13 Parks near Gunnison, Colorado
Aug 2010 - $1.00
We were checking out RV Parks in the area for a future stay when we visited Blue Mesa Point. This place is very run down and unkempt, it looks more like an abandoned campground. It does have a view of the lake, but it is not that close. It is nothing like they advertise. I cannot understand how anyone could give it more than a 2 at best. We would never stay at this park. - Chis
Aug 2010 - $31.00
We stayed at this park for 3 nights and it was great. The area is very nice and the park was clean and the people were very friendly. We had no problems parking there with our bus. Had a great time - 2010traveler
Jul 2010 - $32.00
We camped here with our friends who camped in a tent. We both have kids under 5 and really enjoyed the large meadows and trails. The owners told us about the Jr. Ranger program at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison and Curecanti. The owner has a big lovable black lab, which has given all of our kids puppy fever. We also rented a boat at Lake Fork Marina which is about 2 minutes from this campground. We stayed for 3 days and it was not enough time to see everything there is to see in this area. This was definitely the most family friendly and open park we've been too do far on our trip. We will camp here again. - Samantha27
Aug 2016 - $10.00
Resort negatives: sewer is located at the rear of the sites and sites are narrow and uneven. A sewer hose extension is needed. Positive side: good interior roads, adult pool and hot tub, very easy to park, good activities, friendly staff. - Mustcamp
Jul 2016 - $10.00
This reflects RPI rate. We have a 45' totally electric motorhome. I called ahead of time to make sure they could accommodate our big rig and that we required 50 amp service. I was assured that would be no problem, so I made my reservation. Upon arrival the sites were dirt with some gravel and lots of sage brush, no grass. The utilities were at the very back of site and on passenger side, so extra hose and extension cords were required. After backing into our assigned site I discovered it was only 30 amp. I returned to the office and asked to be re-assigned to a 50 amp and was advised that there were a limited number of 50 amp and none were available. We left and found much better accommodations down the road. - jherrin
Aug 2015 - $1.00
We stayed here four nights and had a blast! The sites are back in, but I have been backing up trailers since I was 8 years old (now 55), so I didn't have any issues with that. Played mini golf and spent the day on Blue Mesa in a pontoon boat, then had dinner at Pappy's! We had to cancel our horseback riding as a rain storm came through. Instead, we drove back through Gunnison and up Taylor Canyon for some 4-wheelin'! The staff was great and helped us with whatever we needed. We did join the club and will be back there in three weeks for their last open weekend of this camping season! Can't wait! While we are not big into fishing (which is one of the big attractions to this area), we decided that we liked this location as a base for our summer camping activities as it is central to a lot of the places we like to go in the Colorado mountains. And when we have out-of-towners visiting, we can always take advantage of the cabins, some of which also have an RV spot right next to them. The wifi was OK (they said that they are working on it) and in the site we were in, we had no OTA TV reception, and since our trailer was new, this was the first time we ever tried to hook up cable TV to it. We couldn't get any cable TV stations, so I asked one of the park's maintenance guys about it, and he and another guy came out to our site and checked the post and even hooked a TV up to it, and as it turned out the cable hookup in our new trailer is bad (warranty repair coming soon). Hope they don't get tired of us as we plan on spending lots of time there in the near future and beyond! We love Blue Mesa Ranch! Wish I could post some photos here . . . - John_D
Jul 2016 - $38.00
Rate is for weekly rate. Staff was all great. Sites are level and gravel. Spacing was about what I would consider average. It was close, but at least there was a little space between rigs and your slides did not touch. Park was clean and neat. Would definately stay here again. - jherrin
Jul 2016 - $38.00
Very nice, well-maintained campground - - employees are always out on golf carts tending to any maintenance needs. Friendly, helpful staff. Sites are level, mostly back-ins, most are long enough for large rigs although toads/tow vehicles have to park crossways in front. Sites and roads are gravel with grass in between, not real wide but enough room for a picnic table. There are some premium sites that are wider and have concrete patios, some with private hot tubs. Wi Fi worked well. No cable TV, but we had satellite reception at our site, and all the major stations can be received over-the-air. There are many very large trees in the park which may hinder satellite reception in some sites. Nice laundry room. Restrooms/showers not real large. - Ray Z
