11 Parks near Colorado Springs, Colorado
Jul 2015 - $27.00
My family loves camping in this park . Full hookups, clean, well monitored and maintained. There are nice trails for hiking and picnic areas that even my young children enjoy. The view over the plains is breathtaking. Sunrises are amazing. The site is easy to get to, and there is plenty of room between sites. - Wildcat14
Jul 2015 - $35.00
This is a great park. Very pretty view and sites are spacious. However, the rate was $28.00 a day PLUS $7 a day for entrance into the park. There is also a $2.00 charge to take a shower. There is also a $10 booking fee. The showers were clean. They have a nice laundry which was clean. They have a good play area for kids and plenty of roads/trails if you want to get out and walk. Convenient to everything to do in Colorado Springs. - Liz in Texas
Mar 2015 - $24.00
It was off season so the restrooms were very neglected. Not a very dog friendly park. Other wise nice park lots of trails (no dogs) and very convent to Colorado Springs with good views. - Kevincolorado
May 2015 - $15.00
The Colorado Springs Elks lodge has a 12 electric/water sites located behind the lodge. Six of the sites seem to be occupied by longer term campers. Sites are extremely close together. Big rigs are okay. Camping is limited to Elks members. There is an onsite dump station. The campground fills up in the summer but dry camping is allowed for $5.00 per night. No reservations. On-site campground host. Great location for touring the area. Will stay here again in our motorhome. - lmg
Sep 2014 - $47.00
The park was clean and the staff friendly. Not really a resort, but great location close to all attractions. All services worked as expected. Will visit again when in the area. - AdamBryner
Aug 2014 - $34.00
Large, gravel sites. Friendly staff. Nice view of the city. Close to services and Interstate. Park allows large aggressive dogs. 2/3 of the park rules deals with pets. Many sites have tall fences for their dogs. Many sites are cluttered with trash, used car parts, utility trailers, pick up truck caps, portable car tents and more. Very trashy park. - BlueSkyRanch
Jul 2014 - $34.00
We camped here for a week to see the area. It's a bit of a challenge to find the entrance and get to the top of the hill to check in. While it's true there is very little grass, the sites were level and everything worked. Our site was spacious; some others were smaller, but not as small as many other campgrounds in the area. When we arrived, a neighbor came out and warned us that the winds pick up every afternoon and to bring in our awnings when we leave the coach. And, sure enough, about 3 PM the winds picked up. We would stay here again. - Laura from Florida
Jul 2015 - $43.00
This is very tight parking at best. Lots of permanent guests. We have been traveling in MH since last April and have been thousands of miles up the Pacific coasts and this park has been the first to make me feel pretty uneasy about staying here. It is very close to Manitou Springs and the historic district of Colorado Springs. WiFi poor, Internet for AT&T very slow. You have to turn in between McDonald's and Taco Bell to cross into park. Very overpriced in my opinion. I would not stay here again. - HillCountryRV0128
Aug 2013 - $41.00
I would not consider this a big rig friendly park. Not very well maintained. Friendly staff, but, in general, not a very impressive park, to say the least. We would not stay again. - tudar
Aug 2013 - $37.00
Do not expect this to look like a campground. If I expected that, my rating would be a 2. I give it a 5 because it provides a clean and tidy place to stay if you're site seeking or short duration business trip. Sites are nearly on top of one another--neighbor's sewer line is right next to our picnic/grill spot, and actually on our space. There is hardly room for vehicles and the layout makes for some interesting maneuvering to get around vehicles. Their awning is over top of their neighbor's on the other side. The park however, is clean, restrooms adequate, and the proprietor is helpful and accommodating. Most sites seem to have cement pads for the table. And the area is pretty well shaded with nice trees. - HollyLouise
Aug 2015 - $43.00
This review is about the Standard sites part of the park which we stayed in for 2 nights due to a short notice and full park. The back section is smaller back in sites sitting on red clay which gets into everything and is worse when wet. Site had concrete pad for picnic table...dirt for RV....go figure.
Wifi was pretty awful...bathrooms were reasonable and reasonably clean but not anything I'd brag about. Cable was only available at premium sites...just had a few over the air channels which didn't offer much variety. My first experience with a sewer hookup UNDER the coach. We left after 2 days and finding another place with room.
Now if you had booked one of the nice gravel pull through sites with 50 amps, cable and more throughput on the wifi...you might be a much happier camper...though somewhat poorer...so just take this as caution if you are thinking about a 30 amp standard site. - Camaraderie
Jul 2015 - $43.00
Staff is friendly and helpful.
During our stay the park turned out to be a very busy and overcrowded place. Many families with (small) children, outnumbered only by the quantity of dogs, so you can definitely say the park is pet friendly. Two pools were not enough to accommodate all the swim enthusiasts.
