9 Parks near Hooper, Colorado
Sep 2015 - $31.00
This RV park has 10 sites and is very basic. All sites have W/E. There is now a dump station on site.
All roads and sites are on packed dirt. The sites are very long and can accommodate large rigs. The electrical box was on the appropriate site but the water spigot was shared between two sites. The electrical voltage was on the low side - hovering around 116. The sites were fairly leveled. It was extremely quiet at night.
There are (2) washers @ $2 and (2) dryers @ $2 for 45 minutes. The bathroom was very clean and the showers were coin operated.
Wi-Fi was available but we did not use it. Verizon Air card and phone reception was good.
You get a 50% discount to use the pools. There is now an "adult" only section to the pool called the greenhouse. Featuring 3 small soaking tubs with varying temperatures, a 10 foot by 75 foot zero entry pool, and a sauna. Here is also a small restaurant in the pool area that is reasonably priced.
We would come back to this park if we were in the area. We have a 32 foot 5th wheel. - adsaxs
Sep 2013 - $25.00
The big attraction here is a really nice, really big, delightfully warm swimming pool in the middle of nowhere, with a view to the Sand Dunes. The pool is filled from a continuously flowing artesian well that supplies water at 118 degrees Fahrenheit (The pool temperature is around 98 degrees). Note: the pool is closed for cleaning on Thursdays, open to around 10 PM other days. A sandwich bar at the pool has a wide range of fast foods, including what must be the only Calamari available in southern Colorado. The park has a shelter belt of poplars, and trees between the sites, a blessing in the middle of the high, flat, mostly treeless, quite windy San Luis Valley. There are restrooms & showers in the pool dressing rooms, and also a pair of home-style restrooms with showers in the laundry building, which is open 24 hours (there are no RV sites very close to the restrooms). There are ten level gravel RV sites with grass lawns, picnic tables, water & electric service; people who are staying in the RV sites get to swim at half price. There are also about ten tent-camping sites, and a couple of rental cabins. Everything is very clean; the staff members are all friendly & helpful. The staff said the free Wi-Fi might not work unless a set up near the pool area, but it worked fine at the RV space I was in. There is cell phone reception. We paid $25 for one night, staying here in an Aliner popup trailer on September 18th, 2013. - 796ccjohnson
Aug 2012 - $70.00
Amazing contemporary cabins. Walk to the pool which is always a very comfortably warm temperature. Great food at the restaurant. Very accommodating hosts. - brendanaak
Jul 2016 - $24.00
This campground is a total rip-off for the price. That said, there are beautiful views of lake, sand dunes and mountains and it is extremely quiet. No trees at all, great for satellite, but no shade to be had.
The entry road is a mile or more of severe washboard. As the DW said, "The worst RV road I have ever been on!"
We arrived at 4:45 PM. No one at the gate (watch out 13'2" clearance!) went to the site we had reserved two months ago, there was a tent set up with a printed park pass for the same date as our reservation on the post! We found another site.
Only electric and the post is on the right side of the trailer. The few and far between water spigots are also on the right side of one way roads. Had to drag my hoses through the mud to fill (it was raining).
I say terrible value because we often stay at a State Park near Denver for the same price! Close to metro area, full hook-ups, beautifully maintained, concrete pads. Here at San Luis no hook ups other than electric and park is poorly maintained. No staff to be seen anywhere, same cost!
