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
Jul 2016 - $45.00
While the Estes Park Campground at Mary's Lake is a relatively nicely kept campground with good customer service, it is very much a family campground with very tight spaces. Fine if you have kids and are looking for family friendly. Not quiet and peaceful, though. As seniors looking for peaceful evenings, we might return in a pinch: if we could get a space away from the playground area, but only if nothing else was available. Campers next to us had 10 people in their campground when stated limit was 6 persons. - vmak57
Jun 2016 - $45.00
I found this park neither as good nor as poor as previous reviewers. We had to split our stay between two sites in order to spend a week. Our middle row site was longer and wider than our back row site. Both were adequate for our 40 ft motorhome with toad parked alongside. It is very dusty and can be muddy in rainy weather. Most sites seem to slope substantially downward, so bring blocking,even for a motorhome. The staff is working to improve the base, but there is more work to do. Wifi is still poor: it unpredictably goes from OK, to slow, to gone, and back. The work campers try very hard to keep the place clean, but there's a lot to be done. Many customers light fires in the evening; it can get very smoky. - Just Dave
Jun 2016 - $45.00
We came here for a wedding at Mary's Lake Lodge (a beautiful setting) and had a group of for spots. The last row where we were at, has a nice view of the mountain. The spots are not terribly narrow. That is the best I can say. The price is outrageous for what they offer. We had a heavy rain during our stay. The camp had rivers running through it. A worker stopped by the front of my motor home to look at the trough that had formed. Nothing was done. For the price they charged, i would expect better water control, at least paved roads. A shelter would be nice, since there is not a tree in the RV area. There is a patio on this loop, but, the mud just overran it from the rain. This park really could have so much potential. But, the price they charge does not justify the amenities. - coloradoriverguy
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
Mar 2015 - $20.00
We were a bit disappointed that the sites were basically just pull overs from the road. We didn't even have enough room to keep our stairs down, but the views were amazing and within 5 minutes of parking we saw elk walking through the field across the way. Perfect campground for kids with bikes. Because we weren't in a loop, we had to deal with quite a bit of car traffic. Had some issues with a group of teenagers zooming through the campground pretty fast so the park rangers put out some cones to help slow them down. The nightly ranger talks were really good and entertaining for the kids. Lots to do in the area and Estes Park is a cute town (we even went to two parades!) Careful - some loops don't allow generators. Thank goodness ours did. If we stay here again we would reserve a site deeper into the loop. - Wendle123
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
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
Jun 2016 - $55.00
Second time we have stayed here and do enjoy it. Staff is excellent. New manager has made a number of improvements and place looks very nice. Park is clean, safe, and quite at night. Within a couple miles of about everything in area. Has walking path along Big Thompson river. Two campfire areas, one with children's play area. Saturday morning they host a breakfast which is well attended and a great place to meet people. Lots of wildlife in the area, not uncommon to see elk, deer, humming birds, & chipmunks near your campsite. If you are staying for a while you can get UPS/FedEX/USPS deliveries. I recommend and would stay here again. - Tom & Marilyn
Jun 2016 - $59.00
The attraction for this park, which is essentially a parking lot on a river, is its central location about 2 miles east of the Beaver Meadows entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park and about 2 miles west of the bustling downtown of Estes Park. It is nice to stay west of Estes Park if you are mainly focused on RMNP so you don't have to drive through the Estes Park summer traffic each time you want to enter RMNP.
Spruce Lake is well-maintained (except the putt-putt course that was destroyed in a flood three years ago). The laundry room was one of the largest and nicest I have seen in 9 years of camping all across the country. The camp hosts are friendly and there is a small trout pond your kids can fish in (for $8.50 per day). But the RV sites are crammed together and there is nowhere to put your lounge chair and absorb the beauty of the area. If you don't mind dry camping, you would be much happier getting a camping site within RMNP if you are there for the scenery and can get a reservation. - amarillorvers
Jun 2016 - $65.00
The park seems to have an overall tired worn appearance. The pool and hot tub were closed even though it was June. The sites are spacious but are gravel mixed with grass. The location is good but I agree that this park is not a good value for such a high price. - cfsnow
May 2016 - $59.00
This is a very nice park. Sites are close and gravel with dirt roads but very nice. Everyone working here has been very nice. - dbl4de3
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
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Right at the entrance to Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park. Has free shuttle into town. A bit dusty, not a lot of grass and trees but who cares? We came for the mountains! - Givmeabr8k
Jul 2016 - $70.00
This was our 6th year staying at Elk Meadow. You can't beat the location. The sites are spaced fairly well - especially if you are on the "G" row. I wold have rated it a "7" if it were not for the beautiful area, views from the park, and the proximity to RMNP. There are problems. First, the roads are horrible and need a major upgrade. Second, due to some of the slopes on the hills, you can end up with a very unlevel site or a site where your sewer connector is much higher than your sewer outlet on your RV. Third, is the dust. Since the roads are not paved, the wind just creates dust storms that are almost unbearable if you are sitting outside. So: to the folks at Elk Meadow - please pave the roads, level the sites, and fix the height of some of the sewer connections. Once you do that you will truly have a world-class park that is worthy of a "10". - cgaskins
Jun 2016 - $60.00
Site not level, very dusty, all gravel, it is not a resort there are better choices. i would not stay here again - 16 Crusader