26 Parks near Cimarron, Colorado
Oct 2014 - $35.00
Just magical! We had plans to stay over in Montrose, turned around and came back to this awesome campground. The go to place in the fall! Not much going on except an out of the world view, friendly campers and great owners. Who needs TV when the view out your window rocks! If you have a RV but like outdoor camping at its finest without all the extra "features" most RV campgrounds promote - this is your place! - SB RV2005
Jun 2012 - $25.00
First, park is next to highway with a great deal of daytime traffic. It does decrease considerably at night. Having said that, this is a very nice campground with spaces large enough for slide outs on both sides with lots of room between. It is a bit of a tight entry access turn if you're coming from the east, but not too bad if you're expecting it. Small laundry, adequate showers & restrooms. Beautiful views. We stayed for 6 days and would definitely stay again. - the lowdog
Apr 2012 - $25.00
All sites were grass. There were some remnants of very old gravel. I question the number of pull through sites they claim. I could not count them that way. Staff was friendly and helpful. Not really good for big rigs. They said they were mostly a hunting camp. - Dizzy
Jul 2016 - $39.00
The best thing about Pleasant Valley is the location. Each site backs up to the Little Cimarron River, which is just a few feet away, with a grassy area including picnic table and a grill between your rig and the water. The sites themselves are mostly shaded also.
Unfortunately, the park is relatively old, and the owners don't have much of a customer service orientation. Although we had full hookups, the electrical service was only 30 amps, not 50, and this was not mentioned anywhere on their website or during the phone reservation process. In addition, our coach's electrical management system showed we were getting only 102-104 volts at the pedestal, so it kept shutting off our power due to low voltage. When we asked one of the owners about this, she said, "well, I'm not the electric company, so there's nothing I can do about it." True, but not very nice. Although we had paid for a week, we left after one night (and the owner willingly refunded our money for the unused nights) and went to a different park.
Also note that there is NO COVERAGE from either AT&T or Verizon (voice or data) available in the campsite. The store does have free wifi for customers, but it's usable only inside and in the immediate area outside the store. I was able to get AT&T coverage by driving east about 1/2 mile on US 50. For Verizon, I had to drive several miles west to Cerro Summit. - PlanoPilot
Jul 2015 - $36.00
The only reason I gave this place a 5 is that it's small, they have about 6 sites of full hook up and each one is back in to a beautiful river, that makes the stay a little more valuable.
We planned at the beginning to stay for about a week or so but when we arrived we were a bit shocked and decided to start with only 2 nights. It's near a main Hwy, a huge minus for us since you can hear it and it is quit busy, the sound of the river makes it less tolerable, it has tall trees all around and in the late afternoon you can see few sheep, goats and a Llama walking on the other side of the river. WiFi pretty bad and no cell reception (Verizon), it looks very very outdated. More like state parks that you got your basics and that's it. It is family operated and there's fresh baked pie every day, but it's Overpriced. - MikeMayNaama
May 2015 - $34.00
Nice little campground and cabins. It's an older place, but it is very well maintained. The staff was very friendly and informative. There are just ten RV sites. There were only eight working sites, all back-in, but they said there were in the process of converting the first two to pull-through with 50 amp service. The Cimmeron River is right behind the campsite. Nice to hear the rushing water but it would have been better if we could have faced the river. There's a nice pond and picnic area across the river via a bridge. We were here in May, so maybe the "heavy traffic" of US50 was exceptionally light, but thought it was very quite - just the sound of the rushing water. The restaurant has a limited menu, but the homemade pies are great. - AZJeeper
Jul 2011 - $7.00
One of our all time favorites. In the area of the Silver Jack reservoir. 20 miles of gravel/dirt road to get there, but campground is paved. Beautiful groves of Aspen. Water available at faucet, clean vault restrooms. Closest dump station is at Cimarron Visitor Center campground on highway 50, 20 miles away. Access to lots of back country hiking, Jeeping. Price reflects use of Senior Pass. - User2112
Jul 2011 - $6.00
