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Dolores, Colorado

Dolores River Campground

Dolores, Colorado



Dolores, Colorado
Phone: (970) 882-7761

Sites: 90
Recent Rate: $38 7/2016

Latitude: 37.476177839899
Longitude: -108.45522880554

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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35 Reviews

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Dolores River Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
51 and 48
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Dolores River Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
73
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Dolores River Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to go to Dolores Brewer just up the road for great pizza and some mighty fine homemade brews.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Dolores River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
52
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Dolores has a very nice and well stocked Organic food market and several restaurants. There are a couple of gas/diesel stations with mini marts. Cortez is only 15 mins away if you need something you can't find in Dolores. There are no RV parts stores in the area that we could find. The Closest ones are either in Durango, Colo (45 miles away) or Farmington, New Mexico (80 miles away).

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Really lovely, well maintained CG. Nice wide roads and escort to site is always helpful. Level gravel site. Owners are super nice and helpful. Planned events are a bonus- loved pizza night. Wifi sketchy. Water pressure low. We would happily camp in this park again. We camped at Dolores River Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

The Dolores Food Market was a surprise and treat to shop at.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

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! We camped at Dolores River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Nearby Mancos, Durango and Cortez are great for shopping. Mesa Verde area to tour Anasazi Indians ruins is fascinating. Dove Creek is close by for purchasing lots of native area beans and foods. Lots of scenic drives in area. Guy Drew winery outside of Cortez is delightful for wine tasting (and buying). Sophia's restaurant is superb with weekly prime rib specials and unparalleled food presentation. Highly recommend for a lovely dinner!

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

A beautiful park located on the Dolores River. As previous reviewers noted the owners are excellent- Friendly, accommodating and do a great job of running an excellent park. There are around 90 RV sites along with cabins and some really nice tent sites. The park is a perfect compromise between RV "resorts" and "camping" . Sites are shaded, very level with decent space between them. Very nice cement patio and picnic table with each site. Nicely landscaped with grass between sites and wide gravel roads around the park. Very easy to get in and out. Dog friendly . Many people seem to come here every season and the atmosphere is exceptionally friendly without seeming "cliqueish". No fire pits but fires are allowed in your own off the ground fire ring. Ice cream socials once a week and they bring in a local wood fired pizza provider on Wednesdays. Also have a vintage Airstream trailer serving coffee and breakfast burritos in mornings. We were impressed, highly recommend the place and will definitely return. We camped at Dolores River Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 69
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Very friendly owners and very friendly workampers. Older RVers stay here. Only kids I saw were the owner's and friends of the owners. That was great. Some sites back up to one of 2 ponds. Pull thrus are long, but a little funky. They have power on one side and water/sewer on the other. Cable did not work well for me, but I don't know if it was my coach or the park. Wi-fi was fine for email, but no streaming tv shows. Cell reception is spotty in this valley. The Dolores River runs right past the place and along with the 2 ponds offers shore fishing opportunities. Ponds are catch and release only, no license required. River is catch and keep, but you need a license. Even though the park is right on CO Rt 145, I wasn't bothered by traffic noise. Lots of things to do in this area. Stayed here a week and enjoyed it. I would stay here again. We camped at Dolores River Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     
Tips for other Campers:

Real good burgers at "The Depot". Good service at "The Naked Moose", but the food was mediocre. Good food and service at "The Riverfront Grill." Wal-Mart, auto parts stores, etc. are in Cortez, about 15 min away.

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Review Count: 53
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We like Priest Gulch because it's a short day's drive from home (Farmington, NM) and it's cooler because of the higher elevation. This is a great campground. We've stayed in both riverside and interior spaces. Access to the river is excellent, either in the park or further up river. Spaces are not crowded together. Showers and laundry are very clean, some of the cleanest we've seen. There is a little road noise from the highway 145, but it doesn't detract from the overall experience. Firewood is provided free by the park, so having a campfire every night, if you want, is a plus. It's a long drive to Cortez for groceries, but we haven't stayed here more than three days yet. Wi-Fi is acceptable, but gets slow in the evening when more people are using it. Cable TV has a minimum number of channels, but good local coverage. Depending on your length of stay and time of year, early reservations are advised. We've been lucky to get in on shorter notice because of our short stays. We camped at Dolores River Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
9
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

It's a good base for exploring out to Telluride, Rico, and Delores and any of the backcountry within 50 miles.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Clean, quiet and relaxed park near Dolores with nice shade, concrete patios and grassy sites. Our stay began May 1 and will continue for the rest of the summer. Rate is based on monthly stay. Park has a family atmosphere with weekly ice cream night, pizza nites, potlucks, courtyard with horseshoes, washers, ladderball, etc. Great park for kids with plenty of outdoor space and a safe environment. Good choice for overnight or for a longer stay. We camped at Dolores River Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Much to see and do around Dolores - hiking, biking, water sports, off-road trails, history, tourist attractions and fishing. Grocery store, hardware, gas, liquor, beauty shop and various eating options in Dolores. Typical daytime highs in the lower 80's.

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Review Count: 156
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Wonderful campground in rural, wooded location bordering the Dolores River. Level gravel RV sites around common areas with nice grassy areas and plantings. Good water pressure, good utility connections. Extremely friendly and accommodating young family owners. Verizon signal is weak and campground Wi-Fi suffered a glitch but repairs were underway. Rate reflects weekly stay. We camped at Dolores River Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We stopped for one night and ended up staying for 2 months. We are full-timers and camped here in a 40' motorhome. The park is a wonderful example of a private park, and owners, that care about their customers. All of the campsites had mature shade trees of one form or other. The interior roads and pads were crushed gravel; interior roads were easy to navigate around on. The pads we stayed on were level. Electric and water were strong; Our nightly rate of $20/night reflects a monthly rate. Individual nightly rate was $37/night. They have a catch and release fishing pond and the campground is located on the Dolores River, so you can fly fish in the river, as well. There is a lot to do in the surrounding area, including "Jeeping" the many national forest roads in the area at up to 12,500' elevation, towns of Durango, Ouray and Telluride. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Dolores River Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

What a beautiful campground. On Dolores River with a pond, very clean and well kept. Very nice friendly owners. Wi-Fi worked perfect. Absolutely plan to stay here again. We camped at Dolores River Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Great place, great owners! The park was neat as a pin, clean as a whistle. Cable TV worked great, WiFi was outstanding. Free coffee and conversation in the office every morning. Very convenient to Telluride, 4 Corners, etc. Very dog friendly! Thank you for a wonderful stay, we will be back! We camped at Dolores River Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

A great place to stay. We were only able to stay here one night, but we'll definitely plan a longer stay next time. The new owners are friendly and helpful. We camped at Dolores River Campground in a Motorhome.

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