16 Parks near Palisade, Colorado
Palisade, Colorado (map) | (970) 464-0548
Sites: 80 | Latest Rate: $30.00 | 30 Reviews
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Beautiful State Park. In fact I haven't yet found a Colorado State Park I didn't like. Beautiful nature trail all along the Colorado River. It can get 100 degrees in mid-July but the mesas on both sides help hide the sun earlier and later in the day. Tip: Start your AC early, set it lower to begin with and use your awning. Verizon doesn't work well, but AT&T is pretty good. The restrooms are not as nice as in others, but they are satisfactory. The camp hosts are very nice and friendly. I will certainly return again. Nice relaxing 5 day stay. - Colorado Vagabond
Jun 2016 - $38.00
Rate includes $10 transaction fee for online booking plus $7/night park fee paid upon arrival. They accept credit cards. If you plan to stay at other CO parks, you might consider buying an annual pass.
We had a pull-through site which was plenty long. Sites are well-spaced. Our site had a covered picnic table which was nice because it was quite sunny and warm mid-June.
There is a fishing pond and a (different) swimming pond. The Colorado River runs along the back of the property and there is a nice pathway for walking. The campground is "sandwiched" between two mountain walls and they are beautiful. We're told big horn sheep come down to the river but, sadly, we never saw any.
The good news is that the campground is super easy access off the 70 highway. The bad news is that the 70 highway is also sandwiched between the mountain walls so the noise is pretty constant. It didn't bother us but I could see that it might bother some especially if you're trying to sit outside and relax.
One negative is that a nearby neighbor was pretty boisterous one night until 1am. We were surprised park patrol and/or the camp host didn't shut them down. - GottaGoNow
Sep 2015 - $24.00
The only draw back here was road noise! But, The scenery was incredible, and we got used to the noise. Great location for day trips around Grand Junction. Espesially up to Grand Mesa.
Sites were mostly pull through, gravel. great shelters with picnic tables at most sites. - Jeff Jangerous
Sep 2016 - $45.00
The trains rumbled by all night long. They have a nice looking pool but no one was in it and the lady at the front desk told us it wasn't warm enough to swim in. Many of the spots are very close together, vegetation is lacking and there are many permanent residents giving this place an unsavory feel. Two out of three showers were not working in the men's restroom. We would not stay here again. - Colorado gal
Sep 2016 - $45.00
This is our second stay for one month. This is probably the nicest RV park in the Grand Junction area. They work hard to maintain the common areas and spaces. Some areas have small grass patches, other spaces are gravel only. 2 dog parks, a swimming pool and a nice laundry room. We requested a move to another shadier spot after a few days, and they were very accommodating. There are many full-time residents here, but everyone seems friendly. We will use this Park whenever we visit the Grand Junction Colo area! - Explorateurs
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Easy on and off access from I-70 for big rigs. Interior roads were wide as were the pull thru sites. Utilities worked well. Internet was very slow. Park was pet friendly. Good stop for the night. - ScottV
Oct 2016 - $40.00
This is quite a nice park. Are KOAs getting better, or am I just finding the good ones lately (thanks to this website)? Our standard pullthrough space was spacious and level, with a patio, gravel space for grill and a lush grass area for sitting. My only minor complaint is that the neighbor's water and sewer hookups intruded into the back of my space, but it didn't really bother us. Ample room for slides and awnings on both sides. As usual for KOA, they have activities for kids. Though it is on a major highway, the noise wasn't bad at night. It was very full while we were here, so best have a reservation. Verizon cell and internet worked well. - JA1800
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Staff was nice, and attentive. Park was well maintained. Our site was long enough for our 40ft rig, but we had to park our tow on the side. The site was wide enough for both to fit, and fairly level. Our site was gravel, with a fire pit, and picnic table on a paver patio. We did not have a premium site, so we were close to our neighbor.
The only downside was the road noise. We were parked at the rear of the park, and there was a lot of traffic on the road behind us. There was some noise from the airport too. - The Michellis
Sep 2016 - $46.00
I really liked this park. We pulled in after the office was closed, and found the after hours check in board to be informative and helpful. The pull through site we were in was very nice. Level, with gravel that was smooth and easy to walk on. Short fences separated the sites, and the site had a decent sized grass patch next to the cement patio, which we always seek out for the dogs. Utilities were fairly well placed, with only the fresh water hookup being a bit odd as it is a few feet over into your neighbors' site, but no big deal, just need a moderate length of hose. We did not use the wifi or facilities, so I cannot comment on those. A park attendant was very pleasant and helpful on the morning of our departure. He filled a propane tank for me and brought it right back to the nose of our trailer on his golf cart, when he could have just as easily said, "here you go", and let me carry it back myself. He also asked if running the sprinklers for a few minutes on the grass area in our site would be any problem; I noticed that he has to go up and down the rows and manually turn on/off the sprinklers for each site. I thought it was not only considerate of him to ask, but also something that you certainly wouldn't see at most parks (a lot of places seem to just run the sprinklers on a timer with no regard for whether the water would be interfering with someone getting ready to leave, etc). I wish I would have asked the man for his name, as he deserves recognition for a job well done in assisting guests. All in all, this park felt really safe, and was a fun place to stay. I enjoyed it enough that I will likely make it a point to pass through Grand Junction again to stay for at least a night on a future trip. - KeystoneTT
Aug 2016 - $13.00
