29 Parks near Estes Park, Colorado
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Right at the entrance to Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park. Has free shuttle into town. A bit dusty, not a lot of grass and trees but who cares? We came for the mountains! - Givmeabr8k
Jul 2016 - $70.00
This was our 6th year staying at Elk Meadow. You can't beat the location. The sites are spaced fairly well - especially if you are on the "G" row. I wold have rated it a "7" if it were not for the beautiful area, views from the park, and the proximity to RMNP. There are problems. First, the roads are horrible and need a major upgrade. Second, due to some of the slopes on the hills, you can end up with a very unlevel site or a site where your sewer connector is much higher than your sewer outlet on your RV. Third, is the dust. Since the roads are not paved, the wind just creates dust storms that are almost unbearable if you are sitting outside. So: to the folks at Elk Meadow - please pave the roads, level the sites, and fix the height of some of the sewer connections. Once you do that you will truly have a world-class park that is worthy of a "10". - cgaskins
Jun 2016 - $60.00
Site not level, very dusty, all gravel, it is not a resort there are better choices. i would not stay here again - 16 Crusader
Aug 2015 - $45.00
We visit Estes Park fairly often, mainly for hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park and to explore the picturesque Mountain town. This was our first stay at the KOA; we've been hesitant to stay here due to the small campsites. After reading reviews and driving by when the campground is full most of the sites are really tight. Having seen a map as well as doing a google satellite view we noticed the end row sites being quite a bit larger than the others. We phoned the campground directly well in advance and requested an end row site, we were fortunate and were able to get our desired site, it had full services including excellent wifi coverage and Cable TV. Cleanliness and service at this campground was great. Both Jim the owner and Bud, the KOA work camper were amazing, driving around lots chatting with the campers, really going out of their way to make people feel welcome. There is a free shuttle into Estes Park, we didn't use this but certainly a convenient feature. We will definitely stay here again. The campground really is in a great location, extremely clean and has great customer service. - Always Glamping
Aug 2015 - $60.00
I love this park. Stayed here twice and is convenient to town with a free shuttle. - GRMOK!
Jun 2015 - $57.00
Upon entering the campground, you must park on a steep grade while registering. Then you are escorted to your site and the escort assists with parking. This assistance is essential because the sites are so tightly packed that there is no margin for error. If you have a slide out on the left, you will not be able to fully extend your awning.
My pedestal had a high steel divider just below the socket for my 30 amp cord. The divider needed a cutout to let the cord hang naturally, but there was none. Instead I had to use a hard bend in the cord to get around the ridge, which compromised the security of the plug in the socket.
The campground consists of flat terraced areas carved out of a steep hillside. The gravel sites are level and hookups were appropriately located. Main roads are paved but narrow with tight turns. There was insufficient room to park my tow vehicle at my site; I had to use a parking space about a hundred feet away.
It was wonderfully quiet at night, but I was awakened at 5AM one morning by a neighbor's alarm clock. Another neighbor deployed his awning to within 2 feet of the side of my trailer.
Restrooms were clean and very useable although showers were small and tight. On weekdays the park was not full, but on weekends it was packed with no room to spare. Overall, the ambiance was that of a tightly packed parking lot.
