22 Parks near Penrose, Colorado
Mar 2012 - $20.00
Very quiet with friendly staff. Secure site with locked gate and onsite camp host. You do need to have a generator because there is no electric hookup. All in all a very nice stay. - 2yoopers
Aug 2015 - $26.00
Called him at the last minute and he confirmed a space. He led us on 3 wheeler to a spot since there is no map and no numbered spaces. Cranked up antenna to get stations at Pueblo and Colorado Springs. Super nice guy.
There were many trees and routes around them and it was pretty quiet. Restrooms/showers and laundry room were great. Full hookups were super easy. No pool but good views of the area (and prairie dogs). Coyote sang one night. Highway nearby not nearly as noisy as other parks. Park had signs on the highway and was easy to find. - John M_Wichita
Jul 2016 - $13.00
This is a nice campground in between Canon City and Pueblo West on US 50, MM 298.
The interior roads and sites are on packed gravel and are fairly level. The utility box contains 50/30/15 amp electrical service. The voltage was strong - hovering around 122 volts. The water and utility box is located on the appropriate side. The sewer is located at the back of the site. There are 7 W/E and 7 dry sites, the rest of the sites are FHU.
All sites are pull-thrus and can accommodate a large rig. The well water contains a lot of iron and the owners recommend either using sediment filter or fill your water tanks before arrival. Each site has a picnic table and there is a large dog run. The campground WiFi reception was strong (at least from our site). Verizon air card and cell phone reception was good.
The office has a book exchange and number of DVDs to borrow. The bathrooms are clean but in need of remodeling. Each bathroom has 3 showers. There is also a pool that is not heated but very refreshing. The laundry room has (3) washers at $1.50 per load and (3) dryers at $1.50.
This is a great park for an overnight stay. We would come back to this campground if we were in the area. We have a 32 foot 5th wheel. - adsaxs
Jul 2016 - $30.00
This is a family friendly park with a pool, playground, and pet area. The owners are very friendly and helpful. We had difficulty with our electrical box. It was fixed almost immediately after we reported it. We don't use the facilities, but the park itself is clean, and everything worked well-even the wifi. Although the park is about 20 miles off Highway 25, we would definitely stay here if in the area again. - Brenda D
Jun 2016 - $30.00
Sites were large. No shade, all gravel roads and sites. Nancy was very helpful and super nice. Laundry room clean and price was right. We stayed for a week for 197.41 including taxes. On Hwy 50 between West Pueblo and Colorado Springs. Convenient to a lot of attraction. - milodog
May 2015 - $30.00
We're here over Memorial Day weekend and arrived here with a few surprises because the website sells the place pretty well. The dirt road getting back here is super washed out and tricky for any low clearance trailer, car or camper. We arrived late and there are virtually no lights here nor was there late arrival information. We just picked a spot and hoped for the best. There is little grass, mostly dirt. The "solar heated pool" was not open. And we expected to be able to hike or walk the fossil area, only to find out after arrival this requires an escort and there is a fee. Another drawback were the "long term" campers, although the place was cleaner and more tidy than other campgrounds with tenants. The people working were kind enough to not charge for our first night late arrival and seemed overall pretty nice. If you're looking for a place to park, hang out and maybe hit the hills, this is probably your place. - kpieper876
Apr 2014 - $14.00
Price is based on the full-hookup monthly rate. If you are looking for continual activities, water park, playgrounds, and miniature golf, this may not be the campground for you. If you are into quiet laid-back mountain views with plenty of trails to stroll among Rocky Mountain junipers and pinion pines, this unique family-run campground on a working ranch might well be just what you are looking for. The local birds include several varieties of hummingbirds, scrub jays, mountain chickadees, canyon and spotted towhees, and pink sided and red backed juncos. Nearby fields are alive with prairie dogs, mountain bluebirds, and the occasional road runner. The campground is well laid out with small trees near most campsites. The bathroom/shower area is clean and inviting as is the pool that is heated by a solar array. Well-behaved, non-aggressive dogs are welcome. Satellite television works well, the Verizon hotspot has no signal, but the camp Wifi is sufficient for browsing and emails. Phone signals are iffy but our Wilson signal booster gives a reasonable signal on AT&T phones. This is the high desert on a working cattle ranch so there may be some dust at times and a few cattle might wander through the campground. They are gentle beasts that add to the ambiance of the place without paying much attention to the campers. The a mile long dirt road once you turn into the ranch gate is a bit bumpy but easily managed by any size rig. We’ve camped throughout the United States and this particular campsite in this campground ranks among the top 3 campsites that we’ve occupied in our travels. We would definitely come back if we are in this area again. We are camping here in a travel trailer. Our original intent was stay here for the month of April, however, we’ve liked it so well we have extended our stay through the month of May. Still here enjoying springtime in the Rockies! - Kate
