Canon City, Colorado

Prospectors RV Resort

Canon City, Colorado



Canon City, Colorado
Phone: (719) 275-2128

Sites: 137
Recent Rate: $40 5/2015

Latitude: 38.4984827903026
Longitude: -105.348501205444

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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
  • $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 yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • 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 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 no
  • $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 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 yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • 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 yes
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park yes
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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28 Reviews

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ckrajnik

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

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Prospectors RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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      Service

      Campsite

      Cleanliness

Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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cekkk

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Our group spent the weekend here, sight unseen. I'm told the immediately prior owners failed within a year. Also told that it was a great Jellystone park at one time. The pool water, while cold, looked clean. Granddaughter said there were lots of critters, but it is miller season. The jump bladder was wonderful for kids. The meeting room was small but pleasant. I feel justified in saying that the new owners are overwhelmed. They don't understand rigs need to be parked so their hookup points are on the side where the power, water, etc., are. The grounds are in need of extensive grooming beyond just cutting the weeds. The sites were level. Dogs were leashed, save for the owners' which walked about. Folks with cutesy dogs were upset by the burrs, and one of our guys, used to both mountains and desert terrain, got a bad cactus sting. The water system failed for about 18 hours. Prior owners have completely failed to maintain the property, but the current ones have a potential winner. But I would have felt more positive about their chances had I seen a half dozen or more workers performing meaningful maintenance and rehab while we were there. We camped at Prospectors RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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gypsycamper

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Prospectors is one of the coolest parks we've been to. Stayed here a couple months. My son loved the jump pillow, pool, spa and the playground. The park was very clean, big, and spacious. The only issues we had was the Wi-Fi was terrible and there were spiky cactus plants getting everywhere in the RV sticking in our feet, ouch. Still worth it, ha ha. We camped at Prospectors RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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mtnviewoma

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

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is a disgrace....weeds higher than the barbeques...in the driveways, and our "assigned" site had no sewer. There was no one around to help. Our site and brochure were taped to the office door. Women's restroom was locked. I spent at least a 1/2 hour looking for someone to help. A man staying in a van said no one was there today nor yesterday. He tried to call them, no answer. There were only a few people staying in the park. It was a fire hazard, to say the least. So much so, that we and another rig traveling with us decided to leave and find another RV park, even though we'd paid for the first night. It was not worth the risk of a fire from a spark under a rig or anything. Weeds were tall, dry, and it was totally unsightly. The pool had a layer of leaves and tree droppings. No help available. The brochure shows a beautiful park. It was not. I emailed them when we got home asking for a refund of our deposit but have received no word or refund. I'm shocked the county allows them to remain open in that condition. We camped at Prospectors RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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jimgerri

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

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We were quoted a price and when we arrived it was not honored. The bathrooms and shower rooms were filthy. My wife said there was long strands of women's hair on the sides of the shower and the drain was full of hair. She had to pull up a wad of hair so the shower would drain. Will not ever stay there again. Only stayed one night and then moved to another RV park. Staff were friendly but did not respond when told a large black dog was running loose in the park. It was still running loose when we left. We camped at Prospectors RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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c. dishman

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

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice looking campground on a hillside with trees. Nice pool and hot tub. RV spaces are tight. Traffic can be heard all night long going over some type of cattle grate or storm drain grate in the road. Neither myself or my husband got any sleep. We camped at Prospectors RV Resort in a Tent Trailer.

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kmgulf

Review Count: 130
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

The staff is friendly. The park is tight to get into and tighter getting out. Roads and sites are gravel with weeds mixed in. The site that we had was not level, had a slab with table, and fire ring with benches. All needed attention. Power, water, and cell (AT&T) were good. Resort needs lots of TLC. We would look elsewhere next time. We camped at Prospectors RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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SAE

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

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

We love camping here every Memorial Day! We've been coming for the last 7 years and love what the new owners have done with the place. Many needed upgrades were done: bathrooms and showers are cleaner, store is updated and additions to the play areas were made. The kids have a great time here. We usually meet friends here and enjoy it every year. I use a pop-up camper here now, but have tent camped and rented one of their cabins with my family two years ago. The staff is super friendly and helpful. We will return!!! We camped at Prospectors RV Resort in a Tent Trailer.

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BGinBIGD

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

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

Great park for Kids. Lots of activities for them. The pull-throughs are very close together though and not very level, at least for the site we stayed at. The store is well stocked and the staff is friendly. Very close to the Royal Gorge Bridge. I don't think I would stay here again if I don't have the kids along. We camped at Prospectors RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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hotpepperkid

Review Count: 64
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

It says shade sites available, well the trees I saw would not provide much shade. Sites were big enough for the tow vehicle. Wi-Fi worked great. No phone, well at least not Verizon. I think AT&T works, but he let me use the house phone to make a phone call, so that was nice. Verizon works in town which is 10 miles away. We camped at Prospectors RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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mcclung4

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

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Super friendly staff! Lots of stuff to do for adults and kids. Pets were very welcome. We will stay here again and again. We camped at Prospectors RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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lisanna21

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

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our second visit to this resort and it will not be our last. Park is very clean and laid out really well. It is VERY family oriented with tons of stuff to do for the kids. Between the playground, splash pad and jump pillow our children were not bored! This resort has the best store we have come across in the entire state and the staff is extremely helpful. We will definitely be back again. We camped at Prospectors RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Old Mountain Man

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

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

It is difficult to rate this campground because its value depends on who you are and where your spot is. It wasn't our cup of tea, but most people there were thoroughly enjoying themselves. There aren't really any trees to speak of, though some spots are nicer than others. Dust and wind are pretty constant. However, it looks like it might be a great place if you have children with you, but do keep them slathered with sunscreen as there's no shade anywhere. You will also be taking them to the showers frequently to wash off multiple layers of dust. We camped at Prospectors RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Mike & Marcia

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Basic site, friendly people, would stay again if in the area. We camped at Prospectors RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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ColoradoMike

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed the Memorial Day weekend here and really enjoyed it. The site was gravel and wasn't quite level, but was close enough. There was a nice wooden picnic table and a fire ring which were all in good condition. The people were very busy but helpful and got us checked in quickly, then we were escorted to our site. The water, electric and sewer were all in great shape and everything worked perfectly. Note they don't have cable TV and we were unable to get any TV stations, but we didn't come here to watch TV anyway. They had a water park and big play area for the kids (although we weren't traveling with children), but this would be a great place for kids to play. The only reason we didn't mark this a 10 was because there were long term or permanent rigs throughout the park, many with a lot of 'junk' around them, which really took away from the RV resort atmosphere. They have a nice store and now have a small selection of beers, wines and liquor which is nice if you run out as the nearest town in about 8 miles away. Road noise was not bad and we recommend this park to be near the Royal Gorge. We did note that the other parks nearby were not nearly as full as Prospectors so this must the be good park to stay in! We camped at Prospectors RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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