11 Parks near Fruita, Colorado
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Typical gravel RV park, no shade, no grass, hot and dry. Wi-Fi was horrible, they kept saying it was being fixed, but never was. Had to keep going into Lowes and use theirs. But if you are liking to hike, this is the place for you. Also fast food nearby. - H Russell
Jul 2016 - $40.00
I'm a native of this area back for a class reunion. Our first time to this park but found it to be nicer than other parks in the area. Easy to navigate with our forty foot fifth wheel despite the round about getting off the freeway. Staff friendly enough. Site was okay, with good utilities. Very small swimming pool available as well as laundry room. This is the best place to stay if you want to visit Colorado National Monument. Good park to leave your rig, take a nice drive and picnic lunch into the monument, drive thru and take pictures and make the full loop back through Grand Junction. Or take in the Dinosaur Museum right across the street. Also watch for the Peach Festval in the other end of the valley in early Septemer annually. Best peaches EVER, bar none. - FulltimerFun
Jul 2016 - $40.00
95' pull thrus! Love them. Very clean laundry area. $1.50 per wash and .50 for 20 min of drying. Gorgeous nature!
Definitely would stay here again. Didn't give a 10 because 1 tree near entrance needs trimming. - ontheroadmama
Aug 2016 - $5.00
I am reluctant to review this campground because now other people will know about it and I might not have it all to myself any more. Well-known to locals, it's at 8,500 feet in elevation and stays cool during the hot days in Grand Junction 4,000 feet below, which elevation gain you will achieve in only 25 miles of road. So yes, the road is steep and where it changes to gravel it gets rough: make sure every thing in your RV is battened down or it will shake loose. Campground is in an oasis populated with aspens, oaks, deer and turkeys and you can drink the water. Gets busy on weekends but camp host says it has never been full. I shall definitely camp here again. - Old Mountain Man
Fruita, Colorado (map) | (970) 858-3617
Sites: 80 | Latest Rate: $20.00 | 13 Reviews
Oct 2016 - $20.00
We came on a Thursday. There was road construction past the welcome center right near the entrance to the park but we were waved through it. I will not repeat what almost everyone has said about the tunnel because we did not find it to be true. Our motor home is over 11 feet high and the usual width, no problem. We didn't worry about the heighth of it at all. Gorgeous views on the way to the campground. There is a visitor center for the park near the campground. There are some short hikes from there. There are no hikes from the campground itself. You will need to bike or drive to hikes that are longer.
Our site was number 43 and it was a pull through. The nice thing about it was it was set back from the road with more privacy than others. A lot of the so called sites are tiny widenings in the road barely big enough for small trailers. Another thing about the park is that those over 62 get it half price at $10.00. This is a huge discount. We didn't qualify for it and gladly paid. But there is no electric or sewer so
perhaps $20.00 is steep. The park filled up with free loaders after dark who pulled out before light.
The sites have fire rings but you can only use charcoal. My husband bought charcoal from the camp host and she told him about the Pinon nuts in the area. Seemed friendly. We took a nap in the afternoon and there was a pounding and yelling at our door which woke us up. It was the camp host who asked us if we had found any thing on our site when we moved in. She never apologized for waking us or intruding. Very weird. It's a beautiful park but the people running it are not that considerate. We had a problem about 7 years ago with a ranger coming up while we were still in our car but parked and telling us we had better not let our dogs on the trails. So because of this later incidence with the camp host we will not be back. - KSum
Sep 2016 - $10.00
This is a lovely National Parks campground. That said, most of the sites are small. RVs are limited to 40 ft. Our 5th wheel is 31' plus pickup. We had to do a lot of maneuvering to get into our site. There was room for our slideouts but our steps were on the road & we had to put out reflectors. The view, however, was spectacular. Lots of low pinyon and juniper trees make the area very attractive. There is water (no hookup) and clean flush toilets but no dump site. Generators are permitted in loops A&B 8am-8pm. There is a free dump in Fruita at the Colorado visitor center. Coming up to the campground there are tunnels. In the MIDDLE they are 16'. We drove down the center line with no problem because there is not much traffic. Reservations recommended. - storms
Aug 2016 - $10.00
This is a beautiful National Monument, the campground is OK. Our site, #30 was not level, most of them aren't. Also, NO utilities and you must arrive with empty septic tanks and full water tanks. The visitor center in Fruita has a dump site and fresh water available.
Generator hours are from 8am to 8pm. Do not start early or be late turning it off. Otherwise the park host will come by and tell you to turn it off. And not very nicely!
Probably will not return since we do not live in the area and now that we have seen the Monument we wouldn't not return. - Rick & Karen
Fruita, Colorado (map) | (970) 434-3388
Sites: 57 | Latest Rate: $31.00 | 82 Reviews
Oct 2016 - $31.00
Spacious sites in a nice quiet park. Good level site w covered tables. - PaleoTex
Sep 2016 - $33.00
This is a typical Colorado State Park campground from what I have seen: Clean, well organized, with larger, well spaced pull-through sites. We had a slight issue extending our awning due to the close proximity of the roof over the picnic table but we were able to angle the awning so that it could be extended fully.
