10 Parks near Collbran, Colorado
Oct 2015 - $22.00
We camped at Vega State Park in the Early Settlers CG in August and again in October 2015. This is the only campground in the park with electric and water. It has beautiful views. No trees but the views make up for it. Spaces are nicely laid out. You can ride your ATV right from the campground to some nice public land trails. Bath house is clean and everything worked well. Our friends camped at the primitive CG about 1/2 mile away. They also enjoyed their experience. The primitive CG had trees and very private spots. We will continue to stay at Vega State Park. One note: there is no cell service around the area at all. The nearest place we could get service was about 7 miles West toward the small town of Collbran. - User3442
Jun 2012 - $30.00
We had a very nice lakeside spot with covered picnic table. Fishing was great. Easy access to Grand Mesa. However, the bathrooms were run down and nasty. Showers were disgusting. They were pay showers that liked to take your money. Camp hosts were grumpy. You would think a place without full hook-ups would try to keep the bathrooms in good repair. We were saddened because Colorado State Parks are usually our favorites to stay in. Bring your bird feeders. There are millions of hummingbirds here. - squeek33
Jun 2012 - $24.00
What a beautiful place, it ranks in my top 5 now! With lots of wildlife around, the lakes and the mountains, it is very picturesque. You can see the lake from most sites, as the CG sits up on a small rise above it. Another camper might obscure part of your view but it's still very nice. The fishing is very good here too. There's easy access to the water with a road that goes all the way around, and there are several boat ramps also. With no sewer we had to watch our black tank closely, but the bathrooms are nice if you need them. We saw some awesome sunrises over the lake, as well as plenty of wildlife, including bald eagles. Also, it's amazing how many hummingbirds there are here at this time of year. Bring your feeder and you'll enjoy the show! This park is pretty remote so hit the grocery store before you come, and stock up. It's 30 minutes just to Collbran because the roads are winding and hilly. But it is a really nice little town, though limited on selection. Nearby Grand Mesa is enough reason to come to Vega by itself. It's really beautiful all over the Mesa, with numerous lakes, streams, trails and other points of interest. Vega Lodge, opposite the CG, has a good little restaurant. We ate there several times and had good meals each time. And it overlooks the lake so you'll enjoy a stop there I'm sure. The only negatives are there are lots of chipmunks, some of whom like to explore the inside of your home, and there seems to be a lot of fast drivers going through the CG. Could the rangers do something about the latter? I don't know. We were at the bottom of a hill so maybe folks were just letting it "get away" from them a little bit. But watch your kids and pets. Otherwise I'd say it was a perfect trip for us. - afletch
Aug 2016 - $13.00
Rate is monthly rate divided by 30. This is a bit of a "Party Town" park -- they openly advertise that they are "420-friendly" which does attract a certain crowd. On the other hand, everyone -- staff and guests -- are very friendly and mellow. Lots of cats about, which is always a good sign. With the grocery store in town closed, this C-store is the only place for miles around to buy gas or food, so there is lots of traffic, with concomitant noise & dust. Also, the pull-through sites are NOT LEVEL and leveling is done only with extreme effort. The pull-throughs are also very close together, to the point where slide-outs intrude onto neighboring spaces. These are the closest full hookup sites to the Grand Mesa, and there is also an RV dump for folks returning home from the Mesa. I will definitely stay here again, but not during the hot part of the year: there is no shade except in site A. - Old Mountain Man
Sep 2011 - $35.00
This park's name is accurate - RV CAMP. It's not a resort or even a park because it's pretty rustic. The spaces are nebulous (tough to know if you're really in one), but they give you enough freedom to get almost) level. The surface is occasional gravel with cement & rock fire pits. There were no vacationers while we were there, just workers in the local industries (although they were very friendly. We would stay here again if we wanted to visit the Grand Mesa for fall colors, but I do believe the price is too high for no cable (because you probably won't get broadcast channels). Looks like the park is for sale --I hope the new owners will put a little money into the place and make it a true destination because the Mesa is an awesome place (and there are no full hookups higher on the mountain). - User873
