Estes Park, Colorado

Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake

Estes Park, Colorado



Estes Park, Colorado
Phone: (970) 577-1026

Sites: 200
Recent Rate: $49 7/2015

Latitude: 40.32781
Longitude: -105.57719

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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 ?
  • 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 ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • 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 ?
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 no
  • 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 ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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54 Reviews

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Jena

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

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $45.00
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We were not happy to be charged an extra $2.00 for a 6 minute shower and then 25 cents for each additional 30 seconds. The fire pits are very tall, about 3' tall, and requires a ton of wood to see or feel the warmth of a fire. Cooking over the fire was pointless too. They need shorter fire rings and a place to cook with charcoal. The sites were so close together that there was zero privacy. You can hear your neighbors well.

But not a bad place to just sleep if you are out and about enjoying all that there is to do. And Mary's Lake was a huge disappointment. You cannot swim or boat in it at all. Don't even throw a stick for your dog to fetch. Lake is for stocked fishing only. Which was very disappointing too. Nothing caught bigger then 6". Call and ask about the lake. If you want a lake to swim or boat at this is not the place. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Travel Trailer.

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Liz in Texas

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $38.00
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I rated this park Satisfactory because compared to other parks charging what they charge, you don't get much for your money. The sites are close. They are gravel and unlevel. They have a small laundry that is up the hill in the office. They charge $2 to take a shower. Their change machine was broken at one of their bath houses. When I went to the laundry, I ask the office if they could give me change for the laundry. She told me that I would have to go to the bath house to get change. I told her the machine was broken. She told me to go to the other bath house. There aren't any views of the mountains. There is a pool. It is advertised as heated but wasn't this time of year. They need to do some work on their roads inside the park. It was convenient to everything. There is a trolley stop right across the street. We will probably stay somewhere else the next time we visit. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Fifth Wheel.

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10shifter

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $49.00
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We stayed here over 4th of July weekend, It was sold out, stayed one night in the upper pull thru "highly recommended" was quite plenty of room to move and comfortable. The following 3 nights we stayed in the lower back in spaces. Way to tight for our 33 ft 5th wheel. space was clean no shade, and when it rained our space and my parents space right next to us flooded out 3 inches of mud on the cement slab. With that said the staff was there as soon as we asked the camp host about it, and they were there to dig out the mud and attempt to damn it off. After 10 pm quite hours the camp host were no where to be found, the people behind us were drinking and playing loud music until midnight, again it was 4th of July, but wish the camp at least had a contact number to report things. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Reserve a pull thru up top!!!

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Just Dave

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $45.00
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Well...our site was long and wide enough for our 40 ft. motorhome and close enough to level. Sewer and water hookups were fine. The campground has a fine view of surrounding mountains, and elk wandered through the campground while we were there. The campground hosts (mostly) attempted to be helpful. There is lots of room to walk dogs in the park and across the road around Marys Lake. That said, the park is all dirt and gravel. This turns to mud when it rains. While our site was levelable, many sites required wheels-off-the-ground. Wifi at our site was weak to nonexistent. Many campers here have fires in the fire rings, resulting in substantial smoke. This park is run by the County and is less expensive than other parks in the area. I'm not sure it's worth the price disparity; when we next visit, I will probably try somewhere else. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Motorhome.

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Marilynintexas

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $45.00
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We stayed here 4 nights in a fifth wheel. We were not impressed/pleased with the appearance of this park. The website shows shade; however, the only shade was where the smaller trailer and tent sites were. The picture on the website was deceiving. The "host" site was grown up in weeds and our space was hard to get in and out of. In order to be out of the road in the rear of the trailer, you were really close to the embankment in front of you. It was difficult to unhook and hook up our rig. They had a pool but it closed when the office did at 8:00 p.m. The host lived just down the hill from the pool. Seems to me the pool hours could have been extended and she/he could have walked up the hill (there were stairs) and closed the pool at a reasonable time. It is still quite light and hot at 8:00 p.m. The spaces were level but were in the dirt. There was a picnic table and a concrete pad and a fire ring. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

There are a lot of things to do in and around Estes Park, CO. Lots of beautiful scenery. Downtown is like all small towns...food and clothes and stuff. There aren't a lot of things for children to do.

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thewaynetrain

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $40.00
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This was a great location to explore RMNP. By being south and west of Estes Park, we avoided the summer weekend traffic and crowds. Just a five minute drive to entrance to RMNP. Great views. But don't expect too much. The big rig sites were just a flat gravel parking lot right next to each other. We stayed in the half circle on south side of campground. We had some shade and privacy, but the sites narrowed and made parking tow vehicles tough. The showers are pay, $2 minimum. Tent sites had most shade, but it was WINDY in the evenings. We never put awning out. Camp store ladies were super nice and coffee was hot and fresh in the AM. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Travel Trailer.

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JulieDR

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

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $38.00
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We enjoyed our stay here. The view from our 5th wheel was great with mountains all around. We would stay here again. It was centrally located between Estes Park and RMNP. The only thing is on the weekend when it was full the sites are very close and crowded. We have a big trailer and it was difficult to get into our space. We were told though that the campground is being redone this year. Hopefully they will make more pull-through spots and not have trailers so close to one another. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Fifth Wheel.