I would not recommend this park and I will not return. - Morpauwe
Jul 2016 - $45.00
While the Estes Park Campground at Mary's Lake is a relatively nicely kept campground with good customer service, it is very much a family campground with very tight spaces. Fine if you have kids and are looking for family friendly. Not quiet and peaceful, though. As seniors looking for peaceful evenings, we might return in a pinch: if we could get a space away from the playground area, but only if nothing else was available. Campers next to us had 10 people in their campground when stated limit was 6 persons. - vmak57
Jun 2016 - $45.00
I found this park neither as good nor as poor as previous reviewers. We had to split our stay between two sites in order to spend a week. Our middle row site was longer and wider than our back row site. Both were adequate for our 40 ft motorhome with toad parked alongside. It is very dusty and can be muddy in rainy weather. Most sites seem to slope substantially downward, so bring blocking,even for a motorhome. The staff is working to improve the base, but there is more work to do. Wifi is still poor: it unpredictably goes from OK, to slow, to gone, and back. The work campers try very hard to keep the place clean, but there's a lot to be done. Many customers light fires in the evening; it can get very smoky. - Just Dave
Jun 2016 - $45.00
We came here for a wedding at Mary's Lake Lodge (a beautiful setting) and had a group of for spots. The last row where we were at, has a nice view of the mountain. The spots are not terribly narrow. That is the best I can say. The price is outrageous for what they offer. We had a heavy rain during our stay. The camp had rivers running through it. A worker stopped by the front of my motor home to look at the trough that had formed. Nothing was done. For the price they charged, i would expect better water control, at least paved roads. A shelter would be nice, since there is not a tree in the RV area. There is a patio on this loop, but, the mud just overran it from the rain. This park really could have so much potential. But, the price they charge does not justify the amenities. - coloradoriverguy
Jun 2016 - $59.00
The attraction for this park, which is essentially a parking lot on a river, is its central location about 2 miles east of the Beaver Meadows entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park and about 2 miles west of the bustling downtown of Estes Park. It is nice to stay west of Estes Park if you are mainly focused on RMNP so you don't have to drive through the Estes Park summer traffic each time you want to enter RMNP.
Spruce Lake is well-maintained (except the putt-putt course that was destroyed in a flood three years ago). The laundry room was one of the largest and nicest I have seen in 9 years of camping all across the country. The camp hosts are friendly and there is a small trout pond your kids can fish in (for $8.50 per day). But the RV sites are crammed together and there is nowhere to put your lounge chair and absorb the beauty of the area. If you don't mind dry camping, you would be much happier getting a camping site within RMNP if you are there for the scenery and can get a reservation. - amarillorvers
Jun 2016 - $65.00
The park seems to have an overall tired worn appearance. The pool and hot tub were closed even though it was June. The sites are spacious but are gravel mixed with grass. The location is good but I agree that this park is not a good value for such a high price. - cfsnow
May 2016 - $59.00
This is a very nice park. Sites are close and gravel with dirt roads but very nice. Everyone working here has been very nice. - dbl4de3
Jun 2016 - $27.00
Good WiFi. Nice location right next to Big Thompson River. - Huffgary
May 2016 - $48.00
Sadly this park is NOT a nice RV park and we were super disappointed by what we found. It is nothing like the video on their website, it is sandy, muddy, and the WiFi is nonexistent unless you are close to office. The dog park is large but a sandy/dirty mess. It rained during our stay and our dogs were filthy.
I believe this place once was acceptable and it has 'potential' to be again but paving the lot & sites would be a VAST improvement, as well as grass instead of weeds.
The only good thing I can say is that it was close to Estes Park for us. We won't stay again. - Living-the-Dream
Mar 2016 - $18.00
This campground does not have their stuff together, to put it nicely. We stayed on a monthly basis and it was OK to begin with but quickly went downhill after a staff change. We had many days without water or water pressure, horrible Internet, incorrect billing issues, and even trouble getting our mail from the office. We were overcharged on several occasions, even billed for our neighbor's charges! They shut the office down in bad weather even though the staff live in the park. The bathrooms are nasty. I saw the same pubic hairs in the shower for weeks at a time! Many times we discovered our mail was forwarded when we hadn't asked it to be to an address we no longer lived at. There was so much change in staff it was impossible to know who you should talk to in the office, and a few of the ladies in there were not pleasant at all. However, some of the staff was friendly and very helpful. The cable is only 20 channels and several are news channels like C-SPAN, so it was very hard to find something to watch. The phone service is bad and the WiFi is a joke. If it's wet out it's like living in a big mud puddle. When dry it is a bumpy dust bowl. You can't see much at night there is hardly any lights even by the bathrooms. It stinks badly in one area of the park as well. They jack their rates in the summer by several hundred dollars and evict winter tenants instead of allowing them to rent summer spaces. Many old nasty campers are in back of this campground in the permanent area. There is no security and a lot of thefts and vandalism have occurred there, and some happened while we were camped there. Not a good feeling. - RV_Living
May 2016 - $19.00
Can't believe this campground hasn't been reviewed more frequently. It's an excellent campground, located between Ward (8 miles away) and Allenspark (8 miles away) at Peaceful Valley. There's actually 2 campgrounds here, Camp Dick (with 40 sites) and Peaceful Valley (with 17 sites). Stayed at Camp Dick over the Memorial Day weekend 2016; rate is without senior pass discount (half price), and did require a 3 night minimum since it was a holiday.
