10 Parks near Durango, Colorado
Aug 2015 - $47.00
Stayed here several times before and always gave it a 10 but this year the WiFi was a disaster, worked once in a while and when it did it would go dead in a few minutes. I asked what was wrong and they said it has been bad for weeks, so why not fix it? Staff was great as usual, - tazman1953
Aug 2015 - $41.00
You must disconnect when you pull in. If you have a reservation a driver will escort you to your site and then take you back to your tow. Pull Thru 50 amp Full hookup site. Room to park car at front of coach. Sites are good width leaving room to sit out and extend awnings. My site was very level and did not have to use jacks. Fully agree with the comments made by the previous reviewer. Would stay here again. - Bill1114
Aug 2015 - $45.00
Very nice park. Everything worked well. Pool looked nice. Cable and wi fi were good. As always, when everyone gets on the internet, things bog down some. Roads and sites were level gravel. There had been some flooding previously, but the man who parked us said they had dumped 30 loads of gravel on the areas that flooded. However, the gravel was very loose and slid around when you drove or walked on it. Office staff super nice. Beautiful setting; some road noise if you were closer to the highway. Would definitely stay here again. - Seabreeze Texas
Aug 2015 - $40.00
We stay at KOA the first night when traveling in new territory; they have acceptable standards for cleanliness and infrastructure and courteous, helpful staff, but I don't usually wax rhapsodic about KOA. Durango KOA is an exception. This KOA is situated on a juniper ridge about six miles east of Durango, and quiet except for sites adjacent to the highway. At the height of tourist season, the restrooms and grounds were always clean; restroom size was a bit limited for the number of sites, but there were only a couple of delays, minutes only, at peak season. Everyone on the staff was super friendly, patient and helpful. They were able to switch us to a site nearer the restroom, even though the campground was full, and we were able to extend our stay another night. The site layout is strange; there is every size and shape of site, from small back-ins to big sites with decks and flower gardens. Flower and vegetable gardens are scattered throughout the grounds. The roads and most sites are gravel/dirt; a really big rig might find some places tricky to negotiate. The power went out one morning, but by the time I noticed, they already had an electrician fixing it. The neatest thing is the in-house pizza oven. We ordered a pizza for 7:30 in the evening; it was delivered to our site, still too hot to eat, with packets of pepper flakes and parmesan cheese in the box! It was perhaps the best pizza I have had. KOAs are sometimes pricey, but the Durango KOA prices are well in line with other campgrounds in the area (I strongly recommend you get reservations in advance in the Durango area). We didn't try the Wi-FI, but cell phones worked fine. We travel in an Aliner popup, and paid $40/night for four nights at a water/electric back-in site. Did I mention the pizza? - 796ccjohnson
Aug 2015 - $36.00
Wife and I stayed at this KOA for two nights. We were quite surprised at the overall perfection that the owners and staff exhibit. Well done. They really cook up a great time here!! We will definitely stay here again next year when we return to Durango. - TXRVKing2013
Aug 2015 - $58.00
Typical of KOA's, this location is tight on space and heavy on price. Getting to your site is the first hurdle. Boulders are placed all through the campground to restrict movement and could easily damage your RV if not careful. We were in the 'new' section and while we had the largest site in that area, it was quite the chore to maneuver into our space. Boulders on all sides required precise placement, unattainable on the first try, to permit slides out and basement doors to open. Even then, the basement doors couldn't be fully opened. Tree limbs are also problematic. The site itself is soft gravel, allowing the tires to dig in and also making for dusty conditions. The smaller sites were incredibly close to each other and it looked like about 5 - 6 ft. between slide outs.
Located about 15 minutes outside of Durango right on US 160 makes for several problems. First is the noise. Constant trucks and traffic. Next, the narrow entrance is located just to the west of a hill that obstructs the view. Heavy, fast traffic and a restricted view make for questionable decisions pulling out into traffic, especially so when westbound into Durango.
