18 Parks near Durango, Colorado
Jul 2016 - $55.00
.Well managed park. They meet you on arrival and take you to site before you register. Big rig area very nice. Smaller rigs are placed in amongst heavy tree cover. Doubt Sat. service there. Internet surprisingly good. Very knowledgeable about local attractions. Very pleasant helpful staff. - Freshtracks
Jun 2016 - $43.00
We booked a big rig site and paid the 53.00 deposit for it 3 months in advance and when we got there we were told they were full and they don't guarantee sites? Anyway we ended up in a 50 amp pull through site #73 that was barely long enough for our 40' Motorhome.
This may have actually been a blessing because you have to drive down a gravel road into the park that goes right by the front of the big rig sites and the dust clouds created by people entering and leaving the park blows right into the Big Rig sites. There is a fence on the other side that helps keep the dust down on the north side of the park where we were.
The sites other than the big rig sites are very tight as they are double sites that alternate facing on the hook up side so you are just feet apart.
The WIFI was non-existent. The cable TV was good. The roads were tight but manageable as long as you drove slow.
If they would just pave the road coming into the park it would make a big difference. The dust was unbearable.
The staff other than giving away our site was very pleasant and helpful.
There is also a good percentage of full time residents.
That said this is the best park in Durango. We looked at all the others and they were just gravel lots with hook ups.
Alpin Rose did have nice grass between the awning sides of the double sites. - HolyMackrelAndy
Jun 2016 - $48.00
Easy to find about four miles north of Durango off 550. As we arrived a person came out in a golf cart and lead us to our site. He said get setup & then go and take care of the finish paying Our site was a pull thru 50 amp. No problem getting to any of their sites. Nice office with store. They had a pancake breakfast every morning for $8.50. Good Verizon service and their wi/fi was okay. Would stay there again. - Kempscamp
Jan 2016 - $17.00
The first time we stayed at the fairgrounds we had to use a long cord for electric. It was a 50 amp site. The staff was great. The next time we stayed here we had a 30amp site and we were able to use a normal cord for electric. The staff was good to us the second time too. I have a self contained motorhome so I have my own restroom. The fairground is like a small dirt parking lot. There are no picnic tables or fire rings. I would stay here again for a short visit to explore Durango. The price was good. - Seize the Day RV Adventures
Sep 2015 - $18.00
Six sites, all gravel so a bit dusty, located in Durango, so very convenient for us as we were there for visiting friends and attending the Cowboy Poetry gathering. Some sites have a long run for water/electric service. Great value compared to other parks in the area. - Bill Strong
Sep 2015 - $17.00
This campground is definitely not for everyone. There are no picnic tables, fire rings, WiFi, bathrooms or showers. It is just a flat piece of property within the La Plata Fair Grounds. The closes dump station is at Santa Rita Park.
There are a total of 6 sites located between the Arena and the maintenance building. The electrical boxes and water spigots are located at the back of the "odd" numbered sites (sites 1, 3, 5).
The "even" numbered sites share the electrical box and water spigot with the "odd" numbered sites. The "even" numbered sites will need a very long electrical cord to reach the utility box. To reach the water spigot we needed approximately 50 feet of hose. You will also have to provide your own water splitter.
The electrical box contains 20/30 amp service. The electrical voltage was very strong - hovering about 125 volts.
The entire lot is on packed dirt and gravel. It rained heavily over night but the ground absorbed the water.
The Animus bike path and the Park and Recreation building are next door. There is a trolley on Main Ave ($0.50 per ride) that will take you to downtown Durango. The Park and Recreation building has several types of pools, a fitness center, basketball, etc.
Verizon Air card and phone reception was good. The maintenance shop closes around 11:30 PM and opens around 6:30 AM. It was very quiet during our stay.
If you are looking a very basic campground that is very close to Durango, this is it.
