18 Parks near Canon City, Colorado
Cañon City, CO 81212, USA Canon City, Colorado 81212 (map) | (866) 341-7875
Sites: 129 | Latest Rate: $14.00 | 11 Reviews
Jul 2016 - $14.00
We just spent three nights at Echo Canyon and had a great time!
Our site had no shade trees, but was very large, although the neighbors on two sides were very close, and even though the site wasn't level, it only took a couple of extra minutes to get set up.
We were not looking for swimming pools and hot tubs . . . just a nice place to spend a few days relaxing.
And that is exactly what we did!
The highway and the helicopter noise didn't bother me in the least.
The WiFi was great for checking email, but not good for trying to stream movies, TV, or music. But really, I've never been to an RV park that can handle that kind of stuff on their WiFi.
Next time we go to the Royal Gorge we will stay at Echo Canyon again! - John_D
Jul 2010 - $27.00
I will start with the positives first. The hosts are very nice people, you can see some of the Royal Gorge bridge, not far from Royal Gorge Park and Buckskin Joe, and there is some space between the sites. Negatives: The dog leash rule is not enforced by the hosts. While here a group of people camping never had their dogs on leashes. The owners saw this and at one point the smaller dog wandered up to hosts home and hosts brought the dog back asking if dog belonged to them. When told yes, NOTHING was said to them about keeping dogs on leash! Not safe for other people or dogs no matter how friendly the dogs are. WiFi was close to non-existent. Never got above low or no connection even going to pavillion close to dish. The bar across the street has a live band on the weekend and music goes until midnight. Across the street is the helipad for the helicoptor tours. On good days it doesn't stop. Unless you have your own satelittle you will not get TV reception. The sites are decent size but not level so bring blocks and it is dirt with some gravel. If you are close to the road you will definitely have road noise. The campground is for sale so I would not expect improvements. - petpeople
Apr 2010 - $30.00
You can see the Royal Gorge bride from the camp. Park has a nice hostess and host. Does have WiFi, but it's a bit weak when more than 300 feet from office. Sites are decently level, but relatively close together. - stetwood
Jun 2016 - $35.00
This is an older park, but the new owner is working daily to improve things. He has lots of plans to get it to top notch. There are lots of things for children to do at the park. We are planning to stay here again. The sites are gravel but level and plenty long for a big rig. A water park and a large bounce ring for kids. Fire pits for every site. - jhowell
Oct 2015 - $35.00
We do not understand the good ratings of this park. We have traveled in our RV all over this country. This is perhaps the worst place we have stayed.
First, the permanent resident RVs are in horrible shape. Junk outside of them and plastic covering roofs and windows. Second, the "hired hands" looked like they were on drugs. We were concerned about leaving our RV there while we were out doing tourist stuff. Third, every time either of us went to the restroom, one or more of the toilets were plugged. Fourth, there are weeds and "stickers" everywhere that stick to our dog.
Needless to say, we do not recommend this park. - Rambotbm
Aug 2015 - $40.00
It was really hard to navigate at night on arrival. The new owner was given more to deal with then he expected and knows some of the issues and is going to fix them. Including signage. Overall we had a good experience. The kids loved the playground, little go carts and pool area. There is some work to be done but I think by next summer it will be a really fun camping spot. - Leigh C
Sep 2015 - $35.00
Made this two week reservation back in February 2015 for our 42' 5th wheel to ensure a nice, shaded pull through when we arrived. Owner promised to give us what he claimed was a great spot. When we arrived on the appointed day, he had given that spot away and we ended up in a sunbelt spot with temps in the 90's on some days. The park has no cable TV or over the air channels available so be aware. The WIFI works pretty well and the pool is very refreshing. The sites have ample gravel and are pretty level. The access roads in and out are gravel but wide enough for big rigs. Wish they could have done without all the speed bumps though. Park is quiet at night. - DIXIEDUALLY2013
Jul 2015 - $40.00
Great park about 1/2 mile off Hwy 50, some highway noise but not bad. Campsites are clean and fairly level with a majority of pull throughs, lot of tree shaded lots. Camp ground is a few miles from Royal Gorge and 10 mile west of Canon City. Our trip to Pikes Peak was about 60 miles +/-. There is a short trail behind the office that affords a great view of the Royal Gorge Bridge in the afternoon sun. Pool was well maintained and nice for an afternoon swim . - Trainut
Jun 2015 - $34.00
We liked the park. We had very little leveling, it was all gravel some shade picnic tables and some sites had fire rings. They had a pool and a putt-putt park, a place to play horse shoes and basketball. You could see the royal gorge from the hill behind the office the host was very informative and helpful. They also have a fenced doggy play yard. We camped for two days and would of stayed longer but had to head home. - cindy coffey
Jul 2016 - $45.00
I think the owners out a lot of work into this park and it shows. Best wireless we have seen, but make sure to ask which wireless your spot should use.
We had to switch sites because while our site was advertised as good satellite, it's only good if your dish is located on the front. That said, the owner was so accommodating! The site we stayed at was double (almost triple) of other sites and this is one site that truly is big rig friendly.
