18 Parks near Durango, Colorado
Aug 2016 - $40.00
This is our third time (maybe fourth) to stay at Alpen Rose..WE LOVE this RV park. The sites we have stayed in are always nestled in lush trees, providing great shade and atmosphere. The whistle of the famous Durango-Silverton train off across the highway is an awesome sound. The staff is helpful and friendly AND we always catch a couple of trout for dinner! - ginger2you
Jul 2016 - $48.00
Nice park just on the North side of Durango. Took about 10 minutes to get into the heart of town. My site was pretty sloped and required me to use about 16 levelers as well as raising my tongue jack pretty high to just get the camper level. Cable signal was strong (about 8 channels), WiFi was strong (they give you password), and cell reception was good (we have AT&T). All you can eat chuck wagon breakfast was cooked every morning, it smelled great but we did not feel like paying the extra $8.95 per adult (I think children were $5-6). Self-service dog wash available for $10, trout pond available (looked pretty stocked) but you have to keep what you catch (no catch and release) and pay $4.80 per fish, and a pizza place is located in the office and open everyday until 8 PM. Washer and dryers were open until 10 PM and run you around $5 to wash and dry one load. They have a nice above ground pool (open until 8 PM) but the playground was limited to two swings and a tether ball. I would stay here again. - Ian B
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
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 - $45.00
Lightner was clean and the staff was helpful but the value wasn't there. The sites were really tight and getting in and out was difficult due to a steep hill and narrow roads.
The advertised WiFi was unusable which was one of the reasons we stayed there. Also the washers in the laundry were very small and $3.00 per load. The dryers took forever to dry and required being run multiple times.
While not the campground's fault when we were leaving another camper was coming the opposite direction down one of the roads and it was a real fiasco because of the narrow lanes. - shad
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
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
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Pool was quite warm. sights a bit too crowed. - tdwms
Aug 2016 - $46.00
This was our first RV trip as a family and everyone had a blast! The site was very clean and the staff was extremely nice and helpful. They gave us two sites because they were each a touch small. Roads were wide and easy to navigate. Pool was clean and decent size, but we didn't use it. Each RV site appeared to have plenty of room. VERY quiet at night and peaceful.
The Durango-Silverton steam train line runs right through the campground, but the conductors are careful to keep whistle noise to a minimum in the morning (first train comes through at 8:40 am). There is a trolley that picks up for regular stops all the way to downtown. We were not charged when we used it.
Lots of hiking and activities in the area. Durango is a great town with very nice restaurants and friendly people. Train passes right by the bathrooms and laundry facilities. Great picture taking spot! Laundry machines were very reasonably priced and change machine was right there. We will most certainly be back next season! - Super58d
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 - $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 - $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
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Nice pool, warm. Sights a bit too close together. - tdwms
Jul 2016 - $58.00
Selected KOA because we passing through and had't made plans. Our site was close to the main highway and very noisy. However, we were told that when we called for reservations. The air conditioner blocked out the noise. Don't really like KOA because they have many amenities we don't use and don't want to pay for. This one had great, very helpful and welcoming staff. They take you to the site and help you get situated. Wifi was very poor. That seems to be the standard for KOAs. They are located approximately 6 miles east of Durango. - Graciela
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
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