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

Palisade, Colorado


1055 I-70
Palisade, Colorado 81526
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Sites: 80
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 39.16591
Longitude: -108.30062

Elevation: 4766' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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39 Reviews

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

To clarify, this is the James M. Robb park in Palisades. There is another campground by the same name in Fruita. This park is located in a canyon, which makes for great scenery, but terrible to non-exsistant cell/internet/tv reception. Camped here in early November. All water shut off and no water available at dump station. Sewer at the dump station was even locked up. Vault toilets only this time of year. Convenient 15 minute drive to Grand Junction.

We were the only camper here, and it was a little scary as the neighborhood seemed a little sketchy. Boarded up restaurants across the street. Register yourself if no one is there. You will need an $8 day pass for each vehicle in addition to the camping fee. We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
19 is paved
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Black Canyon of the Gunnison.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Arrived on a Monday after a big festival in the area. Lots of open sites. Heavy winds on two nights. We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
59 Loop C
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Visit the Palisade Distillery

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed 1 night. Was hoping for good showers - not only do they cost $1.00 for 4 min. they were less than inviting. The laundry was also not very inviting but functional. Sites are well spaced and the walking trail along the river is nice. There is an additional $7.00 a night fee at the entrance. We will stay here again. We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Loop A - 10
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 99
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 54

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

This is a really lovely park along the Colorado river with decent sites that are mostly nicely spaced, level, with two loops of full hookups. That's the good. Unfortunately, the bad list is much longer. Only poor 30 amp service which wasn't enough to run more than one of our ACs. You are right next to the interstate, so traffic is very loud and very consistent all hours of the day and night. There is a train next to the river that some folks complained about, but honestly, with the road noise, the train didn't bother us. The nice grass is watered, but the sprinkler heads need to be aimed better since our coach was sprayed leaving some very hard water deposits on it. Super easy on/off the interstate, so a decent place to spend a night, but I wouldn't recommend an extended stay. Due to the extremely hot weather and poor 30 amp service, we cut our stay short and will hopefully get a partial refund. No Verizon coverage, but we had very good AT&T coverage for our hotspot. Clear sky for satellite reception. Zero desire to stay here again. We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
54
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

We camped at a pull through site along the river. It's great to go directly from your site to the path along the river. Sites #1, 2 and 5 had more shade than our site. Sites are far enough apart to afford privacy. Each picnic table is under a shelter. The water pressure in the showers was almost painful and splattered into the dressing area. Showers are $1.00 for 4 minutes, but you can add extra minutes for $.25 each. The women's restroom ran out soap Friday, and it wasn't filled until Sunday. There are full hook up sites right next to the freeway, so we chose electricity only. There is a dump station and many water faucets. There's also a day use area with a swimming beach. Over all we liked this park and will stay there again. We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
10
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
Yes

Campground Details

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

The Grand Mesa at 11000 feet is mountainous with many lakes and trails. The exit for it is just west of the campground. Grand Junction is about 20 miles west, and the Colorado National Monument is just west of Grand Junction. The area has many orchards and wineries.

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Review Count: 171
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

When we arrived there was no one in the booth. Good thing I had printed up our info so we knew where to park. We were never contacted and Rangers drove past. There is NO shade for the very most part. It was so hot we left a day early. The price show reflects the Park fee (we have an annual so it was not an issue from that standpoint). We would not stay there again. We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
62
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
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 133
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 49

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

James M Robb Colorado River State Park Island Acres is a Colorado State Park just outside Palisade, Colorado. It is in De Beque Canyon of the Colorado River and offers beautiful canyon views. We were in 50A full hookup site 61 for 5 nights. The sites are spacious. Nice walking trails. The negatives are highway noise from I-70 and train noise. Both pass through the narrow canyon next to the park. We would stay here again. We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
61
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

We drove up to the Grand Mesa National Forest to Lands End for spectacular views of the valley. We also visited Colorado National Monument outside Grand Junction and Fruita, Colorado. Beautiful drive on Rim Rock Road. We enjoyed fresh Palisade peaches. Grand Junction is 15 miles from the park and offers groceries, restaurants and Walmart.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Sites are adequate but the bathroom and shower facilities were filthy. Toilet close to our site was filled with swarms of black flies. Totally unusable! On exiting park on morning of departure was rudely accosted by park ranger. Will never stay here again and will not recommend!!! We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Loop A Site 13
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 75
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 7

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

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. We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
D62
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Take a 44 mile drive East to Rifle, CO. Nice little town with friendly people and try the Shooter's Grill. Friendly service, great prices, and delicious home cooking--you won't be disappointed.

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Review Count: 102
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 35

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Loop D 62
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Colorado National Monument is absolutely beautiful. If you plan to hike (highly recommend), start early in the morning and plan carefully (proper shoes, sunscreen, water-water-water and more water, nutrition, etc). It's very hot and dry in mid-June. Don't underestimate the sun and heat.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

While traveling through Colorado and Utah we stayed here for three nights. Like all Colorado State Parks we've stayed, sites are a nice sized and impeccably clean. The site was fully serviced with trees separating the sites. The only negatives were poor cell phone service. I found AT&T worked better than Verizon. We didn't have wifi but not a big deal. The only complaint we had was proximity to the interstate; sitting outside the trailer there was a lot of highway noise.

We would stay here again if traveling through the area. We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

We spent the night here on our way to California. We were surprised about the great full service site we got for $24 plus $7 park fee. A great value! the motor home sites are spacious, level and each site has a fire pit and a shelter. Would stay here again if we had a chance. We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Our rate was for site with electric plus $7 fee for daily park pass. Just off I-70 but road noise not as issue. Mostly back-in, but some pull-through. One mile walking path along the Colorado River with signs identifying local foliage. We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Staff helpful, friendly. Site beautiful. Best day fishing I ever had, hooking 25 fish in 3 hours. Colorado heaven. We camped at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park / Island Acres Section in a Tent.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
40
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Fish, fish, fish. Then eat fish, fish, fish.

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