21 Parks near Ridgway, Colorado
Jul 2015 - $20.00
This is a great setting for a park. The sites are spacious. They are electric only sites and although there is a water hydrant, it isn't very easily accessible. We had some water on board so did not use it. Also, if you want a dump station you have to drive about 6 miles west to another park entrance and up a dirt road about a mile. The park is fairly well kept. It is sad to see all the beetle kill that has taken so many of the trees, but there isn't much that can be done about that. Also didn't care for the fire pits which were so deep, you really couldn't feel the heat from the fire. I'm sure this is to protect from wildfires, but just not very usable. - jacknpeg
Jun 2014 - $17.00
Due to beetle kill, the campground has few trees but lots of nice grasses. Nice trails available. Pit toilets, no showers. Nice lake with good fishing but lots of mosquitoes especially in the evening. Found a nice geocache. To see moose, get up early and take the Gould trail that leads to a meadow. No dump station at this campground; one is located at the North Michigan entrance. Be sure to visit the Moose Center...you can hike to it from the campground. - katinfoco
Jun 2013 - $20.00
This used to be a favorite but now the trees are all gone and the service is not what it used to be. Evidently, since the Dept. of Wildlife took over the Colo. St. Parks, sevice and upkeep have gone downhill. The only amenity is electricity and firepits. One outhouse and one water faucet is all there is. We found out from a camper that the fish had all died of winterkill and the DOW had not re-stocked it yet. We won't return! - number one
Jul 2016 - $48.00
The good is the people were friendly, the grounds were clean and the restrooms were very clean. Otherwise this campground was not spectacular. The sites were all gravel except for some patches of grass. All sites had a table and firepit. There are lots of trees, and scenery is beautiful. Internet was strong but so slow. There was no pool - unusual for a KOA. There was no cable TV - sad, but not unusual. They have breakfast everyday - worth avoiding. They have BBQ on weekends - just so-so. Pizza on Mon/Tue was decent. They have music on weekends - bring your cowboy hat and boots and expect to dance and have fun. I rate this place average. Many KOAs are better, but there is little competition any better in the area; and there are several, Their rates are pricey by about $15. I would try another campground if I visit again. - Scot671
Jun 2016 - $44.00
CG 5 miles north of Ouray actually. Typical KOA with lots of amenities - meals for purchase, recreation areas, etc. Large bathrooms with plenty of showers and stalls. Very nice staff. Lots of trees. Wonderful to hear the creek/river running near our site, although our site was a little tight. We would stay again. - Jolly Out There
Jun 2016 - $54.00
This is the best rv park in Ouray. The others are just parking spaces right on the highway. This park is beautifully situated among trees with mountain views, and is off the highway. It is fairly quiet, especially at night. Sites are a bit close, but we had a patch of grass next to our site. No pool and no cable tv. WiFi is hit or miss, but Verizon signal was consistent. In my opinion, it's just overpriced. - Arizona Nancy
Jul 2016 - $30.00
I can see why people like this state park, but our experience wasn't the best. We were in the Pa-Co-Chu-Puk campground, where there are full hookups (but only 30A power). I had made a reservation five months in advance, and specifically selected a north-facing site, so we would have afternoon shade on our patio. When we arrived at the park, there was a seasonal employee in the reserved site. I contacted a campground host, who said we had been assigned a site across the road. Of course, this site was south-facing, so we had hot sun on our patio side. Sometimes when this happens we will sit on the driver's side, but on this side there were large, thick bushes that came right to the side of our coach. It also didn't help that this site was right next to the paved path to the other side of the loop, where kids rode their scooters all day. - Ray Z
Jul 2016 - $30.00
This is my third time to stay here at Pa Co Chu Puk, the only section with full hookups. Each time I enjoy it more and more. The $30 per night reflects having the annual Colorado State Park pass, otherwise there is a $7 a day entrance fee as well. I bought the annual pass for $75. It's well worth it and paid for itself the two weeks there, as well as the many other state parks we stay at in Colorado. We had a spot next to the river and it was absolutely beautiful. There is plenty of spacious area between campsites and trees for privacy. There are beautiful nature trails right in the park being in the foothills area of the San Juan mountains. The camp hosts do an outstanding job keeping things neat and orderly. Proximity to Ouray and Telluride is another great feature. I wish Colorado State Parks would let you stay more than two weeks at a stretch, I would stay here all summer I'd they would allow it. Make your reservation well in advance (up to 6 months ahead) as it stays full during the summer months. There usually is no camping available here without reservations, and it stays full all the time. - Casita Vagabond
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Another fantastic Colorado State Park. Plenty of room for the largest rigs and easily navigable roads throughout the park. Easy hook ups, and everything is clean. Our reserved site unfortunately had the table and fire ring on the wrong side for our trailer, but that did not stop us from enjoying our site. This park is a great deal, and a great park with a beautiful lake, river, hiking, biking. . .and lots more. Very close to other amazing sights and attractions as well. - PleasantSurprise
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Overall very good, very crowded. But summer in Ouray is expected. Has large, wide, long spaces. Was gravel only, but easy access. - papa2
Jun 2016 - $55.00
One of our favorite parks ever. Friendly and super helpful owners and staff, and the greatest location. We chose a premium site which is right by the Uncompahgre River, and you can hear the rushing waters this time of year the moment you open your door. Great wifi, clean facilities, and within walking distance to town. We walked along the river several times a day as we made our way to the cute little town of Ouray. No bugs, AMAZING scenery, full hookups, close to town (about a 12 minute walk). Sites are gravel and fairly level. I can't say enough good things about this place, and we look forward to returning! - MikulasGoneAgain!
