Grand Lake, Colorado

Elk Creek Campground

Grand Lake, Colorado



Grand Lake, Colorado
Phone: (970) 627-8502

Sites: 72
Recent Rate: $45 7/2015

Latitude: 40.2522067313165
Longitude: -105.851908922195

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • 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 ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • 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 no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

38 Reviews

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dbcordello

Review Count: 92
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

Elk Creek Campground is located just outside Rocky Mountain National Park, and is just up the road from the town of Grand Lake. Both are great places to visit. The people in this park aim to please. The bathrooms are spotless and seem brand new, with plenty of showers to serve the campers. The laundry room was also very clean and even offered an iron and ironing board. Our site was fairly private and level. We were happy to have a very strong Verizon signal. Our only complaint was that they charge $15 for a honey wagon service, which we thought was a bit excessive. We would definitely come here again if in the area. We camped at Elk Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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colochoclab

Review Count: 59
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $45.00
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We really enjoyed our 4 night stay here! The staff is outstanding! There is a wide variety of sites here, but all have fantastic views! Out site, RV#1 was very level and had full hookups. (Not all sites are FHU). We did have wifi, but it was because we were close to the office. We did have strong AT&T signal. The sites in back are more rustic and forested. The sites in the middle surround a small forested meadow and, in my opinion, are the best sites in the campground. Most sites will accommodate good sized rv's, our 30ft trailer was easy to navigate around. Moose are a common sight at dusk in and around the park. The big draw to the area is the lakes. There are several ramps within 5 minutes of the campground and the campground has ample overflow parking for boats and stuff. This is a very dog-friendly campground and our 2 labs had as much fun as we did! There is an off-leash area 5 minutes away, a must do! The only negative notes is a lack of pool and that the roads are packed dirt. Afternoon rains are common, and it can get a bit sloppy. We will definitely be back next year! We camped at Elk Creek Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

The town of Grand Lake is only a couple of minutes down the road. The entrance to RMNP is only 5 minutes the other direction! Great location!

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SideBySiders

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $40.00
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New owners purchased this park recently and they are providing "hands-on management." The setting is beautiful and the large sites are more typical of a state or national park. The laundry room, restrooms, and shower rooms are immaculate. Our only disappointment was that our site #38 was swampy. It appears there are water springs above and in this site. As a result, previous campers had moved the fire ring around to find a dry spot. This resulted in ashes mixed with wet gravel around the site, not a good combination. While these problems were not sufficient to cause us to change sites since we had no kids with us and were gone to during the day, this site should not be used until this wet condition is corrected. We camped at Elk Creek Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Grand Lake, RMNP, Shadow Mpuntain Lake and Lake Granby

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ALFA Maytwins

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $36.00
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Stayed here for 12 days in mid August. A camper in this area needs to understand the choices. For a Big Rig and large 5th Wheel rigs there are two commercial campgrounds. For smaller rigs there are multiple campgrounds commercial and NP operated. This campground serves all types, tents, small and big rigs including cabins to rent. That said, the rate is based on 1 week + 5 days at daily rate. Taxes are high for visitors. This campground is built on a hill, with hard pan packed dirt interior roads that the wet weather is starting to create ruts in. The sites (all back-in) with fine dirt/gravel base are terraced into the hill in a long oval loop with a semi circle at the top. Because of the incline on which the park is built, there is side to side level issues that need to be considered. Almost everyone has blocks under the wheels, but no one has wheels off the ground. There is heavy vegetation, willow bushes, pine trees and tall grasses, that separate the sites so there is a real feel of privacy. Many sites are booked well in advance because of the proximity to the NP so you are not going to just "drop in" for a stay of any length. There are guests who come for the season and the 20 FHU sites are taken up quickly. The rest of the 34 sites are W/E only. They have 4 overflow electric only sites on the flat in the front of the park for short term. For every 5 days they have a very efficient free Honey Wagon service, otherwise it is $15 per dump and a signup is needed. Having said that, I called 3 weeks in advance and the owner worked very hard to get my 40 foot rig into the same site for the whole time. I asked for 14 days, and she worked out 12. The site (RV 20)is adequate, but narrow once my slides are extended. There really wasn't any room for spending time outdoors once we moved to the uphill side to obtain a level surface. Other sites (FHU) we have seen are configured a little differently and seemed to have more "patio" area so there was more room to extend and awning and put out chairs. The restrooms are very clean, the showers are a single long hall with a floor to ceiling door to close for privacy and immaculate, but there is no place to sit. There are 3 washers and 3 dryers for 50 sites plus cabins plus tent sites. They have a completely separate area for tents and the cabins, which we found satisfying. This location is has (moose) wildlife that frequent the grounds and it is well to consider that when coming. We travel as full timers completely self contained so Wi-Fi is not required from the parks we stay in, neither is TV, so I can't comment on those services. What we look for is satellite access for these services from the roof of our rig. So few/no trees to the southeast are more important to us. This park has that. I can tell you it is a magnificent outdoor natural environment which if all the sites had full hookups, probably would get a higher rating from me. The owners work hard and will accommodate any reasonable request. The town of Grand Lake is very close as is the entrance to the Rocky Mountain National Park. This is why we chose it. We camped at Elk Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