This public campground is part of Curecanti National Recreation Area: Blue Mesa. It is 20 miles east of Montrose. The sites for our 40' motorhome and Jeep were very narrow and short. We fit on #5 but it was tight. There aren't any pull-throughs but there are a few pull-along-side-of-the-road sites. The sites are paved and easy access just off Hwy 50. There is a dump station with water fill. The restroom had flush toilets but no showers. There are some trees. It was a scenic area and there's a very nice short hiking trail along the water at the nearby dam area but you have to drive to it. It was a good overnighter but with our long motorhome we'd probably stay at Elk campground next time. - nbi600
Sep 2009 - $12.00
This is a rustic, small campground that is administered from the National Park Service and belongs to the Curecanti National Recreation Area. The campground is located in a narrow valley, surrounded from steep mountains. There is only one paved loop road. Some sites are paved, some are gravel. Only a few sites are barely long enough for a 40 ft motorhome. Our site was perfectly level. You can only dry camp here, but there is a dump station a few hundred yards away that belongs to the campground. There is no shower. During the day it is noisy from Hwy. 50, but during the night it was quiet. The distance to the neighbors is bigger than on most commercial campgrounds. The price drops to $6 per night if you have a golden access pass or if you are over 62 (Interactive Senior/Access Pass). Unfortunately the campground looks run down, otherwise I would have rated it one point higher. - RVer from Oregon
Aug 2010 - $1.00
We were checking out RV Parks in the area for a future stay when we visited Blue Mesa Point. This place is very run down and unkempt, it looks more like an abandoned campground. It does have a view of the lake, but it is not that close. It is nothing like they advertise. I cannot understand how anyone could give it more than a 2 at best. We would never stay at this park. - Chis
Aug 2010 - $31.00
We stayed at this park for 3 nights and it was great. The area is very nice and the park was clean and the people were very friendly. We had no problems parking there with our bus. Had a great time - 2010traveler
Jul 2010 - $32.00
We camped here with our friends who camped in a tent. We both have kids under 5 and really enjoyed the large meadows and trails. The owners told us about the Jr. Ranger program at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison and Curecanti. The owner has a big lovable black lab, which has given all of our kids puppy fever. We also rented a boat at Lake Fork Marina which is about 2 minutes from this campground. We stayed for 3 days and it was not enough time to see everything there is to see in this area. This was definitely the most family friendly and open park we've been too do far on our trip. We will camp here again. - Samantha27
Jul 2015 - $20.00
This is a great setting for a park. The sites are spacious. They are electric only sites and although there is a water hydrant, it isn't very easily accessible. We had some water on board so did not use it. Also, if you want a dump station you have to drive about 6 miles west to another park entrance and up a dirt road about a mile. The park is fairly well kept. It is sad to see all the beetle kill that has taken so many of the trees, but there isn't much that can be done about that. Also didn't care for the fire pits which were so deep, you really couldn't feel the heat from the fire. I'm sure this is to protect from wildfires, but just not very usable. - jacknpeg
Jun 2014 - $17.00
Due to beetle kill, the campground has few trees but lots of nice grasses. Nice trails available. Pit toilets, no showers. Nice lake with good fishing but lots of mosquitoes especially in the evening. Found a nice geocache. To see moose, get up early and take the Gould trail that leads to a meadow. No dump station at this campground; one is located at the North Michigan entrance. Be sure to visit the Moose Center...you can hike to it from the campground. - katinfoco
Jun 2013 - $20.00
This used to be a favorite but now the trees are all gone and the service is not what it used to be. Evidently, since the Dept. of Wildlife took over the Colo. St. Parks, sevice and upkeep have gone downhill. The only amenity is electricity and firepits. One outhouse and one water faucet is all there is. We found out from a camper that the fish had all died of winterkill and the DOW had not re-stocked it yet. We won't return! - number one
Sep 2016 - $26.00
Nightly rate does not include daily use fee of $7. We ended up buying the annual state park pass for $70. We camped in Dakota Terrace above the reservoir. Elk Ridge area is higher up on the hill. Our site was a fairly level, pull through with 30amp. Some sites are back-in and some have covered picnic tables. There are plenty of water spigots; they allowed us to fill our tanks. A dump station is available. The campground hosts were friendly and helpful and sell firewood $5 and ice$2 There is a laundromat in the park. The visitor center is nice with lots of info about hiking/biking trails in the park and things to do in the area. This park is a good base for Ouray, Ridgway, Telluride and Montrose. We would camp here again. - mohocamper
