13 Parks near Cortez, Colorado
Oct 2016 - $37.00
This is definitely our type of park; wide, clean, level sites with full hook-ups including cable TV and excellent wi-fi for a reasonable price. The staff was very helpful and cooperative when we had to keep extending our stay due to a couple of very sick dogs. The roads and sites are gravel but well-maintained. There was no room to park our tow vehicle in front of the camper but plenty of room beside it. It is right at the edge of town, only minutes away from many restaurants and shopping. We would definitely stay here again. - SandyA
Aug 2016 - $34.00
We paid $100.70 for a 3 night stay, 1 night with Passport America and 2 with Good Sam. We had a level, gravel pull thru site with 50 amp FHU's, cable and wi-fi. The cable was pretty much your basic lineup with a half way decent picture, not HD. This park made a nice base for visiting Mesa Verde NP. - Bob and Inga
Aug 2016 - $27.00
We stayed here 3 nights and found the park and hosts to be enjoyable. The lady at the front desk has information for most anything you need or want to see in the area. A fairly small park located on the east end of Cortez. The interior roads and sites are gravel for the most part. OTA tv is great and very good WiFi. Peeked in at the washer and dryer (one of each). Verizon service was good as well as the utilities. Several big trees so be careful as you drive into or out of your site. We had a pull through which was an adequate length. Fairly quiet at night, which is nice for a park located pretty much in town. The Passport rate made it very affordable and we would stay here again. - jtl2
Sep 2016 - $35.00
This is a very well run park with 3 park hosts that rotate schedules. They are out and about the property all day every day, cleaning, raking, monitoring. Called every day to let us know we had mail or packages arriving. Very efficient, very helpful staff. Library exchange, meeting room, group gathering area and cute little dog park. Laundry area clean and neat, as were the bathrooms. Quiet at night. We would definitely return here any time in the area. Strict 5 mph speed limit enforced. - MissMyGolden
Sep 2016 - $39.00
A nice park with friendly hosts and all utilities worked well including good WiFi and cable. High water pressure so a regulator is a must. Good paved roads with gravel pads which are rather closely spaced but roomy enough to easily maneuver. Nice clean shower/restroom/laundry facilities. Very busy road in front of the park but quiet at night. I'd suggest stopping for gas at the outskirts of town at either end as the ones in town are a tight squeeze for anything large. - utchaps
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Sundance RV Park is an interesting place in that there are three camp hosts that rotate duty in the office. The entire park is well maintained by said on-duty hosts and there is a professional cleaning service that does the central laundry and showers/toilets daily. I used the laundry - $3 total for one load to wash & dry.
All sites are gravel with many sites enjoying plentiful shade. Some with partial shade and some in full sun. 50A power, good sewer connection pipe (must have sealed adapter) and strong water pressure that >>requires<< the use of a pressure regulator. Generous distance between sites means that your neighbor IS NOT so close as to hear their evening beer belches.
I stayed for 4 nights, and would have stayed a month ($640 w/discount) if my site had not been reserved by another traveler. The only sites available for a month were near the main street and its noise - I declined.
Wi-Fi is as it should be in every RV park - strong signal and FAST! Fast? Well, compared to other parks it's like lightening fast here. But in reality it does bog a little when there are lots of users on-line. But I was able to view a couple of youtube instructional videos at off-peak times with no 'buffering'.
Cortez is a working town that has lots of diversity of resources for the traveler without being too touristy. I prefer this versus the opposite.
Were I back this way in the future, I'd definitely book a long stay here. Good folks, great park and interesting town. - Retired-n-Roamin
Sep 2016 - $40.00
We stay here at least once a year--and it is always a pleasure. Nice walk around pond for nature and to take dogs, dog park right there, great views.
Owners are pleasant and thoughtful. Good areas for tent camping too. Close to town for shopping and to restaurants. - User2597
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Stayed a week - great place, good views of Mesa Verde. Great spot for a base place to stay and visit all the surrounding area has to offer. Friendly staff that are always available throughout the day and even helping late arrivals after 9pm find their spot. - Root
Aug 2016 - $44.00
I stayed just one night on my way through. The park is very pretty in the front and inviting. In the back it is a gravel parking lot but very well taken care of, neat and tidy. The staff was super friendly and helpful. My particular site #48, was spacious, almost level, and since I was on the back row had a beautiful view. I was able to park my 42' without having to disconnect my truck and still had plenty of room. The sewer connection was a bit to the back of the site, but I didn't use it so not sure how far it really was. Looked just fine to me.