Sep 2015 - $40.00
Sites are close together, but fairly level. Most sites are gravel, some have concrete patio. Very few pull-thrus. Very dusty. There are lots of semi-permanent residents. Office staff very helpful. Dog park is part of a ditch off to the side of a major hwy (US 50). No trash can to put doggy waste available nearby and only one dumpster in entire park. Excellent Wi-Fi available. - on the road 65
Aug 2016 - $40.00
This is the nicest park we have stayed in. Being full timers we have stayed in a lot of parks. The manager is outstanding, willing to help you in every way. Yes, the park has rules. Which applies to everybody. We stay here for three months at a time. - all4q
Jul 2016 - $35.00
This is really a nice campground but you must be 55 or older to stay at this park. In addition no overnight stays by children or visitors under age 55. There are other rules, such a strict 5 miles per hour within the park. If you can live with these rules then this is a great park to be in. The park is located within Gunnison city limits.
The interior roads and sites are on pack pea gravel. The streets are very wide. The pull thrus are staggered "side to side" and the back in sites are a little wider than the pull thrus. All sites have 50/30/15 amp electrical service, FHU and a picnic table. The voltage was hovering around 119 volts. There was no problem in getting the rig leveled.
The majority of the residents stay there for at least 3 months or more. However, all of the sites were kept tidy. There are (2) bathrooms with a shower in the club house. The laundry room had (3) washers at $1.25 and (3) dryers at $0.75 for 30 minutes. The club house, laundry room and bathroom were spotless. There is also (2) dog runs.
There are weekly pot lucks, card games and scheduled ATV rides.
The park Wifi was excellent. Verizon air card and phone reception was also good.
We enjoyed our stay and would definitely return to this park. We have a 32 foot 5th wheel. - adsaxs
Jul 2016 - $18.00
Saturdays they hold a pot luck meal that's been great. Drives and parking are all compacted gravel. Speed limit is 5 mph and enforced by mgmt. WiFi is 10/2 mbps, that is better than most campgrounds. Weather is pleasant in the Summertime 70's/40's for the most part. - HandyHank
Sep 2016 - $43.00
One of the best small parks we've stayed at, nestled in among beautiful trees. Appears to be quite a few long term residents but everyone we met was very friendly and the park was immaculate. We'll definitely stop again if in the area. - Mountain RV User
Aug 2016 - $43.00
This part would have rated a "10" if the lane ways had not been so muddy. The whole place needs a load of gravel. GPS spell out "county road" In their address. The sign for the turn in is Very easy to miss. If you cross the river, you've gone too Beautiful mature park. Most folks are there all summer long and have been returning for years. They set up beautiful flower gardens around their rigs with lots of bird feeders. Hummingbirds every where. There is a small pond at north end of the park. Really huge trees on every site. Really nice stream runs along the entire southern border of the park. Lanes are dirt that get very muddy with the rain. Sites are dirt and very close to each other. This park is in a cottonwood forest. Everyone very friendly. There is a wonderful bike/walking path. No planned activities and no pool. Good cable TV and typical RV park WIFI. No planned activities. We would love to return and spend the entire summer in the future. - JanneC
Aug 2016 - $33.00
Many well-maintained cottonwoods in the park so good shade. As stated in other reviews, Wifi was very spotty, whether from coverage or folks streaming videos when I only wanted to check weather, stuff to do, or restaurants: frustrating. Restrooms/showers probably undersized for the size of the park but very clean. Park is very convenient to Crested Butte and everything in the Gunnison valley. Very limited fire rings which was great - no smoke haze hanging over the whole park. Sites were tight but we tend to get out and stay away all day anyway. - Old Geezer
Aug 2015 - $1.00
The actual cost is zero. These are seven "primitive" BLM sites scattered along a six-mile stretch of highway & creek where it winds through a canyon. Most are shaded and can accommodate a small to medium size RV; one has no shade and can accommodate big rigs - it's basically a big turnout. You'll be boon docking, so bring your own water & electricity. A few have pit toilets. There is no cellular service down in this canyon. I used the last site (going downstream toward Gunnison), #7 and loved the peace & quiet there. - Old Mountain Man
Aug 2016 - $14.00
Elk Creek National Recreation Area (NRA) and Black Canyon of the Gunnison campgrounds no longer grants 50% discounts on all camp sites when using a Senior Access Pass. Instead these parks grant a 50% discount on "non electric" (dry) then tacks on a fixed utility fee. The cost of a camp site with electricity can be up to $14 per night. Still a bargain. I'm sure the fine print has all of the details but I could not find it.
