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34 RV Parks near Estes Park, Colorado
May 2017 - $13.00
Typical NPS campground. Beautiful area but no electrical. Very popular. Campground is located on the east side of Rocky Mtn National Park, near Estes Park, just past the entrance station. Asphalt road and pad, even pad but slightly sloped. Most pads seemed sloped or short or both. No Verizon connection. No dump station at the campground, but we were able to use the dump station at other campgrounds (e.g., Moraine CG, which is deeper inside the park but still accessible from the west side without going over the Trail Ridge Road). - OlderGoat
Aug 2014 - $20.00
Campground is about 4 miles west of Estes Park and is smaller than Moraine CG. I find this CG to be much cooler and less dusty than Moraine. Standard NP non-electric campsites. - DennisA
May 2018 - $89.00
This park is right in Estes Park with easy access to Rocky Mountain National Park. The park is older but the views and location are absolutely amazing. We saw Elk roaming the campground and our site was right on the river. The sites are tight and the price is high but so worth the 2 weeks we stayed. The staff is great and very helpful. We would stay again if visiting the area. - LindaO
Sep 2017 - $71.00
First off, this is Estes Park. The rates are ridiculously high outside the park, but that is where you will have to go if you want any kind of hook-up. Second, all the parks are showing their age. Most are gravel parking lots. This park was good for what we used it for. A place to park the Motorhome with hook-ups and stay warm in the fall. The sites are pretty tight and there is not a lot of aesthetics. We had a river site, which I recommend, as they have more space. It is tight getting in and out, but doable. The staff was very friendly and helpful. All the facilities are dated and showing their age, but the wi-fi was pretty good for basic stuff and the cell reception with Verizon was fine. You will probably need block to level your camper, depending on the site. If you compare this to RV parks in general, it is old but functional. If you compare it to what is available in Estes Park, this is probably one of the better ones. The location is perfect for RMNP. - Magnum34
Sep 2017 - $59.00
Needs updating. Too much mixture of permanent residence and campers. We were wedged in between two residents. Staff messed up our reservations, but thankfully it was resolved, especially since it was over the Labor Day weekend. Bathroom and showers okay, but no dressing or changing area. Good location to Rocky Mt. National Park. Okay if just staying 1 or 2 days. - Hawaii50
Jul 2015 - $59.00
The $59 daily rate includes tax for a week's stay. We were really looking forward to this campground. The website certainly indicates a lovely place to stay along the river. First of all, the entrance off Route 66 is a steep one-lane drive, so be prepared. The campground is not very large and it is very congested, so when you get to the bottom of the drive, stop before you go any further. The people who work here are very nice. We were put in site 1, which backs up to the river. We are a 36' motorhome and our back end hung over the river when our front end was in place. Our neighboring travel trailer had to bring in his awning in order for our slide to open. We were lined up in a row with barely any space on either side. We had a cabin on the other side of us. If you enjoy space to spread out, do not come here. There were not many ratings for this park, probably because most of the sites are used by seasonal people. We did get a strong Verizon signal at this campground. Estes Park is a cute town but very congested also in the summer. We would not recommend or come back to this campground, mostly due to the incredibly tight site spacing. - dbcordello
Aug 2014 - $53.00
We chose this park because of the reviews, which are accurate. It's small, crowded, and along a creek, which is only a plus is you are parked by it. The folks in the office are terrific and helpful. The place is pristine clean. Although the location, just outside the national park, is very convenient it is very difficult to get here. We came in from Loveland up 30 miles of winding steep two lane road. Traffic in Estes Park this Labor Day weekend was horrific. Finally, the directions to Paradise are difficult to follow and the street signs in town difficult to read. A tip - come all the way through Estes Park on route 36. Continue all the way out of town almost to the park entrance and go left on CO Route 66. Continue 1/4 mile and left into the driveway, where you will be met by a nice gentleman who will help you squeeze your RV into your space. - Doogiesmom
Jun 2014 - $48.00
Very well maintained campsites with deck and picnic table at each campsite. Very friendly staff and immaculately maintained bathroom, shower and the laundry room. Very reasonable to do laundry at $1.25 to wash and $1 to dry. Additional cost of $3.50 per day is charged for cable hook-up. Stream current is too fast to do any fishing but the sound is very soothing. Entry to and exit from the property was guided by the staff because of the extremely narrow road and the campsites. - gartail
Jun 2018 - $62.00
