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9 RV Parks near Fairplay, Colorado
Aug 2017 - $40.00
Unfortunately, this is about the only park available--couple others, but this is probably the better. The office had a complete computer meltdown when we arrived and reservations were confused but we got a space. The entire park is reclaimed dredge tailings and covered with small rocks that track into the trailer constantly., along with shiny mica flakes. The 'restroom' is a former construction office/restroom trailer and needs updating--only ONE shower/toilet/lav each for men/women, and the mens shower could use a complete makeover. If you want to stay in Fairplay, then this is probably the place, just don't expect much. Also, wifi was down the entire 5 days we were there, + ATT hotspot was poor. - wingnut60
Jul 2017 - $38.00
These folks are doing it right. I got a call a week before arriving and there was a mixup with my reservation. I wasn't sure what I would get when I arrived, but they made everything right and we had a wonderful stay. There were some changes in management since I made my reservation 2 months prior. The staff is very friendly and my kids loved the gold panning. The only place in the area worth staying at! Entry and exit is a bit of a challenge in a large rig as you must navigate through a tight grocery store parking lot to the traffic signal on highway 285. They have done a lot to make the side of a river bed look nice with some freshly planted trees and native flowers. - TweenerLJ
Jul 2016 - $22.00
Been here 7 weeks now on a work related stay. Rate based on monthly $650.00 rate. Nice park in the high mountains with decent size spots and great hosts. Camp hosts are great and owners are really friendly. All hookups work well and WiFi is better than most we have stayed at. No pool, but the weather is really a bit cool up here (mid to high 70's during the day and mid 40's at night) for that. Gold panning and fishing, nice mountain stream runs beside the park. Overall a great experience! - dhyravy
Aug 2011 - $31.00
A "minimal" park behind the Motel. We camped here while visiting friends in the area, so we were very happy with the facilities. Electric and water were fine. Pull through site with small grassy area with picnic table. Small, young trees at each site provided some privacy. Dogs were welcome, but not much room to walk. Took ours to the fairgrounds about a block away. Met our needs and certainly the best value in the area. - User2112
Jul 2010 - $25.00
Looks like 10 hookup sites, a small lawn for 2-3 tents and small area for dry camping. Not much of a park but "the only game in town". The motel claimed to have WiFi, but we were unable to connect at any time during our stay. No laundry. Most sites are pull-throughs. Not a very attractive park, but we stayed 2 weeks while scouting the area, so shouldn't complain too loudly. - camprats
May 2010 - $29.00
Very basic small park. Several permanent residents. Pull through was easy to get into. We did have to ask the maid to move car to leave, as she parked in front of us. - paxton
Jul 2012 - $15.00
Lodgepole is one of 3 camp grounds in the Jefferson Lake Recreation Area. There are no hookups. This campground is very popular on the weekends. Reservations are essential for Friday & Saturday night. There is a 3 mile gravel road leading to the campground. It can be a little rough but good news for 2012 campers: the road was just graded. Most sites are shaded and large. There are vault toilets which are kept very clean. There are no showers, but showers are available in Fairplay near the Sinclair station. There is no dump station but you can dump at the Western Inn and RV Park in Fairplay. Fishing, hiking, and birdwatching are the main activities. There is Colorado Trail access next to Site #10. It is short easy hike on the Colorado Trail up the Jefferson Lake Campground. Don't miss the South Park City Museum in Fairplay. It is a real gem. Allow at least one and half hours to see it. Your dog may accompany you through out the exhibit. Senior citizens with Golden Age passport can camp for $7.50 a night. There is a host. - NT2013
Jul 2011 - $15.00
This review is of Lodgepole campground in the Jefferson Creek Recreation Area 3.5 mile from the small town of Jefferson. There is another NFS campground by the same name near Gunnison so don't get confused. Lodgepole is one of three campgrounds at at Jefferson Creek Rec Area. The other 2 are Aspen with 12 sites and Jefferson Creek with 17 sites. The are all very nice. I picked Lodgepole because it was larger and more private than the two IMO. My camp site didn't look like much from the road but when I walked back for about 200 feet I found my all time favorite tent site. Beautiful and very private! There are no hookups. Each site has a fire ring and a picnic table. All are shaded. And there is good spacing between most sites. There are no showers. Toilets are vault but are very clean. And there