Also be aware that the boat tour on the Curecanti River no longer accepts the Senior Pass. The boat tour cost $24 per person.
Elk Creek NRA has four loops with only loop D having electricity, the rest of the loops have no hookups. All of the interior roads and sites are on asphalt and are very narrow. Loop D also has a concrete pad. The electrical box contains 20/30/50 amp service. The voltage hovered around 117. All sites have a picnic table and a fire ring. Fire wood is not available for purchase within this park.
There are (2) bathrooms within loop D, the rest of the loops have (1). The park does not have a shower room. There are showers by the boat marina and managed by a concessionaire. The cost is $3.00 for 10 minutes. The showers were nasty looking; would not consider using them.
The dump station and fresh water is located just before the kiosk. All of the bathrooms also have a fresh water spigot but you would need a very long hose to reach it.
The sites vary in length and width. Some sites can fit a RV, a tow and a boat. There is also a swimming area just beyond loop B.
The camp hosts enforce the 10 PM quiet hour. We would come back to this park if we were in the area. We have a 32 foot RV. - adsaxs
May 2016 - $9.00
Elk Creek Campground is part of the Curecanti National Recreation Area, and is at the eastern end of the large long and beautiful Blue Mesa Reservoir. The campground is on a long slope ending at the lake some half mile off, and has 4 loops with some 128 sites according to the campground handout map. Loops A and D accept reservations. D loop has electricity. The roads are paved and D has paved sites; didn't go into the other loops. Two bathhouses in D. The D sites vary in levelness and there were 6 pull-throughs out of 28 sites. The area is typical semiarid scrub with long visas. Dump station at the entrance with a nearby water fill. We had senior passes so $9/night. Our campground hosts were very nice and enjoyable. - 210jem
Nov 2015 - $9.00
Beautiful view of the lake. Really nice level sites. The camphost was phenomenal - directed us to the site, helped us locate firewood and told us about the boat tour (highly recommend!). A must stop if you are anywhere near the Western Slope. - Keystone_Traveler
Jul 2016 - $45.00
very large grassy sites west of the city, yet only two miles from downtown. Very quiet, close to Gunnison River for rafting.
25 miles from Crested Butte. - Hula dancer
Jul 2016 - $46.00
Very clean and well maintained. Not a lot of fancy amenities, but very comfortable. - sxschaf
Sep 2015 - $45.00
With all the beautiful campgrounds to stay in, this wasn't anywhere near expectations. The sites are very close and difficult to maneuver. The sites are all grass so its hard to tell when a site begins and ends. Though we paid for 50 amp, it is available only at every other site, so if you get there late and your next door neighbor has hooked up to the 50 amp, you're out of luck. Sewage was similar to the electric. When we arrived, the campground had rented out their ponds and open areas for a big party, making it VERY difficult to get into the campground with all the cars everywhere. - davis0056
Sep 2016 - $35.00
It's located on a somewhat steep slope that is easy to navigate, but because of the layout of the park, doesn't give many trailers a view of the reservoir. Sites are gravel but are pretty level. Ours only required one block to get perfectly level. As an older park, it has the wonderful advantage of having lots of mature trees, in this case very pretty Aspens that line the road and separate the sites.
