6.3 Average
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Royal View Camp Resort

Canon City, Colorado


43590 W US Highway 50
Canon City, Colorado 81212
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 48
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 38.49814
Longitude: -105.34876

Elevation: 6247' (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 ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • 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 yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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14 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

This park is run by a lunatic. I watched this man target and harassed a young family and their children with the help of 4 of his employees. One of the employees later apologized to other customers and admitted that the owner was wrong but there was nothing he could do about it. All because the young girls did not follow one of his 1000 rules that all benefit him and not you. Avoid this place. The owner has anger problems and is full of hate that if he targets you and your family will be on display. If you have a short fuse, then this guy will provoke you and will get you to something you will regret so he can profit off of it. The local police tell people to avoid this place because of the owner, and that is exactly what you should do. You have been warned. READ ALL THE REVIEWS ON ALL THE SITES. There are some scary stories about this guy out there dating back to 2009. He wants older folks who stay inside their campers all day. This place had a really odd environment, and you could tell most of the weekend guests were terrified to talk loud or use any of the equipment out of fear of dealing with the owner. If he is mentally capable of bullying little girls to the point they break down and cry, he is capable of just about anything. We camped at Royal View Camp Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Stay away from this place if you are young and have a family. The owner hates kids, military, police, dogs, and anybody who is trying to enjoy themselves. He absolutely believes that staying at his campground is a privilege and he is the king. He is not there to make your stay enjoyable. He is there to take your money, observe your families and find a reason to have you removed and keep your money.

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

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

No Refund- Staff has No personality- WiFi will not work with a Mac-Apple. No Cable-No Antenna Signal, Washer and Dryer are apartment size and the dryer very Small- $2.50 to Wash $2.35 to Dry. If you want to use their showers you must buy tokens and your time is limited, as they have to truck up their water. Fire Pits but the winds are so strong we were afraid to start a fire. You must pay Up front before you an reserve your sites. We were meeting family in their RV for a week in the Colorado. With No amenity we wanted to move-but there is no refund . My question to Them was what if there was an emergency and I had to leave? He just looked at me and grinned. Worst experience camping . We camped at Royal View Camp Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

only good thing was royal gorge was three minutes down the road. Colorado springs area was 45 to 60 minutes each way.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Don't remember exactly what I paid or what site I was at. The site was very small but clean except for the stinging or biting ants with their mounds. Pool was closed for some reason. Internet and Wi-fi was barely working not worth the effort of trying after a while. Other campers were nice but we had to whisper and stand in a certain spot. The view was nice but the owner is not. He made this my family's worst campground experience ever. Read the reviews!!! We went some where else will never go back to his campground!!! We camped at Royal View Camp Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
not sure
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my travel trailer
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The train ride was great. The gorge is awesome

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

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

The place was nice and clean. The owners of the campground were VERY unpleasant. We will never camp here again and we would not suggest this campground to anyone. We camped at Royal View Camp Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 118
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Can't remember the exact price now, but I think for two nights it was somewhere between $90 and 100. Other than our site being very unlevel, the campground was OK, except that the driveway lanes were way too narrow. When we mentioned our difficulty getting in to the owner, he got really mad and told us he would refund our money and that we should leave. It was hot, we were already settled in, and my husband was too tired - otherwise, I would've been out of there in a heartbeat, no matter how hard it would've been to find another place on a Friday night! The owner is the reason for the "1" rating and why we would NEVER even consider staying at this campground again and cannot recommend it to anyone else!! We camped at Royal View Camp Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Unless you have "perfect kids and pets", I would give this park a pass. The hosts were unfriendly, unhelpful and super rude. The hosts gave the impression of instantly disliking us. We spent the entire week trying to avoid them so as not to give them reason to kick us out. Husband had to listen to a 15 minute lecture on the rules which sounded more like the reasons we are looking for to kick you out while the rest of us were stuck outside waiting in the truck. We were afraid to let our kids have fun and have our dogs walk past other dogs. To keep this short, I would only recommend this park to couples without kids, dogs, or barking dogs. We camped at Royal View Camp Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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

