25 RV Parks near Granite, Colorado
Sep 2010 - $10.00
This is a difficult place to rate because its not a typical RV park. The cabins were built first, and the two RV sites were put in much later as an afterthought. We and other relatives have been staying here for many years in the cabins, and we only found out last year that they have the RV sites. Both sites are back-in and you have to back down a small road, so I don't know if a very large rig (40'+) would make it, but maybe it could. Both sites have 20 amp electric only and no other hookups. (the electric pole wasn't working in our site, so I used the one next door) The sites are not very level, so be sure to have blocks and/or levelers. I can recommend this place for an RV, especially if you have other guests staying in the cabins, or if you need electric and want to be very close to the great fishing at Twin Lakes/Forebay, otherwise, I'd recommend either the National Forest campgrounds further up the road (summer only) or the other campgrounds in Leadville or Buena Vista. Keep in mind, we only paid $10.00/night. Note: this does not affect this review, but the cabins are clean with comfortable beds. The appliances are very dated, but functional. I would recommend staying in them if you are looking for a fully furnished cabin with showers and kitchenettes. - Fitzjohnfan
Jul 2016 - $0.00
We stayed here on 4th of July weekend and park was very busy. This is a free campground, so with that consideration, we really like this park. We have stayed here before and depending on how busy it is, you can select a site in the trees or out in the open. No amenities, except for vault toilets and rough fire rings built with rocks. Depending on the season, there can be large amounts of mosquitoes or none.
This stay was nice, but due to the extended weekend, there were too many large groups to make camping comfortable. Some stayed up too late with loud parties. We left the next day and stayed at a professional campground down the road. We will return, though, because the scenery is beautiful and fishing at the lake are great. You can't beat the price. - Fitzjohnfan
May 2017 - $20.00
This is a national forest campground so reserved online. We booked a month in advance for camping during the week. This campground gets booked quickly on weekends and during the summer. Our site was on the Sage Loop which is the most big rig friendly loop. We had a level back-in site with plenty of room. This is dry camping, but this loop is good if you have solar. The views of the lake and mountains are beautiful. There is a $10 fee to dump and you need a water thief if you want to fill your tanks from the spigot. This location is great for sights in the area and for kayaking or fishing. Would stay here again. - mohocamper
Jan 2016 - $9.00
The Sage loop has very few trees so very sunny and warm. While the campsites are very spacious & widely spaced, most of the other camp sites are within view. Reservations well (months) in advance are a must. The camp host does a great job of keeping track of those reservations and posting on each site signs indicating the current/next party, their duration of stay and the next party & their duration. No Hookups. Water is available from nearby spigots (must use a "water thief device" to Fill jerry cans and fresh water holding tanks). Sufficient number of restrooms-pit toilets. Campground is in a great location for any number of outdoor activities. Boat launch ramps were closed during our stay due to the fear of waterborne pests. Canoes and kayaks can be launched, however. I would gladly stay here again. - DrDemento
Sep 2014 - $9.00
The rate reflects a 50% Senior Pass discount. This campground has a lot going for it. The sites are very nice and well separated. Because of the lack of vegetation, there is not a lot of privacy but the separation makes up for that. The interior roads are either paved or gravel and the sites are gravel. The views of the surrounding mountain are wonderful. Even though it is on the lake, the lake is not a feature since it is not visible from the camping sites. There are three loops, but, during our visit in mid-September, only the Sage loop was open. This is the loop most suited to RVs, but there are some RV sites in the other loops. The campground is far enough the highway that road noise is not a big issue, particularly in the Sage Loop. The campground hosts were very nice and helpful. Be aware that, although there is water, you are not supposed to use a hose to fill RV tanks, so you might want to fill your tank before you arrive. The water outlets do not have threaded bibs. If you have a “cheater” you can attach a hose, but the signs say that it is not allowed. Make your own choice. There is a dump station, but the charge to dump is $10 even for campers. We elected to not use the dump station and go to a local campground where we could dump and legally fill with fresh water. Since it is a National Forest Service Campground, generators can be used anytime except during nighttime quiet hours. There are vault toilet and no showers. During our mid-September visit, this was the only National Forest Service campground open in the area. It will close on September 28. It is a good site for driving beautiful Independence Pass over to Aspen or to visit Leadville. The campground filled during our weekend visit, so arrive early. As noted, the campground is not really in Leadville, it is closer to Granite or the very small town of Twin Lakes. We would definitely stay here again. - TheJim
