31 Parks near Olive Ridge, Colorado
Olive Ridge, Colorado (map) | (303) 541-2500
Sites: 56 | Latest Rate: $17.00 | 1 Reviews
Sep 2011 - $17.00
Very nice National Park close to Estes Park, in fact this is where we had to stay to visit Estes Park. The campground sites are very spread out and water faucets are available through out the camp but you need a water cheater to hook up. No dump so come empty. We would never had found this park had Estes Park not been full, so sometimes things do work out. - monaco cruiser
May 2016 - $19.00
Can't believe this campground hasn't been reviewed more frequently. It's an excellent campground, located between Ward (8 miles away) and Allenspark (8 miles away) at Peaceful Valley. There's actually 2 campgrounds here, Camp Dick (with 40 sites) and Peaceful Valley (with 17 sites). Stayed at Camp Dick over the Memorial Day weekend 2016; rate is without senior pass discount (half price), and did require a 3 night minimum since it was a holiday.
Sites are well spaced, some in the open, some in the trees. CG is in a valley with a stream running through it, quite a few sites are streamside; there's also a cul-de-sac with some sites, in the trees and a bit more private. Each site has a fire ring, table, separate grill and tent pad. All are well maintained and cleaned regularly. CG road is paved; sites are gravel and level.
Family friendly CG, can accommodate a variety of campers/RVs. No hookups at all, and common water available, but faucets are not threaded. Firewood available on site from host. Host very friendly and efficient. - ThomInColorado
Sep 2009 - $17.00
Great campground. Within 1-2 hours of Boulder/ North metro Denver. Dry camping, but we had a generator so no problem for us. No amenities, just a great get-away location. Kids had fun exploring the stream, riding bikes, etc. Will definitely return! - co_campers
Jul 2016 - $25.00
Wooded with some views. Some sites are close together but we had site A1 which is large and away from the pack. Restrooms could have been larger - only 3 male sit-down for 65 sites. Hilly. Hike out of the campground into rmnp. - adamant
Jun 2016 - $30.00
While I generally liked the wooded setting of this campground, East Portal was a massive disappointment. We brought a 19 ft tent trailer and could only barely (with a lot of maneuvering) pull it into the site. The site was uneven and we could never get the trailer leveled out. The campground is incredibly crowded (expect your neighbors to be within five feet on either side. The biggest issue I had was the crowd the campground attracts. Expect groups of young and rude campers who will stay up late into the night dining and laughing without a hint of concern for anyone else. We have two small children who could not sleep because of all the noise. - CastleRook1
Jul 2015 - $40.00
As I looked for a campground around Estes Park that had water/electric, was wooded, and wasn't a stack-em-in campground, this was the only option. But there were so few reviews out there and we were hesitant. Well, here's hopefully a review to help.
We stayed for 6 nights at lot 39. We had a blast meeting multiple neighbors (everyone was so friendly!). Our lot was fairly spacious for this campground. We were close to both restrooms. Many sites had amazing views, but even without the views, it's still beautiful.
Here's some nuggets...
If you're in a camper, stay at 34 or 38, they're the largest. 64 is really nice and large too, with amazing views, but it's far from the restrooms. 39 and 40 are adequate. If you're in a tent, A3 is amazing, secluded with a view. Otherwise, stay on the top perimeter, sites 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 42-44, 46, 48, 49, 51-54. It's nice to back up to the woods, gives you a little bit of space.
Wood's $6/load. Lasts for one night at most.
Ice is $2 for 8# bag. Best price around.
Bathroom near site 38 is older than the other one. It's cleaned in the morning, but got buggy and grubby towards evening. Other bathroom is REALLY nice. 5 shower stalls m/f between the two bathrooms.
Each bathroom has dish cleaning sink. REALLY nice to have we found.
Roads and sites are dirt.
Sites are not overly level. We had trouble getting level.
There are a couple TIGHT turns as others have mentioned. You can get a longer trailer in (27' max probably at sites 34 and 64).