My recommendation would be that when you book your site, be specific about your needs and they will do their best to assign the right spot for you.
There are a few items that impacted the "9" rating instead of a 10: it is extremely far from Colorado Springs proper, no grass whatsoever (tough for dogs, even with a dog run which is dirt), the water pressure was very low, and the lack of cell service. The owners couldn't help the first and last issues but with the latter, it is a known issue and would've helped knowing about it when we booked. There were workarounds with the latter but we spent a couple of hours getting Skype working (wish we actually read these reviews first and we could have set up at our leisure rather than spending it right after driving and setting up). Others in the campground were actually complaining about AT&T when I went in to ask about the same.
Again, it taught us to be very specific about our needs before arriving rather than assuming based on reviews. - Kamnel
Jul 2016 - $47.00
beautiful place, trees, deer, rabbits and very friendly people. Site great, wifi great, cable good. would stay here again. - kimble
Jul 2016 - $47.00
This has to be one of the nicest parks we have been to, beautiful landscape sites, long and wide so not to feel like you on top of your neighbor. A bit of a ride to Colorado Springs and attractions but for us it was worth it, especially after seeing some of the rv parks in the town area. - DBLR
May 2015 - $30.00
We're here over Memorial Day weekend and arrived here with a few surprises because the website sells the place pretty well. The dirt road getting back here is super washed out and tricky for any low clearance trailer, car or camper. We arrived late and there are virtually no lights here nor was there late arrival information. We just picked a spot and hoped for the best. There is little grass, mostly dirt. The "solar heated pool" was not open. And we expected to be able to hike or walk the fossil area, only to find out after arrival this requires an escort and there is a fee. Another drawback were the "long term" campers, although the place was cleaner and more tidy than other campgrounds with tenants. The people working were kind enough to not charge for our first night late arrival and seemed overall pretty nice. If you're looking for a place to park, hang out and maybe hit the hills, this is probably your place. - kpieper876
Apr 2014 - $14.00
Price is based on the full-hookup monthly rate. If you are looking for continual activities, water park, playgrounds, and miniature golf, this may not be the campground for you. If you are into quiet laid-back mountain views with plenty of trails to stroll among Rocky Mountain junipers and pinion pines, this unique family-run campground on a working ranch might well be just what you are looking for. The local birds include several varieties of hummingbirds, scrub jays, mountain chickadees, canyon and spotted towhees, and pink sided and red backed juncos. Nearby fields are alive with prairie dogs, mountain bluebirds, and the occasional road runner. The campground is well laid out with small trees near most campsites. The bathroom/shower area is clean and inviting as is the pool that is heated by a solar array. Well-behaved, non-aggressive dogs are welcome. Satellite television works well, the Verizon hotspot has no signal, but the camp Wifi is sufficient for browsing and emails. Phone signals are iffy but our Wilson signal booster gives a reasonable signal on AT&T phones. This is the high desert on a working cattle ranch so there may be some dust at times and a few cattle might wander through the campground. They are gentle beasts that add to the ambiance of the place without paying much attention to the campers. The a mile long dirt road once you turn into the ranch gate is a bit bumpy but easily managed by any size rig. We’ve camped throughout the United States and this particular campsite in this campground ranks among the top 3 campsites that we’ve occupied in our travels. We would definitely come back if we are in this area again. We are camping here in a travel trailer. Our original intent was stay here for the month of April, however, we’ve liked it so well we have extended our stay through the month of May. Still here enjoying springtime in the Rockies! - Kate
May 2011 - $29.00
Advertised as having Wi-Fi but it was not available and this was one of our reasons for choosing this park. The staff was friendly and helpful, but since Wi-Fi was a requirement for us (cell phones did not work either), we chose not to stay the full month as we intended. While this park was pet friendly it was almost too friendly. Dogs were off leash and were not picked up after which spoiled the surroundings. It is remote and quiet and has a beautiful pool. - snarkey
Cripple Creek, Colorado (map) | (719) 799-6805
Sites: 78 | Latest Rate: $50.00 | 16 Reviews
Jul 2016 - $50.00
Glad we had GPS. A little difficult to find. I was worried about staying here based on reviews. Yes it is a dirt road up to the park, but pretty level. Sites are terraced and a little tight. We were able to manage ok with our 36 foot MH. Our site was level but the side was very uneven. We had trouble sitting in a lawn chair. The views were great and made up for alot of kinor inconveniences. The dog park is nice but scattered with droppingss from inconsiderate owners.
