14 Parks near Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
Sep 2016 - $30.00
We had a reservation and dry camped for 5 nights. We probably didn't need a reservation as there were many open sites. We were told to pick a site and since we are a big rig, the office staff advised us on several areas where we would fit. We drove around several times and finally found a level site where we would fit. Most of the sites fit campers 30ft or less easily. I agree that $30 does seem a bit high for dry camping but the campground is in the closest location for reaching the cliff dwellings all of which you have to drive to on the winding road with spectacular views. There is a campstore, cafe, free showers, gas station, laundromat, and dump station at the campground. Ranger programs were done nightly. Generators are allowed 6am-10pm. We enjoyed the sunsets and the deer. Would camp here again. - mohocamper
Aug 2016 - $42.00
For forty dollars I expected to see the ranger at least once, while I was in my site all day, to fine the non-paying camper three sites up. This was really irritating because this camper was using a site with full hook-ups illegally. He had taken another camper's reserved site without paying for it and then lied to the camper about why he didn't have his site stub. He also used the site across from him to park his truck without paying for that as well. He left early the next morning(6:30 am) before the campground manager came around checking the sites (7:15 am).
I ended up changing my site when I first came in due to the neighbor next to me commandeering my site's picnic table to dry out his large bed mattress. No enforcement to keep people with undesirable behavior in check. Didn't feel safe staying here.
As for the site I finally stayed in, it was screened with vegetation and was level, which is why I gave 3 stars and not 2. The sewer hook up was placed poorly, needing a 20 foot long hose to use. They did have two dump stations on the way out. - TigerLily3
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Nice park and closest to the cliff dwellings. We got to choose our spot and had a nice one next to a grouping of trees. We felt like we had ample space and the ranger campfire program was pretty neat, talking about early visitors after it became a National Park.
There are all kinds of boondocking options from open field and neighborly, to secluded against the trees. I will stay here again. A little expensive for dry camping, but we didn't make reservations. Park Service says no reservations, but they do take them. - steammaker
Sep 2016 - $39.00
One our favorite places we've ever stayed. The park, outside and inside all buildings, is spotless and neat as a pin. The staff is so very friendly and helpful. They have toys, board games, and DVDs that you can rent for free! There's a pond, heated pool, two hot tubs, fire pits, shaded sites, propane refill, full hookups, 50 amp service, horseshoe pit, playground and a beautiful view of Mesa Verde. This is the place to stay when you come to four corners and Mesa Verde! - FillyRRA
Aug 2016 - $30.00
Facility was very clean and quiet even though we were right off the main highway. Laundry and propane were cheaper here than most places we have been. Resort had a swimming pool and hot tub. Did have ice and some souvenirs, but not much in the way of supplies. Area is mostly covered in loose rock so did not get the bicycles out. Difficulty getting level due to site sloping downhill. - cruzin57
Jul 2016 - $42.00
We stayed six nights and loved it here. Very nice people, very clean bathrooms and showers, many washers and dryers and a nice pool. The only negative are that Wi-Fi really is not good, and only Verizon cell data works somewhat.
The large premium sites are excellent. The sites in the back have a nice view and are pretty quiet. - JM Outwest
Sep 2016 - $40.00
This is a great park. The hosts are very accommodating and friendly. Gave us a wonderful view site with lots of room. Spa was great! Access to Mesa Verde just across highway. Thanks for a great stay. - D'art campizard
Sep 2016 - $34.00
The current owners of this park bought it a couple years ago and are obviously trying hard to make it into a nice place. It's on a hill and most of the amenities such as the pool, hot tub, dog run are down near the road. That gives some distance from the road noise, but for old, out-of-shape, sea-level people like me it's a bit of a climb to use the facilities, especially at almost 7,000 ft elevation. The sites are gravel and typical size for RV parks. We tried three before we found one that we could level without blocks. The hookups were fine and worked well. There is a nice log cabin clubhouse with a big screen tv and game tables if you are into that, and a decent little laundry room. Restrooms/showers were clean. My only complaint is that I could not get the wi-fi to work. The owner offered to have me bring my laptop to the office and she would call Tengo and get it working right, but I had already wasted a lot of time and didn't want to take more so I just used Verizon data which worked well. I appreciated her wanting to make it right, though. This park is right across the highway from the entrance to Mesa Verde National Park and between the towns of Cortez and Mancos so convenient, although not walking distance, to services. In the future I might try one of the other parks in the area only if they had better wi-fi, but I also wouldn't hesitate to come here again either. - Pdxjoanne
Aug 2016 - $36.00
Enjoyed our stay here. The owners are awesome and very helpful!! They provide charcoal grills and deliver them to your site. We would definitely stay here again. - GT and DK
Sep 2016 - $40.00
We stay here at least once a year--and it is always a pleasure. Nice walk around pond for nature and to take dogs, dog park right there, great views.