Hike the trail to Morraine Campground. It's very pretty. Sprague Lake is also amazing (1.8m each way)
The hosts were very nice and not overbearing at all. They even delivered our ice to us. They have a little shop with a few things to purchase. Open 8-8.
Not very bike friendly, very hilly.
Small campsites, not much privacy, but we found that it was fun getting to know our neighbors.
About a 10 minute drive into Estes.
A little overpriced, but I'd definitely stay here again! - Bkell1978
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Nice park, clean warm pool. Near state park. - tdwms
Aug 2016 - $49.00
First off I missed the turn into the campground as it is poorly marked after you make the turn off the main road. Roads are dirt. The patio at my site was covered with mud that had run down from the site behind and above mine. Had to share the water faucet with a neighbor. However, some sites have new gravel.
As with most things: Estes Park in the summer the CG is expensive. - jnateg
Jul 2016 - $45.00
Now operated by Estes Park, with lots of improvements. Full hookup sites were level and well positioned. Staff very friendly and helpful. New restrooms near full hookups were great.
Rather windy location, but definitely less expensive than other RV campgrounds. - Hornman
Aug 2016 - $13.00
We were fortunate and obtained a pull through site on loop A, site 001 at Glacier Basin Campground on short notice. Reservations are strongly suggested. Site was wooded, level and adequate for our RV. I did not like the large boulders that bordered either side of the pull through site.
Many sites in this loop were pull-over type and the pull-in sites were angled the wrong way. Sites do not have hook-ups. Each campsite has a picnic table, fire ring with grate and tent pad. Roads and parking spurs are paved.
Restrooms have flush toilets and there is drinking water available. Bear proof trash containers are centrally located. This is bear country and there are lockers for food stuffs located between sites, if not stored inside camper. Though there is no fire ban, campers are required to attend their fire at all times. Fire wood is available from a vendor who comes to the campground and sells a bundle of wood for $5.00.
There is free shuttle service, through out the park and worth using, instead of driving yourself. There is a bus stop located inside the campground. Scenery is spectacular with an abundance of wildlife (deer, elk and even an occasionally moose), did not see any bear. We have an America the Beautiful Senior Age Pass and paid $13.00 for our campsite and no entry fee to the park. We would return to Rocky Mountain NP. - Viarivoli
Sep 2015 - $10.00
Great National Park campground, no hookups or showers,but there is a dump station and water fill. Our site, A18, was a fairly level pull through, however to put your door & awning on the correct side, you will have to go in the wrong direction, which was no real problem, as everyone on the inside of the loop did the same. Site was a little close with the trees on both sides but we had enough room to extend the slides and awning. At least A&B loops still have trees, the trees in rest of the loops have been removed, due to beetle infestation. There is a picnic table & fire ring at each site.
Fire wood & Ice available at the campground. The wildlife in the park are awesome, including the elk in the campground, if you drive your car, be ready for delays of folks watching the animals.
There is a shuttle system that takes you to some parts of the park.
Our rate is with the Senior Pass, we would absolutely stay here again. - bukhrn
Jun 2015 - $10.00
This campground is located across the valley from the Transit Center on Bear Lake Road on the east side of the RMNP. This makes it very convenient to access all park sites and trail heads on the east side using the shuttle service, which stops every half-hour right in the campground. We choose loop C because it still has tree cover. The rangers were so helpful and the evening programs they put on were very well done. The restrooms were immaculate. - SideBySiders
Jul 2016 - $66.00
First the good: The WiFi was excellent, reliable and fast. The escorts really do a good job in assisting RVers to backing into the sites.
