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
Jul 2018 - $60.00
Awesome resort!! We stayed for one night and it Rv was perfect. Great area, flat spaced, super friendly staff!! We would totally come back!! - jazander
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
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 2018 - $45.00
Stay away! Cross section of a rundown Section 8 housing and a dirty truck stop. Facilities are beyond disgusting. If we didn't have a motorhome with full facilities, I would have eaten the prepaid reservation and went down the street to a hotel. Only use in an emergency, this place is the exact opposite of what we RVers like to see in an RV park. - PA Motorhomers
Aug 2017 - $40.00
The only place In town. I've heard new owners are coming in. Trying to get a spot for 2018 Phone just rings,not answering emails. - quigleys
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 2018 - $35.00
A former residential trailer park, some of it is now an RV park. Trees were not trimmed for our space or adjacent ones and it was difficult to back in and miss the tree branches. The guy directing us made light of the tree branches and only became more obnoxious as time went on. The water smelled and tasted bad, so we had to use gallon jugs from supermarket. Landscaping was deteriorating and grass was sparse and weedy. Obviously a place where the staff cannot keep up. Seems like a lot of the short term RV spaces are up front and the constant highway traffic was noisy. We didn't spend a lot of time outside, so noise and poor landscaping didn't matter that much. Seems like all spaces are back ins. A fair amount of space around pads was nice. We spent a week and we don't need to come back to Buena Vista for a long time, so it fades into the past of mediocre campgrounds. A lot of campgrounds in Buena Vista are more expensive, but the good reviews for here fooled us. - AirstreamGene
Jun 2018 - $40.00
This park is just north of Buena Vista. Easy big rig access and really just a single loop so easy to get around. But they still escort you to your site and help you back in. Sites are mostly dirt but they do have concrete patios and picnic benches. My wife rated the laundry machines the best she has ever used in an RV park. They also have clotheslines scattered throughout the park to hang things. Utilities are fine but be aware the outlets are 50 amp only so if you have a 30 amp rig you will need an adapter. No OTA TV stations. Wifi and AT&T service was poor. Staff was very friendly and helpful. - akeller156
May 2018 - $37.00
Possibly one of the oldest and cleanest private parks I have ever stayed in. The owners were an absolute delight to talk with. I took several showers, and the spouse used the laundry room, both were spotless. I saw the owners working every day during the week cleaning up either cutting limbs, hauling material, cleaning facilities. It does have a very old look, but there are lots of trinkets/antique knick-knack around, and they water the ground to grow grass near your campsite. The campsite was level, we saw a lot of deer eating the grass. I did not have a 50 amp adapter, owner of park provided me with one when he helped guide me into the site. There was a bit of road noise during the day from the highway, but it really was quiet at night. Other campers that stay there long term were nice to talk with and friendly. My wife thought it was the cleanest laundry she had ever used, and she is really picky when it comes to the machines being clean. Would love to book a month here to explore the area, however, owners said they are booked on monthly by January of each year. - DocColorado
Jun 2018 - $34.00
We stayed overnight and really enjoyed our stay. The park is very clean and well laid out. The atmosphere is extremely friendly and the staff is very helpful. We would definitely stay here again. - rjshirley
Jun 2018 - $50.00
My wife and I have been to this park several times, it is our favorite in Buena Vista. There are lots of trees, the spaces are plenty long, and you are right in the hub of activity for the town. The folks who run the place are very friendly and helpful. We would gladly stay there again, and again! - Greengas Family
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