are plenty of them. The host was friendly and helpful. The 3 campgrounds fill up every weekend so you will need reservations. During the week you can probably get in with a RV under 35 feet or a tent. The 3.5 mile gravel road was very wash boarded. Hopefully it will be graded by next season. The section of the road up to Jefferson Lake is paved. despite what some guidebooks say none of the campgrounds are near the lake. The lake is about 500 feet above the campgrounds. Fishing and hiking are the main activities. Besides the lake there are beaver ponds and a fast running creek for fishing. Colorado Trail runs thru the recreation area. Trail head parking was not very convenient. For day hikes you can park in the picnic area. I plan to return next season with my trailer. - NT2013
Jun 2013 - $9.00
This campground is filled every weekend from Memorial Day until it closes the day after Labor Day. There is a friendly and helpful host. My high rating is for the tent sites--probably the best in the state, the scenery, the large camp sites and the hiking trails. This is a Forest Service campground. There are no hookups. There is a dump at a nearby campground. The RV sites are widely spaced, but there is no shade. Rigs over 35 feet will have a hard time fitting into a site. There are 360 degree spectacular views. Fill your water tank in advance. The only water on site is hand pumped. Reservations are available and required for weekends. The vault toilets are clean. There are no showers. This is a place for people who love camping and the outdoors. Man made amenities are in short supply here. The nightly rate is with a Golden Age pass. - NT2013
Jun 2011 - $8.00
This is a forest service campground. There are no hookups. The 3 pull-thru sites are on the creek. However, they are really just wide spots in the road. That said they are private and pretty special. Most of the other RV sites are short and open with no shade. But they have wonderful scenery 360 degrees of it. All have picnic tables tables and fire rings. It is the tents sites that justify the high rating--they are actually a 10 plus. The hiking is also a 10. Wonderful trails!! Trail rides are available just down the rode. Horses are in good condition and gentle. To reach the camp ground take Hwy 24W make a right on CR 77 (less than a mile from Lake George). It is paved. Follow it for 13 miles. The last 7 miles have lots of pot holes. The campground is poorly marked so starting looking for it on the right when you pass the little white school house (looks like a church). Turn right at the end of the white fence just pass the old school. Roads in the campground are good. Tent people will need reservations for the 8 walk in sites. RVers probably can get in without reservations during the week. This campground is full every weekend. - NT2013
Aug 2017 - $33.00
We loved our stay here. It reminded us of when we used to camp in our horse trailer and go trail riding on our horses which we no longer have. The owners and staff were very nice and made us feel welcome. No cell service and wifi was very weak to unavailable unless you go to another area. 30 amp W/E, no sewer. The biggest drawback for us is the 2-3 miles of one lane dirt road , while reasonably well maintained it was rough for a 40' MH. My wife drove car ahead so we would not meet another vehicle. We would return if we were in a horse trailer or a pull behind or fifth wheel but not in our rig. - JAWS
Jul 2017 - $45.00
Decided to take a spur of the moment trip for 4th of July weekend. This campground was very accommodating and a great pick! Although surprisingly dead for such a usually busy weekend. The chuck wagon dinner with hay ride and horseback rides were a big hit with the family. Unfortunately there's a burn ban in place, so no fires. Only issue I had was that my sewer hose had to run uphill, which makes clean out a bear of a job. - Ppardun
Jun 2016 - $30.00
We searched all over the state of Colorado for our weekend wedding venue. When we visited the M Lazy C Ranch, we knew without a doubt that we had found the perfect place for our style of wedding!
"It was right out of a fairy-tale" "Truly the best wedding I've ever been to." "HOW did you find this amazing place?!" "The best family event we have ever participated in." "One of the best weekends ever." Were just a few of the comments we have been getting. It was a dream wedding, we were able to make our entire weekend into exactly what we wanted thanks to the flexibility and full support of the ranch. This included having almost 90 people stay at the ranch (in cabins, bunkhouses, and camping) 130 people eating at each of the weekend meals, and over 160 at our Wedding Dinner and Reception. We did a horse demonstration using the large outdoor arena on Friday, and the bride was able to canter across the meadow up to the ceremony on her own horse. The guests loved the fact that they could book horse rides with the ranch and go out for fun trail rides.
