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Estes Park, Colorado

Elk Meadow Lodge & RV Resort

Estes Park, Colorado



Estes Park, Colorado
Phone: (970) 586-5342

Sites: 170
Recent Rate: $30 7/2016

Latitude: 40.3618985981117
Longitude: -105.553336143494

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities yes
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment yes
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

127 Reviews

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $70.00
Overall Rating:      

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". We camped at Elk Meadow Lodge & RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
G8
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Despite my comments above, this is probably the best place to stay in Estes Park for a big rig.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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! We camped at Elk Meadow Lodge & RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B34
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

Site not level, very dusty, all gravel, it is not a resort there are better choices. i would not stay here again We camped at Elk Meadow Lodge & RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $59.00
Overall Rating:      

The greatest complaint I and others have about this park is with the difficulty one has in leveling their motorhome. The next biggest problem is the dust and poor road conditions within the park itself. We have stayed their for the past two years and each time the ability to level our motorhome becomes more and more difficult. We camped at Elk Meadow Lodge & RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
E4
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The Rock Inn Mountain Tavern which is right next door to the park has excellent food and great service.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

Not enough restrooms. No shade. Sites are close together. Cable doesn't work. Wifi non existent. Close to park. Picnic table in poor condition. Not a pleasant park. We camped at Elk Meadow Lodge & RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
On hill
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Just a parking space for the night.

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Review Count: 124
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $62.00
Overall Rating:      

Easy access to and in the park with our extra large sized 40'+ Big Rig RV (although Hy36 can be daunting, take your time to and from Estes Park and you will be fine). Call for directions to bypass downtown Estes Park in a Big Rig RV. Pros: Closest park with hookups to the RMNP east entrance. Excellent AT&T and Verizon LTE cellular signal (parks east of Estes park have no cell service). Cons: Expensive. No amenities (pool / hot tub) open during our September stay. Sites and interior roads more dirt than gravel causing nonstop dust. I though this park was very overpriced but other options in the area provide no better value or better facilities. We camped at Elk Meadow Lodge & RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Johnson's Corner, a truck stop / restaurant at Exit #254 off of I25 makes for an excellent stop on the way to or from (or both) Estes Park. Delicious food for a reasonable price. This is a mandatory stop for us if in the area.

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Review Count: 120
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $59.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great place to stay if visiting Rocky Mountsins National Park as it is the closest to the park entrance. Great views of the mountains from most sites but since this park has a s hated pedestal layout not all look the same direction. Problem here is the gravel-- mostly dirt interior roads and parking-- lots of dust! Some sites aren't level. This park though is very good for big rigs. Great satellite reception. Internet was pretty good-- lots of towers but some through put issues. Even with the minor flaws this is a very good rv park and we will return. We camped at Elk Meadow Lodge & RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

The on site lodge is open on Friday and Saturday nights for drinks and food as well as live music. This is a must do as the bar alone is worth seeing.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

The only thing good about this park is the proximity to Rocky Mtn. NP and Estes Park. The area was all dirt and dead grass. The sites were so unlevel that it was impossible to level our RV. The outside area was also very unlevel - we couldn't even sit outside in our chairs because there was no spot level enough. Couldn't find a level spot for the picnic table either. Spent our whole time indoors! We camped at Elk Meadow Lodge & RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B3
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $59.00
Overall Rating:      

DIRT ROADS so dust ALL the time. Many unlevel sites. Upper bath house closed. We are 45' RV and they put us in 30 amp! They acknowledged their error with our reservation and apologized but offered nothing more. Office mgr checked and said there wasn't anyone in 50amp to switch us with. Told us 40' and over go in 50amp but that day a 38' mh with one a/c pulled in to the 50amp row. And then they departed the same day as us! The campground was never full the four nights we stayed. Many rigs departed with us on Sunday. We asked if we could depart at noon rather than 11 and were told for $25 we could stay until 2pm. This campground just wants money. No customer service. They need to do some grading to level the tiered sites and then re-gravel. Seems the owner is just taking profit and not re-investing. VERY unhappy with our stay. Staff apologetic but owner could care less. We camped at Elk Meadow Lodge & RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

Staff was very friendly . park is very clean and great views of the mountains no matter which way you look. Mostly uphill and down but the sites are fairly level . Cable had 50 plus channels of so-so quality ,but no over the air channels . WiFi was OK where we were. We will stay here again if we come back . We camped at Elk Meadow Lodge & RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
F-22
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Between Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park . Very convenient to both . Estes was VERY crowded . "The Egg and I " is a great place for breakfast . Good food and reasonable prices .