Fairly level full hookup 30/50 amp back in dirt sites. Very expensive but you are in the middle of the action here. Escorted to site but they just pointed to it and drove off. No help backing or showing hookups. Pool, store and mini golf. Cable, okay wifi when not busy. Cell phones iffy. Fishing pond for $10.65 per day/2 fish limit. Seems to be nicer places around but not sure on the pricing. Probably would stay somewhere else. - teepee51
May 2018 - $80.00
Perfect location for visiting Estes Park and Rocky Mtn NP. Staff very helpful with area information. They called me before arriving to let me know the office was closing, and they had left my paperwork on the door. Site was level, and the creek running along the edge of the park was lovely. Wifi worked very well and AT&T reception was good. - jillhodges
Aug 2017 - $65.00
First Impression: CG has an average roadside appearance but you immediately see a bunch of packed RVs upon entry. Entrance road seriously potholed. Safety: No concerns. Access: Into Estes Park, follow route US-36 through town, heading west towards the Rocky Mtn Natl Park then left onto Mary's Lake Road. Signs easy to see. Garmin GPS was accurate. Office: Friendly staff, token store with snacks and a very few RV items. Credit cards accepted. Online reservations available. Good Sam discount. Facilities: Nice pool (unheated), small, residential style hot tub, no fitness room or rec center. Large, clean, laundry room. Nice, clean restrooms with good fixtures and large, private showers (score "A"). Propane sales. Nice playground. Dog walk area but no off-leash dog run. Attractive mini-golf course. Campground: A rushing river borders the CG which could flood. No storm shelter. Some trees border the CG; none inside. Interior roads are narrow, rutted dirt with "be careful" turns; no overhead obstacles. Big rig and long coach challenging but do-able. No tent area or yurts but cabins are available. Sites are 10-20' apart where you park your toad/tow, level, dirt/gravel/grass, ALL BACK-IN, grass between. Utilities at rear of site with FHU-20/30/50; no meters. Low water pressure with good taste. Sewer pipe is 4" unthreaded, ranging from below ground level to about 4" above. No patios; very nice, plastic picnic tables. Open fires not permitted but grills are okay. Good satellite views. Free cable TV. Free Wi-Fi when it worked; weak coverage; no bandwidth, pages couldn't load. Verizon phone and 4G at 4 bars, but pages had problems loading here, also (too many people, too few towers?). No recycle bins. Noise: No railroad, aircraft, traffic, or interstate noise. Bug Report (early August): no insects. Runners: CG roads marginal for running but sloppy mud after rain. Yoga: grass between sites okay for your mat. Conclusion: Score 5-Acceptable, overpriced. - StephenK
Jun 2018 - $81.00
The park is just outside Estes Park which makes it convenient for visiting RM NP. The campground backs up onto the side of a hill and the sites are very close together. At our site, there was no over the air TV or radio. No cell phone reception except by walking to the end of the campground highest on the hill. No data service. Campground has wifi for accessing weather and Facebook only. Even that service was very slow and unreliable. - User3641
Jun 2018 - $58.00
We needed 2 nights in the Estes Park area and this was the only facility that had an opening. Jellystone is geared for juveniles and they did have some programs. That said, this park seemed to have fewer things for kids than the Jellies I've been in. On the plus side, utilities worked and I had a great view of Southern sky for Dish reception. - OpaS
Sep 2017 - $42.00
Campground is very easy to get to and we had a back-in site up front that was easy to get into. It's not well lit at night and easy to miss in the dark. All utilities worked well but no cable and we couldn't get any OTA channels. Wi-Fi was slow and we couldn't get much of a cell signal with Verizon but we didn't mind. It is only few miles from the National Park. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We would stay here again. - dandg
Jun 2018 - $72.00
We stayed in site F11. The F row is the only row with trees and you general have a tree on either side. The location is perfect for visiting Rocky Mountain National Park as you are just a few miles from the Beaver Creek Visitor Center. Also very convenient to food and shopping in the town of Estes Park. We had a beautiful view of Long's Peak, the only 14er in the RMNP. The sites are dirt with some grass and mostly level. If you are very long and if you are towing a trailer you should unhook if possible before entering the park. You may bottom out. Not a problem for us but we watched a long trailer bottom. This is another RV Inn managed property but the staff were SO MUCH nicer than those in Denver. Very helpful getting us in and allowed us to change sites on request. Staff were respectful and helped with additional information. Note, do not follow GPS through the town of Estes Park in a big rig. Call the park for an alternate approach from the east side of town. We were routed through a parking lot by GPS and the main road 36 through downtown is very tight. We asked for an alternate on the way out and a staff member went to the office, highlighted a map and brought it back to me. Now that is service!! All roads are dirt. It is very dry and winding so lots of blowing road dust. Colorado is in a drought...no burns. Go to the park. It is beautiful. In my opinion you need at least three days to even begin to see and enjoy this park. Five would be even better. - Moe and Flo are on the go