We had paid in advance for five nights, left the next day. Won't be back. Going to argue for a refund! - Dennis M
Jun 2016 - $36.00
Nightly price includes daily "park entrance" fee. The park was in general a place that I would expect for a state park, but the price is on the level of a regular RV campground. There is electric hookups and a dump/water station. There's a nice picnic table with sun shelter at each site as well as a fire ring with grate. The main reason for not higher than a 7 was the surprise daily fee in addition to the camping fee. The park is rather run down despite being maintained by the state. All roads are gravel and dusty. But, the electricity was strong and sites were spacious and well spread out. When the National Park campground is full, this is the best alternative short of a commercial campground. But, maybe that is why they can charge what they do. - WineStream
Oct 2015 - $27.00
We rolled up to the gate on 10/6/15 and a sign was up saying "campground closed for the season." We still saw a couple RV's at the campground so we drove in anyway to check, and it happened to be the very last night of the season before they shut down all the spigots and electric. The park ranger was very friendly and because all the facilities and water was closed down, he gave us a complimentary bag of firewood. Rate is $20 + $7 daily park pass (if you didn't buy the Colorado annual pass for $70). Each site gets a firepit, picnic table with sun/wind shade. He told us that if we come back in the future, Loop A is the best one because you get the best view of the lake and sand dunes. We still saw a great view of all the mountains from Loop C - there are no trees to block your view here, just a vast sea of desert brush. There are some pull-thru's, but a lot of the sites have the electric box on the right side of the unit, so watch where you park so your cord can reach it. It's beautiful scenery and the sunset was grand and spectacular! For those with Verizon, LTE data works well here - got 36% signal of -115dBm. - Sara C.
Oct 2015 - $38.00
This park is better than any park we have stayed at between Pueblo & Pagosa Springs. Wide driveways that are easy to maneuver with new gravel on each road & site. Good wifi, good 50 amps. We chose a pull thru at the back so it was a large quiet site. Lots of rabbits which are fun to watch. A very nice KOA for a day or two. Very nice personnel. Definitely a place we will return when in the area. - Freedom Bus
Jun 2015 - $30.00
Trash not picked up regularly. No gravel, turns into a mud pit when it rains. Our rig sunk in the mud when we pulled in. Owner out of state and current manager doesn't have a clue. The "playground" is an old broken down backyard swing set that is not safe for kids to play on. They said they had good wifi, but it was not. We ended up using our hotspot to check email. No cable. The only shower/ bathroom they offer is in the owners house. The well water is non filtered and smells of sulfur badly. Our inline filter couldn't even help with the smell. We had to use bottled water during our stay. Not a place we will stay at again. - TravelOBRN
Jan 2015 - $30.00
Very basic, just a dirt lot with level sites. Certainly overpriced for what you get, but there's no other game in town during winter. Nice people. Free Internet/WiFi, but it's pretty slow. Location shown here on RVparkReviews' map is correct. The place Google has marked (down the road) is wrong, and if you use Google Maps to navigate you here at night, you'll miss your turn. - Old Mountain Man
Aug 2016 - $45.00
This is a typical western KOA. Lots of gravel and dirt. Site was level. We were escorted to site. Limited space for dog walking. A warning to dog owners--we saw many rabbits in park. Our terrier went crazy. There is a pool which is small and up at front of park. No one used it while we were there. - unifan
Aug 2016 - $45.00
KOA and you know what you are getting. The place was quiet, clean and convenient to great Mexican restaurants in town. - centurion493
Aug 2016 - $38.00
This is a typical KOA campground/RV Park. It is perfectly acceptable for a few nights, especially if you are in one of the back two rows. These are newer sites and are nicely graveled, good for big rigs and for satellite. However, the older rows of the park need additional gravel and are spaced close together. We saw one motorhome owner have to dig his motorhome out of the mud. Some nice tent sites. There is a swimming pool and a nice playground for children. There isn't much to do in Alamosa, but it is a good location for seeing the Great Sand Dunes National Park. We also did day trips to Creede and to Antonito/Chama. It is less than 30 miles to the Cumbres-Toltec train in Antonito. The laundry in the park is okay. - Jfolk
Apr 2012 - $22.00
This is about the only game in town. This RV park is a flat piece of gravel adjacent to a restaurant, a Best Western Motel and a drive in theater(!). It was clean, level, fairly quiet, treeless, plant less and featureless. It will be dusty on very windy days, a likely occurrence. Good antenna reception and our Verizon phone and broadband worked OK. - rncordy
Aug 2016 - $40.00
We stopped there for one night. It is the campground with full hookups closest to Great Sand Dunes National Park. All site are narrow pull-thrus. From the campground there is a beautiful view of the dunes and the surrounding mountains. Site 1 has an unobstructed view. Good place to stop for one night to visit the park. - Nathalie Bergeron