May 2011 - $29.00
Advertised as having Wi-Fi but it was not available and this was one of our reasons for choosing this park. The staff was friendly and helpful, but since Wi-Fi was a requirement for us (cell phones did not work either), we chose not to stay the full month as we intended. While this park was pet friendly it was almost too friendly. Dogs were off leash and were not picked up after which spoiled the surroundings. It is remote and quiet and has a beautiful pool. - snarkey
Sep 2015 - $35.00
Although the showers and restrooms were clean and the people in the office were friendly, this place was dusty with horse stables next to us, and a junky camper that looked like a permanent fixture a few sites down. Probably will look elsewhere next time through. - Colorado Vagabond
Apr 2015 - $35.00
20, 30 amp outlets were not in good working order. Sewer receptacle was not conveniently located. Small sites. Mainly long term tenants and OLD units. No patio area. - Icfman
Mar 2015 - $30.00
Campground is no frills and very reasonable on a monthly basis. No amenities except for a bath house, which was extremely old and worn but kept very clean. Camp hosts very helpful and friendly. Mostly permanent residents but there are a couple of sites for travelers. - clongest
Jul 2016 - $47.00
These people know how to do a first class CG! Pea gravel roads and sites. On site office/store is well stocked with munchies and dry goods that you might have run out of. Nice laundry, playground, and immaculacy landscaped high dessert style. No problems with power or water. I was going to take some pictures to post here, but the pictures and video on their website would do a better job of showing the amenities and facilities. I opted for a crescent shaped pull thru that had sufficient trees to provide afternoon shade, but I did have to put out my external sat antenna a few feet from the rig. But there are lots more nice sites to choose from where satellite signals aren't blocked. Their website page will allow you to click on a site and see photos of it which takes the guessing out of the selection process. Again, that's first class. Nice rec/computer/game room. Nightly rate may be a bit high for some, but you get what you pay for. I usually stay at another nice CG in the Colorado Springs area, but this one will be the replacement from now on. My only negative, which is not in the control of the CG, is that Verizon cell signal was almost non existent. - RLM
Jul 2016 - $45.00
I think the owners out a lot of work into this park and it shows. Best wireless we have seen, but make sure to ask which wireless your spot should use.
We had to switch sites because while our site was advertised as good satellite, it's only good if your dish is located on the front. That said, the owner was so accommodating! The site we stayed at was double (almost triple) of other sites and this is one site that truly is big rig friendly.
My recommendation would be that when you book your site, be specific about your needs and they will do their best to assign the right spot for you.
There are a few items that impacted the "9" rating instead of a 10: it is extremely far from Colorado Springs proper, no grass whatsoever (tough for dogs, even with a dog run which is dirt), the water pressure was very low, and the lack of cell service. The owners couldn't help the first and last issues but with the latter, it is a known issue and would've helped knowing about it when we booked. There were workarounds with the latter but we spent a couple of hours getting Skype working (wish we actually read these reviews first and we could have set up at our leisure rather than spending it right after driving and setting up). Others in the campground were actually complaining about AT&T when I went in to ask about the same.
Again, it taught us to be very specific about our needs before arriving rather than assuming based on reviews. - Kamnel
Jul 2016 - $47.00
beautiful place, trees, deer, rabbits and very friendly people. Site great, wifi great, cable good. would stay here again. - kimble
Cañon City, CO 81212, USA Canon City, Colorado 81212 (map) | (866) 341-7875
Sites: 129 | Latest Rate: $14.00 | 11 Reviews
Jul 2016 - $14.00
We just spent three nights at Echo Canyon and had a great time!
Our site had no shade trees, but was very large, although the neighbors on two sides were very close, and even though the site wasn't level, it only took a couple of extra minutes to get set up.
We were not looking for swimming pools and hot tubs . . . just a nice place to spend a few days relaxing.
And that is exactly what we did!
The highway and the helicopter noise didn't bother me in the least.
The WiFi was great for checking email, but not good for trying to stream movies, TV, or music. But really, I've never been to an RV park that can handle that kind of stuff on their WiFi.