Aug 2016 - $26.00
There are three sections at Ridgway, each quite different. Elk Ridge is quite high up and heavily wooded. Dakota Terraces is at lower elevation and mostly grass and small shrubs. Pa-Co-Chu-Puk is a few miles away and is very close to the highway, but has full hookups (the others only have 30A electric). We stayed at both Elk Ridge and Dakota Terraces in our motorhome. Both areas have great views and spacious sites, however we found Elk Ridge to be much more attractive than Dakota Terraces. Unfortunately both these areas had the most un-level sites we've encountered in the more than 100 campgrounds and RV parks we've visited, making it impossible to get level even with many blocks under our wheels. We were also disappointed in the shower facilities. Most electric-only public campgrounds we've visited offer very good free showers, but Ridgway charges $1 per four minutes. We knew this going in, but were surprised how poorly the showers worked, considering we had to pay for them. There was very low water pressure, with several of the showers we tried just drizzling water out of the shower head. To top things off the campground was full of mice during our visit and quite a few made it into our motorhome. We checked with two difference camp hosts and they each said they'd caught more than 30 in their RV so far this season. At Elk Ridge we had very good AT&T data but poor Verizon. At Dakota Terrace both were poor and we needed our booster to get Verizon data to work (we never got AT&T data to work at Dakota Terrace). We found the campground to be beautiful and enjoyed walking the trails and lake with our dog, but the disappointing showers, un-level sites, and mice mean we likely won't return. - LifeRebooted
Aug 2016 - $34.00
Price does not include park access fee of $7 per day.
I stayed here for a week and had to move a few times due to unavailability of a site for the entire stay. Sites are roomy and some are situated so that you have a feeling of privacy. Sites were fairly level. Camp hosts were friendly and helpful.
There is some noise from 550 but it quiets down at night.
Cell phone coverage is poor but it works. My Jetpack worked occasionally. Satellite reception was okay but receiving HD was iffy. - jnateg
Aug 2016 - $38.00
This is a great park to visit Montrose, Ouray, Telluride. I like the layout. Large deep and wide sites. When you sit outside you are not looking at your neighbors sewer line and other hook ups. There is a nice grassy area between you and the other facing coach. The sites are deep so you do not but up against the neighbor on the utility side. The coaches are back to back - no issue with slides looking at each other. Great staff. Only issue is the sites closest to the highway get road noise. The streets and sites are all gravel, but no issue with dust. We will be back and stay longer. - cmwb
Jun 2016 - $38.00
Stayed 4 nights. Very central to see Montrose, Ouray, Silverton, and Telluride. Would definitely stay again. This park is right off Hwy 550 so is fairly noisy during the day. But by sundown the traffic drops to near zero so is great to sit outside and enjoy the evening. We noted 2 negatives. One being the daytime traffic noise, but this could be reduced by requesting a site near the back. The second is that all lots are paired so that you face your neighbor. We just do not care for this layout and would not have stayed here except that since they were not busy they gave us a site with no one on the opposing side. Staff was very friendly, gave us an escort to our site, and checked back after we had hooked up to see if every thing was OK. - HR650
May 2016 - $27.00
We really enjoyed this park. Nice level and long gravel sites. The way it is configured is that you park side to side but not looking into your neighbors rig. Nice size grassy area with picnic tables. The park only had about 10 other people there at this time of year so that made it even better. Wifi was excellent. Only OTA TV and very few stations. The park is about 10 miles from Montrose which is a perfect size town and has everything you would need. Ridgway State Park is 5 miles away and the town of Ouray is about 10 more miles past that. - akeller156
Aug 2016 - $14.00
Elk Creek National Recreation Area (NRA) and Black Canyon of the Gunnison campgrounds no longer grants 50% discounts on all camp sites when using a Senior Access Pass. Instead these parks grant a 50% discount on "non electric" (dry) then tacks on a fixed utility fee. The cost of a camp site with electricity can be up to $14 per night. Still a bargain. I'm sure the fine print has all of the details but I could not find it.