The 'Standard' sites are fairly level but rather small. There are larger sites available (close to the road), with prices up to $60 a night. Traffic noise is very audible during the night. Speed limit in the park is apparently for guests only, not for (cleaning) staff.
Wi-Fi signal strength was fair, but the speed very slow. - Bluesbirdy
Jul 2015 - $43.00
We were in a standard site, which are extremely close together. Basically you park your tow vehicle between your trailer and your neighbor's trailer. The electric and water connections were as expected, but the sewer hookup was under the trailer, requiring me to crawl part way under the trailer to dump the tanks. Our site (and all the standard sites I noticed) were mostly dirt and in need of fresh gravel.
The park was completely full when we were there (over the 4th of July holiday weekend), and the bathrooms were not being cleaned as often as they needed to be. They were usable, but only just.
The sites were somewhat shaded, however, there were quite a few dead limbs in the trees which seemed would be a problem in a heavy wind storm.
I was never able to connect to WiFi and there was only intermittent AT&T cellular coverage (not the park's fault, but something to be aware of).
The Deluxe sites closer to the front of the park had more gravel and had a bit more room. The bathrooms and showers in the front of the park were also in better shape. If we stay at this park again, we will try to stay in one of those sites.
The staff was helpful at checkin and guiding us to our site and getting backed in.
The park is very convenient to Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs, Pikes Peak, Old Colorado City (good restaurants) and other area attractions. We might stay here again when in the area because of the location. - barrettjl
Jul 2015 - $34.00
This appears to be an old, not well kept park. It's located on a huge piece of property and has several sites, RV and tent, but with many being unusable. When we arrived, we were given a map to our site and, when we went to plug in, the polarity was reversed. We called the office to have someone come out and look at it. The staff does not maintain the grounds, i.e., tall grass, weeds, etc. We had a significant storm during our stay and many of the sites were flooding. There were also huge ruts because of the wind and rain.
Although the picnic tables are new, they won't last long; very poor quality. We saw a few staff members, but we couldn't figure out how they know when people are leaving; we never saw anyone come by to check on a site. Also, our neighbor took our fire ring, after a staff member moved it to our site, and set it in an area that was not safe for fires. He went into the woods and took several branches, doused them with lighter fluid, and proceeded to create an inferno. Again, no staff to enforce the rules.
They have a new reservation system and our reservation was 'canceled' three times. (I took care of it the first time around, but it was canceled two more times.) They also didn't have a record of our prepayment, so when we checked in, the person in the office tried to charge us again. (This, too, was rectified rather quickly.)
We did not go to the May Museum, which we understand is a huge attraction. I don't particularly care to look at bugs, so it didn't interest me. We did fish in the supposedly stocked pond. No luck. Daily fishing license is $6 per person. If you catch anything, you are supposed to take it to the office for sizing and recording. We weren't sure how that worked if you caught something after the office closed.
Overall, it was an okay park. Somewhat primitive, lots of full-time residents. The best part is that it is very quiet. We won't stay there again. - SimplyMoBetta
Jul 2015 - $37.00
Be aware - I booked online because when I called, they said it was "too busy" over the phone. So I went through the process and reserved. When I got there, the registering person asked if I was aware the the long pull-throughs with full hookups were both 30 and 50 amp? "How so"? Each site shares an electrical pedestal - one 30 and one 50 amp. If someone is using the 50, you have to use the 30! What? Luckily the person I was sharing with had the 30A, I took the 50A. Whew! - scarpacci
Jun 2015 - $32.00
We stayed here for 2 weeks out of necessity. We had been here 12 years ago and really enjoyed it. Since then it has deteriorated considerably. Granted it has been a rainy season and the roads are horribly rutted, like going through the park on a roller coaster. The roads are soft, coarse sand, filled with ruts and of course, being in the foothills of the Rockies it is all up and downhill. These things combined makes it for very dangerous footing. The grass, at least since we have been here, has never been mowed and I have never seen anyone addressing the ruts in and along the side of the road. We will be leaving as soon as feasible and not returning. - travelinggramma63
Aug 2015 - $33.00
We were last minute guests on a busy summer weekend & got the last site which was a 30 amp pull through on level gravel base with full hookups, cable and EXCELLENT wifi signal and bandwidth. Sites are extremely close together throughout the park and the quality hookups are the only ameneties. Not a park to go to enjoy...a park for an excellent location to tour the areas many attractions...or to stop enroute to somewhere. Good value and nice and helpful staff. Would come again. - Camaraderie
Jul 2015 - $32.00