Jul 2016 - $17.00
This is a Forest Service Campground with no hookups but the views and your surrounding make up for all of that. A few spaces will accommodate up to 40" MH and all are first come so it is best to get there early in the week and early in the day. The Camp Host was very helpful and went out her way to make sure we had what we needed. - MTFF
Jul 2010 - $15.00
The park itself is very nice with shaded sites and lots of privacy. This is a National Forest campground, so no amenities, but as long as you expect this, you'll have an enjoyable time. The campground host was wierd though. He watched us alot, and on the last day he went around and changed the check out time on all the paperwork from 2:00pm to 12:00, and made sure all campers knew about it with some threats about having to pay more. Since he's a volunteer host, it may be a different person next year. - Fitzjohnfan
Oct 2016 - $16.00
I had a great stay here at Railroad Bridge. We visited towards the end of the season in October, so the campground was half full. The water was down, which was convenient for my kids as otherwise I hear it can be raging during peak rafting season. Not much noise from the road, the river is right down below, and it was a clean spot. The only drawback is that there isn't a huge amount to do from right there at the campground, but I'd still go back. - onedoubles
Jul 2015 - $16.00
Railroad Bridge (part of the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area) is a wonderful place to camp in the Buena Vista area. It doesn't have hookups, water or dump station but it is situated right on the Arkansas River and only a 10-minute drive to Buena Vista. There are only 8 RV spots and three of them (3, 7 and 8) are really nice long back-ins. The rest are side-of-the-road pull-throughs that are still pretty nice. This campground is also a major river access point for rafting companies and there is a large parking lot and staging area for rafters. Some might mind the traffic and people coming through, but we liked watching the rafters and all the activity was only from about 9AM to 4 PM. At night the campground was quiet (except for the river) and peaceful. The fishing is excellent and the views of the surrounding mountains are spectacular. Access is via a dirt road from Buena Vista and there are some daunting old railroad tunnels on the road, but RVs will fit just fine (at least our 12'9" fifth wheel did). This campground is an undiscovered gem worth checking out if you want to stay in the Buena Vista area. - MrSunshine
Sep 2017 - $154.00
Stayed for one night for a quick vacation. Other cabins in the area were all booked up but this was available. Rate is for 4 adults in one of the "cottages". The cabin was small but clean and comfortable for our group. There is some structural issues with the unit we stayed in where the entire building slopes down towards the front. All the facilities in the cottage were clean and up to date. We would probably not stay here again since the price was much higher than other cabins in the area and smaller than other cabins/cottages. - Fitzjohnfan
Aug 2017 - $58.00
Space backed up to a wooded area, plenty wide enough and well maintained. Beautiful views of mountains. - LBT
Sep 2016 - $58.00
This is a well maintained campground with helpful and friendly staff at check in, we also had a helpful escort to our site. Interior roads are dirt/gravel, rutted in places and needed some maintenance. Big rig access was just fair. Our site was a long level gravel pull through but not very wide, there was space however for our towed behind our RV, not much privacy between sites. We had a picnic table and a fire ring. There was a little road noise during the day, but it was very quiet at night. We had a wonderful view of the mountains from our RV, so pretty. The bathrooms were modern and clean and the laundry was well equipped and clean. Pet friendly with a large pet walk area. Wifi and cell were good. There are some food stores in Buena Vista (I liked the small clean and well stocked City Market), as well as a few places to eat. As for sightseeing so many places to visit, the list is just endless. We would stay here again, despite the dusty roads. - tobyjug
Aug 2016 - $30.00
Cramped very unlevel gravel site with sewer connection on the uphill end. Adequate water pressure, and electrical connection. Spotty wifi.
