8 Parks near Canon City, Colorado
Sep 2015 - $35.00
Although the showers and restrooms were clean and the people in the office were friendly, this place was dusty with horse stables next to us, and a junky camper that looked like a permanent fixture a few sites down. Probably will look elsewhere next time through. - Casita Vagabond
Apr 2015 - $35.00
20, 30 amp outlets were not in good working order. Sewer receptacle was not conveniently located. Small sites. Mainly long term tenants and OLD units. No patio area. - Icfman
Mar 2015 - $30.00
Campground is no frills and very reasonable on a monthly basis. No amenities except for a bath house, which was extremely old and worn but kept very clean. Camp hosts very helpful and friendly. Mostly permanent residents but there are a couple of sites for travelers. - clongest
Cañon City, CO 81212, USA Canon City, Colorado 81212 (map) | (866) 341-7875
Sites: 129 | Latest Rate: $27.00 | 10 Reviews
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
Oct 2009 - $20.00
Very rustic. Sites were not level. Owner was very friendly and accommodating. Would stay there again as the other camp grounds were closed or very over priced. - vwbluestar
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
Sep 2015 - $46.00
This was a great campground, and would do a 9 1/2 if that was an option. We loved our spot, one of the best in the park as luck would have it! Beautiful view at the end of the row. The customer service was over the top excellent when we called to reserve, and when we were there. They led us to our spot, and even cleaned the nice picnic table while we were getting situated -- VERY nice touch!
The two things that stopped us from giving this a 10 are, first; there is room, but no fenced in dog run. It really helps a lot to be able to throw a ball and have your dog off leash in a safe place after long travel day or sight seeing day. Second, their policy is to charge $10 to stay past checkout up till 1:00. When you arrive 4 hours after check in, and want 2 hours after check out (and the space is available) why have a policy to charge more? Many campgrounds do it, but it's annoying. *On a side note, the owner without us asking, allowed us to stay alittle extra for free and we appreciated that.
Wifi worked, like most campgrounds slow at times. Loved our fire pit and nice concrete pad to the side of our RV. We will definitely stay here again when in the area. - Dank
Sep 2015 - $45.00
We had an unplanned visit at this resort. Enroute to Durango from Colorado Springs on the Labor Day weekend, we ran into truck problems; pulled into this campground who graciously gave us a site when they were extremely busy. This campground has beautiful level sites.
The best thing about our stay here was customer service. One of the workers, Clyde, volunteered to follow us into town when we brought our truck to the local car dealer and wait to drive us back to the resort in case we needed to leave the truck there, we did BTW. Not only did he wait for us but came around later to see if we needed anything else. We needed to go into town later to run errands and were going to get a cab; Clyde's wife Becky said no need to, Clyde would drive us, he graciously did.
The service and help we received at this resort was second to none. We will most definitely be back.
If you're looking for a tidy, clean, well maintained campground in Canon City, this is the one to go. - Always Glamping
Aug 2015 - $30.00
After paying for our one night stay, a man in a golf cart very kindly showed us to our site. Even though the site appeared clean, he wiped the table off and helped with backing in. The site was very level with a nice shade tree and the view was great with no road noise. I used the laundromat the next morning which was also clean. We will come on our next trip through Canon City. Thank you. - Thatchbox20
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
May 2015 - $40.00
We did a ton of research reading online reviews and such prior to choosing Prospectors for a family camping trip in the Royal Gorge area. After camping there this last weekend we had no regrets and plan on coming back. Here are three things we think differentiates Prospectors;
1. Actually feels like camping! There are some nice wooded & hilly areas (nothing too steep) with the sites interestingly tucked into the natural lay of the land. It is not just rows of parallel sites. They do have some flat, easy access sites for the big rigs too. They will work with you to reserve the right site for your needs/wishes.
2. LOTS of things for kids to do. There is the famous HUGE jumping pillow (recently replaced with a brand new one!). Our three year old wore out in about 15 minutes of jumping, but had a big smile on his face the whole time. You can get jumping surprisingly high on this thing. Extensive playground had a lot of neat little sub-sections and items to play with. The stationary wooden train was one of our kid's favorite. Heated outdoor pool and water park were still closed for season (it was early May). Really looking forward to coming back to try these.
3. Great vibe from ownership and management! Family run, they are committed to doing everything they can to make your stay special. The manager figured out how to get us cash when we really needed it and had forgotten our pin numbers - THANKS! They are also working hard and using innovative ways (such as camp workers) to continuously maintain/improve the facilities from the run-down condition that existed when they took over the place a year ago. Are they totally there yet? No, but they are making great strides and doing it quickly from what we could tell. This is a place with a positive/can-do attitude that is on the way up. It felt good to support a place like this. - ckrajnik
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
May 2015 - $34.00
Stayed here because it was convenient to Royal Gorge. Could see the bridge from our RV site. We stayed shortly after a snowstorm and the snow had melted but the ground was soft and one of our jacks sunk in about 3 inches. There weren't many people staying there - looked like busy is after Memoial Day. They were painting the pool and there was an attached "amusement park" which looked like it would be open in June. It had some slides and a miniature golf course. Big park with lots of spots. - Hartleyfam
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
Sep 2015 - $25.00
We stayed here in a tent. We were coming from Kansas and needed a place to crash for the night. This little campground was awesome. They are a 50's style campground. They have little pull behind trailers that you can rent, that each have their own decor. I wish we could have got into one of those, but we only needed it for one night and a tent was just fine. The restrooms you walk to, but they are very nice and clean. If we are back in this area we will for sure stay here again. We also got to watch a movie on a screen they pull out at night. This was just a cool, neat little place. - RSR92849
Aug 2015 - $27.00
Not your every day RV park but what a great time, the old trailers from the old days where great and they were all rented out they had many famous trailers completly restored, the sites were level a few weeds and one great view, water, sewer, and electric all worked great fire pit was a plus. The owners are a hoot live on site and work their butts off, fun place would stay here again. - tazman1953
Aug 2014 - $27.00
Our rate reflects our site that had electric only. This campground offers a unique experience that may not appeal to everybody, but it has a lot going for it. The owners live on site, and work very hard to make your stay convenient. They are very knowledgeable about attractions in the area, and will act like a concierge to make your train reservations. The owners have restored several vintage travel trailers, and these are available for nightly rental. The campground has a campy, old-timey feel that appealed to us, but it may not be your thing----hence there are reviews that vary widely. We both took showers, and they were absolutely sparkling clean. Didn't use the pool, but it was across from our site and was crystal clear. There were restaurants within walking distance, and raft trips and segway trips right across the road. The Royal Gorge attraction and bridge was closed when we were there in late August, due to a large forest fire in June 2013, but it was scheduled to reopen on Labor Day weekend, just after our visit. We will surely return to camp here...possibly during one of the "trailer trash bash" weekends. - midcenturynana