Elk Creek Campground

     


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

Sites: 72
Recent Rate: $36 8/2014


Latitude: 40.2522067313165
Longitude: -105.851908922195

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 16
  • Good 13
  • Average 4
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 2

35 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Glory

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

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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ALFA Maytwins

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

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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jbskone

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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: 42
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Dareyou2move

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

Date of Stay: - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Destinations

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Montie

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

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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arobic76

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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: 86
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

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: 434
States Visited: 51
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

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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visitor to usa

Review Count: 34
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Pleasant people and nice quiet place. Reasonably secluded sites. Handy for village and shops and lake. We enjoyed a couple of days touring around here. We camped at Elk Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

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5thwheeler

Review Count: 123
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

Elk Creek Campground has been a destination camp for us but probably not for everyone. During the week, when it might be somewhat empty and quiet, there are moose to be seen wandering the campground. Grand Lake Golf Course, a real gem, is 1.25 miles up the road and offers superb golfing, an excellent afternoon rate and a nice restaurant for breakfast and lunch. Tennis courts are close to the golf course. Of course, there is an abundance of fishing in the area, hiking and Rocky Mountain National park with free admittance with a Golden Age/Senior Pass. The national park offers the chance to see elk, moose and other native wildlife. Grand Lake is pretty much a laid back town with several interesting shops and eateries. The campground has new owners as of 1 August. It offers cabins ( bring your own sheet/blankets or sleeping bags ), tent sites, nice showers, free wi-fi at the office and gravel (not always level – what do you expect, it is the mountains) RV sites. All RV sites are back in. Not all sites are FHU and 50 amp but it is usually 10+ degrees cooler in Grand Lake than Denver so the place fills up on weekends. And here is where one is exposed to the downside of this campground. Most of the weekend campers that come here follow the laid out rules ( 10PM quiet time, 5 MPH campground speed limit, not overloading sites w/people/vehicles, pick up after your leashed pets etc. ) but there has always been a special % that come here with the attitude that these rules don’t apply to them and we can do what we please because we paid for our site. This season, camp and county rules included a total campfire, firecracker and outdoor smoking ban ( was lifted in mid August ) within Grand County but these “special” campers were observed ignoring these rules creating a potential life-threatening fire hazard. The new owners live on site and we hope that they will correct these violations by showing these few inconsiderates the campground exit and telling them to find another destination for the future.Some additional speed dips are needed also. That said, come during the week if you want to have any chance of seeing wildlife in the campground. One can get a weak PBS station but no NOAA radio stations. Granby is 17 miles away and offers a City Market ( Kroeger /King Sooper connection ) grocery store with gas/diesel at discounted prices using their discount card. Their office store is becoming better stocked, the campground is improving because of the new owners and we plan on returning next season. We camped at Elk Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

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AmusedMuse

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground has new owners and we were really pleased with our two week stay. The sites are not right on top of each other and have enough vegetation to make you feel like you are camping in nature and not staying in a concrete jungle. The staff was very friendly and the sites were well maintained. Although we were in a tent, we chose to stay in an RV site and will do so on our next trip out. The bathrooms, although a little dated, were exceptionally clean and the showers were the largest I have ever seen at a campground. The dish washing station was most appreciated and the laundry room was bright and clean. They are very pet friendly and do not charge a pet fee. To anyone that has issues with barking dogs or people being too loud after the 10pm "quiet time" rule, the owners do live on property and are more than willing to take care of those things if you notify them. We have stayed at a lot of campgrounds over the years and those are just things that seem to happen. The new owners were working hard while we were there sprucing things up and I imagine our next trip back the place will be even better. We camped at Elk Creek Campground in a Tent.

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pbougeus

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

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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twowoofs

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

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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