35 Parks near Manitou Springs, Colorado
Sep 2016 - $40.00
As others have said, spaces are tight but they help you get parked and set up. The entrance is down a hill off the highway, and across a narrow bridge. Getting back out was a bit of a challenge reversing that process. Not a lot of room to manuever with a big rig and toad. You can work it,but things are pretty tight. Our site was fairly level but I saw other that had their front wheels off the ground. No wifi but Verizon 4G was good. No dog walk on site but a back gate lets you into the city park. Water was shared and I had to run my hose under my rig since the hookup was on passenger side. Power hook ups are a bit strange as my 50 amp hookup was in my neighbor's space. It all worked though and from what I saw driving around the area, this place is one of the better ones. Close to attractions. I would stay again. - Pjoe
Sep 2016 - $38.00
Neat, clean with helpful staff. A smaller park with toad parking sometimes difficult to find near the coach, but other than that a very good experience. Good eats and shopping nearby. Practically in the shadow of Pikes Peak. Near numerous off road jeep trails. Less than an hour to Cripple Creek casinos. A fairly small park so be sure and call ahead for reservations. We stayed 2 weeks in a motorhome. - pjames
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Stayed at this small but cozy park for 7 days. The park staff were very helpful in backing us in. We were instructed to set up before registering. Checking in was easy although we were given a sheet with instructions on evacuating in the event of a flash flood - we would have to move immediately to a nearby school that would not accept RV's (?) or a Wal-Mart 8 miles away that accepts RV's. Our site backed up to the creek. That night it barely rained however we kept our eye on the creek level.
There were no park activities - socializing between RV'er was good but that rating is most often predicated on your willingness to reach out and initiate. The office has minimal RV supplies and no groceries - no cable or Wi-Fi - use Subway, McDonalds or Starbucks. There is a Subway, a liquor store and pizzeria within easy walking distance. The free shuttle into Manitou Springs (MS) stops right at the park entrance. We took the shuttle up the hill into downtown and walked downhill through all the shops back to the park - easy walk. Restrooms and showers are clean although showers are small - park water pressure very low.
We took a great jeep tour of Garden of the Gods and MS. In MS the tour guide (she) showed us a row of houses that the river flows UNDER through a channel about 6 feet deep. She said there was a torrential rain the year after a massive forest fire 3 years ago west of town and the river rose 8 feet in 5 minutes as there was no vegetation to hold the water. She said it surprised everyone in town as it was barely raining in MS (yikes!).
When we were breaking down camp we noticed one of our tires was low on air. The park had an air compressor that we wheeled over to our site and resolve that problem. Park employees were friendly, helpful and available. Sites are dirt and gravel and fairly level - very close to main road - some noisy. In spite of flood warning we would stay here again because of the close proximity to activities. We stayed in a 22 foot trav. - Camino Travelers
Oct 2016 - $45.00
We were lucky to get an end spot. We're in a big rig and space was adequate; however, the picnic table is next to the neighbor's slide outs and sewer hookups. We really didn't want to sit outside. Sites are tight and close. Very friendly gentleman guided us to spot and helped park which they probably have to do to get some RV into the spaces. We would probably look somewhere else before coming back here. Wi-if was terrible and couldn't even use it. - OnTheRoadLife
Sep 2016 - $62.00
We were fortunate to have reserved an executive pull thru site, which we found to meet our needs very nicely. These eight sites have a flat, concrete pad and concrete patio, picnic table, landscaping and are spaced nicely. The rest of the RV park didn't look nearly as nice, with gravel sites, tight spacing and no landscaping. The RV park is wedged between Old Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs right on Business 24, so it's busy and probably not the best area of town. As mentioned in the previous review, there is a mobile home park next door that is very run down, but it isn't visible unless you walk out of the park. The utilities worked fine although the water pressure seemed very low. The registration queue is spacious and staff was fine. The interior roads are a bit tight. The RV park is a mix of everything from tent camping to park models, cabins and a small motel unit. It is a great location, with Garden of the Gods and the Pike's Peak cog train five minutes away. The restrooms were nice and kept clean. - VegasVagabonds
