Everything is here. All kinds of stuff for the kids to do. About 10 miles from I-25 so it's not for an overnight. Lots of shade and grass. Gravel roads, concrete pad, picnic table, and bar-b-que. Helpful, courteous staff. Pool was too cold to use. New bathhouses. Very quiet. Cable TV had limited channels and poor reception. Competitive price. About an hour from Estes Park, Stanley Hotel, and Rocky Mountain National Park. We camped at Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $49.00
Nice destination park for families but we don't use most of the amenities so it is an expensive place for us. We were not happy when told we could not put up a small pen for our two small dogs. They also wanted to charge $10 if our friend visited our RV. Will only stay here again if we can't find someplace else. We camped at Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $50.00
This RV park is big rig friendly but it is quite a distance from the Interstate which means no traffic noise but there is a train track nearby. Sites are sufficient in size for a 45' motorhome, level and graveled. The staff was courteous. The cable TV and Wi-Fi worked. It appears there are a lot of permanent residences. Due to the price and the location, we would only stay here again if we couldn't find another RV park. We camped at Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA in a Motorhome.
The staff was friendly, checked us in quickly and led us to our site, which turned out it had a hot tub on it. I recommend you look closely at the site descriptions on line as I did not realize we had signed up for this, though we did use it all three nights. The sites are level and large. Bathrooms are clean and the grounds are maintained, a little too well maintained. The sprinkler system went off at 1:00am, making a lot of noise and soaking our towels we had hung out to dry. A little warning from the staff would have been nice, though this was nothing more than an inconvenience as we found a spot for the towels away from the sprinkler. We would go back again. We camped at Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA in a Motorhome.
First impressions mean a lot. Well, we got in 90 minutes early and they told me that we’d have to pay extra if we registered early. Check in time: 1 PM. So we decided to go eat lunch and come back at 1 PM. When we came back, I asked about firewood and they told me that it would cost $5 a day to rent a fire ring. I was flabbergasted! They have all these other amenities but NO fire ring? That’s what camping is all about! The Internet is slow at best. The cable TV is 12 channels. Beautifully maintained camp with level concrete pads throughout. The other amenities I mentioned are: pool, fishing, horseshoes, ladder golf, volleyball and basketball. So I guess it depends if you want to compare amenities. We won’t camp here again. We camped at Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA in a Travel Trailer.
The park is very nice. Long, level pull thru with all utilities placed conveniently and grass between sites. Friendly check in and escort to site. As others have mentioned, the visitor policy is a little over the top. Our friends came to pick us up for a day trip to Rocky Mountain NP and were told that they couldn't get out of the car or they would have to pay $10 each visitor fee??? The campground is very clean, well organized and has a lot of activities for families. We camped at Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here in June 2014, only for one night, but really wished we could have stayed longer, we got there early around 4 pm, so plenty of time to enjoy the facilities. We had a blast, we had 4 children with us, 17, 13 and twin 9 year olds and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. ALL the staff were incredibly helpful, warm, welcoming. We rode the bikes, did the jumpy pillow (ALL of us, mom, dad & the kids), we did the paddle boats which were totally delightful for our twins, they loved the animal themed boats and wanted to be in the graceful swans and the ferocious dragon. My brother drove up from Denver and we paid his visitor fee, which was only $10, certainly reasonable for all the camp has to offer, he didn't end up using the facilities much, but chit chatted with us while we played goofy golf. ALL the amenities were included in our price so we felt like we got a great deal! We paid about $90 to spend the night, but we had 4 children and one guest, and we ALL took advantage of the park. They do have a 2 night minimum, which makes sense otherwise you won't get your monies worth by only staying one night, they did not enforce this rule with us. I had no problem with the gate guards, they did not seem over the top and were very friendly. If you end up staying only one night make sure you get there early, as in early afternoon so you can enjoy the park. It was a little rainy while we were there and they shut down the paddle boats due to lightening, but it quickly passed and we got to do the paddle boats again. Overall this is an OUTSTANDING park, and I would stay here again in a heart beat! We camped at Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA in a Travel Trailer.
Staff is friendly and helpful - no problem here. Facility is nice enough - not too dusty for unpaved roads; plenty of kids activities if you have them; close to town and bike trails; water pressure, and electric current good and stable. So, why not a higher rating? 1. Water sprinklers for grass areas are relatively uncontrolled - at least in the spots around our area. They leave mineral water on the cars, and RVs. 2. Policies regarding adult temporary visitors for a couple of hours/dinner seem oppressive. Can't understand why they should have to pay for access when they don't even use the facilities. Also disappointing is the fact they can't bring their small dog to visit. We camped at Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA in a Fifth Wheel.
