9 RV Parks near Monte Vista, Colorado
We did however find 9 campgrounds within 25 miles of Monte Vista. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Monte Vista in the left hand column.
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 2017 - $20.00
Site was among trees near the Rio Grande river. Even though we were tree covered we had good satellite reception. Sites are gravel with good electric and very high water pressure. Will need a pressure reducer. Good cell service. The owner showed us a number of sites so we could pick any site. The park was very quiet and peaceful We just stayed one night. - Nautilus
Jul 2017 - $22.00
New owner last summer is expanding the park, the new section is still being worked on. They leveled and seeded a new tent area. Satellites may not work in the river section due to the tall trees. The river sites vary in length & width, some are much longer and wider than others. Water was good with good pressure & new power boxes. Dump on site - LARGE hole into system the normal sewer connection does not fit, you place the entire end into the hole. Water at dump for tank flush. Sites are pretty l level gravel with trees separating sites.
Upper park has many permanent residents parked side by side, way closer than I prefer. Quiet, well kept park. There are two gazebos on the river with fire rings. Road in turns to gravel 1/2 mile from the park.
I can't say enough about the host & her husband. My vehicle broke down right after I arrived they took me to the local grocery to resupply. They were very accommodating knowing my vehicle was in the shop. - Edd505
May 2017 - $16.00
We stayed here for 3 nights using PPA, which was great. Pull through was level, water pressure and taste was good, wifi iffy from our site, but free. This is a smaller rv park with mostly long term residents, but very quiet. They are expanding the park next to the beautiful Rio Grande River and have built 2 gazebos on the rivers edge. This will probably be a pretty nice size park in the near future. You do have to go about a mile on a gravel road to get here, but other than that, it's not bad. Interior roads are dirt or grass. Manager lady was very pleasant. DirecTV satellite was good. Nice picnic table at each site. - Ginny H
Mar 2017 - $30.00
Read the poor reviews and believe them. A dirt lot that turns into a soupy mud hole if it rains. The only bathroom available is inside the residence. Additionally, they no longer even provide WiFi. I've stayed in much better parks for less money. - Bikefiend57
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
Sep 2017 - $46.00
Only here one night on our way to Mesa Verde. Nice quiet RV Park even tho there were a lot of us here. Level gravel site with a small fire pit and an almost useless picnic table. Staff was friendly and efficient. They have a small pool and a small play area for kids but we didn't use either. There is a small laundry area and a nice little store. We ordered Hunt Bros Pizza which was delivered to us and it was not gourmet pizza but was good. My only complaint is for the amenities I thought it was pricey even with our discount, other than that we were very satisfied. - Jane and Mike
Aug 2017 - $39.00
Pro: Level site. Ample room. Hunt Brothers Pizza delivered to site excellent. Con: Dog Park had piles of dog poop. My wife cleaned it up four our pup. She reported to KOA staff with little response. No cable and no success getting on air reception. For the price, this park should have cable. Could not connect to wireless. Low water pressure - 20 psi. - Joe Chernow
Jun 2017 - $45.00
Typical older KOA, with dusty gravel roads. Park has easy access with escort to your site. Extra long, level pull-thrus. The back two rows have no trees and are satellite friendly. 3 1/2 miles east of center of town. We camped in a 45' motorhome with tow car. - User1999
Oct 2016 - $31.00
Very nice hot springs and pool, an oasis in the high desert. Sites very long but not very wide. Big firepits, some fairly close to your neighbors camper,vehicle. Odd setup; if all sites are occupied, you have to go in the exit to get to the front of your site. Half the sites share same water hookup as neighbor so you run your hose under your rig. Big wide open, beautiful views. Wifi sporadically ok. All pull thrus. - jeeper13
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 2017 - $46.00
This park is new and appears to be built by someone who does not RV. The sewer connections are raised and we all know black water does not run uphill. In addition, there is a beautiful view of the mountains but the sites face away from the mountains and you look at an eyesore. There are only 4 sites currently that are gravel. The rest are sand. I am still pulling sand out of the carpets. I think they should reduce the rate if you can't get a gravel spot. The staff is excellent and helpful. They will have it all graveled eventually but I had to give it a lower rating because we were on a sandy site for 5 nights. - Kate P
Aug 2017 - $1.00
I was all set to pay my $70 first night and it ended up being free and I think that might be the case moving forward. The park looks like a scene out of a post apocalyptic movie (not in a bad way). I think there is a host who resides in a fenced in area but we never talked to her. Another camper did and said it's free and just pick a spot, so we did. I really enjoyed the park as it was about 5% full and very quiet. It has great views of the sand dunes and surrounding mountains. Watching the storms off in the distance was also cool. Sites are large and a lot of pull thru's to pick from. Cant beat free camping with electric and would definitely stay again if in the area. One thing to note is there is no water of any kind to be had. Stop at the National Park for dumping and water needs.