I get the feeling that choices in Durango are limited. I will say, the staff was friendly and accommodating. WiFi didn't work and no cable TV. - GaryM2
May 2015 - $32.00
This is our second time here and it has been consistently good for us. Our rate is an early season rate for a nice, level adequately sized riverfront spot. Very quiet, the other campers were placed with empty sites between them. Great cable TV and WiFi. Our satellite worked as well. The only "problem" for us is that this campground is about 15 miles from the center of Durango. - rncordy
May 2014 - $47.00
The park was clean and the staff very friendly. The spaces are very close together but there is lots of shade. The observation deck on the river is nice to sit and watch and listen to the river flow by. I thought it was a bit expensive. I did not visit the ice cream shop or the pool. - Susan C.
Sep 2013 - $54.00
We really enjoyed our stay at this park. The park is all gravel and minor leveling was necessary on our riverfront site. The view of mountains and water was amazing, and the river was up due to the recent rains. The gravel roads held up very well considering the amount of rain received. The bathrooms were very clean. Staff was friendly, helpful and responsive. The park is very quiet at night and well off the highway. We had strong Verizon signal and had no problem with satellite TV reception. The park also has cable TV with many channels and a great picture. Although we did not use the heated pool, it is beautifully landscaped and maintained. Park is convenient to visit Silverton and Ouray as well as Durango. We would stay here again. - summergames84
Nov 2012 - $1.00
Pulled in on Thanksgiving Day; no one was around. Phone didn't even work; tried to call and got disconnected. The other reviewers are right, it's pretty much of a dump with long-termers that looked like oil field workers. As it's the only park in town open during the winter, I went on to the next town. - Old Mountain Man
Sep 2010 - $20.00
We have stayed at Durango RV park for four different summer vacations from 2001 to 2010, and it's always good to return to a safe familiar place. It's like our home away from home. We tow our Jeep and take full advantage of the trails and views within our daily range. We have enjoyed the scenery on US-550 dozens of times to Silverton and Ouray and if you're really brave, don't miss the Alpine loop. If you're really really brave, test your Jeep's endurance and driving skills from Telluride over Imogene Pass to Ouray. Enjoy the scenic trails in LaPlata Canyon. Visit the Telluride hydro plant and the Ames or Ouray hydro plants. At the end of the day, have dinner at the Silverton Brown Bear or the dozens of restaurants in Durango. Durango RV Park has lots with trees and shade and a mountain view where you can see the weather conditions all the way to Engineer Mountain. Your camp site is a private and quiet place where you can enjoy your lawn chairs with no bugs and no smoke from campfires. Enjoy the hummingbirds, flowers, farm, mining and industrial antiques at an old-iron lover's paradise. Easy access to shopping at Aztec, Farmington, Cortez, Durango, Bayfield or Ignatio. It's in the middle of it all with low monthly rates, friendly hosts, an easy path to DirecTV or Dish Network, DSL phone connections, laundry and mail. If you are into skiing or other winter fun, they are open all year. - oldengine
Mar 2009 - $28.00
This is more of workers park with many permanent type trailers. Folks where friendly and no bathrooms at the time. - User664
Jun 2015 - $28.00
I really wanted to love this camp, the forest was stunning and the lake was amazing. But the actual sites - and getting in/out of the sites - was not easy for our 38'er. The entire road through the RV campground is dirt, with massive potholes that you couldn't drive around since it was a narrow one-car road. The road was also one-way, so to exit the campground you had to take a lengthy drive down the same extremely rough road. We checked out sites beforehand on maps and Google Earth, but that did not show the numerous trees, drop offs and rock circles that sat in front of some campsites, making maneuvering difficult. The lake was pretty but very few sites had a view; since the sites were staggered up the hill, there were constantly people walking through our site to get to the lake or the dumpsters below. The actual sites were clean and well maintained - a nice firepit and picnic table on groomed gravel. We couldn't enjoy them due to the clouds of mosquitoes that were around day and night. My kids did enjoy the numerous chipmunks in the area though, and the area was definitely peaceful and quiet. Hookups were electric only but there were numerous water spigots throughout the camp to fill up. - wookiemouse
May 2015 - $15.00
I'll state right up front, this is one of our very favorite campgrounds. It's a National Forest CG it has about 35 sites of which approx 12 have electricity. The sites are situated in the woods above a beautiful lake and surrounded by huge mountains. There are pit toilets, but these are not your normal smelly unpleasant pit toilets they are cement and cinder block with a great ventilation system that really eliminates the yuck factor.
