Pinyon Flats (NPS Campground)

     


Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado
Phone: (719) 378-6399

Sites: 88
Recent Rate: $10 9/2014


Latitude: 37.7447165072146
Longitude: -105.506386756897

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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

12 Reviews

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midcenturynana

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

We arrived on the Saturday after Labor Day, but were still able to get a site in the first come first served loop. However, the sites are smallish, and not very level. On the plus side, the view of the dunes was great, and there was a nice trail leading over to the visitor center from the end of the group camping loop. The restrooms had sinks and flush toilets, plus an outdoor sink for dishwashing. Also, there was a campground store that had firewood, ice, and a few necessities. No hookups, but the weather in the fall is pleasant. Our rates reflects the federal senior discount. We camped at Pinyon Flats (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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TheJim

Review Count: 246
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate reflects a 50% senior pass discount. Even during September, when all sites are first-come first-served, this campground is very busy on the weekend, so try to arrive during the week to get a good spot. Most sites are small and almost all are unlevel. We had to use a lot of blocks to get level in our relatively short 27ft motorhome. This is not a campground for large rigs. It is a pleasant campground, but the sites are very close together, which means that if you have noisy neighbors you will know about it. A few of the sites have marvelous views of the dunes, and there is a path from the campground to the dunes, which are wonderful. The generator hours are very generous, from 7 am until 8 pm. We were able to get satellite without any problem since the trees are pretty short. We had a good Verizon phone signal but data was spotty. The park and this campground are well worth a visit. We camped at Pinyon Flats (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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catsinacan23FB

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has amazing geography and is well worth a visit. But, if you want to camp, try to avoid the peak season of late spring/summer. By chance, our route took us here the first weekend in June. We were lucky to get a spot on a Thursday morning. There are two loops. One is reserved, and the other has 44 walk-in sites. The loop and sites are paved, but not very level. There are some big-rig sites, but most are smaller. There is one restroom for the entire loop with flush toilets and cold water sinks. The sites are very close together. We could see 10 other sites from our dinette window. By Friday, the campground was packed, with people lined up at 8am to try to get a site. There was constant car traffic around the loop, frequently above the speed limit and the wrong way! The camp host did nothing to try to reign this in. This would probably be a totally different scene by September which would be a better time to visit. We camped at Pinyon Flats (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Winnebago Diva

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This was an awesome place to see the Great Sand Dunes. This was my first ever experience camping in an RV. The site itself was a 10. Amazing view of the Dunes, nice picnic table and fire pit. The restrooms were clean: there were 3 toilets and 2 sinks for our area. I would have appreciated a shower, but I knew they didn't have one going in. There are no hook-ups, but the parks I passed along the way to the Great Sand Dunes that had hook ups didn't look as scenic so this was worth it. There were very few RVs in the park--it was mostly tent camping. Great family atmosphere. We camped at Pinyon Flats (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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swike

Review Count: 99
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice National Park campground. It is treed, the sites are fairly private, the bathrooms are clean, a fire pit and a table are at each site. We have a 35' motorhome and there are only a few sites which will accommodate this size. Leveling is a bit of a problem. There are trails right from the campground to the dunes and to the Visitor Center though both are about 1 1/2 miles one way. We really liked this park and will definitely stop again. We camped at Pinyon Flats (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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traveling nana

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

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

The sites were beautiful and very clean. Our site was shaded, but the trees on the street had a lot of dead limbs and overhanging limbs that made it difficult to park our 30 foot RV. We had to parallel park in a rather small space and were barely off the main road with our slides out. The park is more geared to tents and small units. The bathrooms were clean but there were no showers. We had a buck come and visit us in our site. We camped at Pinyon Flats (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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bugsy

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

What's not to like when your view is of the tallest sand dunes in North America. Sites in loop 2 are bigger than loop 1, but still small. Many require your across the road site holder to be absent to be able to back in. That said, if you can fit in here, don't miss this. Since 2009, about half the sites are reservable. We camped at Pinyon Flats (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Piscesman

Review Count: 51
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the best place to stay in the area; the rate reflects 50% discount for Seniors Pass. Our motorhome is 32' long and we had no problems navigating Loop 1. There are only 2-3 sites large enough to accommodate larger rigs. Yes, longer trailers would be difficult to park. But the view and the seclusion were magnificent. And I might add that I didn't think the sand dunes would be interesting, but I was wrong! Definitely worth a stop. We camped at Pinyon Flats (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Robillard

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Not big rig friendly! Only a handful of sites can handle anything larger than 25'. There are several sites big enough to park a trailer and tow rig side by side but they are angled the wrong way and can't be backed into on the narrow one-way loop. They definitely didn't have big trailers in mind when they designed this place. The Oasis RV park is a few miles back up the road and looks like a good alternative if you can't find anything here. The campground itself is lovely. Heavily treed, good privacy and awesome views of the sand dunes. Picnic tables, fire rings and bear boxes at each site. No hookups but that's not surprising at a national park. Water and dump station are on site and generators are allowed. We camped at Pinyon Flats (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Roaming Rob

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a difficult campground to rate. There are no hook-ups and very few sites that can accommodate an RV. But this is Colorado, so that means gorgeous mountains and the sand dunes are magnificent. A place not to miss. It's worth the discomfort for a couple of days to see them. The campground is really made for tents, though. We camped at Pinyon Flats (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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hershey

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice place to stay. Much more desirable for tents and small RVs. We are only 36 ft and it appears that there is only about 4 sites that will accommodate a rig this size. We really enjoyed our stay here and recommend it to anyone. We camped at Pinyon Flats (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Comdac

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground in two loops but definitely not designed with big RVs in mind. Out of 88 sites, I could fit in only 4 or 5 with my 33' fifthwheel and tow vehicle. Fortunately, one of those sites was vacant when I arrived. Most sites are suitable for tents, popups, and small (24 feet) RVs. No reservations accepted. No hookups, which is not unusual for national park campgrounds. Water faucet near the restrooms and dump station at campground entrance. Generator hours are 7 AM to 6 PM. We camped at Pinyon Flats (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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