This is a big rig friendly place and easy to maneuver. I don't mind all the gravel which someone else commented on, as I would rather have that than dirt. And this park is very well maintained which means all the gravel is super packed and level.
Very inviting nature walk around the pretty lake and my dogs loved that. There is also a fenced 3 acre off-leash park maintained by the county which is nice and close. I didn't use Wifi, laundry or bathrooms, but from what I could see as I walked around it was all as nice as the parking area. I would definitely stay again and would stay for multiple days if visiting the area. The only caveat I have is there were not many rigs here so I can't comment on how it would be if the park were full. - kdlee747
Aug 2016 - $38.00
The owners are so friendly! We loved meeting them and enjoying the park that they've built. We had spot 3, which is a back-in. We spent some time doing laundry (complimentary, but only one washer and dryer set), and hanging out in their clubhouse, which is very well appointed. The owners also give music lessons (flute, piano, and guitar). - barnacle
Jul 2016 - $38.00
I enjoyed my stay thoroughly! There is an amazing view of the sunset, and I definitely made use of the pool table. The owners are also incredibly friendly, and the entire property had great energy. I can't wait to go back! Best experience ever. - Hayley W
Jul 2016 - $38.00
Brand new park. 5 level, graveled back-in sites with more long-term sites in wooded area. Large community building with game room, baths, showers, small store & book exchange. Small rental cabin. All sites with full utilities. Nearby town of Dolores with all services and Dolores River and Lake McPhee. Owners are most anxious to completely accommodate any request and happy to do so. I would be glad to return. - OutbackTrekers
Sep 2014 - $9.00
I'm not sure what campground the other people are talking about but we stayed there for almost 3 weeks and this is what they have. Decomposing toilets (no flush), some sites with electric (you pay $5 per night extra for them), no sites with full hookups, dump station but the fresh water was not working, fresh water available around the loops. This is a FS campground but it is run by the RMRC concessionaires. Most of the sites are very long and can accommodate large rigs but most will need a little leveling. You can reserve through "reserve.gov" or recreation.gov but it is not a very busy campground except on weekends. It is 17 miles north of Dolores then another 5 miles on a FS road (paved). There is almost NO phone service but occasionally we could get a signal for the computer and could text on the phone. We love this place with its spectacular views of McPhee Lake and easy access to the boat ramp. It is quite open with very few trees and can get quite hot in the summer but in September it is comfortable. - rhianna
Jul 2010 - $25.00
BE AWARE: There are some discrepancies on the prices as far as what the website says, what ReserveAmerica says, and what you find out when you get here. There are only 4 sites with full hook-ups and you have to pay $25/night for these. There are also about 16 electric only sites. When you make a reservation through ReserveAmerica, they only collect the basic fee; be prepared to pay for other services when you get here. This is a very nice, quiet park in beautiful SW Colorado. Even on a summer weekend the park was almost empty. The host was very helpful and sells firewood and ice. A short drive down the hill is the reservoir. About 6 miles away is a convenience store where you can pick up bait and a fishing license (It's the Phillips gas station). Dolores is small and Cortez is about 12 miles away, do try to come with all you need. - Roaming Rob
Jul 2010 - $15.00
This is the new McPhee Recreation Complex, run by the USDA Forest Service (not the old House Creek campground which is on the other side of the reservoir). The sites vary in size, but some are large enough for 40' MH. Boat ramp is a short drive from the campground. Campground has nice trails with incredible views over the reservoir (500 feet below) and some Colorado peaks. Only four full hookups, 16 with electric and some with water. - fulltimer126
Sep 2016 - $40.00
This is a great park. The hosts are very accommodating and friendly. Gave us a wonderful view site with lots of room. Spa was great! Access to Mesa Verde just across highway. Thanks for a great stay. - D'art campizard
Sep 2016 - $34.00