Very easy access to and from the highway. Although it is close to the highway, we experienced no traffic noise during our 2 night stay. There are several restaurants within walking distance and nearby gas stations.
Beautiful view of the surrounding red rock cliffs from the campsite.
There is no wifi at the campground but we got a strong 4G signal with Verizon.
We would not hesitate to stay here again. - Mountainseeker
Sep 2016 - $31.00
Pros: This is a beautiful, fairly new park. The grounds were meticulously maintained and the restroom/laundry room were spotless. There are a ton of outlets in the laundry room and adjoining sitting room. Washers were $1.50 and dryers were $1.00 for 45 minutes, decent prices. Each site has a picnic table with shade shelter. Walking distance to shopping center with convenience store, liquor store, fast food and a good Mexican restaurant. Cons: pull thrus have shelter roof right along parking pad on passenger side and utility stanchion is right next to the line on the drivers side. If you have a big rig with pull outs on both sides or one on drivers side and want to use your awning you may not fit. Suggest you try back in site instead. They have a lot more side room and are quite long. Also half the lighting was out in the laundry room making it very dark, the change machine was broken, and the "suggestion box" had neither cards nor pencil. Probably so I wouldn't complain about the poor lighting! :). Also the showers are a big rip off at $1.00 for 4 minutes and the $7/day "entrance fee" on top of the camping fee is just stupid. Charge what you need to and don't nickel and dime users to death!
Might try the RV park across the road next time since it's only a few dollars more, looked really nice, and supposedly has wi-fi (although they ALL say they do and most don't work worth a darn!). Otherwise, I would still stay here again. - Pdxjoanne
Oct 2016 - $35.00
Premium site with CTV. Pull thru with plenty of room to park the tow vehicle. Gravel with a fence and picnic table. Not far from the freeway but noise not a problem. Staff friendly and helpful. Amenities are not far away, propane at the truck stop was least expensive. - SilverBear
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Easy access to freeway yet quiet. Nice pet area. Great place to stop to get off road and rest. - Cake on the beach
Sep 2016 - $38.00
Clean campground with wide and long angled pull thru sites. Gravel streets and level gravel pads. Full hookups nice large laundry, well stocked store with good supply of RV products and very helpful and friendly staff. - Charlie M.
Sep 2014 - $30.00
Very modern with large cement pads and driveways. Utilities are very solid with good water pressure, excellent electric and good, ground-level sewer access. Our only problem was that most occupants are full-timers and not too tidy. We stayed twice, for a total of 3 weeks and never sensed any odors. The location is quiet and conveniently located. We will stay here again. - Shadezguy
Aug 2014 - $35.00
This is a good overnight stop with friendly part-time staff. There is no office and you must call when you get there to find out how to check in and site number. Lots of permanent residents. A new looking campground with concrete pads but no picnic tables or grills. The turns in the campground are very tight for a 43 foot Class A. - John & Bobbie
Apr 2014 - $35.00
This is my 2nd time here in two years. It is still fairly clean and all concrete. Not much character. The rate has gone up significantly, since last visit. The internet connection is now throttled and limited to 40kB. Too slow for any downloads. The laundry dryers do not heat up well, requiring extended drying times. Based on the internet alone, we won't be back. - retiredfields
Jun 2016 - $28.00
This is a mobile home park with some RV spaces. Site was almost level, did use one block under wheels. Good for an overnight stay but nothing else. Would return for an overnight. - SD75mac
Sep 2015 - $28.00
While the park is under new management (not ownership) which was friendly and helpful, it was more of a mobile home park, the pet rules were not enforced, and grass & trees were missing. But it was handy to shopping and sightseeing. - Lke
Sep 2015 - $30.00
Very pleasant check in...lots of full timers there..close to road...heard trains..but i dont mind that.NO WIFI...cable didn't work either...we really just wanted to be here for a night to catch up on Internet and watch some tv...NEITHER could be done. I wouldn't stay again..for a couple dollars more there are other options...picnic table was a wreck..need to replace..site was level though. - Ollie49
Mar 2016 - $23.00
Friendly campsite hosts. Great place to set the kids free and let them play. Great spot to bring a group of friends and get a collective of sites. Clean. No hook-ups. Some good shade trees throughout campsites. - TraceN
May 2013 - $18.00
An island oasis in the high desert of Loma, CO. Clean and tidy as all of the Colorado State Parks, this little treasure is hard to get a reservation for, but if you can, the rewards are big! This park is the location for many bike races (the famous "18 Hours of Fruita) and other events. The park caters to those scheduled events which means getting in on weekends can be a challenge at best- that is unless you are a participant in one of the events itself. The RV camping and tent sites are all emerald green and fully shaded with beautiful, large poplar trees. The sites are pull in styled and set along a narrow, one-way only, circular, paved road that allows for some tricky navigation for a large 5th wheel- ours is 37ft. and fortunately driven by a very skilled operator! There are only water hook ups and a dump station. The cycling, fishing, boating, hiking and birding opportunities at Highline are hard to beat. Super smooth and fast, well maintained mountain bike trails make for memorable single track thrills! Highline State Park is very dog friendly and truly serene. We can't wait to visit again! - RVLife4us