The ranch meals are hearty, the cabins have an amazing rustic charm, the ranch is surrounded by national forest so it feels like your own little piece of paradise! The Heck family is an absolute joy! The work, the dedication, and the love that they put into making our wedding weekend happen, is something we will never forget.
For anyone looking to camp with their horses - this is the place! With a mini trail course, round pen, pens at each RV site, a huge outdoor arena, AND access to national forest trails right from the ranch, you will find yourself going back again and again!
The M Lazy C Ranch is just one of those places that stays in your heart once you leave. - EquiChoices
Aug 2007 - $13.00
This is a simpler campground with reasonable rates. We enjoyed the secluded location. The host was very friendly and accommodating. - David Hir.
May 2007 - $13.00
Beautiful camp area, sites are not too close together. Facilities include tables, vault toilet and fire rings there is no water. There are a lot of hiking trails right through the campground. No reservations are available. - New Texas Camper
Jun 2007 - $13.00
Beautiful campground with lots of hiking trails. No reservations are available. There are vault toilets, fire rings, and tables. There is no water. - New Texas Camper
Aug 2016 - $26.00
Very nice setting, pretty much all the non hookup sites are on the water. We had plenty of space between our campsite and our neighbors. There are a few walking trails, several people rode their mountain bikes on them. They have boat rentals and most people are there to fish. The only downside to this campground were the bugs! I've never seen so many flies, it wasn't even pleasant to be outside. Our site also had a lot of ants. - seeyasuburbia
Jun 2015 - $16.00
It a nice park overlooking a pretty lake. The campsites are in full sun but the tempertures were great for us. The wind did pick up every evening so either tie your awning down or put it up. We were in site 213 so we had evening shade. Pick your sites as some are not level. For us this is a good place for a couple of days. - TEXASBOY
Apr 2011 - $23.00
There are nine separate and distinct campgrounds in Eleven Mile State Park. This review is for North Shore Campground. Dry camping, no hookups. Pull through and back-in spaces. There are five loops, two of the loops are close to the marina, the other three loops are farther down. All loops have a good view of the marina or the reservoir. The rangers tell me that people prefer the "farther away" loops to be "away from it all." I stayed in Loop A, which directly overlooked the marina. Each spot has a very nice picnic table and fire ring. However, there isn't a lot of privacy between the sites. I highly recommend site 246 in the "C" loop. This site overlooks a small cove (kind of romantic!) and has the most privacy, but that's not saying much. There are also some good spots in Loops D and E that are right on the reservoir. None of the sites have any shade. Caution, it can get very windy here! There is one dump station (that serves all nine campgrounds within Eleven Mile), but there is no rinsing hose there. The toilets are all "vault" type. Verizon Air Card (4G) worked a little sluggish. Verizon cell phone and Verizon wireless land line (I have both) worked good here. - DXSMac
Jun 2018 - $24.00
Decent State Park with access to fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and hiking. Shower and toilet facilities were exceptionally clean and well maintained. Camp sites were somewhat dusty due to lack of rain but were spacious in some loops. Very minimal shade at most of the RV sites. A couple loops have electric sites. No water or sewer hook-ups though. We stayed for 2 nights. 2-3 night stay recommended...after that, not much more to do/see. - Lisa CO
Sep 2016 - $28.00
This was Labor Day weekend so the park was over full. Ranger gave us a hard time for trading spots with our friends yet did not say anything the first day to the 25 people in the site next to us. I think this could be a better stay on another time of year. Neighboring lots are nearby. Site is dirt, features a fire ring and has a sunny, open exposure. Would not suggest holiday weekends or when it is really hot (no shade anywhere). - Kevincolorado
Jul 2012 - $32.00
Pros: Pretty lake view. Cons: Sites can be very uneven due to site pads washing out. Needed to leave early for a long drive home, and found a dump station gate locked at 7:15. Unbeknownst to us, the dump station gate is not unlocked till 8:00. Never came across this problem in all of my camping. There was no water to clean hoses at dump station either. Plan accordingly. - Mw56