Owners are pleasant and thoughtful. Good areas for tent camping too. Close to town for shopping and to restaurants. - User2597
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Stayed a week - great place, good views of Mesa Verde. Great spot for a base place to stay and visit all the surrounding area has to offer. Friendly staff that are always available throughout the day and even helping late arrivals after 9pm find their spot. - Root
Aug 2016 - $44.00
I stayed just one night on my way through. The park is very pretty in the front and inviting. In the back it is a gravel parking lot but very well taken care of, neat and tidy. The staff was super friendly and helpful. My particular site #48, was spacious, almost level, and since I was on the back row had a beautiful view. I was able to park my 42' without having to disconnect my truck and still had plenty of room. The sewer connection was a bit to the back of the site, but I didn't use it so not sure how far it really was. Looked just fine to me.
This is a big rig friendly place and easy to maneuver. I don't mind all the gravel which someone else commented on, as I would rather have that than dirt. And this park is very well maintained which means all the gravel is super packed and level.
Very inviting nature walk around the pretty lake and my dogs loved that. There is also a fenced 3 acre off-leash park maintained by the county which is nice and close. I didn't use Wifi, laundry or bathrooms, but from what I could see as I walked around it was all as nice as the parking area. I would definitely stay again and would stay for multiple days if visiting the area. The only caveat I have is there were not many rigs here so I can't comment on how it would be if the park were full. - kdlee747
Aug 2016 - $34.00
We paid $100.70 for a 3 night stay, 1 night with Passport America and 2 with Good Sam. We had a level, gravel pull thru site with 50 amp FHU's, cable and wi-fi. The cable was pretty much your basic lineup with a half way decent picture, not HD. This park made a nice base for visiting Mesa Verde NP. - Bob and Inga
Aug 2016 - $27.00
We stayed here 3 nights and found the park and hosts to be enjoyable. The lady at the front desk has information for most anything you need or want to see in the area. A fairly small park located on the east end of Cortez. The interior roads and sites are gravel for the most part. OTA tv is great and very good WiFi. Peeked in at the washer and dryer (one of each). Verizon service was good as well as the utilities. Several big trees so be careful as you drive into or out of your site. We had a pull through which was an adequate length. Fairly quiet at night, which is nice for a park located pretty much in town. The Passport rate made it very affordable and we would stay here again. - jtl2
Aug 2016 - $30.00
Located east of town, tight turn into the park but it is well marked with a sign. If you are going east (left turn)when you leave, it can be difficult to pull out due to traffic. Just take your time. Check in was fine, staff gave us good information about restaurants and places to visit. We had a level pull through, full hookups that were easy to access. The laundry consisted of one washer and one dryer but were clean. This is a basic park in a good location. Not many amenities but wifi worked well. Cable tv is available but you need a coupler which the office has available for $2 deposit. Some road noise, but not too bad. Would stay here again. - mohocamper
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Sundance RV Park is an interesting place in that there are three camp hosts that rotate duty in the office. The entire park is well maintained by said on-duty hosts and there is a professional cleaning service that does the central laundry and showers/toilets daily. I used the laundry - $3 total for one load to wash & dry.
All sites are gravel with many sites enjoying plentiful shade. Some with partial shade and some in full sun. 50A power, good sewer connection pipe (must have sealed adapter) and strong water pressure that >>requires<< the use of a pressure regulator. Generous distance between sites means that your neighbor IS NOT so close as to hear their evening beer belches.
I stayed for 4 nights, and would have stayed a month ($640 w/discount) if my site had not been reserved by another traveler. The only sites available for a month were near the main street and its noise - I declined.
Wi-Fi is as it should be in every RV park - strong signal and FAST! Fast? Well, compared to other parks it's like lightening fast here. But in reality it does bog a little when there are lots of users on-line. But I was able to view a couple of youtube instructional videos at off-peak times with no 'buffering'.
Cortez is a working town that has lots of diversity of resources for the traveler without being too touristy. I prefer this versus the opposite.
Were I back this way in the future, I'd definitely book a long stay here. Good folks, great park and interesting town. - Retired-n-Roamin
Sep 2016 - $32.00
Stayed a week while visiting area! Very nice campground, most of it is very shady, paved road, gravel sites very wide sites great staff, great central location Would definitely stay here again. - Mzbhnn
Sep 2016 - $36.00
Stayed 3 nights while visiting the area and Mesa Verde NP. Very friendly and helpful staff. Rest rooms, shower, laundry very clean and well maintained. Site was gravel, roads paved. Very convenient to town with the Colorado Visitor Center and public park right across the street. - Kazoo Tom
Oct 2015 - $23.00
$23 rate includes $7 daily park fee (you can have this waived with $70 annual pass). All sites at this time of year are first-come first-served. The weather was still quite warm for October (though chilly evenings) and the autumn colors are breathtaking on the La Platas! The entire campground is still open but will be closing the west side and half of the main campground once it starts to snow - the campground stays open year-round. It's basic dry-camping so a generator is needed. There is a dump station and water spigots close enough to the road that you can refill your tanks if you need them. The vault toilets are well kept and campsites are clean. Only the main campground has sites long enough to fit an RV, the west campground is mainly for tiny trailers and tents. All sites have a picnic table and fire pit, and they sell large bundles of firewood for $5. All the sites are under tree cover, away from the lake so there's not much of a view. Sites are well-spaced and lots of tall brush that makes it feel very private. There are a few pull thru's but mostly back-ins. The lake is kept stocked with rainbow trout. There are also 2 heated yurts that can be reserved. It's a nice well-maintained state park that seems very quiet in the off-season, except for all the wildlife you can hear in the evenings! I work online so Verizon service is critical for me - I was able to get steady LTE data at 30% signal strength on the mifi and voice signal was good too. - Sara C.