Sites are well spaced, some in the open, some in the trees. CG is in a valley with a stream running through it, quite a few sites are streamside; there's also a cul-de-sac with some sites, in the trees and a bit more private. Each site has a fire ring, table, separate grill and tent pad. All are well maintained and cleaned regularly. CG road is paved; sites are gravel and level.
Family friendly CG, can accommodate a variety of campers/RVs. No hookups at all, and common water available, but faucets are not threaded. Firewood available on site from host. Host very friendly and efficient. - ThomInColorado
Sep 2009 - $17.00
Great campground. Within 1-2 hours of Boulder/ North metro Denver. Dry camping, but we had a generator so no problem for us. No amenities, just a great get-away location. Kids had fun exploring the stream, riding bikes, etc. Will definitely return! - co_campers
May 2016 - $28.00
Great location for the Estes Park region. One thing I noticed that no one mentions in their reviews that there is no over the air TV or cable. So NO TV unless you have satellite. I guess this is normal while in the mountains but a surprise to our group that never encountered this before in our travels. We had a stream behind us near our fire ring/grill which was nice. We stayed 4 nights/ - rdb1
May 2016 - $67.00
Booked a last minute Mother's day stay at Jellystone. It was so much fun. Lots of activities for the kids and free breakfast on Sunday for Moms. The park was very nice, with streams and trees. Some of the sites were close, but others were nicely spaced. It is in the mountains, so the roads in the park are steep, be aware of that with your rig. They help you back in to your site and are really good at it so no problems there. All and all it was an awesome stay. Cute little mini golf course, flag raising with Yogi, Free Mother's Day gift Craft for the kids, Free movie rentals, Laser Tag, Ceramics, Parades with Yogi, playgrounds, pool, etc. LOTS to do. The Staff is excellent and really nice. It rained ALL day on Saturday, so they let people stay past check out to play Golf and do a scavenger hunt. Such a fun place. - Alix1912
Jun 2015 - $55.00
We wanted to stay near Estes Park, but still be in the mountains, and this park fits that description. There are lots of families, but they quiet down after sunset. Steep roads in the park, but it was good exercise to walk around. Spot 68 is great because you are tucked back next to a nice grassy area. The staff is super, and they work hard with a constant smile. It's not cheap, but nothing is cheap in this area. - brewerted
Jul 2015 - $16.00
Price is with senior passport. Another beautiful federal facility. Gravel back-in sites with gravel pads for picnic tables and fire pits, situated on a peninsula on Lake Granby a few miles north of Granby, CO. Beautiful panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountains. No check-in issues - was told "just go to your site and enjoy the sunset". Bathrooms were clean, showers free; but you can't adjust the water temperature and some were very hot, others not so much. Still fine. A great place to camp. - rv1guy2cats
Jun 2014 - $11.00
The rate reflects a 50% senior discount for a non-hookup site. This is National Forest Service Campground manged by a concessionaire. Based on what we had read and imagined, we thought that Lake Granby would be this quite, remote Forest Service lake. It is not; the lake and the area are heavily developed, so don't expect a wilderness experience. That being said, the area is still very nice with beautiful views. This campground is pretty much devoid of trees, but that does make for some good views. The sites have some separation but, because of the lack of vegetation, there is no privacy. There is also some road noise from the adjacent highway. This is the one campground on the lake with a dump station. There is also fresh water at the dump station, but, for some unknown reason you have to attach your hose to a tap that is about 7 feet up. Perhaps this is a temporary issue. Our Verizon phone and data were very strong. We had no problem with satellite since there are almost no trees. We did not stay at this campground our allotted time of 8 nights. - TheJim
Sep 2012 - $32.00