Sep 2016 - $52.00
A lot of negative reviews but our complaints are minor. Online reservation and payment was easy, no drama. Showed up, I was expected, was told to wait in my RV and somebody would come show me to my site. Waited 10 minutes, nobody came, went and found it for myself. Sites are close, even in the premium sites, but adequate for an overnight. Sites are level, well maintained and getting in/out no problem. I would stay here again without hesitation. - JimJLampasas
Jul 2016 - $35.00
This is a residential mobile home park for people down on their luck, and not an RV park in the sense that most travelers expect. I don't even know where to start. The bathrooms lack paper towels and hand soap, and one one occasion, toilet paper. There's a sort of encampment of homeless people just outside the park, and when walking the dog on the trail behind the park, they are all around. At the Taco Bell near the park entrance a couple with cardboard signs sought food and money. The full-time park residents are not always so friendly, and many of their rigs are sinking into the ground and are in states of disrepair. Aesthetically speaking, it's just NOT a nice park, and I can't say that I felt particularly safe there, either. - RV-Grey
Jul 2016 - $46.00
People rate this campsite for what it is not. It is not a campsite in the woods with pine trees. This site was clean and nicely shaded. Dirt roads with dirt sites, all well maintained. Picnic table on concrete slab. Had no problem getting my 35' rig in a spot, with room to park my truck in front or back. It is close to the highway, so there is road noise. However, it is also short walk to McDonald's, Taco Bell, a couple other places. Ruby's BBQ across the highway. There is a walking path and creek that runs along the outside of the grounds. Our site was shaded with large shade trees. It worked quite well for us as a base camp while we went other places. Price was reasonable and pets are welcome. It was a nice quiet place to get away from home and electronics. - Burdoglovr
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Park staff was friendly and led us to our site and helped us park. They needed to, because sites were extremely tightly packed. Mostly longterm, who had the bigger and shaded sites. Sites were level. Rate was weekly.
Centrally located thus quite a bit of road noise. Interior streets were terrible and entrance was over a narrow bridge. Laundry was good. - daviputnam
Oct 2016 - $19.00
Two nights of no sleep! Between the road noise and the Business right next to our site there was no sleep. Gravel road, hookups were in good shape. The manager was a nice guy. Several long term occupants. - Edwards-JV
Aug 2016 - $35.00
As others have said, it is basically a gravel parking lot with FHU. No ambiance and no space between rigs. WiFi was unusable. Unfortunately this is all we could find with space for the time we were here visiting family. We will not stay here again. - Stormtrooper
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Warning! Drive the extra miles.
Spots are next to each other; your door opens to the next Rv. The slide outs are almost touching. Gravel parking lot next to busy highway. The wifi does not work; office tells u to keep trying. Cable is working.
Not worth the $$. If the driver is not an excellent driver, you won't get in. Do not recommend. - Campground Review
Aug 2016 - $19.00
It's on the side of hill, over looking Colorado Springs: a beautiful view. We stayed 2 nights, enjoyed the 2 Air Museum's, Garden of the God's and old town Colorado Springs. The sites were truly cliff hangers, right up to edge. So worth the view!! Plenty of things to do, places to eat and shop nearby. - Jim and Me
Jul 2016 - $23.00
A very nice park built into the side of a mountain. Downtown Colorado Springs is the view from most sites to the east and the mountains to the west. You are able to see Garden of the Gods from the campground. This park is both Passport America and Good Sam. Two very friendly sisters run the park. All sites are gravel on 3 tiers. The park has a large percentage of permanent residents. Easy satellite reception available at all sites. Good phone signals in all parts of the park.
