35 Parks near Manitou Springs, Colorado
Jul 2016 - $40.00
We have a 36' 5th wheel but this manager parked us as if we were driving a 20' car and helped us set up. He also guided us out. Always with a smile. Entire park is spotless. Site is gravel that was almost level. Water, electric and sewer are good. Guests can get a free shuttle to town just outside the park entrance. All of the personnel were very helpful. Our site had instant Directv satellite access. Only drawback was a lack of WiFi, hence the 9. - Bill Healy
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Nice park in in town. Downtown within walking distance or take the free shuttle. Very friendly staff. Laundry, cleans rest rooms and showers.
Sites level, but very tight. Sites 26-47 back up to a creek. - fyrmnjim
Jun 2016 - $36.00
Like other reviews of this park, I found it to be a very pretty park with lots of trees. The sites are a little close together, but the park employees are very helpful and will help you back into your site and even hook you up to the utilities. There is a small, one lane bridge that crosses over a creek to get into the park. You might be afraid to drive over it with your RV, but I saw several larger 40 foot motorhomes in the park, so I imagine the bridge can take the weight. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and can help you with advice about local attractions.
My only negative comment (and this is a very minor point mind you) is that this park does not even try to include free WIFI for their campground. The good news about this is that you won't even try to get a signal and just set up your own hotspot (Verizon works well here), rather than spend your valuable time trying to get the free WIFI signal that won't work. Your time is better spent at this park trying out the walking trails that are next to the park. - Servant of Cats
Jul 2016 - $41.00
Old and crouded park but still one of the better in the area. Centrally located to many of the area attractions and once you learn your way around fairly easy to get in or out of with all the tourist traffic in the area that also do not know where or how to get to where they want to be.
Park office staff in great. Maintenance/cleaning staff work hard with the facilities they have.
Rest rooms and showers are limited for a park of this size and the quick turn-around of guests does not allow a lot of time for cleaning, maintenance and repair.
Rest rooms are limited and old and need repair and cleaned more than once a day with the amount of use they receive.
Showers do not have benches or shelves and most are limited in hooks to hang clean dry clothes or a place to place eye glasses while in the shower.
Most of the sites are short and narrow with limited parking length for a tow vehicle. Some parking space is available away from your site.
We will return when in the area again. - Bullrider
Jul 2016 - $40.00
This park is NOT big rig friendly for sure, and not camper friendly overall. Getting through this park into a site is nerve wracking. Your cable, which doesn't work well anyway, water, electric and sewer hose run right through your neighbor's area and you have to move their table to empty your black water! Most rigs have their wheels off the ground because the sites are so unlevel. I would stay anywhere else than here. - DR Rogers
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Really small site for our motorhome. There was a large pick-up next to us that looked like it was under our slide, it was so close. No grass, few flowers, just rock in the site. We had a patio, with table. Price reflects monthly rate, including electric, which is separate. - Chiango
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
Jul 2015 - $42.00
Gravel pad, full hookups, large pull through spots, space to put up 2 man tent in RV spots. Picnic table, roomy gravel area around parking spot. Clean, quite and friendly park. Close to site seeing areas. Swimming pool, safe play ground & inside store. - mamacallsen
Jul 2016 - $34.00
It's very hard to find a spot in this area during vacation time. I was very happy to find this one for a few days. The staff was very friendly. My setup with rig and trailer is 65ft long so they assigned me a site that long. After arriving I discovered the site utilities were in the very back and I had to build an extension cord for electric and buy an additional water and sewer hose. That cost me $120 but I am now prepared for next time. The exceptional thing that occurred was the day I was supposed to leave, so another party could come in, I had a mechanical failure that prevented me from putting in my slides or lowering the jacks. The manager was very understanding as I tried to fix the issue and at the same time find a mobile RV mech. The manager worked very hard to shuffle some people to find a spot for the incoming party and gave me another 24 hours to get the issue fixed. With the extra 24 hrs, I was able to find and fix the problem myself, which saved me about $300! Thank you!!! Yes, this is a parking lot for convenience, not a destination park and I knew that going in. But it is quiet enough and safe. Everyone was very friendly and nice. - startech
Jul 2016 - $36.00
Sites are soooo small. VERY tight to even pull in. Sharing water with your neighbor. NO WIFI. I asked why I couldn't log in. She said,"Too many people." False advertising if you can't use it! - KarenE85
Jun 2016 - $36.00
We understood when reserving the site that this is not a resort. But we did not expect such a small, jammed parking lot. The website pictures show some trees and nice motorhomes. There are very few of either. We actually had to ask the family next to our site to roll up their outdoor rug so we could park! The sites are that tight! I'll say that our site was somewhat level with full hookups. However, the "WIFI available throughout the park" is not true. At check-in we were given a disclaimer that they were not responsible for the WiFi working and that it is shut down at times for maintenance. We believe that is just their way of advertising good service without providing even poor service! There are also several older trailers that appear to live here full time. It just doesn't feel like a safe place to stay. We will NOT stay here again. - chefb1969
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
Aug 2015 - $42.00
Nice view and friendly management. We did appreciate management apologizing for the weeds and pot holes in roads due to recent rains.......and understand this happens. However our site had an old grill and some lawn matts I assume left by a previous RV'er.....this I feel is unexceptable for a park that charges a full price of $50 per night. An ok park for a over night stay, but would not want to stay long term. Park has many permanent residents. - John3508
Sep 2014 - $47.00
The park was clean and the staff friendly. Not really a resort, but great location close to all attractions. All services worked as expected. Will visit again when in the area. - AdamBryner
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 - $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
Aug 2012 - $37.00
Very nice staff, easy pull through site, choosing a site was easy as there were very few other campers. CG is mostly dirt but good shade with some grass. Restrooms were dated and not very clean probably because it is the end of the primary camping season. They have a wonderful pool but I am sure many campers abuse the restrooms, i.e. track dirt everywhere, after using the pool and then the restrooms. Excellent WI-FI but that may be due to the small amount of campers using it. Unfortunately this CG is just down the hill from Hwy 24; it is very noisy during the day, fine at night as long as we were inside the camper. Not a place to enjoy the out-of-doors unless you are just there for the pool and playground for the kids. It is close to Manitou Springs. - katinfoco
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