The current owners of this park bought it a couple years ago and are obviously trying hard to make it into a nice place. It's on a hill and most of the amenities such as the pool, hot tub, dog run are down near the road. That gives some distance from the road noise, but for old, out-of-shape, sea-level people like me it's a bit of a climb to use the facilities, especially at almost 7,000 ft elevation. The sites are gravel and typical size for RV parks. We tried three before we found one that we could level without blocks. The hookups were fine and worked well. There is a nice log cabin clubhouse with a big screen tv and game tables if you are into that, and a decent little laundry room. Restrooms/showers were clean. My only complaint is that I could not get the wi-fi to work. The owner offered to have me bring my laptop to the office and she would call Tengo and get it working right, but I had already wasted a lot of time and didn't want to take more so I just used Verizon data which worked well. I appreciated her wanting to make it right, though. This park is right across the highway from the entrance to Mesa Verde National Park and between the towns of Cortez and Mancos so convenient, although not walking distance, to services. In the future I might try one of the other parks in the area only if they had better wi-fi, but I also wouldn't hesitate to come here again either. - Pdxjoanne
Aug 2016 - $36.00
Enjoyed our stay here. The owners are awesome and very helpful!! They provide charcoal grills and deliver them to your site. We would definitely stay here again. - GT and DK
Oct 2016 - $20.00
This campground is in the National Park but is managed by Aramark. Because we camped later in the season, we were in the host campsite - the host having left earlier in Sept. This was a very large site with 50 amp hookup. Unfortunately it was also next to the restroom & the garbage container. There was a constant odor from the air freshener & occasional nose from the garbage container. Other hookup sites were further away & really looked nicer although not as roomy. Very quiet & peaceful and the closest camping to the cliff dwellings. Lots of low oak trees that didn't provide shade but made our loop very attractive. The campground has free wifi but limited cell service throughout the park. - storms
Oct 2016 - $20.00
Perfect location for a visit to Mesa Verde National Park as the campground is located four miles inside the national park. Once past the entrance station, the road climbs and winds as you travel towards the campground store where you register. The sites are back in and fairly easy to access. We had no phone service at our site but did at the back of the campground towards the amphitheater parking lot. - Mustcamp
Sep 2016 - $15.00
We stayed in a dry site as there were no sites with electric available. All the sites are back-in. We have a 33 foot motorhome and finding a level site was a bit of a challenge. It is a large campground and there were lots of sites open. The restrooms was nicely spaced - close enough to walk to easily, and there were many nicely-spaced dumpsters. - Ravengirl
Sep 2016 - $34.00
RV park is located behind the casino. Great views of mountains in two directions. Big trees at each site. Good full hookups including awesome cable TV. WiFi is okay. Lanes and sites are gravel with grass between each site. Sites long enough for big rigs. Very close to Cortez with shops and wonderful cafes. - JanneC
Sep 2016 - $24.00
We stayed for a week at $165/wk. This park is on a Ute Indian Reservation. The park was only about 25% of capacity when we visited after Labor Day. The friendly lady at check-in allowed me to pick my own site. I chose a site facing northwest for awning side shade in the afternoon. The roads and sites are gravel and the park is built on a slope. All sites slope back to front. After auto leveling, I had a front tire off the ground. I noticed other motorhomes with ramps or front wheels off the ground. There are mature trees at each site that provide some shade. There is also a small patch of nice grass at each site that is watered every day. There are a couple of nice, large grass areas for dog walking. Each site has a picnic table on a concrete slab and an individual trash can at each site. Cable TV was good. We did not even try OTA television. Internet was slow. You should be aware that the Indian reservation has a "no alcohol" policy. You may not sit outside of your rig with a can of beer. Of course, I "appeared" to drink coffee out of a cup all day long. They have an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, and dry sauna. The bathrooms looked new and were spotless. There were three shower rooms with locking doors, nice large showers, and dressing area with chair. It is next to a casino with restaurant. We ate at the casino restaurant three times while there. If you go to the restaurant, stop at the casino entry and get a "player card" even if you do not gamble. The card is free and used to track your gambling time. It will also get you a nice discount in the restaurant. The casino security drove through the park frequently. We are Passport America members. This is one of the better PA parks we have stayed at. - Phaeton2
Aug 2016 - $35.00
We booked for two nights as we were visiting Mesa Verde. Sites are good with plenty of room, reasonably close and level. We were not aware of the alcohol ban, as the site is in the reservation area (we are from UK so not aware of the rule when booking). Visited the casino for lunch, wish we could have gone somewhere else, dark and dingy, and situated off the smoking side of the casino so not very pleasant.