We would return to this park. - Workamper04
Sep 2015 - $40.00
Hardly a resort. Storage and full time trailer park is more correct.. However for a night stop it is fine. Nice views of the city....we pulled straight in. Staff extremely polite and friendly. A difficult entry and exit as the street was torn up with pot holes big enough to fall into but crew there making repairs. Otherwise it's no big deal. Old town Colorado Springs very close as is downtown but we just sat in the front of our coach and enjoyed the view. - Bobcat1
May 2015 - $15.00
The Colorado Springs Elks lodge has a 12 electric/water sites located behind the lodge. Six of the sites seem to be occupied by longer term campers. Sites are extremely close together. Big rigs are okay. Camping is limited to Elks members. There is an onsite dump station. The campground fills up in the summer but dry camping is allowed for $5.00 per night. No reservations. On-site campground host. Great location for touring the area. Will stay here again in our motorhome. - lmg
Jul 2016 - $32.00
Nice and shaded park. Quiet and has great ammentities. - Stacy47
Jul 2016 - $36.00
This is the 4th year I've stayed at Lone Duck & I love it more every year! They're always making improvements, but the friendly staff, clean bathrooms, hot showers with excellent water pressure, beautiful surroundings, and free coffee every morning stay the same. There's a great camp store and the best B'fast deal around available right there every morning - delicious pancakes and sausage for only $5. The pool, stocked lake for fishing, video arcade, and rushing stream keep the kids so active & happy! We just LOVE everything about this Camoground. It's also convenient to everything and there's even a pizza place that'll deliver here. We'll be back! Wouldn't stay anyplace else. - SilverJ
May 2013 - $37.00
Very friendly and helpful staff. We camped here for 3 nights while we explored the Colorado Springs area. It was a great location with easy access to Cripple Creek, Colorado Springs, Royal Gorge, and Pikes Peak. The sites were large and easy to get in and out of. They had a heated swimming pool and served an all you can eat breakfast for $5.00. We were in a 33 foot RV with 3 slides and had no problem in our site. We highly recommend it. - cbp
Jun 2015 - $36.00
So glad we found this place. Yes, it's old but the restrooms have been done and are very very clean all the time. They have two Pull Through Sites that give you the most amazing view of the mountains...the kids loved the rec room...pool table ping-pong and foosball and TV. The staff are so friendly, not much in the camp store, just a few things, but Walmart is only a few miles up the hill in Woodland Park. TV reception is great. Their WiFi is slow but verizon 4G was strong. - plcurl
Jul 2014 - $32.00
This park would be fine for an overnight stay. Clean restrooms, but many sites have permanent residents and were a bit shabby. Park is just off highway, but road noise wasn't noticeable at night. WiFi was good. - rebeccaal
May 2014 - $25.00
The staff are incredibly sweet and helpful. The park is clean, but somewhat barren at the sites (no grass). The older playground equipment should be condemned and removed...it is old, rusty, full of splinters and just plain dangerous (especially the merry go round)! The newer playground equipment is fine, but the owner prefers only toddlers use it, even though it's not sized for toddlers. There are mountains surrounding the park, so the view is breathtaking no matter where you look! The store is well stocked. The game room is adequate and fun. It is the halfway point between Colorado Springs and Woodland Park, about 20 minutes from each. I would camp there again and I've recommended it to a few people. - The Boho Hobos
Jul 2015 - $9.00
I reviewed this campground some years ago and have not been back since the Waldo Canyon fire in 2012 came within 100 feet of taking this beautiful little campground out. This is a NFS campgound. No hook ups.
Sites are very nice, large, shady and well maintained. Roads within the recreation area are paved. Signage is good. Hiking and fishing are wonderful. The 4 mile gravel road from Woodland Park has been graded since the fire but it is still wash board in places. The speed limit on the road is 20 miles an hour for a reason. If you love nature and are looking for peace and quiet this is a great place. Meadow Ridge is one of 2 campgrounds in the Rampart Reservoir Recreation area. To reach Meadow Ridge turn left immediately before you reach the entrance pay station. The second camp ground, Thunder Ridge is pass the entrance. It is closer to the lake but it is best for tents and pop up trailers as it is quite tight. This area is very popular with mountain bikers, hikers and fisher persons. You will need reservations on weekends. Tents or small rigs probably can get a spot on weekdays. There is no cell phone reception in the campground . Verizon comes in if you walk up to the fee station--short walk. - NT2013
Jul 2010 - $17.00
The only reason I did not rate this campground as a 10 was the terrible wash boarded 3.5 miles of gravel that led up to it. Pull thru sites 14, 16 and 18 are some of the best I've seen. Hiking is wonderful and fairly easy--not straight up or down. This campground is for those who want an outdoors experience. Fishing is wonderful. The camp ground sits about 400 feet above the lake. There is a trail down to it plus a great trail around the lake. I plan to go back. Reservations are required on weekends and a good idea for week days. I camped in a 30 foot travel trailer. - NT2013