Admin note:park website advises "Anyone ages 18-64 must purchase an annual access permit to enter the property. Anyone who has a valid Colorado annual hunting or fishing license does NOT need to have an access permit. Permits are $36, valid April 1-March 31, and available anywhere you can purchase CPW hunting and fishing licenses." - Campingwi
Jun 2017 - $1.00
As the previous post said.... the place is a wildlife preserve. Was confusing when I got there, trying to find someone at the office. We stayed in the first pull-through in loop A. Power was available and that was all I needed. Spent one night and it was pretty quiet. Beautiful sunset. - ChrisInJesupIA
Jun 2017 - $1.00
We did not stay at this park. This is for information only as this is no longer a State Park, but a State Wildelife Area (SWA). Because it has changed from a State Park to a SWA, getting a spot has changed. You cannot just call the reservation number within 3 days of your intended stay, or just show up and see if there is available space. The following information is from the reservation website. ****Effective May 1, 2017: San Luis State Park has been incorporated into San Luis Lakes State Wildlife Area (SWA). In order to access the SWA, customers 18-64 will need to hold an annual SWA Permit for $36 available at any CPW location or agent. The SWA Permit is NOT required for any customer who already holds an annual fishing or hunting license for the current license year (April 1 - March 31) or customers 17 or younger or 65 or older. POTABLE WATER will NO LONGER be available in the campground, however, other amenities such as pit toilets will be. For more information about this change, please visit the CPW website or call the Monte Vista office at 719-587-6900.***** There is no fee to camp here, but you must reserve it more than 3 days in advance AND have the SWA Permit or hunting/fishing license to stay here. It's unclear if you can just drive in for available space if you do hold the SWA Permit or hunting/fishing license. - GA Bob
Oct 2016 - $37.00
We make South Fork Campground a regular stop and have since 2011. It is nestled among the trees next to the Rio Grand River - which are gold meadow trout waters at this location. That means you can only keep brown trout over 13" with a two fish limit. There are monthly sites, pull through sites and riverfront sites. The riverfront sites are all on a nightly basis and, except for one site in the corner that has been reserved by the same family for decades, there is a two week limit on the riverfront sites. We love South Fork Campground because it is one of the few campgrounds that allows campfires. Other locations within the city limits are restricted. We also like the river flowing right behind the RV. It's quiet and shaded because of all the trees. Some of the sites put you pretty close to your neighbor and some require some experience to back into because of the trees. The hosts/managers are very friendly and helpful. The laundry room is our favorite of all the local campgrounds. There are six washers and four dryers and a folding table. Great place to stay. - Mike Mitchell
Aug 2016 - $39.00
We spent 2 nights in our 32 foot motor home, and had a river site. The park itself is fairly small, with private property on both sides. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Most of the sites are fairly small, as are most private campgrounds. We had campers on both sides of us, both friendly and enjoyed their company. Second night 2 couples came in to the 2 sites one over from us, and both allowed their dogs to run off leash. Management doesn't seem to notice or enforce the leash rule. Also be prepared if you have a river site, other campers will walk through your site to fish/play or just see the river. So don't expect privacy. We had 3 kids without supervision come through our site and fish and wade in the river. If you do camp there, be sure to visit site 13. He does some amazing woodworking. Walking sticks and chapels. One of a kind carvings! So this is a nice campground, if you have nice neighbors. - Tracey12
Aug 2016 - $34.00
We have a small trailer with no hook-ups and a tent (3 people). Restrooms were tiled (no linoleum!) and loved having the toilet stalls' doors open out. Very clean (restrooms and campground) and quiet. We stayed August 18th and August 20th. A person traveling with us forgot her PJs in the shower stall when we left after staying on the 18th. The owners had found them, folded them up and left them on the counter in the bathroom. The PJs were still there when we returned on the 20th. When we returned and asked about the clothing they said they thought they were ours. Very friendly owners. Will camp there again when the need arises. - Judy K