We decided that the site wasn't for us and only stayed one night. - Singaporeally
Oct 2016 - $43.00
This, as we've often seen, is an RV park with two personalities. The lower section consists of tight, narrow roads with tight, narrow, shady sites. The upper, tiered sites are huge, 120 feet long, very wide, nice picket fences separating the sites and a wide open, sunny view of the surrounding hills. These are the premium pull thru sites. Much nicer, less shade, more expensive. The entrance area is a bit tight but not too bad. Staff is friendly and helpful. The host will lead you to your site. The entire RV park is gravel, from the roads to the sites to the patio areas. The sites are level. The utilities worked fine, but we had an issue our first night. The water line froze. Never been in freezing conditions before and didn't realize the RV park had electric heat tape on the elevated water tap. Problem was, it wasn't plugged in and we didn't know better. Live and learn. Would help to keep it plugged in or advise guests on check in to monitor weather and plug in as necessary. Water pressure was o.k. No cable but great over the air. Satellite reception iffy in lower section, great in upper section. We had no problems with WiFI, worked well for us. The restrooms were great. Moen, American Standard and Kohler fixtures, spacious toilets and showers, ceramic tile from floor to ceiling and really hot water. Nice pet area with pond. Great location just one half mile from turn off to Mesa Verde National Park. - VegasVagabonds
Oct 2016 - $40.00
We were on top of the hill on the west side of the park. Our space was a back-in and very large. It was level and could receive satellite signal. There were a huge number of OTA channels that we received. OUR FRiends were in the pull thru sites which were very long and level.
The hookups were conveniently located, although the water was a bit hard to hook up due to position of the spigot.
There is a pool, however it was closed for the season. There is an area with picnic tables, barbecues to use and propane fire pits, which is a nice feature that most parks do not have.
The office staff was very courteous and helpful. Led us to our site.
This is a very nice park in a great location for visiting Mesa Verde. - JoeVinnie
Oct 2016 - $38.00
Sites were very unlevel, rear jacks at full extension to get close.
Broken sewer standpipe, reported to mgr, not repaired even though promised. Sad. No enforcement of dogs off leash in dog park. - pkunk
Sep 2016 - $40.00
We got in after hours and only stayed one night so didn't get to use any of the facilities but this appears to be a very nice and well-maintained park. The laundry room looked bright and modern and had a folding table, but no coin or vending machines. The restrooms also looked bright and clean. Our site was level and there was a picnic table on a cement patio. The hookups were at the rear of the site which might be inconvenient for some rigs. All the sites seemed to be of decent size. I could not get the wi-fi to work and I'm not sure they even have it, but since there was no one in the office to ask I can't say for sure. Verizon service was available but on the weak side. I would stay again. - Pdxjoanne
Jul 2016 - $38.00
The spaces in the front part of the park were spacious and easy to navigate, however the part by the cabins and tent area were extremely tight. It takes a real effort to get in and out of these spaces. The sites were gravel and level with lots of nice trees. A pleasant flowing river runs through the campground and there is also a still pond and a mosquito problem. The children in the tent area do not observe quiet time, especially on weekends. The area has beautiful mountain vistas, great fishing, and cool nights for good sleeping. Be sure to visit Galloping Goose Museum, a must for RR buffs. - Daiseydog
Jul 2016 - $38.00
Great park. Friendly/helpful staff. Spacious sites with mature shade trees. Grassy area between sites. Nice playground for the kids. I did not use but nice size laundry room. Ice cream sundaes for $2 Saturday evening and other evenings a dinner is offered for a nominal charge. My only suggestion, better chairs for the river edge and maybe trim the grass. I would definetly return again. Good attractions in the area, Ex: Mesa Verde Nat'l Park. - a_d travelers_2