Less attractive is the doubling up of rigs into single driveways. We had a large diesel rig warm up his engine to depart and because he was backed up within about 2 feet of the rear of our trailer, he was able to force us out of the Airstream to get some fresh air, light headed and smelling of fumes. Thankfully, most people here seem to come to stay for a while so this only happened once.
As on-the-road internet workers, the internet here really was our big issue. There is no real cell phone signal here, just an occasional roaming 1x signal for Verizon. With the booster, we could make phone calls but that was about it. The park does provide Wifi with antennas scattered through out the park to provide a strong signal throughout the park. The speed seems to be throttled to about a 1Mbps speed which is perfectly adequate for us to work. However, they have some pretty severe data caps that come into play that will make it difficult for any road work warriors. They seem to throttle you down to 250kbps after about 300-400 MB in a single day. Don't forget to turn off your Apple photos upload and attempt to upload more than 1GB, they will cut off your connection entirely. However, the office staff was extremely nice and helpful and turned us back on after that little incident. That said, we ended up going into Gunnison to the public library or one of the coffee shops in town to get our work done on several days. If you just need email and light web browsing, this park will be great, but if you need to put in an 8 hour day, this may not be the place for you. - AluminumDreams
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Park is 12 miles west of Gunnison. Park is up steep hill. RV site is quite long, but most of it was hilly. Most of sites are permanent installations and not well kept. Vehicles parked in roads and some roads are dead ends. No real amenities. Park advertises wifi, but it is very sporadic. Cable tv is available. We got 2 out of 3 satellites on Dish to work. Cell phone coverage is nonexistent, but mountains in all directions. Park is quiet. The best thing about the park is the scenery. Blue Mesa Reservoir is across the highway. Location is great for mountain trails or fishing. - unifan
Jul 2016 - $35.00
We have stayed here several times the last few years. The park has great views, but the biggest plus of the park is the friendly, helpful staff. Everyone is super friendly, and will point out great things to do in the area. Very quiet, mostly fishermen staying there due to its proximity to the Blue Mesa Reservoir. They are about 12 miles out of town, so it's a little jaunt into town. Very little cell service, they do have weak wifi (on par with most RV parks), and offer a few television stations via cable from an amplified signal captured from TV repeaters sitting on top of Monarch Pass. I'm very satisfied with the park, and will return next summer. - Roaming Productions
Jun 2012 - $22.00
Beautiful setting, large site, good location for hiking and exploring nature. Verizon worked great, zero AT&T. 30 amp hookup is very adequate for this time of year. Sites are a little uneven, so a little patience when leveling. Would have scored higher, but major roadwork occurring directly by the campground making for bumpy roads and delays. When completed, will be awesome. - datestreet
Aug 2011 - $22.00
This campground is across the road from the Taylor River. The road, although busy during the day, is quiet at night. Most of the sites have large trees around them, so satellite access is poor. Verizon worked well here. They have improved this campground over the years and the camp hosts keep it immaculate. The sites have a lot of space between them so, one has a fair amount of privacy. The dump site is down a dirt road about 15 miles up the canyon. It is not very well designed, and they charge $5.00. The dirt road is a very rough 4 mile drive. Next time we would just drive back to Gunnison or over the pass to Buena Vista to dump at a private campground. This is a beautiful area to hike, fish, and enjoy the outdoors. - sunbadgers
Jul 2011 - $13.00
Beautiful and serene natural setting in Taylor Canyon. Large pull through gravel site with large private sitting area. Even though heavily treed we were able to get satellite reception. Very friendly and helpful camphosts. Bathrooms are immaculate. Convenient to many scenic drives in area. Would be a 10 if there were sewer hookups. We would definitely return. - Wandering Wishnies