7 Parks near Mosca, Colorado
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
Oct 2015 - $27.00
We rolled up to the gate on 10/6/15 and a sign was up saying "campground closed for the season." We still saw a couple RV's at the campground so we drove in anyway to check, and it happened to be the very last night of the season before they shut down all the spigots and electric. The park ranger was very friendly and because all the facilities and water was closed down, he gave us a complimentary bag of firewood. Rate is $20 + $7 daily park pass (if you didn't buy the Colorado annual pass for $70). Each site gets a firepit, picnic table with sun/wind shade. He told us that if we come back in the future, Loop A is the best one because you get the best view of the lake and sand dunes. We still saw a great view of all the mountains from Loop C - there are no trees to block your view here, just a vast sea of desert brush. There are some pull-thru's, but a lot of the sites have the electric box on the right side of the unit, so watch where you park so your cord can reach it. It's beautiful scenery and the sunset was grand and spectacular! For those with Verizon, LTE data works well here - got 36% signal of -115dBm. - Sara C.
Aug 2016 - $38.00
This is a pretty basic campground with RV parked in one long row. The night before we arrived there was a huge rainstorm which caused a washout of the hill above some of the RV spots. To their credit, they wasted no time in getting heavy equipment in to clean and repair. The spot we were in was on the end so we had an unimpeded view of the dunes. It was beautiful. The road to the RV spots is dirt and is pretty rough. - lorangl
Aug 2016 - $40.00
We stopped there for one night. It is the campground with full hookups closest to Great Sand Dunes National Park. All site are narrow pull-thrus. From the campground there is a beautiful view of the dunes and the surrounding mountains. Site 1 has an unobstructed view. Good place to stop for one night to visit the park. - Nathalie Bergeron
Jul 2016 - $34.00
Best part of this park is the location with great views of the Sand Dunes. The entry road for the pull-through sites is very bumpy with washboard gravel, fairly narrow and close to the back of the sites. With my 40' motorhome, it was easier to go around to the front of the site and back in. The area is gravel and sand and with the winds, expect some blowing sand and debris. The trees are still small and don't provide much shade. The office has a gift shop and restaurant. They also rent sand boards and sleds to use at the National Park. All in all, this is a good place to stay if you are visiting the Great Sand Dunes National Park. The only discount is for military: active, retired or a veteran. - Good Vibes
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
Sep 2016 - $10.00
This NPS campground has two loops and each has an assortment of spacious sites suitable for an RV. Motorhomes or trailers over 32 feet have fewer potential sites to select. The key to a good site is to arrive early. We stayed here for five nights. At 4 o'clock each afternoon the swarm arrives and most sites are taken by sunset. Weekends fill up by noon. The only available water is located at the restrooms. Nearly all sites are shaded by pinyon pines and the loop roads are paved. We stayed here in a Motorhome and will likely return some day. - James Barr
Aug 2016 - $10.00
The best place to camp while visiting the Great Sand Dunes! However, the campground is your average NPS Campground with dry camping and poor camp site maintenance. Arrived at the end of a heavy thunderstorm and there was mud flowing everywhere. The campsite fire pit had trash in it; broken glass, metal lids etc. The picnic table was in the trailer parking area which I didn't feel like moving in the rain. That made parking a bit trickier than it may have been. The site was unlevel in all axes, especially front to back. Fresh water is available at the dump station unless you need to connect a hose to your rig then you need to fill up by one of the restrooms, if they are working. Reservations (loop 2) are recommended during June, July and August since the campground fills up every night. - jnateg
Aug 2016 - $10.00
This is about as good as it gets if you don't need utilities. Great hosts, nice spots and views to die for. Only reason didn't get a ten is no hookups. I would suggest loop one (first come first serve) if you can swing it. Best views of the dunes. We stayed in a 29ft rig and I would say it would be about the maximum size I would want to try in this campground. - Steve & Terri
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
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
Sep 2016 - $27.00
We got last site large enough for our rig. Had to diconnrct trailer but good parking for it. Managers were very nice, helpful and accomidating. - D'art campizard
Jul 2016 - $30.00
We stayed here because it was central to friends who summer in the mountains east of Fort Garland and the Great Sand Dunes National Park (GSDNP). Blanca is a very small town with few amenities. However, Fort Garland (around 4 miles to the east) has all the basics including diesel (which wasn't available in Blanca) and at least one good restaurant (All Gone) with a nice salad and soup bar. As others have indicated, this park is located adjacent to a fairly heavily traveled road (Hwy. 160) and not far from a railroad track, but the latter has limited use. The location is high desert with limited shade and a good bit of dust during at least July. I made reservations months in advance but these were apparently lost by a young lady who is no longer employed here. The owner wasn't particularly friendly or apologetic , but he did find me a spot at the entrance to the park with no shade or privacy. Had we not arrived late on a Friday afternoon (nor had nearby friends we planned to visit), we would have looked elsewhere (like Alamosa) for another park. The restrooms weren't particularly clean and the men's wasn't being resupplied with paper products on a regular basis. The best thing about this park was it fast, free WiFi and its proximity to GSDNP. The rate reflects a 7-day stay where the 7th day is free. We would not stay here again. - Camera Buff
Aug 2015 - $16.00
Small, old RV park on the main road, hwy 160. Gas station, convenience store, propane. Lots of empty sites so easy to get a spot. Trees are mature and provide ample shade. It's okay for a couple of nights. Visit Great Sand Dunes National Park. - MargaretL