21 RV Parks near Grand Lake, Colorado
Sep 2017 - $47.00
Rate is a weekly rate. This is really two RV parks in one. In the back it looks like a KOA with all the RVs lined up and side by side. We chose for more privacy and took one of the sites toward the office which are really secluded from one another. Ours will surrounded with Aspens and willows. Beautiful. Recommend sites 13 or 15 or another FHU site up front. Got to maneuver to get a sat signal. Water and sewer good. Electric dropped to 114 to 117 volts per leg when more RVs were plugged in, so electric can be iffy and you need to have a surge protector. Beautiful area surrounded by trees and mountains. Entry is really on the county road across from the visitors center and the 1.5 miles down the paved county road. All interior roads dirt/gravel and sites the same. Could be dusty in the summer. This is family oriented with ATV rentals, horse rentals, ball sports, etc., but the National Parks is right across a meadow. Saw deer and elk in the campground (could hear elk bugling all night). ! Staff helpful. This is the wild side of the National Park with lots of hiking. - okdiver
Sep 2017 - $47.00
Winding River is a unique western-style resort. It's set on a property adjacent to the western edge of Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) just north of Grand Lake. Horseback, ATV, and snowmobile riding are all available. The park is large and has a good variety of site types. We had a full hookup, pull through, which was large and fairly level. For horse lovers with trailers, there are sites which have corrals. The staff was very friendly and helpful. You'll see amazing scenery from almost any site in the park. And the stars at night!!!!! - FifthWheel Travelers
Sep 2017 - $42.00
We arrived on a Thursday and check-in was prompt and courteous. We were provided a map and activity sheet for the resort. We were directed to site #41, which was large and surrounded by "mountain" shrubbery/trees on two sides of us.
PROS: Roads were easy to navigate (We have a 40' home with a Ram 1500 toad). Site #41 was large and offered two sides of privacy from neighbors. The lot was dirt but level. Electric and water was easily accessible. Lots of activities for couples and families include: horseback riding, ATV tours, animal farm, ice cream social, petting farm, playground, basketball court, horseshoe pits, and chuckwagon breakfasts/dinners. Personnel were very courteous and a pleasure to speak with during our stay. Location, location, location. This park sits within one-quarter mile of the entrance to RMNP.
CONS: Electricity voltage. On day one, temps dropped into the low 40's and our surge protector kept tripping for low voltage with our heat pump turned on. We received a quick response from personnel who responded and said they were aware of the problem on that circuit. No remedy was offered and we were told the park was booked for the weekend and no alternative site was available to us. On day three, the temps dropped into the 30's and without a heat pump or other alternative heating source, we called the office again. This time we were offered a different site but since we only had one additional night left, we opted to cut our vacation short and head home, which they refunded one night to us. Overall, we really liked the resort and the amenities. If it wasn't for the electrical issue, we would have given it a 9. We intend to return once the electrical issues are addressed. - OurNextRVAdventure
Aug 2017 - $33.00
This was a great park. Good services, good Wi-Fi. Apparently, moose come into the campground often, although we didn't see any. Gave it a 9 just because there was no sewer hookup at my site, although a dump station is available. - Paul and Jeannette
Sep 2016 - $44.00
Excellent campground literally feet from the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. I waded through reviews for all the other Grand Lake sites before settling on this one. My parents were on this trip, so I wanted to find more of the creature comforts but still feel like you were outside. Many (but not all) the sites are separated by generous vegetation, so there is a decent sense of privacy. Numbered photos of each site are posted on their Facebook page if you really want to plan ahead. Huge and clean bathrooms with plenty of stalls plus private shower rooms. There is even an outdoor commercial sink with hot water so van and tent campers can wash dishes. WiFi only reaches a few sites, but there is a comfy TV lounge where you can browse away. Friendly staff with an even friendlier dog to welcome you. - RVNed
Aug 2016 - $45.00
This is our second stay at Elk Creek. We had a wonderful week stay here! Not much to add that hasn't already been said! The absolute best campground in the area.
We reserved what (in our opinion!) is the best site in the lot, #011, one year in advance, during our first stay actually! This site is a FHU that backs in a small meadow. It's like having a big backyard! Trees abound and it has a wonderful feel to it.