Next time we go to the Royal Gorge we will stay at Echo Canyon again! - John_D
Jul 2010 - $27.00
I will start with the positives first. The hosts are very nice people, you can see some of the Royal Gorge bridge, not far from Royal Gorge Park and Buckskin Joe, and there is some space between the sites. Negatives: The dog leash rule is not enforced by the hosts. While here a group of people camping never had their dogs on leashes. The owners saw this and at one point the smaller dog wandered up to hosts home and hosts brought the dog back asking if dog belonged to them. When told yes, NOTHING was said to them about keeping dogs on leash! Not safe for other people or dogs no matter how friendly the dogs are. WiFi was close to non-existent. Never got above low or no connection even going to pavillion close to dish. The bar across the street has a live band on the weekend and music goes until midnight. Across the street is the helipad for the helicoptor tours. On good days it doesn't stop. Unless you have your own satelittle you will not get TV reception. The sites are decent size but not level so bring blocks and it is dirt with some gravel. If you are close to the road you will definitely have road noise. The campground is for sale so I would not expect improvements. - petpeople
Apr 2010 - $30.00
You can see the Royal Gorge bride from the camp. Park has a nice hostess and host. Does have WiFi, but it's a bit weak when more than 300 feet from office. Sites are decently level, but relatively close together. - stetwood
Pueblo, Colorado (map) | (719) 561-9320
Sites: 312 | Latest Rate: $20.00 | 2 Reviews
Jun 2014 - $20.00
Beautiful park with large sites overlooking Lake Pueblo. There is no access to swim in the lake except at a swimming beach, which is several miles away. Each site has a paved pad with a fire ring and sheltered (top and one side) over a table. There is a $7 daily use fee in addition to the camping fee. Many of the sites are pull-through. There is a paved bike path throughout the park, which has several other campgrounds. - SideBySiders
Apr 2013 - $20.00
This is one of three campgrounds in Pueblo Lake State Park. This one does have electric hookups as well as flush toilets and showers (not available in winter months). We enjoyed our stay here. The views from our site and overlooking the cliffs were fantastic. This is a very dry region, so not much green grass or trees. The sites are very large, and some can accomodate big rigs and boat trailers with ease. Note, rate does not reflect $7.00 entry fee into park. - Fitzjohnfan
Jul 2016 - $59.00
This is another one of those camps that calls itself a resort, but is definitely not a resort. We booked a pull through with the husband who handed us to his wife to complete booking, which was a painful process due to noise in their reception area. Having been told to wait for an escort to our site, they forgot about us and after 20 odd minutes and a reminder, we received an apology for this, we then ended up with a back in by the highway, looking at a fence. To the Manager's credit they did give us some money for supper that night as an apology for forgetting to escort us. The sites are tidy, reasonably large and have nice concrete pads/patios. However, this is where the resort bit ends - there are no amenities other than the very old small & crappy bathrooms with only two showers, one in the men's out of order and two toilets, one in the ladies out of order. To top this off, as our site was by the office, one of the long term residents felt it was okay to walk through our site several times during our stay. The road noise started at around 4am but if you have a site further down the hill away from the highway it would be okay. - Kiwigirl
Jul 2016 - $52.00
This park is well kept and clean. Sites and roads are all gravel. Some sites have nice concrete slabs for picnic table. Staff was always friendly and helpful. There is no over-the-air television, nor cable so you are dependent on your own satellite service. There are trees but very few shaded sites. We had lots of wind anywhere from 10-30 mph so rarely were able to keep our patio awning out. Canon City is 7 miles away. - User1828
Jul 2016 - $51.00
This is a very nice campground with gravel roads and pads. It has a huge entrance right on US 50, and is close to Royal Gorge and about 8 miles from Canon City and shopping. We had a nice premium back-in site with a concrete patio, picnic table, and fire pit. While the site was long enough, we had to be careful of the log marking the site in back when we leveled. The park has wide roads which made navigation easy, and no large trees to interfere with satellite. We found the wifi to work very well for us. We will stay here again if we are in the area. - SMorin
Oct 2015 - $25.00
We made a reservation and were told they would save it for us even though we were coming in after dark. Were told to call and would get checked in. Did that, then the lady says she will lead us to our spot. That sounds good right? WRONG...she took us out and around the horse pens and put us between two trailer trash spots, weeds in our spot, next to the arena for the night. The horses neighed into the night. One neighbor started his pallet project with chainsaw early in the morning. No Internet, after being told yes they had Internet. The signal doesn't reach the horse pasture! Upon leaving we inquired why no Internet and why were we put out in the horse pasture. He said they were full up and sorry about the Internet. There did seem to be several places that were not filled. Maybe they left at the crack of dawn! I would never ever recommend this place. - Emtnest
Jun 2015 - $18.00
We did not use any of the common facilities. We were only here for one night and it was adequate for one nights stay. The only real negative for us was the pad did not have enough gravel so when it rained that night it was very muddy. Dirt roads made things dusty. Although there appeared to be a lot of permanent renters they were friendly and very helpful when we had an issue with the trailer. I would stay here again. - Bichon 2
Aug 2014 - $25.00
I need to say this: We did not stay here for this reason. We called three days in a row. The young lady that answered could not tell us if they had a site available, when they would have a site, or if they would ever have a site. All she could do was state "We will call you if a site opens up"! We finally drove to the park only to discover that this is not a RV park! It is a long term haven for RVs that are in very poor condition. - tomlandis54