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

Unfriendly to us and our friends, not pet friendly. Went across the street where they were exceptionally nice. We heard there have been many negative reviews about this place. Will NEVER stay again. Would not recommend it either. We camped at Royal View Camp Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Boy, we are very sorry that we didn't read the reviews about this campground. We certainly wouldn't have wasted our time or money. The owners are extremely unfriendly and controlling. The LONG list of rules is read to you like you are in elementary school. The only thing missing is the owner asking you to memorize the rules. It took fifteen minutes to check in and over half of that was about the rules. Don't do this: over and over. We should have left then and gone across the street to Prospector's RV Park. Every time we drove by Prospector's our kids wanted to go play there on the bounce trampoline, sprinkler/water play area. (We ended up going over there and paying to use some of their facilities (pedal cars, pool & trampoline) so the kids could have fun.) Royal View campground is not kid friendly. The pool is freezing cold, Wi-Fi is available if you have 20 minutes to log on just to check your email. The minature golf took the kids 10 minutes. The kids have to be with you at all times and don't even think of breaking the rules. A family next to us was kicked out by the police because the owner felt they were being disrespecful. Save your money and stay across the street if you have kids or pets. We camped at Royal View Camp Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Booking Fees Held Hostage and $50 Nuisance Fee were the first indicators that this may be an unpleasant place to stay. Shortly after booking and paying for a premium site online for a 2 night stay, we discovered that there were wild fires in the area that had actually resulted in closing this campground down. So we immediately attempted to contact the campground in order to cancel our reservation. After two or three days, we were finally able to get in contact with the owner. He told us that he could not guarantee that the campground would be open for the days that we had booked online, that he would not refund any of the prepaid camping fees, that the wild fire was out and the swimming pool was blue. So we decided to go ahead and stick with our original plan. The campground did reopen just in time for our stay, but the wild fire was not out; it was only "contained" with many areas near the campground off limits and patrolled by troopers. Needless to say, use of the fire ring, which was the distinguishing feature of our more expensive premium site, was banned due to the still burning wild fires in the area. And this camp "resort" charges you to use their showers. When we arrived, the owner made sure to reread most of his overzealous rules back to me. His rules included a provision to charge a $50 Nuisance Fee and ejection from the campground without refund if we broke any of his rules. These rules included a 5 mph speed limit along an empty quarter to half mile gravel road from the main road to the camping area; no child 17 or under in pool without a parent/guardian; no unattended pets; no pets with bad manners; no leaks; elbow attachment required for sewer line; etc. The owner takes these rules very seriously and in talking with another camper, I found out that the owner's wife had actually chased down one camper to their campsite and chewed them out for going a little over the speed limit. The owner had made a point about the pool being blue when we attempted to cancel our reservation and it was advertised as a heated pool. Unfortunately the owner kept the pool closed most of the time and pointed at the clouds in the sky as his excuse to not open the pool. We did finally catch the pool open on the second day and it was a disappointment. The heated pool with the blue water was very cold and the water was cloudy. The wireless signal was almost non-existent at our site and was so slow as to be almost unusable where there was sufficient signal strength. The owner said that internet access was via his satellite dish which had minimal bandwidth. He explained to me that when you fly you may get "free" peanuts, but some folks are still be upset if they can't get crackers. So I guess he thinks of his "advertised" wireless internet access as a "free" service to the campers and we should not complain if it is too slow to use? If a feature is advertised, then the cost of that feature is built into the price and is not free. The pet area had a dead rat in it. The miniature golf greens had rocks scattered on them. All of our complaints can be resolved with new management or a new management approach. It is extremely rare for me to post a poor review, but this experience was a very ugly blight on our family vacation. Overall and excluding the management deficiencies; the campground is nice, clean and has plenty of amenities to keep the children busy. We camped at Royal View Camp Resort in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

My experience at Royal View Campground was absolutely miserable. If you are thinking of camping in the area of Canon City, don’t stay there. Unless you want to be lectured to, have the rules read to you after you just read them (like you are a child), even get yelled at for minor offenses like having your pet on a 10 foot leash instead of a 6 foot as specified in their rules. The owners have the property up for sale, and you can tell by the poor customer service they are just plain burned out. We camped at Royal View Camp Resort in a Tent.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

I agree with the previous review. That owner was obnoxious with his rules, and it made our outing less fun. Camping isn't just for old people,and they like to see families having fun. We couldn't let our 16 year old be at the pool alone with his friend? Get serious. The only worthwhile tip is this- send one member of your party to the royal gorge before 9am, and get your early bird tickets for ten dollars, you can go whenever you want during the day, and it saves a ton of cash. Now you all have that tip too, and you don't have to put up with that guys rudeness. We camped at Royal View Camp Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We had a premium site which was more than adequate for our motorhome. It was clean, had a unique look and an amazing view. The grounds were crushed rock, 1-2 shade trees per lot with plenty of space. We were thrilled to be in Canon City for our family rafting adventure. Unfortunately the campground is NOT family or kid friendly as the owner has created an atmosphere which is extremely rule bound and tense. I wonder if the previous reviewers that rated this campground so positively had children because the owner clearly does not have any or do they like them. When myself and our family friend checked in (all kids and spouses stayed quietly in campers), I felt like I was being disciplined by a strict principal in that we were read a list of rules and told we would be 'talked to' if we did not comply. In addition, the owners girlfriend felt the need to tell us that our children are our responsibility and not to expect any childcare while we went rafting. I think my jaw fell open and I wasn't sure if she tried to make a joke. It is very difficult to read faces that show no emotion. She was very serious and I only wish I could have replied with a comment but I was so shocked and insulted by the stupidity of that statement. It is very disappointing that a campground with great potential be restricted by such unfriendly and inflexible owners. In fact it was more than disappointing to have travelled over 1100 miles, to our furthest point south, to be greeted in such a rude manner. We have camped in many campgrounds and never have we met more unfriendly hosts. We camped at Royal View Camp Resort in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 63
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Price too high for a campground that offers so little. The pool was the only thing going for it yet did not have enough water to let the skimmers get rid of bugs. Customers do that themselves. There was no TV, the internet useless. The owner gave the usual, "there's nothing wrong with it, I use it every day myself." To add to this, our cell phone with zillions of little people running around to keep up the connections, had no service. Overall, I wouldn't stay there again. We camped at Royal View Camp Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

We visited this campground looking for a good RV park for our 43' motorhome. We did not stay here because the manager (we'll call Mr. T) was so rude, unfriendly and acted like he was so "disgusted with the world," we had to walk out. We also were told he (the park) has a Very Strict Cancellation Policy of 15 days cancelling. Watch out if you decide to cancel within the 15 days! He's unforgiving! On the flip side: This is the nicest park in the Canon City area. Most other parks only have 30 amps, no shade and unlevel sites. At least at this park, there's some shade and full hook-ups with 50 amps. So if you don't care about his attitude, then this is the place to stay. We camped at Royal View Camp Resort in a Motorhome.

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