James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section

     


Palisade, Colorado
Phone: (970) 434-3388

Sites: 80
Recent Rate: $47 5/2014


Latitude: 39.1659107157003
Longitude: -108.300621732331

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-river Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

23 Reviews

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Dogshowman

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate includes state park fee. Right near I-70 so some traffic noise especially in loop C where we were. Pull thru sites 42-54 even numbers are long and level. Others looked short. Lovely Camping right on the Colo River. Dog friendly but no runs although the paved roads give you a 2 mile round trip walk and there are other trails. This campground is east of Palisade not the first one which looked sparse by comparison. Recommend reservations as it looked to fill up for weekends. CG host is friendly chap who does some wood and stone carvings. No Verizon cell coverage.ATT worked okay. Definitely would stay again and for a few days! We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Motorhome.

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yachtjockey

Review Count: 93
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

First of all, the online reservation service is inaccurate. I only found 4 open sites for the 2 nites we wanted to stay, but when we got there the park was 80% empty for both days...and they charge you $10 for using their ineffective reservation system. This park is located approx 15 miles East of Grand Junction and right on I 70 with considerable truck noise if you are close to the highway. Once at the park, we found that there was no cell service (Verizon), no TV stations, and of course no WiFi. Park was clean and well maintained with a large staff. Lots of rules typical for a State park. The rate was $24/nite + $7/day for a vehicle pass + $10 to make the reservation for a total of $72 for 2 nites plus tax. That seems expensive for a park with minimal services. I think that on our next trip to GJ we will stay in a private campground with full services for about the same rate and closer to town. We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Motorhome.

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Florida Don

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice little park just outside Grand Junction. Plenty of room between sites and good utilities. Camp hosts did a great job. Sprinkler came on at our site every night at 9:30pm, which added a little cooling mist to our campfire session. Gravel pads with blacktop roads and sites all have a wind/sun shade over the picnic table. There are a couple ponds in addition to the river. I caught more rainbow trout than I could count in those ponds during a 4 day stay. No TV or cell/data reception in this canyon. Glenwood Canyon is spectacular and the nearby town of Palisade has a great wine trail. We'd stay here again for sure. We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Motorhome.

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2Germans

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice, clean park, nice size sites with canopy over picnic tables. Great views of mountains all around; its along the river. We would stay here again if in area. We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Motorhome.

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RVLife4us

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Another beautiful Colorado State Park with a very friendly staff and clean camper amenities that always include showers, bathrooms and laundry. The RV and tent sites are green and many have large shade trees. The sites were well spaced, clean and very level. We planed to stay 14 nights, but only stayed for one as the park is very isolated from town and is quite a drive to the famous Fruita bike trails. The ponds are regularly stocked with fish and there is a tiny bike/hike path around both ponds. The campground is nestled right off the I-70 freeway so there is a little bit of noise. A good stop for a night or two when in the Palisade Peach area. We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Fifth Wheel.

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ken22

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

Date of Stay: - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

$20 rate +$7 park sticker. Clean facilities, plenty of space, beautiful surroundings. Park rangers very friendly. We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Motorhome.

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FUZZKABBOB

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is so beautiful and peaceful. It is located right on the Colorado River between two huge rock bluffs. We were surprised to find a State Park with full hook-ups plus a laundry also. The sites were quite far apart and nicely landscaped. They even have grassy areas and a riverside walking/biking trail. The location is great for visiting the Grand Mesa area and also close to Grand Junction and the Colorado Monument. We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Motorhome.

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jodykay50pub

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This park was a very convenient stopover on our way to Utah. It's a beautiful linear park in a canyon. Unfortunately the road noise from I-70 is pretty loud, but it didn't keep me awake. We had full hookups. The sites were relatively level and beautifully landscaped. I'd stay again when traveling through Colorado. We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Travel Trailer.

