15 Parks near Dolores, Colorado
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
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Great Campground with lots of space between sites, mature trees, modern clean facilities and a big rec room. Staff is friendly and accommodating. The owners Lainey & Billy served up Ice Cream on Saturday night to all the kids young and old, making everyone feel welcome. The fish were biting and not many bugs, perfect. Verizon LTE weak but worked well using WeBoost Cell Repeater and 20' tower. The park WiFi worked OK. The site included a concrete patio, 50amp, water & sewer and cable tv. Park Well Water was a little muddy without a filter. - MIL-SAT
Oct 2015 - $37.00
We stayed here 5 nights in Oct. The park is loaded with shade trees with wide gravel driveways making it easy to get into any site. The sites are level, with cement patios with picnic tables and is large enough you don't feel packed in. There is a nice Dog walk /nature trail through woods with ample access to the river. Fishing is allowed in the Dolores River with license and the campground has a catch and release fishing pond that you can fish without license. There are also Tent sites and cabins available. The large bathrooms, showers and laundry room are very clean with lots of hot water. Large comfortable rec room. We liked being close to Cortez and a lot of sightseeing opportunities including Mesa Verde Nat. Park and Canyon of the Ancients. We really enjoyed our stay here and plan to return. - chamaman
Aug 2015 - $37.00
We stayed here for more than 2 weeks and it is a terrific park. We parked by the pond and it was clean, with a beautiful view. A short walk away, over a small bridge, was an area to sit by the river and I enjoyed it daily. Great walking paths, pet area and walk, and lots of activities. Wed. night is pizza night, Sat. night is "build your own ice cream sundae" night and friendly park with lots of neighbor interaction. Dolores is a friendly town with restaurants, grocery, shops, all you need and it is close to lots of sight seeing. Great park and would definitely come again! - Nanatraveller
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
Jul 2016 - $45.00
A nice park, on gravel. Nice pool area with community tables and BBQ. No individual firepits. Great location to explore Mesa Verde. Clean laundry room (some machines did not work well). Very clean and nice restrooms and showers. Wi fi/phone reception is spotty. We pulled in at night to find our spot occupied. It was difficult to find anyone to help as the office was closed, the phone did not answer. It was resolved the next morning -freeloaders. The park is very clean. Many sites have shade trees. - kallee
Jun 2016 - $45.00
This is an extremely well maintained RV park. The grounds were lovely and the entire park was well kept up. The pool was pleasant and very clean. The laundry room and TV lounge were in good shape.
Cortez is a nice town and this park is close to Mesa Verde. Very efficient staff. Our family enjoyed our stay at this park. - AspenTrailmama
Jun 2016 - $44.00
Sites not huge but big enough for my 35' fifth wheel and truck. Sites were level with good WiFi. Used as four-night base to visit the 4 corners, worked well. Outstanding view of Mesa Verde and Sleeping Ute mountains from the site. I will stay here again. - RCM11
Jul 2016 - $35.00
This is a great little no frills park. I hate to give such a good review, because I'm afraid it will be full next time we try to stop here. We stayed here in May on our way out to the west coast and after that stay, there is no other place we would rather stay in this area including Durango.
No pool, but who cares. Great cable TV and one of the best WiFi services I've experienced. Nice wide, level spots on a good gravel base. Pretty quiet and well maintained.
The owner, Shiree, knows all about the local area and can give plenty of information. Only dig I can give here is that the entrance is a little hard to see between the gas station and the traffic light.
WILL stay here again when in this area! I got a veteran (I'm not active duty or retired) discount and I appreciate the recognition.
Only dig I can give here is that the entrance is a little hard to see between the gas station and the traffic light. - F4Gary
Jul 2016 - $20.00
An excellent park. The lady at the desk made it easy to register and asked about our trip. The WiFi is very fast. Did not try cable TV. Rest rooms and showers very clean. Have wide and long pull-throughs. We have a 35 foot trailer and crew cab pickup and no unhooking was necessary.
A great place to stay. - rvenneman
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Super fast WiFi. Close in town but not noisy. Real friendly staff. Great place for Mesa Verde. Would stay here again. - MB-JD1
Jul 2016 - $36.00
Very clean and quiet park. Paved roads with level gravel parking spots. Lots of big motor homes. Easy access from Main Street. - GmaB
Jul 2016 - $37.00
Very nice, conveniently located park with very friendly people. WiFi kept dropping me. Nice camping spot, spacious & shaded. - KarenE85
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Very nice park. Small intown location. Don't expect wilderness. Very friendly people. Have stayed here a couple times and would return. The facilities are spotless. - MECamper
Jul 2016 - $36.00
Super clean park in good location. Lower level sites (closer to entrance) have beautiful trees; many big rigs in rear are in an area with full hookups but no trees or shade. We preferred the lower area and were very happy with electric and water only, in a 38' Class A.