There is no water for filling RV tanks, but each loop has a water pedestal and you can fill water jugs there that you can put in your RV. For us the lack of water hasn't been a big deal.
One of the nice features of the National Forest CGs is that they allow the discharge of grey water (only!) in these areas. So, that simplifies longer stays in the CG. There is no RV Dump station in the CG.
The sites can be reserved for up to 2-weeks and are reserved up to 6-months in advance on recreation.gov. It's a busy CG in the summer, especially with locals reserving all the weekends early in the season. There are non-reservable sites available on a first come basis, but none with electricity.
The campground is approx 15 miles north of Durango on Hwy 550 as you climb to the Durango Mtn Ski Resort and the road continues over a pass to Silverton, etc.
The sites are gravel and fairly level. Plenty big for Big Rigs, not too close to other campers and always surrounded with forest and a mixture of Aspen and Pine trees. There are some sites that are challenging for bigger RVs, especially the "pull-throughs" which are wide spots in the road. There are 4 "double" sites with room and electric for two RVs side by side.
For us this CG is ideal, comfortable and very relaxing. - Creativepart
Jun 2014 - $15.00
Come with water in your tank. Water restrictions in effect. They asked us not to fill our tank. Stop at hosts' sites and register before entering campground. Easy access, all sites wind around on hillside. Mostly level. A few lake sites. Roads in bad shape, drive slow. Vault toilets in good shape, clean, little or no smell. Beautiful lake. Nice to have electric in NF. Would stay again. We were in a small rig. - grumpygrampy
Jun 2015 - $15.00
NFS a bit higher than COE, but this is a beautiful park...secluded up a mountain side....close enough to town..if you need something..had an electric site...no dump station,however there two free ones in town. - tbax46
May 2014 - $15.00
Beautiful campground in the Ponderosa of the San Juan National Forest about 6 miles from Durango (1.5 miles of gravel road). 31 sites can be reserved; 14 with electricity. Friendly camp hosts keep the modern vault toilets very clean. Basic rate is $19/night (half off with Senior, Access pass) plus $5 for electricity (no discount on that). Great hiking from the campground, including the southern terminus of the Colorado Trail. - Desert Beacon
Aug 2013 - $25.00
This is one of the nicest Forest Service campgrounds we've ever stayed in. The volunteers are wonderful. It's nice and quiet, and we were blessed with sightings of deer and brown bear from our breakfast room table on more than on occasion. Can't recommend this campground highly enough. Will always choose this campground over the more expensive and less camper friendly places in Durango. (Been stopping in the Durango area for the past 35 years) - Chris C
Jul 2015 - $17.00
I stayed at Durango Fairgrounds in July. The camp area is clean. The staff is friendly. My site was level. The utilities are on the wrong side but we have long cords so that doesn't bother us. If it bothers you, the staff might let you hook up to another site if you ask. I would stay here again. The fairground is in a good location to explore Durango. I liked it. - Seize the Day RV Adventures
May 2015 - $17.00
A great bargain in a convenient spot! While it isn't scenic, just a dirt parking lot behind the fairground, it's less than 2 miles to downtown, near a trolley stop and an excellent grocery store, and very quiet! We spend our days hiking, sightseeing and shopping, not hanging around the RV, so the dirt lot is not an issue. It feels very safe here, too. They do not advertise at all so getting a site was no problem. There are just a few - 7, I believe. No dump station, but there is water and electric. - Susancarol31
Apr 2015 - $17.00
We stayed here when many other campgrounds were closed. Simple back in sites with water and electric. Set at the back of the fairground and recreation park. Flat (apart from site No1) gravel.