Pulling up at this resort felt like pulling into a maximum security prison! The fence and guard were quite intimidating! Once inside though we were met with randomly accommodating staff. There are a lot of them, and they were pleasant enough, but wouldn't call them "friendly." There are lots of facilities/activities outside, but the "library" left a lot to be desired as there were no games and few books. Nice shower facility, huge laundry facility, and nice looking cabins. Liked the "chuckwagon" but didn't try the food. The office seemed to have just about anything you could need for a couple day stay. Dislikes: The feeling of strict rules including No visitors without a fee! I kind of understand because there are several "free" activities, but the stringency with which this rule was discussed felt like just too much! Also, didn't like the fact there were no planned activities. You are on your own to enjoy the outdoor facilities. If you want a planned card game or a movie night or something you are pretty much on your own! Probably wouldn't stay here again as it seems to cater to families and is far from anywhere. But for two nights it was more than adequate. We camped at Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA in a Motorhome.
Great park with lots of things to do. Wide streets and good spacing between sites. Internet solid but slow. New rules. All activities are free and included: boats, fishing, miniature golf. Only strange rule was a charge per visitor if someone wants to visit you in the park. Probably doesn't happen that often and may be due to it being a college town. Strange none the less. We camped at Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA in a Tent Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $42.00
This campground seems to have something for everyone, especially for kids; although we do not travel with any. Well maintained, concrete pads, adequate site widths. Staff friendly. Although about 3 miles north of Fort Collins Old Town and the CSU campus, getting downtown is a snap. Recommend to anyone in he Fort Collins area. We camped at Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $35.00
This is a very nice central location to visit the local attractions of the front range of the Rockies and Rocky Mountain National Park. Not cheap, but worth the money. Nice clean grassy sites. I would stay there again. We camped at Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $44.00
Stayed one night. If we had children with us it might be one notch higher. Quiet enough and site was comfortable. Told it was a 75' drive though, but that must have been to center of street. With 35' MH and Honda Fit we took up every inch and had a bit of trouble getting awing out. Tree pruning would help. Staff was courteous. My wife called on phone for reservation and it was like pulling teeth to find out what was available. Restrooms were marginally clean and there were two bath houses for a lot of sites. Men's facility had one commode and one shower. I bet it was fun to watch when that got filled up. Kids would like the activities if there parents would be willing to fork out money for each. Seemed to be fairly steep, but activities seemed ok. Food area was sketchy to me, but we were not there to eat. Cost was too high for what we received for a one night stand. I would look other places, but I think there may not be much around. We camped at Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $30.00
As full-time RVers, we have never experienced anything even remotely close to the degree of menacing behavior that the senior owner of Lakeside KOA inflicted upon my wife. She was simply asking why our guests were charged $26.00 for two toddlers to play on the playground. His response was hostile and threatening. He shouted insults at her as he followed closely behind her as she retreated from the office. I recommend that women do not enter campground office if the senior owner is present. When we filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau, we discovered that BBB has lowered its rating of the KOA/Lakeside because the owners have failed to respond to previous customer complaints, and KOA/Lakeside is not accredited by the Better Business Bureau. The Lakeside KOA has disabled the online review feature on their corporate KOA website. We also learned that the campground food service cart is located atop the campground’s former sewage dump station. During the latest inspection (2012), the Larimer County Health Department rated food safety at the KOA/Lakeside as “Marginal.” The south-side of the campground is near an active asphalt plant and gravel quarries, with industrial noise/odors and heavy truck traffic commencing at dawn. I woke one morning to the pounding roar of a low-flying helicopter spraying insecticides on the corn field just 25 feet from our north-side camp site. The well water has a brown tint. There are occasional brown-outs during hot weather and power failures during electrical storms. Interior roadways are not paved. Verizon coverage is weak. We camped at Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $42.00
Our paved pull-through site was level, wide and long enough for our 40 foot motorhome and toad. Good spacing between sites. Very clean and well kept up. Friendly staff. Good WiFi but did drop out occasionally, adequate Verizon signal. Some trees but most were small and none blocked our satellite TV. One of the best and most reasonably priced KOA's we've stayed at. We would stay here again. We camped at Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA in a Motorhome.