18 Parks near Durango, Colorado
Oct 2016 - $38.00
Nice site, great views, dog park is huge and they can walk around. Cable worked well, wi-fi a little less so, but Verizon Card worked well. Loved it and will be back to this one. We stayed for 5 days. - Bl0ss0m
Oct 2016 - $48.00
This is a nice park in a good location, The staff are friendly and helpful. The water pressure is good. Wi-Fi generally is good. The cable TV - not so much. There are only 12 channels. Overall opinion is good - but it is pricey. Especially given that they are already in "Season shut down" mode and some of the amenities are not available. - rv time
Sep 2016 - $40.00
We stayed a week and overall everything was positive and we enjoyed our visit. As others have said, we were taken to our site as we arrived and checked in after we set up. Everyone was friendly and we had a nice level shaded site near the office. Shared hookups are not our favorite but it worked out just fine. We would visit again. - bellsharbor
Aug 2016 - $17.00
We camped here for 4 days. You need a reservation which was easy to do by phone and the staff were friendly and helpful. There are 6 sites with water and electric (30amp), no sewer. You need to have an extra long water hose as water is shared. The sites are in a gravel area, all back-in, fairly level. There are no facilities, no bathrooms or showers, no dump station. The area is right near the facilities dept which maintains the fairgrounds and they work all hours so it can be a bit noisy. The Durango community recreation center is next to the fairgrounds, we were told you could use these facilities (gym, showers) for a daily fee. The fairgrounds is about a mile or two from historic downtown Durango. You can ride the trolley ($1 per ride) into town as the stop is across the street from the fairgrounds or you can walk on the Animas River trail which is behind the fairgrounds and easy. We felt like this was a bargain compared to the private campgrounds in the area, and a lot closer to town. We would definitely stay here again. - mohocamper
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 2016 - $55.00
This a very clean and well maintained campground in a beautiful setting. Owners and staff were welcoming and very helpful in getting us set up. Showers and bathrooms were clean. Campsites here are generally tight. Our gravel site proved to be just long enough for our 25' Airstream and TV and was a challenge to level both side to side and front to back. We were backed to the creek that runs through the CG, with a pleasant view, but our overall experience was negatively affected as we were located next to a cabin that seemed to accommodate what appeared to be an unusual number of folks, including 4 or 5 small children who, while very cute, were "busy" and a bit loud much of the time. Wifi worked well until the campground became full over the holiday weekend, at which point it became largely unusable. Cell coverage is spotty but no surprise given the location of the CG. Overall we enjoyed our 6 day stay and will certainly return when back in Durango. A beautiful place that is well maintained. - Dean7197
Sep 2016 - $45.00
In general, the other reviews cover the highs (and lows) of this CG. While on the small side, we had no issue navigating it in our 30' fifth. CG is 1.5 miles from the main road, and another 4 mi. from Durango. Trip into town for groceries, restaurants, etc. is fast and convenient. CG is very pleasant and pretty - well treed, with Lightner Creek running through it. It is NOT just a parking lot, as so many can be. Staff were very pleasant, and gave ample assistance in backing into site and setting up. Note that WiFi is non-existent in the CG, and due to being in a canyon, cell service is also very, very spotty. Some sites have very nice decks overhanging the creek! Sites vary as to amount of leveling needed - some were great, some had significant slope to them. Spacing, while not on state park levels, was good, giving a decent amount of room between neighbors. As noted, laundry driers take a very long time - bring lots of quarters and time. Took us 3 hrs and $10.50 to wash/dry (simultaneously) 2 loads. Steep incline to entrance drive, but was easily manageable. Minimal secondary parking available, but rigs with toads were easily accommodated - just don't plan on this being a CG where groups with many vehicles can share a spot.
Our space also required electrical and water extensions for our cords/hoses, which we had.
Overall, we enjoyed it a lot, and would return! - Flapper
Aug 2016 - $45.00
Campground is very nice well-kept but the owners should not be in public service business. Many other camp grounds in the area to choose from that will make your stay enjoyable. Not sure what is up with the septic system but the stink was terrible at times. Glad we were gone most of the day. - Lrome
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
Oct 2016 - $40.00
Nice park. Three of us were in 45' coaches and each our sites were just long enough. Towed parked next to coach. Very tight.
Large tree next to each site which blocked satellite reception. We did get a fair number of OTA stations.
The park is next to the narrow gauge train tracks. Not a problem because the old steam train runs in the late morning and later afternoon. It was fun seeing the Silverton train go by.
Utility hookups were convenient. Sites were quite level.
Office staff (owners) were very courteous and helpful.