We would come back to this campground if we were in the area. We have a 32 foot 5th wheel. - adsaxs
Jul 2016 - $55.00
This campground left us with two feelings. Firstly, the campground is lovely, set in nice grounds that are well kept and pretty with gardens, etc. Unfortunately the couple running this camp seem to be unbending in their ways and officious to the point where we and other campers were moved part way through our stay, another camper had to move and his original space was not taken before we left. We wasted 3 hours of one day trying to determine our shift and hook ups because the staff are too scared to make decisions without the owner. We were also charged the top rate for a 50amp even though we are only 30amp, however the mood in the office was not worth raising the issue with. The office closes from 11am to 1pm and if you are not out of your site by 11.03am you are charged $30 fine. 2 days we had to wait till 1.30 for office to open so we could pay for our sites as they could not do it all in one transaction despite being their requirements. - Kiwigirl
Jun 2016 - $30.00
We had probably the best site in the park. Shade trees all day. Nice quiet campground. Wifi was typically iffy. No fires which was a bummer. Staff was friendly, but kind of strict about checkout time. - Tayloriver
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 2009 - $39.00
This is a bare bones campground. We arrived in Durango with no reservations. Called a couple of campgrounds and they were all full. We were told by one of the campgrounds that Cottonwood did have sites available. We called: and the they did. We arrived to be greeted by a very nice lady and her husband. They let us have our pick of the sites. The park is old, and dusty, but quiet. The only problem that I had was the price: extremely over priced. But beggars can't be choosers. We would probably not stay here again: only because of the price. it would be a nice stopping place at about $20 per night. - ronscarbor
Jul 2016 - $53.00
Fun place to stay. We travel in the summer with our teenage grandson and we select places of interest for him and us as well. The trains added an extra dimension as they pass thru in the morning and evening. It is close to a trolley stop for trips to town and is in a very shady cool place with lots of trees. Our grandson enjoyed the pool and of course running into town for dinner on a couple occasions. I would not hesitate to stay here again when in the area. We had no problem negotiating the roads which are gravel but watered daily to cut down on the dust. - k-n-r
Jul 2016 - $42.00
Very excellent location. I didn't care for the alternate facing campground causing our patio area to be facing the neighbors patio area, with little privacy and sense of established border. - User3476
Sep 2015 - $43.00
This is our second stay at this campground. We returned because of the trolley just outside of the campground which takes us to town for 50 cents! Also, the train that travels through several times a day. Campers and train riders wave to each other...what fun! Sites are close but we were lucky enough to stay in site 58 for several days. Laundry was clean. Owners/workers were helpful and pleasant. The one thing that would make this campground perfect is if dogs were permitted to be walked across the tracks. - susie-q
Jun 2016 - $44.00
We love this smaller RV park. Staff perfectly accommodated our RV and motorcycle trailer, even helped me pull in so I fit. Nice grassy sites with shade trees and a healthy discount for the hot springs across the street. He took the time to explain the sights and make recommendations on what to see and do - concierge service! We will surely stay here again on our next visit. - MarkR
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
May 2016 - $35.00
Great staff. Pleasant and helpful.
As a tent camper I could not have been happier. I asked for and got the spot closest to the store/showers. It was just about perfect with a nice pad for my tent and tarp. Showers and restroom were spotless with good water pressure.
The view from the west side of the campground is spectacular.
To top it all off, the apple pie and ice cream made the perfect end of day desert.
Excellent WiFi, but I was right next to the store.
If I am ever in the area again I will stay there. - Charlie 123
Oct 2015 - $45.00
I liked this KOA. Our site 42 was long enough to stay hooked and level gravel. There are large boulders alongside the site as others mentioned but they weren't a problem. Sites are about 20 foot apart, a little close for my liking but normal for KOA. They have five 50A big rig pull thru sites, including the one I stayed in. Then they have 14 big rig suitable sites, some 30A and some 50A in another section with more shade. Smaller sites are spread around the hillside. They have cable TV if you can hook up to their free digital box -- I didn't need it since my satellite worked fine. Satellite will be hit & miss with the trees. The staff was friendly and they escorted you to your site, which is especially good since there's a honeycomb of roads. Their free wifi worked okay but I was pretty close to the main building too. My only real complaint here was the dust raised by patrons driving too fast on the gravel roads. ATT had a weak 3 bar 4G signal while Verizon struggled to get even 1 bar. - Danno
Sep 2015 - $50.00
We had a patio site with table and chairs, fire pit and grill. Site was very nice and quiet and right across from a dog walk area which was perfect for our 3 dogs. Sites are gravel and pretty level. Not a huge site, but met our needs. Several KOA Kabins in the park. Located just on the outskirts of town. Entrance kind of creeps up on you with speeding traffic to contend with. Had a nice little vegetable and herb garden that everyone was invited to enjoy. Gave an excellent recommendation for a day dog boarding facility when we took the all day train ride to Silverton. - davis0056
Jul 2016 - $45.00
Nice friendly staff. Location is quite a bit north of Durango but is along the river and has very little traffic noise. My only criticism is that if you get a standard site they are REALLY close together. The next time I stay I will get either a premium or river view site. - jepzilla
Jul 2016 - $47.00
Amazing RV park with great amenities! Great views of the Animas River and the valley! The sites are a little close and there are a lot of RVs coming in and out, but the park was worth the minor inconveniences. The park's location is perfect, in the heart of everything you'd want to do in and around Durango (Mesa Verde, Silverton, Four Corners, Navajo Reservoir, etc, etc).
Avoid site 31. It's at the end of the loop and nearly all RV have to pass it (most driver's take the turn too tight and nearly hit the RVs and/or tow vehicle parked in site 31). - MSAdams2369
Jul 2016 - $55.00
Not happy with this park at all. The so called fire pits are next to your vehicle's gas tank. Dangerous. Your picnic table is right next to the neighbors sewer dump. Spaces are so tight you can hear everything your neighbor is doing. There are kids running all around screaming and playing and if you want to go to sleep before ten o'clock forget about it. Too noisy. Would never stay here again. What a rip off for more than $50.00 a night. If you want to leave early they will not refund any of your money. I guess too many people wanted to leave early because of the unpleasant campground. - Kwanyen
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
May 2016 - $25.00
Nice nature trails all around area and lake. Wooded campground. Clean campsites and facilities. - TraceN
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