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Glory

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $36.00
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Elk Creek is a very nice park. The bathrooms were very clean. We had trouble getting a Wi-Fi signal at our site so my husband went to the rec room to use his laptop. I got a good Verizon signal on my smartphone. The highlight of our trip were the moose in our site. They even brushed up against the back of our trailer while they were munching on the willows. We camped at Elk Creek Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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jbskone

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent base camp to visit the great views in Rocky Mountain National Park. Our 45' rig had no problems in and out of Site 19. Wi-Fi was very good, using a Super 3 Antenna Booster. AT&T phone worked great. Owners were very friendly and willing to help in any way. The place to stay in Grand Lake, CO. We camped at Elk Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

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Thedogsma

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $30.00
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Very friendly and helpful owners. Very rustic campground, but well maintained. Resident wildlife. Water was turned off due to freezing, but they let us fill up from the garden hose. We would stay here again. We camped at Elk Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

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Destinations

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $35.00
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Nice campground, convenient access to Rocky Mtn Nat'l Park, Grand Lake, restaurants. Wildlife in Campground (moose roaming among sites and report of bear visits after dark) - keep dogs on leash! Our back-in site was very tight. Access to some are better than others. Gravel pad was level. Very friendly check-in. We camped at Elk Creek Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Dareyou2move

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $39.00
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We really enjoyed this family owned and operated campground. Nice large private sites, good kids play area, clean recently-updated restroom/showers and a game room with pool table and air hockey in case it gets rainy out. The Rocky Mountain NP boundary is literally next door and we saw moose several days in the campground and heard elk bugling at night. The Verizon signal was strong with 4G and the Wi-Fi was unexpectedly good too. High marks for this place! We camped at Elk Creek Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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arobic76

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Check in was easy, and our site is beautiful. We saw a bull moose in our camp area on our first morning. The owners are friendly and the campground is nice and quiet in addition to being conveniently located to Rocky Mountain National Park and the cute community of Grand Lake. We camped at Elk Creek Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Metamorphosis Road

Review Count: 88
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $36.00
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Rate paid was based on weekly rate. All the trees and bushes and grassy space make this private RV park feel more like a state park. Decent separation between sites. Quiet at night. Decent park Wi-FI. We also had decent Verizon 3G signal. Moose are seen almost every day in the RV park. The park was full on the weekends and almost full during the week. Lots of families with children stay here. We camped at Elk Creek Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Onemoretrail

Review Count: 452
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $39.00
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Fairly good gravel park road. Our site was an almost level gravel back-in. A table and fire ring were supplied as well. Some of the sites like ours are big and private. The view from our site (#50)was panoramic. All utilities worked fine. No cable TV and I didn't bother finding out if any off the air channels were available. The Wi-Fi signal was good from our site even though the owner didn't think we would be able to connect. I would come back here again if in the area. We camped at Elk Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

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Montie

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $39.00
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We stayed here a week, great place, gravel site. I think we had the only pull-through that was a pull in parallel parking place, it was a tight fit for our 43'. Even though we leveled it; it was tough from side to side. The owners were great; we loved the city Grand Lake. We camped at Elk Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

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twowoofs

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $33.00
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We stayed here for 2 nights and the new owners just took over that first night. During the 2 days they were cutting the grass and trying to make the place nicer then it was during the time a bank owned it. There are only 2 pull through sites. The bathrooms were clean but need updating. It's in a little bit of a valley and there were a few sites that had marshy grass. Great location to access RMNP. The first night we saw a giant moose only 50 yards from our site. We would stay here again. We camped at Elk Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

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pbougeus

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $39.00
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Our site was in the back section of the park, w/e only, and took some really creative maneuvering to park our 32' 5th wheel. We ended up crooked to be able to let our slides out. Then there was hardly room to park the truck. No Wi-Fi at the sites, and the office was too far away to check out. Dogs were left outside while owners were gone, and the family group all around us visited until after 11 p.m. There just isn't much choice on this side of Rocky Mountain NP. There are new owners, local people, so maybe things will get better. We camped at Elk Creek Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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