Apr 2011 - $23.00
I got caught by surprise. Didn't realize this was a dry camping park, except almost every site appears to have a water faucet. Oh well. It's a nice park and was very busy for a Thursday night. I had to hunt through all the reservation cards posted to find one that was open for the one night I stayed there! Whatever you do, don't pay before you find a spot! I disagree about the big rig access, mine is 32 feet and I barely had enough room. I was in a "pull-through" and I couldn't put my slides out, they would stick out over the roadway through the park or would hit a tree. Most of the sites are pull through but are shaped in a steep arc and very close to the road. There are a few back in sites, perhaps those will fit the big rigs and slideouts. If you arrive after hours, there is a machine to take your fee, cash or credit cards (again, don't pay before you find a spot!). You have to do two transactions if you use the machine. I wasn't towing a car, but from what I understand (confirmed with the camp host), you have to buy both a camping permit and a vehicle permit for your motorhome. I am guessing that if you tow a car, you may have to buy another permit, but you might want to clarify this. The rate I am showing is $16 for camping and $7 vehicle fee. - DXSMac
Oct 2016 - $40.00
This is quite a nice park. Are KOAs getting better, or am I just finding the good ones lately (thanks to this website)? Our standard pullthrough space was spacious and level, with a patio, gravel space for grill and a lush grass area for sitting. My only minor complaint is that the neighbor's water and sewer hookups intruded into the back of my space, but it didn't really bother us. Ample room for slides and awnings on both sides. As usual for KOA, they have activities for kids. Though it is on a major highway, the noise wasn't bad at night. It was very full while we were here, so best have a reservation. Verizon cell and internet worked well. - JA1800
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Staff was nice, and attentive. Park was well maintained. Our site was long enough for our 40ft rig, but we had to park our tow on the side. The site was wide enough for both to fit, and fairly level. Our site was gravel, with a fire pit, and picnic table on a paver patio. We did not have a premium site, so we were close to our neighbor.
The only downside was the road noise. We were parked at the rear of the park, and there was a lot of traffic on the road behind us. There was some noise from the airport too. - The Michellis
Sep 2016 - $46.00
I really liked this park. We pulled in after the office was closed, and found the after hours check in board to be informative and helpful. The pull through site we were in was very nice. Level, with gravel that was smooth and easy to walk on. Short fences separated the sites, and the site had a decent sized grass patch next to the cement patio, which we always seek out for the dogs. Utilities were fairly well placed, with only the fresh water hookup being a bit odd as it is a few feet over into your neighbors' site, but no big deal, just need a moderate length of hose. We did not use the wifi or facilities, so I cannot comment on those. A park attendant was very pleasant and helpful on the morning of our departure. He filled a propane tank for me and brought it right back to the nose of our trailer on his golf cart, when he could have just as easily said, "here you go", and let me carry it back myself. He also asked if running the sprinklers for a few minutes on the grass area in our site would be any problem; I noticed that he has to go up and down the rows and manually turn on/off the sprinklers for each site. I thought it was not only considerate of him to ask, but also something that you certainly wouldn't see at most parks (a lot of places seem to just run the sprinklers on a timer with no regard for whether the water would be interfering with someone getting ready to leave, etc). I wish I would have asked the man for his name, as he deserves recognition for a job well done in assisting guests. All in all, this park felt really safe, and was a fun place to stay. I enjoyed it enough that I will likely make it a point to pass through Grand Junction again to stay for at least a night on a future trip. - KeystoneTT
Sep 2016 - $45.00
The trains rumbled by all night long. They have a nice looking pool but no one was in it and the lady at the front desk told us it wasn't warm enough to swim in. Many of the spots are very close together, vegetation is lacking and there are many permanent residents giving this place an unsavory feel. Two out of three showers were not working in the men's restroom. We would not stay here again. - Colorado gal
Sep 2016 - $45.00
This is our second stay for one month. This is probably the nicest RV park in the Grand Junction area. They work hard to maintain the common areas and spaces. Some areas have small grass patches, other spaces are gravel only. 2 dog parks, a swimming pool and a nice laundry room. We requested a move to another shadier spot after a few days, and they were very accommodating. There are many full-time residents here, but everyone seems friendly. We will use this Park whenever we visit the Grand Junction Colo area! - Explorateurs
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Easy on and off access from I-70 for big rigs. Interior roads were wide as were the pull thru sites. Utilities worked well. Internet was very slow. Park was pet friendly. Good stop for the night. - ScottV