Jul 2016 - $34.00
Best part of this park is the location with great views of the Sand Dunes. The entry road for the pull-through sites is very bumpy with washboard gravel, fairly narrow and close to the back of the sites. With my 40' motorhome, it was easier to go around to the front of the site and back in. The area is gravel and sand and with the winds, expect some blowing sand and debris. The trees are still small and don't provide much shade. The office has a gift shop and restaurant. They also rent sand boards and sleds to use at the National Park. All in all, this is a good place to stay if you are visiting the Great Sand Dunes National Park. The only discount is for military: active, retired or a veteran. - Good Vibes
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Many campgrounds near the Great Sand Dunes fill up in June, so we ended up here. The main attraction is a pool naturally heated by underground artesian well. Kids loved the pool, but after a long hot day at the sand dunes the hot pool water was not comfortable. All of the water in the park comes from the heated well so there is no cold water. We were sunburnt and just wanted cool showers but were out of luck. This would be a great cool weather destination, but not recommended for summer. There is also only 2 bathroom/showers. We had to get there early or wait for a long time for showers. In the evenings you might as well go to the pool area to go to the restroom because of people in the showers. There is no separate restroom. All in all a good place to stay for visiting the sand dunes. - CansasKamper
Aug 2016 - $10.00
This is about as good as it gets if you don't need utilities. Great hosts, nice spots and views to die for. Only reason didn't get a ten is no hookups. I would suggest loop one (first come first serve) if you can swing it. Best views of the dunes. We stayed in a 29ft rig and I would say it would be about the maximum size I would want to try in this campground. - Steve & Terri
Jul 2015 - $10.00
I had a nice private campsite surrounded by pinyon pines. It was a typical National Park site with table, firepit, and also contained a bear-proof box for food. I saw several deer in the campground. It was hot in the day but in the 50's at night. Glad I had a warm sleeping bag! It is a self register campground with one loop for reservations and one loop for first come first serve. Be sure to take you license number with you to register. The camp hosts were real nice to come to get mine since I had put ? and was told it is used as proof if someone comes and takes your spot. The first owner can be identified by the license number. I arrived on Sunday about noon and there were several sites still available. There is a very small store mainly for firewood. The sand dunes are beautiful and a nice hike and ranger programs are very informative. I enjoyed one in the visitor center on "Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my". We had a thunderstorm in the evening so I missed the evening hike. This park is very isolated, about 1 1/2 hours from the interstate 25 Walsenburg exit, and quite a distance from any town. It took about 3 1/2 hours south of Denver on I-25. Come prepared with all of your supplies. The night I was there was cloudy but I understand you can see a multitude of stars on a clear night. Hate that I missed it! AT&T has scanty cell service here. Thank goodness I had a satellite phone! Be sure in summer to hike on the dunes in early morning because the sand averages 140 degrees in the hot sun. It is an awesome park and hope to come again and hike more on the dunes. - jbumpus
Sep 2014 - $10.00
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. - TheJim
Sep 2014 - $4.00
This is a linear campground that borders a stream coming out of the mountains. All but 2 of the sites border the stream. They will pretty well accommodate an RV up to 25' in length. There is no longer any drinking water available. There are 3 very clean vault toilets. The campground road deadends at a picnic area and trailhead, so it is possible to drive to the end and have space to turn around. Multiple trails were accessible. The campground area is in a heavily forested, steep ravine. Very close to the funky town of Crestone. No reservations are available; our rate reflects the federal senior discount pass. - midcenturynana
May 2016 - $0.00
Since I couldn't get ahold of a Visitor Ctr, I called local Sheriff Dept to confirm it was OK to overnight here (even though there is a sign that says it is OK to) and was told "yes you can, 1 night only". There was a music event in the park but was not crowded or too noisy. Great place to stay. Quiet and safe. Difficult to tell where to park, but we stayed on Spruce back by the trail, against the grass. - debmc
Sep 2015 - $0.00
This is a free city park near the Upper Rio Grande River. Ask the Visitors Center for a one-night permit. It is located on Oak St. south of US 160. It was not open when we arrived so we parked without one and no questions were asked. RV sites are not marked. Apparently one parks beside the city park or in the dead end of Spruce St. where it meets the path along the river. The city park is well-kept, nicer than parking in a big box store parking lot. - Bill Strong