Sep 2015 - $48.00
This park is under new ownership and they have increased the rates for the park. Not worth the value of the increase for what you get a gravel field with pedestals on the main highway. The laundry has old machines sitting around and not operational. - birdbrains
Jul 2016 - $26.00
This is the most awesome RV and tent park I've been in. One block to Main Street and plenty of trees for tent camping. The management was super helpful and accommodating.
Many sites are right on the river and there are grassy areas. No AT&T phone reception, but that is for the whole town of Ouray. Verizon does work though. Wifi works well at times, but sometimes the only place to get reception is close to the office on a bench that is nearby.
The park is beautiful. It's busy, but there seems to be a good community spirit. Besides that, Ouray is surreal in itself. - Kathryn jacobson
Oct 2015 - $36.00
Check in person was pleasant and helpful. As stated, gravel parking, no grass for dogs, water and electric was good. Sites are close together but since it was off season the management only rented every other site which gave us plenty of room. I feel it is overpriced for what it is, but I suppose they have a limited amount of time to make their yearly money. From what I could see around town, this was as good if not better than the other parks. - cubadoug
Aug 2015 - $40.00
I agree with all other reviews. Spaces too tight, busy gravel road along most sights. But also location is great; right in town; awesome views; incredible hikes; hot springs walking distance. Cut our stay short because we couldn't enjoy our site like we wanted to. - durham4926
Sep 2015 - $11.00
There are some sites that are suitable for small trailers -- not big rigs. Campground is very well located, directly above (literally) Ouray. Great views. Shady and cool. If you are not sure you can fit in here, better to scout the sites without your trailer first. - Prof Dan
Jun 2016 - $38.00
Stayed 4 nights. Very central to see Montrose, Ouray, Silverton, and Telluride. Would definitely stay again. This park is right off Hwy 550 so is fairly noisy during the day. But by sundown the traffic drops to near zero so is great to sit outside and enjoy the evening. We noted 2 negatives. One being the daytime traffic noise, but this could be reduced by requesting a site near the back. The second is that all lots are paired so that you face your neighbor. We just do not care for this layout and would not have stayed here except that since they were not busy they gave us a site with no one on the opposing side. Staff was very friendly, gave us an escort to our site, and checked back after we had hooked up to see if every thing was OK. - HR650
May 2016 - $27.00
We really enjoyed this park. Nice level and long gravel sites. The way it is configured is that you park side to side but not looking into your neighbors rig. Nice size grassy area with picnic tables. The park only had about 10 other people there at this time of year so that made it even better. Wifi was excellent. Only OTA TV and very few stations. The park is about 10 miles from Montrose which is a perfect size town and has everything you would need. Ridgway State Park is 5 miles away and the town of Ouray is about 10 more miles past that. - akeller156
Sep 2015 - $28.00
This well-maintained park is ten miles south of Montrose, with beautiful views of the San Juan and Uncompahgre mountains. Sites are large with some grass between them. WiFi was robust. Row ends are best for satellite dishes. Rate reflects a 3-for-2-day special. Managers are enthusiastic off-roaders who will sugggest trips in the area. - Mtmoi
Jul 2016 - $52.00
Like others have said, very basic, no frills rv park. Sites are uneven and leveling took some time. We were put in an area very far away from anything. After awhile it appeared all pet owners were in this are which is ok.
What irritated me most was the check in. The employee read all the rules line by line and had me sign at the bottom. Felt like I was in 3rd grade again. To make it worse, her husband drove up the next morning and handed us some rules about the speed limit again. When advised we had the briefing, he smiled and blamed the rules on the park owners who were in the park that same time. Not a problem, just demeaning.