Very easy going staff, you could camp even if the office was closed (post money, or wait till office opened. We used it to enable easy access to Durango - it is not a resort campground.
It is on the trolley route about 1 mile from the twon center. - The Tpyeist
Jun 2015 - $40.00
Very quiet and isolated site. Not more than 5 min from Durango. Behind a ridge in a valley which means the sun is not baking directly in the windows and you don't hear noise from town. The wifi was weak and I got weak signal on my Verizon wifi box but that is not why we go camping. If you need wifi stay at the Koa in town. Plenty of trees and a fantastic pool for the kids. Will stay here again. No fire rings but you can rent one of those fire in can things or bring your own. - scottykrug
Jul 2014 - $36.00
This was a relatively quiet stay of 5 nights away from the highway. The facility was nearly full always. The sites are rather close together, many not level and some maneuvering was tight. The staff was very friendly, escorted us to the site and assisted with backing in. Some sites, like ours, were water and electric only. So the use of the dump station is necessary. This is my biggest criticism: when your are positioned to use the dump station, the access to a significant portion of the west end sites is blocked and your rig is parked on a slope. I would stay here again. - New Mexico Stan
Jul 2014 - $39.00
We enjoyed this park very much even though cell phone coverage (AT&T) was pretty sparse in the park. WiFi was och at the office but poor inside the park. Restrooms and showers were pretty much spotless, and the campsites were kept neat and clean. We will stay here again. - rvrounder
Aug 2015 - $47.00
Trying not to just pile on, but ...
Check-in should have told the story. Not friendly, clear messages on 'no discounts' and 'no river access'.
Our opinion of a heated pool apparently differs from the owner's.
Free wireless internet was among the worst we've experienced. Good signal strength but repeatedly just drops offline. Really, not usable for anything.
Free cable simply was not available.
Did I mention 'no discounts'?
Showing pictures of the Animas river as though you could access it is misrepresenting the park. All access is denied, fences are up, gates are locked.
Sites are very tight.
Bathrooms/Showers need some cleaning and work.
We didn't stay at any other parks in Durango though will certainly look elsewhere next time. - Joe Higgs
Jul 2015 - $37.00
We stayed two nights here. Our campsite was nice but a little crowded in with lots of traffic noise.
Staff were organized and efficient but we didn't feel they were overly warm and friendly. They got the job done.
Bathrooms, showers and laundry were nice. - Wendy_H_B
Jul 2015 - $42.00
Park seems to have gone down hill. Agree with other reviewers that sites are not level, parking is close and owner could use some customer satisfaction training. If you are going to charge for a product, then you need to provide the product. For some reason, the owner is having issues with the cable company. Most likely cost! If the product is not available, then do not charge and make sure the client is aware of the issue prior to arrival. One note concerning the bathrooms? They are heavily used by the tenters and probably should be cleaned twice a day, including the showers. Hair in drains. For price, we expect more! - MHexcursions
Jul 2015 - $45.00
We had a great view of the mountains and the train but most sites did not. I could never get the WiFi to work. Bob was supper nice and wanted us to enjoy Durango and our stay. Good water pressure. Site was gravel with a grassy area for the picnic table. - BorntoCruise
Jul 2015 - $44.00
Very clean park. Not very many long termers (2). Overall well cared for. When we had a vehicle problem, the manager went out of his way to help us get back on the road. Beautiful area. Some road noise, but the same at almost every other one in the area, enjoyed the train whistle! - 7 on the road
Oct 2013 - $35.00
This is a lovely, quiet, smaller RV park. The mgr, Bob, was very nice and helpful. The spaces are nice and wide for full slide and awning extension, level, with gravel pads and grass between each site. There is a nice laundry room. Half the sites are OK for satellite reception. There are no shower facilities, but if you are fully self contained, this is a nice place. WiFi worked great. Hot springs across the street at half price. Grocery store, small strip center five minute walk. Camped here in a 42ft Country Coach with jeep. Will definitely return. - lsmith