This is a no-frills, gravel parking lot with full hookups. No pool, spa, or playground. "Sharp" gravel (neighbor's dogs refused to walk on it). Tight sites, no landscaping but some trees, loud road noise from US-24 (adjacent), camp host very personable. Stayed 2 weeks so got weekly discount (about $32 per day). Good for a day-or-two stopover, entry/exit/parking challenging for big rigs. Didn't use restrooms/showers. - StephenK
Jun 2014 - $37.00
Fellow at the desk was friendly and helpful. Sites really tight, but I looked at it as a "challenge" to get in/out. Water/electric/sewer hookups all-good, site we had was only a bubble-off - others (mostly seasonal/long-term) not so much. All gravel - not dusty. Facilities well-maintained and seemingly clean. Right on highway, so is noisy if your windows are open - don't count on using your awning/ground-cover/lounge chairs. Decent park for an overnite, or a few days if you're visiting Manitou Springs / Pikes-Peak / Garden of Gods / etc. - if you don't have expectations other than a level spot and hookups. Drive-by of another campground just up the road convinced us we'd made the better choice. - johngalt
Jul 2015 - $44.00
Agree with recent reviews, will add comments about staying during a significant rain event, which we experienced. The gravel sites did fine as most are elevated, a few near the entry had some standing mud puddles, as did some of the park roads. We looked at the more 'convenient' in-town parks, which are unbelievably crowded together. No comparison here - lots of trees, well maintained, huge sites. The 17 mile trip into central Colo Springs is a small price to pay for the benefits. Downside is frequent fully-loaded gravel trucks use the adjacent county road, 3+ per hour during work hours. Quiet at night. - Bull Durham
Jun 2015 - $22.00
We stayed here for 4 nights. Three nights we used the Passport America rate listed above and one night we paid full price. We enjoyed our stay. It is a quiet and calm park with friendly, helpful staff that are always working to improve the park. There were several long term campers but their sites were well kept and they were very friendly. Lots of wildlife and a beautiful stream. We saw bear tracks, deer, rabbits, etc. (One deer peeked into our RV while we were having breakfast.) We had full hook-ups, Verizon cell service (no AT&T), and cable. About a 20-25 minute drive to Colorado Springs attractions. There is a store on site with the basic essentials. We will stay here again.
We stayed here in a 25 foot motorhome but the sites would (and did) accommodate motorhomes of all sizes. The park is in the process of enlarging the sites and adding landscaping but we stayed in the older section. - don_church
Jun 2015 - $44.00
Stayed 4 nights while in the area. Lots of long term campers and the park is big rig friendly. Well kept up facilities. Located about 15 miles south of Colorado Springs on Rte 115. Your rating on the park depends on what is important to you. Here are the pros and cons that we saw. Pros: Friendly staff, clean and neat park, adequate space between spots, deer around in the evening, good walking trails nearby, good park if you stay around your camper during the day, playground and dog park. Cons: No AT&T cell coverage, far enough away from Colorado Springs to be some hassle, occasional low water pressure, lots of variation in campsite utilities and layouts (some have cable, some don't, some have sewer, some don't, etc). TV antenna reception very limited. Wi-Fi difficult to access much of the time. Again, this is a nice park with hard working staff, so check with campground before arriving if certain utilities are important to you. - threehendersons
We stayed here for a week in August of 2003. Quite a few permanent RV's (some quite run
down). It was a good place for us since we basically slept at our camper and then went to all the area attractions during the day. Didn't seem to be in the nicest part of town. - Motorhome Madness
Says big rigs welcome but there is a lot of trees that needed to be trimmed to allow the larger rigs in. Problems with electric, but they say that will be taken care of. Quite a few long termers as the housing is expensive in Colorado Springs. OK for a overnighter. - Motorhome Madness
Sep 2010 - $30.00
We used this park as a temporary one night stay to find another park in the Colorado Springs area for a week's stay. Its an older park that has seen better days. The grounds are overgrown with weeds, the lighting is for the most part, not functioning. Lots of permanent trailers and residents. The trash dumpsters were overflowing. Located close to the airport with the plane noise very noticeable. The staff was pleasant, helpful, and understanding. AT&T and Verizon worked fine. The advertised WiFi was non existent. The hookups were OK but the sites were very narrow. Might be an OK park for a 1 night enroute stay, but only if you couldn't find something else. - yachtjockey
Aug 2009 - $28.00
Stayed here for 9 weeks at the monthly rate of $450, and a weekly rate of $183. I read the other reviews and can't deny them, however I found the park OK or we wouldn't have stayed as long as we did. It's not that they don't try to keep up the park, because their frequently working. Everyone has a different standard. The owner and help are very friendly and helpful. If you compare this park to the ones on the west side of town, it's not too bad. Would stay here again. - knhllh
May 2009 - $28.00
We stayed at this park because it was convenient to family members in the area. Park was not well maintained and sites were very close together. It backs up to Peterson AFB and you hear taps, retreat and revielle each day. While it did not bother us, our neighbors complained about it. Appeared to cater to permanent campers. We would only stay here again if we are visiting the same family in Colorado Springs. - Lynnea & Jim