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Estes Park, Colorado

Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake

Estes Park, Colorado



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

Sites: 200
Recent Rate: $45 7/2016

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 no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $2.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 2.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • 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 yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • 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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • 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) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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55 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
M38
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Avoid the lower level by the playground if you want a relaxing stay.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Now operated by Estes Park, with lots of improvements. Full hookup sites were level and well positioned. Staff very friendly and helpful. New restrooms near full hookups were great.

Rather windy location, but definitely less expensive than other RV campgrounds. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
M016
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Easy access to Rocky Mountain National Park without driving through town.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

If you have kids, take them to Cascade Creek Go Kart, VERY reasonable, and a fun break from the majesty of the mountains.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Estes Park has a fine off-leash dog park.

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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground is conveniently located but is kind of dusty and semi-suburban, with some vacation homes nearby. Good views of the mountains. The management is excellent -- Zenda and Kay are currently (as of 2015) running things for the town of Estes Park and are cheerful, efficient, helpful, and competent. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
76
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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

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

Smaller campground than Elk Meadow where we also stayed . Sites are close but not as bad as some others we saw in the area . You can put out an awning and not come close to your neighbors camper . Mostly level where we were and a mix of gravel and dirt . We had some rain and there were small rivers running through the place but not real bad . we were on site 15 and there was no wi-fi at all for us unless we went up by the office . No cable , no over the air channels ,and no phone service from AT&T . Nice view of the mountains . Staff was friendly . We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

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

Went South from the campground to a place called "Chapel on the Rock ", a small but pretty church made of stone and built on stone.

Took the Fall River Road all the way up to Alpine Visitor center . What an awesome drive and views on the way . Nearly 12,000 ft. in elevation .

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

We were tired and stopped because it was the first RV campground we came to after RMNP. It was incredibly $65.00 for the night, I was too tired to argue. The guide to our site mentioned there was a bear in a tree nearby, we noticed people taking pictures. The site was dusty and had a lot of food scraps lying around. We were by a creek, or small river and the sites were very close to each other. Loud music started from somewhere after 9pm. There appeared to be no one checking on the safety of patrons and there were cars driving through all night too. Will not be back. I heard one of the ladies in the office charging another customer the same amount. We were pulling a small travel trailer. Bear was gone the next morning and so were we. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
23 I think
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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

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

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
M021
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete, Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Reserve a pull thru up top!!!

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

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites not very level, sites are dirt/gravel and dusty when the wind blows and that's most of the time. We camped at Estes Park Campground at Marys Lake in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 6

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

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 8

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

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

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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