Rate is monthly rate divided by 30. This is a bit of a "Party Town" park -- they openly advertise that they are "420-friendly" which does attract a certain crowd. On the other hand, everyone -- staff and guests -- are very friendly and mellow. Lots of cats about, which is always a good sign. With the grocery store in town closed, this C-store is the only place for miles around to buy gas or food, so there is lots of traffic, with concomitant noise & dust. Also, the pull-through sites are NOT LEVEL and leveling is done only with extreme effort. The pull-throughs are also very close together, to the point where slide-outs intrude onto neighboring spaces. These are the closest full hookup sites to the Grand Mesa, and there is also an RV dump for folks returning home from the Mesa. I will definitely stay here again, but not during the hot part of the year: there is no shade except in site A. - Old Mountain Man
Sep 2011 - $35.00
This park's name is accurate - RV CAMP. It's not a resort or even a park because it's pretty rustic. The spaces are nebulous (tough to know if you're really in one), but they give you enough freedom to get almost) level. The surface is occasional gravel with cement & rock fire pits. There were no vacationers while we were there, just workers in the local industries (although they were very friendly. We would stay here again if we wanted to visit the Grand Mesa for fall colors, but I do believe the price is too high for no cable (because you probably won't get broadcast channels). Looks like the park is for sale --I hope the new owners will put a little money into the place and make it a true destination because the Mesa is an awesome place (and there are no full hookups higher on the mountain). - User873
Jun 2016 - $28.00
This is a mobile home park with some RV spaces. Site was almost level, did use one block under wheels. Good for an overnight stay but nothing else. Would return for an overnight. - SD75mac
Sep 2015 - $28.00
While the park is under new management (not ownership) which was friendly and helpful, it was more of a mobile home park, the pet rules were not enforced, and grass & trees were missing. But it was handy to shopping and sightseeing. - Lke
Sep 2015 - $30.00
Very pleasant check in...lots of full timers there..close to road...heard trains..but i dont mind that.NO WIFI...cable didn't work either...we really just wanted to be here for a night to catch up on Internet and watch some tv...NEITHER could be done. I wouldn't stay again..for a couple dollars more there are other options...picnic table was a wreck..need to replace..site was level though. - Ollie49
Sep 2014 - $30.00
Very modern with large cement pads and driveways. Utilities are very solid with good water pressure, excellent electric and good, ground-level sewer access. Our only problem was that most occupants are full-timers and not too tidy. We stayed twice, for a total of 3 weeks and never sensed any odors. The location is quiet and conveniently located. We will stay here again. - Shadezguy
Aug 2014 - $35.00
This is a good overnight stop with friendly part-time staff. There is no office and you must call when you get there to find out how to check in and site number. Lots of permanent residents. A new looking campground with concrete pads but no picnic tables or grills. The turns in the campground are very tight for a 43 foot Class A. - John & Bobbie
Apr 2014 - $35.00
This is my 2nd time here in two years. It is still fairly clean and all concrete. Not much character. The rate has gone up significantly, since last visit. The internet connection is now throttled and limited to 40kB. Too slow for any downloads. The laundry dryers do not heat up well, requiring extended drying times. Based on the internet alone, we won't be back. - retiredfields
Jul 2014 - $12.00
Stayed at Jumbo C.G. three nights. Best campground on the Grand Mesa for rigs over 30 feet. Quiet black top circular drive, and large tent pads at each site. A screen tent is definitely in order, as the mosquitoes are a real nuisance. But after all, this is the Colorado high country (over 10k ft elevation) with over 300 lakes. Beautiful Mesa Lakes within walking distance, lots of fishing and hiking trails, camp hosts friendly and helpful, and The Grand Mesa is magnificent!! - grizzly0099
Aug 2012 - $22.00
This is a national forest campground, make reservations at www.recreation.gov. 21 sites with electric, 5 without. Water available but no hookup. No sewer or dump station. Vault toilets. Absolutely beautiful location at 8000 feet elevation. Lakes all around with good fishing. Sites are neat with picnic tables, some with shade. Cell phones work. Warnings about mosquitoes but we did not experience them at this time of year. Would definitely return. - JEMc
Oct 2016 - $35.00
Premium site with CTV. Pull thru with plenty of room to park the tow vehicle. Gravel with a fence and picnic table. Not far from the freeway but noise not a problem. Staff friendly and helpful. Amenities are not far away, propane at the truck stop was least expensive. - SilverBear
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Easy access to freeway yet quiet. Nice pet area. Great place to stop to get off road and rest. - Cake on the beach
Sep 2016 - $38.00
Clean campground with wide and long angled pull thru sites. Gravel streets and level gravel pads. Full hookups nice large laundry, well stocked store with good supply of RV products and very helpful and friendly staff. - Charlie M.
Aug 2016 - $6.00
A little-used campground less than a mile up the highway from Jumbo campground, and where Jumbo sends people when they are full. No water in 2016 because a rock fell on the line; maybe they'll fix it some day but this campground has seen NO maintenance in years and is deteriorating. Sad, because it is nice. Lots of pull-thrus, some nearly level and some awful. All sites are shaded with tall trees. Gourmet mushrooms grow in this campground in season, also wild strawberries and raspberries. - Old Mountain Man
Jul 2011 - $18.00
The CG is just above 10,000 feet so if you're not accustomed to this elevation you best be aware of the issues of dealing with it. The lake is great for fishing and has a nice boat ramp. The CG has been around for a good while, but was basically remodeled just two years ago. The sites are generous, but gravel, as is the road into and through the park. The Nat'l forest info/visitor center is about 2-3 miles from this campground (there are several campgrounds in this specific area). At this specific CG only the first 9 sites have electric (ours didn't). The campground host was the nicest man you'd ever meet (we spent about an hour talking to him). This area is good for people that like to fish and mountain camping. It's a climb getting up to this area and a long decline going down, but the roads are good. There are some fruit farms in the Cedaredge area (south of this campground) & we pick up some cherries heading to the campground. We would definitely camp here again, but would prefer an electric site if we went back. Some of the high numbered sites have great views to the south, but no electric at those sites. - Parrothead Mike