We would stay here again. - JoeVinnie
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Nice location overlooking the Animas River. Convenient trolly service from Campground to Durango. Site wasn't very leveL but was adequate. - GuySR
Aug 2016 - $42.00
This park consists of gravel sites with some grass and a lot of very, very tall trees. In fact the trees blocked our satellite as well as most of the other campers there. They do NOT have cable. We were able to get a few TV channels over the air. The sites are buddy sites, meaning you will be parked head to tail with a close neighbor on your utility hook-up side and sharing your patio side with another neighbor. It was a little tight, but we were able to park easily with a 42' motor home. We disconnected the towed before going to the site. The narrow gauge train that runs from Durango to Silverton passes through approximately 4 times a day: twice in the morning beginning at 8:20 am and twice later in the afternoon around 5:30 pm. We wished there had been an off leash dog park. The only place to really walk the dogs was near the train tracks. The WiFi was pretty good at our site, but we were parked close to the bath house/laundry where the WiFi antenna was located. We received a 10% discount for paying by check. They seem to prefer that although they will take credit cards as well. - Cairnsrock
Aug 2016 - $45.00
Small, quiet RV park comprising 5th wheels and motorhomes. Close to Hwy 550 but noise is not much of a nuisance. Lacks amenities and dog area is sub-par. Host is very helpful and cooperative. Lack of RV parks in the area keep prices high and amenities minimal. - Durangoan
Jul 2016 - $44.00
Small Park 4-5 miles from town. Super friendly & helpful manager. Gravel sites, with grassy lawns between. Small but adequate laundry room. - Larry Bond
Jun 2016 - $45.00
Very nice park in great location just north of Durango. Bob, the park manager, was super friendly and helpful. The park is small and quiet and well maintained. There are no restrooms but we got a free pass to the hot springs across the street and used the showers after a nice soak in the tub and swim in the beautiful pool. We would definitely recommend this park to others. A plus is a nice market just across the street. - NormSenn
Sep 2016 - $39.00
Great service; good store. Wonderful site near front of campground & office. Spotty wifi but "magic" table on patio outside of office proved to have better wifi service. Offered free Saturday night on KOA Appreciation Weekend. Special treat: owner maintains vegetable gardens with fresh herbs for the picking and free vegetables in the office when available. (My chef-husband loved these perks!) - BShearer
Sep 2016 - $41.00
This was an overnighter for us but enough time to determine that this is the BEST rv campground we have ever stayed in. The front desk person put it so well... This park serves as a standard by which you will judge all others. And he is spot on. The bathrooms and showers were spotless down to the corners. The grounds are well maintained. And the full-time gardener offers taste treats at no charge. Every single employee cares and it shows.
You will not be disappointed in your decision to stay here. A great value.
When returning at night watch carefully for KOA driveway. There is no turn lane off of Hwy 160. - loopy1954
Aug 2016 - $48.00
We stayed here for five days while visiting the Durango area. This is a well kept superb CG suitable for longer stays. Our site was a level pull through with neighbors a bit closer than usual for the KOAs we have visitied. That said we did not feel cramped and used the charcoal BBQ and picnic table at our site regularly. The CG is located about 9 miles from town center. We experienced some road noise from I-160. The management has obviously put allot of effort into making this the best CG possible. Breakfast is offered each morning as well as great pizzas made in the office (delivered to your site). Pool, herb and vegetable gardens along with a playground, two laundry areas are just some of the amenities available. Lastly, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the large fenced in dog exercise area. - Russ60
Sep 2016 - $59.00
Only thing this park could do better would be to have an off leash fenced in dog run. Gorgeous park, right on the river with views of huge mountains on two sides. Lots of mature trees. Some sites are wide but some are not. Very clean park. Very good hookups. Lanes and sites are gravel.No fenced in dog run. Multiple WIFI repeaters and if you are close to one you get pretty good WIFI. Very pretty pool and nice kids playground. They have 3 different sizes of beautiful log cabins and a huge yurt plus two very sophisticated modern "tiny houses" for rent. Park is about 13 miles north of town. Park is very quiet. Town of Durango is darling, very historic, with lots of shops and cafes. Good grocery stores. The staff are wonderful. We loved Durango and this RV park and cannot wait to return. - JanneC
Sep 2016 - $73.00
Have stayed in this park off and on for the past 5 years. Most expensive park we stay in. Wi-Fi is available...............but was never able to get on because the speed was so slow. The management doesn't seem to care about it.
On the other hand, the park was clean, as always. The park is typically very quiet at night. Park roads are well maintained. Pets are welcome, but an additional pet charge is added. Sites are well marked but kind of close together.
We won't ever be staying here again. - Chris C
Sep 2016 - $75.00
Stayed in a river site. A bit expensive but great views. Spaces are tight. Neighbor's sewer close to our picnic table. Staff was friendly and helpful.
No problems with the park, but the parents that don't control their kids can be a problem with 6 or 8 screaming kids running through our site to get to the river. Our kids were taught better. Might come back during off season when less crowded. - road-ranger
Nov 2016 - $30.00
This is the only Durango area RV park open during the off season. To say that it is "rustic" is putting it mildly. There's a lot of old equipment (mining?) around. There's antiques galore in the office and in front. Considering nothing else was available, this was good enough for an overnight stay. Friendly manager. Wi-Fi works good. - ArmandV
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
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