We will be back! - colochoclab
Sep 2017 - $19.00
This was our second stay here. It is extremely windy in the electric sites up on the hill. The sites are very short. The restrooms/showers were so bad that I wrote to the Forest Service and they followed up. The views are beautiful and location is good for Rocky Mountain National Park. We will not stay here again in our fifth wheel due to the wind and dirty restrooms. - ouachita princess
Jul 2017 - $19.00
Wonderful USFS campground with 50 amp service and water. Dump station on way out. CG is on point overlooking lake with view of mountains in distance. Marvelous views. Several hosts that made sure greeted and maintained the sites. - Al Z
May 2017 - $12.00
This Forest Service campground is conveniently close to the western side of Rocky Mountain National Park. Great choice if you're visiting the park and would like electricity. The campground is on a ridge overlooking Granby Lake. Nice views but windy at times. The campground is virtually treeless, but there are a large number of younger trees scattered about, none higher than six feet, so it seems that the NFS is trying to restablish a more forested feel. Asphalt roads and gravel pads. Mixture of electric sites with water, non-electric, non-water sites, some short and some long. Flush toilets. Dump station is near the entrance. Electrical only at a few sites. Crowded on memorial day weekend, but plenty of open sites in the days before. - OlderGoat
May 2011 - $28.00
We had a very nice experience when we camped over Memorial Day weekend. All of the campground attendants were very pleasant and helpful. We will definitely return to this campground at some point. - Becky Muncy
Jun 2010 - $17.00
Gorgeous with woods and lakefront. Beautiful views, lovely area. No showers, pit toilets. Near Grand Lake. Huge sites with tent pads and level parking for rig. - narniadweller
May 2006 - $17.00
Beautiful campground, nice shady sites on a lovely alpine lake. It is urrounded by snow capped mountains, what a wonderful place to stay. Sites were gravel, all back in type, mostly level. Nice picnic tables and fire grates. Exceptionally well maintained. This is a rustic campground, probably not suitable for large rigs. Vault toilets. No hookups are available here, this place is for the nature lovers. It's right on the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park. Nice, friendly campground hosts. I can't wait to go back! - julievojo
Jun 2010 - $17.00
Willow Creek Campground is part of the Arapaho National Recrecreation Area. There are 3 other public campgrounds in the area but this is the only one that still has trees since the pine beetle infestation. It is a great little park to get away from it all. The sites are really nice and private. Many are on the lake. This park is for real campers. The KOA crowd would hate this place. The road in is 3 miles of gravel. There is a one lane bridge which would require anyone hauling a trailer to turn right, turn around--there is a handy turn around-- and then cross the bridge straight on. There are vault toilets and no showers. Water is available. It is a very pretty little spot. I camped here in a tent but I am planning to bring my travel trailer nest time. - NT2013
Jul 2016 - $13.00
We definitely miss the trees but this is a natural process and an example of how a forest regrows from a meadow. Elk frequent the campground in the mornings and evenings. Moose and bear can be seen nearby. The standard rate of $26 seems high for dry camping. There is a posted 30' RV length limit. Most sites are designed for tents or small camper vehicles. All sites are 1st come 1st serve and the campground fills often by mid-afternoon. 8900' elevation in Kauwanechee Valley often sees 40 degree overnight temps in July. Interior roads and parking are all asphalt. Tent pads at each site. - Trailbuddy
Sep 2015 - $20.00
No trees -- beetles killed them all. Not pretty, and there was little privacy between sites. But views of surrounding mountains were very good as a result, and stars at night were great for the same reason. - Prof Dan
Aug 2013 - $20.00
Still a nice campground even without the trees. The mountain pine beetles that have killed so many of the majestic tall straight pines trees in Colorado, have sadly struck here too. Over a couple years the various loops have been closed and the dead trees removed. The tallest trees left in the parking areas are at most 10-12 foot tall - but growing and healthy. During tree removal, it appears that the campground layout was changed to have fewer sites with more room between sites. I don't remember if the sites were asphalt before, but they are level. Most sites are back-in and available for tents or RVs, some sites are tent only set up for small groups, and some RV only sites are pull through. I enjoy ranger talks, but lightening cancelled the evening's program. On the nice night, a ranger gave a very informed and specific talk about geology of the tundra to the lower treed areas - very nice! Fortunately, the rainy night happened after the herd of at least a dozen female elk meandered through the campground with the lone male, and two babies. We watched for about an hour and one-half as the fire-rings provided an ash snack for the females. We will return. - AluminumCloud
Aug 2017 - $12.00
There are a large number of sites here but they are NOT designed for a big rig, nor do they advertise them as such. In fact, they state 35 foot maximum and I think that's pretty accurate. They have a couple of loops in the trees and a couple out in the open. They also have a tent area for groups. The park is all dry camping but they do have water and a dump station so it's not a problem to stay here with a rig that will fit. The park is right across the road from the transportation center and I would STRONGLY recommend taking advantage of the FREE transportation throughout the park, including into Estes Park. This is a great place to stay in to tour the Rocky Mountain National Park. They have ranger programs almost every night which are geared largely for the kids but are great. There ARE bears here so PROPER food storage is very important. If it rains, some sites can get pretty "wet". Be aware and position your rig appropriately. - 1998 Ultrasport
Aug 2016 - $13.00
We were fortunate and obtained a pull through site on loop A, site 001 at Glacier Basin Campground on short notice. Reservations are strongly suggested. Site was wooded, level and adequate for our RV. I did not like the large boulders that bordered either side of the pull through site.
