18 Parks near Durango, Colorado
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
Sep 2016 - $42.00
This is a lovely campground very handy to Durango. We originally had reservations for 3 nights but wanted to add 1 more. They went out of their way to make this happen during a very busy time. There are two different types of sites. In the back area the sites are smaller but in the trees with lots of shade. Both back-in & pull-through. They are close together but the attractiveness makes up for that. Each site had a small grassy plot. Our site was at the end of the row so no room for our tow vehicle but they had a space reserved for our site for parking. The sites in the front of the park are large and open but great if you have a big rig. When we arrived we were greeted by the person in a golf cart who checked our reservation & took us directly to our site. Told us we could get set up & then take care of things at the office. - storms
Sep 2016 - $43.00
We stayed at Alpen Rose for the 1st time & enjoyed our time. The workamper/helper folks were great. Durango is a happening town these days, especially with the legal weed trade. We had to move when we extended a couple of days from the 'meadow' to the trees, & both were fine. Big doggie park on property, & the train goes by twice a day. - seahawk09
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
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 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
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
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 - $40.00
This RV park is very nice well-kept very friendly owners and the pool was very clean restrooms very clean I would recommend this campground. lots of shade and close to town. - Lrome
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
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
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
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
Aug 2016 - $59.00
We stayed here the weekend of 8.19.16 and was told we would receive a 10% Veterans Discount and have not heard anything from them and have called them numerous times. Even their employee said we were entitled to the discount. The other employee is rude and unaccommodating to say the least. If your unit is not new and over 30 ft you do not warrant a premium site. The site are small and tight and Wifi is horrible...will not stay here again. - SandEMStock
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
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