Staff is very nice and accomidating. We were pleasently surprised with this campground. Only issue was the altitude. It is just over 10000 feet and we had some trouble breathing (not their fault). We will stay here again. - sfretts
Jul 2015 - $56.00
This KOA is on a very steep hill. Not Big Rig Friendly as we have a 40 ft RV. Right when you turn off the pavement the KOA road is so full of big pot holes that we just about dumped all our cabinets. The road is rough long and steep. Hard to park and find a level site. I would not recommend this KOA and I would not stay again. - Matt Wilson
Sep 2014 - $57.00
This is our second time staying at this RV Park. It is the only nice park in Cripple Creek area. The owners are new this year and are very friendly and helpful. The sites are on a hill which does make for a good view but we had to try two sites to get a level one. Because the sites are on a hill the rain has washed the roads and there were large ruts in the road. It would have been helpful if they had been graded since we all have RVs and bumpy roads are not good for RVs! There are some nice cabins on site and covered picnic areas for tent campers. - D Seifert
Jul 2016 - $52.00
This park is well kept and clean. Sites and roads are all gravel. Some sites have nice concrete slabs for picnic table. Staff was always friendly and helpful. There is no over-the-air television, nor cable so you are dependent on your own satellite service. There are trees but very few shaded sites. We had lots of wind anywhere from 10-30 mph so rarely were able to keep our patio awning out. Canon City is 7 miles away. - User1828
Jul 2016 - $51.00
This is a very nice campground with gravel roads and pads. It has a huge entrance right on US 50, and is close to Royal Gorge and about 8 miles from Canon City and shopping. We had a nice premium back-in site with a concrete patio, picnic table, and fire pit. While the site was long enough, we had to be careful of the log marking the site in back when we leveled. The park has wide roads which made navigation easy, and no large trees to interfere with satellite. We found the wifi to work very well for us. We will stay here again if we are in the area. - SMorin
Jul 2016 - $52.00
A great facility close to town and very near the Royal Gorge. Large sites, level, clean, excellent electric, water and sewer. They wipe down the picnic table as each new camper moves into their site. Great views of the surrounding mountains. We will come here again. - John and Carol
Jul 2015 - $36.00
We have stayed at Lost Burro many times and will likely stay here again. Staff does keep the grass mowed, restrooms clean and grounds up well. Wi-Fi worked OK for checking mail, no AT&T cell service in most of the park. We stay here because the other campgrounds in town are in the open and not particularly inviting. While out of town a bit, you are close enough for the gaming, restaurants, and entertainment in Cripple Creek. Now the bad. This reason for my low rating is the large number of derelict looking units and full timers, some with messy campsites, staying here. Much of the park simply looks shabby as a result. - Paul Gavin
Jul 2008 - $30.00
Nice park and friendly staff. We will stay again. - grin
Jun 2008 - $24.00
Disappointed in looks and layout of park. We thought the sites would be more secluded but all were wide open and close to each other even though not in rows. Several permanents RVs there that were trashy looking. Most sites are electric only, but they have a dump station. Many dogs barking, some off-leash. Interior roads are red dirt, slippery, and rough. Our site was impossible to level, as were others when we talked to other camper. The GOOD: very clean showers and bathrooms! They have a delicious BBQ dinner on Saturdays and it is a very good deal. - number one
Jul 2016 - $29.00
$29 dollar rate is weekly w/ 50 amp full hookups. Extremely friendly staff and plenty sufficient non-resort campground. Short gravel drive to sites which are not large, but quite adequate - easy drive in and easy drive out. Power / electrical voltage excellent. Water very good and not hard. Bath house clean according to my wife's high standards. No real amenities other than excellent basics. Would not hesitate to stay here again. Stayed here a week in our 40' motorhome to explore Cripple Creek and surrounding area. - God Bless America
Aug 2012 - $25.00
While the area around Cripple Creek is interesting to explore and of course the gambling can be fun, the Campground itself is nothing special. The Pros are the location and the friendly people in the office. The Cons were the unlevel sites, locations of the hookups being right next to the rickety picnic table and close proximity to the next unit. Its definitely not the worst place, but far from the best. - sl11744
Aug 2011 - $24.00
The previous reviewers are spot on for most of the details. FWIW, the spot they assigned us wasn't large enough or level enough for our 40' coach so we chose another site. It worked out fine, but we had to use our spare leveling blocks under the front tires to keep from "hanging" them from the leveling jacks. If possible, stay in sites A1-A4 if you can, they have the best view of the not so distant mountains. This is a great place to visit, but mostly for the wonderful things to do while in the area, not necessarily for the campground. There was much to see and explore and we had a grand time in Cripple Creek. We'd would stay here again as the alternative nearby was much more difficult to enter and to get set up at. - mackerman
Jul 2016 - $49.00
Stayed two night here. Very friendly staff. We had a patio spot which is the largest spots they have. Had no problems getting in as these are pull thru. 50 app site with table, propane BBQ and fire rig. Found it to be very quiet. WI-FI and Verizon service was great. Lots to do if you have kids along. Pool, horse shoes, go cart track , plus looked like they had a hay ride also. I would stay here again. - Kempscamp
Aug 2015 - $33.00
Stayed at this park for only one night. Found this campground and owners delightful. Would highly recommend anyone traveling in the area stay here. Great place. - Chris C
Jul 2015 - $69.00
We stayed in a cabin this time. The hot water did not work and the staff said that's as hot as it gets...barely lukewarm. Grounds kept clean but it's just ugly out here, very scubby. Camper sites were typical Koa in a close fashion. Pool looked ok. Restrooms were very nice. - MeetTheGriswolds