Jun 2018 - $65.00
Site was not completely level. Internet was acceptable. Good location. No trees on site, which we like. - Loneoak
May 2018 - $72.00
Booked last minute Memorial weekend 2018. Should have read more reviews. Not only is the rate outrageous for what you get, we had to pay to have friends come and visit us at $5 for the car and $5 EACH just to come up to our MH to visit. NEVER STAY HERE....EVER, EVER, EVER!! The roads are like goat trails. The pads are dirt. Very little pavement anywhere in the park. All we can say is STAY AWAY! It would have been better to stay 4 hours in a rest area and just moved on. You have been forewarned. - K L
Sep 2017 - $40.00
We made reservations here in spite of some not-too-great reviews, because the Estes Park Campground at East Portal was full. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the bathrooms and showers are kept clean. The showers are $2 for 6 minutes, which is plenty of time for most people, and the hot water was plentiful. Our site had electric and water hook ups and was one of the sites surrounding a dirt and gravel lot. Unfortunately, when the wind blew, which it did with a vengeance, dust blows! Even with the windows and door closed, our RV was full of dust. There were a couple sites below a small hill that many have been better sheltered from the dust, but the campground needs to be at least covered with gravel or paved. Perhaps there are plans to do that, as the lot looked somewhat like a work in progress. The full hook-up sites were gravel with cement patios but no trees at all. Tent sites were more shaded. All sites have a picnic table and fire pit. The location is great - easy to get to town and Rocky Mt. National Park. There are views of the mountains. There is no WiFi here, but the WiFi was good at the Estes Park Visitor Center. - Eldereaglewatchers
Sep 2017 - $60.00
We missed the turn off because it is not well marked. By the time we saw it we were too late to turn in. Our 5th wheel is 32' and our site was a back in for a 35'. It was an extremely hard back in. There was a drop off in front of many sites, ours included. I doubt a bigger unit would fit. We did not enjoy this campground and will not be returning. - Bax
Jul 2017 - $50.00
Mixed feelings on this campground. First, we found all of the campgrounds in Estes Park to be expensive; this park was no exception. We stayed in a 50amp pull-through site. They had two rows of pull-through sites, probably a total of 20-30 sites in those two rows. We would stay in a pull-through site again however, the back-in sites had zero privacy, so we would not stay in one of those. The pull through sites are gravel with a cement patio, a nice fire pit and a large picnic table. Decent space between sites. No cable. The tent sites looked pretty rough. Amenities: Nice, but very small, pool. Nice playground area for the kids. Bathhouse was very clean. They do charge for showers ($2 for 6 minutes)....that was a new one for us, but we figured that they do this, as so many dry camp in the area and probably come on property, to use the showers. We had no problem with the roads into the campground, fit just fine pulling our 40' fifth wheel. - atlantafamilyof4
Jul 2016 - $25.00
Wooded with some views. Some sites are close together but we had site A1 which is large and away from the pack. Restrooms could have been larger - only 3 male sit-down for 65 sites. Hilly. Hike out of the campground into rmnp. - adamant
Jun 2016 - $30.00
While I generally liked the wooded setting of this campground, East Portal was a massive disappointment. We brought a 19 ft tent trailer and could only barely (with a lot of maneuvering) pull it into the site. The site was uneven and we could never get the trailer leveled out. The campground is incredibly crowded (expect your neighbors to be within five feet on either side. The biggest issue I had was the crowd the campground attracts. Expect groups of young and rude campers who will stay up late into the night dining and laughing without a hint of concern for anyone else. We have two small children who could not sleep because of all the noise. - CastleRook1
Jul 2015 - $40.00
As I looked for a campground around Estes Park that had water/electric, was wooded, and wasn't a stack-em-in campground, this was the only option. But there were so few reviews out there and we were hesitant. Well, here's hopefully a review to help.
We stayed for 6 nights at lot 39. We had a blast meeting multiple neighbors (everyone was so friendly!). Our lot was fairly spacious for this campground. We were close to both restrooms. Many sites had amazing views, but even without the views, it's still beautiful.
Here's some nuggets...
If you're in a camper, stay at 34 or 38, they're the largest. 64 is really nice and large too, with amazing views, but it's far from the restrooms. 39 and 40 are adequate. If you're in a tent, A3 is amazing, secluded with a view. Otherwise, stay on the top perimeter, sites 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 42-44, 46, 48, 49, 51-54. It's nice to back up to the woods, gives you a little bit of space.
Wood's $6/load. Lasts for one night at most.
Ice is $2 for 8# bag. Best price around.