Fortunately, we stay gone most of the time when we camp.
Nice people, and nice river access.
Best price I could find on short notice in the Buena Vista area.
Would not stay in the site I was in again, but would stay in CG. - wdwtx
Dec 2015 - $35.00
I was here in summer of 2015 before I joined this website and just had to correct some misinformation of earlier reviews. I lived outside Denver until last February and am now based in Colorado while "full-timing". I stay here every summer at least once while fly fishing in the area. There IS a path to the river that can be accessed from two places in the campground. I hate to let this information out, but this one of the few campgrounds in that has 1/4 Mile of PRIVATE WATER on the Arkansas River and public access all around it. The campground has a few long-term campers, but you would never know by looking. The owner meticulously maintains everything in the campground and goes out of his way to help you with whatever help you need. I have even seen him help people with maintenance issues on their rig. The wifi has always worked for me. I don't use the laundry facilities, but I can see where that might be an issue for some. The bathrooms are always clean. The road noise is the only negative, especially in the early morning, but our (new) big rig now keeps it shut out.
The previous reviewers who could find nothing to do there have never experienced the peace and tranquility of standing in the Arkansas River all day flailing the water with a 5wt. rod and a #20 Adams, or watching the owners of the mineral rights dredging for gold, or panning for gold themselves, or watching the Bighorn Sheep come to the water in the evening or splashing among big rock formations in a cold, clear mountain stream, etc.. Sure, there are no casinos, zip-lines, T-shirt shops, wax museums, trolley lines, etc.., but when you can look out your window and see the Collegiate Peaks dusted with snow and the aspens twinkling in the breeze among the pine trees - who cares? - coloradoflyfisher
Jun 2015 - $33.00
We stayed here for 3 days and the park was adequate for our needs. The sites are near the road, but we didn't notice any noise. The sites were very clean and the road looked to be "groomed" occasionally. The WiFi was free, but was very spotty. Verizon cell coverage seemed OK. Not much to do at the park, but OK place to come back to after a long day of site seeing.
It is big rig friendly. A large 45' prevost motor home parked at one of the drive through sites near us with no problems.
I asked if they had discount for FMCA, and manager didn't know what that group was, but gave me 10% discount anyway. - Fitzjohnfan
Jun 2017 - $18.00
This park is run down and populated with many full-time residents. Each site is gravel. Park is on a down slope. There was cable tv, sewer, 30/50 amp, and water. We enjoyed meeting the owner of the RV Park (very friendly). I wish there was soap in the restrooms. Pay showers too. - Robert the RV Warrior
Jun 2017 - $35.00
This is a no frills park. Gravel sites and not always level. No cable TV. WiFi spotty. Sites are close together. However, it was easy to get in and out. Your first look does not leave a good impression. I probably would not stay here for a week; but for three nights it was fine. It's not great for socializing. I never did see the owner/manager, but he has folks in the park help him out. They were very friendly. We were right across the street from a bar. We thought it might be noisy...no issue. We have previously stayed in Sugar Loafin RV park nearby. Between the two, we would rather stay here at the Corral. - marvls
May 2017 - $35.00
Located downtown Leadville. About 60 percent long term residents. WiFi is intermittent with poor reception. Not the prettiest RV park,; we were tempted not to stop. Campers are jammed up against each other. RV sites are difficult to around. Good enough for a one night stay. - Bburgbrewer
Sep 2017 - $36.00
This former mobile home Park has been converted into a RV Park. The campsites are nicely spaced with ample room between sites. Campfires have a gravel, level drive with a small concrete patio and nice picnic tables. The park roads are dirt, which is very common here, but wide which means backing into your site is very easy. Two things make this Park special- it's location in a beautiful area with much to do and how nice the owners and seasonal campers are to others. Bathrooms are modern and very clean. Nice laundry facilities with clotheslines nearby! The internet is free and worked well for us. No Fire rings or dump station in the park. We would definitely return to this park. - linnemj