Now the bad: The escorts have to be good as the sites are all back-ins and tend to be hilly, sometimes with odd angles to the interior roads. The interior roads are narrow and tend to have obstacles that impede the backing in process. Our road didn't have an alternate exit and traffic had to wait while we were backing in and unhitching, as the our site wasn't long enough to accommodate our 34' trailer and tow vehicle. We were blocking half the road. The site was level from side to side but ran uphill toward the back. The location of the fixed fire ring made it difficult to park my tow vehicle since it was close to the trailer and right where I wanted to park it. Care must be taken when driving on the roads since there are many children playing at this park. There was no cable or OTA TV available. The one laundry room did not have enough washers and dryers for a park this size. In my opinion this park is not worth the cost. - RVRenter
May 2016 - $28.00
Great location for the Estes Park region. One thing I noticed that no one mentions in their reviews that there is no over the air TV or cable. So NO TV unless you have satellite. I guess this is normal while in the mountains but a surprise to our group that never encountered this before in our travels. We had a stream behind us near our fire ring/grill which was nice. We stayed 4 nights/ - rdb1
May 2016 - $67.00
Booked a last minute Mother's day stay at Jellystone. It was so much fun. Lots of activities for the kids and free breakfast on Sunday for Moms. The park was very nice, with streams and trees. Some of the sites were close, but others were nicely spaced. It is in the mountains, so the roads in the park are steep, be aware of that with your rig. They help you back in to your site and are really good at it so no problems there. All and all it was an awesome stay. Cute little mini golf course, flag raising with Yogi, Free Mother's Day gift Craft for the kids, Free movie rentals, Laser Tag, Ceramics, Parades with Yogi, playgrounds, pool, etc. LOTS to do. The Staff is excellent and really nice. It rained ALL day on Saturday, so they let people stay past check out to play Golf and do a scavenger hunt. Such a fun place. - Alix1912
Aug 2016 - $51.00
This campground is located close to downtown and Rocky Mountain National Park. The sites were very close together, and hard to get into. The staff was great, and someone helped get you in your site. - J and I Franklin
Jul 2016 - $55.00
Staff were helpful and friendly. We stayed in a back in site on the river. It was very nice. The interior sites looked to be a little cramped for motorhomes and large 5th wheels. - osuallen
Jun 2016 - $59.00
The folks running this park are very nice and cordial. I was escorted to my level site. Everything worked as well as the wi-fi. I thought them to be high priced. For that money I would expect my pad to be at least swept. I had to sign a form that said if I smoked legal pot on their property they would evict me. That sucks. I won't be back to this park again when I return to Estes Park for more great fly fishing. - maninthewoods
Sep 2016 - $59.00
Park was nice and had great views of the Rockies. Sites were somewhat close but not too bad. We had great weather so gravel roads and pads weren't an issue but that could be a problem with rain. Really, our only issue was the WiFi. Intermittent at best. Would be nice if more trees were planted around. - Bev C
Aug 2016 - $55.00
No grass or rock, mostly fine dirt, which makes it impossible to keep it out of your rig. It is located at 7500 ft. so if altitude bothers you not the place to visit. The campground looks like a parking lot with no pull-throughs and units close together and very few trees. They guide you to your site and pick up trash twice a day which is nice. All of the hookups worked. The lake looks nice saw kids fishing but no fish. Estes Park and Rocky Mtn. N.P. where very busy and filled with tourists. If you can visit in the spring or fall it would be better. Would look for a different campground next time. - sjones
Jul 2016 - $56.00
Very nice staff, helpful to get you into each site easily, we had a back-in but the host moved a picnic table so we could pull through. Beautiful spot on the river, great mountain view. Not many shaded spots where we were, but the sounds of the stream were very peaceful. Trash pick up twice a day due to bear activity, close to downtown for attractions. - Jojo1977
Jul 2015 - $59.00
The $59 daily rate includes tax for a week's stay. We were really looking forward to this campground. The website certainly indicates a lovely place to stay along the river. First of all, the entrance off Route 66 is a steep one-lane drive, so be prepared. The campground is not very large and it is very congested, so when you get to the bottom of the drive, stop before you go any further. The people who work here are very nice. We were put in site 1, which backs up to the river. We are a 36' motorhome and our back end hung over the river when our front end was in place. Our neighboring travel trailer had to bring in his awning in order for our slide to open. We were lined up in a row with barely any space on either side. We had a cabin on the other side of us. If you enjoy space to spread out, do not come here. There were not many ratings for this park, probably because most of the sites are used by seasonal people. We did get a strong Verizon signal at this campground. Estes Park is a cute town but very congested also in the summer. We would not recommend or come back to this campground, mostly due to the incredibly tight site spacing. - dbcordello