2250 Highway 50 Delta, Colorado 81416 (map) |
Sites: 36 | Latest Rate: $12.00 | 1 Reviews
Jul 2005 - $12.00
Great place to stay, but you will be roughing it. Not to mention the last 6 or so miles of road is a really rough gravel road. You are just a short walk from cottonwood lake or a half mile hike to lilly lake. Great place to trout fish, hike, or bike. This campground is at about 10,000 feet, not a lot of people due to the elevation, no hookups, and the roads to get there. If you want peace and quiet this is for you. - stracker
Aug 2016 - $8.00
One of the nicer USFS campgrounds on the Grand Mesa. For one thing, you don't have to drive for miles on rough road to get here; the entrance is off of a paved highway. Unfortunately, the State of Colorado made the Forest Service turn off the water, and you have to drive to Jumbo Campground to get water. No sewer available anywhere on the Grand Mesa. All but two sites are shaded and several will take a big rig but watch for branches. Sites are gravel/dirt, some easily leveled some not. Several hiking trails including a short one over to the Forest Service Visitor Center on the other side of the lake. Reasonably quiet except that the regional manager lives there and generates a lot of traffic. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and will be back. - Old Mountain Man
Oct 2015 - $26.00
Stayed here for about 10 days. Campground is quiet and the electrical does not work at several sites, so check power before setting up. This park was expanded for all the oilfield workers during the boom. Now the boom is over and they seem to be trying to make it a nice park again after neglecting it for several years. Our site was paved and pretty level. Plenty of room to set up. The laundry is ok. Equipment is old and 2 of the dryers seem to have been used to dry clothing that had been oily. If you pick your dryer, they work fine and don't damage clothes.
I would stay here again, but wish they offered a discounted weekly rate or passport America. Golf course nearby is wonderful and the views are very nice. Hope they continue to improve the park. - Mgtann
Mar 2009 - $30.00
We are not RV-ers we are Pipeliners, so we travel full time living in our RV. We stayed in Battlement Mesa for 8 months. This Park was one of the better parks that we have ever stayed at. It was clean and well kept. The lots were fairly large. The lots are all paved with gravel surrounding, however they did have some large grassy spots in the park and there were a few play grounds within walking distance. The laundry facilities were a bit undesirable (small & unclean). We had to travel to Parachute to find a decent laundr-o-mat. Everything else seemed to be very clean and the lawn was mowed regularly. The parks tenants are mostly long term and it isn't as friendly to overnight users, but they can still be accommodated. The very best thing about this park is that there aren't park employees and managers in everyone's business all the time. It is very private and you can live as you please without being harassed. However if you do have a problem or are creating a problem, it will be taken care of promptly by the city of Battle Mesa. (The city owns the Park). - sds7175
Jul 2014 - $12.00
Stayed at Jumbo C.G. three nights. Best campground on the Grand Mesa for rigs over 30 feet. Quiet black top circular drive, and large tent pads at each site. A screen tent is definitely in order, as the mosquitoes are a real nuisance. But after all, this is the Colorado high country (over 10k ft elevation) with over 300 lakes. Beautiful Mesa Lakes within walking distance, lots of fishing and hiking trails, camp hosts friendly and helpful, and The Grand Mesa is magnificent!! - grizzly0099
Aug 2012 - $22.00
This is a national forest campground, make reservations at www.recreation.gov. 21 sites with electric, 5 without. Water available but no hookup. No sewer or dump station. Vault toilets. Absolutely beautiful location at 8000 feet elevation. Lakes all around with good fishing. Sites are neat with picnic tables, some with shade. Cell phones work. Warnings about mosquitoes but we did not experience them at this time of year. Would definitely return. - JEMc
Jul 2011 - $18.00
