8 Parks near Monte Vista, Colorado
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
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
Aug 2016 - $16.00
High marks for value, we paid the cash price of $33.40 for 2 nights using Passport America. Power was fine, we did not need AC so we took a 30 amp, FHU, grass, pull thru site with very good wi-fi. Sewer connection was a bit uphill, but we have seen far worse. Just needed to empty the sewer hose before disconnecting it.
This place is a bit rough around the edges, but everything works and the people here are nice. The hookups are side by side on a lot of sites. But we took the one right next to the entrance and had an empty field on our curbside. Overall a nice place to spend a night or two. - Bob and Inga
Jul 2015 - $20.00
Our rate was with passport plus 50 amp. grass pull thru sites. Laundry room was clean. Very quiet park. great little town to stop for a few nights. close to river - Let's Ride
Jun 2014 - $21.00
Nice stop over location off 160. Have to drive about 4 blocks on dirt road, but not rough. Manager meet us and guided us to our spot. Would recommend it for a over night stop. Passport America honored here. - 24motorhome
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
Oct 2016 - $36.00
This is a simple park, typical of older KOAs. All roads and sites are gravel, but it is clean, sites are level, and most are pull-throughs. The laundry room is very clean and has a small book exchange. As others have noted, there are sites of various lengths, cabins, and nice areas for tents. The pool was closed when we arrived; the park closes for the season on Oct. 15. Alamosa is 3.5 miles away and Great Sand Dunes National Park was an easy 45-minute drive. - DiplomatTraveler
Sep 2016 - $32.00
Enjoyed our stay here at the koa very much. Great location for all the local attractions, sand dunes, alamosa, gator park, etc. All the sites are level, most if not all are pull through, clean everywhere. Folks are nice and welcoming, everything worked including the wifi. Lots of shaded spots, cabins to rent and a nice area for tents. Dog play area and a small playground. - SeeinUSA
Sep 2016 - $31.00
I wanted power, water and Wi-Fi for the night because I'm dry camping for the next four nights. Wi-fi seems OK in the middle of the afternoon with a strong 5-bar signal and no latency because the network is overloaded. We'll see how it is later as travelers come in - it was OK, but the park was not crowded.
I'm a bit surprised the park is so far east of Alamosa - there is no shopping nearby. Groceries, restaurants, and other supplies are a moderate drive to the west.
Very friendly host couple, but it's your standard gravel parking lot KOA. What more needs to be said? - Retired-n-Roamin
Sep 2016 - $31.00
The pool is the main attraction and the RV sites are a sideshow. Both were a disappointment for us. If you come here for the pool expect to be joined by the local population from morning to closing time. The pool water is hot, 98 F or higher, which made any prolong stay in the water somewhat dangerous and uncomfortable. Loud music is played over multiple speakers, which can be heard at the RV sites. Sounds of people screaming, yelling, and splashing can be heard at the RV sites till closing time. The most disturbing aspect of the RV sites are the overhead stadium bright lights. One was directly over our Motorhome. The sites are tight, dirt base, and dusty. It rained during the night and what a mess. The Wi-Fi is terrible. VZ 4G does not work well here. There are a total of two toilets and two shower stalls. The RV crowd, tent campers, cabin and lodge users all compete for those two toilets. Safety and security here was a concern for us. Rift raft pool users wander around the RV sites. Perhaps that is the reason for those bright lights at night. We had planned to stay two nights, but rejected any thought of another night. We stayed here in a Motorhome and we will never be back. - James Barr
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
Oct 2016 - $31.00
We stayed here a couple of times during the month of September including the final night of the 2016 season. We really liked this Colorado State Park due to spacious sites, which have tremendous views of the dunes and the massive mountain range. The showers are coin operated and the overnight price is steep when the day pass is figured into the cost. Yet, these drawbacks appear to be the norm for Colorado State Parks. The campground loop roads are paved and narrow. The entrance road to the park is gravel. The electric hook-up is on the wrong side, but this can be corrected by going the "wrong way" on the loop road. The campground is isolated and beneath a dark sky zone. At least during September the majority of the sites are unoccupied. The San Luis Valley gets really cold at night. Colorado ought to be embarrassed charging campers for a shower after collecting $31 for the night. We may return on future visit to GSDNP. - James Barr
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
Jul 2016 - $37.00
Management was very nice. Sites are pretty close together and even though we had a pull-thru, one of the turns to get to our site was pretty tight. There are some nice back-in sites next to the river, but they would definitely require some jockeying to get parked. Wifi never did work for us. We had a Verizon signal, which we boosted, and a strong but slow ATT signal. - lorangl
Jul 2016 - $46.00
We stayed at South Fork in a 30 ft. motorhome for one night. Good location on Rio Grande but only a few sites back on to it. The sites are very close together, and when we were there, it appeared many sites were long term stayers, a month or maybe longer.
The hosts are very helpful and friendly, facilities could do with a bit of modernization, and WiFi was intermittent, unless you sat near 'the shed'. - Singaporeally
May 2016 - $29.00
We had a wonderful experience here during Memorial Day weekend. The whole campground was beautifully kept with accommodating managers. We enjoyed the woodland setting. We will definitely be returning. - User2853