Aug 2014 - $53.00
We chose this park because of the reviews, which are accurate. It's small, crowded, and along a creek, which is only a plus is you are parked by it. The folks in the office are terrific and helpful. The place is pristine clean. Although the location, just outside the national park, is very convenient it is very difficult to get here. We came in from Loveland up 30 miles of winding steep two lane road. Traffic in Estes Park this Labor Day weekend was horrific. Finally, the directions to Paradise are difficult to follow and the street signs in town difficult to read. A tip - come all the way through Estes Park on route 36. Continue all the way out of town almost to the park entrance and go left on CO Route 66. Continue 1/4 mile and left into the driveway, where you will be met by a nice gentleman who will help you squeeze your RV into your space. - Doogiesmom
Jun 2014 - $48.00
Very well maintained campsites with deck and picnic table at each campsite. Very friendly staff and immaculately maintained bathroom, shower and the laundry room. Very reasonable to do laundry at $1.25 to wash and $1 to dry. Additional cost of $3.50 per day is charged for cable hook-up. Stream current is too fast to do any fishing but the sound is very soothing. Entry to and exit from the property was guided by the staff because of the extremely narrow road and the campsites. - gartail
Sep 2016 - $65.00
We stayed here 2 nights in Sept 2016. We came in after the office was closed and chose one after looking at the options. Unfortunately, we chose one that was rented the next night, so we had to move. My bad for not noticing. The after-hours process was very clear and easy.
The good: Location, clean bathrooms, modern laundry facilities, Great views - 360º with mountains and beautiful sunsets. Easy to get around the park and into most sites. Several sites that are suitable for big rigs or RV's with toads. Pull-throughs and back-ins. Satellite friendly at many sites.
The bad: Laundry room hours NOT convenient for everyone...esp if you tour around during the day as doors only unlocked between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. (last load must be started by 6:30). We don't usually do laundry, but we got there after hours and after dinner, we found out we missed the window. We really needed to do laundry and our last option was our final day/night. We didn't want to stay around until almost 11 a.m. since we were going to RM N.P., so planned on it our last night. Unfortunately, the water to the whole park was off when we returned due to it being repaired. Once the water was back on, the girl who answered the emergency phone was nice enough to come unlock the doors, even though it was after hours. Sites are dusty and not very level, but we survived. The utilities are oddly spaced at some sites. The sewer was a problem at our 2nd site as it was in an odd spot and we had to park just right so everything would reach. The bigger issue is one I've never encountered-the opening faced sideways rather that up towards the sky, and our hose had a hard time staying inside. Thankfully, we only used it to dump gray water.
I don't think we'd seek this place out next time we're in the area, but would stay here again if other choices were full. It has its merits, but needs some TLC to be a really great park. I would want to choose my site though. - maryotx
Sep 2016 - $70.00
Elk Meadows is a large park with dirt roads and sparse grass...dusty when the wind is blowing or when traffic is driving past. You will need to keep your windows closed to avoid getting dust everywhere. My rate included an extra person and extra vehicle (towing a trailer, wife driving our jeep). If I wanted to take the motorcycles out of the trailer for a ride I would have to pay $5/day for each bike as well. - FOSJ
Sep 2016 - $66.00
There's no reason to consider Elk Meadow RV Park except its proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park. As prior reviews report, the roads are dusty, the pads are dirt with no patios. In fact, our parking space picnic table was unusable due to the steep slope. The old, weathered picnic table was unattractive and splinters were a real danger. Did I mention dusty?
But worst of all was the pathetic wifi speeds. There are adequate wifi repeaters in the park and signal strength was good but the speed was completely inadequate even when the park was less than 50% full (less than 1Mbps). But Saturday night when the park was nearly full, the internet speed dropped to nearly zero and was unusable for even email.
The owners of this park are clearly not interested in improvements/investments, and there are many opportunities for improvement. This was our first and last visit. - PhilB