Aug 2017 - $34.00
Those of you who know me know I only give a 10 in maybe 1 in 100 places. In fact, I really don't know if I ever have in my about 160 postings. We just love this park - so quiet, lots of room, friendly. Owners are just great. Yes, it can be dusty, but not so if people obeyed the speed limit in there - which most do. Very spacious sites. Love all the little things around there for decorations, etc. If you are looking for a pool, pickleball and lots of wild parties you might look elsewhere. If you are looking for quiet, serene and lots of great people - starting with the owners - then I very highly recommend Valley. This was our second time here and making plans to return for a much longer stay (one month) next year. - AZSwede
Jul 2017 - $48.00
Most parks in town were full when we called so selected Valley RV because they had one site available. Level, very long back in site, with lots of room on either side. Management was not on site, but one of the residents was a stand in "camp host". Cash or check only. The electric only had 50amp, but they provided 30amp adapter for my older coach at no cost. Did not use any of the facilities, but never could log into wifi (Tengo I think), following the hosts instructions. Seemed like many of the residents were there for the whole summer, but each site was clean and well organized. - Fitzjohnfan
Aug 2017 - $51.00
Stayed here overnight. Gravel pull-through site was long enough, but tight from side-to-side. In fact, the tree on Site #8 needed trimmed back. The turn into the site was tight and the tree on the passenger side left scratches. Sites are door-to-door facing. Got situated on the site and they only have one 50 amp per the two sites that are back-to-back and the other RV was plugged in. Went to the office to discuss/complain and they have no other sites available, but offer me a Two-30 amp conversion to a 50 amp plug (which was available on the site post) but charges a $75 refundable fee when the conversion plug is returned. Our reservation was made over 2 weeks ago - it wasn't like we just pulled in. I complained enough that they did not charge the $75 fee. Their men & women's shower/restroom up by the clubhouse was a single unit for each, which was too few for this large of a campground. - MAVetter
Jul 2017 - $52.00
We wasn't happy with this campground. 1st off they make you park your camper near the camp yard and then they don't allow mats etc on the grass. We set up a canopy for shade because the picnic tables are not shaded. They mowed the grass on a day we were gone. We came back to our site and our canopy was removed and place in the gravel drive. A storm had just come through so we were lucky they hadn't mowed our area yet. They left a note on my sisters door about having things on the grass. Nothing in the rules about canopys but they tossed it aside anyway. We had been there several days and they had not said anything about it. We would have gladly removed it for them to mow if they had only asked. Our biggest complaint was our view. We had paid for premium sites thinking these would be the best. Instead our beautiful mountain view was totally ruined by a long row of storage rv's. Many that looked like they belonged in a junkyard. The other side of our site faced the dumpster that had no fencing to hide it. Lastly, don't expect great cable service on these sites either. Half the channels never worked. They are like sorry, not our fault. It's the cable company's problem. Really disappointed in this park and wouldn't recommend it unless just need a place to park. Don't waste your money on these premium sites. We never could figure out what sites they claim to be their luxury sites. - DeborahB
Jul 2017 - $44.00
We would have rated this campground higher but a few areas needed improvement, they don't seem to have enough bathrooms for the size of the park, the dump station was too close to camp sites and the Wi-Fi was non-existent from most places in the park (even with multiple antennas). With the dry climate in Colorado you expect the campgrounds to have good roads, there was way too much dust and not enough gravel on the roads. Price point was high and no discounts i.e.. AARP, AAA, Good Sam... - Burt_hacker