25 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
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
Aug 2013 - $22.00
This park is full almost every weekend and for good reason! The sites are well forested but close enough to Twin Lakes that we can portage our kayaks over the hill and into the water. The sites were big enough for us to have a big RV plus tent all in one place. The camp hosts are nice and laid back, even suggesting their favorite "spots" for hiking and paddling. - Trixy
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 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
Sep 2016 - $40.00
We were traveling through Colorado and needed a place for the night. Unfortunately we picked Arrowhead point the same weekend as families with hoards of small children descended on the place. Extremely noisy and our spot (tight back in) was right between the volleyball court and the basketball court. Numerous stray volleyballs made it under our unit requiring a retrieval by either one of the players or ourselves. We are NOT anti children but the mix of the campground of folks in tents, small campers, etc made for a miserable experience. The layout of the park has at least 3 levels with some nice wide spots (with sewers) all the way to small back in spots where you can literally touch your neighbors unit through your window.
We stayed at Arrowhead Point RV park in September 2016 in a 29 ft travel trailer. - Mountain RV User
Aug 2016 - $58.00
We stayed at Arrowhead Point for 5 days. We found the grounds to be clean and well maintained. We like sites 1-7 that back up to a hillside and are very spacious.. They have afternoon shade.
The laundry facilities are clean and not too expensive for a quick load. There is road noise, but all the parks in BV are located on the highway. It didn't bother us for it quiets down in the evening. Good wifi & AT&T phone service. Cable was good but very limited, but did the job of getting us the morning & evening news. Many returning visitors.
The staff does a great job in maintaining & cleaning the campground. They are friendly and ready to help you.
The owners are polite but not very friendly.
We will return to Arrowhead Point when we return to BV next summer. - Texan58
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
Sep 2016 - $18.00
We were looking for a campground that would be convenient to Leadville and had full hookups. We're self-contained and don't use the facilities. We stayed here on weeknights in September.
This campground met our needs. It's in downtown Leadville and walking distance from stores, restaurants, museums. It has full hookups. The sites are small and close together and all in full sun. Most are level. The grounds are clean. The manager was friendly and helpful. The free wifi was not usable. High speed wifi is available for $2 a day. Verizon and ATT coverage is adequate. - dsvt
Oct 2015 - $19.00
Like others have said, don't judge a book by its cover. I was a little skeptical when I saw the sites. It looks like a gravel parking lot but the sites were fairly level. There is not much space between units and one unit opens to the one next to them. Our neighbors were very nice and we enjoyed talking with them. It is right on the edge of town and we walked to restaurants, stores, and the museums.
Again, the bathhouse and laundry doesn't look like much but they were clean. I didn't use them but I try to check them out anyway. The WIFI worked great for us and there is a grill at each site (a nice touch). We did self check-in and then tracked down the owner/manager, who was very nice. - CraftCrazy
Aug 2015 - $35.00
We stayed 4 nights to Jeep and day trips in the area. Very central location with lots of outdoor activities available. The campground is located at the edge of town and you can walk into town easily from campground. Initial impression when you drive up may not be good but the gravel sites were level and water, electric, sewer all worked well. Very good cable TV channel selection. Did not use their Wi-Fi. Rudy the owner was eager to help. Overall, this was a good, quiet place for us to stay. If you're expecting a plush campground with lots of activities, this is not it. This is our second visit and would use it again. - birdbrains
Oct 2016 - $30.00
Comfortable affordable place to stay on edge of town. Sites are spacious; 10 or 15' of grass beyond your patio to the next site. Same owners for 25 years. Rate reflected an end of season cash price. Back-in site with very wide road, and room to park toad in front of motorhome. Pad was maintained and level. Plumbing hookups well located, electrical behind the pad. A few mobile homes on park behind. Quiet, enjoyable stay. - Gottawonder
Sep 2016 - $37.00
Good sized sites, dirty granite sites, very friendly staff, older but good utilities, good Verizon, close to town, quiet, lots of yearly regulars, if you want a resort type place this is not it but if you want a place to explore from it's great. No gym or activities, easy to miss when driving down the highway. - hdrider
Sep 2016 - $38.00
This is the nicest, cleanest RV park in town with the largest spaces. The owners are very helpful and nice. Most spaces are very level, long and wide and many have large, mature trees. There are also open spaces with smaller trees or shrubs. We didn't have to level our 30' trailer at all. We will certainly stay here again. - Ridgewood
Sep 2016 - $33.00
This is a fine park. Long sites, wide enough, and green grass at your site. We had a premium pull thru and were very satisfied. There is some road noise with our site 58. Most sites have firepits - if you want one they will make one for you. The WiFi is so so as well as the cable. Picture was not always clear. You can't have everything. The folks running this park are very friendly and most helpful. We have stayed here before and will stay again. The fishing in the area is outstanding. - marvls
Aug 2016 - $47.00
This is a park that has been around many years with many additions during that time. It has been under new ownership for about 3 years. The general condition of the park is falling off under the new owners. Many of the guests who have stayed all summer no longer are returning. The owners are very nice but are very short on follow-through. It is reported they leave the park as much as 2 weeks leaving with no one in charge or able to handle immediate issues. They have multiple workampers on the grounds, but there is no sense of pride in their work. Any issue that comes up the owner must find and figure it out. One workamper has a bad dog where many people walked their dog resulting in some close calls. A small sign was posted, but you are within that dogs attack range when you could read it and your pet is even less.