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

Our view from the camper was beautiful! Staff was very friendly and helpful. Interior roads are gravel but well kept. Sites are not real level but with self leveling rig, not a problem. Will definitely stay here again when we go back to Estes Park. We camped at Elk Meadow Lodge & RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
f
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Estes Park is the reason we went. Not hard to get to and close to the entrance to the National park. Very handy.

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $78.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our 5th year staying at Elk Meadow. We love the location next to RMNP and the really nice people there. They have a new General Manager who is very visible and very helpful. He came by our RV twice to check on us. We stayed on the "G" row, which has an unobstructed view of the mountains so it is a little more costly. Our site was a little unlevel but the auto-leveling system in the the new 5er handled it easily enough. However what do you expect, you are camping in the mountains so stuff is going to be unlevel. On our 3rd day there our truck suffered a catastrophic fuel system failure. It was going to take 7 to 10 days to get it repaired. The people at Elk Meadow were very understanding. Unfortunately the entire park was already booked up for the next week (100%) so we couldn't stay longer. The staff helped us find a "volunteer" to help move our RV to a dry storage area while the truck is being repaired. The staff is mostly Work-Campers so they are great and helpful people. Beautiful place and we will definitely stay there again. We camped at Elk Meadow Lodge & RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
G14
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

RMNP and various outside activities.

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Review Count: 128
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Dirt and gravel roads going up a hillside,so bring your blocks. Very tight in the back. Lodge closed. Staff very nice and grounds staff. Short drive to town. Scenery and surrounding mountains is the best feature. Don't go in dog run- bad..... Did not use baths or shower. We camped at Elk Meadow Lodge & RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Number
1C
Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $56.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent 2 weeks at Elk Meadow and our family also spent 3 nights with their TT. First, park is in a great location right by RMNP, nice views, facilities, pool, hot tub, lodge etc. We loved all that. Workampers nice, helpful, friendly, warm. All this was great. The areas we found disappointing were: 1) the slope of the grounds meant that picnic table was on grassy area at such a slope (30-40 degree angle) that you couldn't use it properly. We had to move the picnic table to the front of our coach to have level ground, so that just seemed silly and a waste of grassy area. 2) Next, the nightly cost is at a premium but be prepared for several unexpected "add-ons" which reduce overall value. These being: (i) Nightly fee of $5+ tax per kid. Ouch. Glad we don't have kids! But our family had 3 so they got stung with $16.50 a night extra for kiddos. We had 2 nephews spend a couple of nights each with us, so we got hit with the extra cost, despite already spending almost $1,000 here in our 2 week stay. (ii) Mini Golf: they charge $1 each for a Mini golf club - seriously!? First time we've ever encountered that in our 1 year of full-timing around the USA. (iii) Laundry: very expensive for washer/dryer loads ($4-5 per load) and dryer is limited to 30 mins - NOT enough to dry towels and you cannot simply add a quarter or 2 for a longer cycle... no you have to run a whole new load again. (iv) Finally, we were there at a fairly quiet time (10-15% occupancy) and when our family packed up to go, asked office if they could park in parking lot to have lunch with us before leaving - Elk Meadow wanted another $25 for that! Overall, our stay was pleasant, but these extra DINGS really soured the experience for us and we can only recommend by including this warning. Proximity to RMNP and views are the highlights. We camped at Elk Meadow Lodge & RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C8
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Bring your leveling blocks. Note that grassy area often too sloped to use for picnic table. Sites in G section have more open mountain views at busy times but are more expensive. Kids cost $5 + tax per night extra (all kids). They charge $1 per person/club for Mini Golf. Bring plenty of $$ for laundry - double the cost of most places we stay at (allow $4-5 per load) and note dryer cycle is only 30 mins and not extendable.

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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $59.00
Overall Rating:      

Stay away. They messed up our reservation and we had nowhere to go on that night. Nothing good to say, it's extremely over priced.

It's a huge parking lot of dirt sites, we ran away after one night to a different campground.

It's not maintained at all. We camped at Elk Meadow Lodge & RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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