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dem

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Pretty state park surrounded by mountain ridges and bordered by the Colorado River. Surprisingly well shaded with lots of trees throughout the park. Also has a couple of ponds. Level park for walking and biking. Fairly level sites. Ours was a pull-through long enough for truck and 40' 5th wheel. Park is generally easy to navigate, but roads and pull throughs not as wide and easy as most Colorado state parks we've visited. Shade did not help us enough when temps got to 103. It was hot. Canyon walls on all sides blocked over the air TV and cell phone signals (Verizon or Sprint). Rooftop antenna and signal booster barely brought in internet service from Verizon. We left early because of smoke from the wildfire just over the ridge and the extreme heat. We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Fifth Wheel.

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dandg

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for 2 weeks. Very spacious sites with lots of shade. The park is between very high canyon walls while beautiful they block most cell and over the air TV services. It is very close to the highway and railroad so expect noise. The rate also includes a daily entrance fee. We would stay here again. We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Motorhome.

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DXSMac

Review Count: 176
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful small park just off Interstate 70 through Colorado. There are four loops. Some spots have full hookups, some have w/e only, some are electric only, and some with no hookups. I stayed in Loop D with full hookups. Loop D was close to the freeway. There was some road noise, but it wasn't bothersome. Some of the picnic tables at some of the sites have shelters on them. There is adequate spacing between sites. Restrooms/Showers were very clean. There is a laundry facility, $1 to wash, $1 to dry, small loads. The building with the restrooms and laundry also has a functional working pay phone in case your cell phone doesn't work. There is a very nice flowing river at one end of the park. There are some children's play grounds in a few locations. I was unable to get TV reception over the air in Loop D. However, it appeared that someone in Loop C was able to get TV reception over the air. Verizon cell phone had difficulty getting a signal. Verizon 4G Air Card did not work at all. Verizon Wireless Landline service worked, but barely got a signal. The rate I am showing, $31, is the rate for full hookups (w/e/s), to include the $7 vehicle fee that Colorado charges. However, I only paid $24. If you contribute 45 hours of volunteer service to Colorado parks (which I did at another park), you get a one year waiver of the $7 vehicle fee. We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Motorhome.

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yachtjockey

Review Count: 93
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

We found this to be a decent State Park other than the noise from the railroad and Interstate traffic. The reservation system costs you $10 if you reserve sooner than 3 days out. For less than 3 days its first come. Its located about 12-15 miles East of Grand Junction and there are no grocery stores within 7-10 miles. LOTS of mosquitos even in the daytime. The river was flooding and all the river hiking trails were closed. No wifi or TV. AT&T and Verizon were marginal. We used it as a overnight stopover and it was fine for that. We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Fifth Wheel.

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SunnybrookJim

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is a 9 without the hiway and train noise. You do get used to it, but it is noisy. A few sites got TV by antenna, many did not. Verizon cell service was very spotty. Verizon Broadband was available although not great. Being in a canyon all of the "through the air" services were very limited. Prefer the Fruita location better. We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Fifth Wheel.

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Veebyes

Review Count: 192
States Visited: 49
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Yes, there is highway noise but this is a non issue IMO. The canyon is too narrow for the park to be anywhere else. The quiet loop is the power only loop which is next to the river. We had site #1 which is extremely private. The only problem is a poorly located grill which makes getting a large rig in difficult. Yes, there are trains but there is no horn blowing near the park. We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Fifth Wheel.

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harryb

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We loved this state park. The park rangers were very nice and helpful. Though there's not a pool, there is a "swimmin" hole which is actually more like a pond. There's also a trout area for fishing and license can be bought as you enter the park. We hiked beside the Colorado River which was a definite plus. Along the hiking area, (which I believe is also the pet walk area) there were also "walk-downs" where you could walk a few feet from the path to get to the river and pick up stones or feel it's coldness and strength. The main bathhouses were nice, but the vault bathrooms reeked terribly. We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Fifth Wheel.

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