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
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
Sep 2014 - $0.00
We stayed here for 5 days on a promo tour of the ranch. When we checked in we were given site #88. We drove to the site and quickly figured out that we couldn't back into the site. It was long enough, but the road (paved) leading to it was just too narrow for us newbies (as the person giving backup instructions to driver, I suck) to use. We went down the road and snagged #79 instead. As a side note, the sites are all (or mostly) back-ins. If you're good with that then go for it. If you're not all the comfortable with the maneuvering then beware. The ranch is nice, it's peaceful, and this time of year no kids (nice). They have pools (indoor and outdoor). We tried them both, and on the best day we were there really enjoyed the outdoor "adults only" pool. The key is to be a member here. We liked the place, just didn't know if we'd use it all that often. We're not big fishers, ATVers or boaters, so just not our style of RVing. Other then that the staff is friendly, though somewhat absent, but that's OK, we really didn't need them for much. The area is lousy for cell service, you almost need to drive down to Gunnison (9 miles?) to get coverage (or go out in the middle of the lake.) The Wi-Fi (while improving) is still very spotty and unreliable. We got a pontoon boat for a day and had the BEST DAY ever on the lake! It's very pretty/peaceful out there. We enjoyed our stay, and we'll be back (if we can, as we didn't buy in to the membership). Our stay was free, as a promotion. - ErinandCorbin
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
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 2016 - $35.00
This is an older park and the site we had was very hard to maneuver into and out of. Utilities worked fine but internet was not good so don't count on it. It appears half of the park is okay and the other half is not great. I would suggest asking for a spot on the left side of the park as you come in. Park needs updating and maintenance. Owner very nice. Water pressure not good. Internet non-existent unless you go to office area. - Steve & Terri
Jul 2016 - $46.00
Good, quiet location on edge of town--away from highway and on road leading to Crested Butte and beautiful Colorado back country. Pull through sites seem very dense--close together and short with somewhat narrow roads, but enough room to open awnings and use slide outs. All spaces have picnic table and concrete patio. We recommend the dry camping tent area or full hook up sites by the pond--considerably more spacious. Campground has nice added feature of large indoor space--kind of a clubhouse with tables and chairs for informal gatherings. Also has a nice outside covered picnic area for groups. Extra charge for a third adult and another extra charge for an extra vehicle. - Ftcollinscamper
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
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
They do not post their park policies/rules on the website and failed to mention until we arrived that they DO NOT permit campfires. They do have WiFi & will issue a UN/PW at check in but 1/2 of the UN/PWs failed to work. They have 2 washers and 4 dryers, two of which were broken. One washer is small and the other is large load capable. The bath/shower rooms have 1 toilet and 1 shower; the showers cost $2.00 that buys 5 min of hot water. After a day at the lake, my 16 y/o and 5 y/o daughters used the shower room. According to them, while inside, a lady banged on the locked door and with a southern accent yelled at them through the open window, saying something to the effect of, "Why don't you go somewhere else to take a f*#@ing shower?!" That is the level of clientele Gunnison Lakeside RV Park attracts! Likely due to long term residents, I suspect they have a rodent problem. A mouse got into our trailer shortly after we arrived, which we caught. I mentioned it to another camper and she said they had a rat in their fifth-wheel belly storage a year or two ago while at Gunnison Lakeside RV Park. When I mentioned the mouse to a staff member, I was told, "Well, we are in the mountains, we do have mice out here." Ummmm, okay. Thanks for the biology lesson but what do you as an RV resort do to eliminate, or at least reduce their rodent problem. In regards to long term residents, my friend was parked next to a long term resident. A park employee warned us not to disturb the person because they slept during the day and worked at night. Ummmmm, I don't give a rat's @$$ what time they work! I'll respect the park's quiet hours and that's about it! - MSAdams2369
Oct 2015 - $35.00
Great views in eastern row. We faced east looking out toward Gunnison, 12 miles away..the nearest town. Eastern row all full time mobile homes, not RV's. Had grass right out or door. Site was reasonable level. Park is across the highway from Blue Mesa Lake. NOTE. Little cell service. I had to keep walking the park near the highway to stay connected. Could not get our Verizon hot spot to work. They give you two of their codes but each additional is$5. Never been charged for hook ups like that. - Bobcat1
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