The rate is $25 for an electrical site, plus the $7 NFS day use fee. This is our second time here, the first being a few years ago before it was clear cut due to the pine bark beetle infestation. While I do wish the trees were still there, the 360 degree view of the mountain ranges with the lake in the foreground is in a word - spectacular. It is a few miles from Grand Lake and the west park entrance. - barbielab
Jun 2016 - $50.00
We love this RV campground. The campground is right outside of Rocky Mountain NP west entrance and wildlife roams nearby (elk, moose). The campsides are big and level and most have some shade. There's horseback riding, camp store, etc. - CastleRook1
Sep 2015 - $40.00
We had originally planed to stay at another park but we told that we have to stay in a parking lot because it was Labor Day weekend, so at the last minute in desperation we called Winding River, and it turned out to be a jewel of a park with plenty of room between sites. Very family friendly with a cookout on Saturday night and a cowboy breakfast on Saturday morning, horseback rides and many activities for the entire family. The (very small) Colorado River is a short distance away and they had a wonderful Cowboy church on the riverbank Sunday morning. It borders Rocky Mountain National Park and it is close to the very touristy town of Grand Lake. About the only thing that kept it from being a "10" is a very small laundry with only 2 washing machines. There may be more in a building somewhere else but that's all we could find. The staff was very friendly and the entire park is a winner. One word of caution: our GPS was miles away from the actual location, but in their defense we were warned not to trust the GPS when we made reservations. Don't know why it was so far off, but trust them when they give specific instructions and tell you the GPS is wrong. - bigt
Aug 2014 - $40.00
Various types of campsites, from rugged tent to spacious pull-throughs for large rigs. For RVs, sites are gravel with easy to use hook-ups. Excellent Wi-Fi. They have special facilities for horses and ATVs. Adjacent to the Rocky Mountain National Park. Grand Lake area has three large lakes for boating and fishing. If you like hiking, you are in paradise. Only weakness is muddy roads after a rain. - AGCS
Jul 2016 - $13.00
We definitely miss the trees but this is a natural process and an example of how a forest regrows from a meadow. Elk frequent the campground in the mornings and evenings. Moose and bear can be seen nearby. The standard rate of $26 seems high for dry camping. There is a posted 30' RV length limit. Most sites are designed for tents or small camper vehicles. All sites are 1st come 1st serve and the campground fills often by mid-afternoon. 8900' elevation in Kauwanechee Valley often sees 40 degree overnight temps in July. Interior roads and parking are all asphalt. Tent pads at each site. - Trailbuddy
Sep 2015 - $20.00
No trees -- beetles killed them all. Not pretty, and there was little privacy between sites. But views of surrounding mountains were very good as a result, and stars at night were great for the same reason. - Prof Dan
Aug 2013 - $20.00
Still a nice campground even without the trees. The mountain pine beetles that have killed so many of the majestic tall straight pines trees in Colorado, have sadly struck here too. Over a couple years the various loops have been closed and the dead trees removed. The tallest trees left in the parking areas are at most 10-12 foot tall - but growing and healthy. During tree removal, it appears that the campground layout was changed to have fewer sites with more room between sites. I don't remember if the sites were asphalt before, but they are level. Most sites are back-in and available for tents or RVs, some sites are tent only set up for small groups, and some RV only sites are pull through. I enjoy ranger talks, but lightening cancelled the evening's program. On the nice night, a ranger gave a very informed and specific talk about geology of the tundra to the lower treed areas - very nice! Fortunately, the rainy night happened after the herd of at least a dozen female elk meandered through the campground with the lone male, and two babies. We watched for about an hour and one-half as the fire-rings provided an ash snack for the females. We will return. - AluminumCloud