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Always Glamping

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $38.00
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We don't really have any complaints about this park. Location was great and the sites were a decent sized. We had a pull-through site (site 9). It was a double sized site with the picnic table being on a concrete pad. We were happy to see fire pits were at the individual sites. The campground itself has very few trees, so you are getting the parking lot look and the dirt roads could use some grading. It's a basic campground but is great for exploring the park and town. The price isn't cheap but for the area I think it's a decent enough value. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Travel Trailer.

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ThomInColorado

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $37.00
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Good, basic, no-frills campground with 3 distinct areas for camping. There's the usual rows of pull-through sites for those wanting full hookups, with the sites fairly close together. There is also a W/E only area, that's primarily back in sites, with more space in between in some areas, but other sites a bit close together. This area also has a few boondocking sites with no hookups. There is also a separate tent area with no frills/hookups; tents are, however, allowed in the W/E area. Sites are generally level, dirt/gravel mix throughout the park. Utility hookups are conveniently located, no difficulties in hooking up at all. There's also a dump station on site as well for those using the W/E sites. Showers/restrooms have always been clean and up-to-date; the showers are pay ($2 in quarters for 6 minutes), but have always had plenty of hot water and the time has always been sufficient...just don't dally! One thing to be aware of -- it can get windy there at times. Because of the location, there's a bit of a swirl to the wind, coming in at different directions. Not a good idea to leave awnings out unless they are really anchored down well, and even then, consider taking the awning in if you're going to be away from the site for any length of time. Convenient to the entrance to RMNP or to downtown Estes Park, there's a shuttle that can take you downtown, or up to Bear Lake in RMNP. Price is the most reasonable in Estes Park. It's the same price for full hookups or Water/Electric only, at $37/night. It's $27 for no hookups/tenting area. The campground is very popular on the weekends and reservations are recommended, but during the week, it's pretty easy to get a walk in site w/o reservations. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Travel Trailer.

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Phil from Akron

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $38.00
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Beautiful views, very quiet, free shuttle into town. Roads and sites are gravel and in pretty good shape, sites seem fairly level although not perfect. Bath houses are new, but too far from our site, plus showers were pay-to-play. Wi-Fi VERY inconsistent and we were right next to a repeater. However, this is a great no-frills campground and we enjoyed our stay. Great campground hosts! We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Motorhome.

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Jules Simon

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

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $40.00
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This county run campground was once privately owned and may have had cable at that time, but does not now. We had good WiFi reception in a site near the antenna. The showers are pay per use. Gravel sites with patios and picnic tables and fire rings. Actually the whole campground is gravel with some trees. Not as sardine packed as many campgrounds in the area. Lots of tenters when we were here. Personnel very friendly and helpful. This campground is very close to the Beaver Meadows entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. Handicap accessibility is not the best as the whole campground is tiered on the side of a hill and not all stairways have railings. Reservations are made through Reserve America, which we don't think does a good job and adds fees. We drove in asking for reservations for tomorrow and were told that we would have to call or go online. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Motorhome.

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Brad & Angela

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $37.00
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This is a bare-bones RV park. It is minimally maintained and weedy. The roads had some rutted areas, and the Wi-Fi was absolutely useless. The Wi-Fi worked for a few minutes here and there and was incredibly slow when it did work. It was quiet and sparsely populated when we arrived on a Thursday, but Friday night when the locals started coming in the place filled up with everyone's music, barking dogs, and screaming kids and continued as such for the entire weekend. Mary's Lake is just across the highway, but you can't see it from the campground. There is a somewhat periodic, somewhat random whooshing sound you'll hear all night from water gushing into the lake from a pipe. It's very quiet, but just loud enough to get into your head just as you're about to fall asleep. The one good thing is the rangers did a good job of keeping things quiet after-hours. I wouldn't stay here again. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Travel Trailer.

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starcraft35

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $40.00
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Phenomenal scenery including a lake across the street. Very good WiFi. Clean restrooms. For longer trailers (30ft & up) I recommend using pull-thru site. The back-in sites were short and narrow. Park was very quiet during the week. Park staff was helpful & friendly. Perfect proximity to Estes village and national park entrances. Verizon signal strength good. Small store on site. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Travel Trailer.

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Dale and Cyndi House

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $40.00
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Very nice staff, not much grass, more of a parking lot type, but close to everything. Good Wi-Fi, hookups etc. We have stayed here quite a few times. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Motorhome.

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Florida Don

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $26.00
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We stayed here to see Rocky Mountain National Park and the other sites in Estes Park. The park is entirely gravel and the sites are a little close together, but other than that it was fantastic. Camp Host was great. The views of the surrounding mountains were awesome. Mary's Lake is just across the road and Estes Lake actually has trout that bite. The utilities worked great. Wi-Fi was a little weak but Verizon Jetpack got plenty of bars. Very family oriented park with lots of kids enjoying the camping. Pool is nice and warm. We'd stay here again in a heartbeat. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Motorhome.

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