Also be aware that the boat tour on the Curecanti River no longer accepts the Senior Pass. The boat tour cost $24 per person.
Elk Creek NRA has four loops with only loop D having electricity, the rest of the loops have no hookups. All of the interior roads and sites are on asphalt and are very narrow. Loop D also has a concrete pad. The electrical box contains 20/30/50 amp service. The voltage hovered around 117. All sites have a picnic table and a fire ring. Fire wood is not available for purchase within this park.
There are (2) bathrooms within loop D, the rest of the loops have (1). The park does not have a shower room. There are showers by the boat marina and managed by a concessionaire. The cost is $3.00 for 10 minutes. The showers were nasty looking; would not consider using them.
The dump station and fresh water is located just before the kiosk. All of the bathrooms also have a fresh water spigot but you would need a very long hose to reach it.
The sites vary in length and width. Some sites can fit a RV, a tow and a boat. There is also a swimming area just beyond loop B.
The camp hosts enforce the 10 PM quiet hour. We would come back to this park if we were in the area. We have a 32 foot RV. - adsaxs
May 2016 - $9.00
Elk Creek Campground is part of the Curecanti National Recreation Area, and is at the eastern end of the large long and beautiful Blue Mesa Reservoir. The campground is on a long slope ending at the lake some half mile off, and has 4 loops with some 128 sites according to the campground handout map. Loops A and D accept reservations. D loop has electricity. The roads are paved and D has paved sites; didn't go into the other loops. Two bathhouses in D. The D sites vary in levelness and there were 6 pull-throughs out of 28 sites. The area is typical semiarid scrub with long visas. Dump station at the entrance with a nearby water fill. We had senior passes so $9/night. Our campground hosts were very nice and enjoyable. - 210jem
Nov 2015 - $9.00
Beautiful view of the lake. Really nice level sites. The camphost was phenomenal - directed us to the site, helped us locate firewood and told us about the boat tour (highly recommend!). A must stop if you are anywhere near the Western Slope. - Keystone_Traveler
Jun 2013 - $46.00
This CG is now a Jellystone Park campground. Clean facilities and well laid out. Close proximity to Montrose. The hosts went out of their way to include our children in camp activities (hay rides, nature walks, crafts, etc. Very nice people for sure. Clean laundry facilities, showers, and bathrooms. Game room was more my speed- pool tables, ping pong, shuffleboard (not a bunch of video games) kept the kids busy. The pull through sites are easy to get in and out of. Most of the trees are fairly young and will take a few years to provide large amounts of shade. Most of the sites are wide open which was ok. It seems like new ownership and they are working hard (and doing a good job) of keeping the place up. Nice clean playground with picnic areas. Unfortunately a fire ban was in effect so no campfires, but they do have community set ups for it. My only gripe was the pool water temp. I presume it was early enough in the season and they had not gotten the system up and running at full speed. Water temps were 68-69*F. Rather chilly by my standards, but the kids still put up with it. Plenty of things to see in the surrounding mountains, kept us busy for a week. Would come here again. - scottykrug
Jul 2012 - $37.00
Friendly staff, clean bathrooms and showers. The pool and hot tub were also well maintained. We stayed and attended the Night Vision festival in Olathe, CO. We will stay again for next year’s festival. Rate was with AAA discount. - Bayfield Family Campers
Jul 2010 - $31.00
New owners trying very hard to improve this park. From long term residents I understand that previous owners let the park deteriorate badly. We found the owner to be friendly, the sites were very large, WiFi worked, got a few local TV stations using our rig's antenna. Conveniently located for anyone who wants to see Ouray, Silverton or Telluride but doesn't not want to take their big rigs to those locations. We hope that the new owner is successful in building back the clientel who used to enjoy this convenient location. We would stay here again should we ever return to the Montrose area. - lonroberts