Some of the park is many years old when sites were commonly designed for two small RVs sharing a pedestal. There is a 50a plug at each site, but it appears the first person at that pedestal gets the 50a service and the next only gets a 30a plug. These sites share a small grass area that might be as little as 9' wide. There is a newer area that has a single pedestal for the guest as well as a large grass area. They have Internet, but it is slow and unreliable. In our case, it kept kicking us off after about 5 minutes. Verizon and ATT phone service is weak, but texting seems to work better although ATT seems to take much longer to send. Their restrooms are clean, but old and small except in the clubhouse where the 2 showers are much larger. The trees have grown, so many guests use portable satellite dishes on the ground. They have elected to discontinue the recycling activity of the past. We would question whether to return if the park continues to become rundown. - Workamper04
Aug 2016 - $45.00
Park has nice long, long spaces for big rigs. And many tall trees for nice shade. Lanes and sites are gravel with nice size grass areas between sites. Utilities work well. No fenced dog run. Parks WiFi is okay for checking emails. Beautiful mountain vistas all around. This park is older with quite a few permanent trailers and RVs. Folks are friendly but most travelers stay just a couple days. Lots of hiking all over plus river rafting and kayaking. Little town of Buena Vista is charming with numerous shops and cafes. Salida is just 30 minutes away and a much larger town with good Safeway grocery and a WalMart. The City Buena Vista offers a huge wonderful fenced in dog park just above the river. There is also a nice gentle trail along the river to walk your dog and watch folks surfing the rapids in kayaks and paddle boards. Nice way to spend an afternoon.
Unless you are really into mountain biking, hiking and river rafting, there is not a lot to do in the Buena Vista area. - JanneC
Oct 2016 - $37.00
Sites were level, very clean, well maintained facilities. Quiet, nice landscaping with cute stone "creatures". And of course wonderful views of the Collegiate Peaks. There was no cable tv though and the antenna could only pick up public TV. - Terry and Bob Simmons
Sep 2016 - $45.00
This is an extremely nice park with very spacious wide, long parking. The amenities which include clubhouse with kitchen, covered screened pavilion with picnic tables are used often for get togethers and parties. The kids have a playground and basketball court. This very well maintained park principally caters to long term guests (one to five months) as the park is closed in the winter months. However, overnight guests seem to be welcome. The owners who live on site are superb managers, caretakers and just basically nice people. The number of return guest are a testament to this great RV Park. Because of the 8000 foot elevation of this park, it is a perfect place for those looking for respite from the heat elsewhere in the country. - Btowny
Aug 2016 - $49.00
We stayed at Mt. Princeton with FMCA group. We received the standard Good Sam / FMCA 10% discount. Our group loved the park. Sites are pretty much level, wide enough to get a 45' diesel into it with ample parking for the towed vehicle. Each space has a small grass area adjacent to it. Small to medium trees so no satellite interference. Great view of the mountains from the park. Our group utilized the new pavilion as our gathering area and it was wonderful. We had 2 group dinners there and it worked great. The owners are on site and were absolutely responsive to any request. We plan to return regularly. Just far enough of the main road that road noise was never a problem. Good grocery and other shopping nearby. - TheBigL