The best part of the park wss the location. We were minutes from area attractions. Probably will not stay here again. - sfretts
Jul 2016 - $48.00
This park should not be a Jellystone Park. We travel full-time all over the country and have visited many Jellystones. They tend to cost more than other places we stay, but usually the cost is justified by the fun amenities they offer. This park is just a regular, no-frills RV park that is not at all like other Jellystones. The worst part was they didn't even have a pool open until 6/24 while most parks have a pool open from Memorial Day to Labor Day at a minimum. The week we were there the temps were in the upper 90s yet no pool to cool off in. Since we travel full-time and typically stay at state parks where we are not usually able to receive packages, we always look forward to catching up on our mail and deliveries when we stay at an RV park because they typically allow you to have packages delivered. Not this one! What a disappointment to find out I could not get caught up on deliveries while staying there, especially considering the price we were paying to stay at this "no frills" park. We were there with a rally of other traveling families, and one of the families helped the manager get the laser tag guns working. We thought that since they did not have a pool or anything else for us to do, maybe they would at least get laser tag working. Then we find out they are going to charge extra to play that. Seriously? The park is already overpriced for what you get, the pool wasn't open despite the heat, and now you're going to charge extra for laser tag? No thank you! Like I said before, we've been to many Jellystone Parks, and several had laser tag, bounce pads, waterslides, splash pads, etc., and they didn't even charge extra for those amenities. It was all included in the price we paid to stay there. Well for some reason this Jellystone doesn't see the need to provide any amenities and if they do, they want you to pay extra for it. If you are looking for a park with lots of fun things for your kids to do, look somewhere else. - Love2Camp777
Mar 2015 - $48.00
If you come here during times that night temps are below freezing, you must bring winter protection for THEIR spigots and pipes. They do not protect their own water spigots from freezing. If you do not have this they will turn off your water. This is an expensive park, and I really don't think customers should be required to provide winter protection for their equipment. - Judi D
Jun 2013 - $46.00
This CG is now a Jellystone Park campground. Clean facilities and well laid out. Close proximity to Montrose. The hosts went out of their way to include our children in camp activities (hay rides, nature walks, crafts, etc. Very nice people for sure. Clean laundry facilities, showers, and bathrooms. Game room was more my speed- pool tables, ping pong, shuffleboard (not a bunch of video games) kept the kids busy. The pull through sites are easy to get in and out of. Most of the trees are fairly young and will take a few years to provide large amounts of shade. Most of the sites are wide open which was ok. It seems like new ownership and they are working hard (and doing a good job) of keeping the place up. Nice clean playground with picnic areas. Unfortunately a fire ban was in effect so no campfires, but they do have community set ups for it. My only gripe was the pool water temp. I presume it was early enough in the season and they had not gotten the system up and running at full speed. Water temps were 68-69*F. Rather chilly by my standards, but the kids still put up with it. Plenty of things to see in the surrounding mountains, kept us busy for a week. Would come here again. - scottykrug
Jul 2012 - $37.00
Friendly staff, clean bathrooms and showers. The pool and hot tub were also well maintained. We stayed and attended the Night Vision festival in Olathe, CO. We will stay again for next year’s festival. Rate was with AAA discount. - Bayfield Family Campers
Jul 2010 - $31.00
New owners trying very hard to improve this park. From long term residents I understand that previous owners let the park deteriorate badly. We found the owner to be friendly, the sites were very large, WiFi worked, got a few local TV stations using our rig's antenna. Conveniently located for anyone who wants to see Ouray, Silverton or Telluride but doesn't not want to take their big rigs to those locations. We hope that the new owner is successful in building back the clientel who used to enjoy this convenient location. We would stay here again should we ever return to the Montrose area. - lonroberts
Aug 2015 - $40.00
Side by side sites, host was very good on assigning you site as long as there was a space open did not place a camper nest to you. Is a quiet campground locater north of town. Spent two days at campground. Need to pay by check or cash does not take credit or debt card. Has a large area for family reunions cabins available. Would stay there again. - Roger from boise
Jul 2015 - $16.00
Rate shown is monthly and electricity was added to this. The location is great if you want to be close to town (which is why we chose it)...and it's nice to be on the river. The sites are all gravel and extremely tight, even sharing the water line. There is no office, just one of the full time residents that checks you in. Those folks are nice, but the owner is quite a difficult person. The park is just minimally maintained. Bring cash or check, as they don't take credit cards. - silverqueen
Jul 2015 - $40.00
No office, but a golf cart mobile check-in. As discussed by phone, cash or check only.
Friendly guy on duty escorted us to our small site (side-by-side). We had to share one picnic table with one neighbor and one sewer connection with the other. I hate side-by-side sites with strangers, especially when door-to-door distance is about 15 ft.
Only ten sites are available at the actual river side, rest of the sites are situated on one big gravel 'parking lot', with trees providing some shade.
No restrooms and showers.
Park is nearby highway, but quit day and night and situated along a nice fast flowing (at this time anyway) stream.
Wi-Fi excellent, strong signal and fast.
We found the price of $ 42 high, compared to other camp grounds in Montrose with more and better amenities. - Bluesbirdy