Many sites in this loop were pull-over type and the pull-in sites were angled the wrong way. Sites do not have hook-ups. Each campsite has a picnic table, fire ring with grate and tent pad. Roads and parking spurs are paved.
Restrooms have flush toilets and there is drinking water available. Bear proof trash containers are centrally located. This is bear country and there are lockers for food stuffs located between sites, if not stored inside camper. Though there is no fire ban, campers are required to attend their fire at all times. Fire wood is available from a vendor who comes to the campground and sells a bundle of wood for $5.00.
There is free shuttle service, through out the park and worth using, instead of driving yourself. There is a bus stop located inside the campground. Scenery is spectacular with an abundance of wildlife (deer, elk and even an occasionally moose), did not see any bear. We have an America the Beautiful Senior Age Pass and paid $13.00 for our campsite and no entry fee to the park. We would return to Rocky Mountain NP. - Viarivoli
Sep 2015 - $10.00
Great National Park campground, no hookups or showers,but there is a dump station and water fill. Our site, A18, was a fairly level pull through, however to put your door & awning on the correct side, you will have to go in the wrong direction, which was no real problem, as everyone on the inside of the loop did the same. Site was a little close with the trees on both sides but we had enough room to extend the slides and awning. At least A&B loops still have trees, the trees in rest of the loops have been removed, due to beetle infestation. There is a picnic table & fire ring at each site.
Fire wood & Ice available at the campground. The wildlife in the park are awesome, including the elk in the campground, if you drive your car, be ready for delays of folks watching the animals.
There is a shuttle system that takes you to some parts of the park.
Our rate is with the Senior Pass, we would absolutely stay here again. - bukhrn
Jun 2017 - $40.00
I love the gorgeous views of the mountains and all the activities available. If you have kids they will love this place. My kids are grown and we still have fun here. The had a magic carpet ride that we enjoyed. We brought bikes to ride around too. We were in Hopi Loop with electric only. You pay an additional $2.40 a night if you are not a YMCA member. It is worth it. - themayerfam
May 2010 - $27.00
Actually a very nice campground. Our pull-through spot was fairly level. Would have been more privacy and shade but most trees were cut down because of the pine beetle. Lots of activities for our children. The staff were friendly and the place had a pretty nice gift shop. Fraser, Granby, and Grand Lake were within a short drive. We would probably stay here again. - seven_campers
Sep 2009 - $36.00
Lots of stuff for the whole family to do. This campground is part of a recreational facility that includes cabins, vacation homes for rent, and lodges. It is also the center for summer camps for kids and has many things to do including mini golf, craft activities, an indoor pool, a climbing wall, zip line, horse back riding and hiking trails up into the surrounding mountains. Some of this costs extra money, especially anything including horses. The campground itself is really only open through the summer, whereas the rest of the facility (including cabins and lodges) is popular for cross country skiing and snow-shoeing through the winter. You can rent bikes in the summer and cross country ski gear in the winter. This place is well set up for groups and reunions with all of the various housing options. The mountains are scarred by the bark beetle infestation, like pretty much everything in this general region, but the trails are still nice once you get up into the hills. The campground is otherwise not very scenic, but with all of the activities we never had to leave the property to keep the kids busy, and we'll be going back there sometime. - markandanne
Sep 2017 - $40.00
We made reservations here in spite of some not-too-great reviews, because the Estes Park Campground at East Portal was full. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the bathrooms and showers are kept clean. The showers are $2 for 6 minutes, which is plenty of time for most people, and the hot water was plentiful. Our site had electric and water hook ups and was one of the sites surrounding a dirt and gravel lot. Unfortunately, when the wind blew, which it did with a vengeance, dust blows! Even with the windows and door closed, our RV was full of dust. There were a couple sites below a small hill that many have been better sheltered from the dust, but the campground needs to be at least covered with gravel or paved. Perhaps there are plans to do that, as the lot looked somewhat like a work in progress. The full hook-up sites were gravel with cement patios but no trees at all. Tent sites were more shaded. All sites have a picnic table and fire pit. The location is great - easy to get to town and Rocky Mt. National Park. There are views of the mountains. There is no WiFi here, but the WiFi was good at the Estes Park Visitor Center. - Eldereaglewatchers
