6.7 Good
     
Mosca, Colorado

San Luis State Park

Mosca, Colorado


16393 Lane 6 North
Mosca, Colorado 81146
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 51
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 37.665128054386
Longitude: -105.73176293665
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) no
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers no
  • $1.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 1.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi no
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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24 Reviews

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

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." We camped at San Luis State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to check out the National Park and the water fall up the road.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at San Luis State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Sewer Connection
No
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at San Luis State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Great Sand Dunes National Park was 20 minutes away.

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Review Count: 140
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at San Luis State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is quite remote, which we enjoyed. Went when the park was pretty empty. Only a few other campers there. The road coming in is gravel, but well maintained. If there were bathrooms, we didn't see them or seek them out. The reasons to stay here are two: the great sand dunes are nearby and the views are spectacular. 180 degree mountain views. The sunsets can take your breath away and it gets dark enough to see the Milky Way. The campsites are pretty standard. No trees. We camped at San Luis State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Be prepared with supplies. Nothing of substance close by.

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Review Count: 61
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

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! We camped at San Luis State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Loop A site 1
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Nothing other than Great Dunes National Park. This park is out in the middle of nowhere!

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at San Luis State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at San Luis State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C51
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Great Sand Dunes National Park! Bring a flat sled with you if you can, it's fun to slide down the dunes.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This park Just a second gotten some unfair reviews. When we visited in late June, there was a lake (it is seasonal) and there were a few no-seeums, but you can't fault the campground. The ranger was extremely nice and drove us around on his Gator to find a campsite that suited us. The one we chose was level, had electricity, and a sheltered picnic table. There was no water hookup, but we were not far from the faucet. It is in close proximity to the Great Sand Dunes, offering a fantastic view of the dunes and mountains and some spectacular sunsets. The stars were unparalleled at night. We would stay again in a heartbeat! We camped at San Luis State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Loop B
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Go climb the Great Sand Dunes!

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Review Count: 166
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 39

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is $20 for campsite and $7 for daily use pass. The campground was being prepared to close for the season (on October 1). Only Loop C was open and all restrooms were closed and locked. We stayed on site #44. The 50 amp connection did not work properly. It was not grounded. Our Verizon cell phone and MiFi service worked well. The road to the campground is gravel; however, the campground road is paved. The sites are gravel, electric only, and include a covered picnic table. The nights are quiet, but there are many insects flying around. We enjoyed the sunsets during our two night stay. We would stay again. We camped at San Luis State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We really enjoyed the seclusion and the exceptional view of the mountains and the sand dunes from our site. It was level, and the power worked great. We selected a site in loop C as the other loops were closed, and paid our 20 camp fee + 7 day use fee. I had gone on the website previously and learned that the lake was dry. But...we had been dry camping and looking forward to the advertised hot showers and laundry...it came as a real shock to find these locked up tight!! Very disappointed! If this is routinely done, it should be noted on the website, as the lake closure had been. Would have been rated a 9 otherwise....it is such a nice facility, but sits unused. We camped at San Luis State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 109
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 36

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

The views from this campground are exceptional! There were snow-capped mountains on three sides and the Great Sand Dunes in the distance. This is definitely desert camping and not for you if you need shade, programs, activities, and such. The quiet, however, is wonderful, and it is about 13 miles to the sand dunes for a day trip. The only restroom facility was quite a walk from some sites, and I would really recommend this place for campers with self-contained units who like peace and quiet. The lake that used to be here is dry, and there is not much in the way of hiking trails, but, again, you are very close to the sand dunes. We camped at San Luis State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is beautiful desert landscape with views of mountains and Great Sand Dunes. There were only five campsites filled when we were there. The $27 per day is a little high for no services. When we were there, the building with the showers and restrooms was locked, and we never saw any staff anywhere. The park brochure states there are showers and restrooms, but all there were was available was a small building with 2 pit toilets. We would go back because it is so beautiful and quiet. We camped at San Luis State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful setting, quiet and peaceful. They had a water problem (contamination) while we were there, so we were glad we came with a full tank. Price is high for just electric, but CO residents can get and annual pass for the park fee ($7). We camped at San Luis State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Price reflects daily camping fee of $20+$7 daily pass. I gave this a 9 because of the required daily pass, in addition to the campground fee. This park may not be for everyone, however this is the type of place we envisioned when we bought our motorhome. It is eerily quiet, isolated, with beautiful views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, the 8 mile distant Great Sand Dunes National Park, and the high desert. There is NO shade, it is desert. There are wind/shade shelters at each site with picnic table and fire rings and both 30 and 50 amp electric. There is an easily accessible dump station and water spigots are placed throughout the park. In mid-September we were one of three campers in this place. I don't think anyone knows of this park or maybe it's the daily rate that turns people off, or no shade, but for us it was pure paradise. I think $27 IS a bit steep for a state park, but we were willing to pay it for the serenity and mountain vistas. We will DEFINITELY stay here again! We camped at San Luis State Park in a Motorhome.

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