Jul 2010 - $15.00
Nice Colorado State Park with 25 sites. No utilities, but has dump station. Small fishing lake within a short walk of campground. Heavily wooded, well spaced and private sites. No problem for our 38' fifth wheel. About 9 miles from the entrance to Mesa Verde National Park. Good AT&T cell service and Verizon internet. A bit of work to find an open 'hole' in the woods for our direct TV but got it to work. Rarely saw camp hosts, but park personnel through park quite often. Saw deer in camp. 3 water spigots located throughout campground but are far from most sites, bring long hoses to add water to tanks. Pit toilets were clean. No showers. Great price for a nice camp spot, great location. 7,000 ft elevation, warm days, cool nights. Campfires allowed. - Brujomar
Jun 2016 - $41.00
We stayed here in 2012 and loved the park. It has not changed much but I understand that there have been some problems. It is about 4 miles off the main highway and 6 miles from Mancos but that suits us just fine. Nice and peaceful with lots of cows and horses nearby and some wildlife. Electricity, water, and wifi OK. Our site was level and gravel but some sites not as good. We had a campfire the first night but then it was "red flag" and no fires allowed. - rockfarmer
May 2016 - $30.00
It's gorgeous there. We hated to leave. It's is a ranch style campground. We watched a mother fox and her 4 babies play every night. There were deer in the field and other wild life around. The people were very helpful and friendly. We did stay two nights longer than planned. The roads and sites are not paved. Very highly recommend. - Chittenden
Jun 2013 - $30.00
Large shaded spots, friendly management and workers. This park is very quiet as it is 3 miles off 160, but the road is paved. I plan to stay the summer here, out of the Texas heat. - rvingbob
Sep 2016 - $40.00
We got in after hours and only stayed one night so didn't get to use any of the facilities but this appears to be a very nice and well-maintained park. The laundry room looked bright and modern and had a folding table, but no coin or vending machines. The restrooms also looked bright and clean. Our site was level and there was a picnic table on a cement patio. The hookups were at the rear of the site which might be inconvenient for some rigs. All the sites seemed to be of decent size. I could not get the wi-fi to work and I'm not sure they even have it, but since there was no one in the office to ask I can't say for sure. Verizon service was available but on the weak side. I would stay again. - Pdxjoanne
Jul 2016 - $38.00
The spaces in the front part of the park were spacious and easy to navigate, however the part by the cabins and tent area were extremely tight. It takes a real effort to get in and out of these spaces. The sites were gravel and level with lots of nice trees. A pleasant flowing river runs through the campground and there is also a still pond and a mosquito problem. The children in the tent area do not observe quiet time, especially on weekends. The area has beautiful mountain vistas, great fishing, and cool nights for good sleeping. Be sure to visit Galloping Goose Museum, a must for RR buffs. - Daiseydog
Jul 2016 - $38.00
Great park. Friendly/helpful staff. Spacious sites with mature shade trees. Grassy area between sites. Nice playground for the kids. I did not use but nice size laundry room. Ice cream sundaes for $2 Saturday evening and other evenings a dinner is offered for a nominal charge. My only suggestion, better chairs for the river edge and maybe trim the grass. I would definetly return again. Good attractions in the area, Ex: Mesa Verde Nat'l Park. - a_d travelers_2
Aug 2016 - $38.00
The owners are so friendly! We loved meeting them and enjoying the park that they've built. We had spot 3, which is a back-in. We spent some time doing laundry (complimentary, but only one washer and dryer set), and hanging out in their clubhouse, which is very well appointed. The owners also give music lessons (flute, piano, and guitar). - barnacle
Jul 2016 - $38.00
Brand new park. 5 level, graveled back-in sites with more long-term sites in wooded area. Large community building with game room, baths, showers, small store & book exchange. Small rental cabin. All sites with full utilities. Nearby town of Dolores with all services and Dolores River and Lake McPhee. Owners are most anxious to completely accommodate any request and happy to do so. I would be glad to return. - OutbackTrekers