Sep 2017 - $60.00
We missed the turn off because it is not well marked. By the time we saw it we were too late to turn in. Our 5th wheel is 32' and our site was a back in for a 35'. It was an extremely hard back in. There was a drop off in front of many sites, ours included. I doubt a bigger unit would fit. We did not enjoy this campground and will not be returning. - Bax
Jul 2017 - $50.00
Mixed feelings on this campground. First, we found all of the campgrounds in Estes Park to be expensive; this park was no exception. We stayed in a 50amp pull-through site. They had two rows of pull-through sites, probably a total of 20-30 sites in those two rows. We would stay in a pull-through site again however, the back-in sites had zero privacy, so we would not stay in one of those. The pull through sites are gravel with a cement patio, a nice fire pit and a large picnic table. Decent space between sites. No cable. The tent sites looked pretty rough. Amenities: Nice, but very small, pool. Nice playground area for the kids. Bathhouse was very clean. They do charge for showers ($2 for 6 minutes)....that was a new one for us, but we figured that they do this, as so many dry camp in the area and probably come on property, to use the showers. We had no problem with the roads into the campground, fit just fine pulling our 40' fifth wheel. - atlantafamilyof4
Jul 2016 - $25.00
Wooded with some views. Some sites are close together but we had site A1 which is large and away from the pack. Restrooms could have been larger - only 3 male sit-down for 65 sites. Hilly. Hike out of the campground into rmnp. - adamant
Jun 2016 - $30.00
While I generally liked the wooded setting of this campground, East Portal was a massive disappointment. We brought a 19 ft tent trailer and could only barely (with a lot of maneuvering) pull it into the site. The site was uneven and we could never get the trailer leveled out. The campground is incredibly crowded (expect your neighbors to be within five feet on either side. The biggest issue I had was the crowd the campground attracts. Expect groups of young and rude campers who will stay up late into the night dining and laughing without a hint of concern for anyone else. We have two small children who could not sleep because of all the noise. - CastleRook1
Jul 2015 - $40.00
As I looked for a campground around Estes Park that had water/electric, was wooded, and wasn't a stack-em-in campground, this was the only option. But there were so few reviews out there and we were hesitant. Well, here's hopefully a review to help.
We stayed for 6 nights at lot 39. We had a blast meeting multiple neighbors (everyone was so friendly!). Our lot was fairly spacious for this campground. We were close to both restrooms. Many sites had amazing views, but even without the views, it's still beautiful.
Here's some nuggets...
If you're in a camper, stay at 34 or 38, they're the largest. 64 is really nice and large too, with amazing views, but it's far from the restrooms. 39 and 40 are adequate. If you're in a tent, A3 is amazing, secluded with a view. Otherwise, stay on the top perimeter, sites 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 42-44, 46, 48, 49, 51-54. It's nice to back up to the woods, gives you a little bit of space.
Wood's $6/load. Lasts for one night at most.
Ice is $2 for 8# bag. Best price around.
Bathroom near site 38 is older than the other one. It's cleaned in the morning, but got buggy and grubby towards evening. Other bathroom is REALLY nice. 5 shower stalls m/f between the two bathrooms.
Each bathroom has dish cleaning sink. REALLY nice to have we found.
Roads and sites are dirt.
Sites are not overly level. We had trouble getting level.
There are a couple TIGHT turns as others have mentioned. You can get a longer trailer in (27' max probably at sites 34 and 64).
Hike the trail to Morraine Campground. It's very pretty. Sprague Lake is also amazing (1.8m each way)
The hosts were very nice and not overbearing at all. They even delivered our ice to us. They have a little shop with a few things to purchase. Open 8-8.
Not very bike friendly, very hilly.
Small campsites, not much privacy, but we found that it was fun getting to know our neighbors.
About a 10 minute drive into Estes.
A little overpriced, but I'd definitely stay here again! - Bkell1978