Bathroom near site 38 is older than the other one. It's cleaned in the morning, but got buggy and grubby towards evening. Other bathroom is REALLY nice. 5 shower stalls m/f between the two bathrooms.
Each bathroom has dish cleaning sink. REALLY nice to have we found.
Roads and sites are dirt.
Sites are not overly level. We had trouble getting level.
There are a couple TIGHT turns as others have mentioned. You can get a longer trailer in (27' max probably at sites 34 and 64).
Hike the trail to Morraine Campground. It's very pretty. Sprague Lake is also amazing (1.8m each way)
The hosts were very nice and not overbearing at all. They even delivered our ice to us. They have a little shop with a few things to purchase. Open 8-8.
Not very bike friendly, very hilly.
Small campsites, not much privacy, but we found that it was fun getting to know our neighbors.
About a 10 minute drive into Estes.
A little overpriced, but I'd definitely stay here again! - Bkell1978
Jun 2018 - $59.00
Very busy park, lots of family activities, access in and around the KOA was awkward. We had a site that had an inaccessible picnic table. Very close to downtown and the Rocky Mountain National Park which was great. We were able to park most places fairly easily with our 25' motor home. Very helpful and friendly staff. - danettem
Jun 2018 - $60.00
Campground is close to town and the facilities are well maintained. Clean bathrooms and showers. The sites are very tight and parking is a major headache. There is no room at the site for your tow vehicle and parking availability is limited. Every night when we returned to camp we had to search for a place to park our truck. Would not camp here again, especially after seeing other campgrounds in the area. - Dave3311
May 2018 - $54.00
This was our first time staying at a KOA. The spaces are definitely tight and we knew they would be. But the location was right outside of Estes Park. The staff is super friendly and the bathrooms are spotless. They have different events going on that we enjoyed - a wine tasting one night, an ice cream social another night and a concert another night. We booked a water-electric site and after a few days we were going to go dump at the dump station. We mentioned this to the staff when we happened to ask about getting more propane and they offered their portable dump service for only $10. It was so nice not having to pack up and lock down everything in the camper just to go dump. It was definitely worth the $10 fee! The Wifi was really, really slow if there was any at all. I would recommend tethering to your phone. I woke up at 3am one night and decided to download a library book to read and the internet wouldn't even work at 3am! We went over to the public library to get some work done and their free internet was great. We tried to eat outside at several restaurants with our dog and none of the ones we tried were dog friendly. That was disappointing. So we ended up cooking in for all of our meals. The local Safeway is great! - OurBigAdventure
Jun 2018 - $13.00
Great setting in the park. Sites were small, ours was a pull-through with just enough space for our 21 foot trailer and truck. Clean and level. No services, but we're able to use our generator several hours per day. Views 180 degrees. Mostly tent campers and small rigs. - Katie's Mom
Aug 2017 - $12.00
There are a large number of sites here but they are NOT designed for a big rig, nor do they advertise them as such. In fact, they state 35 foot maximum and I think that's pretty accurate. They have a couple of loops in the trees and a couple out in the open. They also have a tent area for groups. The park is all dry camping but they do have water and a dump station so it's not a problem to stay here with a rig that will fit. The park is right across the road from the transportation center and I would STRONGLY recommend taking advantage of the FREE transportation throughout the park, including into Estes Park. This is a great place to stay in to tour the Rocky Mountain National Park. They have ranger programs almost every night which are geared largely for the kids but are great. There ARE bears here so PROPER food storage is very important. If it rains, some sites can get pretty "wet". Be aware and position your rig appropriately. - 1998 Ultrasport
Aug 2016 - $13.00
We were fortunate and obtained a pull through site on loop A, site 001 at Glacier Basin Campground on short notice. Reservations are strongly suggested. Site was wooded, level and adequate for our RV. I did not like the large boulders that bordered either side of the pull through site.
Many sites in this loop were pull-over type and the pull-in sites were angled the wrong way. Sites do not have hook-ups. Each campsite has a picnic table, fire ring with grate and tent pad. Roads and parking spurs are paved.
Restrooms have flush toilets and there is drinking water available. Bear proof trash containers are centrally located. This is bear country and there are lockers for food stuffs located between sites, if not stored inside camper. Though there is no fire ban, campers are required to attend their fire at all times. Fire wood is available from a vendor who comes to the campground and sells a bundle of wood for $5.00.
There is free shuttle service, through out the park and worth using, instead of driving yourself. There is a bus stop located inside the campground. Scenery is spectacular with an abundance of wildlife (deer, elk and even an occasionally moose), did not see any bear. We have an America the Beautiful Senior Age Pass and paid $13.00 for our campsite and no entry fee to the park. We would return to Rocky Mountain NP. - Viarivoli