The CG is just above 10,000 feet so if you're not accustomed to this elevation you best be aware of the issues of dealing with it. The lake is great for fishing and has a nice boat ramp. The CG has been around for a good while, but was basically remodeled just two years ago. The sites are generous, but gravel, as is the road into and through the park. The Nat'l forest info/visitor center is about 2-3 miles from this campground (there are several campgrounds in this specific area). At this specific CG only the first 9 sites have electric (ours didn't). The campground host was the nicest man you'd ever meet (we spent about an hour talking to him). This area is good for people that like to fish and mountain camping. It's a climb getting up to this area and a long decline going down, but the roads are good. There are some fruit farms in the Cedaredge area (south of this campground) & we pick up some cherries heading to the campground. We would definitely camp here again, but would prefer an electric site if we went back. Some of the high numbered sites have great views to the south, but no electric at those sites. - Parrothead Mike
Aug 2016 - $6.00
A little-used campground less than a mile up the highway from Jumbo campground, and where Jumbo sends people when they are full. No water in 2016 because a rock fell on the line; maybe they'll fix it some day but this campground has seen NO maintenance in years and is deteriorating. Sad, because it is nice. Lots of pull-thrus, some nearly level and some awful. All sites are shaded with tall trees. Gourmet mushrooms grow in this campground in season, also wild strawberries and raspberries. - Old Mountain Man
Palisade, Colorado (map) | (970) 464-0548
Sites: 80 | Latest Rate: $30.00 | 30 Reviews
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Beautiful State Park. In fact I haven't yet found a Colorado State Park I didn't like. Beautiful nature trail all along the Colorado River. It can get 100 degrees in mid-July but the mesas on both sides help hide the sun earlier and later in the day. Tip: Start your AC early, set it lower to begin with and use your awning. Verizon doesn't work well, but AT&T is pretty good. The restrooms are not as nice as in others, but they are satisfactory. The camp hosts are very nice and friendly. I will certainly return again. Nice relaxing 5 day stay. - Colorado Vagabond
Jun 2016 - $38.00
Rate includes $10 transaction fee for online booking plus $7/night park fee paid upon arrival. They accept credit cards. If you plan to stay at other CO parks, you might consider buying an annual pass.
We had a pull-through site which was plenty long. Sites are well-spaced. Our site had a covered picnic table which was nice because it was quite sunny and warm mid-June.
There is a fishing pond and a (different) swimming pond. The Colorado River runs along the back of the property and there is a nice pathway for walking. The campground is "sandwiched" between two mountain walls and they are beautiful. We're told big horn sheep come down to the river but, sadly, we never saw any.
The good news is that the campground is super easy access off the 70 highway. The bad news is that the 70 highway is also sandwiched between the mountain walls so the noise is pretty constant. It didn't bother us but I could see that it might bother some especially if you're trying to sit outside and relax.
One negative is that a nearby neighbor was pretty boisterous one night until 1am. We were surprised park patrol and/or the camp host didn't shut them down. - GottaGoNow
Sep 2015 - $24.00
The only draw back here was road noise! But, The scenery was incredible, and we got used to the noise. Great location for day trips around Grand Junction. Espesially up to Grand Mesa.
Sites were mostly pull through, gravel. great shelters with picnic tables at most sites. - Jeff Jangerous
Jul 2016 - $37.00
This is a lovely little campground. Geared more for retirees than families. It is small only 17 sites the creek runs along the back of the property. Very quiet. - Randy Debbie
Mar 2016 - $14.00
A real gem in a charming little town. Open, and plowed, all winter; I just finished a 7-month stay. Clean and friendly. Large trees mean you stay cool in the summer and sheltered from wind in winter. Not much highway noise. Decent Internet and plenty of cell signal. Leveling can be a challenge. Wildlife viewing across the creek and sometimes right outside your door. About 20 minutes to the top of Grand Mesa. - Old Mountain Man
May 2014 - $13.00
Rate cited is based on monthly rate. We have stayed here many times before and will again many times more. The location is perfect for access to Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre Plateau, Montrose, Ouray, etc., and the owners are like frosting on the cake -- beyond friendly and accommodating, they make you feel like family. The sites are all shaded, mostly level and wide. Power and Wi-Fi are excellent. Water is the purest we've ever seen, but pressure is high and requires a reducer. - Phil and Peggy