WiFi was good, 50amp electric stable, and large dog park (1/2 acre). Couldn't get tv antenna reception from our site but that was the single drawback to an outstanding stay (and we didn't miss it that much!) We definitely plan to return here again. - ziaptrn
May 2016 - $45.00
This campground is close to the National Park. They have very clean restrooms and showers, however the park itself it very tight when it comes to having room for your rig. We were so close to the next rig we couldn't put our awning out. Also 99 percent of the sites are out in the open no shade. The Wi-Fi is way below satisfactory. - Randy Debbie
May 2016 - $35.00
This Owners of this park go out of their way to make sure your stay is pleasant. They shared local history and gave maps and suggestions for interesting sites to visit. We had truck problems and they willingly held our spot in case we needed to stay another night.
The grounds are well maintained and the layout is easy to get around. Big open areas of green grass are nice. Plans are for a walking trail through the massive green area. Although there is some highway noise it is minimal since the camp sites are behind a half acre dog run, pool, put par, hot tub, and office areas.
The park is just across from the entrance to Mesa Verde NP. Very handy for Park access.
We loved our stay here and highly recommend this park. The only reason I didn't give a 10 overall score was the light hwy noise. - mazamamomma
Jul 2016 - $47.00
This is all rock, narrow site, picnic table under other sites, slideout not very level, no real good area for dogs, limited cell and wifi. - 16 Crusader
Jul 2016 - $40.00
The campground is beautiful and clean. The host was excellent and the campground is well organized. The bathrooms were clean and sufficient. Definitely would recommend and stay again. Campground accommodates larger trailers. Wonderful public fire pit. - Brian11
Jun 2016 - $31.00
This is a very nice campground with gravel roads and pads. We had a premium pull-through site that was very long and wide. Our section had no tall trees to interfere with satellite, and the wifi worked well for us. The park is 5 minutes from the Mesa Verde National Park entrance, and it's about 8 miles from local shopping. We would stay here again if in the area. - SMorin
Jun 2016 - $30.00
No full hookups were available so we had to dry camp. Price is high for no electric or water hookup. Site too narrow and short. We could barely fit the truck next to the site. They need more full hookup sites. Bathrooms were clean. Great access to the park. Quiet area and deer nearby. - Zzpfeiff
Aug 2015 - $20.00
Level site surrounded by grove of short Gambel Oak trees. Lots of wooded space between neighbors. Mule deer wandered past the site every evening - the kids loved it. Very quiet. Easy walk to the bathrooms. We got to choose our own site - the campground rarely fills up. Glad we found a site that was shaded. Some sites have no shade and get as hot as the surface of the sun in late afternoon in August. No lights on the roads meant a sparkling night sky. Saw shooting stars and Milky Way nightly. Knife Edge Trail adjacent to the campgrounds. We will definitely come back here on our next trip to Mesa Verde. - BeeDee
Jun 2015 - $15.00
$15 rate reflects national parks senior pass. Maintenance in the campground is poor. All sites are overgrown with grass/weeds. Understand that campground is ran by concessionaire, which is why it is in such rundown shape. They do have water spigots inside the restrooms, that you can hook your hose to, to fill your water tanks. Good place to stay and see park. They do have some full hook up sites available, but call ahead. Fuel at campground check in is cheapest around. Generator hours are 6am to 10pm. - JJ & CC
Oct 2015 - $23.00
$23 rate includes $7 daily park fee (you can have this waived with $70 annual pass). All sites at this time of year are first-come first-served. The weather was still quite warm for October (though chilly evenings) and the autumn colors are breathtaking on the La Platas! The entire campground is still open but will be closing the west side and half of the main campground once it starts to snow - the campground stays open year-round. It's basic dry-camping so a generator is needed. There is a dump station and water spigots close enough to the road that you can refill your tanks if you need them. The vault toilets are well kept and campsites are clean. Only the main campground has sites long enough to fit an RV, the west campground is mainly for tiny trailers and tents. All sites have a picnic table and fire pit, and they sell large bundles of firewood for $5. All the sites are under tree cover, away from the lake so there's not much of a view. Sites are well-spaced and lots of tall brush that makes it feel very private. There are a few pull thru's but mostly back-ins. The lake is kept stocked with rainbow trout. There are also 2 heated yurts that can be reserved. It's a nice well-maintained state park that seems very quiet in the off-season, except for all the wildlife you can hear in the evenings! I work online so Verizon service is critical for me - I was able to get steady LTE data at 30% signal strength on the mifi and voice signal was good too. - Sara C.
Jul 2010 - $15.00
Nice Colorado State Park with 25 sites. No utilities, but has dump station. Small fishing lake within a short walk of campground. Heavily wooded, well spaced and private sites. No problem for our 38' fifth wheel. About 9 miles from the entrance to Mesa Verde National Park. Good AT&T cell service and Verizon internet. A bit of work to find an open 'hole' in the woods for our direct TV but got it to work. Rarely saw camp hosts, but park personnel through park quite often. Saw deer in camp. 3 water spigots located throughout campground but are far from most sites, bring long hoses to add water to tanks. Pit toilets were clean. No showers. Great price for a nice camp spot, great location. 7,000 ft elevation, warm days, cool nights. Campfires allowed. - Brujomar