Bathrooms/showers are exceptionally clean. We camped at Snowy Peaks RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
64
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Made us feel welcome. Nice people. Site was level, and it appeared that all of them were... Dog walk area, but a few of the people did not always clean up. Shared picnic table and lawn area.. We camped at Snowy Peaks RV Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
74
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my truck camper and travel trailer (plenty of space)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

This is a fine park. Long sites, wide enough, and green grass at your site. We had a premium pull thru and were very satisfied. There is some road noise with our site 58. Most sites have firepits - if you want one they will make one for you. The WiFi is so so as well as the cable. Picture was not always clear. You can't have everything. The folks running this park are very friendly and most helpful. We have stayed here before and will stay again. The fishing in the area is outstanding. We camped at Snowy Peaks RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
58
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Go to Hi-Rocky for your fishing needs. They also have a good amount of "Colorado" clothing. This store also sells "radio shack " merchandise.

The "City Market" is very good for your supermarket needs. The nearest WalMart is in Salida.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Like other reviewers, I also had surprises. I had campsite 22, it was far too close to highway 24 and was noisy. There was no place to park my truck near the site, so I parked in the road in front of my site like most everyone else did (ok until some one needs to get their rig in or out of their site). I was also very close to the adjacent site and had to move their picnic table to open my slide. I was upset by the owners running their sprinklers - they turned my site into a mud bog and got our tables and chairs soaking wet. There was also no fire pit. On the plus side, the bathrooms are nice, fairly clean, private bath/shower units - but were in short supply, always seemed there were all in use when I went to use one. Based on this stay, I will probably try a different park next time I'm out this way. We camped at Snowy Peaks RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Nice area to stay, suggest an afternoon in old town Salida and the Princeton hot springs.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

Please don't stay here. The spots are very close together. Our spot we were assigned was horrible. It faced the overflow parking lot. (which is not represented on the campground map) It was horrible sitting outside your trailer while people were coming and going only feet from where you were sitting. I will not ever stay there again. Also, they have people living in mobile homes within the park. Many of the people in the travel trailers were long term guest because they had storage sheds next to their trailer. We camped at Snowy Peaks RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 82
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

This is a park that has been around many years with many additions during that time. It has been under new ownership for about 3 years. The general condition of the park is falling off under the new owners. Many of the guests who have stayed all summer no longer are returning. The owners are very nice but are very short on follow-through. It is reported they leave the park as much as 2 weeks leaving with no one in charge or able to handle immediate issues. They have multiple workampers on the grounds, but there is no sense of pride in their work. Any issue that comes up the owner must find and figure it out. One workamper has a bad dog where many people walked their dog resulting in some close calls. A small sign was posted, but you are within that dogs attack range when you could read it and your pet is even less.

Some of the park is many years old when sites were commonly designed for two small RVs sharing a pedestal. There is a 50a plug at each site, but it appears the first person at that pedestal gets the 50a service and the next only gets a 30a plug. These sites share a small grass area that might be as little as 9' wide. There is a newer area that has a single pedestal for the guest as well as a large grass area. They have Internet, but it is slow and unreliable. In our case, it kept kicking us off after about 5 minutes. Verizon and ATT phone service is weak, but texting seems to work better although ATT seems to take much longer to send. Their restrooms are clean, but old and small except in the clubhouse where the 2 showers are much larger. The trees have grown, so many guests use portable satellite dishes on the ground. They have elected to discontinue the recycling activity of the past. We would question whether to return if the park continues to become rundown. We camped at Snowy Peaks RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Old pull-through
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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